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MindShift FirstLight 40L Black Backpack

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The FirstLight 40L 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. The FirstLight’s contoured, 11-point adjustable torso harness fits most men and women. The pack also offers ballistic nylon bottoms for durability, accommodates a hydration reservoir, and has long lens capacity with extra room for your laptop and personal gear.

Top Features

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 17” laptop or 12" tablet) (blue insert not included)

 

Additional Features

  • Dedicated 3L hydration pocket on side (30L & 40L only)
  • Tablet or laptop fits into front pocket (fits up to 17” laptop)
  • 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
  • Two 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
  • Three grab handles 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 other filter cases
  • Product Instructions (Download)

*Check with your airline for their current carry-on requirements

Gear Profile
Holds 2 gripped DSLRs with 6–8 standard zoom lenses and 1–2 flashes. Maximum lens size: 600mm f/4 lens detached or a 500mm f/4 attached.



Nikon D4s with 500 f/4.0 VR II, D810, 14-24 f/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8, 100 Macro f/2.8 plus SB-900 flash

Canon 600mm f/4.0, 16-35 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8, 5D Mark III, 1Dx plus other essentials

Nikon D3s with 70-200 f/2.8 VR II attached, 14-24 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8, 300 f/2.8 VR II, 50 f/1.4, 105 f/2.8 Micro VR and Nikon D4s

 

Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions:
13.8” W x 21.7” H x 9” D 
(35 x 55 x 22.9 cm) 
Interior Dimensions:

13.4” W x 20” H x 7.3” D 
(34 x 51 x 18.5 cm) 
Front Pocket:

fits up to 17” laptop 
Weight:

6.0lb (2.7kg) 
Volume:

40 Liters

Materials

Exterior: For superior water resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant coating; the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has the highest quality abrasion-resistant YKK® RC-Fuse zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 420D high-density nylon, 1680D ballistic nylon, 210D nylon, 320G DuraStretch mesh, nylon webbing, 350G airmesh, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: 210D silver-toned nylon lining, belly-o mesh pockets, high-density closed-cell foam, PE board reinforcement, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

 

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