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Feb 11, 2015 14:20 |  #1

I'm In the market for a roller bag to hold my 6D and 7D both with grips and gear in my signature. I am leaning towards the Think Tank Airport Takeoff due to the versatility of it converting to a back pack. Anyone use this bag? Pro's or con's... Also any other recommendations on other bags.

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Feb 11, 2015 14:47 |  #2

Not familiar with the Think Tank, but I recently got the LowePro Pro Roller X200. Love it as a roller case that's carry on friendly. Haven't had the opportunity to try it as a back pack for an extended period, but it looks like it may not be the most comfortable hiking pack.
If I'm going to go slogging around for a full day, I'll probably take my Tamrac Expedition 7x along also, and transfer whatever gear I need into that.


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Feb 11, 2015 21:37 |  #3

I have the airport International which is the same size without the backpack option. For me I would not want to carry it as a backpack as loaded it would be very heavy. Just depends on how much gear you are going to put in it. Great bag, I have 5 TT bags and love them all.


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Feb 11, 2015 22:05 |  #4

I love the TT Airport Security. Right now for basketball I carry it and a Retro 50 ontop of it, and the wheels have saved my back many a time. I thankfully only needed the backpack converstion once and at 60+ pounds with ramp and elevator closed, it works but was not fun. It really comes down to the size you want. Think ahead, the bags are expensive enough I think of them as long term investment not nessicarly just a means to carry what I have now but what I'll be hauling in 3-4 years. I've dug through all the TT bags at the camera shop, the attention to the details is there across the board.


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Feb 11, 2015 22:36 |  #5

ThreeHounds wrote in post #17427421 (external link)
Not familiar with the Think Tank, but I recently got the LowePro Pro Roller X200. Love it as a roller case that's carry on friendly. Haven't had the opportunity to try it as a back pack for an extended period, but it looks like it may not be the most comfortable hiking pack.
If I'm going to go slogging around for a full day, I'll probably take my Tamrac Expedition 7x along also, and transfer whatever gear I need into that.

I looked at both of these bags in the "quote" and decided to go with the LowePro Pro Roller X200. It seemed to be a much more durable bag for air travel and honestly you can put more gear in it. It has held up well during my travels. I bet you can get all your gear listed in the bag easy. I can put my 1D-X, 16-35, 24-70, 70-200 and the 800 in it + the Speedlight. The 800 is a monster and almost takes up 1/2 the bag. The bag weighs a ton but rolls very easy, great wheels on the bag. Only drawback is if you travel out of the country this bag does not meet the "Europe/Asia" size requirements for carryon. The bag is a little too big. I avoid the issue by traveling on US airlines (Delta, United, American, etc.) When I go overseas because their domestic carryon rules are a little more liberal and allow this bag in the overhead where European carriers will not. I admit I have not used the back pack portion because I usually take a smaller bag for my gear in my checked luggage and use that when I reach my destination. I'm one of those bad people according to my wife that will sacrifice clothes for camera gear.


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Feb 12, 2015 08:21 as a reply to  @ snowblower's post |  #6

My plan when traveling outside US is to carry on the back pack insert, which should fit fine into the int'l overheads, and put other items like a jacket or other items i don't need on the plane into the roller shell and check it. The insert is basically the same size as my Expedition and I had no problem with that traveling through Europe last year.


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