Object of Desire: MindShift Gear Moose Peterson V2.0 Backpacks

October 14, 2016

By Greg Scoblete

V2.0 Backpacks The Moose Peterson backpacks are the fruits of a collaboration between bag maker MindShift Gear and storied nature and wildlife photographer Moose Peterson, who launched a set of outdoor-friendly camera backpacks in 1998. This update retains the original “Moose Ear” design with three compartments flaps that close automatically to keep the elements at bay. The bags are designed to accommodate a gripped DSLR body with a telephoto zoom attached, the easier to whip it out at the first sign of wildlife. They’re also carry-on compliant and should fit into the overheads of small regional jets, according to MindShift Gear. The bags have a tuck-away harness and a removable waistbelt with a tripod mount on both the side and front. There’s also a stretch water bottle pocket large enough for a 32-ounce water bottle. The Moose Pack series is available in three sizes and all include a rain cover. The largest, MP-1, can store three gripped DSLRs with lenses attached plus up to five additional lenses, flashes and accessories. The MP-3 is roomy enough for three gripped DSLRs, up to two lenses plus accessories and flashes. The MP-7 is the smallest of the lot, capable of fitting a gripped DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached, plus a pair of ungripped bodies with prime lenses attached, flashes and accessories. It has a zippered side compartment large enough for a full-size flash.

PRICE: $350 (MP-1); $280 (MP-3); $200 (MP-7)

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