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PRESS RELEASE: Think Tank Photo Airport Backpacks Feature Enhanced Security
Backpacks Maximize Photographer Air Travel Options
SANTA ROSA, CALIF -- Think Tank Photo has enhanced the security features of its lineup of backpacks. With these new design solutions, photographers can now carry their bodies, lenses, and accessories onto aircraft with different carry on requirements, legally store them in overhead bins or under the seat, and secure them to immovable objects once they land.
The Airport Addicted V2.0
Think Tank's largest backpack, just got better. Designed to comply with international travel carry on size requirements when the free Artificial Intelligence 15 laptop case is removed, the Airport Addicted holds a 400 f/2.8 or 500 f/4 with lens hood, and multiple dSLR bodies and lenses.
It now features Think Tank's revolutionary security cable and lock, which allow the bag to be secured to immovable objects or the laptop case to the backpack. The side pocket holds a monopod or tripod and the shoulder straps can be tucked away for travel. This is the ideal backpack for photographers who need to transport a great deal of gear from one point to another without exposing it to undue risk.
The Airport Acceleration V2.0
This newly enhanced mid-sized backpack fits all international carry on size requirements when the laptop case is removed. The Artificial Intelligence 15 laptop case, which comes free with the backpack and slips in the compressible front pocket, can be easily removed, reducing the size of the backpack for either airline weight or size requirements.
Designed to hold pro-size SLR cameras and up to a 500 f/4 lens without the body attached, it now features Think Tank's revolutionary security cable and lock that allows the backpack to be secured to immovable objects. It features "tuck away" shoulder straps and a removable waist belt, as well as a seam sealed rain cover and a tripod/monopod attachment system.
The Airport Antidote V2.0
The smallest of Think Tank's backpacks, it fits all international carry on size requirements. With the laptop case removed, it fits in the overhead bins of smaller "commuter flights." The Artificial Intelligence 15 laptop case that comes with the backpack fits into a compressible front pocket so that it can be removed easily before sitting down. Designed to hold pro-size SLR cameras and up to a 400 f/2.8 lens without the body attached, it too features Think Tank's security cable and lock system. It has "tuck away" shoulder straps and a removable waist belt, as well as a seam sealed rain cover and a tripod/monopod attachment system.
Airport Ultralight V2.0
Photographers on the move now can have the best of low weight design in a backpack. The Airport Ultralight V2.0 holds a full array of equipment, including one to two pro-size SLRs, multiple lenses, and accessories. The optional Artificial Intelligence 15 laptop case fits into the front pocket. The inside lid also has clear zippered pockets for pens, pencils, notebooks, credentials, and other essentials.
"Last year we created a new category of bags -- secure travel gear for photographers," said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo's founder and lead designer. "With the release of these revised and upgraded backpacks photographers have a complete solution for different travel circumstances. Selecting the right bag, or combination of bags, depends on the photographers' preferences and where they are traveling. With our line-up, the one constant is that photographers can rest assured that their gear is better secured."
(First posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 17:10 EST)