Think Tank Photo has launched the new MindShift BackLight Elite 45L backpack for outdoor photographers. As its name suggests, the new BackLight bag features a 45-liter capacity; there's space for both camera gear and a 17" laptop and 10" tablet. The backpack's exterior includes attachment points for additional gear, including axes, skis or a snowboard, tripod, and ropes.

The BackLight Elite 45L is constructed from 420D rip-stop nylon (external) and 200D polyester (internal), as well as high-performance Sailcloth, 350G and honeycomb airmesh, nylon webbing, YKK AquaGuard zippers, and more. Think Tank describes the backpack as 'storm-resistant.'

Features include an internal aluminum frame, lumbar padding, waist belt, foam ventilation ridges, and a quick-dry back panel. The BackLight Elite likewise sports a waterproof heavy-duty tarpaulin base, space for a hydration reservoir, back and top panel access, two water bottle pockets, and front pockets offering a total of 17 liters of space.

The company provides the following examples of possible gear packs that the backpack can accommodate:

  • Nikon D3S attached to 70–200mm f/2.8, SB-910 Speedlight, 105mm f/2.8 Macro, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART, 50 f/1.4, Filter Nest Mini, 24–70mm f/2.8, 14–24mm f/2.8
  • Canon 1DX attached to 70–200mm f/2.8, GoPro Hero 5, DJI Mavic Pro, Mavic Controller, 24–70mm f/2.8, 16–35mm f/2.8, 90mm f/2.8 TS-E
  • Sony A7R II attached to 24–70mm f/2.8 GM, GoPro Hero 5, DJI Mavic Pro, Mavic Controller, Filter Nest Mini, A7R II attached to 16–35mm f/4
  • Holds a gripped Nikon DSLR and a 600mm f/4 FL ED VR 70–200mm f/2.8 GM, 90mm f/2.8 Macro
  • Canon 1DX attached to 24–70mm f/2.8, GoPro Hero 5, 85mm f/1.8, 90mm f/2.8 TS-E, 1DX attached to 16–35mm f/2.8, 70–200mm f/2.8, 2x Teleconverter
  • Nikon D3S attached to Sigma 150–600mm f/5-6.3 Sport, SB-910 Speedlight

The BackLight Elite 45L backpack is available from Think Tank Photo now for $399.99 USD.