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The Speed Freak 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 plus 2–3 lenses or accessories
  • Accommodates a 70-200mm f/2.8 detached from camera body
  • Medium-size bag in Speed Convertible series
Technical Specifications:
  • Interior Dimensions: 10.5” x 8.75” x 5.5” (26.2 x 22.2 x 13.97 cm)

  • Exterior Dimensions: 12.5” x 10.5” x 8.5” (31.8 x 26.7 x 21.6 cm)
  • Weight: 1.9–2.5 lbs (0.9–1.1 kg)


Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus 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, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

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

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1 Carries a standard size DSLR with 2–3 zoom lenses. Fits a 70–200 f2.8 detached from camera, lens hood reversed.
2 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 24–70 f2.8 attached (hood reversed), 70–200 f2.8 detached and 580 EX II Speedlite underneath right side of camera.
3 Can be worn either as a shoulder bag (pictured) or as a belt pack with the Think Tank convertible system.
6 The integrated waist belt "disappears" by tucking into zippered side pockets. This unique convertible system is designed to minimize bulkiness while carrying the Speed Freak V2.0 as a shoulder bag.
7 Back side shown with integrated belt completely tucked away.
10 Modular rail on each side of the 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, more easily and with less discomfort, by carrying the bag in this mode.
8 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.
9 Belt pack configuration without shoulder strap
11 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.
4 Detachable, cushioned shoulder strap included.
5 Non-slip coating on shoulder strap prevents strap from sliding off the shoulder.
12 Breathable mesh lining on the back of the Speed Convertible bags and integrated belt help keep you ventilated and cool.
13 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.
14 A zipper across the top of the bag allows access to small lenses or accessories without opening the main zipper.
15 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.
16 A flat pocket, for lens caps or filters, is inside the main compartment, toward the front of the bag.
17 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.
18 A bellowed pocket is at the very front of the bag for carrying certain items, like a smart phone, separately from other gear.
19 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.
20 Top carrying handle for quickly grabbing the bag when you need to go.
21 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.
22 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.
23 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.
24 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:     

Best camera bag I have ever shot with. I have been in photography for 40+ years. I can't even tell you how many bags I have used over the years. The adaptability of the well padded interior is amazing. I can carry a D3s w/28-70mm hood on, a 70-200mm, a 105mm, a 50mm, a 24mm, a SB-600 a remote and misc cables. And that is just on the inside. Outside has room for another flash, water, and snacks. In the expandable front pouch you have easy access to filters, pens, notepad, flashlight, CF cards and batteries. For even better organization add the Pixel Pocket Rocket and the AA battery Holder. If the weather is nice and the location isn't the rain cover can be removed and replaced with a gun. An iPad fits into the back pouch. The top carry handle is very comfortable for transport. Throw the padded non-slip shoulder pad over your shoulder, pull out the integrated waist belt and you are ready to move out. The shape of the belt and camera case actually support your back. All those years of lugging equipment around have done in my back. When it's time to get serious just swing the bag to the front remove your camera and fire away. The lid opens away from the body giving easy access to all your lenses and flash. Where was this bag when I was doing lots of weddings and events. Oh that's right, back then only the amateur's used 35mm. We had to carry those darn 2 1/4 MF monsters. It has been a long hard road from the Speed Graphic Camera to Nikon Digital. Now I just take pictures for ME. The quality of materials and the manufacture has to be seen to be appreciated. Would also like to thank the Think Tank staff for helping me on this and rushing it to me so I had it for the holiday week end. Fully loaded it still fits into the Tour Pack of my Harley. Happy shooting.

This is my first Think Tank purchase. I twisted and twisted on if i should spend this much on another bag, but being the proud owner of a closet full of camera bags by Lowepro, Crumpler and Domke, i gave in and gave them a try. My first impression was WOW. Then i realised that the people who made this bag thinks about what they are going to make, and thaught alot abot the photographer that is going to use it. The quality and craftsman ship on this bag is outstanding, and actually makes it look as if it is as strong as a tank. So this bag manufacture deserves to call themselves Think Tank. It was a pleasure to see that it can comfortably fit my In the centre - Nikon D300s with 17-55 lens attached, hood reversed. to the left side - Nikon 70-300 vr lens and sb900 flash. to the right side - Nikon 35 lens ans Sigma 8-16. The only negative i found on this bag is that it made all my other bags oboslete. Its the best of two worlds A shoulder bag for accessability, with a built in waist strap for security and comfort. Nikontrini

I was a huge fan of the previous version of these "Speed" bags but, while I still really like V2.0, there are just a couple of things I am disappointed about. First, I miss the card slot tucked away inside V1.0 but the biggest letdown to me is the quality of the waist belt. It seems flimsy compared to the V1.0, not as thick and strong. The belt itself is much narrower and gets twisted easily. Perhaps these were supposed to be improvements for some reason? I don't know but I like the old version. That's why I only gave it four stars. Otherwise, it's a great bag for all the reasons mentioned elsewhere here and I am still a loyal ThinkTank fan!

