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Review: Think Tank Airport International v2.0

 
johnlo
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Mar 04, 2010 11:52 |  #1

I posted a review of the Think Tank Airport International v2.0 (external link) in my blog.... Just wanted to share this w/ everyone here.

here's what I wrote.

What person like to carry their gears back to their car after a long day shooting? Well last summer I was asking myself that question while walking back to the car. Few weeks later, I sold all my Lowepro (external link) backpacks and got myself the Think Tank Airport International v2.0 (external link). Yes its a roller and I can use it as a carry-on on any flight both international and domestic. But of course no matter what, you still need check with your airline and TSA since things does changes everyday thanks to the people who causing such problems.

Here's some Pros and Cons I have put together about the bag....

Pros:
1) Can be use as a carry-on on a flight.
2) it has wheels
3) my shoulder and lower back doesn't hurt anymore.
4) it has two locks that's TSA approved.
5) well built
6) roomy
7) Looks like a normally carry-on luggage.

Cons:
1) Too heavy - depending on your gears you have inside, the airline can still stop you from using is as a carry-on due to the weight. So need to be smart when packing and going to security. I've heard story from other photog being stopped at the check point.
2) WAY Too Expensive <---- but the money was well spent : the quality of the bag.

Well that's all i can think of. Here's some pics inside the bag with my gears. Hope my brief review will help you to decide if it's the right bag for you and your gears.
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IMAGE: http://www.john-lo.com/wpblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Think-Tank-Airport-International-v2.jpg


IMAGE: http://www.john-lo.com/wpblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Think-Tank-Airport-International-v2-1.jpg


IMAGE: http://www.john-lo.com/wpblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Think-Tank-Airport-International-v2-2.jpg

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Mar 04, 2010 19:35 |  #2

definitely a huge bag, and great if you are shooting and traveling, but a mobile bag this is not!

Also, does the lock really have a chain as it appears like in the stock photo??

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CxThree
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Mar 05, 2010 07:45 |  #3

Lots of the TT bags come with the security systems in them. It's a cable lock that is concealed on the baack of the bag in a small compartment.


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Mar 05, 2010 09:11 as a reply to  @ CxThree's post |  #4

i like the way you set the TT up.


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Mar 05, 2010 11:10 as a reply to  @ bebud's post |  #5

I have had the original TT Int for about 3 years.

This bag is heavy when empty. At 11 pounds empty it is half the allowable wght for a carryon bag for most airlines.

When you think of an international flight you may think of 10 or 12 hours of sky time on one plane. Not true for us. When we fly home it is 4 hours sky time on 3 different planes. That gives the TT Int a good work out.

We have made three air trips with this bag. Three planes home and three back comes to 18 planes (12 of which are commuter type). This bag has been exellent for me and my camera equipment. I have never been asked about the weight (Continental and Interjet).

If I had to I would buy this same bag again.

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Mar 05, 2010 11:22 |  #6

Great bag! Here's how I used mine when I had the 70-200 f/2.8. Now that I have the f/4 version, I can stand that lens straight up and down, which opens up quite a bit of space. I should update the picture with the new setup...

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Mar 05, 2010 11:50 |  #7

I need to get working on my airport airstream review.


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Mar 05, 2010 12:31 |  #8

DG, that's awesome. I only know of one person (Neil Planet) where they stopped him once due to the weight (hmm, not sure if it was the Intl or Security). its a great Bag. VERY VERY happy w/ it. i'm not even afraid when my 2 yrs old start pushing it around. hahaha

timnosenzo : Nice Setup. I wish I can stand up the 70-200f2.8 for more room.. gonna be added a few more lense. Guess i will have to play around when I get the lense.


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