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Think Tank announces new travel backpacks

Think Tank has announced the release of three new travel-specific camera backpacks. All three have integrated pockets for laptops and iPads, a top boarding pass pocket and handles to ensure easy placement and removal from overhead lockers on aircraft. The new Airport series consists of the Accelerator, Commuter and Essentials models each offering different capacities and physical sizes. All three meet carry-on size specifications, with the smaller two also beingdesigned to fit under-seat in regional commuter planes.

The new bags will retail at $279.95 for the Accelerator, $199.75 for the Commuter and $175.75 for the Essentials model. They will all be available from June.

Press Release.

Think Tank Photo to Release Three Travel-Specific Backpacks.

Features Quick Access Pockets for Laptops and iPads

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo announced today that in May it will release the Airport™ series, a new line of travel-specific, high-capacity camera backpacks designed with maneuvering through airports quickly in mind. The three backpacks – the Airport Accelerator, Airport Commuter, and Airport Essentials — integrate quick access pockets for both laptops and iPad, a top pocket for boarding passes, and three robust handles to ensure easy placement and retrieval from overhead bins.

The Airport™ series makes life easier for the traveling photographer. All meet international carry on size requirements. The two smaller bags, the Airport Commuter and the Airport Essentials, are designed to fit under-seat in regional commuter planes. Their light, adjustable, contoured harness provides comfort along with lumbar support. The air mesh paneling keeps backs cool. The height-adjustable sternum strap allows for the perfect fit. A removable waist belt, side water bottle pocket, tripod/ monopod mounting system and seam sealed rain cover extend their versatility.

Adding even more functionality, these backpacks can be used with Think Tank’s Pro Speed Belts for additional support and capacity by adding component pouches and cases from the company’s Modular Rotation Component System.

For photographers who travel by air, these bags deliver on the three “C’s”: Carry-on size, Comfort, Capacity,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s co-founder and lead designer. “Their design, build quality and functionality are second to none.”

The three sizes allow photographers to select the best fit for their needs:

Features include:

Specifications:

Airport Accelerator:
Exterior Dimensions: 14” W x 20.5” H x 9” D (35.6 x 52.1 x 22.9cm).
Interior Dimensions: 12.5” W x 18.8” H x 6.8” D (31.6 x 47.8 x 17.3cm).
Laptop: 12.3” W x 17.5” H x 1.5” D (31.2 x 44.5 x 44cm).
Weight: 4.8-5.5 lbs (2.2-2.5 kg).

Airport Commuter: Exterior Dimensions: 12.5” W x 18” H x 8.5” D (31.6 x 45.7 x 21.6cm).
Interior Dimensions: 11.5” W x 16.3” H x 6.8” D (29.2 x 41.4 x 17.3cm).
Laptop: 11” W x 16” H x 1.3” D (27.9 x 40.6 x 3.3cm).
Weight: 3.6-4.2lbs (1.7-1.9kg).

Airport Essentials:
Exterior Dimensions: 11.5” W x 18” H x 7” D (29.2 x 45.7 x 17.8cm).
Interior Dimensions: 10.6” W x 16.3” H x 5” D (27 x 41.4 x 12.7cm).
Laptop: 10” W x 15.5” H x 1” D (25.4 x 39.4 x 2.5cm).
Weight: 3-3.6 lbs (1.4-1.6 kg).

About Think Tank Photo.

Headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work and developing inventive new carrying solutions that meet their needs. They are dedicated to using only the highest quality materials and design principles, and employing materials that are environmentally benign.