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

(based on 125 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (52)
  • High quality (47)
  • Good capacity (45)
  • Easy to access items (38)
  • Easy to use (35)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (8)
  • Heavy to begin with (5)
  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (36)
  • Weddings (25)
  • Long vacations (21)
  • Weekend trips (20)
  • Family trips (14)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 6-10 annual trips (19), 0-5 annual trips (16), 20+ annual trips (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (28), Pro photographer (24), Career (16), Semi-pro photographer (16), Comfort-oriented (13)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (31), Personal (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (101)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT BAG for my 600mm and Gear

This bag is the only roller bag I know of that will hold a 600mm lens. What's in the bag? I have a Canon 600mm f4 IS II, 2-7DMKII Bodies, an...Read complete review

This bag is the only roller bag I know of that will hold a 600mm lens. What's in the bag? I have a Canon 600mm f4 IS II, 2-7DMKII Bodies, an 18-200mm lens, a 10-22m lens, a 100-400mm lens, a 1.4 extender, a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Head, a Really Right Stuff Quick release lens plate. (in the Crown Royal Bag under the lens) It will hold 2 chargers, one on top of each lens, a pair of Free Hands Gloves and odds and ends in the various pockets. Loaded with all this it weighs around 33-35lbs. Nothing is cramped and is secure and well protected. The bag rolls easy and stands up on its own. I don't worry about it falling over. There is a security cable that comes with the bag however I doubt I'll ever use it. I can't see it EVER being away from me or out of my sight. I use this bag as my carry-on and a Lowepro Bag as my personal item. Between the two bags I'm able to take all my gear. My tripod is in a separate bag and I have never been asked about it, I just stow it in the overhead. After all, you're allowed an umbrella. :) If you need the room for a big lens or a lot of gear this is the bag you want. Everything about this bag is 1st class. VERY well made.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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2.0

Does not fit in overhead for commuter flights

By Greg

from Savannah, GA

Verified Reviewer

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

I really like the bag, but who wants to "Gate Check" thousands of dollars in camera gear???? I was on a smaller commuter flight from Austin to Dallas, with a final designation in the U.S. and was told that when I gate checked the bag, I could pick it up at my final destination on the baggage conveyor belt!!!! Wow! The whole reason I bought the bag was to make travel easier and now I had to risk all of my gear going through the baggage system.

Also, the bag was manufactured before laptops were in use for travel and so there is no standard place for a laptop. The front of the bag would have been a perfect spot but the pockets are too small and not made for a laptop. I would recommend you buy another bag if you fly a lot and want to fly with your gear in the overhead compartments.

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5.0

Think Tank Airport Security Rolling bag

By pattyann

from sunnyfl

Verified Buyer

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

If you have thousands of $$$ invested in photo gear why would you schlep it around in anything less than this Think Tank roller. I hesitated the purchase mainly due to the weight of the bag but am so glad I decided to give it a go. This roller is sturdy and the interior depth is generous for large lenses. I have 3 nikon bodies (2 with lenses attached), 3 lenses a tc, flash, batteries, cables, filters and more inside and there is room for more. Now I feel confidant going on locations knowing I pretty much have what I will need for the shoot and if needed I wouldn't be nervous about rough handling of baggage carriers if I have to gate check the bag.

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3.0

Built well but ....

By Tony

from Bay Area

Verified Buyer

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

I needed something like this, so after a long time looking I went for the "tank". In general it's built well -tank like- but there are a number of seemingly silly design choices that leave me wondering. For instance the basic dividers that came with it seemed designed for big lenses. I have a large variety of lenses and many are old school primes that just flop around in the space without any easy way to make the spaces smaller. And the dividers are very rigid so they don't wrap around the lenses.

There are small exterior pockets in places that don't make a ton of sense and the overall depth of the box is suited for long lenses. Maybe there should be some dividers that cut the depth in half so you don't have to stack lenses one on the other.

I'm not sure that there are better choices for this type of bag and it seems that these guys thought this through. But at the end of the day I give it a "meh". Underwhelming for the cost.

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5.0

I would purchase this equipment again

By LRV

from Port O Connor, TX

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      this bag will hold two large cameras (Canon IDX), two long lens (500mm and 300mm 2.8), small camera (5Dmark III) and Canon 100-400 lens, and binoculars.

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      5.0

      Best Rolling Camera Bag

      By Jesse

      from Newark, California

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

      I never thought this bag is so spacious. I love this bag.

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      5.0

      WOW!!

      By Rich F.

      from Middletown, DE

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        I am a wedding and portrait photographer who relies on the safety and protection of my gear. Recently broke the handle off of my other rolling bag that I worked for 6 years. I have always liked the Think Tanks and purchased this one. Wow, I went from a shed to a house with this new bag. Tons of storage and small compartments to stash my goods. I really love the ability to stand my 70-200 f2.8 straight up in this bag without losing the real estate of laying it down. I am really diggin' my new purchase. Thanks Think Tank!!

        Rich

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        5.0

        Perfect bag for my needs!

        By Gary

        from PA

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

        First off, awesome bag. A little pricey but, worth every penny. I purchased this bag because I was tired of hauling 3 or 4 gear bags to a shoot. I wanted a workhorse of a gear bag that will be suitable for an airline carry-on bag. This particular bag suits my need perfectly. It carries my three bodies and all of my lenses. Build quality is top notch and it is very customizable. If you are considering this bag, I wouldn't hesitate, you'll love it.

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        5.0

        Amazing bag

        By Rose of Louisiana

        from Louisiana

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

        you can fit a lot of gear in this bag. At first I thought it was a bit too large. Then I realized I don't have to max it out with gear when I don't need to bring everything. I could use the top section for a light jacket or personal items. The best of all worlds. Thinktank has the best design & is well made.

