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    Shape Shifter® 15 V2.0

    We designed the Shape Shifter backpack to transform easily from transportation mode to shooting mode. The backpack can hold two gripped bodies, three lenses including the 70-200mm f/2.8 and a number of accessories. Once you’re on location, you can take out the cameras and lenses and put both on your shoulders. Then, compress the backpack so it’s smaller and slimmer, making it easier to navigate through crowds and tight situations. Lightly padded to minimize bulk, the Shape Shifter is great for traveling on planes, buses and other forms of transportation. And because its not padded, it doesn’t appear to be a traditional foam-padded camera backpack.

    $ 259.75
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    Additional Features:

    • A great travel bag with extra space to fit a jacket, food, or additional gear
    • Tripod attachment on front of bag keeps tripod weight centered and allows you to access gear without detaching the tripod
    • Easily accessible, plush pocket fits smartphones with displays up to 5.5”
    • Roller handle pass-through sleeve to attach to rolling luggage
    • Detachable water bottle pouch
    • Pro Speed Belt or Thin Skin Belt (sold separately) can be attached
    • Contoured shoulder harness with air channel for all body types
    • YKK® RC-Fuse zippers with lockable sliders (lock not included)
    • Upper front pocket with organizer for accessories
    • Lower front pocket with zippered pocket for accessories
    • Removable waist belt
    • Shoulder harness pockets, D-Rings, and sternum strap
    • Seam-sealed rain cover included
    A revolution in backpack design, the Shape Shifter V2.0 expands and contracts to hold gripped camera bodies and a laptop.

    What Fits:

    • 1 DSLR (gripped or un-gripped)
    • 3 lenses (detached)
    • 15” laptop
    • Up to a 12” or 13” tablet
    • Plus personal effects
    • Example 1: Canon 1Dx, 24–70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, 16–35mm f/2.8, MacBook Pro 15, and iPad Pro
    • Example 2: Nikon D810, 24–70mm f/2.8, 70–200mm f/2.8, 16–35mm f/2.8, MacBook Pro 15, and Surface Pro 3

    Specifications:

    Exterior Dimensions when Expanded: 18.9” H x 12” W x 7” D” (48 x 30.5 x 18 cm)
    Exterior Dimensions When Compressed: 18.9” H x 12” W x 3” D (48 x 30.5 x 8 cm)
    Laptop Compartment Interior Dimensions: 16.8” H x 11.4” W x 1.5” D (42.7 x 29 x 4 cm)
    Tablet Compartment: 9.4” W x 12.2” H x 0.6” D (24 x 31 x 1.5 cm)
    Smartphone/Glasses Pocket: 6.7” W x 4.5” H x 1.6” D (17 x 11.5 x 2 cm)
    Weight (with all accessories): 4.3 lbs (2 kg)

    Airport Commuter™

    Photojournalists constantly travel on planes to get to their assignments. The Airport Commuter can hold a photojournalist’s essential gear and still fit into the overhead on even the smallest planes, such as a CRJ. A typical photojournalist setup is two camera bodies and the trifecta of lenses: 16-35mm f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, a strobe and other accessories. The Airport Commuter is rectangular shaped and very compact, making it ideal for airline travel.

    $ 219.75
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    Additional Features:

    • Contoured adjustable harness with lumbar support
    • Height adjustable sternum strap and elastic pockets on shoulder strap
    • Robust handles on three sides for easy over head lifting
    • Mesh interior pockets
    • Tripod/Monopod mounting system included
    • Seam-sealed rain cover included
    • Removable padded waist-belt allows for use of Thin Skin or Pro Speed Belt Camera Belts
    • Compatible with Camera Support Straps (sold separately)
    Airport Commuter™

    What Fits:

    • Gripped DSLR
    • 400mm f/2.8
    • 15” laptop
    • 10” tablet
    • Additional lenses and gear

    Specifications:

    Internal Dimensions: 11.5” W x 16.3” H x 6.8” D (29.2 × 42.4 × 17.3cm) Exterior Dimensions: 12.5” W x 18.” H x 8.5” D (31.6 × 45.7 × 21.6cm) Laptop: 11” W x 16” H x 1.3” D (27 × 40 × 3.5cm) Weight: 3.5– 4.2lbs (1.5–1.9kg) Depending on accessories used

    Airport TakeOff™ V2.0

    Similar in size to our Airport International roller, the Airport TakeOff V2.0 is a little smaller but features backpack straps. When you’re shooting an event where there’s grass, gravel, rain, stairs or other rough terrain, simply put the TakeOff on your back and quickly put it down again when you reach smooth terrain. Backpacks are more mobile and faster than rollers — especially in crowded situations.

