Think Tank Photo CityWalker 20 Messenger Bag (Black)

Think Tank Photo CityWalker 20 Messenger Bag (Black)

Think Tank Photo CityWalker 20 Messenger Bag (Black)

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Think Tank Photo CityWalker 20 Messenger Bag (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Holds DSLR with 24-70mm f/2.8 Attached
  • Holds 1-3 Lenses / Holds 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Separate Padded iPad/Tablet Compartment
  • Sound Silencer Front Flap / Front Buckle
  • Removable Main Insert
  • Front Zippered Accessory Pocket
  • Expandable Front Pocket
  • Business Card Under Front Flap
  • Non-Slip Shoulder Strap/Top Grab Handle
  • Rain Cover
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Think Tank Photo CityWalker 20 Overview

  • 1Description

The black CityWalker 20 Messenger Bag from Think Tank is a soft, padded multi-functional bag that holds your one standard size body with a 24-70mm f/2.8 attached with 1-3 extra lenses, flash and iPad/tablet. It also accommodates a detached 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.

The bag contains a removable padded insert that, when removed, transforms the bag into one large storage space-messenger style. This double-edged approach to a camera bag gives you the freedom to carry camera gear or, when the insert is removed, other items such as books or personals.

The bag is accessed by a double security front snap buckle or touch fasteners that feature Think Tank's Sound Silencers to minimize the noise that traditional touch fasteners generate when opened. This will come in handy when you are shooting in quiet venues such as a chess match or courtroom. The front zippered organizer pocket hold everything from cleaning cloth to pens, note pad, lens cap and other small items. The front pocket is expandable via an easy to use touch fastener.

The overall material is water-resistant and soft providing a body conforming design that makes navigating through crowds and subways much easier. A combination of nylon, polyester, polyurethane and YKK zippers provide strength to the bag. Movable closed-cell interior dividers allow you to configure the bag to suit your gear needs.

The CityWalker is carried by its cushioned, adjustable, non-slip shoulder strap or convenient top grab handle. The bag comes with a seam sealed rain cover that will protect the entire bag when the weather turns against you. Topping off this bag is a business card slot located under the front flap. This will make networking easier when you need to hand your card to someone while on the go. Think Tank backs the CityWalker with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects.

Dedicated compartment for small iPad/tablet
Removable main insert increase functionality and gives multiple use capability
Lightweight materials, high-capacity design
Soft and flexible to conform to your body
Organizer and zippered pockets for accessories
Double security front flap closure with Sound Silencers Hook/loop and Dual Cross buckle
Expandable front pocket
Business card slot under the front flap for identification
Cushioned and padded nonslip shoulder strap for all day comfort
Seam sealed rain cover
Convenient top handle for grab and go convenience
Fits one standard size body with a 24-70mm f/2.8 attached, 1-3 extra lenses, flash and iPad/ tablet; accommodates a detached 70-200mm f/2.8 lens
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 30.3" (77.0 cm)
In the Box
Think Tank Photo CityWalker 20 Messenger Bag (Black)
  • Removable Insert
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Rain Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Think Tank Photo CityWalker 20 Specs

    Material Exterior:
    All fabric exterior treated with a DWR (durable water-repellent) coating while fabric underside is coated with PU (polyurethane) for water- resistance
    YKK RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers
    420D velocity nylon
    420D high-density nylon
    600D brushed polyester
    250D shadow rip-stop polyester
    Derrington mesh pockets
    Antique nickel plated metal hardware
    Dual Cross Buckle
    3D air mesh, mono mesh
    3-ply bonded nylon thread

    PE (polyethylene) board reinforced removable closed-cell foam dividers
    210D silver-toned nylon
    PU backed velex liner
    2x PU coated nylon
    210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover
    3-ply bonded nylon thread