Mine must be V1.0, I have had it for several years now. Most of the marketing cues have been given in the other reviews, so I will focus on its practical use. I am shooting for fun only. Back in the film days, I had a firm shoulder bag that I had tailored inside to hold my two bodies and three extra lenses nicely in place. Even though I was young then, my shoulders hurt after a little while and a lot and after a long day. Made me wonder about other hobbies that aren't so gear-intensive (yeah, right!). Fast forward to this decade. Enter DSLR, and more lenses. And trips ahead. But no shoulder bag would come on my shoulders anymore. I wanted immediate access, so I needed something around my waist, and after some research, this bag here looked like the best alternative. I don't know any other waist bags, but I cannot imagine anything being better*. Two multi-day trips (Rome and New Zealand) later, with many long days of walking with this full bag makes me never want to give it up. Not only does the additional shoulder strap make all the difference, it is also quickly swappable from one to the other shoulder, and wherever it is, the bag can still be rotated to the back without removing the shoulder strap. In that configuration, it is rock solid. With the zipper closed, one can climb, run, almost duck and roll. I mostly carried it in front of me, and I must have looked like running for the Dorky Tourist Award, desperately wanting to win. But the good thing about that is that nobody knows me there, so who cares! And after these trips, I am now so used to it (and so addicted) that I carry it to events where people do know me well. When they see the pictures, they always shut up! *Anyway, I also find it has some downsides: with the waist belt tight (recommended!), the bag full (=heavy), and my small belly in the way (natural), the zipper is hard to open. Not only are the two ends of the shoulder strap in the way, but the side walls are soft and bulge to form a kidney shape (see also one image on this page), making access to gear inside harder. A stiff (!) inner oval for V3.0 perhaps? Okay, I could lose some of my belly, but I worked hard for that, so it will stay! Regarding camera straps—I can carry this bag in front, a bit to the left, with its shoulder strap on my right shoulder and my camera with lens on a SLING STRAP on the left shoulder, and nothing gets into each other’s way. For events and when I need to change lenses a lot, I do it that way, and if I bring too many lenses, I also attach a lens changer to the waist belt, minimizing the chance of damaging lenses during the shuffle. That said, my only (!) other camera bag is a Lowepro Sling 200, which I now only use to store stuff away from dust and the cats. For upcoming hikes I was thinking about adding a backpack (I also do 3D with two DSLRs, connecting gear and two tripods), so I will have to look into that. Outside of bringing the heavy equipment, the Speed Freak will be all I ever want (and need).

This one is almost the Ultimate! I had an old camera bag that had the cover flap open away from my body and waited to find this feature on a new bag. I loved the old cheapo bag just for that feature, but it was decaying and pieces of material and foam stuff got stuck to my cameras. The other "Must Have" feature was a Zippered Closing Top. I can see the value for this price in the Think Tank's quality of construction. I don't want the bigger size, but wish this one was just smidge bigger for just a little more wiggle room to slide the gear in and out. I also would like to see a padded sleeve for an iPad. (I don't need a big one, I never carry around a laptop) This Bag is Real Close to Just Right!

I purchased the Think Tank Speed Freak V2.0 for a photo trip to San Francisco and surrounding area. The kit I packed was a Pentax K-5, with Pentax DA 16-45, DA 50-200, and DA 70 Limited optics. First let me state that this bag performed absolutely flawlessly throughout a week of hiking, city walking, and bus hopping, thanks to the integrated belt strap and non-slip shoulder strap. My gear was completely safe and protected, as well as being very accessible through the top zipper (Pentax gear is somewhat smaller, which permitted access to the body AND lens through the top zipper!) There was room to spare as well, and the many compartments were very handy for maps, guides, and water bottles. A VERY well-made and designed bag that I shall heartily recommend to other photographers. Thank you, Think Tank! Keep up the good work!

