MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L DSLR & Laptop Backpack (Charcoal)
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- MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L Backpack - Seamless Rain Cover - MindShift Gear Lifetime Limited Warranty
- Adjustable torso length fits small to large body types
- Robust, comfortable and contoured harness system with 11 adjustment points
- Sized for domestic or international travel
- Tablet or laptop fits into front pocket (fits up to 15" laptop or 12" tablet)
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The FirstLight 30L backpack is designed for traveling outdoor photographers. Built for extended days of travel, the pack is carry on compatible*, making it easier to get to your destination. Plus, this high capacity backpack is comfortable enough for a long day on the trail. *Check with your airline for their current carry-on requirements Additional Features Dedicated 3L hydration pocket on side (30L & 40L only) Includes tripod/monopod mounting system on front or side Better weight distribution for a more comfortable load enables easier all day use on the trail Seamless rain cover (included) doubles as a ground cloth When attached, rain cover allows small to medium tripods to be carried on front or side positions 2 front stuff pockets for travel or trail essentials: extra layers, a light jacket, headlamp, gloves, chargers Adjustable high-density closed-cell foam dividers for large telephoto lenses, traditional photo gear or personal items Large water bottle or accessory pocket with drains and cinch cord for security Top zippered pocket for quick access to essentials Ballistic nylon bottom panel for durability in harsh environments Shaped aluminum torso stay for additional support Grab handles on 2 sides make it easy to hoist into an overhead bin, car, or trunk Interior mesh pockets for storing filters, batteries, cables, etc. Side compression straps with locking SR buckles for additional lash points Shoulder straps and waist belt wrap to front for compact storage in overhead compartment Whistle integrated into sternum strap buckle Compatible with MindShift Tripod Suspension Kit, Lens Switch Case and the filter cases Specifications: Exterior Dimensions: 12” W x 19” H x 8.7” D (30.5 x 48.3 x 22 cm) Interior Dimensions: 11.2” W x 18.1”H x 7.1” D (28.5 x 46 x 18 cm) Front Pocket: fits up to 15” laptop Weight: 5.4lb (2.4kg) Volume: 30 Liters Color: Charcoal
Top Customer Reviews
FirstLight 30L is a backpack for photographers that is specially designed for outdoors photographers who often have large lenses to carry. The interior of the bag is spacious enough to accommodate a full frame body with a 70-200mm zoom lens attached, leaving extra space for other lenses and accessories. The interior compartment is very easy to reconfigure if you wish to have a larger lens, such as a big 500mm f/4.0, and still have room for some other accessories.
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This bag is easy to manipulate, with a handle on the top and on one of the sides. On the side with the handle, there’s a small pocket for a water bottle. You can attach a tripod or monopod on the side without a handle, or on the front of the bag using hidden under velcro straps and pocket. You can also buy separately MindShift’s Tripod Suspension Kit if you prefer. There’s also a pocket on the side for a 3L hydration reservoir with a hole for the sipping tube. The rain cover is included with the bag and can be used as a groundcloth when required, and if it’s being used to cover the bag, it will still allow you to carry a small tripod.
A small front pocket is available to store small items. I personally used it to hold my camera strap. Another larger pocket with access from the top can hold up to a 15” laptop or a large tablet. When I tried putting my MacBook Pro with retina display into the pocket after the bag was full of large lenses, I found that this dedicated pocket was too small for it, but my iPad 4 fits just fine. This pocket is not very padded, so I would consider using it with a laptop or tablet only when traveling, not when hiking.
I really appreciate the zippers with their large green loops. The rear of MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L has a velcro adjustable torso length to better fit your body size. The back of the bag is well padded for extra comfort, and is designed to help air flow on your upper body. The shoulder straps are very comfortable, while a belt helps maintain the bag tight to your waist. The belt has some extra straps on it that can be used to attach accessories using Think Tank’s Photo Modular Component or with the Lens Switch Case.
The FirstLight series is available in three sizes from 20L (which does not have the hydration reservoir on the side), the 30L I described in this review, and a 40L size to carry even larger lenses. The price may look high at first, but when you touch and use it, you’ll see why. All materials used to construct this bag are top quality and water repellent, which is very important in outdoor photography. I used it for some long walks this summer in high temperature weather, and I did not suffer from the weight of carrying most of my gear, or have my back be sweaty. I recommend MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L to anyone who frequently travels and wants most of their gear with them all the time.
MyMac Review Rating: 8 out of 10