Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter Backpack (Black)

Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter Backpack (Black)

Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter Backpack (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Holds Pro DSLR System
  • Holds 400mm f/2.8 / iPad / 15" 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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Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter overview

  • 1Description

The black Airport Commuter Backpack from Think Tank is larger than Think Tank's Airport Essentials Backpack and is sized to hold a pro size DSLR, 4-6 standard zooms, your iPad and 15" laptop. The extra space this bag provides allows you to take along your 400mm f/2.8 attached to the camera body or your 500mm f/4 unattached. Your gear is nested within the supplied padded dividers in any configuration you choose while your computers are tucked safely away in their own separate, zippered lockable compartment.

Overall, the pack is designed for maximum efficiency and portability and meets the needs of the pro shooter who needs a quick access pack that both travels well and is secure. The exterior is made from a combination of ballistic nylon and polyurethane for strength and water-resistance while the inside is nylon with padded closed cell foam dividers. For security, the pack comes with a security cable and lock that can be tied to any solid object such as a reception hall column or fence. This allows you to remove gear knowing that the rest of the pack will remain where you leave it. The strong YKK zippers on the pack can also be locked with user-supplied locks for even more peace of mind.

As part of Think Tank's Airport series, the Airport Commuter makes your traveling life easy and comfortable. There are carry handles on three sides and the adjustable harness comes with beefed up lumbar support and Air Mesh paneling to keep your back cool while on the march. For sheer convenience, the adjustable shoulder straps even have elastic pockets for your iPhone or business cards. The waist belt is removable and can accept Think Tank's optional Pro Speed Belt or Thin Skin Belt that will make portability more comfortable as well as increase your load capacity. Inside, the main flap has see-through laminated mesh pockets for storing everything from memory cards to snacks.

For marginal weather, the pack comes with an easily deployed rain cover. The tripod mounting system places the feet in a side pocket and the head secured with an included strap. While you're on the move, use the side water bottle pocket for instant refreshment without having to stop, remove the entire pack and retrieve liquid. And, when you're at the airport, the top zippered pocket is the perfect place to store your passport.

It may not look like your traditional photo backpack but it sure works like one. With its immense capacity, ease of use and security features, the Airport Commuter is a pack to be reckoned with. It's backed by Think Tank's 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
Pro DSLR with 6-8 standard zoom lenses. Quick access pockets hold a 15" laptop and iPad; holds 15" laptop and iPad in a separate, integrated, locking zippered compartment; accommodates a 400mm f/2.8 attached to a camera body or a 500mm f/4 unattached
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 39.0" (99.1 cm)
UPC: 874530004865
In the Box
Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter Backpack (Black)
  • Adjustable Harness
  • Removable Waist Belt
  • Security Cable and Lock
  • Rain Cover
  • Warranted Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter 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 15.0"
    Laptop/Tablet Compartment Dimensions 11.0 x 16.0 x 1.3" / 27.9 x 40.6 x 3.3 cm
    Exterior Dimensions 12.5 x 18 x 8.5" / 31.8 x 45.7 x 21.6 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon, Polyester, Polyurethane
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Rain Cover
    Interior Dimensions 11.5 x 16.3 x 6.8" / 29.2 x 41.4 x 17.3 cm
    Interior Material Foam, Nylon, Polyurethane, Taffeta
    Weight 4.2 lb / 1.9 kg (Including Parts)
    3.5 lb / 1.6 kg (Empty)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.2 x 13.2 x 11.3"

    Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter reviews

    Airport Commuter Backpack (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 72.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for traveling through airports.. The name says it all. I picked this bag to take my photography gear to Calgary, Canada. It made it through customs, on a connecting flight on a small aircraft under the seat (the flight was full and all the overhead space was taken) and then on a 737 in the overhead. Now, I'm retiring my old bags and using this one full time. It carries a DX1, a Canon 200 mm fixed, a Canon 70-200 mm zoom, two other smaller lenses, and all of the accessories. The padding is soft yet also stiff enough so nothing slips around on the inside. I also put an iPad 3 and a MacBook Pro in it. This is an awesome bag.
    Date published: 2013-08-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice strong bag, awful tripod holder This is the perfect size bag for travel as it is the correct size for major airlines, and the padding is comfortable to a point. My purpose for this is to serve more of an all around bag for taking my gear to and from events when a shoulder bag just won't do, road trips, hiking, etc. and occasional air travel. In that regard it works. What I absolutely can't stand about it is why the tripod holder is not in the middle but the side. A pro tripod is easily 6-7 pounds with the head and it just makes the entire bag feel awkward and off balance. To make things worse, there were no directions included in how to tie the straps so I had to youtube other ThinkTank bags.
    Date published: 2013-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for carrying a lot of gear I am using it to haul three Nikon DX DSLR cameras + 70-200/4, 300/4 (with 1.4 extender), 16-85, and 85/1.8 lenses, hoods and misc. accessories, plus a MacBook Air in the front pocket, on a safari this summer. It all fits with room to spare. I can even comfortably fit the three bodies, each with a lens mounted, with the 85 lens in a separate pocket. If that does not tell you how much space this has, I don't know what will. The only downside is that it is large enough to hold all that aforementioned gear. Meaning, if you don't need to store or haul so much stuff, check out B&H's selection of smaller models from this manufacturer.
    Date published: 2013-05-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Kenya & back Through airports & on and off Land Rovers on safari, this Think Tank backpack served me well. It fit the airplane overhead bin easily and was very accessible in the Land Rover. It is now my go to travel and local use carrier. I was at the airline weight limit for a carry-on with a Nikon D300, 5 lenses (70-200mm 2.8 being the largest) plus tele connector, recharger, etc. The iPad took it over the weight limit, but size-wise it would also take a 15 inch laptop as well as iPad if you want to gamble on an extra airline fee. 20 pounds was enough for me to manage as a 75 year old.
    Date published: 2012-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for international travel I got this backpack for an international trip due to carry-on weight restrictions. I had a rolling backpack which weighed 11 pounds. This one weighs 4 pounds. It will hold an unmounted 500mm f4 lens with no difficulty as well as two camera bodies and other prime lenses limited only by the airline weight restrictions. It also will accommodate my 15 laptop in a convenient pouch. The pack is well made with an assortment of pockets to hold batteries, memory cards, etc. Some back packs have straps that flop all over the place. Not this one. I was very pleased with this product and would highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2013-03-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A light backpack for travel I have a Lowepro Pro Trekker AW II which I can put everything I need in it, including a 500mm f4 with 7D attached, a 300m f4 and 5DIII. The problem is the bag is too heavy and can not pass carry on baggage weight limit. Airport Commuter from Think Tank is just right for this kind of flight. I can put the 500mm f4 and 2 camera bodies in there and the weight is just right under 22lb. The Backpack is well build as always from Think Tank and comfortable if need to carry for long time. I wish it was 1.5 longer so that 500mm with body attached could fit in it.
    Date published: 2014-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A nice revision I have an older version of this backpack. I purchased this one as a replacement for another brand so that my wife and I can share two similar packs. The older one has been an excellent travel companion. With more depth and an vastly improved computer pocket this pack will fill the bill for travel with all the photo gear we need for an extended trip. So we have now sold our other brand packs (much more cumbersome to carry and stow) in favor of having these. Weight for travel is a significant consideration, and this pack is much lighter than our others of similar size and carrying capacity.
    Date published: 2013-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Backpack by Think Tank!! I own a couple of other Think Tank-brand backpacks, so I am already familiar with their first-class quality. I purchased this particular model after overhead-bin and under-the-seat issues on a puddle-jumper flight caused me to have to relinquish my precious gear to the airplane cargo area. That was a short nightmare ride that I vowed would not be repeated.This backpack is much narrower (thus allowing easy storage in overhead bins), yet it still allows me to carry two cameras with lenses attached, one other camera body, and a couple of other lenses plus spare batteries, memory cards, a charger, and my 15-inch travel laptop. A lttle heavy in the end with all of that gear, but definitely do-able.I have no complaints with this bag except for one thing: my other, larger Think Tank bags have a handle at one end of the bag, and a sort of smaller handle/grip at the other end, making for easy lifting into storage bins. This particular model does not have that, and I really wish it did. I'm a small person with small hands and extra grips definitely help. Other than that issue, though, I really like the Airport Commuter and highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2012-11-18
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