Mind shift Backlight 26L Photo Daypack Test

The mind shift back light 26L photo day pack boasts outdoor qualities and offers space for a medium-sized DSLR equipment. We have the photo backpack in the test.

Mind shift Backlight 26L Photo Daypack Test
With the Back Light 26L photo day pack by Mind Shift gear (price: 280 euros) outdoor photographers can carry an extensive equipment easy and well protected. A special rotation function allows quick access to the equipment without having to drop the backpack. The sturdy zippers can be opened thanks to large loops correctly with the gloves.

To get to the spacious main compartment on the back side – even with landscaped rain cover. You need to remove only the shoulder straps and to turn the Back Light on the waist belt to the front of the body slightly to falling away, so that the backpack must not come with ground contact. An extra attached neck welts helps in keeping open the lid.
In the 13 spacious internal pockets, placing a standard DSLR and four to six lenses or two large mirror less system cameras with five to seven interchangeable optics plus a Flash ever. The padding outside and the vertical inner dividers are fine, however the cross divider could be slightly thicker to our liking.

Flat documents, filters, cables or to install, sure, but here something difficult or bad tangible, batteries in two large mesh pockets in the inside of the lid. One stowed in the zipper pocket on the top of memory cards, compass, GPS Tracker, or even a first aid kit. On the front side, the Back Light in two separate subjects offers still Straumraum for lots of personal belongings: see a large bag around a 15-inch laptop, a Tablet, pens and a Smart phone space.

Personal such as hat, glove and headlamp fit into the compartment before that. There are two side pockets with draw cord and thus the possibility to transport several tripods, ice pick or walking stick and water bottle: either rearm with harness or in the side pockets, and then under the loosely attached Rain cover.

Complete the Back Light is not waterproof, and lacking feet at ground level. For this he is outside with a water-repellent DWR – and at the bottom with a water resistant PU coating that keeps dirt and moisture. There are points for comfort: the upholstery, in particular that of the ergonomically cut shoulder straps and hip belt extra-wide, is neat and the breathable designed suspension system with adjustable chest strap according to comfortably.


The Back Light 26L photo day pack by Mind Shift gear is a threesome outdoor backpack for the medium-sized DSLR equipment with good dirt wetness protection. It is ergonomically designed and provides comfort as well as additional space for laptop, Tablet, clothing and bicycle lamp. Its expansion possibilities are laudable, point deduction there is contrast, for the somewhat thin weak upholstery of the Interior compartment.