I have an older model same size as the Speed Freak. I loved it when it was new, but now years later with spinal issues causing a great deal of trouble for me I love it even more. The waist band carries all the weight and takes the stress off of my cervical spine and shoulders. It also prevents the bag from swinging around when I lean over. Great for photo hikes. I carry one lens on my camera, one lens in the bag, one flash, a pocket camera and lots of accessories. Love love love.

I wanted a bag for the 5 D II and two L zooms This is pretty close. B UT the back pocket could have bee at least sandproof. A little poch would have protected my iPad from scracthing. Next version, please something to protect the ipad since it fits is. Fillterstuff goes in the front, The back department is for what in your mind?

I have had this bag for about six months and love it. It holds what I need for a day of walking around the city or parks. The bag is now broken in and is very comfortable distributing the weight between my shoulder and hip. Great product

I am addicted to Think Tank Bags. I own the Speed Freak V2, the Retrospective 7, the Retrospective 5, the Urban Disguise 35 V2 and a Pro Speed Belt incl. Holster 20 V2 and several Modular and Skin bags to choose from. They are ALL simply perfect and each bag offers me the perfect choice for the specific moment/location. I would not know which one of them to call my "Favorite", they ALL are. I will never buy any other Bag than a Think Tank Bag. If you choose the size you really ned, any Think Tank Bag will please you.

Last year I traveled in Europe on a photo project that lasted three weeks.and loaded my gear (3 camea bodies, a variety of lenses and the usual travel stuff) into my airport roller. I brought along my speed freak as an all day carry case.

Last year I took an extended trip in Europe, and as usual for me, I loaded my Airport International roller will three camera bodies, an assortment of lenses, flashes etc. I also brought along my Speed Freak v2.0 as my daily camera carrier. Going from site to site, from Barcelona to Venice and Istambul, I was glad I brought the SF with me, it made carrying one camera and three lenses , with a flash an easy task. Hiking around ruins and using the waist belt, was a shoulder saver. It freed my hands to concentrate on taking images, and not having to worry about, straining my shoulder or having to put a towel under my shoulder strap. Thank you guys for making durable camera cases for real world travel. From down the street to the mosques of Istambul.

The Speed Freak v2.0 genuinely deserves 5 stars as no other competitor offers anything remotely close when it comes to build quality, features and design. I have indeed spent enormous amount of time looking for a larger shoulder bag for events and I highly recommend the Speed line if you are also seeking one. Unfortunately some design flaws still exist and I am afraid I will rate this product 4/5 stars (more like 4.5/5) as I will go over some pros and cons below. Let's start with what's good about this bag and why it stands out: Originally I wanted the Speed Racer v2.0 because I already have a smaller shoulder Kata DC series bag. Eventually my list of equipment grew and I require something larger and beefier so I said to myself why not take the largest size one. To my surprise, the mid-size Speed Freak is actually quite large! The height (depth) of the main compartment really stands out as it can hold a 70-200mm f/2.8 vertically, unmounted with lens hood reversed. The middle section can easily hold a full frame DSLR with 24-70mm f/2.8 mounted, face down while carrying a flash (or small prime) on the other end. This would be a very popular setup for many and everything will fit. In addition to the large, deep main compartment, you also have two mesh pockets for water bottles, two front pockets for accessories and another back slip pocket with velcro. You can really shove all kinds of gear in all directions: front, back, left and right. Don't let the size fool you, this bag holds a lot! Once the main compartment unzips, the bag opens AWAY from the body while worn. I just don't understand why so many bag makers can't get this right. Think Tank Photo (along with Kata) seems to be among the very few who gets it with the Speed and Suburban series. Most shoulder bags have this huge flap that opens via the front. When you pull it upwards, it will obstruct your view of what's inside in addition to blocking access to your gear. The fabric and construction is top notch. The nylon shell is somewhat weather resistant without using the rain cover. The padding is thick enough such that my gear can roll off the stairs without a problem (not that I recommend you to try). All straps, buckles and hardware are high quality. I love the metal plates on both the shoulder and waist straps to hold the length, as straps tend to loosen up with time. The elastic band is also a nice touch to keep the straps tidy. The compromise is the extra 1-1.5 lbs in weight for the bag itself. But when you think about it, an extra pound is nothing once you start loading your camera gear. The waist strap works! The design to wear the bag around the waist along with the shoulder strap is what attracted me to this bag in the first place. The bag gets heavy when loaded and supporting all that weight with one shoulder must be painful. The waist strap will help balance the weight and it will also prevent the bag swinging when you are on the move. What I don't like about the Speed Freak v2.0: The bottom of the bag is unused and I see lots of potential there. Instead of putting the rain cover in the large, front pocket, inspire by the Lowepro design and attach the rain cover flat on the bottom with velcro to free up space. If the rain cover is left inside the front pocket, then include additional loops and velcro straps to carry a small tripod/monopod on the bottom while on the run. Once it is worn with the shoulder strap fully extended, the strap gets in the way of the main compartment zippers. I am developing a habit of grabbing the front handle gently to lift the bag upward to loosen the shoulder strap, then unzip with the other hand. This has been mentioned in many reviews since v1.0 and one gentleman even recommends hooking the shoulder strap to the side pockets' cinch... It might work but I am afraid the cinches are not strong enough. I really don't understand the top horizontal zipper opening that runs across the main compartment. I bet 95% of the people will place their camera body in the middle section with two lenses (or combination of flash/other accessories) on both sides. Alright, so once you pull your camera out, the middle section is now empty. The horizontal zipper is designed to "give you quick access" without unzipping the whole main compartment. Because your remaining items are located in both left, right extremes, the zipper opening is tiny at the very end! For the love of Jesus I just can't grab my own lens, let alone putting one back. Don't forget you are supposed to have a divider there, so you can't just drag the item to the center and pull it out. But the biggest flaw is the grab handle on the top. My Kata DC bag is half the size but the top handle is twice as thick! The handle on the Speed Freak v2.0 is way too thin and uncomfortable to hold. And since it sits on the edge, the whole bag is unbalanced as soon as you lift it up (consider the weight). Why can't Think Tank Photo put a beefy grab handle right in the top middle? Because this is where the useless horizontal zipper is located! How I would improve for v3.0: - Utilize the bottom part of the bag to either hold the rain cover or small tripod/monopod. - Get rid of the top horizontal zipper! The opening is too small for anything practical and it compromises weather protection due to a separate opening. - Without the top horizontal zipper, the underneath mesh pocket can now be double the size! - Also, now we have space for a much larger and beefier handle right in the middle.

