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Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter Backpack (Black)

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Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter Backpack (Black)
Key Features
  • Holds Pro DSLR System
  • Holds 400mm f/2.8, iPad, and 15" Laptop
  • Security Cable and Lock and YKK Zippers
  • Adjustable Harness, Removable Waist Belt
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.
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Think Tank Photo Commuter Overview

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
Compatibility
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

Think Tank Photo Commuter Specs

Key Specs
Color
Black
Carry/Transport Options
Backpack Straps with Sternum Strap, Handle, Waist Belt
Type of Closure
Zipper
Laptop/Tablet Compatibility
Single Compartment: Fits 15" Laptop
•Up to 16 x 11 x 1.3" / 40.6 x 27.9 x 3.3 cm
Water Resistance
Rain Cover
Dimensions
Exterior
18 x 12.5 x 8.5" / 45.72 x 31.75 x 21.59 cm
Interior
16.3 x 11.5 x 6.8" / 41.4 x 29.21 x 17.27 cm
Weight
4.2 lb / 1.9 kg (Including Parts)
3.5 lb / 1.6 kg (Empty)
Carry/Transport Options
Backpack Straps with Sternum Strap, Handle, Waist Belt
Type of Closure
Zipper
Laptop/Tablet Compatibility
Single Compartment: Fits 15" Laptop
•Up to 16 x 11 x 1.3" / 40.6 x 27.9 x 3.3 cm
Environmental
Water Resistance
Rain Cover
Monopod/Tripod Holder
Yes
General
Materials
Exterior: Nylon, Polyester, Polyurethane
Interior: Foam, Nylon, Polyurethane, Taffeta
Dimensions
Exterior
18 x 12.5 x 8.5" / 45.72 x 31.75 x 21.59 cm
Interior
16.3 x 11.5 x 6.8" / 41.4 x 29.21 x 17.27 cm
Weight
4.2 lb / 1.9 kg (Including Parts)
3.5 lb / 1.6 kg (Empty)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.2 x 13.2 x 11.3"

Think Tank Photo Commuter Reviews

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How many litres is this bag?

How many litres is this bag?
Asked by: Don
20.9 liters according to the math
Answered by: Emery
Date published: 2023-09-22

is it suitable for Canon 400mm F2.8 is with hood?

is it suitable for Canon 400mm F2.8 is with hood?
Asked by: Warih
Yes, the canon 400mm F2.8 lens will snugly fit into the Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter Backpack with hood attached.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2020-03-27

Does this bag (with all camera sections filled, ...

Does this bag (with all camera sections filled, as well as containing a 15” laptop) fit under the seat, in most commercial airliners? And, optionally, does the Essentials bag (also, full) fit under the seat?
Asked by: TJ
It is our understanding that this bag meets the requirements to be stowed under an airline seat.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-01-13

Does this backpack have a trolley sleeve or a ...

Does this backpack have a trolley sleeve or a luggage strap to slip over the handle of a trolley bag?
Asked by: Edward
Unfortunately, the Think Tank Airport Commuter Backpack lacks a trolley sleeve.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-04-25

Does it fit 2021 16 mbp Width: 14.01 inches ...

Does it fit 2021 16 mbp Width: 14.01 inches (35.57 cm) Depth: 9.77 inches (24.81 cm) Height: 0.66 inch (1.68 cm) and 13 ipad pro? Height: 12 inches (305.7 mm) Width: 8.68 inches (220.6 mm) Depth: 0.27 inch (6.9 mm) Are the laptop compartments well padded?
Asked by: Evan
Yes the laptop compartment in the Think Tank Airport Communter Backpack is well padded and will hold a 16" Macbook Pro that measures 14.01 inches.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-01-07

question

I'm looking for a bag that I can use for the occasional hiking, shooting street events, or covering an indoor event where I want to have all my stuff together, but noticed many of them (like the Manfrotto) are more than 9 inches tall and thus may not be used as a carry on for the times that I want to travel. By the name and the dimensions, this bag seems perfect for airport, but is there any issues if it were used for hiking and event photography? My hikes wouldn't take longer than 2 or 3 hours so it's not like I'd be going on day long hikes where comfort is essential, but I wouldn't want my bag to fall apart either!
Asked by: Anonymous
The Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter Backpack is carry on compatible. 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) In my opinion it is a comfortable bag and it is suitable for wearing all day on a hike. You can also use it for event photography, street photography or pretty much any style of photography.
Answered by: Dan W.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Has anyone had issues with using this bag under ...

Has anyone had issues with using this bag under the seat? I’m debating between this bag and the smaller version. I already own the StreetWalker HD.
Asked by: Brandon
I'm sorry but this bag will not fit under an airplane seat.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-16

question

I'm looking for a bag that does the following and am having a hard time finding exactly what I want. A. I need it to fit on a plane at least in the overhead. I have priority boarding on most flights due to miles etc so not worried about having to store it below but would like it to lock. B I would like it to be able to hold the following: 2 x D810 w/ battery grips, 200-500 f5.6, 80-200 f2.8, 50 f1.4, 105 f2.8, 16-35 f4, and a tablet and laptop as well as batteries and assorted extra gear like remotes, filters etc. Can this bag do that? I'm currently in a Ruggard Thunderhead 75 and it just feels too big. The exterior ability to hold a tripod is nice but not essential as I probably won't bring it on the plane but rather check in a bag. Am I looking at the right bag or no?Thanks for your help fellow travelers.
Asked by: Lincoln H.
The Airport Commuter bag fits under a seat so it will fit in the overhead. I think two D810s with battery grips and the large lens will be too much, but you might look into the the larger airport bag from Think Tank. They make really good products and I have been very happy with the bag and the belt system and a variety of pouches. Before buying I went to B&H and they were VERY helpful in reviewing the products and helping me decide.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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