Product Description

Mindshift Backlight 36L, Charcoal 36 litre photo daypack with back panel opening. Includes a 11L front compartment for carrying personal gear. Separate dedicated compartments for a 10in tablet and 15in laptop. The BackLight® 36L Photo Daypack continues MindShift’s commitment to providing... read more

Mindshift Backlight 36L, Charcoal

36 litre photo daypack with back panel opening. Includes a 11L front compartment for carrying personal gear. Separate dedicated compartments for a 10in tablet and 15in laptop. 

The BackLight® 36L Photo Daypack continues MindShift’s commitment to providing photographers with rapid access to their gear.

The back panel opening allows access to all of your gear when taking the pack off is not an option. The zippered rear opening reduces the amount of dust, mud, ice or other elements coming in to contact with your gear or the pack, while keeping your shoulder harness clean.

The BackLight 36L has a total capacity of 36 litres with 11 litres of daypack capacity providing plenty of space for personal gear, including separate dedicated compartments for a 10” tablet and 15” laptop.

  • Back-panel opening provides access to all of your camera gear without taking the pack off, allowing you to work out of the bag without getting your harness dirty, wet, muddy or icy
  • Dedicated compartments fit up to a 15” laptop and a 10” tablet
  • Total carry capacity of 36 litres
  • Daypack carry capacity of front pockets totals 11 litres - for personal gear for a day’s outing: extra layers, a light jacket, food, etc.
  • Meets most International and US carry-on requirements (please check specifications with your airline)
  • Daisy chain, ice axe loops and additional lash points for expanding your carry capacity
  • Includes: tripod/monopod mounting system on front or side
  • Padded waist belt for all day comfort with webbing rail for attaching MindShift accessories
  • Quick fit waist belt adjustment for rapid and convenient fitting
  • Side compression straps with locking side release buckles for additional lash points
  • Cable Attic for carrying filters or flash accessories
  • Air channel and lumbar support on rear-panel for all-day comfort
  • Ergonomic zipper pulls are easily gripped with gloves or chilled fingers
  • Highest quality YKK RC Fuse zippers, 420D Velocity & 420D high-density nylon for long lasting durability and strength
  • Front stuff pockets for trail essentials: headlamp, gloves, chargers
  • Adjustable dividers for large telephoto lenses, traditional photo gear, or personal items
  • Top zippered pocket for quick access to essentials
  • Interior mesh pockets for storing filters, batteries, cables, etc.
  • Includes: Seam-sealed rain cover
  • Compatible with the Tripod Suspension Kit, Filter Nest, Filter Hive and Switch Case


Holds 2 gripped DSLRs with lenses attached and 4–6 standard zoom lenses plus a flash

Holds 2 gripped mirrorless bodies with lenses attached and 6–8 lenses plus a flash

Maximum lens size: 600mm f/4 detached from body

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MPN: 520363

Barcode: 819865013632

MindShift Gear Backlight 36L Backpack, Charcoal Specification

  • External dimensions: 35W x 57H x 26D cm
  • Internal camera compartment: 32W x 53.5H x 18D cm
  • Laptop pocket: 28.5W x 41H x 2.5D cm
  • Tablet pocket: 27W x 26H x 1.5D cm
  • Total Volume: 36 litres
  • Weight: 2.2 kg


repellent coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. Features the highest-quality abrasion-resistant YKK® RC-Fuse zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 420D high-density nylon, 320G UltraStretch mesh, 350G airmesh, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread

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

MPN: 520363

Barcode: 819865013632


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Customer Reviews

By MichaelValentine on 30th December 2023
"I decided to purchase the MindShift Gear Backlight 36L Backpack after viewing numerous YouTube review videos of several camera backpack manufacturers options. The "perfect" camera backpack is very subjective and personal, based upon the specific equipment carrying needs of the particular buyer - and there will always be something in any given backpack that doesn't quite meet that person's 100% perfect tick-list. In my case, after seriously considering upwards of half a dozen backpack possibles over a period of several weeks, it became obvious that the MindShift Gear Backlight 36L came closest to my personal idea of perfection. It goes without saying that the backpack had to be extremely well constructed, rugged and durable, have excellent rain penetration resistance and, sufficient space and partitioning options to arrange the camera gear exactly how I wanted it. - The MindShift 36L easily meets all of those requirements. My requirements also included a separate storage partition capable of holding full outerwear clothing kit - weatherproof hard-shell jacket, over trousers, hat and gloves, and with still enough space to accommodate a typical fleece/duvet jacket, and food for the day, when needed.- Again, the MindShift 36L meets those requirements. The carrying straps and waist-belt are comfortable when the pack is fully loaded, and the padded gear storage lid is again very comfortable against my back when walking. As mentioned, no backpack will ever be "perfect", and the MindShift 36L is no exception.- In my case I will never be carrying a laptop, so the dedicated laptop compartment is an unnecessary element, as is the extremely small top pocket which might carry a few keys or a small phone at best! I will never use the central tripod carrying pocket & straps, as I much prefer carrying the tripod on the side of the pack, using one of the side pockets and side straps. (A small gripe, but it would have been a better design if both ends of those side straps were connected to the main gear compartment rather than one end being on the outer storage compartment - which potentially makes the tripod less secure when needing to fully access that outer compartment). The two side pockets are excellent. - Either pocket (when not containing tripod legs) will easily hold two 500ml water bottles side by side, and the pockets (each complete with tough drawstring closures) are deep enough to prevent any reasonable possibility of whatever is in them from falling out. All in all, the MindShift Gear Backlight 36L meets my requirements better than any other camera backpack of which I'm aware - And with the exceptionally competitive price at which I purchased it from castle cameras, it became the one and only option left on my list. I'm certain it will give many years-worth of productive use enabling the carrying and protecting of my gear during my photography jaunts!"
Star Rating 4
By TerryTucker on 15th December 2023
"I have used mindshift before. Their products are well thought out and robust, and even comfortable. This backpack means I can put the majority of my kit including a zoom and prime lenses and a teleconverter covering the range from 19mm to 280mm. The bag also carries batteries, cards and filters, and any tablets or laptops if I wished to carry more than 10kg. In addition there is room for drinks, spare clothes as well. It does require me to think before I pack the bag. T about what I should take, which is no bad thing. The real advantage is the bag itself is very light."
Star Rating 5
By ChristopherRobinson on 24th June 2020
"Big and comfortable. This holds everything I need to take out for the day. Camera gear, tripod, waterbottle, waterproofs and anything else you need for the day. Been one 5 mile with it loaded up and it never rubbed anywhere. Great service from Castle Cameras as always. "
Star Rating 5

MindShift Gear Backlight 36L Backpack, Charcoal


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36 litre photo daypack with back panel opening. Includes a 11L front compartment for carrying personal gear. Separate dedicated compartments for a 10in tablet and 15in laptop. Holds: 2 gripped DSLR + 4-6 standard zoom lenses + flash. Or, 2 gripped mir

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