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BackLight® 26L

SKU: 520360

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The BackLight 26L, with a rear-panel compartment for photo gear, allows you to access your gear without taking off the backpack.

You can change lenses or just snap a quick photo by simply by spinning the bag to the front of your body while the waist belt is still secured. 


  • Back-panel access provides access to all of your camera gear without taking the bag off, allowing you to work out of your bag without getting the harness dirty, wet, muddy or icy.
  • Dedicated compartments fit up to a 16” MacBook Pro and full-size tablet.
  • Daypack capacity! Front pockets totaling 9L carry personal gear for a days outing: extra layers, a light jacket, food, etc.


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  • <strong><br> Exterior Dimensions:</strong><br>
    11.4&rdquo; W x 20.3&rdquo; H x 7.9&rdquo; D (29 x 51.5 x 20 cm)<br><br><strong>Interior Dimensions:</strong><br>
    10.2&rdquo; W x 19.3&rdquo; H x 5.9&rdquo; D (26 x 49 x 15 cm)<br><br>
    10&rdquo; W x 15.3&rdquo; H x 1&rdquo;D (25.5 x 38.8 x 2.5 cm)<br> <br>
    9.3&rdquo; W x 10.2&rdquo; H x 0.6&rdquo; D (23.5 x 26 x 1.5 cm)<br><br>
    <strong>Weight:</strong><br> 3.9lb (1.8kg)<br><br>
    <strong>Volume:</strong><br> 26 Liters

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A Think Tank Photo Customer
David K.
United States United States

Great pack! capacious, rugged, flexible

Used this pack for trips to shore in Katmai National Park, photographing wild bears during the salmon run. The back-loading feature, esp with the waistbelt still attached, was super useful. The rain cover kept it all dry during hours of drizzle. My only request are small adaptations for travel: lockable zippers and an external luggage-tag ID slot like on most luggage.

Bob W.
United States United States

Just What I Needed

I purchased this backpack for travel, so that I could carry on my equipment. I recently had an opportunity to use this on a trip to Montana, and it worked out great. The 26L fit my needs perfectly. I brought a Panasonic G9, four lenses, including the 100-400mm, binoculars, filters and accessories. I also packed a 15" laptop in the bag, plus food for the flight. I loved how comfortable this was both on hikes in Montana, as well as within the airport as we were toting luggage. Seems to be just what I was looking for. Highly configurable inside the packing cube.

Bernd C.
United States United States

Great Camera Backpack

Best camera bag I have owned so far. Well thought through design. Love the fact that I can swing it around and access my gear. The dividers are the best of any bag I have looked at or owned. Nothing shifts around, even if some of it is in use and the respective compartments are empty.

United States United States

Just What I Needed

I waited a long time for this bag, and I’m glad I was patient. I’ve carried it around for a few hours at a time, fully loaded, including a tripod and found it surprisingly comfortable. I especially like how it stands up on one end, and how I can quickly pivot the pack to get at my gear while on a hike. This will soon be accompanying me to Montana and then over to London. Nice to know my kit will be safe and secure on the plane.

Mark J.
United States United States

Perfect Size

I purchased the 26 L Backlight to replace and older bulky Tamrac camera pack. While this pack is narrower and less bulky I can still fit the same amount of camera gear in it. The Tamrac has more padding almost to excess which is what makes the Backlight 26L much more manageable to wear without bumping things and catching on branches and such while hiking. And the Backlight is definitely more comfortable to hike with. The backside camera opening is nice. I love the side drawstring pouches for water bottles or tripod legs. A couple of things I wish it had were water proof zippers on the top compartments and a rainproof flap around the zipper of the main compartment which my Tamrac had. While I don't carry a laptop when hiking I can still fit a full size laptop if traveling with one.