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Think Tank PhotoStreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue)
 
4.9

(based on 36 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (22)
  • Strong construction (22)
  • Roomy (21)
  • Adjustable harness (19)
  • Easily accessible equipment (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (22)
    • Protecting gear (19)
    • Storing gear (13)
    • Travel (8)
    • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (13), Photo enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (31)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The BEAST!!

    Firstly I've owned this bag for the last 2 years. LOL. I love the comments by people who really don't own the bag. But all silly comments aside I'll get straight to it....Read complete review

    Firstly I've owned this bag for the last 2 years. LOL. I love the comments by people who really don't own the bag. But all silly comments aside I'll get straight to it. There is a reason why this bag has 5 star ratings across 3 major photo websites (B&H, Thinktank, Youtube and now Dpreview. Prior to buying mine I had did some thorough research into bags that had the ability to carry a Nikon Pro body such as D3/D3s at that time and the Nikon Holy Trinity (14-24, 24-70, 70-200, SB900 etc... ) I did find a few bags but felt they were to long and too big. When I saw the Streewalker Pro on the Thinktank website the first thing that caught my attention is that the bag does not look too big. It still looks like a back pack. The second thing that sold me on it was the depth of the bag. A video on You tube by Fotomicke confirmed the purchase for me. Although its in another language. Its a brief video that shows the configuration of his bag. I duplicated almost the exact same way. ....

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice bag but could be better

    I brought this bag to carry most of my equipment in one bag. These include Nikon 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 300 mm (f4), TC1.4, and my 4x6 filters and...Read complete review

    I brought this bag to carry most of my equipment in one bag. These include Nikon 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 300 mm (f4), TC1.4, and my 4x6 filters and filter adapter.

    The things I like are that its well made, very comfortable, and built to last. Its also roomy. However, the bag's layout unevenly skews the padding leaving very little room on one side for things fatter than a flash or similar item. This leaves the space poorly utilized with filters, flashes, etc while leaving all the heavier lenses on the right. You can adjust the separators/padding to gain some additional room on the thin side but not a whole lot. I wish they split the space evenly on both side.

    The second item I did not like is that the bag is ~1-2 inches deeper than it needs to be (probably to accommodate the more heavier laptops). This makes it appear as if one is walking with a fat suitcase on their back.

    Although I'd recommend this bag, please carefully consider your use before you buy. When you spend this kind of money, you should get exactly what you want.

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    5.0

    Hard to find a better bag

    By Gm

    from Florida

    Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

    This is my third bag from ThinkTank along with a host of there other products, once you have experience the ease of use and the quality of the product everything else seem to come short. If you haven't own one of these bags try it you would be hooked as I am.

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    5.0

    Carry lots of gear plus a tripod inside

    By Think Tank Fans

    from Toronto Canada

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

        I am always unhappy to haul around a tripod attaching to the outside of the bag, especially when travelling. I have checked out a number of bags and finally settled on this one base on quality, proper size and comfort. This bag can fit the following: 70-200 zoom on Canon 5D, 24-70 lens, 16-35 lens, 100 F2.8 Macro, flashlight, all lens hoods, plus a Gitzo traveler tripod that folded to 14". I fit a small reflector in the laptop compartment for portrait and flower shots. A sandwich, drink and some snacks can be fit on top of the tripod as the bag is so deep....or pack a light jacket. Although the wide and well padded harness make carrying such big load less painful...there is lots of room for improvement by learning from the leading camping backpack designs. In summary, this bag is comparatively expensive but like buying a more luxurious car, you can feel the difference.

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        5.0

        Streetwalker perfect

        By Mike

        from Boynton beach fl

        Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

        Fits several camera bodies and all accessories you need

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        4.0

        Holds everything!

