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Think Tank PhotoAirport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black)
 
4.8

(based on 81 reviews)

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    (68)

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    (9)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (47)
  • Good capacity (45)
  • Easy to access items (38)
  • Easy to carry (34)
  • Durable (24)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (5)
  • Heavy to begin with (5)

Best Uses

  • Long vacations (21)
  • Weekend trips (20)
  • Travel (18)
  • Family trips (14)
  • Weddings (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (28), Career (16), Pro photographer (14), Comfort-oriented (13), Modern (13)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 6-10 annual trips (19), 0-5 annual trips (16), 20+ annual trips (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (31), Personal (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (71)

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So far so Good!

I have only had the Airport security for 2 weeks but so far I am very happy with the overall product. The bag seems to have great build quality everywhere, with the exception being...Read complete review

I have only had the Airport security for 2 weeks but so far I am very happy with the overall product. The bag seems to have great build quality everywhere, with the exception being the expandable handle. The handle seems loose and wiggles a lot. My best guess, is that it will still do the job (and not break) but when I am spending this kind of money I expect it to be a little more rigid.

My only other small complaint is that there is no laptop sleave in the locking compartment of the bag. Supposedly you can lay a laptop flat, on top of your gear, but I am slightly heasitant to try.

Other then that, everything seems very well constructed. Wheeles roll very well, zippers work, it looks good, etc.

There is a lot of space! Currently, It is carrying two professional bodies, a 16-35 f/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8 Is II (attched to body), and a 300mm f/2.8 II (attached to other body). All of which have their lens hoods attached. Plus a strobe, 1d charger, and some other odds and ends.

All an all I gave it a 4 out of 5. The handle being the only reason it falls short of a perfect score in my book.

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Buy This If You're A Gorilla

Primarily used for carry-on while flying, built tough but WAY TOO heavy by itself. A little too large, also. Even though the dimensions are listed as being within airline specs, I'm not...Read complete review

Primarily used for carry-on while flying, built tough but WAY TOO heavy by itself. A little too large, also. Even though the dimensions are listed as being within airline specs, I'm not convinced I will have no problem getting this in the overhead. And I'm sure I won't be able to lift it into the overhead by myself with the weight of the bag in addition to the equipment. As airlines start limiting weight, this bag itself weighs as much as a good size lens.

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5.0

Excelente maleta!

By Angel SM86

from Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

        Una maravilla de maleta, le entra prácticamente todo y muy bien ordenado.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Like a tank

        By Carlos

        from Florida

        Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

        Great bag
        It protect your precious equipment!
        Space and confortable!

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        5.0

        Amazing Product

        By J

        from Texas

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Plenty Of Space
        • Rolls
        • Studio In A Bag
        • Tough

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Drag Handle Seems Weak
        • Heavy With Gear Duh
        • Limited Space On Outside

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere You Need To Go
        • One Stop Shop For Gear
        • Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

        So far, no complaints of the bag. It works splendidly Wheels roll smoothly and are able to tackle some rough parking lots and a little bit of packed dirt. The bag has exponential amounts of space. I have not yet tried to set it up with lenses attached to the camera bodies. I plan to this weekend to speed up the availability of an image-ready camera body.

        The case is rugged. The exterior seems durable enough to take a few hits and still protect the gear inside. The padded compartment parts are rigid and provide another level of stability to the bag to prevent crushing.

        In the bag is two pro-level DSLRs, six lenses, a teleconverter, chargers, wet weather gear, cleaning supplies, spare batteries, voice recorders, two flash heads.... Im sure that if I played with the insert organization, that I could create even more space.

        The images on the BH website are missing some details, there are zippered pouches on the inside of the main flap, there is additional storage space on the exterior of the bag, although it is not as abundant as the interior. The front pocket can hold a couple of pads and a handful of pens, a cell phone and thin wallet.... that about it. There is a side pouch that appears to be designed for passports and plane tickets, I keep my reporters notebooks in there. There is a small and thin zippered compartment on the top of the bag, I put my printed assignment data in there.

        The Pros... Locking bag, cable lock, security and peace of mind when you have to step away from your bag. I used the cable while shooting the marching band at a high school that is known for having juvenile culprits. It was a neat feature and would definitely use if if I needed a quick Z or had a winter layover at an airport.

        The cons.... HEAVY!!!! Thank God for the wheels. This bag WILL end up gate-checked on any puddle jumper you fly in. Either fly out on a 737 from a larger, nearby airport or take a deep breath and pray. The bag does appear to be able to hold its own. I would probably haggle with the baggage handler for some kind of tag or marker that would ensure it isn't thrown around. Other cons, the handle is structurally sound but... it wobbles a bit. I would definitely follow the instructions and NOT carry it by the drag handle.

        Kinda-cons... The back back straps leave something to be desired... however they were not designed to be for frequent use. Only for getting the bag somewhere the wheels can't.

        In conclusion, I will probably hold on to this bag until the wheels fall off. I am done with carrying my bag around, with the growing number of lenses I feel I need to have near... This is the bag to have. Plus, I feel safer leaving the bag in the truck when I need to only take two bodies and lenses to a football game. I actually cable into the under-seat frame. Of course I have insurance for my gear as well...