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        5.0

        Outstanding Equipment

        By Rog

        from Allen, TX

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

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

          I use this bag on local shoots and keep two DSLRs two 24-70 lenses two flashes, batteries, tons of misc empt/brackets, etc. Its a great bag and I love the quality in the zippers and wheels. And, it will last. I have had some Think Tank bags over 8 years

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Bag !!!

          By Vinman

          from New York

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

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

            Well made, lots of room for everything in your photo gear.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Think tank Airport Security V2

            By Wayne

            from East Troy, WI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

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

              This is the perfect rolling bag. It has more than enough room for whatever you put in it. It holds my Canon 500 4.0, 300 2.8, 70-200 2.8 as well as my 24-70 2.8 along with some extras.

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              5.0

              Great Camera Bag!!

              By Bob N

              from Pennsylvania

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                I have the Airport International roller bag and it is a great bag, lots of room for mostly all of my gear. I decided that I needed a bag that would carry a little more I as a Lowepro fan until I purchased my first Think Tank bag. The quality it excellent! has plenty of extra dividers to configure the bag to your needs. Everything about this bag is great.

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                4.0

                Good product

                By 595Dave

                from Beaverton, OR

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

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

                  Very well made and roomy.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Just as expected

                  By MaxPreps Photographer

                  from Williamsport, MD

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      High quality travel bag that provides me the protection i need both traveling by air, locally, or simply a safe place to store all my gear. Although the price seams high, its small in terms of the value of gear it holds. I should have purchased this long time ago.

                      It lives up to the Think Tank name with regards to quality.

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                      5.0

                      Great rolling bag

                      By Dazervin

                      from Nj

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

                      I think this is a great quality bag , you can fit and organize your equipment in a thousand different ways. It can take you hours to arrange and rearrange your things. The quality of the bag is superb as expert from think tank. I haven't flown with it yet so not sure how the baggage checkin address this bag. It does get heavy so I don't know if you can take it as a carry-on. But in the end I do recommend it to everyone.

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                      5.0

                      Phenomenal!

                      By Whitehat

                      from Tennessee

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

                      I've worked out of a few different bags and hesitated for quite some time to spend this much money on a bag. I should have spent the money when I first thought about it. This bag is incredible and so customizable! I can literally prepare for any shoot in just a few moments. I could go on forever about how much I love this thing. I will just say, if your looking at this bag...... BUY IT! It's worth every dime!

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                      5.0

                      Think Tank ... Think Convenience

                      By ScubaShafer

                      from Fort Myers, FL

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Carry-on
                        • Travel

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

                        I use this bag to carry my underwater camera housing, camera, lenses, strobes, strobe arms, chargers, ports, etc, on the airplane. Its dimensions are the exact maximum carry-on dimensions of the airlines that I most frequently use.

                        The bag I used previously used a removable cart system. I enjoy the built-in wheels much better without sacrificing much loss in storage area.

                        I would recommend this carry-on to a friend.

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                        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best Photography Bag I've Owned!

                        By Tim Bracey

                        from Dallas, TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Csutomizable
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Large Amount Of Space
                        • Plenty of dividers

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

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

                        With the security v2.0 bag, I was able to put all my camera equipment in it that normally would have taken two bags. Love the build in lock and the ability to attach a tripod.

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                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        GREAT BAG for my 600mm and Gear

                        By John

                        from Zellwood, Florida

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife Photos

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

                          This bag is the only roller bag I know of that will hold a 600mm lens. What's in the bag? I have a Canon 600mm f4 IS II, 2-7DMKII Bodies, an 18-200mm lens, a 10-22m lens, a 100-400mm lens, a 1.4 extender, a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Head, a Really Right Stuff Quick release lens plate. (in the Crown Royal Bag under the lens) It will hold 2 chargers, one on top of each lens, a pair of Free Hands Gloves and odds and ends in the various pockets. Loaded with all this it weighs around 33-35lbs. Nothing is cramped and is secure and well protected. The bag rolls easy and stands up on its own. I don't worry about it falling over. There is a security cable that comes with the bag however I doubt I'll ever use it. I can't see it EVER being away from me or out of my sight. I use this bag as my carry-on and a Lowepro Bag as my personal item. Between the two bags I'm able to take all my gear. My tripod is in a separate bag and I have never been asked about it, I just stow it in the overhead. After all, you're allowed an umbrella. :) If you need the room for a big lens or a lot of gear this is the bag you want. Everything about this bag is 1st class. VERY well made.

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                          • No

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Simply The Best

                          By RobW

                          from New Orleans, LA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                          • Never Seems To Be On Sale

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

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

                          I'm a wedding photographer and this bag is simply the best I've had or seen. I know a lot of other wedding photographers and most use this bag, it's just that good. For weddings, you need to have a variety of tools, cameras, lenses, flashes and misc. other gear. You don't know what you will encounter, and having everything with you is important. This case holds more gear in a more compact space than any other bag I've had or seen. It's also extremely well made, everything on it feels like it will last through the ruff and tumble life of a wedding photographers bag. To top it off, the security features are excellent. These days, unfortunately, you can't always feel confident leaving your gear in a corner or in another room while you go photograph something. I've heard many times from other photographers who had some gear stolen. Nothing is completely save, but the built in locking mechanisms on this bag at least keep honest people that way, and offer some resistance to those with less than honorable intent. I had a lesser bag that I lived with for many years, but it was starting to come apart and when it became obvious I needed to replace it, I spent a long time looking over everything that was available. This was the only bag I could find that had no glaring weakness, other than it's rather higher price. Well, the old saying you get what you pay for is true here, this bag is worth the little bit of extra money you might pay for it over some other bags. Every other photographer I know who has one feels the same way. This bag just hit's the sweet spot in so many ways, you can't go wrong with it.

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