New Products | Airport™ Series Backpacks

| May 3, 2012

  • Airport Accelerator The Airport Accelerator accommodates two pro size DSLR’s, 6-8 standard zooms plus an iPad and up to a 17” laptop. For the big glass enthusiasts, it will accommodate a 600 f/4 with body detached OR a 500 f/4 with body attached.
  • Airport Commuter The Airport Commuter accommodates a pro sized DSLR, 4-6 standard zooms, iPad and 15” laptop. With its increased depth, it holds a 400 f/2.8 attached to a camera body or a 500 f/4 unattached.
  • Airport Essentials Big things come in small packages. The Airport Essentials accommodates a standard DSLR, 4-6 standard zooms, iPad and up to 13” laptop. Fits up to a 300 f/2.8 lens attached a standard sized camera body.
A little video made by our friends in Romania, Gabi! Congrats on your wedding last week!

The official press release;

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo announced today that in May it will release the Airport™ series, a new line of travel-specific, high-capacity camera backpacks designed with maneuvering through airports quickly in mind. The three backpacks – the Airport Accelerator, Airport Commuter, and Airport Essentials — integrate quick access pockets for both laptops and iPad, a top pocket for boarding passes, and three robust handles to ensure easy placement and retrieval from overhead bins.
The Airport™ series makes life easier for the traveling photographer. All meet international carry on size requirements. The two smaller bags, the Airport Commuter and the Airport Essentials, are designed to fit under-seat in regional commuter planes.

Their light, adjustable, contoured harness provides comfort along with lumbar support. The air mesh paneling keeps backs cool. The height-adjustable sternum strap allows for the perfect fit. A removable waist belt, side water bottle pocket, tripod/ monopod mounting system and seam sealed rain cover extend their versatility.

Adding even more functionality, these backpacks can be used with Think Tank’s Pro Speed Belts for additional support and capacity by adding component pouches and cases from the company’s Modular Rotation Component System.

“For photographers who travel by air, these bags deliver on the three “C’s”: Carry-on size, Comfort, Capacity,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s co-founder and lead designer. “Their design, build quality and functionality are second to none.”


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  • Jones

    Any news on availability? I have a big trip planned this summer…

    • Hi Jones, we’re hoping within the next couple of weeks that stock should start arriving.

  • Actually – John – Check these out; — Features Tab

    • John Wroblewski

      Simon, thanks for the reply. Surely they would’ve express couriered some samples to you “hot off the press”, no?! 😉
      I could be wrong but I think the Feature Tab shots only show inside of the laptop section not the front pocket… no biggie, just curious. I miss having a smaller compartment on the front of my Airport Antidote for putting in a small few bits & pieces to keep readily accessible.

  • Hey John, thanks for the note – would you believe, me being over here in Australia, I’ve not seen one in the flesh and the boys and girls have all left the HQ for the day! I shall get some detail images up shortly. –Sime

  • John Wroblewski

    Hey, sweet new bags. I was about to pull the trigger on an Airport Acceleration V2, but I’ll definitelly wait for the new “Acclerator”! Checking out the website, there’s no photo of the smaller pocket infront of the laptop/ipad pocket (well done by the way on now making this lockable!) any details available? Love your work.


  • Mike Hylandsson

    Whoa, those new backpacks look great! I like the music in the video, a dramatic turn!