Think Tank announces 'pilot's case' and messenger-style camera bags
Bag maker Think Tank has announced two new camera bags. The Airport Navigator is a rolling pilot's case that allows access to your photo gear from both the top and front. The bag is designed to hold two pro-size bodies and three to six lenses, two flash units, an iPad and laptop. Like other products in the Airport series, this bag is designed to meet the restrictions imposed by airlines on carry-on luggage for international and domestic US flights.
Think Tank has also announced a new line of CityWalker messenger-style shoulder bags. The bags come in three sizes, each capable of holding at minimum a standard-size camera body and medium range zoom. A seam-sealed rain cover is included with both series of bags. They are to be released in November.
Top- and Front-accessible Photographer Rolling Pilot’s Case
Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo announces that in November it will release the Airport Navigator™, the photography industry’s first rolling pilot’s case that allows photographers to access gear from the top and the front. The new pilot’s case also includes a shoulder strap for easing past gate check attendants.
The Airport Navigator™ holds two pro-size bodies, plus three to six extra lenses and most 15.4” laptops, iPads and documents. The two external side pockets can also accommodate pro-size flashes or water bottles.
The new roller’s lightweight design emphasizes fit and comfort, premium quality, and flexibility and function. The custom handle extends to total of 40” for easy rolling. The pilot’s case utilizes the highest quality YKK RC Fuse zippers, custom designed and replaceable in-line skate wheels, and antique nickel plated metal hardware. It features a shoulder strap whose piggy-back function allows for easy attachment to other rollers.
“This project dates back many years as our designers strived to create a dual access roller,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo CEO and Lead Designer. “Through different revisions, we found that the most reasonable style for this case was a Pilot’s type bag. This effort culminated in the creation of a rolling case that has top and front access for wedding, event and travel photographers. This is yet another unique first for the camera industry.”
- 15" Laptop compartment
- iPad/document pocket
- Top and front access panels to photo gear
- Lockable zippers on both main zippered compartments
- Retractable handle slides through top lid handle to hold lid open for quick access to gear while shooting
- Removable shoulder strap includes piggy-back function for attaching Airport Navigator to other TTP rollers
- Two external side pockets to accommodate flashes or water bottles
- Releasable front panel straps hold the laptop compartment open for quick access to electronics when attached or full access to photo gear when released. Straps also tuck-away when not in use.
- Custom designed and replaceable handle and wheels
- Seam sealed rain cover included.
The Airport Navigator’s all-fabric exterior is treated with a DWR coating while fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance. It utilizes YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 420D high-density nylon, 600D brushed polyester, custom designed replaceable in-line skate wheels, Ultra Stretch pockets, antique nickel plated metal hardware, aluminum reinforcement, rubberized laminate, 3D air mesh, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
• Airport Navigator
External Dimensions: 16” W x 15.5” H x 10” D (40.6 × 39.4 × 25.4cm)
Internal Dimensions: 15” W x 13” H x 6.8” D (38.1 × 33 × 17.3cm)
Laptop: 14.8” W x 11” H x 1.5” D (37.6 × 28 × 3.8cm)
Weight: 8.1-9.2 lbs (3.7-4.2 kg)
Premium Messenger Camera Bags
Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo announces that in November it will release the CityWalker™ messenger bag series. Designed with the urban photographer in mind, the new bags will come in three models – CityWalker 10, CityWalker 20, and CityWalker 30 – and in two colorways: Black and Blue Slate.
The CityWalkers’ design emphasizes fit and comfort, premium quality, and functional flexibility. Extremely lightweight, the bags feature a high quality silver-toned nylon liner, RC Fuse External/YKK zippers, and antique nickel plated metal hardware. They have a sound silencer on the main flap, extra flaps for smaller lenses with a fully lined velex insert for maximum customization, internal pockets that fit a pro-size flash, and a removable padded insert.
The CityWalker 10 fits one standard size body with a 24-70 attached, plus one to two small extra lenses, a flash, and a tablet. The CityWalker 20 holds one standard size body with a 24-70 attached or a 70-200 detached, plus extra lenses, a flash, and a tablet. The CityWalker 30 holds one standard size body with a 24-70 attached or a 70-200 detached, plus two to four extra lenses, a flash, and a 15” laptop.
“The CityWalkers are a classic ‘walk around’ bag,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo CEO and Lead Designer. “Built around the same design aesthetic as our popular StreetWalker® backpacks, their style is targeted toward casual urban environments while still focused on an active lifestyle.”
- 15" Laptop compartment (CityWalker 30)
- iPad/document pocket [front internal] (CityWalker 10 and CityWalker 20)
- Double security on front flap closure with silence-able Hook/Loop and Dual Cross™ Buckle
- Removable padded insert
- Seam sealed rain cover included.
- Customizable divider layout
- Two internal side pockets to accommodate flash
- Deluxe organizer on front panel
- Water bottle pockets on each side
- Large zippered pocket on front flap for accessories
- Rear document pocket
- Business card holder inside main flap
- Top carry handle
All CityWalker fabric exterior is treated with a DWR coating while fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance. They utilize YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 420D high-density nylon, 600D brushed polyester, 250D shadow rip-stop polyester, Derrington™ mesh pockets, antique nickel plated metal hardware, Dual Cross™ Buckle, 3D air mesh, mono mesh, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
• CityWalker 10
External Dimensions: 12.4” W x 9” H x 6.7” D (31.5 × 23 × 17cm)
Internal Dimensions: 10” W x 7.5” H x 5.3” D (25.5 × 19 × 13.5cm)
Tablet: 10.3” W x 8” H x 0.8” D (26.2 × 20.3 × 2cm)
Weight: 1.9-2.2 lbs (0.8-1.0 kg)
• CityWalker 20
External Dimensions: 13.8” W x 9.8” H x 6.7” D (35 × 25 × 17cm)
Internal Dimensions: 13” W x 8.7” H x 5.3” D (33 × 22 × 13.5cm)
Tablet: 10.3” W x 8” H x 0.8” D (26.2 × 20.3 × 2cm)
Weight: 2.0-2.5 lbs (0.9-1.1 kg)
• CityWalker 30
External Dimensions: 16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D (41.5 × 29 × 21cm)
Internal Dimensions: 13.4” W x 9.6” H x 6.7” D(34 × 24.5 × 17cm)
Laptop: 15" W x 11" H x 1.4" D (38 x 28 x 3.6cm)
Weight: 2.8-3.1 lbs (1.3-1.4 kg)
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