Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter

Backpack for carrying camera and accessories

Item #: 8743000486

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Inside the Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter backpack

Internal dividers let you configure the Airport Commuter backpack for multiple lenses and accessories.

The Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter is perfect for a photographer on the go. It's designed to accommodate a DSLR camera body and multiple lenses in a carry-on sized case. Bring along a tablet or laptop as well; there's an efficient, padded pocket for your mobile computing devices. Keep all of your crucial gear close to hand, safe and secure, whether you're in the airport, on the plane, or shooting in a bustling city. It can be worn like a backpack, and lockable zippers add a layer of security.

Product Highlights:

  • carrying case for DSLR camera body, lenses and accessories
  • sized to fit domestic and international carry-on requirements
  • additional storage space for laptop and tablet devices
  • external tripod storage
  • made of durable, water-resistant fabric
  • seam sealed rain cover included for extra protection from heavy weather
  • internal dividers can be configured to accommodate your specific space requirements
  • cable, lock and locking zipper sliders for added security
  • exterior dimensions: 12-1/2"W x 18"H x 8-1/2"D
  • interior dimensions: 11-1/2"W x 16-5/16"H x 6-13/16"D
  • laptop pocket: 11"W x 16"H x 1-5/16"D
  • weight: 4.2 lbs.
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Great Bag - fit my needs!

Written By Asf15, Massachusetts on Saturday, August 08, 2015

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I was skeptical at first about buying this bag, but I love it! I bought it for travel. It fits everything I need it to - my laptop, external hardrive and power cords, my NIkon d610, Nikkor 50mm, Nikkor 24 - 70 2.8, Nikkor 24 - 85, Nikkor 70 - 300 and Nikkor 80 - 400, SB-910 Flash assorted filters, cleaning, kit batteries and power cords. THe bag is still small enough to carry on yet, large enough to hold everything I need.

Cons: heavy when full, but that is to be expected!

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What's in the box?

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  • Airport Commuter Camera backpack
  • 2 Tripod straps
  • 20" Security cable with combination lock
  • Rain cover
  • Instructions
  • Think Tank Photo catalog
  • Product Registration card

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Overview: The Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials is a high-capacity camera backpack. It meets domestic and international carry-on size requirements. It can carry a DSLR camera body with a 400mm F2.8 telephoto lens attached (or a 500mm F4 unattached), plus 6-8 standard zoom lenses, plus an iPad and 15" laptop in a quick access pocket.

Note: You should check with your air carrier to confirm current size restrictions.

Dimensions: The Airport Essentials camera backpack features multiple customizable compartments so you can configure the interior space to suit your needs. You can carry one DSLR body with a long telephoto lens, or two DSLR bodies and 4-6 standard zooms, plus an iPad and 15" laptop in separate pockets. The dimensions of the backpack are:

Exterior Interior Laptop
Width: 12.5"
Height: 18"
Depth: 8.5"
Width: 11.5"
Height: 16.3"
Depth: 6.8"
Width: 11"
Height: 16"
Depth: 1.3"
3.5 to 4.2 pounds

Materials: The Airport Essentials is made of polyester and velocity nylon, with a ballistic nylon bottom panel. It includes lockable YKK RC Fuse zippers and antique nickel-plated hardware. All exterior fabric has a durable water repellant coating, and the underside has a polyurethane coating for superior water resistance. The inside features silver-toned nylon and a polyurethane-backed Velex liner, and high density closed cell foam dividers.

Features: The Airport Essentials backpack has the following features:

  • The top pocket holds boarding passes and your passport for easy access.
  • The included security cable and combination lock allow you to lock the backpack to immovable objects, in case you have to leave your gear in a media room, wedding hall, hotel room, or other unsecured area.
  • The removable waist belt adds stability and functionality. For added versatility, the backpack can be used with Think Tank Pro Speed belts.
  • The contoured adjustable harness features lumbar support and Air Mesh paneling to keep your back cool while wearing. The sternum strap is height adjustable for maximum comfort.
  • Handles are provided on three sides for easy retrieval from an overhead compartment or car trunk.
  • The inside flap has see-through mesh pockets for small accessories.
  • With the included tripod straps, you can attach a tripod or monopod to one of the sides.
  • A 2x polyurethane-coated, seam-sealed nylon rain cover is included to protect your gear when the weather gets rough.

No Rhetoric Warranty: All Think Tank Photo products are covered by a No Rhetoric Warranty. The products are warranted against any defects in material or workmanship for as long as the original owner uses the product. Normal wear and tear is not covered by the warranty.

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