Think Tank Photo Shape Shifter 17 V2.0 Backpack (Black)

Think Tank Photo Shape Shifter 17 V2.0 Backpack (Black)

Think Tank Photo Shape Shifter 17 V2.0 Backpack (Black)

B&H # THSSBP17 MFR # 720472
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Product Highlights

  • Holds 2 DSLRs with Grip & up to 4 Lenses
  • Compartments for 17" Laptop & Tablet
  • Compresses to 3" Depth with Gear Removed
  • Neoprene Pockets and Wraps for Gear
  • Tripod Pocket and Straps on Front
  • Plush Pocket for Smartphone up to 5.5"
  • Shoulder Straps, Connector, & Top Handle
  • Roller Handle Pass-Through Sleeve
  • Removable Waist Belt Included
  • Water Bottle Pouch & Rain Cover Included
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Bring two gripped or un-gripped DSLRs, four detached lenses, related accessories, an up to 17" laptop, a tablet, and personal items on your next photo adventure with the black Shape Shifter 17 V2.0 Backpack from Think Tank. The Shape Shifter gets its name from the ability to save space by compressing to a depth of only 3" when empty. The pack features separate laptop and tablet compartments, and a spacious, zippered main compartment with neoprene pockets and wraps to store, protect, and organize gear. On the front exterior of the pack is a pocket for the base of a small tripod, and adjustable straps to secure the upper and lower sections. Additional storage is provided by exterior pockets, organizer panel, and a plush pocket for a cell phone with an up to 5.5" display.

Carry your Shape Shifter by the top handle, or wear with the curved, padded, adjustable shoulder pads, sternum strap, and removable waist belt. Photographers will appreciate the two stretch pockets on the shoulder straps for storing sunglasses and other small items that require handy access. On the rear of the pack is a roller handle pass-through sleeve. Stay hydrated with the included water bottle pouch. And keep your gear dry with the included rain cover. For strength, durability, and weather protection, the pack is constructed with water-repellent fabric coated on the underside with polyurethane.

