Santa Rosa, CA—Working in partnership with renowned wildlife photographer Moose Peterson, MindShift Gear updated the three classic Moose Peterson backpacks. Initially designed for wildlife and safari photographers, the backpacks feature a three-compartment layout that helps protect gear from the elements.
Moreover, the Moose Pack series, MP-1, MP-5 and MP-7, is available in three sizes. The backpacks can carry up to three DSLR camera bodies with telephoto lenses attached—up to 600mm f/4. As a result, photographers are ready to capture wildlife at any distance without changing lenses or exposing the sensor to the elements.
In addition, the backpacks feature the same “Moose Ear” flaps that close automatically, protecting camera gear from dust, spray and debris common in wildlife photography. And because nature photographers often travel to remote locations, the packs are designed to meet airline carry-on requirements and fit in the overhead compartments of smallest regional jets.
“Moose Peterson backpacks are renowned for serving the needs of traveling photographers,” said Doug Murdoch, CEO and lead designer. “It has been a joy collaborating with him on bringing these classic designs back to the marketplace. While their design and materials have been enhanced, the designs of all three backpacks retain Moose’s original vision.”
Other Shared Features
Other features include: a tuck-away harness system with removable waist belt to streamline the bag when loading it in a train, plane or automobile (MP-1/MP-3); a tripod/monopod mounting system on the side and front; a flap guard to protect the front zippers; RC Fuse YKK zippers; and also a dual-density foam padded shoulder harness, cushioned with air mesh. There are also zippered side pockets to fit full-size flashes (MP-7) and a stretch water bottle pocket that accommodates a 32-ounce bottle.
The packs are constructed of durable 600D and 420D nylon, and a seam-sealed rain cover/drop cloth is included. All exterior fabric has a water-repellent coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating.
Moose Peterson Backpack Gear Capacity
Moose Peterson MP-7 V2.0
This backpack can hold one gripped body attached to a 70–200mm f/2.8 lens as well as two ungripped bodies with primes attached, two flashes and accessories. Or it can handle one gripped body and one ungripped body with 70–200mm f/2.8, 24–70mm f/2.8 and 14–24mm f/2.8 (or 16–35mm f/2.8) lenses, a 2x teleconverter, two flashes as well as accessories. The maximum lens size is a 200mm f/2 attached to a gripped body.
External Dimensions: 15×15.5×8 inches. Weight: 3.3 pounds with dividers and accessories. SRP: $199.99.
Moose Peterson MP-3 V2.0
It’s designed to fit three gripped DSLRs with lenses attached, 1–2 additional lenses and 1–2 flashes and accessories. Or it can also handle
three gripped bodies and one ungripped body detached from lenses, 4–5 standard zoom lenses, 1–2 flashes, a 2x teleconverter and accessories. In addition, the maximum lens size is a 600mm f/4 detached or 500mm f/4 lens attached to a gripped body.
External Dimensions: 14x20x8 inches. Weight: 4.6 pounds with dividers and accessories. SRP: $279.99.
Moose Peterson MP-1 V2.0
It can fit three gripped DSLRs with lenses attached, 3–5 additional lenses, a 2x teleconverter, 1–2 flashes and also accessories. Or it can hold three gripped bodies as well as one ungripped body detached from the lens, 7–8 standard zoom lenses, 1–2 flashes, a 2x teleconverter and accessories. Moreover, the maximum lens size is a detached 800mm.
External Dimensions: 14x23x8 inches. Weight: 5.1 pounds with dividers and accessories. SRP: $349.99. mindshiftgear.com