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The Mind Shift Firstlight 40L Backpack has an adjustable, contoured harness system that’s designed for travelling photographers and trekkers that need a comfortable, high capacity carry-on bag for all-day carry. The extremely versatile bag accommodates a huge range of gear, like 2 DSLR cameras with vertical grips attached, 6-8 lenses, flashes, and more depending on what you need. It also has a dedicated laptop compartment and an external tripod attachment point making it the ultimate gear transport solution.

40L High Capacity Carry-On Backpack

The MindShift FirstLight 40L Backpack is extremely spacious and meets carry-on size restrictions of most airlines. Three sturdy grab handles make it easy to lift and manoeuvre into overhead bins. Compression straps help minimise its size and provide extra attachment points.

Customisable Main Compartment

Removable high density foam dividers allow you to customise the well-padded main compartment to perfectly fit a range of gear combinations. It can hold 2 DSLR bodies with attached vertical grips, 6-8 lenses, flashes, filters, and much more depending on what you require.

Dedicated Laptop and Hydration Pockets

A dedicated compartment in the front of the bag can hold a 17-inch laptop or 12-inch tablet which is great if you know you’ll need to edit on the go. A hydration pocket on the side of the bag has room for a 3L reservoir ensuring you can stay hydrated easily on your travels.

Several Accessory Pockets and Tripod Storage

A series of internal pockets, front pockets, side, and top pockets can be used to organise your smaller items, like batteries, memory cards, and cables. The side pocket can be used for a drink bottle and tripods or monopods can be strapped to the front or side of the bag for easy carry.

Contoured Comfort and Durability

The FirstLight Backpack has a contoured harness system with 11 adjustment points to fit a range of body types. It provides excellent weight distribution for all-day carrying and comfort on the trail. An aluminium stay and a ballistic nylon base deliver additional support and durability.

Water Repellent with an Additional Rain Cover

The FirstLight is highly water resistant on its own, featuring a durable water repellent coating on the outside, while the underside of the fabric is polyurethane coated to ensure water doesn’t seep through. If that’s not enough, it also includes a rain cover for when the weather really gets ugly.


Exterior: Polyurethane coated nylon
Interior: Foam

Type of Closure

YKK RC-Fuse zippers

Exterior Dimensions

35.0 x 55.0 x 22.9 cm

Interior Dimensions

34.0 x 51.0 x 18.5 cm

Laptop Pocket Size

Fits up to 17-inch laptop

Tripod Holder


Waist Belt


Carrying/Transport Options

Backpack straps
Three grab handles


2.7 kg

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
Mind Shift FirstLight 40L Backpack


* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.