Review

First Impressions:

Wow this bag looks like it can fit it all.  Upon initial inspection there is an area for a 15 inch laptop, a tripod, and what I suspect will hold all of myself and my wife’s equipment.

FRONT of the Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive Backpack

  • Two options for mounting a Tripod with removable straps (optional hidden pocket for larger Tripods)
  • Removable strap to secure tripod to backpack
  • One zippered pouch that can hold pencils, small peripherals, businesss cards, etc.
photo credit: Lawrence Atienza

 

photo credit: Laura and Donny Pedrino

photo credit: Laura and Donny Pedrino

LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES of the Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive Backpack

  • Zippered pocket with mesh inside and stretchable outer pocket.
  • Zippered laptop access (On one side)

TOP of the Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive Backpack

  • Carrying handle for lifting
  • Transparent identification area for either business cards or identification cards
  • Removable straps for securing tripod

BACK of the Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive Backpack

  • Solid contoured shoulder straps with small stretch storage pocket for small peripherals
  • Contoured shoulder harness—designed for men and women—with stretchable pockets, D-rings and sternum strap
  • Hidden and/or removable belt strap which can be replaced with Thin Skin Belt, Pro Speed Belt or Steroid Speed Belt (sold separately).

 

INSIDE of the Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive Backpack

  • Three main columns that are very customizable and a plethora of dividers are provided
  • Holds Pro Size DSLR with 70-200 2.8 attached and hood in position ready to shoot
  • Two transparent zippered organizing pockets on inside flap for batteries, cords, memory cards, etc
photo credit: Lawrence Atienza
COOL BONUS FEATURE – Customizable area to adapt for Pro DSLR bodies that are larger than a 5d Mark II
After First use:

  I spent about an hour organizing all of my equipment to fit perfectly into the Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive.  This backpack successfully fit all of my equipment into it with space for another lens.  See the equipment it held below:

  • 2 x Canon 5d Mark II
  • Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L
  • Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L
  • Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
  • Canon 50mm f/1.8
  • Canon 85mm f/1.8
  • Canon 580 ex II & 430 ex II
  • 2 x Canon Battery chargers
  • Gary Fong light Diffuser
  • Torch LED light and charger

My first use included a trip to Florida with the Think Tank Photo Streetwalker Backpack and I have to say it made traveling a breeze.  I had no problem traveling through security at the airport with my tripod attached or carrying the backpack onto the airplane.  I only had to take the tripod out of its harness to store it properly in the overhead bin.  The Think Tank Backpack was helpful to keep all of my photography equipment near me and organized even during times when everything else wasn’t.

 

A FEW OF THE FEATURES I FOUND MOST USEFUL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS INCLUDE: (view a full listing at the manufacturer website)

  • Carried Tripod and Laptop as well as the rest of my gear in one bag
  • Contoured shouldered strap with adjustable sternum strap helped disburse the weight of the equipment

I’ve detailed the specs from the Think Tank Photo website below:

Technical Specifications:

 

  • ID: 11” W x 19” H x 6–7” D (28 x 48.3 x 15–18 cm)ED: 11.5” W x 19.8” H x 8.5” D (29 x 50.3 x 22 cm)Laptop Compartment ID: 13.5″ H x 11.25″ W x 1.5″ D OR 15.25″ H when not using the bag with a Pro-Size DSLR (34.3 H / 38.72 H x 28.6 W x 3.8 D cm)
  • 3.8–4.6 lbs (1.7–2.1 kg)
  • No Rhetoric Warranty Policy
  • Exterior – All fabric exterior treated with DWR while fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon bottom panel, 420D velocity nylon, 550D polyester, 3D air mesh, ultra stretch pockets, Y-buckles, antique nickel plated metal hardware, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
  • Interior – Removable closed cell foam dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, PU backed velex liner, 2x PU coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, clear PU mesh pockets (non-PVC), 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Conclusion:

If you’re looking for a backpack that will hold all of your gear and won’t feel too heavy on your back this is the backpack for you.  Its design has taken everything into consideration without making any compromises.  I highly recommend this backpack for traveling as well as every day use.

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