        By rxrose

        from Lake City, Fl

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Heavt
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

        I purchased this backpack for a recent trip. Everything fit with room to spare and it fit perfectly under the seat on the plane. I gave it 4 stars because it is a little heavy to wear all day while sightseeing.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Think Tank StreetWalker

        By Andrew

        from Sneads Ferry, NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

        I use this product for my Canon 6D, speedlight, tripod, backup camera body, two lenses, and accessories. The bag is sweet and the tripod pouch is very handy but is also easily concealed in the bag when not in use. The laptop section is separated from the rest of the bag and is padded nicely for your workstation. The lockable zippers are also a plus; not big enough for a combo lock but work nicely with a good padlock. It is also very comfortable for long hikes and has a waist band. The only downsides (besides price) come when a tripod is attached. The tripod extends below the bottom of the bag when attached when means that the bag cannot sit flat on the ground when the tripod is attached; it has to be leaned against something or it will be laying flat on the ground. It is also difficult to keep bulky accessories in the back pouches when a full-sized tripod is attached; it would be nice if the tripod pouch was on the side and if the other side had a water bottle pouch, leaving plenty of room in the back pouches for bigger items.

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        5.0

        Great Bag!

        By Nev

        from GA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Design
        • Easy to Use
        • High capacity
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

          I was looking for a bag to hold 2 Canon DSLR's, 3-4 lenses, including a 70-200 IS II 2.8, a Speedlite, a 15" laptop, GoPro gear and additional stuff such as filters, batteries, chargers etc. The bag needed to be compact enough and comfortable to bring onboard a plane as a carry-on.

          I looked at a number of bags and finally settled on this one for a holiday I just came back from. This bag is well made and a little larger (length) than the Tenba Shootout 24L that I also looked at.

          The bag is well made overall (though I would have liked a better padded waist belt and strap) and took all my gear comfortably and still had room for small personal items and miscellaneous stuff you carry around. I loaded it up with the above mentioned gear and though heavy, it was comfortable to carry around the airport and fit easily in the overhead bin and under the seat.

          I really like it for the sheer capacity it can take - yet is not huge or bulky. You also have some level of flexibility in re-configuring the inner compartment by moving the velcro padded separators. It would have been nice to also have the side entry openings such as the Tenba has, but at the end of the day, you are usually going to have your cameras out so it was not a big deal. I use an Op/Tech Pro strap to carry both cameras.

          I highly recommend this bag if you have a a lot of gear to lug around and don't want to have a large bulky bag to carry around.

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          5.0

          Perfect Bag for Wedding Photographers

          By Jesse

          from Westchester, NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

            Recently switched from a Tenba Large bag to this Think Tank StreetWalker HardDrive. Best decision I've made. Tenba bags are great, but this bag is much smaller and half the weight and yet it still somehow fits everything as the Tenba did. It is easier to carry around and also to store when not in use. Highly recommend.

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            5.0

            The BEAST!!

            By Big_BOi42

            from Bermuda

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

              Firstly I've owned this bag for the last 2 years. LOL. I love the comments by people who really don't own the bag. But all silly comments aside I'll get straight to it. There is a reason why this bag has 5 star ratings across 3 major photo websites (B&H, Thinktank, Youtube and now Dpreview. Prior to buying mine I had did some thorough research into bags that had the ability to carry a Nikon Pro body such as D3/D3s at that time and the Nikon Holy Trinity (14-24, 24-70, 70-200, SB900 etc... ) I did find a few bags but felt they were to long and too big. When I saw the Streewalker Pro on the Thinktank website the first thing that caught my attention is that the bag does not look too big. It still looks like a back pack. The second thing that sold me on it was the depth of the bag. A video on You tube by Fotomicke confirmed the purchase for me. Although its in another language. Its a brief video that shows the configuration of his bag. I duplicated almost the exact same way. ....

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              5.0

              Surprised by just how able this bag is.

              By Canadian Chris

              from Ottawa, Canada

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

                I bought this one on sale a few years ago, since I seem to have Camera Knapsack Acquisition Disorder. Anyways, while I meant for it to be a bag for carrying kit when shooting from the car, I've since taken it on planes to two separate desert excursions where my "do-it-all-backcountry" F-Stop Gear bag couldn't go on the plane.While you may think this is only for urban environments, I've had it in the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuauan Deserts, on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean and in 5 US desert states and 4 US national parks, full of red baby-powder sand. The sand just comes off this bag somehow, and my lenses and cameras have always been perfectly coddled inside this bag, from rain, ocean, sand, deserts, drops and thuds.This bag carries a huge amount, works well to vent heat from your back, and takes a licking and keeps on ticking. This TT bag is as well built, if not better built than most, if not all bags I've seen. Buy this and know that it will go on airplanes, it will hold your glass and take being dropped (twice) from the back of an SUV, will protect in rain, in desert, in heat and cold.

