Favorite Photo Travel Bag, upgrade – Train, Roller or Stairs

airport-takeoff-v2-lowres-2Most everyone uses a Roller bag when traveling. What I like about the Think Tank Airport TakeOff is that when the terrain gets rough or stairs appear, as in Train Stations, the Airport converts to a comfortable backpack. Another feature is that I can roll my 15″ lap top in a special pocket on the outside, a super boost help for my ole back without taking up inside gear room.





Converts to clothing bag…

As I carry less gear than before, I now take out the extra removable camera partitions and use for clothes.

When in town…

My travel bag now serves to organize my camera gear when in town and for shoots locally. I just wheel my bag into the office or down the street on location and it’s all there. In the car, it’s comfortable, safe and organized. Here’s a short video detailing more.

Extra features…

Think Tank Airport TakeOff V2.0 is 15% lighter – always good news. And while tripod fits comfortably on the outside of the bag when working, the bag is large enough for my Benbo Travel Angle inside while traveling. I don’t like to advertise photo gear while in route. Another nifty feature is the locking cable to secure the bag to a table leg or Airport seat in the boarding area. It’s the only Travel Luggage the photographer will ever need, a few dollars more than a discount store bag, but won’t fall apart with all the features.

More specs…

“The Airport TakeOff V2.0 features a custom designed retractable handle with inset channel on aluminum tubing for added strength and durability, making it easier to roll down the street,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer. “A newly added tablet carrier in the laptop pocket and dedicated smart phone pocket in the front flap ensures photographers’ tools are easily accessible and at the ready.”

Pocket for tripod mount or water bottle on side (Additional straps included for larger tripods)
Cable and combination lock included for securing the lockable zippers
YKK RC Fuse zippers, ballistic nylon, high-density velex and closed-cell PU 
foam are the highest quality materials in the industry
Top compartment cradles large camera bodies for a perfect fit
Interior zippered pockets for batteries, CF cards, filters and accessories
Custom-designed, high-performance, 80mm wheels with sealed ABEC grade 5 bearings for quiet rolling
User-replaceable retractable handle, wheels and feet
Extra tall wheel housings protect bag from scrapes and scratches
Seam-sealed rain cover included
Grab handles on three sides for lifting bag into the overhead bin
Reinforced dividers support heavy gear and maintain strength over time
Business card holder on top for identification

Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellent (DWR) coating, plus underside of fabric has a polyurethane coating. The bag is constructed with 1680D ballistic nylon, Poly 600D, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, custom designed extra tall skid plates, high performance 80mm super quiet wheels with sealed bearings, SpanKodra front pocket, rubberized laminate reinforcement, 320G airmesh, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Interior: 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane backed Velex liner and dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, closed-cell foam and reinforced PE board dividers, clear mesh pockets, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Internal Dimensions: 13” W x 18.5” H x 5.3– 6.8” D (33 x 47 x 13–17 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 14” W x 21” H x 8” D (35.5 x 53 x 22 cm)
Laptop Pocket: 11.4” W x 16.3” H x 1.4” D (29 x 41.5 x 3.6 cm)
Tablet Pocket: 9.8” W x 9.4” H x 0.8” D (25 x 24 x 2 cm)
Weight: 7.0–8.7 lbs. (3.2–3.9 kg) depending on accessories used
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.

Retailing for $369.75, this important part of our gear is a real winner. To receive free shipping and a special gift click here.

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