MindShift Gear Ultralight Dual 25L

Here’s our concise review of the MindShift Gear Ultralight Dual 25L heavy-duty backpack…

MindShift Gear Ultralight Dual 25L

MindShift Gear Ultralight Dual 25L

If you’re looking for a lightweight hiking-style bag with a photographic twist, this will suit you. This bag has side access so you can quickly get to your gear, while the padded insert can be removed and used as a shoulder bag. There’s space enough for a pro DSLR and three to four additional lenses, which should please all gear enthusiasts. You can even stow a 15in laptop, which is perfect if you like to edit as you shoot.

As with others in test, there’s a handy tripod carrying system on the front of the bag. The top compartment is spacious enough for personal items or larger camera accessories, such as flashguns. While the main body doesn’t feature as many pockets as some in test, there are zip pockets on the harness, which is ideal for your batteries, phone or OS maps.

As you’d expect from a rugged backpack, the MindShift features a water-resistant design and a breathable mesh backing on the rear.

Find out more at the MindShift website.

Pros
Spacious
Tripod system
Insert
15in laptop

Cons
Large size
Can be fiddly to access

Spec
Weight: 1300g
WxHxD: external 26x50x17cm; camera pocket 23x19x13cm
Removable compartment: Yes
Laptop: 15in