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The Speed Demon V2.0 is part of the Speed Convertible series of hybrid shoulder bags/beltpacks designed for photographers who value versatile and ergonomic camera bags. The Speed Demon is a contoured shoulder bag that keeps photo gear readily accessible. The wide opening flip-top design hinges away from the body to rapidly work in and out of the bag. Speed Convertibles feature durable zippers, a secondary main compartment entry, and multiple pockets for small accessories. A cushioned shoulder strap with a long section of padding maximizes comfort while carrying the bag in different positions.

To adapt a Speed Convertible bag as a beltpack, deploy the integrated waist belt which is conveniently concealed in two zippered pockets on either side of each Speed Convertible bag. Fastening the flexible belt around the waist provides better stability while walking, especially when used in tandem with the included shoulder strap. The waist belt also features Modular rail sections for attaching Modular, Skin or Multimedia components to increase gear carrying capacity as needed. The three bags in the Speed Convertible series, Speed Demon V2.0, Speed Freak V2.0 and Speed Racer V2.0 offer photographers choice of the right bag size to suit their equipment and the adaptability for a variety of different assignments.

Key Features:

  • Easily converts from streamlined shoulder bag to functional beltpack
  • Integrated waist belt "disappears" by tucking into zippered size pockets
  • Modular rails built into waist belt for adding Modular Rotation System components to increase gear capacity
Gear Profile:
  • 1 standard DSLR or plus 2–3 small zoom or prime lenses
  • Great for Mirrorless / Micro 4/3rd systems
  • Smallest size bag in Speed Convertible series
Technical Specifications:
  • Interior Dimensions: 9.3” x 6.8” x 5” (23.5 x 17.15 x 12.7 cm)

  • Exterior Dimensions: 12” x 8.5” x 8” (30.5 x 21.6 x 20.3 cm)
  • Weight: 1.6–2.1 lbs (0.7–1.0 kg)


Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric had 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, 420D velocity nylon, Derrington™ mesh, 3D air mesh, antique nickel plated metal hardware, high-density closed cell foam shoulder strap, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: Removable closed cell foam inserts, 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane backed velex liner, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

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1 Carries one standard size DSLR plus 2–3 small zoom or prime lenses.
5 Main compartment opens wide and the lid folds away from the body for easy access to gear. The Speed Convertibles easily fit different types of DSLR cameras and lenses. Pictured: Canon 5D with 50 f1.2 attached (lens hood reversed) and 17-40 f4 beside.
2 Can be worn either as a shoulder bag (pictured) or as a belt pack with the Think Tank convertible system.

The integrated waist belt "disappears" by tucking into zippered side pockets. This unique convertible system is designed to minimize bulkiness while carrying the Speed Demon V2.0 as a shoulder bag. 

