Think Tank Photo Street Walker Bags win Retailer’s Choice Award

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Digital Imaging Reporter’s annual questionnaire asks photography retailers what their favorite products are in different categories. For the third year in a row, Think Tank Photo won the bag category, and their StreetWalker v2.0 series took top place.

You might think, why is it important what retailers like? Isn’t the consumer opinion what counts?

Retailers actually experience a lot more consumer purchases than one or two consumers do. They also see the behind the scenes product support that most of us don’t. The votes are based on a mix of product quality, support, and ease of selling.

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We’ve reviewed the Think Tank’s Rolling Camera Bags in the past, and we’ve had lots of their photography bags over the years. So, they are definitely well deserved in the bag category.

The StreetWalker V2 backpacks are interesting because they are the maximum size that a carry-on is allowed (in the US), so they’re a bit bigger than most walkaround photo bags. There are both backpacks and rolling backpacks in the series.

Apart from the dividers inside that make organization and gear protection simple, the StreetWalkers V2 also have a tripod mount on the front, water bottle pockets, rain covers, a laptop and dedicated smartphone compartment, and they are compatible with Think Tank’s speed belts (aka fanny packs) which are good for quick access as you’re walking around and taking photos.

Here are the StreetWalker V2 bags:

More info on Think Tank and their StreetWalker backpacks at their website.


Digital Imaging Reporter recently asked 85 retail photography dealers to indicate their favorite products in 12 different categories based on product quality, support and ease of selling. According to the magazine’s editors, “For the third year in a row, Think Tank Photo carried the day, winning the bag category with 48% of the votes going to its StreetWalker series.”

“We’re deeply honored that these top photo retailers have selected the StreetWalker V2.0 series as the best camera bags,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s president and lead designer. “The StreetWalker series long been a favorite among top professional and serious photographers. They feature that rare combination of functionality and comfort.”

The StreetWalker Rolling Backpack V2.0 is so spacious, it will fit two DSLR bodies with lenses attached (including a 200-400mm f/4), and a 15” laptop. The StreetWalker HardDrive V2.0 backpack fits two bodies with lenses attached or a gripped body with a 200–400mm f/4 attached, a 15” laptop and a 13” tablet. The StreetWalker Pro V2.0 backpack fits two bodies with lens attached or a 400mm f/2.8 unattached, and a 10” table. And, the StreetWalker V2.0 backpack fits one gripped DSLR with 70–200mm f/2.8 attached, one standard DSLR with 24–70mm f/2.8 attached, a 16–35mm f/2.8, and a 10” tablet.

KEY FEATURES
StreetWalker Rolling Backpack V2.0

  • Comfortable harness system allows you to roll the bag or carry it on your back
  • Dedicated laptop compartment that holds up to a 15” laptop
  • Fits two bodies with lenses attached including a 200–400mm f/4
  • Specially designed interior to maximize gear for carry-on, meets most U.S. and International airline carry-on requirements
  • Reinforced telescoping handle with rubberized touch points
  • Tripod mount on front panel
  • Dedicated smartphone pocket fits today’s large phones with a 5.5” (14cm) screen size
  • Lockable YKK® RC Fuse zipper sliders (lock not included)
  • Two side water bottle pockets and two side zippered pockets
  • YKK® RC Fuse zippers, ballistic nylon, high-density velex and closed cell PU foam are the highest quality materials in the industry
  • Custom-designed, high-performance, 80mm wheels with sealed ABEC grade 5 bearings for quiet rolling
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included
  • User-replaceable retractable handle, wheels, wheel housings, feet and kick plate extends product life
  • Adjustable dividers allow a customized fit for your DSLR or Mirrorless gear
  • Hypalon reinforced rear panel for increased durability
  • Shoulder harness pockets, D-rings, daisy chain and adjustable sternum strap

StreetWalker Backpacks V2.0

  • Tripod mount on front panel (tripod cup for larger tripods included on Pro and HardDrive versions)
  • Padded shoulder straps comfortable for all day trekking
  • YKK RC Fuse zippers, ballistic nylon, high density velex and closed-cell PU foam are the highest quality materials in the industry
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included
  • Adjustable dividers allow you to customize the fit of your DSLR or Mirrorless gear
  • Two side water bottle pockets and two side zippered pockets
  • Dedicated smartphone pocket fits today’s large phones with a 5.5” (14cm) screen size
  • Removable webbing waist belt detaches easily
  • Lockable YKK® RC Fuse zipper sliders (lock not included)
  • Interior clear zippered pockets for accessories
  • Organizer pocket
  • Shoulder harness pockets, D-rings, daisy chain and adjustable sternum strap
  • Clear business card holder on top panel for identification
  • Compatible with Camera Support Straps (sold separately)
  • Compatible with our Thin Skin and Pro Speed Camera Belts (sold separately)

ABOUT THINK TANK PHOTO
Headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work and developing inventive new carrying solutions that meet their needs. They are dedicated to using only the highest quality materials and design principles, and employing materials that are environmentally benign.