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

(based on 94 reviews)

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    (79)

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    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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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 (32)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • Heavy to begin with (5)
  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (23)
  • Long vacations (21)
  • Weekend trips (20)
  • Weddings (17)
  • Family trips (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (28), Pro photographer (17), Career (16), 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 (80)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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

Wedding Photographer and its AMAZING!

By Joe Dantone

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

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

    I've been using this roller bag now for over a year and it hasn't failed me once. I am not a minimalist when I bring gear to weddings and I absolutely load this thing down. I recently made a write up that shows all of the gear I pack into this bag http://joedantone.com/whats-in-your-camera-bag/ I used to own the Lowepro X200 Roller, which I grew out of VERY quickly. I didn't like it because the wheels started collapsing inward after a while and it was just not a solid build. Also if the back plastic guard cracks very easily. I purchased this Think Tank Roller and the wheels roll super easily, I can fit 2 full D3S bodies inside with 4 flashes, 6 lenses, battery cases, a collapsable soft box, LED video light, snacks, sunblock aresol spray, contracts, and memory card holders as well as my harness and still have space for more. Definitely worth the investment!

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    5.0

    The Best

    By Diegel

    from Woodmere

    Verified Buyer

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

    I tried a bunch of bags and this is really the best. Just the right size to fit everything I need including 3 cameras, 4 lenses, 2 monitors, 1 led light, 2 anton bauer batteries, a zoom h4n, a host of cables, and slots for batteries, nd filters etc...

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    5.0

    BIIIIIG--and comfortable!

    By Ray

    from Tampa, Florida

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events

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

        This is my second Think Tank Camera Bag. The first one was smaller to fit my camera and lenses. This one is big and carries all the accessories (large strobe, chargers, etc.) Very well made and the included internal divisions are excellent.....and I don't have to carry it on my shoulder.

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        5.0

        Nice Rolling Camera Bag

        By Willie

        from Pasadena, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Got Handles
        • Got Wheels
        • Lots Of Space
        • Plenty Of Compartments
        • Well Bult

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

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

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

        I own the biggest TAMRAC there is to carry my gear around but, it didn't fit under the seat or in the overhead bin. I resorted to a backpack that was not user friendly, it was heavy and was killing my back. Then I saw this Think Tank Rolling Camera Bag which looks big enough to carry my gear. Therefore, I got one. The bags looks and feesl sturdy, it has a lot of compartments and of flexible configuration. People said that the bag, after it was packed is heavy. Well it is heavy to certain extent but, for me, was lighter than expected and more manageable than my huge TAMRAC rolling bag. Did everything fit in the bag, well the answer to that is no. The battery charger didn't fit so I would have to carry those separately. Since I am planning to turn the TAMRAC to carry my strobes, battery and ION converter, I' will place those there along with the electric strips. I did like the bag but, what I like the most is that it will fit in the overhead compartment. What did I dislike, well the fact that I couldn't fit my battery chargers for my flash batteries, otherwise I am happy with the product.

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        5.0

        Great bag!!!

        By Gr productions

        from New jersey

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

        Such a great purchase! It fits everything! I researched a lot for the perfect bag. This is it.

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        4.0

        Great Product

        By Kaan Tulgar

        from Bergenfield, NJ

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

        Highly recommended

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        5.0

        Love Love love!!!

        By Angel4924

        from Malone, NY

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

        This is by far the best camera bag I have owned! It takes a bit of getting used to, but I can easily fit so much into this bag! I'm looking forward to my next trip when I can take this along!!

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        5.0

        A Must for Travel

        By Chris

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Flexibility
        • Quality

        Cons

        • Cost

        Best Uses

        • Travel

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

        We travel the continental US to capture stills and video. This case is a must to keep you gear organized and safe. I bought this on the suggestion of a friend who has the international version, I am glad I listened to him. The quality is outstanding. If you need flexibility to design your case, then this one is for you.

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        5.0

        Amazing Capacity

        By REP photography

        from Chicago, Il 60025

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

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

          I have Nikon 300mm lens, Nikon 200-400mm 4f lens and a 18-200 telephoto lens, Swarovski 80mm HD spotting scope and 10X42 binoculars along with accessories and a nikon D7100 camera safely packed. This will let me carry the case on the plane and not check the bag where the airline doesn't begin to cover the value is stolen.

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          5.0

          Excellent construction, clearly durable

          By Chad Evans Wyatt

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Able To Contain My Kit
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Travel

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

          Got this rolling bag for its ability to securely transport my equipment abroad. My expectations were met. Until I tried to check in on my first trip with it. The bag was refused as carry-on, due to overweight. Fortunately, I was able to remove the sole camera and lens, and my laptop. All the rest was clothing and toilet articles. Still too heavy. Caveat emptor: excellent equipment, but unusable on at least one (famous) airline. On return, I was able to place all necessary equipment in my Urban Disguise 50. Heavy, but easily passes, since it's a shoulder bag

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          3.0

          Its the most popular bag among the pros

          By Chris

          from Atlanta, ga

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              It's a good bag. Seems to be well built. A combination of size and number of velcro dividers limits the versatility of the storage area.

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              5.0

              Room and More

              By The Traveler

              from Midwest

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Traveling a lot, the rollers sure make it easy. Plenty of room for 2 bodies, 2 flash units, and 6 lens plus support gear.

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                  5.0

                  Amazing Bag!

                  By MatthewMPP

                  from Mesa, AZ.

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weddings/Events

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

                    This bag has a locking zipper on the main compartment. It also has a security cable and padlock. It also has a third lock that I don't use, for locking another bag to this bag. All the locks use one custom combination and it has a key hole for the Government Transportation people. It is a really well designed bag with a lot of thought put into it. When I got this bag I had to read the instructions that came with it. I have mine set up to carry 2 full size dslr's with battery grips, a 70-200 f/2.8 upright, a 24-70 f/2.8 upright, and other lenses and flashes.

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                    5.0

                    Excelente maleta!

                    By Angel SM86

                    from Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      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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                          5.0

                          is just what we need

                          By De Pepe Studio

                          from Calexico, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          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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