I use my SpeedFreak V.2 daily as my shoulder bag. Sometimes there is a camera inside, sometimes not. I like it. It is 'just enough'. If the gear does not fit in, you reconsider what you'll really need for your shoot. Now there is an EOS 5 D III with the 24-70 L attached and a 100-400 zoom. I scratched my iPad while transporting it in the bag so I agree with the reviewer above. I also got the back compartment full of sand which gave me some trouble to clean my filter set. I have not figured out what it is for, either. If I want to take my EX 580 along, I have to leave the long zoom out. Of course, it is unlikely that I'd need them both at the same incidence. I got this bag to free myself of the habit of carrying all my stuff wherever I go, whether I need it or not. I got the air tight Pelican case for travel. It serves and protects like the LAPD...I live in the tropic and I've seen how the moisture degrades the equipment unless you really take care. The SpeedFreak V. 2,0 did exactly what I expected. Except the sand. That's why it lost a star.

Good day, I am writing from Russia. I use different products from ThinkTankPhoto for five years. First version of Speed_Demon broke a year (torn mesh on the edges where are pushed under the lap back). The second version of Speed_Freak in two years of use on the front side is dirty and soaked with sweat from the back. (In Russia, too, is summer). No accident, for beltpacks products are all waiting the third version of the design. Probably, it will be more expensive, but I always buy a bag that can be washed. Please make a third version. And where was gone Multimedia Wired Up? I use the Wired Up 20 bag for a huge battery for panoramic head. The bag needs to be replaced soon.

This is the best camera bag I've had. It is very tough, versatile, the harness-belt combination is great when biking. You can fit a bottle of wine into the pouch! The pouches could be a bit deeper and there is no place to put even a baby iPad. Does it fit in the next size? I've had this bag for three years now and it seems I will need a new one soon. It's been around quite a bit.... But I will get the next size.

Used the Speed Freak V2 for a couple years now. I really like it as it works very well on trips as a humanitarian photographer. A couple things to keep in mind... the V2 of the Canon 24-70L has an 82mm diameter vs the previous versions 77mm diameter. The 82 mm version makes using a speed light in the next compartment extremely tight. I also just got a iPad air, and it only fits in the back pocket without the protective cover... if you force it in. Its a very tight fit and I find I need to push it out from the bottom to get it out. If the next version could be a smidgen wider to fit the current crop of lens sizes and iPads, that would go a long way.
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Speed Freak V2.0

Product: TT406
Carries a standard DSLR with 2–3 lenses or accessories. It fits a 70–200mm f/2.8 detached from camera, lens hood reversed.
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