MindShift UltraLight bags
Outdoor photographers can now go faster and farther with what may be the lightest photo daypacks ever created: The UltraLight series from MindShift Gear.
Mindshift said 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.
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.”
The exterior of the bags offers superior water resistance. All exterior fabric has a 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 and three-ply bonded nylon thread.
The interior features 200D poly, velex, high-density closed-cell foam, belly-o mesh and three-ply bonded nylon thread.
The UltraLight Sprint 16L holds one large (un-gripped) mirrorless body and one to two standard zoom lenses or primes. It also fits up to a 10-inch tablet or most 1.5 liter hydration reservoirs.
The UltraLight Dual 25L holds one standard-size DSLR (5DM3 or D810) and one standard zoom lens or two primes, while the UltraLight Dual 36L holds one standard-size DSLR (5DM3 or D810) and two to four standard zoom lenses.
They range in weight from 1.9 to 3.3 pounds.
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