THINK TANK Mindshift BackLight Sprint, Slim Lightweight Backpack


Designed for the photographer who has a lighter kit and wants a smaller less bulky bag, the BackLight Sprint is a slim, lightweight backpack that is ideal for hiking or treks around town.

Despite its slim profile, the pack will hold a standard-sized camera body and the trifecta of zoom lenses. A minimal but plush harness systems enables comfortable, all-day carry and two large side pockets each fit a 950ml Nalgene water bottle or can be used to carry a tripod.

What fits:

  • Holds a standard-sized camera body with lenses attached and 1–3 standard zoom lenses
  • Fits personal gear in the 2L front compartment
  • Maximum lens size: 300mm f/2.8 or 150–600mm f/5–6.3 attached to a body


  • External Dimensions: 44.5 x 23 x 17 cm 
  • Internal Dimensions: 42 x 21 x 14 cm 
  • Volume: 15 Liters
  • Weight: 1048 gram
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Key features:

  • Back-panel access to 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
  • Slim, lightweight backpack for the minimalist photographer
  • Front pocket offers 2 liters of capacity for personal gear and opens vertically on the right side for easy access without taking off the pack
  • Rear-panel access also adds security when traveling since your camera gear is protected behind your back
  • Meets most international and U.S. carry-on requirements and will fit under most airline seats
  • Dual vertical daisy chains on the front pocket add functionality and external carry capacity
  • Simplified tripod carry on either side using the pocket and upper compression straps
  • Padded waist belt is removable for personal preference
  • Two large water bottle pockets with cinch cord fit a 32oz/950ml Nalgene
  • Side compression straps with locking SR buckles for additional lash points
  • Airmesh covered lumbar support and rear-panel for all-day comfort
  • Ergonomic zipper pulls are easily gripped with gloves or frozen fingers
  • Highest quality YKK RC Fuse zippers, 420D Velocity and 420D highdensity nylon for long lasting durability and strength
  • Adjustable dividers for large telephoto lenses, traditional photo gear, or personal items
  • Top zippered pocket for quick access to phone and other essentials
  • Simplified top webbing handle
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included

Check with your airline for current carry-on requirements


  • Exterior: For superior water resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellent coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has 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.