Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials Backpack (Small, Black)

Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials Backpack (Small, Black)

Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials Backpack (Small, Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Holds Standard DSLR System
  • Holds 300mm f/2.8 / iPad / 13" Laptop
  • Security Cable and Lock / YKK Zippers
  • Adjustable Harness/Removable Waist Belt
  • Handles on Three Sides / Sternum Strap
  • Bottom Hinge for Quick Access to Gear
  • Top Zippered Pocket for Passport
  • Tripod Mounting System / Rain Cover
  • Organizer/Water Bottle Pocket
  • Accepts Optional Pro Speed Belt
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The small black Airport Essentials Backpack from Think Tank makes a photographer's life easy since on the outside, it resembles an ordinary piece of luggage while the inside speaks differently. The pack is rated to hold your standard DSLR, 4-6 basic zooms plus your iPad and 13" laptop. It's sized to handle your 300mm f/2.8 so if you're a nature or sports shooter, you're covered.

Think Tank has designed this bag both for functionality and security since it comes with a security cable and lock that can be tied to a reception hall column or fence leaving you to remove your gear while the rest of the pack stays safely tethered. Even the strong YKK zippered sliders accept user-supplied locks for maximum protection and peace of mind while on the job. Inside, padded movable dividers allow you to arrange the guts of the bag in whatever way you choose. Your computers are stored in their own, separate lockable, zippered compartment. For even more flexibility and security, you can store your optional Artificial Intelligence Laptop case within the computer pocket.

You have multiple ways of carrying the pack from its adjustable harness system and removable waist belt to the very convenient handles situated on three sides. The harness has enhanced lumbar support and air mesh paneling that will help keep you cool while the pack is on your back. And no need to worry about getting caught in bad weather since the pack is supplied with a neat rain cover that stores inside when not needed. A sternum strap is also provided to help maintain balance while walking. The Airport Essentials also accepts Think Tank's optional Pro Speed Belt or Thin Skin Belt that will assist with stability as well as increased load capacity.

Your tripod can be secured to the pack with its feet in a supplied exterior pocket and head tied with a supplied strap. For small accessories, the inside flap has laminated mesh pockets for everything from memory cards to a snack.

The exterior of the pack is made from a combination of ballistic nylon, polyester and nylon webbing all treated for water-resistance. The inside is nylon and polyurethane with padded, closed cell foam dividers. For a small pack that holds this much gear, it's relatively lightweight at a maximum of 3.6 lb. Think Tank backs the Airport Essentials with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects.

Does not look like a traditional camera backpack. Included security cable and combination lock allows you to lock the laptop case or to immovable objects. This security cable is very effective when you have to leave your gear for a period of time in a media room, wedding hall, hotel room, or other open area
Contoured adjustable harness with lumbar support and Air Mesh paneling to help keep your back cool
Robust handles on three sides ensures rapid and easy retrieval from overhead bins, car trunks
Seam sealed rain cover helps protect your gear. Stows away inside backpack when not in use
Compatible with optional Think Tank Artificial Intelligence Laptop cases
The inside flap has see-through laminated mesh pockets for various accessories such as note pads, energy bars, memory card wallets, instruction books, and other items
Includes tripod/monopod mounting system
YKK RC-Fuse zipper and highest quality materials throughout. Lockable zipper sliders for additional security
The removable waist belt allows the optional Pro Speed belt or Thin Skin Belt to be used which increases carrying capacity, stability and functionality
Standard DSLR with 4-6 standard zoom lenses. Quick access pockets hold a 13" laptop and iPad; holds 13" laptop and iPad in a separate, integrated, locking zippered compartment: accommodates a 300mm f/2.8 lens attached a standard sized camera body
Carry-On Form Factor
FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice, please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0" (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 36.5" (92.7 cm)
UPC: 874530004834
In the Box
Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials Backpack (Small, Black)
  • Adjustable Harness
  • Removable Waist Belt
  • Security Cable and Lock
  • Rain Cover
  • Warranted Against Manufacturer's Defects

  • Includes Free

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    Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials specs

    Features Laptop Compartment
    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Side Handle, Sternum Strap, Top Handle, Waist Belt
    Camera Support Strap Tripod
    Laptop Compartment Screen Size 13.0"
    Laptop/Tablet Compartment Dimensions 9.8 x 15.0 x 1.2" / 24.9 x 38.1 x 3.0 cm
    Exterior Dimensions 11.5 x 18 x 7" / 29.2 x 45.7 x 17.8 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon, Polyester, Polyurethane
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Rain Cover
    Interior Dimensions 11 x 16.3 x 5" / 27.9 x 41.4 x 12.7 cm
    Interior Material Foam, Nylon, Polyurethane, Taffeta
    Weight 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg (Empty)
    3.6 lb / 1.6 kg (Including Parts)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.2 x 12.5 x 9.6"

    Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials reviews

    Airport Essentials Backpack (Small, Black) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 47.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great product! Since I have another Think Tank bag, quality has never been a question. It is hard to believe how much gear this little bag can hold: Nikon D810A and D7100 bodies, Nikon 20 mm f/1.8, Nikon 24-120 mm f/4, Nikon 17-35 mm f/2.8, Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8 and Tamron 150-600 mm lens. Besides these, I was able to fit 4 extra batteries, 2 remote shutter releases, filters, extra memory cards and even the rain cover. The outside front pocket will hold my 13 iMac laptop, and even an iPad 3. With all this gear, it still weighs under 25 lbs, and it feels quite comfortable on my back. The real test of that will be once I have to carry it through airports.
    Date published: 2016-01-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from just right for regional airlines This was the only backpack product I found that meets the requirements for overhead bin stoage in the small regional jets, specifically the Bombardier CRJ200. It only allows a 7 inch carry-on to fit. Think Tank makes excellent products, as this is. However with several large lenses on board, it is quite heavy so the back pack feature is important, but wheels would have been nice as well. However, this would have decreased the space available for storage or increased the dimensions. The belt is not paded, but is relatively comfortable for me when loaded. However one can insert a padded belt through the sleve on the back if necessary.
    Date published: 2015-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this case I've had this case for about 2 years and love it. Seriously the only bad thing is I load it with 50lbs of stuff, so carrying it for hours is really hard on you and I'm 69. Mine is constantly packed (I shoot for the local newspaper and love travel photography) with 2 Canon 5D's with battery grips, 4 lenses (70-200 f2.8L IS, 24-70 f2.8L, 17-40 f4L, 50mm f1.4, plus 2X Canon extender III, ), 2 Canon 600EX-RT flashes, ST-E3-RT controller, a small 90ex flash, 2 Macro extension tubes (12 & 20mm). Also in the pockets on the lid I have several filters and a couple of Lumiquest folded flash modifiers, flash feet, 2 charges, USB cables, and 2 Square card readers (swipe and chip reader version). Finally I also carry my Samsung S2 10 tablet. Simply, it carries everything I need when away from the studio.
    Date published: 2017-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small backpack camera bag I've owned the bag about a month and have been very happy with it. My full-sized DSLR, two lenses, and assorted junk don't come close to filling it; another body and lens would fit nicely. The bag is also very comfortable when worn on the back. The handles on the top and on the long side are very handy too. This bag is not, however, the kind that you can open quickly and get your camera out. You have to set the bag down and unzip the one and only opening to the main compartment to get your camera out. The other compartment for a laptop or Ipad and other flat things is rather thin but seems adequate for the task (I haven't tried it out yet). I like the smallish size of this bag a lot.
    Date published: 2013-07-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and versatile, nearly perfect I bought this bag for a trip to NY thinking that I could pack it, travel with it, then return it to B&H in person if I didn't like it. I spent a week walking the city and riding the subway, and this bag never got in the way. It's small enough to fit under an airplane seat or in the overhead bin. It fits completely inside of the large tray at x-ray machines, and it's compact enough on your back that you can navigate through dense crowds on the street with no problem. Despite being a compact bag, it holds a good bit of gear. I carried a 5D2, 16-35 f/4, and 70-200 f/2.8 in the center column. I had a 24-105, (5) 77mm filters in the plastic cases, extension tubes, and a teleconverter in one of the side columns. I had a 580ex, 28mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4, and 100mm f/2 in the other side column. I weighed it at the airport and it was 21 pounds with all of this gear. I carried this all day with no problem, but my shoulders started to hurt after a few days. If you take all of the gear and dividers out of one of the side columns, the Benro Travel Angel 069 fits in there perfectly.
    Date published: 2014-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a bag that fits my gear but isn't massive I've been struggling to find the right bag for me. I travel a lot (8-10 months out of the year). The Essentials, while not super fashionable totally gets the job done. It has a small profile which is great when boarding flights because then they don't question if it fits carry on requirements. Inside the bag is perfectly laid out. I can fit a ton in it and it's easy to access. Easily customisable. I fit my Nikon D750, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 105mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, 180mm 2.8, 18-35mm and 24-120mm, speedlite, extra batteries, 13" MacBook Pro, 14" Dell Latitude etc. etc. AND I still have room leftover. So pleased. FINALLY. Game changer.
    Date published: 2018-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for traveling on regional jets I bought this because I travel for photography and needed something smaller than a carry-on. For short connections, airlines use the small regional jets and they make a big stink about checking carry-on luggage for the flight. My solution is this Essentials Backpack. It's classified as a personal bag and it fits nicely in the small overhead compartment. The amount of space you still get in the bag is amazing. The price is well worth the investment-Very high quality construction.
    Date published: 2013-01-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bag and very customizable! This bag is great for travel and fits all my gear. I can fit a d90 and d7100 body, 2 flashes + battery pack, 70-200, 11-16 2.8, 17-55 2.8, 35 1.8, and then the other accessories in the inside zipper and front pocket, and there is still room for another lens or two if needed.
    Date published: 2016-02-01
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