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FirstLight 30L



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MSG352 FirstLight 30L

FirstLight 30L is a 30 litre backpack with adjustable torso that carries camera gear, tripod and a laptop. Maximum lens size: 500mm f/4 detached. Raincover included. Compatible with the Tripod Suspension Kit and the Lens Switch Case.

The FirstLight backpack series is designed for the traveling outdoor photographer, (who travel by plane, train and automobile, before they head out to remote locations). Carry on compatible*, these comfortable high capacity backpacks are built for extended days of travel or a long day on the trail.

Featuring a contoured, adjustable torso harness with 11 adjustment points it accommodates most men and women.

These packs are a tour-de-force of backpack design for outdoor photography. Ballistic nylon bottoms for durability, hydration reservoir compatible and long lens capacity with room for a laptop and personal gear.


  • Adjustable torso length fits small to large body types
  • Robust, comfortable, and contoured harness system with 11 adjustment points
  • Sized for domestic or international travel*
  • Dedicated 3L hydration pocket on side (30L & 40L sizes only)
  • Tablet or laptop fits into front pocket (20L & 30L = up to 15” laptop; 40L = up to 17” laptop)
  • Includes: tripod/monopod mounting system on front (or side if use Tripod Attachment Straps - sold separately)
  • Better weight distribution for a more comfortable load enables easier all day use on the trail
  • Includes: Seamless rain cover - doubles as a ground cloth
  • When attached, rain cover allows small to medium tripods to be carried on front or side positions
  • 2 front stuff pockets for travel or trail essentials; extra layers, a light jacket, headlamp, gloves, chargers
  • Adjustable high-density closed-cell foam dividers for large telephoto lenses, traditional photo gear, or personal items
  • Large water bottle or accessory pocket with drains and cinch cord for security
  • Top zippered pocket for quick access to essentials
  • Ballistic nylon bottom panel for durability in harsh environments
  • Shaped aluminum torso stay for additional support
  • Grab handles on 3 sides make it easy to hoist into an overhead bin, car, or trunk (2 handles on 20L)
  • Interior mesh pockets for storing filters, batteries, cables, etc.
  • Side compression straps with locking SR buckles for additional lash points
  • Shoulder straps and waist belt wrap to front for compact storage in overhead compartment
  • Whistle integrated into sternum strap buckle


  • MindShift Gear Tripod Suspension Kit
  • MindShift Gear Lens Switch Case
  • MindShift Gear Filter Nest
  • MindShift Gear Filter Hive


FirstLight 20L:

  • Holds 1 standard-size DSLR and 4–6 standard zoom lenses
  • Holds 2 large Mirrorless cameras and 5–7 lenses plus a flash. Maximum lens size: 200–400mm f/4 detached or 300 f/2.8 attached

FirstLight 20L Gear Examples:

  • Sony A7s with 70-200 f/4.0, A7II, 35 Zeiss, 55 Zeiss, 24-70 f/4.0, 16-35 f/4.0, 28-70 f/3.5-5.6 plus HVL-F43M flash
  • Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 200-400mm f/4.0, 24-70 f/2.8, 100 macro plus other essentials
  • Nikon D810 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR II, 14-24 f/2.8 and 24-70 f/2.8 plus SB900 flash

FirstLight 30L: (THIS PRODUCT)

  • Holds 1 gripped DSLR and 4–6 standard zoom lenses, and 1 flash. Maximum lens size: 500mm f/4 lens detached or 400 f/2.8 attached

FirstLight 30L Gear Examples:

  • Canon 1DX attached to the 70-200 f/2.8, 5D Mark III, 24-70 f/2.8, 16-35 f/2.8, 50mm f/1.2, 100 f/2.8 Macro plus 580EXII flash
  • Nikon D810 with the 70-200 f/2.8 attached, Nikon D800E, 24-70 f/2.8, 14-24 f/2.8, 105 macro plus SB-900 flash
  • Canon 1DX attached to the 500 f/4.0, 5D Mark III, 24-70 f/2.8, 16-35 f/2.8, GPS plus travel essentials

FirstLight 40L:

  • Holds 2 gripped DSLRs with 6–8 standard zoom lenses and 1–2 flashes. Maximum lens size: 600mm f/4 lens detached or a 500mm f/4 attached

FirstLight 40L Gear Examples:

  • Nikon D4s with 500 f/4.0 VR II, D810, 14-24 f/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8, 100 Macro f/2.8 plus SB-900 flash
  • Canon 600mm f/4.0, 16-35 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8, 5D Mark III, 1Dx plus other essentials
  • Nikon D3s with 70-200 f/2.8 VR II attached, 14-24 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8, 300 f/2.8 VR II, 50 f/1.4, 105 f/2.8 Micro VR and Nikon D4s


FirstLight 20L:

  • Exterior Dimensions: 29 x 47.5 x 17.8 cm (11.4” W x 18.7” H x 7” D0
  • Interior Dimensions: 27.5 x 44.5 x 13.5 cm (10.8” W x 17.5”H x 5.3” D)
  • Front Pocket: fits up to 15” laptop
  • Weight: 1.9kg

FirstLight 30L: (THIS PRODUCT)

  • Exterior Dimensions: 30.5 x 48.3 x 22 cm (12” W x 19” H x 8.7” D)
  • Interior Dimensions: 28.5 x 46 x 18 cm (11.2” W x 18.1”H x 7.1” D)
  • Front Pocket: fits up to 15” laptop
  • Weight: 2.4 kg

FirstLight 40L:

  • Exterior Dimensions: 35 x 55 x 22.9 cm (13.8” W x 21.7” H x 9” D)
  • Interior Dimensions: 34 x 51 x 18.5 cm (13.4” W x 20” H x 7.3” D)
  • Front Pocket: fits up to 17” laptop
  • Weight: 2.7 kg


  • Exterior: For superior water resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant coating; the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has the highest quality abrasion-resistant YKK® RC-Fuse zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 420D high-density nylon, 1680D ballistic nylon, 210D nylon, 320G DuraStretch mesh, nylon webbing, 350G airmesh, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread
  • Interior: 210D silver-toned nylon lining, belly-o mesh pockets, high-density closed-cell foam, PE board reinforcement, 3-ply bonded nylon thread

*** We highly recommend you check with your airline the legal carry-on allowance for both weight and size are prior to travel. Carry-on size and weight restrictions vary with different airlines and at different airports nationally and internationally.


FirstLight Series from Think Tank Distribution on Vimeo.

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