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BackLight® Elite 45L

SKU: 520366

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Go Deeper Into the Backcountry!
Get deeper into the backcountry with the BackLight® Elite 45L backpack.

45 liters of available space provides ample room for both camera gear and adventure equipment, such as a length of rope, ice axe, snowboard/skis, laptop, tablet, and of course, a tripod.

Weather-resistant zippers and materials protect your gear when trekking in the elements. And like the other BackLight backpacks, rear-panel access adds security when traveling since your camera gear is protected behind your back.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Storm proof construction with YKK® AquaGuard® zippers and waterproof/tearproof Sailcloth
  • Superior Fit: Robust lumbar padding, hip-hugging waist belt, quick-dry back panel, and foam ridges for increased ventilation
  • Back and top panel access to all of your camera gear, allowing you to work out of your bag without getting your harness dirty or wet

Accessories: Stash Master 13L Travel Cube

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SPECIFICATIONS

  • <strong>Exterior Dimensions (travel mode*):</strong><br>
    13” W x 23.5” H x 8” D (33 x 59.7 x 20.3 cm)<br><br>
    <strong>Camera Compartment:</strong><br>
    11.4” W x 19.3” H x 6.8” D (29 x 49 x 17.3 cm)<br><br>
    <strong>Laptop Pocket:</strong><br>
    11.2” W x 16.1” H x 1”D (28.5 x 41 x 2.5 cm)<br><br>
    <strong>Tablet:</strong><br>
    10.6” W x 10.2” H x 0.6” D (27 x 26 x 1.5 cm)<br><br>
    <strong>Weight:</strong><br>
    3.9–7.0 lbs. (1.8–3.2 kg)<br><br>
    <strong>Volume:</strong><br> 45 Liters
    <br><br>*<em>Travel mode denotes waist belt and top pocket removed with an empty front pocket except for a laptop</em>

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07/26/2021
Alex G.
United States United States

Rock Solid

This bag is built to last. I've been very impressed with the build quality and also the comfort level. It's clear that a lot of thought went into this backpack, and I appreciate that.

MP
11/22/2020
Mike P.

Quite possibly the best Bag EVER!

So I have a thing for bags... they never are quite right. Too small, too cumbersome etc. I was back and forth between the backlight 45 and one of the 50L F-Stop hiking bags. But this one just called out to me. I love the heavy dutyness of the exterior. I love the support of the harness. I love that I can get to my camera gear without dealing with my hiking stuff (this was a big issue in my last set up) I love the large dedicated Laptop Sleeve which can double for a water bladder spot. It is obvious this bag was designed by an outdoorsman whom photographs.... Kudos! I LOVE IT! (oh and if anyone is interested I found a Large Thule Subterra PowerShuttle Electronics Carrying Case fits perfectly on top of the camera area allowing you to pack that fully with all cables batteries power bricks etc)

GR
03/11/2020
Gary R.
United States United States

Just Perfect

After trying serveral other bags, this one fit the bill. I wanted it big enough to carry my camera gear including a 200-600 Sony lens along with a few others, plus a dedicated sleeve and pass through for a water bladder. Also having additional capacity for jackets and snack for the trail is a big bonus. Well done thinktank!

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03/11/2020
Gary R.
United States United States

Just Perfect

After trying serveral other bags, this one fit the bill. I wanted it big enough to carry my camera gear including a 200-600 Sony lens along with a few others, plus a dedicated sleeve and pass through for a water bladder. Also having additional capacity for jackets and snack for the trail is a big bonus. Well done thinktank!

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02/21/2020
Bryan A.

Best Adventure Photography Backpack

I have carefully reviewed the best adventure photography packs on the market, including Shimoda, F-Stop, Lowepro and Atlas. These are all great bags but the ThinkTank Backlight Elite 45L is the best. It offers capabilities the other ones don't. I particularity like the large back access to the ICU. I can attach my Nikon d810 to my large Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens with hood attached and fit it in my bag. With the hood off, I can also fit my Nikon 16-35, Tamron 24-70, Tamron 70-200 G2, filter case, ditty bag and still have leftover room. It has internal stays to help take the load off your back and shoulders and it has a removable top lid compartment with a strap underneath to attach a rope or coat. It even has straps to attach skis or snowshoes on the front of the pack. The large front pocket has a dedicated water bladder pocket or you can carry a water bottle on a side pocket. The pack can carry all the weight well and comfortably. I am 6'2" and I was worried the pack would be too short like most packs. The pack even has two ways to carry a tripod, either on the side or on the front. As with the other Backlight packs, I don't have to put my pack down in the mud, water, dust, etc. to access my gear, simply take off one of the shoulder straps and swing the pack around, unzip the back panel three fourths of the way down on both sides and you have great access to the ICU. The customer service has also been excellent. This is an extremely well thought out pack.