Santa Rosa, CA—UltraLight photo backpacks from MindShift Gear offer side-panel designs for quick access to cameras, lenses and accessories without taking off the bag. The line consists of the UltraLight Sprint 16L, UltraLight Dual 25L and UltraLight Dual 36L.
The backpacks also have space for personal belongings, zippered storage and a hydration reservoir. Additional features include an integrated tripod mounting system and breathable shoulder straps. For water resistance, all exterior fabric has a water-repellent coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating.
The packs also feature YKK Fuse zippers, 100D nylon shadow rip-stop, 420D high-density nylon, 210D velocity nylon, 320G UltraStretch mesh, 350G airmesh, nylon webbing and three-ply bonded nylon thread. All interiors include, high-density closed-cell foam.
The UltraLight Dual 25L and UltraLight Dual 36L include a removable camera compartment. A shoulder strap can be worn separately when users wish to drop the full pack and take a lighter bag.
“All aspects of the UltraLight backpacks were refined with weight in mind, including lightweight fabric, thinner webbing, lighter buckles and shoulder straps with less padding,” said Doug Murdoch, MindShift Gear’s CEO and lead designer. “This allows the outdoor enthusiast to be able to go farther and faster as they are not weighed down by their pack.”
UltraLight Sprint 16L. This pack can hold one large (un-gripped) mirrorless body and one to two standard zoom lenses or primes, or a compact DSLR and one to two lenses. In addition, it fits up a 10-inch tablet or most 1.5 liter hydration reservoirs. External dimensions: 9.8×18.5×5.9 inches. Camera Compartment: 9.4×5.5×4.7 inches. Weight: 1.9 pounds, including rain cover. SRP: $119.99.
UltraLight Dual 25L. It can accommodate a standard-size DSLR as well as one standard zoom lens or two primes, or one large (un-gripped) mirrorless camera body and two to three lenses. It also fits a 15-inch laptop or most 2.5 liter hydration reservoirs. Exterior Dimensions: 10.2×19.5×6.7 inches. Camera Compartment: 9.1×7.5×5.1 inches. Weight: 2.8 pounds, including rain cover, removable shoulder strap and removable camera compartment. $169.99.
UltraLight Dual 36L. This pack fits a standard-size DSLR with two to four standard zoom lenses and also holds one gripped DSLR and two to three standard zoom lenses. Moreover, it holds a 15-inch laptop or most 3 liter hydration reservoirs. Exterior Dimensions: 11x21x8.7 inches. Camera Compartment: 9.8×9.8×6.5 inches. Weight: 3.3 pounds, including rain cover, removable shoulder strap and removable camera compartment. $199.99. mindshiftgear.com