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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 16" MacBook Pro.


  • 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 16” MacBook Pro 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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A Think Tank Photo Customer
Yuvraj T.
United States United States

Top notch

Very pleased with the bag. Very comfortable, secure. Great layout. I’m able to carry my 2 cam setup with a multiple accessories and other tools or clothing. It’s my fav backpack now!

Bruce W. Paterson
United States United States

Works for Nikon Z9

Thought the 26L might work for my Z9, but was not high enough. This bag fits the Z9 perfectly. Bag as all Think Tank products is well made and of good quality.

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.