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                5.0

                Very happy with space and quality

                By Sporty Z

                from Orange, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

                  I use it to carry my Canon 7D w/70-200mm EF lens, flash, and other lenses I have. Everything fits really nice and it fits comfortable on my 6' body.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  The best photo backpack ever!

                  By Boytronic

                  from Zg, Cro

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

                        I can fit inside all my gear (and I own a lot of gear) and more. Superb quality, airline friendly. Easy to wear - it doesn't feel that heavy on my back even when fully loaded. Think Tank rules!!

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                        5.0

                        The best photo backpack ever!

                        By Boytronic

                        from Zg, Cro

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

                              You can fit everything inside and more. Fully loaded it still doesn't feel that heavy on my back. Airline friendly and superb quality. Think Tank rules!

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                              4.0

                              THIS IS ONE GREAT BAG

                              By ectjr

                              from Palm Coast, Fl

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortible
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Great Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Hiking
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

                                The main reason I purchased this backpack was the depth inside. I own the Nikon Trinity of lenses and am able to stand them up rather than have to lay them on there side. Except for the 70 - 200mm of course. This leaves much room in the bag for all kinds of extras. Is it heavy fully loaded, of coarse but that's to be expected. I have gone on a few long hikes and was not sore anywhere due to the back support and shoulder straps that are the best I have seen. The quality is outstanding. I knocked off one star because I wish the outside side storage compartments were more expandible. The bag is full of little options not seen in other bags but your also paying for it.

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                                5.0

                                Unbelievable

                                By blubug

                                from washington, DC

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable Harness
                                • Comfortable
                                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                • Roomy
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

                                  This bag is what you need if you have two cameras and multiple lens. Excellent for travel and keeping things together.

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                                  4.0

                                  good product

                                  By old timer

                                  from rome ga

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable Harness
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                  • Roomy
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Protecting Gear
                                    • Storing Gear
                                    • Transporting Gear

                                    Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

                                    storage & travel

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Comfortable

                                    By Jaime A Gonzalez

                                    from Las Vegas NV

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adjustable Harness
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                    • Roomy
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Protecting Gear
                                      • Storing Gear
                                      • Transporting Gear

                                      Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

                                      Adjustable Harness. Strong Construction.S trong Construction

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                                      5.0

                                      What You're Looking For

                                      By PhotoPhil

                                      from Prestonsburg, KY

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adjustable Harness
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                      • Roomy
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • A Little Pricey But Expec

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Protecting Gear
                                      • Transporting Gear

                                      Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

                                      Okay, it's a little pricey...let's get that out of the way. It's also well made with first rate materials. Packs a ton and protects like you'd expect. I gave it 5 stars because 6 wasn't available.

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                                      5.0

                                      Bigger is better!!

                                      By mcumbie

                                      from Colorado Springs, CO

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adjustable Harness
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                      • Roomy
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Protecting Gear
                                        • Storing Gear
                                        • Transporting Gear

                                        Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

                                        Comfortable to carry, even with my D7000 and 4 lenses as well as my R1C1 flash set-up with the SU-800 Commander. I love that it has room for my laptop as well.

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                                        5.0

                                        Another Great Think Tank Bag

                                        By AnnArbor

                                        from Ann Arbor MI

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Adjustable Harness
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                        • Roomy
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Protecting Gear
                                          • Transporting Gear

                                          Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

                                          I bought this as a step up in size from the Streetwalker Pro (which I have used for years) and it has all the same great build quality and comfort as that bag--just with lots more room.

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent Bag

                                          By RECPhoto

                                          from Charlotte, NC

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Transporting Gear

                                            Comments about Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive (Black/Silver/Blue):

                                            This bag will carry all of your essential gear for just about any photo shoot. The quality is excellent including heavy duty zippers, shoulder straps, and material. There are plenty of dividers. One of the main reasons for the purchase was to be able to carry my 7D with attached 70-200 IS II 2.8 with the lens shade in the normal position. The tripod holder works great but you will need to remove the tripod to get to your gear. The shoulder straps distribute the weight evenly and the padding on the back makes carrying the pack comfortable. This is not a small pack back. I use a smaller camera bag when I don't need all of my gear. I am not a big user of the waist straps and they tuck away nicely.

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