Reviews Summary

90% of the Mindshift Gear FirstLight reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (72%)
Good (18%)
Average (9%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

Here's what the reviewers think about the Mindshift Gear FirstLight:

Reviewers like these things about the Mindshift Gear FirstLight

  • A lot of users love how the roomy main compartment features adjustable and removable high-density foam dividers for cameras, large telephoto lenses or any gear.
  • Others like how the three grab handles make it easy to hoist into an overhead bin or in and out of vehicles.
  • many reviewers thought the shoulder straps and waist belt distribute weight evenly.
  • Others like how the shaped aluminum torso provides additional support.
  • Some reviewers like the reinforced bottom panel feature for extra protection against harsh environmental elements.
  • Some owners are pleased to find that the contoured harness system can be adjusted at 11 different points.
  • many reviewers find the interior mesh pockets ideal for batteries, filters, and other small accessories.
  • Others like the presence of a built-in cinch cord for added security.
  • A number of photographers like how the side compression straps with locking buckles provide additional lash points.
  • Some users like the presence of elastic draw cord and a clickable belt strap to provide good retention and security.
  • A lot of users thought its tripod carry options work well with large tripod.
  • Some users love how the rain cover doubles as a ground cloth to keep them and the bag dry and clean.
  • A lot of owners find it well made, well thought out and extremely comfortable to wear.
  • Some users like how the three grab handles allows them to grab the bag from different angles.
  • Many reviewers find the zippers tough and smooth.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said that the only draw back to this pack is that the laptop space is unpadded and may leave it vulnerable to damage.
  • Some owners thought it's not deep enough to store lenses horizontally.


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The Mindshift Gear FirstLight ranks #1 compared with the other Mindshift Gear bags.

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The Mindshift Gear FirstLight ranks #389 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

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They are by far the most comfortable long lens backpacks that I’ve ever used, and the adjustable torso length will be a great relief to the taller folks out there.

Posted 1 July 2015 by Dan Carr - Read full review

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Last updated on February 10, 2019