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Designed to make traveling easier for photographers flying internationally or domestically, this camera bag has it all: Carry-on size, Comfort and Capacity. The Airport™ Accelerator accommodates two pro DSLR’s, 6 - 8 standard zooms plus an iPad and up to a 17” laptop. For the big glass enthusiasts, it holds a 600mm f/4 with body detached OR a 500mm f/4 with body attached.

Enjoy integrated, quick access pockets for both a laptop and iPad, a top pocket for boarding passes and three robust handles, ensuring easy placement/retrieval from overhead bins. The light, adjustable, contoured harness provides comfort along with lumbar support and air mesh paneling to keep your back 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 the versatility of this line. For increased functionality, these backpacks can be used with our Pro Speed belts for additional support and they're fully compatible with our Modular Component line for even greater capacity.

Key Features
  • International and domestic carry-on size compatible*
  • Cable lock & locking YKK zipper sliders for added security
  • Holds your laptop and iPad in a separate (lockable) zippered compartment
  • Includes tripod/monopod mounting system
Gear Profile
  • Holds 2 pro DSLR’s, 6 - 8 standard zooms, an iPad and up to a 17” laptop
  • Accommodates a 600mm f/4 with body detached OR a 500mm f/4 with body attached
Technical Specifications

Exterior Dimensions: 14” W x 20.5” H x 9” D (35.6 × 52.1 × 22.9cm)
Interior Dimensions: 13” W x 18.8” H x 6.8” D (33 × 47.8 × 17.3cm)
Laptop: 11.8” W x 17.3” H x 1.4” D (30 × 44 × 3.5cm)
Weight: 4.1-5.5 lbs (1.9-2.5 kg)


Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon bottom panel, 600D polyester, 420D velocity nylon, 3D air mesh, ultra-stretch pockets, Y-buckles, antique nickel-plated metal hardware, big hole air mesh, honeycomb mono mesh, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread..

Interior: Removable closed cell foam dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane-backed velex liner, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, Belly-O mesh pockets, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

No Rhetoric Warranty on all Think Tank products

Feature 6

Perfect for travel – does not look like a traditional camera backpack. Security cable & combination lock allows you to lock the laptop case or to immovable objects. This security cable is very effective when you have to leave your gear for a period of time in a media room, wedding hall, hotel room, or other open area.

Feature 1 High capacity:holds 2 pro-size DSLR’s with 6-8 standard zoom lenses. Holds up to a 500 f4 lens.
AI 17

Compatible with appropriately sized Artificial Intelligence™ Laptop cases.

Feature 2 Holds your 17" laptop and iPad in a separate, integrated, locking zippered compartment.
Feature 3 A removable padded waist belt allows the Pro Speed belt or Thin Skin Belt (shown) to be used which increases carrying capacity and functionality.
Feature 10

YKK RC-Fuse zipper and highest quality materials throughout. Lockable zipper sliders for additional security.

Feature 4

Contoured adjustable harness with lumbar support and Air Mesh paneling to help keep your back cool.


The included lock and cable allow the backpack to be secured to an immoveable object or can be used to lock the zipper sliders on the main compartment.

Feature 5

Height adjustable sternum strap and elastic pockets on shoulder strap for phone or business cards, etc.

Feature 7

Robust handles on three sides ensures rapid and easy retrieval from overhead bins, car trunks, etc.

Feature 8

The inside flap has see-through mesh pockets for various accessories such as note pads, energy bars, memory card wallets, instruction books, and other items.

Feature 9

Includes tripod/monopod mounting system.

Belt Compatibility

The height adjustable sternum strap allows for the perfect fit. Elastic pockets on shoulder straps are sized for phones, keys or business cards.


Seam sealed rain cover helps protect your gear. Stows away inside backpack when not in use.

Canon with a lot of glass What's in the bag.
Ten pieces of glass, two camera bodies, two flashes, and more!
Canon 5DMKII attached to 70 - 200 f2.8 IS II, Canon 1DMKIV Body, 2.0 TC stacked on top of 1.4 TC, 16 - 35 f2.8, 24 - 70 f2.8, 50 1.2 stacked on top of 85 1.8, 90 Tilt Shift, 100 f2.8 macro, 580EX, 580EXII, Battery Charger, Blue Rain Cover, Bulb Blower, DSLR Battery Holder 4, external flash battery, LCD Light Panel, two Pocket Wizard Plus II transceivers. 30 lbs of gear, without a laptop, iPad or other accessories.
Nikon Gear D700 with MD-10 grip attached to 24 - 70 f2.8. D3S attached to 70 - 200 2.8 VRII, 14-24 f2.8, 50 f1.4 stacked on top of 1.4 TC, 200 f2 VR, battery chargers, Blue Camera Strap V2.0, Blue Rain Cover, Pee Wee PPR, SB-910 stacked on top of SB-900
Nikon Gear What's in the bag:
Nikon D3S attached to 70 - 200 2.8 VRII, Nikon D700 with MD-10 grip attached to 300 2.8 VRII, 50 1.4 stacked on top of 1.4 TCE II, battery chargers, Blue Rain Cover, Pee Wee PPR, SB-910 stacked on top of SB-900, 14-24 2.8, 24-70 2.8
Nikon Gear What's in the bag:
Nikon D3S attached to 70 - 200 2.8 VRII, Nikon D700 with MD-10 grip attached TC-14E II and 200 - 400 f4, 50 1.4 stacked on top of 1.7 TCE II, battery chargers, Blue Rain Cover, Pee Wee PPR, SB-910 stacked on top of SB-900, 24-70 2.8
Nikon 600 2 What's in the bag:
600 f4 G ED, D3S,D700 with MD-10 grip attached, 14-24 f2.8, 24 - 70 f2.8, Battery Charger, Blue Rain Cover
Nikon 600

