Camera Bag Review—The Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag

7 years 10 months ago - 7 years 10 months ago #154672 by Alex
I've used a number of different brand camera bags and honestly don't get that impressed too easily. Many bags out there are engineered pretty close to one another. However the Think Tank Airport Security V 2.0 is hands down one of the best bags I've used.





Whether you’re a serious hobbyist or hard-working professional, traveling (especially by air) with all your necessary equipment is often an overwhelming challenge. Typically, you find yourself with three carry-on bags: a camera bag, with one or more bodies, smaller lenses and various accessories; a lens case for your large telephoto lenses; and a laptop case. Airlines regulations will only permit two carry-on bags, which means the third would have to travel with the rest of luggage, and that’s not an acceptable option. Fortunately, camera equipment manufacturers are also aware of this dilemma; and Think Tank Photo has a bag that should resolve your predicament.

The Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag has been designed with the two primary features you need when traveling by air. At a width of 14”, a height of 22” and a depth of 9” (35.5 x 23 x 56 cm), this bag conforms to current TSA-legal dimensions for carry-on luggage and fits easily into a standard overhead compartment. You can add the optional laptop case (to accommodate as large as a 17” computer) and the lower dividers, which is where your computer is stored, without making the bag bigger.

Of much greater importance are the security features built into the V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag. Each roller has an ID plate with a unique serial number, which, when registered, makes the bag very easy to claim if its been stolen. You’ll also find two security cables; one runs from the front of the bag to a roller (and includes a three-digit combination lock) to which you can attach a laptop slipcase when you pack it in the front pocket. The second cable is in the rear of the bag with a TSA-approved combination lock. With this cable, you can secure the bag to an immovable object in the event you must leave it in a hotel room or some backroom during a shoot.



Other Beneficial Features

Huge lens capacity: The V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag has a spacious bottom section with room for a 70–200 f/2.8 lens packed vertically, or a 400 f/2.8, 500 f/4 or 600mm lens with the hood reversed and the lens cap affixed.

Replaceable wheels: The bag kit includes a hex key, so you don’t have to open the bag to replace the wheels.

Shoulder straps: Although the V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag is not meant to be a backpack, it can be carried when necessary with the emergency shoulder straps, which are detachable to store inside the bag.

Moveable inner panel: Keep the bag upright when you need to access the interior.



Monopod carrier: Monopods are secured to the stretchable side pocket and upper web strap on the side of the bag.

Tripod holder: There are two options for packing a tripod. Place two of the legs into the stretchable pocket or use the tripod cup. The third leg is attached via the lower and upper straps.

Seam-sealed rain cover: If you’re caught in nasty weather, then the waterproof rain cover is easy to throw over the bag in seconds. There is also an additional section that shields the Bazooka tripod holder accessory.





Easy-access front pocket: Pack clothing or other items you may need to reach quickly in the front pocket. This compartment is large enough for a laptop, although it best to insert it first in a separate case.

There are various other pockets and sections in the Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag that make traveling easier and provide you with greater peace of mind. As soon as you put your hands on the bag and examine it carefully, you’ll recognize the durable, quality design and construction.



There are virtually no negatives to be found, although some photographers have mentioned that the camera compartment limits how you can pack your camera when the handles are slide inside the bag. This is a negligible flaw when you consider the V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag is all upside, as a single piece of carry-on luggage with many security features. You’ll pay for all these benefits at approximately $370, but it’s a worthy investment, allowing you to eliminate virtually all of the worry when you travel with a large array of photography equipment.

For more information on this bag feel free to visit: www.thinktankphoto.com/products/airport-...ller-camera-bag.aspx

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7 years 10 months ago #154719 by KevinA65
Hope to have this as my next purchase......

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7 years 10 months ago #154720 by SJM
:judge: Looks like a nice bag Alex, can you fit a laptop in there?

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7 years 10 months ago - 7 years 10 months ago #154732 by photobod
Alex this is a great review and I noticed that Scotty did a good review of the PT bag then there is my review of the roller case, would it be a good idea to sticky any reviews so future members could go read up on these products. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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7 years 10 months ago #154799 by The Equalizer
That's a good looking bag. I have looked at this one, doesn't it have straps to wear as a back pack?

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7 years 10 months ago #154803 by gtvone
SJM - Yep, in the front stretchy pocket... in a Neoprene sleeve or in the thinkTank Artificial Intelligence (I use the 17" version with my 17" MacBook Pro)


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7 years 10 months ago #154805 by gtvone
Howdy - the Security and the TakeOff do.. the International doesn't... The TakeOff straps are fixed in the little stow-away pocket, the Security's straps can be removed.

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7 years 10 months ago #154806 by gtvone
Hey Alex, hope you don't mind me helping out with answers to those questions!... If you guys have any more, feel free to get in touch...

Simon


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7 years 10 months ago #154913 by Alex

gtvone wrote: Hey Alex, hope you don't mind me helping out with answers to those questions!... If you guys have any more, feel free to get in touch...

Simon


Hi Simon,

No problem at all, appreciate you helping these folks out!

Let me know if you have any questions yourself.

Alex

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7 years 10 months ago #154915 by Alex

photobod wrote: Alex this is a great review and I noticed that Scotty did a good review of the PT bag then there is my review of the roller case, would it be a good idea to sticky any reviews so future members could go read up on these profucts. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


What we can do Dave is put a new thread together and within that thread we can have short cuts to each review. What do you think Dave you want to man that?

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7 years 10 months ago #155171 by Monster
Alex can you mount additional bags to the top of that? Something that would carry a laptop case for example? You know what I'm talking about?


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7 years 10 months ago #155477 by wedding 2015

Monster wrote: Alex can you mount additional bags to the top of that? Something that would carry a laptop case for example? You know what I'm talking about?


Nice looking bag. I think you could probably slide a bag over the handle to sit on top.


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7 years 10 months ago #156055 by Prago
They really make a sharp looking bag, how are you liking that tripod?

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7 years 10 months ago #156059 by photobod

Alex wrote:

photobod wrote: Alex this is a great review and I noticed that Scotty did a good review of the PT bag then there is my review of the roller case, would it be a good idea to sticky any reviews so future members could go read up on these profucts. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


What we can do Dave is put a new thread together and within that thread we can have short cuts to each review. What do you think Dave you want to man that?


No problem Alex

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7 years 10 months ago #159068 by photobod

Alex wrote:

photobod wrote: Alex this is a great review and I noticed that Scotty did a good review of the PT bag then there is my review of the roller case, would it be a good idea to sticky any reviews so future members could go read up on these profucts. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


What we can do Dave is put a new thread together and within that thread we can have short cuts to each review. What do you think Dave you want to man that?


Just thought I would give every one another chance to read this review

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