Holds a 17" laptop, an up to 13" tablet, one to two gripped or un-gripped DSLRs, three to four lenses (detached), related accessories, and personal items
Compresses to three inches in depth when gear is removed
Holds a full assortment of photo gear and a tripod
A versatile travel bag with extra space to fit a jacket, food, or additional gear
Tripod attachment on front of bag keeps tripod weight centered and allows for access to gear without detaching the tripod
Easily accessible plush pocket fits smartphones with displays up to 5.5"
Roller handle pass-through sleeve to attach to rolling luggage
Detachable water bottle pouch
Pro Speed Belt or Thin Skin Belt (sold separately) can be attached
Contoured shoulder harness with air channel for all body types
YKK RC-Fuse zippers with lockable sliders (lock not included)
Upper front pocket with organizer for accessories
Lower front pocket with zippered pocket for accessories
Removable waist belt
Shoulder harness pockets, D-rings, and sternum strap
Seam-sealed rain cover included
UPC: 874530004728
In the Box
Think Tank Photo Shape Shifter 17 V2.0 Backpack (Black)
  • Rain Cover
  • Waist Belt
  • Water Bottle Pouch
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Features Laptop Compartment, Tablet Pocket
    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Sternum Strap, Top Handle, Trolley Sleeve, Waist Belt
    Camera Support Strap Tripod
    Laptop Compartment Screen Size 17.0"
    Laptop/Tablet Compartment Dimensions 19.0 x 12.0 x 1.5" / 48.0 x 30.5 x 4.0 cm
    10.2 x 12.2 x 0.6" / 26.0 x 31.0 x 1.5 cm
    Exterior Dimensions 20 x 12.5 x 7" / 51 x 32 x 18 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon, Polyurethane, Twill
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Rain Cover
    Load Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Interior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Interior Material Foam, Nylon, Polyester, Polyurethane, Taffeta
    Weight 4.6 lb / 2.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.3 x 18.0 x 7.0"
    Shape Shifter 17 V2.0 Backpack (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite camera bag... I shoot with professional grade gear and own several Think Tank backpacks, shoulder bags, plus an assortment of other brands, to haul it all in. I frequently change out camera bags to suit a particular mission. I use a large 70 liter internal framed pack suited for mountaineering and spending several days out in the wilderness; a medium bag for travel and shooting in urban settings; a lightweight sling bag for run-n-gun street photography, etc.. Among all of my bags, the Shape Shifter 17 v2.0 has become my everyday generalist bag. I don't have a need to carry a laptop on shoots, so I use that compartment space to carry a jacket and other personal items like gloves, hat, water. I use one of several front compartments for snacks, lunch, glasses, personal first aid kit, and other stuff to keep me comfortable for an entire day and night of exploring and shooting. The Shape Shifter 17 easily swallows all of my gear (a gripped Nikon D810 + trifecta f/2.8 lenses, filters, loupe, remote release, travel tripod, etc) and with room to spare. Going out the door my pack typically weighs roughly 25+ pounds and it still carries very comfortably due to the bag's thickly padded wide shoulder straps and well padded back. I really like the removable belt, and the ability to use other belts like Think Tank's Pro Speed Belt for more carrying options and added support. The bag looks great too. If I had do it all over again with camera bags and was limited to buying just one bag, the Think Tank Shapeshifter 17 v2.0 would be it, no question.
    Date published: 2016-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great photo bag The bag is flexible. When I need just the computer it works as skinny bag. When I need basics holds computer and Pentax K 1 plus Pentax 18105mm When i need everything, it easily holds the above plus Pentax 70-200 f2.8, Pentax flash diffusers, and room for another lens. I even pack my rain jacket and water bottle Very comfortable ... beats my old sling or shoulder bag.
    Date published: 2016-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Great I was skeptical about ThinkTanks claims but they are true. I am currently on the road, with plane and hotel changes, and this bag has really made things easy. The shapeshifter took my D850, the 2.8 14-24, 24-70 and 70-200. Also the 8-15. Why all that? Because the bag could handle the load. There is an outside zipper that expands the size of the bag and I didn’t need to use it. All that stuff and a thin profile. It is well worth the cost.
    Date published: 2018-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shape Shifter V2.0 I purchased this bag specifically to take on my European honeymoon trip. We did a Mediterranean cruise and initially I was going to buy a mirrorless camera but ultimately decided to take my Canon kit. My everyday bag is a Think Tank Airport Commuter. This was going to be overkill as I wasn't bringing my 300 f/2.8 or my other body. In this bag, I had a Canon EOS 6D with grip, Canon 24-7 f/2.8L II and 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, both with lens hoods. Along with it there was a GoPro with handle, Black Rapid strap, extra batteries, chargers, a MacBook Pro 15, an iPad, a notepad and other incidentals. Everything fit great and I had room to jam some other stuff loosely in between the pouches and such. I'm a big guy(6'3, 275lb powerlifter) and it fit great on my back and carried well on my shoulders. When I'd go ashore on excursions from the cruise, I'd have my camera out but with the 70-200 and GoPro in the bag, along with batteries, memory cards and more. The pull cords on the zippers would tuck in so as to make it harder for someone to access it, though I never felt my safety was at risk the whole trip, it was hopefully a deterrent. This is my 4th Think Tank bag and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a low profile bag(both in appearance and size)to carry a camera and 3 lenses with them. Especially if you are going to be on your feet for long periods of time. Even after 8 hours roaming around Athens, Venice and Kotor, my back didn't feel like I had a lot of gear it was lugging around.
    Date published: 2016-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An exceptional bag! An excellent & versatile bag! Holds most of everything with lots of room to spare...most recent carry in main compartment were two Nikon D3S, 70-200mm 2.8, 24-70mm 2.8, 17-35mm 2.8 & 50mm 1.4. Additionally, 15” MacPro laptop with charger & cord, card readers & many other items in other compartments. Bag does exactly what it was designed to do, very functional & rides well on my back too. Straps are ridiculously thick & comfortable. Wish it had a grab handle on the bottom of the bag. Very happy with the purchase!
    Date published: 2018-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from After taking the Shape Shifter on two trips, I feel ready to Trip #1 was a week-long trip in Germany, not necessarily a professional trip, I had my 5-year old twins, wife and mother-in-law with me. Not to mention, I was the ‘travel guide’ so I took minimal photography gear. Trip #2 was an overnight business trip to Chi-town, that called for a couple lenses and camera body. Both trips I brought my massive 17inch computer and I wanted something compact. This is a tall order for that size of laptop, camera and multiple lenses. Oh, and I wanted my stuff to feel safe :-) The SHAPE SHIFTER 17 V2.0 was a perfect solution. I was surprise how far it zipped down while containing everything! Feel confident on a more photography focused trip it would have been stellar! This is my third ThinkTank bag. I have two other professional bas from other companies and I would recommend ThinkTank ALL … DAY.. LONG!
    Date published: 2018-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality and features This is my second Think Tank Shape Shifter. I bought the original SS when it first came out and it has been my favourite camera bags out of my dozen bags. Top build quality is Think Tank's trade mark. This V2.0 SS is even better in terms of features, which make me believe that Think Tank did do research and have user feedback in order to improve upon this already excellent bag design. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2018-02-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would purchase it again. I just got this back pack. Everything fits, it is comfortable and easy to access what I want to get out. As designed it is either fully compressed or fully extended. I would like to have a way to compress it around my gear for air travel. Other than that I am pleased with the purchase.
    Date published: 2017-05-10
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