What's in the bag:
Nikon 600 f4 G ED, Nikon D3S Body, 24 - 70 f2.8, 105 f2.8 Micro, Blue Rain Cover, Battery Charger, TC-14E II

CANON with Modular

What's in the bag:
Canon 1DMKIII with 24 - 70 2.8 attached, 1DMKIV with 70 - 200 f2.8 IS II attached, 16 - 35 f2.8 L, 100 f2.8 macro, battery charger, Blue Rain Cover, external flash battery, Pixel Pocket Rocket, R U HOT? water bottle pouch, Skin 50 V2.0, Skin 75 Pop Down V2.0, Skin Strobe V2.0, Thin Skin Belt V2.0 S-M-L, two 580EXII flashes, two Pocket Wizard Plus II transceivers

Canon 400 What's in the bag:
Canon 1DMKIII with 1.4 TC and 400 f2.8 attached, 1DMKIV with 200 f/2 IS attached, 24 - 70 f2.8, 580EXII, Blue Rain Cover, Bulb Blower, DSLR Battery Holder 4, Pixel Pocket Rocket
Canon 500

What's in the bag:
Canon 1DMKIV with 200 f/2 IS attached, Canon 7D attached to 500 f/4, 24 - 70 f2.8, 580EXII, Blue Rain Cover, Bulb Blower, DSLR Battery Holder 4, Gear, Pixel Pocket Rocket

Overall Product Rating:     

excellent bag for quality build and capacity

Absolutely mammoth. I've owned Domke and Lowe backpacks and this one is completely unique. What attracted me initially was that it doesn't look like its full of expensive equipment. Down side is that I may start carrying more stuff than I actually need.

I used the Airport Accelerator v2 since it first came out. Love it! Large it is - but lightweight also! It's excellent for getting my gear on board planes and through airports. And it's a pleasure to use when shooting out of the truck!

I been looking for the perfect backpack for years. The search is over with my purchase of the Airport Accelerator. Everything in one place and lots more room.

I just received delivery of the Airport Accelerator bag. I've been using ThinkTank Photo products for a number of years and have always found them to be well-designed with the photographer in mind and this product is no exception. I needed a robust but lightweight bag that would carry a complete DSLR for video kit. It needed to be large and versatile enough to fit the essentials comfortably yet small enough to carry on any airline. After laying out the inner configuration, I'm able to carry 2 5D MKii cameras with battery packs, a 70-200 L, 24-70 L, 17-35 , 50mm, wireless mic system, Zoom recorder, Rode shotgun, battery chargers, batteries, audio cables, and media card wallets. And that's just inside. The out pockets hold my 13" Macbook Pro and iPad, plus travel documents, notebooks, and other small travel necessities. The bag's shoulder suspension system and comfortable straps will make a huge difference when trudging through airports and in the field. With nearly two days of travel to my destination on this trip, I'm confident this bag is going to make life easier for me while keeping my camera gear well protected.

The best (and I mean BEST) piece of carry-on luggage for photographers. As an underwater photographer and cameraman I've been using mine for just over 2 years now and it has traveled internationally on over 30+ flights in and out of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. No problems with size, fits everything I could ever need and most importantly - does not look conspicuously big. ThinkTank products have really become my first choice when travelling.

just bough one to use for traveling to replace what I felt was an unacceptable competitors version of a travel bag (would have had to check that backpack). This backpack holds my Nikon D810, four lenses (one a 24-70, one a 70-200, one 50 mm prime and the last a 105 mm macro) flash, batteries, chargers, remote control, memory cards, small video camcorder, and a Dell XT3, all of which I can carry VERY COMFORTABLY and can carry on flights. Well worth the money to protect about 12k worth of camera and electronic equipment when travelling

Der beste Fotorucksack den ich je hatte. 2 Bodys nebeneinander von oben zugänglich. Super Polsterung. Eine Klasse für sich.
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Airport Accelerator Camera Backpack

Product: TT489
This massive capacity carry-on camera backpack meets domestic and international size requirements. It holds up to a 500mm f/4 attached to a camera body or a 600mm f/4 unattached.
Customer Rating:
(8 reviews)
Quantity: In Stock

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