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*REVIEW* Think Tank Retrospective 20

 
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May 20, 2010 12:43 |  #46

grrrrrrrrrrr.... I wasn't planning on buying this bag or even considering it.....

Now.... i'm considering selling my 7 million dollar home and maybe my burton backpack to get this bag.... damnit....

awesome review though, no questions from me.... Covered everything I was thinking of asking :)


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May 20, 2010 13:33 as a reply to  @ post 10212249 |  #47

Thanks for the great review. I have been debating between this bag and the LowePro Classified 160AW. You've made the decision even tougher. Any one used the 160?




  
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May 20, 2010 13:54 |  #48

dmking wrote in post #10216630 (external link)
Thanks for the great review. I have been debating between this bag and the LowePro Classified 160AW. You've made the decision even tougher. Any one used the 160?

I had the Classified 160AW and 140AW for about 3 days and returned them. They are extremely padded and bulky. Hard to get camera and gear in and out of. The look nice but are just overkill for the space they provide for gear.

The Retrospective series is what the Classified bags should have been.

I'm about to buy a R20 or R10 as we speak


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May 20, 2010 16:49 |  #49

great review! nice looking bag


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May 20, 2010 16:50 |  #50

Nice, I may have to give the retrospective 10 a look. The 20 is a bit too large for me, as all I need to carry is a 5D, Sig 50, 135L and maybe a 550EX. Now only if I didn't have to spend $150 on it, heh

edit: actually, I'd need something a little smaller, the 10 still seems pretty large, heh




  
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May 21, 2010 06:41 |  #51

randomlinh wrote in post #10217662 (external link)
Nice, I may have to give the retrospective 10 a look. The 20 is a bit too large for me, as all I need to carry is a 5D, Sig 50, 135L and maybe a 550EX. Now only if I didn't have to spend $150 on it, heh

edit: actually, I'd need something a little smaller, the 10 still seems pretty large, heh

Check out the UD20 and UD30 bags... Similar, just not "messenger style."


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May 21, 2010 15:47 |  #52

Double Negative wrote in post #10220444 (external link)
Check out the UD20 and UD30 bags... Similar, just not "messenger style."

not a fan of the styling.. of most of thinktank's stuff really. the retrospective I love though.




  
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May 22, 2010 08:08 |  #53

Great review! I received mine yesterday. Very impressed with the quality and style. It's the perfect size for what I wanted - something to just throw a camera, 70-200 and a couple of other things into. Love it.


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May 23, 2010 14:07 |  #54

Damn. This list cost me more money. I ordered the 20 yesterday on my quest to find a bag that works for me. I used the Lowepro slingshot 20 last night on a shoot outdoors and it just is not that convenient to work with. These bags are looking good. Thanks for the review and pictures.


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May 24, 2010 03:13 |  #55

Hello from France

For Retrospective Users: Aren't you afraid that the Zip on the inside of the bag can dammage the Gear? I have the UD35 and there is no such Zip inside.
I can't understand why they use these Zip, just like on the panels of their backpacks.

Thanks in advance.

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May 24, 2010 08:18 |  #56

Habu wrote in post #10234951 (external link)
Hello from France

For Retrospective Users: Aren't you afraid that the Zip on the inside of the bag can dammage the Gear? I have the UD35 and there is no such Zip inside.
I can't understand why they use these Zip, just like on the panels of their backpacks.

Thanks in advance.

Habu

The zipper on the inside is against the wall of the bag and will not damage any gear opened or closed. I have the retro 30 in black and its so much better than the UD 70 pro i had.


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May 24, 2010 11:21 |  #57

Truly appreciate the posts here.
Unfortunately, distribtution is poor here in Canada. Henry's claims to carry the bags. Good luck finding more than one at one of their stores!
I haven't bought equipment from the big US vendors yet. It's hard to know what you need until you fit your gear in a bag.
FWIW I'm in Toronto, west end.
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May 24, 2010 12:19 |  #58

^ Yeah, even here in the states, it's tough to find the bag your want to see sitting on a shelf. I'd roll the dice after spending some quality time with a ruler and order it from them direct. If you hate it return it. That's what I've had to do with their bags in the past, but I've yet to return one once I get it...


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May 24, 2010 12:42 |  #59

Ben--that would work for me if I didn't have the border and shipping hassles. O/T but I bought a small model of a Miata (10AE) from a forum member for $20. US. Cost me over $50 Cdn by the time I got it here, and the dollar wasn't far off of parr. Free Trade? And that was mailed. Not UPS (a huge other story! called broker's fees.)
I know now why they're brokers fees. Because I'm broker if I use UPS for shipping! They're fee wouldhave been higher than the cost of the model...


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May 24, 2010 14:58 |  #60

Impatiently waiting for my 30 to arrive. Great review.


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