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Mindshift Gear FirstLight Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 13 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 15 reasons to buy the FirstLight - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

90% of the reviewers give the Mindshift Gear FirstLight a good or excellent rating!

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


Reviews Summary

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.


vs Mindshift Gear Bags

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

1Mindshift Gear FirstLight
Mindshift Gear FirstLight
2Mindshift Gear Ultralight
Mindshift Gear Ultralight
3Mindshift Gear BackLight
Mindshift Gear BackLight
4Mindshift Gear Moose Peterson
Mindshift Gear Moose Peterson
1Mindshift Gear FirstLight
Mindshift Gear FirstLight

vs All Bags

The Mindshift Gear FirstLight ranks #307 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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306Mindshift Gear FirstLight
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Selected Reviews

Shutter Muse people

Shutter Muse

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 July 03, 2019