12 Back side shown with integrated belt completely tucked away
8 Modular rail on each side of belt allows attachment of Modular Rotation System components for increased gear capacity. Using the integrated belt with the shoulder strap helps balance weight distribution between the waist and shoulder. Photographers can carry more gear, easier and with less discomfort, by carrying the bag in this mode.
3 Belt pack configuration with shoulder strap employed for support. Using the integrated belt with the shoulder strap helps balance weight distribution between the waist and shoulder. Photographers can carry more gear, easier and with less discomfort, by carrying the bag in this mode.
4 Belt pack configuration without shoulder strap.
21 A Skin 50 component attached to the Modular Rail of the Speed Freak V2.0 with the detachable shoulder strap providing additional support. Using the integrated belt with the shoulder strap helps balance weight distribution between the waist and shoulder. Photographers can carry more gear, easier and with less discomfort, by carrying the bag in this mode.
6 Detachable, cushioned shoulder strap included.
7 Non-slip coating on shoulder strap prevents strap from sliding off the shoulder.
19 Breathable mesh lining on the back of the Speed Convertible bags and integrated belt help keep you ventilated and cool.
20 Metal Buckle Stops on either side of the main belt buckle prevent the belt from loosening past their positions during vigorous movement. For proper use of the Buckle Stops, click on the Support tab above and download the Buckle Stops instructions.
23 A zipper across the top of the bag allows access to small lenses or accessories without opening the main zipper.
9 A clear accessory pocket is also underneath the lid, which holds small accessories like extra pens, a small multi-tool or a tube of sunscreen.
24 A flat pocket, for lens caps or filters, is inside the main compartment, toward the front of the bag.
10 Front organizer pocket keeps important accessories easily accessible. Handy features such as dedicated pen pockets and a built-in lanyard for securing keys or a memory card wallet are standard with each Speed Convertible bag.
22 A bellowed pocket is at the very front of the bag for carrying certain items, like a smart phone, separately from other gear.
18 A wide pocket on the back side of the Speed Convertible bags can keep a notepad and pen in easy reach to jot down notes during a shoot.
17 Top carrying handle for quickly grabbing the bag when you need to go.
14 Stretchable side pockets with reinforced bases are on either side of the bag. These can be used to carry miscellaneous items like gloves and a hand-held radio.
13 The Speed Convertible Series, like all Think Tank Photo gear, is made with the highest quality materials like ballistic nylon and YKK RC Fuse zippers
15 A seam-sealed rain cover is included with each Speed Convertible bag. It is stored inside a mesh pocket within the front accessory pocket. The detachable blue lanyard (connected to the red fabric loop) keeps the rain cover from blowing away in high winds
16 The seam-sealed rain cover attached to the bag. While the fabric on all Think Tank Photo products are coated for resistance to liquids, the included rain cover provides the initial layer of protection, keeping water from seeping in through zippers or fabric seams.

Overall Product Rating:     

As a way of carrying your camera while having quick and easy access to it, the Speed Demon is the best concept I’ve tried. After trying backpacks, slings, bags, etc., on Ken Rockwell’s recommendation I purchased a Speed Demon V1 a year ago and have never looked back. About a month ago I decided to give the V2 a try. Is it better? The short answer is yes. But it’s not all good news, at least not for me. Probably the most important advantage V2 has over V1 is space for your gear. With only a tiny increment of outer dimensions (not noticeable unless put side by side), V2 is considerably bigger on the inside. I have a D300, a 16-85, a 50, a 12-24, a 55-200, an SB-800 and an SB-900. With the V2 any combination of camera and 3 lenses (one on body) or camera with 2 lenses and a flash will fit comfortably in the bag. Whereas the SB-900 won’t fit in the V1 and some lens combinations are a very tight fit. The space seems to have been gained by eliminating the “unnecessary”. V1 was a padded bag with a separate inner padding that attached with Velcro to the bag. V2 is just has the padding of the bag itself with no separate, removable internal lining. Some pockets within pockets have also been eliminated (it still has more than enough). Other positive changes are the anti-slip on the shoulder strap, the better fit to the body by curving the inside a bit more, slightly more rigid structure (apparently; could be just because it’s new), much sleeker conversion from belt pack to shoulder bag (the belt really disappears into the bag) better weather sealing and more space in pockets. As I pointed out at the beginning, there are some negatives, for me at least. To allow for easier storage of the belt, it is now a lot thinner and made of a softer material. Used ONLY as a belt pack the V1 was a bit more comfortable. I haven’t tried hanging any accessory (like the 70-200 in the zoom pocket) on the new belt but it will probably not hold it in place quite as well as with the previous version. The top zipper doesn’t open and close quite so freely as on V1. The strings on the end of the zippers end in a plastic tab instead of just a knot. I prefer the knot: can’t break and is user replaceable. The Velcro on the inside of the bag does not go right to the top so separators that are placed high up inside the bag are “un-hinged” at the top. And then last but not least is the price. None of the advantages seem to justify a 40% increase in price. That is a huge jump for a bag that if anything looks and feels very slightly cheaper than its previous generation cousin. If I had never owned a V1 it would probably get 5 stars but knowing what I know I can only give it 4.

Fantastic bag. It's well-made and has all the features you could want in a waste pack. The built-in rain cover is a life saver.

Best bag of its type. Zipper gets stuck around one of the tight bends. Otherwise would get 5 stars.