    Type of Closure Snap coupled front buckle
    Sound Silencer touch fastener
    YKK zippers
    Exterior Dimensions 13.8 x 9.8 x 6.7" (35.1 x 24.9 x 17.0 cm)
    Interior Dimensions 13.0 x 8.7 x 5.3" (33.0 x 22.1 x 13.5 cm)
    Laptop Compartment 10.3 x 8.0 x 0.8"" (26.2 x 20.3 x 2.0 cm)
    Tripod Holder No
    Carrying/Transport Options Padded, adjustable non-slip shoulder strap
    Top grab handle
    Weight 2.0-2.3 lb (0.9-1.0 kg, depending on use of removable main insert)
    Packaging Inforqddzexv
    Package Weight 3.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.4 x 11.8 x 7.6"

    Think Tank Photo CityWalker 20 Reviews

    CityWalker 20 Messenger Bag (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 35.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from city walker 20 It took many bags before I finally found this bag to fit my needs, asmy other bags were a tad small or a little big bigger and the bigger the bag the more you put into it, but with this I love the fact that I was able to remove the inner container and set it up the way I want with out stuffing it and defeating the purpose for what I needed it for. The bag is well made and has enough pockets in which to store my acc. I have a nikon D7100 with a 18-105mm f/3.5 attach to it and I also carry my 10-24mm f/3.5, and a prime 50mm f/1.8 and yet had room to put in when needed my AF-s 70-300mm G ed lends wented need.I also like the fact that I'm able to put a water bottle on either side pockets.
    Date published: 2013-07-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for My needs! I am a wedding photographer that tends to over pack. I purchased both the CityWalker 20 and CityWalker 30 and tried them out side by side. The 30 is significantly larger and slightly cumbersome for my needs. I recently shot my first wedding with this bag and switched my routine. I typically shoot with dual camera bodies (Nikon D750 and D700. That gets heavy and old fast!!! I now shoot strapless with my D750 with 3 lens changes in this bag, a flash and some other key items that I rotate during pre-ceremony, ceremony and reception. I found this to be significantly easier and this bag made my transitions doable. It is super-well built and packs a significant amount of gear for its size. I had the following all at once: Nikon 80-200 2.8, Tarmon 15-30 2.8 VC, Nikon 50mm 1.8, Nikon sb700 and my NIkon d750 with battery grip. The bag functioned well.
    Date published: 2016-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around bag This is my second Think Tank bag. I also own the Turnstyle 20 (also a great bag). I bought this bag because I was going out of town and needed a bag that would carry more stuff than the turnstyle but still be easy to access (unlike a backpack). I have to say I love this bag and it may replace the turnstyle 20. I can fit my D750 w/Nikkor 28-300 & hood (flipped) attached. It also comfortably fits my Nikkor 105 & 8 tablet. I was able to fling it over my shoulder with no problems. I have shoulder issues and was able to carry everything around for multiple hours, crouching, in the 80 degree heat with no problems. Its large enough to fit everything I needed but small enough to fit comfortably under an airline seat with room to spare. There are lots of little pockets for memory cards, batteries, battery chargers, tablets, etc. The velcro is also really strong and even in a strong wind the bag didn't flip up. Because of its strength it can get tricky to get into the bag (and a little loud). There are tabs that allow you to flip the velcro in for quieter access to the bag.
    Date published: 2016-05-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good multipurpose camera bag It is more problem selecting a camera bag than a camera or a lens. It seems there are no the ideal one. Problem with shoulder bags is not that you can not pack a lot of things on them, but that after an hour your shoulder start to feel hard. I use this bag with D7100, nikkors 16-85, 70-300 and 35/1.8, flash, plus extras. This is the limit weigh I can tolerate, more than that I would go with a backpack type, but you loose flexibility with getting on and off the camera. Quality of bag is very good. Strap is good also. Only change I would make is to put a zipper at the exterior flap that currently is closed by velcro, is useless for small things, very easy to fall from the bag when the bag is on is side, like in an airplane luggage compartment. Also main clip could be a little bigger/robust. In general is a good bag.
    Date published: 2013-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The right one When I saw this messenger bag, I thought to myself that this is not my style and I need to look for another bag. I kept coming back to this one so I pulled the trigger and bought it and let me tell ya, I'm so glad I did. Holds all I need with my D7000 and the 70-200f2.8 attached, along with my 35mm, 80mm,and a SB700. Love the function, easy to switch lenses and the padded strap provides comfort all day long.
