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BackStory 15

BackStory 15

SKU#: 720449

$ 209.75

8 reviews

The BackStory 15 rear-panel opening offers complete access to your gear while a top panel provides quick access to your camera and speeds your workflow.

A deep front compartment with zippered mesh pockets has ample room for personal gear, including a 10” tablet and 16" laptop. And with its plush shoulder harness and removable waist belt, the BackStory is comfortable enough to wear all day.


  • Top panel quick access and rear panel full-access to camera gear
  • Dedicated 16” laptop pocket and 10” tablet compartment
  • Roomy front pocket for light layers and other personal items

Additional Features+

  • Microfiber-lined exterior pocket for today’s plus-sized phones or sunglasses
  • Customizable divider system maximizes photo carry with two cushioned pillows that shape to your gear for secure protection
  • Tripod attachment on front secures a small or large tripod with deployable cup
  • Plush shoulder harness with removable sternum strap
  • Removable webbing waist belt
  • Luggage handle pass-through
  • Top and side grab handle
  • Expandable water bottle pockets on both sides
  • Top compartment mesh pocket helps to organize small items
  • Front pocket organizer and zippered mesh pocket keep essentials handy
  • Main compartment pockets give you quick access to filters, batteries, cards, etc.
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included

What Fits +

  • 1-2 ungripped DSLR body
  • or, Mirrorless System
  • 16” laptop
  • 70–200mm f/2.8 attached
  • 2-5 additional lenses
  • Flash
  • Plus personal gear


  • Canon 5DMIV with 24–70mm f/2.8 attached, 5DMIV with a 100mm f/2.8 macro attached, 70–200mm f/2.8, 600EXIIRT strobe and a 16” laptop


Internal Dimensions:
11.4” W x 14.6” H x 5.9” D (27 x 43 x 15 cm)
Exterior Dimensions:
13.4” W x 20.4” H x 7.5” D (28 x 50 x 19 cm)
Laptop Pocket (fits up to 16" laptop):
10.2” W x 15.7” H x 1.0” D (26 x 40 x 2.5 cm)
3.6 lbs (1.6 kg)


  • Durable water-repellant (DWR) coating
  • Polyurethane backed fabric for superior water-resistance
  • 500D 2-tone poly tech-weave
  • YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers
  • 420D high-density nylon
  • 350G high-density nylon air-mesh
  • Nylon webbing
  • 3-ply bonded nylon thread
  • Stiffened closed cell foam dividers
  • Polyurethane backed liner & dividers
  • 210D nylon
  • Super-Grip velex
  • Hexa mesh
  • High-density nylon microfiber
  • 2x polyurethane coated nylon 190T seam-sealed rain cover
  • 3-ply bonded nylon thread


Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 8 Reviews
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Omar V.
United States United States
Best backpack of the world

Magnificent, super comfortable and easy to use. Perfect for traveling by plane.

Amber D.
United States United States
Amazing bag

I was looking for a bag that would travel well, have lots of pockets for miscellaneous items and still look stylish. I am able to keep my D850 with a 200 mm F2 monster lens in this bag with plenty of other room and even my laptop while traveling. I took this to Puerto Rico and wore it for probably 50+ hours even hiking for 18+ miles in the tropical rainforest. It doesn’t show any wear and tear at all and was so comfortable. I cannot say enough good things about it!!!

United States United States
Ready for the future.

I chose this title because I still use a DSLR and like having a vertical grip on it. So instead of taking the vertical grip off and putting back on I just put the body in sideways without a lens mounted on it. Eventually I will buy a mirrorless I do love the top access and the pocket for the newer, thinner laptops (my old one with the DVD drive was too thick to fit.) and a tablet which my previous backpack was lacking. it's nice having only one bag to carry around for day trips now. Another useful feature is the pass thru to attach to your luggage handle. I also own an Airport advantage XT in Graphite which I use as a combo with the Backstory 15 when traveling.

Roger J.
United States United States
Backstory review

This is a nice pack but does not compare to the mindshift backlight packs of similar size which have many more features and more room/pockets for additional gear. And the prices are similar.

Roger J.
United States United States
Backstory review

This is a nice pack but does not compare to the mindshift backlight packs of similar size which have many more features and more room/pockets for additional gear. And the prices are similar.


At Think Tank, we build our products for the daily impacts of travel and demands of working professionals over extended periods of time. We build many of our products with user replaceable parts to keep your bag going for years.

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If you are not completely satisfied with our product, you can return it unused within 30-days for a full refund less shipping costs. Refunds will not be issued until the product is received and inspected to insure that it contains all the parts and is clean and unused. Note that we do not pay for shipping to have you return it to us.

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