        If you need it... or just want it... BUY IT!

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        4.0

        Nice bag

        By Mabou2

        from Easton, CT

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

        Overall, I think this is a great bag. In my pros and cons list below, I am splitting hairs by even adding the cons. Though I am knocking one star off of my review for the cons, I would buy this bag again.Pros:Ample storageExcellent wheels and handle. Lifetime warranty on the wheels.Great build quality.Able to bring aboard smaller passenger planes. Though probably not the little commuter jumpers.Cons:-- Weight. Fully loaded this thing weighs a ton. My problem, not Think Tanks.-- Not quite deep enough to stand a Canon 70-200 on end... will do it, but the lens is pretty firmly clamped by the lid... i.e. no give for a bag crush.-- Some oddly shaped compartments and uneven compartment bottoms. This is partially due to pom needed to accommodate the pull-out handle. Where the handle exists, the compartment is a bit shallow. Some of the compartments have uneven floors due to the handle taking up some internal space.-- Front sleeve would be better as a large zippered front pocket.-- I wish the zippered lid opened sideways instead of length-wise. It would be nice to have the lid open and stay somewhat vertical, rather than needing the extra space to open the full length lid and lay it out.-- I wish they included a couple of dedicated lens bridge dividers to increase the versatility of camera/lens storage.-- Needs a few extra small compartments for the "nuts and bolts" of photography.... such as a dedicated compartment for batteries.

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        5.0

        Quality Bag

        By Marianne

        from Lavallette, NJ

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

        A bit heavy, but built well and so far I love it

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        • No

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        5.0

        is just what we need

        By De Pepe Studio

        from Calexico, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

          this camera bag to use it for weddings
          how safe the equipment is maintained
          that you can attach to a pole with steely forget the cable while working

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          5.0

          Well made, but big

          By Morty

          from Washington DC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

            This is a very well made bag. However, it doesn't fit lengthwise in most US aircraft. While the demotions are at the carry on size limit of most US airlines, the bag must be stowed sideways in most overhead airplane storage. It seems to be about 1-3 inches too long. You might consider the international version if you tend to fly on flights with limited overhead space. Otherwise the bag is great. It is highly customizable. It has excellent wheels. My personal preference, would be for front flap to be attached along one of the long edges, instead of at the bottom. If you have things in the outer pockets of the front flap, they can get flung about when opening. But I don't think any other bag comes close to this one, so it's just a minor issue.

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            4.0

            So roomy, it gets too heavy.

            By Laxphoto

            from CT

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel

              Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

              While all my gear including a Nikon 400 2.8 will fit, I literally had to have a weightlifter put it up in the overhead on the airplane! With that in mind, I opted to put one of my camera bodies, a lens and my computer in my backpack. I really wanted the new airport roller derby as it has 360 wheels, but was told that the Nikon 400 was an issue due to the hood. I think with using two bags, I may have been able to get the "Roller Derby" to accomodate, but being short on time, I kept the 2.0. The Airport Security 2.0 is flexible for packing and super sturdy. I did not worry about damage, but the wheels do not allow much pivot. The organization of the bag is awesome..for my regular sports jobs it will be great. Just keep lifting those weights!

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              5.0

              the BEST

              By Lance

              from NYC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                I use this bag for almost everything from landscapes to weddings. Granted it is best used for events because you can't really 'roll' through a forest or a beach. But, it can be carried or strapped on your back as a backpack. It holds more than enough gear, is strong and designed well. The zippers are second to none, I love their products! You get what you pay for.

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                3.0

                Too heavy

                By exceller

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                  This bag is well built. However it weighs a lot ( I mean empty bag). Also $[*] for this bag is outrageous ! If you are having Battery grip with your camera, it is not a good fit in the bad. It is extremely tight fit. Also I had to push the camera to pack it and there is no flexibility on this issue. It can accommodate only 2 rows of lenses. I guess 3rd row is for keeping garbage items like Batteries etc. It is impossible to pack as shown in the image which comes with the bag !

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                  4.0

                  Works for Video Cameras Too

                  By Panshot

                  from SW US

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                      I can no longer travel with my shoulder mount sized video camera in a run bag and expect to find room in the overhead bins. For smaller video cameras, this bag does the job. The Airport Security 2.0 fits a Panasonic HPX250 camera, batteries & chargers, 9-inch monitor, media reader and cards, audio kit and cables. This bag has moderatly good protection, wheels are good. Paid more than I wanted to, but the gear arrives intact.

