Designed for photographers with a lighter camera kit, the Think Tank Photo BackLight Sprint is a slim, lightweight backpack built for hikes and treks.
The BackLight backpack series is one of Think Tank’s best-selling product lines, and the new Sprint version is a smaller version of the popular series. It promises the same features as its larger siblings at an affordable price.
The backpack has back-panel access to camera gear that is accessible to photographers without entirely removing the pack. Like many other photography backpacks, the BackLight Sprint has customizable padded dividers, allowing users to organize the backpack to fit their needs.
The backpack is large enough to hold telephoto lenses, like a 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom or even something a bit larger. Think Tank says that the backpack can carry a standard-sized camera body alongside a typical f/2.8 professional zoom trifecta, which would be a 14-24mm f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, and 70-200mm f/2.8 (or similar lenses).
Alongside the main photo compartment, the backpack includes a front pocket with two liters of capacity for vertical gear. It opens vertically along the right side, allowing access without removing the bag. There are also two large water bottle pockets on the sides and a simplified tripod carry system.
As for comfort, the backpack includes a padded adjustable waist belt, an adjustable chest strap, and airmesh-covered lumbar support and rear panel, promising all-day comfort. The zippers are YKK RC Fuse zippers with ergonomic pulls.
The new Sprint backpack, which has 15 liters of storage volume, joins the BackLight 18L ($242), BackLight 26L ($300), BackLight 36L ($330), and BackLight Elite 45L ($450) in Think Tank’s BackLight lineup. The smallest and most affordable in the series, the new Think Tank BackLight Sprint is available now for $150 and comes in two colors: charcoal and woodland green.
Image credits: Think Tank Photo