For the travelling photographer, Think Tank Photo introduces Airport Advantage Plus rolling camera bag
posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 3:30 PM EDT
For photographers always on the move, flying with your gear can be a stressful experience. That's where Think Tank Photo comes in with their new Airport Advantage Plus rolling camera bag. The roller has been designed to maximize the amount of gear you can carry while complying with international carry-on requirements and providing a high level of protection and security.
Despite having a roller design, retractable metal handle and protection for your gear, the Airport Advantage Plus weighs in at only 6.9 pounds (3.1 kilograms) to help you keep your carry-on under weight restrictions. It also has a dedicated padded 17" laptop pocket. As far as gear capacity is concerned, the bag holds a gripped DSLR with an attached lens, an ungripped DSLR with an attached lens plus five to eight addditional lenses. Or it can hold a pair of gripped DSLRs with five to seven additional lenses. If you're a mirrorless camera user, Think Tank says it can hold two bodies "with a crazy amount of lenses." In terms of the largest lens you can fit inside the back, Think Tank states you can hold a detached 200-400mm lens with the lens hood reversed onto the barrel.
Think Tank Photo CEO and lead designer Doug Murdoch says of the Airport Advantage Plus, "Traveling photographers are finding it increasingly difficult to keep their most valuable and fragile gear-their bodies, lenses, and laptops-near them and safe from rough baggage handling. The new Airport Advantage Plus was designed with not only this in mind, but with the more restrictive size and weight requirements that go with international travel."
Additional key features of the bag include a multi-use interior for cameras and clothes, a custom designed extra tall retractable handle with inset channel on aluminum tubing for durability, tripod mount pocket on the side, lockable zipper sliders, included travel pouch, user-replaceable parts including the handle and wheels, interior zippered pockets and included rain cover.