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                      5.0

                      Air Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag by

                      By David Stoll

                      from Newport Beach, Ca.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                        I carry a Nikon D-800 and 2 Nikon lens 24-120 and a 80 - 400
                        plus all other equipment(Flash,Batter packs Ect..)
                        I feel Think Tank is the best. Over the year I have had several
                        of their products

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                        5.0

                        Great Bag

                        By Daytripper

                        from Laguna Woods, CA

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                            At last! All of my gear in one place and portable. What I have to pack includes the following: Nikon D610, D5000, 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, 24-70 f/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8, 2x teleconverter, 35mm f/3.5 DX, 85mm Micro f/3.5 DX, 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 DX, SB-700, various filters and other accessories along with four reserve batteries for the D5000 and two for the D610. Obviously, the sheer weight of this gear now precludes either shoulder or backpack style bags. No longer is it necessary to try to decide what to take and what to leave behind. Then, on the shoot, realize I left something behind that, as it turns out, I could have used but hadn't thought so when I packed the bag. There are those who say taking everything will cause motion freeze (of the photographer) but, I have found the opposite to be true. I don't consider what I'm going to shoot by what's in my bag. I look at what I'm going to shoot and reach into my bag for the camera and lens I feel will get the best results. So, having everything with me and available frees me to think about the subject and not the gear. This bag is very well built, sturdy and easy to maneuver. I don't fly so I can't attest to how it works in airport or on airplanes. The only negative I've found, thus far, is that the internal central dividers rise to be level with the outer edge of the bag. That wouldn't appear to be a problem but, if you put anything into the zipper compartments in the lid, closing the bag becomes a bit of a challenge and could eventually stress the zipper (though as well made as the zippers are, I doubt this will become an issue). I would suggest the manufacturer consider making the large center dividers a quarter to half inch less tall, thus allowing room for the lid to close, when it has items in the pockets, without stressing the zippers. On balance, I love the bag.

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                            5.0

                            Best Camera Bag Ever Made

                            By ET8

                            from Calgary, AB

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                                Best bag ever made to hold and protect all of your camera equipment. I have this bag for almost 5 years now. I travel a lot and it still looks brand new. The zippers are sturdy and it holds a lot of stuff. The wheels are also really well made and I haven't had any problems even though it does get banged around a lot. More than worth the cost.

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                                5.0

                                Great travelling bag to carry on a plane

                                By Danny

                                from Bloomfield, NJ

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                                  Used it for the first time recently to travel for a destination wedding. It safely fit all of my gear as well as a light stand strapped to the outside of the bag. I had no issues getting through TSA.

                                  The bag has many compartments which can be used for spare cards, batteries, external hard drive, and so much more. During an event, I'll use it as a dump off spot for lenses I dont wish to carry on me.

                                  It has a security lock on the side to prevent the bag from being opened. Additionally, there is a cable lock so that you may tie the bag itself down to prevent it from walking away. Definitely came in handy during this destination wedding. I secured it to a railing.

                                  Overall, I'd recommend this bag to anyone travelling with lots of equipment.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great for Travel

                                  By Chip

                                  from Maryland

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Locking Cables And Zipper

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                                    Admittedly I am a big fan of ThinkTank bags and have several including four rolling bags.

                                    These bags are durable and travel well. I have used these for transporting equipment to events and even as a standard carry on with a DSLR, a couple of lenses and clothes and toiletries for an overnight job.

                                    A big plus is the locking cables and locking zippers on the top. I have used this bag when there is no safe in the room to store equipment and valuables.

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                                    5.0

                                    Best Equip Bag That Has It All

                                    By EnRich

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                                        This is a great airport bag that fits almost every photography equipments.

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                                        5.0

                                        None Better

                                        By Chuck

                                        from Phila., PA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Good Feature Set
                                        • Well made

                                        Cons

                                        • Not Cheap

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                                        Used this bag on a recent trip to the Caribbean. I usually shlep a backpack but wanted something easier to 'carry' and maneuver at the airport. This bag holds a ton of gear and rolls effortlessly. Easy to reconfigure the interior for different lenses and accessories, too. The bag is really well made and built to take a beating. Great features like a body-integrated, TSA-friendly zipper lock and lockable security cable attached to the bag's frame provide a good means of transporting and securing your gear. The bag easily fits in the overhead bin of aircraft larger than a puddle-jumper commuter plane. Highly recommended.

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                                        5.0

                                        Many features for serious photographers

                                        By EnRich

                                        from New York,NY

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Strong Built

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Travel
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                                          I love this Thinktank Photo Rolling Camera Bag. It has more than enough room to store both my Pro 1DX and Mark III with the grip still attach to the body. It also holds all 4 of my lenses with room left for my 5th lens when I do decide to get it. It also holds my 600EX flash, Gary Fong light defuser, Boomerang flash bracket and handle and many more accessories that I use for my photography shoots. This Airport roller also has a shoulder strap and three combination locks that comes in handy and is easy store and hidden in its own zipper pockets. It does and offer so much. I hope it last me many years to come.

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                                          3.0

                                          Buy This If You're A Gorilla

                                          By Photobug

                                          from Toledo, Ohio

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable

                                          Cons

                                          • Bulky
                                          • Heavy

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                                            Primarily used for carry-on while flying, built tough but WAY TOO heavy by itself. A little too large, also. Even though the dimensions are listed as being within airline specs, I'm not convinced I will have no problem getting this in the overhead. And I'm sure I won't be able to lift it into the overhead by myself with the weight of the bag in addition to the equipment. As airlines start limiting weight, this bag itself weighs as much as a good size lens.

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