    $ 389.75
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    Additional Features:

    • Specially designed interior maximizes gear capacity for carry on yet still meets most U.S. domestic and international airline carry on requirements‡
    • Custom designed retractable handle with inset channel on aluminum tubing adds strength and durability
    • Dedicated, plush-lined pocket on the front flap for smartphone or sunglasses
    • Pocket for tripod mount or water bottle on side (Additional straps included for larger tripods)
    • Cable and combination lock included for securing the lockable zippers
    • YKK RC Fuse zippers, ballistic nylon, high-density velex and closed-cell PU foam are the highest quality materials in the industry
    • Top compartment cradles large camera bodies for a perfect fit
    • Zippered organizer pocket on front of laptop compartment
    • Interior zippered pockets for batteries, CF cards, filters and accessories
    • Custom-designed, high-performance, 80mm wheels with sealed ABEC grade 5 bearings for quiet rolling
    • User-replaceable retractable handle, wheels and feet
    • Extra tall wheel housings protect your bag from scrapes and scratches
    • Seam-sealed rain cover included
    • Grab handles on three sides for lifting bag into the overhead bin
    • Reinforced dividers support heavy gear and maintain strength over time
    • Business card holder on top for identification
    Airport TakeOff V2.0 is a roller bag that converts to a backpack.

    What Fits:

    • 2 DSLRs with lenses attached plus 2–4 additional lenses, 15” laptop* and a 10” tablet
    • Max Lens: 400mm f/2.8 attached (hood reversed)
    • 2 Gripped DSLRs with lenses detached plus 4–6 additional lenses, 15” laptop* and a 10” tablet
    *Artificial Intelligence V3.0 laptop sleeve is recommended and sold separately.

    Specifications:

    Internal Dimensions:
    13” W x 18.5” H x 5.3– 6.8” D (33 x 47 x 13–17 cm)
    Exterior Dimensions:
    14” W x 21” H x 8” D (35.5 x 53 x 22 cm)
    Laptop Pocket:*
    11.4” W x 16.3” H x 1.4” D (29 x 41.5 x 3.6 cm)
    Tablet Pocket:
    9.8” W x 9.4” H x 0.8” D (25 x 24 x 2 cm)
    Weight:
    8.7–9.7 lbs. (3.9–4.4 kg) Depending on accessories used
    *Lightly padded pocket fits a laptop in a sleeve or slim case

    Thin Skin Belt™ V3.0

    Many photojournalists prefer the flexibility of the common lens “trifecta”: 70–200mm f/2.8, 24–70mm f/2.8 and 16–35mm f/2.8. They also require mobility, so our Modular Component System is a good option as it offers versatility and comfort. The unpadded Thin Skin Belt is often a good choice because it is extremely compressible and packs easily for travel. Photojournalists appreciate the Skin Pouches because they fold flat against the body when not holding a lens. This enables the photojournalist to move through crowds more easily while still having all their primary gear at their fingertips.

    $ 31.75
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    Additional Features:

    • Compatible with Keep It Up strap and Pixel Racing Harness V3.0
    • Ability to Rotate or Lock components on a belt
    • Integrates with most Think Tank backpacks
    Thin belt with robust support for attaching modular components

    What Fits:

    Specifications:

    Note: For the most accurate results, please measure your waist with a tape measure over your clothing.

    Small–Medium–Large Size: 27–42” (68–106 cm) based on actual waist measurement over clothing Weight: 0.38 lbs (0.17 kg)


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