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January 8, 2016

Hot off the Press – Mindshift Gear UltraLight

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Written by: Lawrence
Mindshift Gear the sister company of our beloved thinktank photo released a new light and from the looks of the press release an UltraLight daypack.

The bag as much as possible shouldn’t way more than half of the contents in the camera and with the Mindshift Gear UltraLight it seems to be the bag for trekkers. This bag appears to be great for casual hikers that like to bring their camera’s and capture the beauty of nature.

If I ever pick up hiking, I’ll surely give this a try.


MindShift Gear Releases Three of the Lightest Photo Daypacks Ever


SANTA ROSA, CALIF – Outdoor photographers can now go faster and farther with what may be the lightest photo daypacks ever: The UltraLight series from MindShift Gear. The UltraLight Sprint 16L, UltraLight Dual 25L, and UltraLight Dual 36L side-panel designs allow quick access to cameras, lenses, and accessories without first having to take off the bag. The backpacks also offer generous space for personal belongings, zippered storage, a hydration reservoir and electronics. Additional features include an integrated tripod mounting system and highly breathable shoulder straps.

The UltraLight Dual 25L and UltraLight Dual 36L also include a removable camera compartment and shoulder strap that can be worn separately when users wish to drop their full pack and bag a peak with even less weight.

“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:

  • Holds one large (un-gripped) Mirrorless body and one to two standard zoom lenses, or primes
  • Holds one compact DSLR (Rebel, 3300 or 5300 series) and one to two lenses
  • Fits up to a 10” tablet or most 1.5 liter hydration reservoirs
  • Nine liters of capacity for personal gear
  • Maximum lens size:
    • Mirrorless: 70-200mm f/2.8 equivalents attached to body
    • DSLR: 24-70mm f/2.8 attached to body

UltraLight Dual 25L:

  • Holds one standard-size DSLR (5DM3 or D810) and one standard zoom lens or two primes
  • Holds one large (un-gripped) Mirrorless body and two to three lenses
  • Fits up to a 15” laptop or most 2.5 liter hydration reservoirs
  • Fourteen liters of capacity for personal gear
  • Maximum lens size:
    • Mirrorless: 70-200mm f/2.8 equivalents attached to body
    • DSLR: 24-70mm f/2.8 attached to body

UltraLight Dual 36L:

  • Holds one standard-size DSLR (5DM3 or D810) and two to four standard zoom lenses
  • Holds one gripped DSLRs (1Dx or D4s) and two to three standard zoom lenses
  • Fits up to a 15” laptop or most three liter hydration reservoirs
  • Twenty liters of capacity for personal gear
  • Maximum lens size: 24-70mm f/2.8 attached to body with 70-200 f/2.8 detached


Exterior: For superior water resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has high-quality YKK® Fuse zippers, 100D nylon shadow rip-stop, 420D high-density nylon, 210D velocity nylon, 320G UltraStretch mesh, 350G airmesh, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.


Interior: 200D poly, velex, high-density closed-cell foam, belly-o mesh, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.




UltraLight Sprint 16L

External Dimensions: (25 x 47 x 15 cm)

Camera Compartment: (24 x 14 x 12 cm)

Tablet/hydration compartment: (24.5 x 27 cm)

Volume: 16 liters

Weight: 1.9lbs (includes rain cover)

UltraLight Dual 25L

External Dimensions: (26 x 55 x 17 cm)

Camera Compartment: (23 cm x 19 cm x 13 cm)

Laptop/hydration compartment: (26 x 40 cm) W x H

Volume: 25 liters

Weight: 2.8 lbs (includes rain cover, removable shoulder strap, removable camera compartment)


UltraLight Dual 36L

External Dimension: (28 x 60 x 22 cm)

Camera Compartment: (25 X 25 X 16.5cm)

Laptop/hydration compartment: (26.5 x 49cm) W x H

Volume: 36 liters

Weight: 3.3 lbs (includes rain cover, removable shoulder strap, removable camera compartment)


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MindShift Gear ( is a group of committed professional photographers and product designers who support conservation and protection of our natural resources and planet. Founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo and conservation photographer Daniel Beltrá, MindShift is dedicated to building carrying solutions for those who are passionate about experiencing the natural world. Their slogan, “Engage with nature,” challenges people to not only become involved in outdoor activities, but to create a conversation about nature and our relationship to the environment.




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