Think Tank Photo to Release Three Travel-Specific Backpacks

May 3, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | 3 Comments |
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Later this month, Think Tank Photo will be releasing the Airport series, a new line of travel-specific, high-capacity camera backpacks. The three backpacks – the Airport Accelerator, Airport Commuter, and Airport Essentials— integrate quick access pockets for a laptop and tablet, a top pocket for boarding passes, and three robust handles to ensure easy placement and retrieval from overhead bins. The three sizes allow photographers to select the best fit for their needs. The largest of the three, the Airport Accelerator accommodates two pro-size SLRs, 6 to 8 standard zooms, a 500 f/4.0, a tablet, and up to a 17” laptop. The smaller Airport Commuter fits one pro-size SLR, 4-6 zooms, a tablet and a 15” notebook, while the even smaller Airport Essentials accommodates a standard DSLR, 4 to 6 standard zooms, a tablet, and up to a 13” laptop.

Think Tank Photo Press Release

Think Tank Photo to Release Three Travel-Specific Backpacks

Features Quick Access Pockets for Laptops and iPads

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo announced today that in May it will release the Airport™ series, a new line of travel-specific, high-capacity camera backpacks designed with maneuvering through airports quickly in mind. The three backpacks – the Airport Accelerator, Airport Commuter, and Airport Essentials— integrate quick access pockets for both laptops and iPad, a top pocket for boarding passes, and three robust handles to ensure easy placement and retrieval from overhead bins.

The Airport™ series makes life easier for the traveling photographer. All meet international carry on size requirements.  The two smaller bags, the Airport Commuter and the Airport Essentials, are designed to fit under-seat in regional commuter planes.

Their light, adjustable, contoured harness provides comfort along with lumbar support.  The air mesh paneling keeps backs cool. The height-adjustable sternum strap allows for the perfect fit.  A removable waist belt, side water bottle pocket, tripod/ monopod mounting system and seam sealed rain cover extend their versatility.

Adding even more functionality, these backpacks can be used with Think Tank’s Pro Speed Belts for additional support and capacity by adding component pouches and cases from the company’s Modular Rotation Component System. 

“For photographers who travel by air, these bags deliver on the three “C’s”:  Carry-on size, Comfort, Capacity,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s co-founder and lead designer.  “Their design, build quality and functionality are second to none.”

The three sizes allow photographers to select the best fit for their needs.

Airport Accelerator accommodates two pro size DSLRs, six to eight standard zooms, a 500 f/4.0, iPad, and up to a 17” laptop. The largest of the three, this one has a padded removable waist belt.

Airport Commuter accommodates a pro size DSLR, four to six standard zooms, (increased depth holds a 400 f/2.8), iPad and 15” laptop

Airport Essentials accommodates a standard DSLR, four to six standard zooms, iPad, and up to 13” laptop.

Features include:
Bottom hinge opens bag completely for quick and unencumbered access.
Cable lock and locking YKK zipper sliders for added security.
Laptop and iPad stored in a separate locking zippered compartment.
Light, comfortable and contoured harness system.
Tripod/monopod mounting system.
Top zippered pocket for boarding pass.
Removable waist belt for additional stability when walking, running, etc.
Easily accessible front organizer pocket.
Seam sealed rain cover included.


Specifications

Airport Accelerator
  Exterior Dimensions: 14” W x 20.5” H x 9” D (35.6 x 52.1 x 22.9cm)
  Interior Dimensions: 12.5” W x 18.8” H x 6.8” D (31.6 x 47.8 x 17.3cm)
  Laptop: 12.3” W x 17.5” H x 1.5” D (31.2 x 44.5 x 44cm)
  Weight: 4.8-5.5 lbs (2.2-2.5 kg)

Airport Commuter
  Exterior Dimensions: 12.5” W x 18” H x 8.5” D (31.6 x 45.7 x 21.6cm)
  Interior Dimensions: 11.5” W x 16.3” H x 6.8” D (29.2 x 41.4 x 17.3cm)
  Laptop: 11” W x 16” H x 1.3” D (27.9 x 40.6 x 3.3cm
  Weight: 3.6-4.2lbs (1.7-1.9kg)

Airport Essentials
  Exterior Dimensions: 11.5” W x 18” H x 7” D (29.2 x 45.7 x 17.8cm)
  Interior Dimensions: 10.6” W x 16.3” H x 5” D (27 x 41.4 x 12.7cm)
  Laptop: 10” W x 15.5” H x 1” D (25.4 x 39.4 x 2.5cm)
  Weight: 3-3.6 lbs (1.4-1.6 kg)

About Think Tank Photo
Headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work and developing inventive new carrying solutions that meet their needs. They are dedicated to using only the highest quality materials and design principles, and employing materials that are environmentally benign.



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#1 Archer66

"All meet international carry on size requirements."

Not true, only Airport Essentials does.

Budget airlines have max. size 55x40x20cm for carry on baggage.

5:39 pm - Thursday, May 3, 2012

#2 Ellis Vener

I'm a workign photographer and 've been using the TTP Airport 4-Sight for about a week. I've got some comments here: http://blog.ellisvener.com/2012/05/12/thinktank-photo-airport-4-sight-rolling-camera-case-mini0-review/

12:58 am - Sunday, May 13, 2012

#3 Ellis Vener

typo correction patrol:

I'm a working photographer and have been using the TTP Airport 4-Sight for about a week. I've got some comments here: http://blog.ellisvener.com/2012/05/12/thinktank-photo-airport-4-sight-rolling-camera-case-mini0-review/

1:00 am - Sunday, May 13, 2012