Camera bag manufacturer Think Tank has announced a new range of shoulder bags designed to look good as well as protect your equipment. The company says its new Signature range is made from a polyester/nylon blend that feels as soft as fine wool even though it has a water repellent coating.

The bags come in two sizes and are aimed at those with smaller interchangeable lens system bodies rather than full-blown DSLR kits. Think Tank says the bags are suitable for one body and three to four lenses, while the larger of the bags, the 13, can also accommodate a 13" laptop.

The straps of the bags are made from leather while metal clasps keep it fastened shut. A waterproofing layer coats the base of the bags to protect them when they are placed on wet surfaces.

The Think Tank Signature 10 and 13 bags cost $249 and $279 and will be available in Slate Gray or Dusty Olive. For more information see the Think Tank website.

Manufacturer information

Signature Series

The Signature Series from Think Tank is a modernized version of the classic shoulder bag. Whether you are a young urban professional or corporate photographer, the Signature shoulder bag is as fashionable as it is functional. Hand sewn advanced fabrics blend weather protection and durability with the classic feel of fine wool.
Genuine leather detailing and metal hardware adds character and stands up to the rigors of a photographer’s daily use.

KEY FEATURES

  • Modern wool-like fabric that is soft to the touch and stands-up to everyday use
  • Full-grain leather bottom and detailing, plus antique finished metal hardware
  • Zippered flap provides full closure and security to the main compartment, or tucks away when not in use
  • Dedicated laptop/tablet compartment: Signature 13 fits a 13” laptop

Additional Features

  • Secure clasps on front flap with one handed operation
  • Soft look and feel with clothing-safe materials and design
  • Dedicated phone pocket fits up to an iPhone 6s+ or S7 Edge
  • Wide handle pass-through for attaching to rolling luggage
  • Large front pocket for an extra strobe, rain cover or small book
  • Long, cushioned neoprene shoulder pad positions easily when worn cross-body
  • Zippered front pocket provides security for small items and includes a built-in organizer for pens and business cards
  • Quilted velex dividers can be customized to fit your gear
  • Shorter dividers can be made into shelves to stack shorter lenses and primes
  • Dividers and bottom foam can be removed for a completely collapsible bag
  • Although the bag’s outer fabric is treated with water resistant coating, a seam-sealed rain cover is included for downpour conditions

What Fits
1 standard-size DSLR with mid-range zoom attached plus 2–3 additional lenses
13” laptop fits inside a dedicated compartment

Specifications
Internal Dimensions:
13.3” W x 9.1” H x 5.1” D (34 x 23 x 13 cm)
Exterior Dimensions:
14.6” W x 10.4” H x 6.3” D (37 x 26.5 x 16 cm)
Laptop/Tablet Pocket:
13” W x 9.1” H x 1.2” D (33 x 23 x 3 cm)
Weight:
3.1 lbs. (1.4 kg)

Materials
Exterior:
Durable water-repellant (DWR) coating
Polyurethane coating
240D wool-like 195G nylon/poly blend
Full-grain leather
YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers
Antique-plated metal hardware
550D polyspun
Nylon seatbelt webbing
Neoprene
3-ply bonded nylon thread

Interior:
High-density closed cell foam dividers
210D silver-toned nylon lining
Polyurethane backed velex liner & dividers
2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover
Nylon binding
3-ply bonded nylon thread