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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

Carry/Transport OptionsBackpack Straps with Sternum Strap, Handle, Waist Belt
ColorBlack
Type of ClosureZipper
Laptop/Tablet CompartmentSingle Compartment: Fits 15" Laptop (16 x 11 x 1.3" / 40.6 x 27.9 x 3.3 cm)
Monopod/Tripod HolderYes
Environmental
Water ResistanceRain Cover
General
MaterialsExterior: Nylon, Polyester, Polyurethane
Interior: Foam, Nylon, Polyurethane, Taffeta
DimensionsExterior
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
Weight4.2 lb / 1.9 kg (Including Parts)
3.5 lb / 1.6 kg (Empty)
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.2 x 13.2 x 11.3"

Think Tank Photo Commuter Reviews

Perfect for my needs

By Derek
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-18

I have been needing a bag I can fit up to 4 bodies and lenses in for days where I am shooting film and digital. Also works perfect for my Canon r6 with a 300mm, a 70-200, plus a couple prime lenses. With room to spare!

Tough ol bag

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-08

It fit all the gear I would want to take with me and doesn't scream, Expensive photo equipment, STEAL ME!. One thing - if your gear is heavy, using the side carry handle will pull on the velcro panels inside (depending on your configuration) and separate.

Space Efficiency and almost perfect

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-16

This is my second photography bag since I've started getting serious about my hobby. My first bag was the peak design 30L back pack. It wasnt good. It was easy to get things out but that was the only thing it had going for it. My stuff awkwardly fit inside and never felt secured and it was not space efficient at all. I could barely get three bodies in on the shelf with a couple of additional lenses. I could possible get more items in there but I would be stacking things top of each other to take up the dead space and sharing shelves, which I am not fond of the idea of doing so. The final straw for the bag was when I was over a bridge with the bag open (shuffling between bodies) when I nudged the bag and a lens fell out and into the river. That bag was done! Started researching around (photographylife has helped a lot with these kind of reviews) and found this bag was highly regarded. And the bag ended up being $40 cheaper than the peak design. It came in relatively fast (thanks B&H!). I was surprised at the size. It seems to be just about the same size of the peak design but just boxier (leading to better space efficiency). I was a tad bit worried about hiking with this bag but I suspect it'll do great considering the very generous padding on the shoulder straps and back. In terms of storage, holy heck it fits my whole kit in with no trouble and it does so securely. I am easily fitting double the items than the peak design bag. This bag looks very professional and it isn't even that heavy with all things considered. I don't like packing all my eggs in one basket for daily use but I do travel a lot so this is a great way to transport all my bodies without having to haul all kinds of bags too. Here is what I have been able to comfortably fit in this bag so far: Bodies: A7II with tamron 28-75 attached A6000 Canon G5x mk II Pentax k1000 with nifty fifty attached Lenses: Sony 55-210mm Sony 16-50mm Pentax/Asahi 135mm 2.5mm Telescope: William Optics RedCat 51 Fanny pack Two camera straps Lens Pen Couple of rolls of film battery charger for canon spare batteries for sony bodies I easily have space for a couple of more lenses (and another body too) if I shuffle some things around. The peak design is basically a rucksack compared to this guy. Really impressive! The bag has a lot of depth that will allow long lenses to stand to maximize space, but I found with shorter items they wont sit so tight. If you look at my pic, I used some of the included dividers to secure the a7ii with the tammy lens and the red cat telescope from moving up and down. Easy fix if you are concerned with that kind of movement. I said almost perfect (for me, of course) because it lacks a water bottle holder on top of the tripod holder. I understand that this is mainly a commuting / travel bag so it make sense to forego the water bottle holder but it would have been nice. Instead we get a really nice handle in lieu of the holder. I'll find another way to attach it but it isnt a huge deal. Heck, the peak design would constantly drop my bottle anyways... If you are on the fence about this or the peak design 30L, I would highly recommend this bag instead because you can optimize the storage space of the bag and keep things more secured and it is cheaper (depending on deals and the like) to boot. I put 5 stars anyways because four stars (according to the rating system here) is I like it and five is I love it which I do.

Great Back Pack

By Simeon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-03

Easy to use, well and simply designed!

Exactly As Reported

By martin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-20

Have several of these. They ride on rough roads all the time and do their job very well.

Good Compact Pack

By Marian
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-17

I used this pack on a recent driving trip. Everything fit in well and the pack sits comfortably on my shoulders. I don't think it will fit under the seat of a small jet, however, if the computer is in the pack. I'll try that on my next trip. I'm also not convinced that a 400mm f/2.8 lens will fit in as advertised. I tried, but the diameter of the Canon lens was too large. Trying to fit that lens in would have eliminated some of my other gear that I carry. The Canon 300mm f/2.8 lens fit fine with a 2X teleconverter attached. I still need to try some other configurations before I give it a 5-star rating.

So Close

By mike
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-11

The product does everything it says it does. The only thing I wish it had was an easy way to slide it on to the carry on luggage handle. If they would take the area where the belt can be tucked away and make it wide enough for the handle to slide through it would be even better.

Like it

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-27

Great camera bag for the outdoors

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How many litres is this bag?

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Asked by: Don
Check the Think Tank web page. They give you the interior dimensions in centimeters and inches. You'll have to do the math.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2021-07-21

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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