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Review: Think Tank Airport Takeoff

I’m an equipment whore. It’s just the way it is, and I’m not going to apologize. I’m also a giant pain when it comes to my stuff. You won’t find me shopping for knock-offs or products that are sort of like the real thing but with crappy materials. I just won’t do it. I believe you get what you pay for and that’s just the way it is.  When someone says to me their feet are killing them and I look down and see a $7 pair of shoes, sympathy flies right out the window.

Which brings me to my next point and something I just never do – endorse or review a product. One, other than using the product, I’m not a professional reviewer and I wouldn’t want a stray review hurting a company’s chance of someone  making a purchase. I don’t believe Think Tank is going to mind, however, if I offer my thoughts on the GREATEST CAMERA BAG IN HISTORY!

Truth be told I’m the second of the two sticks to have this bag. Bob got it a few months ago and has been bragging about how comfortable, roomy and convenient it is. I scoffed and continued to lug my shoulder bag around, wincing every time I had to throw 50 pounds over my shoulder. so I bit the bullet, stopped making fun of Bob and bought the Think Tank Airport Takeoff Rolling Camera Bag.

A few things that stand out. They managed to make the perfect size to fit all of the gear for the working photog. I thought I’d hate that it’s a roller bag. They always look goofy to me. Now, I’ll never have a main bag that isn’t a roller and I look so friggin’ cool rolling down the street. Well, maybe not but who cares because it rolls so smoothly. Oh yeah, and it has backpack straps for those cases when you can’t roll it! I love the clear pockets on the inside flap. I don’t have a ton in there right now but I will and I know the fact that I can see everything is going to be huge. Finally, it’s apparently perfect if you plan to fly with your gear because it’s suitable for the overhead. I haven’t done it yet but can’t wait to give it a try. I’m not going to list all of the features but suffice it to say that I could not be happier to have found a company who gets what photographers need and then delivers.

Here’s also a link back to an older  post with Bob’s roller and what fits in it:

Anyway, here are the specs from the company’s website and some photos below.

Top Features:

  • Holds up to two pro or regular size DSLR bodies with or without lenses attached
  • Holds up to 400mm f/2.8 (tight with lens cap) and other assorted lenses
  • INTERNATIONAL and USA domestic carry on size
  • Quickly deployable/concealable backpack straps
  • Front cable & lock to secure laptops
  • Lockable zipper sliders
  • Compatible with Think Tank Artificial Intelligence 15 and 17 laptop case

Gear Profile:

  • Holds up to 400 f/2.8 (tight with lens cap) and other assorted lenses
  • Holds up to two pro or regular size DSLR bodies with or without lenses attached
  • Holds 15” laptops and some 17″ laptops
  • Front cable & lock to secure laptops

Photographer Profile:

  • All photographers, from pros to serious enthusiasts.

Technical Specifications:

  • ID: 13”W x 18.5”H x 5.25 – 6.75”D (33 x 47 x 13 – 17cm)
    ED: 14”W x 21”H x 8”D (35.5 x 53 x 22cm)
  • Weight: 8.6 – 10.3 lbs (3.9 – 4.7 kg) (depending on accessories used)
  • No Rhetoric Warranty Policy
  • Exterior – All fabric exterior treated with DWR while fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, 420D velocity nylon, custom designed extra tall skid plates, replaceable in-line skate wheels, rubberized laminate reinforcement, ultra-stretch pockets, 3D air mesh, SpanKodra side pockets, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
  • Interior – 210D silver-toned nylon, PU backed velex liner & dividers, 2x PU coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, closed cell foam & polyethylene (PE) board stiffened  dividers, clear PU mesh pockets (non-PVC), 3-ply bonded nylon thread.




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