Unboxing: Trailscape 18L from MindShiftGear

As required by the internet when receiving a package – this is Zach D Roberts with yet another unboxing video! This time I’m opening a box from the photo bag and accessory company Mindshift Gear.

It’s a traditional photo backpack from a new-ish company that likes to innovate. MindShift hit the scene with the hugely successful Kickstarter for their rotation 180° bags which Dave reviewed earlier this month.

The Trailscape 18L hits all the required standards for a great backpack and adds a couple more. With space enough for 2 camera bodies and a couple lenses and a price point lower than many of the standard bearers – this is a bag to add to your short list. I’ll have a full review next week and tomorrow I’ll have a video up showing what the bag fits and what I’m carrying to the Inaugural.

Specs

Dimensions
Exterior Dimensions:
9.8” W x 18.1” H x 7.1” D
(25 x 46 x 18cm)
Interior Dimensions:
9.4” W x 17.3” H x 4.8” D
(24 × 44 × 12cm)
Laptop:
8.9” W x 14.2” H x 1.2” D
(22.7 x 36 x 3cm)
Tablet:
8.5” W x 9.8” H x 0.8” D
(21.5 x 25 x 2cm)
Weight:
2.8 lbs. (1.3 kg)
Volume:
18 Liters

Materials
Exterior: For superior water resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant coating, plus a polyurethane coating on the underside of the fabric. The backpack also features the highest-quality abrasion-resistant YKK® RC zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 600D poly, 320G DuraStretch mesh, 350G airmesh, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: P200D lining, high-density nylex with stiffened backing, hexa-mesh pockets, high-density closed-cell foam, PE board reinforcement, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

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