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MindShift Gear FirstLight 40L Photo Backpack

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The MindShift Gear FirstLight 40L Photo Backpack is designed for traveling outdoor photographers. Built for extended days of travel, the FirstLight 40 is both carry-on compatible and comfortable enough for a long day on the trail. The FirstLight’s contoured, 11-point torso harness is adjustable to fit 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.  The FirstLight 40 is the largest of the FirstLight series, making it perfect for large kits and long lenses. The 40L even holds a 600mm f/4 or 500mm f/4 with a body attached!


  • Dedicated 3L hydration pocket on side (30L & 40L only)
  • Sized for both Domestic and International travel
  • Tablet or laptop fits into front pocket (fits up to 17” laptop)
  • Includes tripod/monopod mounting system on front or side
  • Seamless rain cover (included) doubles as a ground cloth
  • 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


  • 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

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.

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