This is a very well designed and well made camera bag. The size is just right for my needs. Inside the main compartment I can fit my Nikon D800 with 24-120mm f/4 lens attached in the middle; on the left side (inside compartment) I carry a 70-300mm f/4 lens; and to the right there is still room inside the bag to carry a small prime (e.g. 20mm or 50mm f/2.8) plus coil the rather large padded camera strap I use. The two outside expandable pockets are not padded but still useful for carrying e.g. a lens hood or water bottle. The front pocket has plenty of room for lens pen, filters, memory cards, small notepad and more. The part that fits next to your waist is also a large pocket for fitting in slim stuff. I use this primarily as a waist belt - I have had my fill of shoulder bags, although this one is a nice shoulder bag if you like that sort of thing - the belt part tucks away and is invisible when not in use. The waist belt is designed for Thinktank's other modules, so if I need to carry an extra large lens and/or a flash, I can just strap them on the belt. I find the bag comfortable to wear even when well loaded down. The padded strap is useful as an adjunct to the waist belt when carrying a full bag of heavy gear. I have had Crumpler, Mountainsmith, :owePro and Tamrac bags of different kinds over the years and this one is my favorite. As someone of below average size, I also like the way that this bag isn't too big. It looks in proportion rather than some of the larger bags (e.g. Speed Freak and above) which on me look as though I have a cooler strapped to my waist. If you are a large person this wont be important to you and you may want to consider the next size up if you like to travel loaded down. I am very pleased with this bag and use it all the time.

I have a half-dozen camera bags, but of them, this is the one I carry around 95% of the time. I've taken it all over the world over the last few years. One elastic on the side broke, and the I found out that the top carry handle is not rat-proof - mine was knawed in Gambia - but otherwise it has served me excellently. Highly recommended!

I just purchased the Speed Demon a day ago, but am impressed with the quaility. I was comparing to a Tamrac bag of similar size and there's no comparison in the build quality. The shoulder strap and zippers are vastly better than that offered by Tamrac. Of course you pay extra for that quality. I can easilty fit my Olympus EM5 and 12mm, 25mm, 45mm, and 45-200 lenses in this bag. I can also squeeze in the FL-600R flash, when needed. Plenty of room for 2 spare batteries, 2 SD cards, rocket blower, and charger as well. It looks like it will be a good fit for my M43 kit. The top entry zipper access makes it quick and easy to pull small M43 lenes out of the bag without having to unzip the entire top of the bag. I guess that's where the "speed" comes from. If I had a smaller kit, say a standard zoom and one other lens, I might be more interested in the Hubba Hubba Hiney, but the Speed Demon looks like it will work well for me.

I loved the first version of this bag. The second version, not as much. What I do like about this bag is that it is a little taller. That really helps with my travel rig. I don't care for the belt. The belt on the first version of this bag was almost perfect. All it needed was the new buckle configuration.

I've purchased so many camera bags I can't even begin to name them all. I'm 5'2" and female. I spent the past ten years traveling extensively throughout Europe. I either had to settle for something that wouldn't carry all the camera gear I wanted to bring with me, or lug around something so big I wasn't having fun taking pictures anymore. Let me tell you why I LOVE this one word...OPTIONS!!! Yes, it's on the smaller side and if you're a large man with a large camera and long lenses or have a ton of stuff you want to carry with you...get something else. I like to carry my Nikon D600, Nikon 28-300mm, Nikon 50mm f/1.4 and my SB-400 all the time. This all fits in the main compartment with the 28-300mm attached to the camera and tilted slightly in the bag and it's VERY comfortable. So far, so good...but this is usually where I run into problems. I also have other lenses that I like to use (i.e. a Nikon 85mm f1.4) depending on what the subject is. Either I had a bag that was so small I had to leave something behind or so big that my back and my feet were hurting by the end of the day. I almost thought this bag was a little small until my husband showed me how Think Tank's modular system works! With this bag, I can simply attach a lens case to the strap around my waist and bring another lens with me if I think I'll want to use it! I can't tell you how happy I am with this case. It's really perfect for my size, my camera and what I want to carry.
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Speed Demon V2.0

Product: TT401
Carries a standard DSLR with 2–3 small zoom or prime lenses. Also great for Mirrorless and Micro 4/3rd systems.
Customer Rating:
(8 reviews)
Quantity: In Stock

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