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Shape Shifter® 17 V2.0

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A revolution in backpack design, the Shape Shifter V2.0 expands and contracts to hold gripped camera bodies and a laptop.

The backpack’s innovative design makes it one of the most flexible carrying solutions for professional photographers. While traveling or on location, the Shape Shifter V2.0 adjusts to fit your workflow. The series features dedicated tablet and smartphone pockets, roller handle pass-through sleeve, removable water bottle pouch and updated pouch design.


  • Compresses to three inches in depth when gear is removed
  • Neoprene pockets and wrap for cameras, lenses or personal items
  • Holds a full assortment of photo gear, tripod, 17” laptop and a full size tablet


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  • <strong>Exterior Dimensions when Expanded:</strong> 20” H x 12.5” W x 7” D” (51 x 32 x 18 cm)<br /><br> <strong>Exterior Dimensions When Compressed:</strong> 20” H x 12.5 W” x 3” D (51 x 32 x 8 cm)<br /><br><strong>Laptop Compartment Interior Dimensions:</strong> 19” H x 12” W x 1.5” D (48 x 30.5 x 4 cm)<br /> <br><strong>Tablet Compartment:</strong> 10.2” W x 12.2” H x 0.6” D (26 x 31 x 1.5 cm)<br /><br> <strong>Smartphone/Glasses Pocket:</strong> 7.1” W x 4.7” H x 1.6” D (18 x 12 x 2 cm)<br /><br> <strong>Weight (with all accessories):</strong> 4.6 lbs (2.1kg)


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James M.
Switzerland Switzerland

The Perfect Backpack For a Tech-Filled Life

I bought a v1 of this pack a decade ago when I was a photojournalist. It worked flawlessly when travelling to, then shooting assignments, then filing from the field. Sometimes I'd use the neoprene pouches, while at other times I'd arrange my TT modular belt kit inside, ready to be taken out and used on my hips at a moment's notice. Always ready. Many years on, I'm no longer a photographer, but have shifted industry and now regularly motorcycle or go by train to and from work. This is still the best backpack imaginable. When I don't need my laptop, the sleeve can carry a folded rain jacket, iPad or magazine. The neoprene pouches now hold gloves, lunch, a bottle, and other assorted gear, perfectly arranged and ready to grab. Once a photographer, always a photographer, so at the weekend it now gets filled up with a drone, GoPro gear or my smaller cameras. It still hasn't dropped a single stitch despite having been used and abused around the globe. I can't imagine owning any other backpack for a busy, tech-filled life.

Judith R.
United States United States

Shape Shifter V2 Best Bag!

I love my new Shape Shifter 17. It holds everything I need for a shoot plus my computer. Also, my gear is protected and does not knock against each other. I've now have less bags to keep track of on a shoot.

United States United States

Shape Shifter 17 best backpack

I have now 7 Think Tank cases.. This backpack is great for everyday use! It is expandable to turn into an amazing designed camera bag. All there cases are made extremely well and durable! The customer service is also amazing.

A Think Tank Photo Customer
Graham S.
United States United States

Excellent Bag for Sports Events

This is the bag. Just the right size for 2 gripped bodies and 3 lenses, all the accessories and laptop. I can get two bodies, a wide lens, a 70-200 AND my 100-400 in this bag for a days shoot. Best feature (of course) is that it flattens down. I can transport 2 bodies and lenses to the venue and on days when I need my laptop with me, the slimmer bag with the laptop goes to the shooting position. Packed full and sorta heavy, the suspension system is as good as it gets. I like the water bottle carrier, and as always it's nice to have the rain cover.

Marc M.
United States United States

Marry Poppins Storage Capacity

The sheer amount of gear I can fit into this bag is amazing. Two gripped DSLR bodies (Nikon D4 & D810 w/battery grip), a Sigma 150-600 lens, a Sigma 50mm lens, a Nikon 70-200 lens, a 15 inch HP laptop, a Blackrapid double harness, 3 chargers, and misc items like lens cleaner, blower bulb, two rain covers, etc. Keep in mind, this isn't counting the ability to strap a tripod to the outside, or stick a water bottle in the holder. I'm impressed!