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  • Front of safari backpack pictured with gear (not included)
  • Front right pictured with Nikon gear (not included)
  • Front right of bag
  • Tripod attached to front of bag
  • Tripod attached to the side of the bag
  • Back left with harness out
  • Back right with harness out
  • Front left of safari backpack
  • Front view of camera bag
  • Small pockets storing Nikon gear (not included)
  • Large pocket with three Nikon camera bodies
  • Back straps buckled together
  • Side pocket fits a full-sized camera flash (not included, MP-7 only)
  • Side pocket fits a 32 ounce water bottle (not included)
  • Side pocket with GPS and other accessories (not included)
  • Extra zippered pocket fits small objects
  • Large pocket with Nikon long lens
  • Small pockets with Nikon body and lenses inside
  • Large pocket
  • Zippered pouches
  • Waistbelt detail
  • Seam-sealed raincover (included)

Safari Backpack for Camera Gear - Moose Peterson MP-7 v2.0

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Product Description

The Moose Peterson MP-7 v2.0 safari backpack by MindShift Gear was designed with world-renowned wildlife photographer Moose Peterson. In the beginning, these bags were designed for wildlife and safari photographers, but with an updated design the MP v2.0 series offers a beneficial carrying system to all photographers. With 3 interior compartments for gear, you can rest assured your valuable photo equipment will be transported securely and safely.

A unique feature of the MP v2.0 series is the interior compartment doors that close automatically, protecting your camera sensor and bag from dust and dirt. While working in the field, the new MP-7 safari backpack offers quick access to up to 3 camera bodies with lenses attached and ready to go when you need them.

Why You’ll Love the MP-7 v2.0

  • Maintains the original ‘Moose Ears’ design from 1998 with auto-close compartment flaps to protect the interior from dust, spray, wind, and other elements.
  • 3 compartment system allows you to keep lenses attached providing the quickest way to access gear.
  • Zippered side pockets fit full-sized flashes (MP-7 model only).
  • Sized for airplane carry-on, allowing you to get the maximum amount of gear on an airplane. As always, double check with your airline first for current requirements.
  • Long glass carrying solution with body attached.
  • Tripod/monopod mounting system on side and front.
  • No laptop compartment.

What Fits Inside this Safari Backpack

  • Holds 1 gripped body attached to 70–200mm ƒ/2.8 and two ungripped bodies with primes attached, two flashes and accessories.
  • OR holds 1 gripped body and one ungripped body with 70–200mm ƒ/2.8, 24–70mm ƒ/2.8, 14–24mm ƒ/2.8 (or 16–35mm ƒ/2.8), a 2x teleconverter, two flashes, and accessories.
  • Maximum lens size: 200mm ƒ/2 attached to a gripped body.

What’s Included

  • Seam-sealed rain cover/drop cloth

Other Camera Backpacks in the Moose Peterson Series

Please see the Specifications tab below for additional information.


Additional Features of the MP-7 v2.0 Safari Backpack

  • Flap guard protects front zippers.
  • Constructed with the highest quality RC Fuse YKK® zippers, 600D and 420D nylon construction for long-lasting durability and strength.
  • Dual-density foam padded shoulder harness that is cushioned with air mesh for added comfort.
  • Zippered side pockets fit full-sized camera flashes (MP-7 only).
  • Includes 2 removable zippered mesh pouches for storing accessories.
  • Stretch water bottle pocket fits a 32 ounce water bottle.
  • Internal zippered mesh pockets are located under each ear flap.
  • Padded handle on top.
  • Webbing handle on bottom.
  • Robust zipper pulls are easily gripped with or without gloves.
  • Dividers are adjustable for different camera case configurations.
  • ID/business card window slot on top for easy bag identification.

Dimensions and Weight

  • Backpack Exterior: 15″ Width × 15.5″ Height × 8″ Diameter (38.1 x 39.4 x 20.3 cm)
  • Large Camera Compartment: 5.3″ Width × 14″ Height × 6.5″ Diameter (13.5 x 35.5 x 16.5 cm)
  • Small Camera Compartments (each): 5″ Width × 6.3″ Height × 6.5″ Diameter (12.5 x 16 x 16.5 cm)
  • Weight: 2.5–3.3 lbs. (1.1–1.5 kg); lower weight excludes all dividers and accessories.



For superior water resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellent coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. The bag also features highest-quality abrasion-resistant YKK® RC-Fuse zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 600D polyester, 1680D ballistic nylon, 320G DuraStretch mesh, nylon webbing, 350G airmesh, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.


High-density velex, 210D silver-toned nylon lining, hexa mesh pockets, high-density closed-cell foam, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

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