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BackLight® 36L

SKU: 520363

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The BackLight 36L back panel opening allows access to all of your gear, when taking the pack off is not an option.

The backpack features 11 liters of daypack capacity providing plenty of space for personal gear, including separate dedicated compartments for a 10" tablet and 15" laptop.


  • Back-panel opening provides access to all of 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. 
  • Dedicated compartments fit up to a 15” laptop and a 10” tablet.
  • Daypack capacity! Front pockets totaling 11L carry personal gear for a day’s outing: extra layers, a light jacket, food, etc.


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  • <strong>Exterior Dimensions:</strong><br>
    12.5” W x 22.4” H x 9.1” D (31.8 x 57 x 23 cm)<br><br>
    <strong>Interior Dimensions:</strong><br>
    12” W x 21” H x 7.1” D (30.5 x 53.5 x 18 cm)<br><br>
    11.2&rdquo; W x 16.1&rdquo; H x 1&rdquo; D (28.5 x 41 x 2.5 cm)<br><br>
    10.6&rdquo; W x 10.2&rdquo; H x 0.6&rdquo; D (27 x 26 x 1.5 cm)<br><br>
    4.9 lbs (2.2 kg)<br><br>
    <strong>Volume:</strong><br> 36 Liters

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Donald R.
United States United States

The best

I’ve tried so many back pack bags. I finally found the perfect bag to allow me to travel and still quickly get my camera, switch lens and record an event. I’ve seen some reviews that don’t like the little strap to hold the bag level when open to the front, I think it works like charm. This is the right size for just enough equipment, water and rain gear or a coat, gloves and emergency kit. It was on back order for a time, but as soon as it became available I order it.

Alec D.
United States United States

Top quality photo bag and back pack - but could still be improved

I’ve used this bag several times, mostly on short hikes but requiring navigating boulder fields and, overall, am very happy with it. I can get in a lot, 24-70, 70-200, 100-400, tripod head, TT filter pouch, etc) and, with the excellent pack features, the load is feels very manageable. The issue I have (a reason for 4 instead of 5 stars) is that it should be easier to access small items like batteries and lens cleaning cloths. This could be accommodated by adding small pockets to the interior of the large quick access pocket on the back. I’d also like small pockets on the sides which I could use on the side opposite my tripod (which I carry on the side) — it’s wasted space as it is. Last, I’d like the back zippered pocket to be expandable (the way suitcases expand) so I could get a sweater, rain parka or Hydrophobia rain cover in there if needed. Lashing them to the outside (thanks for the lash points) just gets it muddy and having to open the pack to access them (when it is starting to rain) unnecessarily exposes the gear.

Sharman M.
United States United States

Backlite 36L backpack

Great backpack for telephoto 400 and 24-200 and a couple of smaller lenses. It is light, well designed and comfortable to wear. Great for travel.

Aruba Aruba

Finally A Bag That Fits and is Comfortable

So, I have a lot of Think Tank products. Love them all. There is no 1 perfect bag depending on what you. are doing and where you are going. I have also a bunch of other bags from other manufacturers. But none are built as sturdy or with the attention to detail as Think Tank Products. In terms of the Mindshift Series I waited a long time to receive my bag. And finally I can take my gear with me without taking 2 bags. My normal photoshoot is 2 bodies (1 gripped) and 2 lenses maybe a flash or 2 and an extra lens. That is family shoots etc. I don't like changing lenses outdoors. For Landscape I take usually a wide, and standard zoom, and a long zoom. Maybe a drone. Again it all fits. And is easy to arrange. I am not struggling. What is it missing -- the crazy price of the new bags with the bag in bag concept, and a little bit more compartments. I love to top hidden compartment, which I use for my remote trigger and some other items. I can put all the gear on my back and remain comfortable. Maybe removable side harnesses would be a plus.

Gina D.
United States United States

My Photobag-36L

I am loving my new photo bag the BackLight 36L. I recently upgraded to my Nikon Z9 and needed a camera bag that was deep enough to fit my Z9. This bag works great, fits my camera and lenses, as well as lots of other gear for a day in the field. It is comfortable on my shoulders and hips with the high quality padding. Overall this a quality product and it fits my photography needs. Gina