Think Tank Photo Perception Pro Backpack (Black)

Think Tank Photo Perception Pro Backpack (Black)

Think Tank Photo Perception Pro Backpack (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Holds DSLR and Attached Medium Zoom Lens
  • Padded 15" Laptop/10" Tablet Compartment
  • Room for 4-5 Additional Lenses/Accessory
  • Padded Harness with Removable Belt Strap
  • Stretch Water Bottle/Umbrella Pockets
  • YKK RC Zippers
  • Water-Repellent 600 Denier Nylon
  • Removable Foam Dividers
  • Front Tripod Attachment
  • Removable Rain Cover
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  • 1Description

Think Tank Photo designed their black Perception Pro Backpack as a daypack that gives you maximum mobility without sacrificing carrying capacity. This versatile bag has a padded and divided compartment accommodates laptops up to 15" plus tablets up to 10". The main compartment can hold a mirrorless camera body or a small DLSR with a small to medium zoom lens attached with the lens hood reversed, plus 4-5 additional lenses or a large GoPro/action cam kit.

The Pro's exterior is made of 600 Denier nylon with the soft look and feel of twill, and treated with a water repellent coating. When repelling water isn't enough, a seam-sealed rain cover is included. Its underside features a polyurethane coating for added protection from stray water. Dual side stretchable pockets on the outside allow you to carry water bottles or compact umbrellas without taking up valuable storage space. Built for all-day comfort, the padded backpack harness is breathable to allow airflow and comes equipped with an adjustable sternum strap and removable belt strap to keep the bag close to your body and to limit load shift.