    Date published: 2014-08-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from for small DSLR or mirrorless with grip and/or L plate THis is a fine bag in all aspects - not heavy, not too big, well thought out EXCEPT the sides gap open at the top. Not a lot, but open, as in vulnerable to the weather. The flap closes over the open interior, but that is the only closure. If the top could be closed with a zipper behind (under) the flap, as in some other ThinkTank bags, it would be more weather proof. THat said, I use the bag easily and comfortably and it is well made. I fit in it: Fuji X-T2 with either the 18-135mm lens attached or the 55-200, and there is room for whichever is not mounted on the camera and a couple of primes - or my old Canon flash and battery pack. Plus the many odds and ends we carry around.
    Date published: 2016-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for day trips & sightseeing I love this bag! I live in Boston and this bag is great for those day trips out to shoot whatever is happening in the city or on the water. I carry my Canon 450D with battery grip, an f/2.8 11-16 mm wide-angle lens, an f/4 18-200 mm, two spare batteries, an assorment of filters for each lens, my iPad, pens, notebook, bottle of water, phone, wallet, etc. - and this bag holds it all! It's comfortable and easy to use. I love the silencer pads for the hook-and-loop closures; they're incedibly handy when shooting in the museums. The strap is whide enough to stay on my shoulder without digging into my skin or causing discomfort. The bag isn't completely rigid, so it conforms to your body for a more comfortable day out shooting. I've tried several bags, and none seemed to fit my needs until I found this one. I also like that you can lift the entire padded section out of the bag and use the just the shell of the bag as a regular messenger bag. I've used the bag almost every day since I got it, either as a camera bag or as a regular messenger bag, and it really wears well. Highly recommend!
    Date published: 2015-07-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dangerous to your equipment I would avoid this bag. The bottom doesn't have enough structure to keep the bag from rolling when you put it down. That, coupled with very thin padding got my 24-85 in the shop after the bag rolled off a low chair onto the floor. The rubber pads on the shoulder strap also peel off after very little use. I contacted Think Tank customer service about this and they claimed they hadn't encountered it before, but if you read the reviews on their website, another customer was offered a free replacement for the same issue. Bad bag, bad company response, last Think Tank for me.
    Date published: 2015-11-01
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    I like to shoot in the rainy region of Alaska.. will this bag protect my gear??
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes and no: yes if you use the rain cover, no if you don't, as the side flaps don't fold over as much as they do in some other bags, so the rain could get in the top front and back corners.
    Answered by: Ben K.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Are the interior dimensions shown on the BH website those of the interior of the insert or the interior of the bag without the insert?
    Asked by: John
    I believe these interior dimensions are the bag without the insert. As I measure, the insert itself is 12x8.25x5.25 inches. The insert is well padded, but slightly flexible so these could move a bit to fit things. the insert is also rounded on the two outside corners. This makes the bag less bulky and isn't be a problem for storing lenses or flashes, but if you want to put something outright square on the corners it will be an issue.The insert attaches with velcro to the back wall of the bag. As a result, it is possible to put things in the bag but outside the insert (flashes, battery packs, sunglass cases, etc), as the outter bag is very flexible.
    Answered by: Brandon S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Will this bag hold a Canon 5DS R with a Really Right Stuff L-Bracket and short lens attached?
    Asked by: Konchar
    I assume so. It will easily hold a 5DM3 with a RRS L bracket and a 24-105 attached.
    Answered by: ELIZABETH P.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Want to carry a Nikon d750, 16-35mm f4, 70-200mm f4, 50mm 1.8, macbook pro 13 , and possibly a speedlight. Will this do it? Also looking at the Tenba 13 or 15.Thanks!
    Asked by: Dawn B.
    In my CityWalker 20 bag, I carry a Canon 5D Mk II, 50mm f/1.8, and a 24-105mm L lens (one or the other mounted), a mini iPad, two IR camera controls (a la pocket wizards), a camera rain poncho (if warranted), various sundry items (memory cards, pens, lens tissue, camera manual, etc...), and many times a paperback book as well. It all fits, is comfortable to wear. The bag is well made.
    Answered by: Ernest J.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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