Exterior Details
  • 600 Denier twill fabric feels soft yet durable with a modern matte finish
  • All exterior fabric has a durable water-repellent coating
  • Underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating
  • Top pocket with plush liner holds your phone or sunglasses
  • 2x polyurethane coated nylon 190T seam-sealed rain cover included
  • Tripod-carry on the front of bag allows access to gear even when the tripod is attached
  • Stretchable side pockets for water bottles or compact umbrellas
  • YKK RC zippers
Interior Details
  • Padded laptop/tablet compartment fits a 15" laptop + 10" tablet (iPad-size)
  • Fits one mirrorless body or small DSLR with a small to medium zoom attached
  • Additional room for 4-5 additional lenses or a large GoPro/action cam kit
  • Dedicated removable pockets for smaller items
  • Removable closed cell foam dividers, polyurethane backed liner and dividers
  • 200D polyester, laminated non-woven backed nylex liner
  • Cinch cord pockets provide flexibility for gear
Carrying Options
  • Breathable padded airflow harness with adjustable sternum strap
  • Removable waist-belt
  • Harness made of 320g dry-flow air mesh, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread
  • Grab-handle on top seam
In the Box
Think Tank Photo Perception Pro Backpack (Black)
  • Waist Belt
  • Rain Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Features Laptop Compartment
    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Top Handle, Waist Belt
    Camera Support Strap Tripod
    Compartmentsaxudfdqz
    Compartment Dimensions 5.9 x 7.5 x 3.9" / 15.0 x 19.0 x 10.0 cm
    4.9 x 4.3 x 2.4" / 12.5 x 11.0 x 6.0 cm
    4.9 x 3.5 x 2.4" / 12.5 x 9.0 x 6.0 cm
    5.9 x 5.9 x 3.9" / 15.0 x 15.0 x 10.0 cm
    Laptop Compartment Screen Size 15.0"
    Laptop/Tablet Compartment Dimensions 10.4 x 17.3 x 1.2" / 26.5 x 44.0 x 3.0 cm
    8.7 x 11.0 x 0.6" / 22.0 x 28.0 x 1.5 cm
    Exterior
    Exterior Dimensions 11.4 x 18.9 x 7.9" / 29 x 48 x 20 cm
    Exterior Material Twill
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Rain Cover
    Load Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Interior
    Interior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Interior Material Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.8 x 12.4 x 9.8"
    Perception Pro Backpack (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite ThinkTank Bag This is my go to bag.I always carry a Olympus D-E-M1 with a 12-40 f2.8 pro lens with me.This bag allows me to carry it with the lens hood in position.Although compact, it holds a lot of gear.It is ideal for city environments, let's you move through crowded streets with ease and without using a roller bag. The straps hold the load of the bag comfortably on your back and shoulders.Has room for lens from 7 mm to 150mm plus teleconverter. It can hold snacks plus computer, computer ac supply and cords ... all with room to spare.
    Date published: 2015-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Practical Everyday Backpack Purchased this backpack to use as an everyday alternative to carry my Fuji mirrorless camera, a few lenses, laptop, external hard drive, office paperwork and other miscellaneous everyday items. The design of the bag is very practical and versatile. It is fairly easy to move items in and out of the bag, since you can do it without laying the pack flat. The camera/lens pockets are suitable for a broad range of items, so you are not limited to using the pack solely for camera gear. You can easily mix uses. The Pro size is big enough without feeling too big for everyday carry. It is great when not overpacked. The pack construction is superb and the shoulder straps some of the most comfortable I have found in any type of pack. The only negative so far is a minor one, you need to place your finger on the inside of the zipper's slides as you are closing the main compartment of the pack to prevent the sliders from bitting on the fabric that keeps the pack from opening completely and spilling your gear.
    Date published: 2016-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just plain better than everything else. While this is a bit unusual compared to the typical camera backpack, I really have no interest in the typical bckpack that you have to lay down and open up the whole compartment to get to your equipment. Nor have I liked any of the strange contraptions that I have seen where the equipment can come out of all sorts of unusual points around the bag, including the back. No, what I really wanted was something much more like a normal backpack, and this sure fills the bill. The camera and lens pockets across the back are certainly different from anything you'll see in other camera backpacks, but those pockets are all rather large, and they can swallow an amazing amount of equipment. And they certainly distribute the weight and bulk of all of that equipment across the width and height of the backpack, while still leaving room for plenty of other gear you might want to carry. But there is one reason that really made me want to write this review -- there is one thing that truly makes this backpack better than anything I have ever tried before, whether it be a true camera backpack or any other normal backpack -- and that is the shoulder straps. The straps are shaped and contoured and padded unlike anything I have ever seen, and the result is just plain remarkable -- this backpack fits better on my back and shoulders than any backpack I have ever used, and it really supports the weight of all of the camera equipment better than anything I have experienced before. I will carry this on my back for hours at a time, and nothing else makes the weight of everything inside seem so light and comfortable. I truly dug out every other backpack I own -- about a dozen of them -- and the Perception Pro just blew everything else away in regards to comfort with a full load. Needless to say, after my little test against every other backpack I owned, I got rid of all of the others -- nothing else could compare to the Perception Pro. Beyond the camera and lens pockets, the Perception Pro has a good number of inner and outer pockets -- there is plenty of room and organization for a wide array of things that anyone would want to carry. And, indeed, there is still room in the body of the bag for plenty of other stuff, along with the camera and lens equipment in the camera and lens pockets. In summary, the Perception Pro is a very competent backpack. It is large enough to carry an amazing amount of photo gear plus plenty of other stuff, while it's still not nearly as large as some other camera backpacks on the market. And, of course, it is just amazingly comfortable to wear. There is room for improvement, though -- the handle at the top is just a simple web strap, and given how much weight you can get into the backpack, a handle with quite a bit of padding would be more appropriate. And I don't like sternum straps at all, but ThinkTank hasn't made those removable. I don't like waist belts either, though at least the waist strap is removable. In the end, the issues I raised above are minor ones, which aren't nearly enough to change my five-star rating -- this is a very special backpack. I have used perhaps a couple of dozen backpacks over the years, and there is simply nothing else I would rather wear on my back.
    Date published: 2015-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable and meets my specific needs My backpack needs: - Carry laptop, paper notebook, pens, umbrella, sunglasses, charging cables, etc. - Everyday use, so needs to be lightweight and airflow channels - Everyday use: easy access to a camera that I take everywhere with me - Sometimes use: flexible enough to bring multiples lenses/flashes/etc. with me - Durable: it will be my everyday-use bag, so it needs to handle everyday use So how does the Perception Pro stack up? - Build quality overall seems very good - It's very light weight -- between that and the amazingly comfortable straps you can barely feel the backpack on your back when it's modestly loaded. I haven't had a chance to pack it full, but it carries the weight well enough that I can't imagine it will be an issue. - The mesh side pockets are very convenient (umbrella, water bottle, or sunglasses case all fit in nicely) - I was a bit concerned about the handle being a little small at the top of the bag, but it is very sturdy. But if for some reason you end up carrying a fully loaded backpack around by the top handle a lot, it is not particularly comfortable. - The huge front storage region can store an insane amount of mirrorless equipment. I can easily fit my FujiFilm X-E2 (with FujiFilm grip) with a smallish (35mm f/1.4 or Rokinon 12mm) lens attached into the camera pouch. The FujiFilm xf55-200mm fits in the pouch below the camera, and the other pouches have plenty of room for the xf56mm, xf18-55mm and a flash. - The only thing I don't like about the huge front storage area is that it's not really conducive to reaching in and grabbing something quickly -- you almost have to fully unzip that pocket in order to access anything in the pocket. - I am a bit concerned about the lower portion of the shoulder straps (the portion that connects the padded shoulder and the bottom of the bag) -- it is quite thin, and I'm not sure how it will hold up over time to heavier loads. No issues at all yet, just a concern.
    Date published: 2016-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect pack for longer photo travel I have a Perception 15 and all the other bags and packs are gathering dust. But I am starting to take longer photo trips and want to be able to take more stuff on the plane. The Perception Pro is ideal--along with my Fuji bodies and several lenses I can carry my Mac Airbook, an Ipad for reading, and even some extra clothes.
    Date published: 2016-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect multi uses camera backpack I love how much comfort this bag give when I carry my full load with clothes and some travel essential. The pockets to hold your gears are just perfect. So much easier to access compared to a backpack with one large compartment and dividers. My go to bag for school.
    Date published: 2015-07-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good camera bag !! I recently bought this backpack because I wanted to travel with it. The bag is well made, with very solid zippers and a high quality fabric. There is a lot of pockets useful for all the little gears we have. I was very happy with this bag because it has a different shape than the other camera bags. From the outside, we can't really tell its a camera bag (useful when travelling). The inside pockets are very well made. I own a nikon D7000 and usually use it with a 18-200 f3.5-5.6 lens. Unfortunately, the biggest pocket for the camera is very tight for the camera + the lens. When I am not using them, I put them in two separate pockets but it's not the best when I want to have easy and access to my camera. I like this bag because it gives you room for other stuff. Very useful when traveling, using this bag as my cary on. Also, if I do not need one of the inside pocket, I just push it towards the side and it doesn't take a lot of room. I wished the bag was 4 or 5 inches wider, giving much more space for personal stuff than right now. Over all, this bag is awesome. Well made, tough, comfortable and have room for all the things I need, including a small tripod, but it could have been a little bigger.
    Date published: 2016-02-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Backpack for those with back issues I use this all the time for hiking around. What is great is the straps fit snug and perfect. It is very light and even with gear it doesn't fully weigh you down. I give it 4 stars for I have a Nikon D7100 which is almost a little too large to fit, but it does. The rest of my gear fits well even my tripod. Having back issues this is comfortable to wear all day out on the trail.
    Date published: 2016-03-10
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