Rated 5 out of
would not want anything bigger"This is my second Think Tank bag as I outgrew my retrospective 7 and wanted a better padded bag as carry on while travelling. I debated whether to get the hardrive or streetwalker Pro bag and I'm glad I went with the smaller of the two bags because it's heavy when loaded but still less than 10kgs. It will carry my D600, 24-70, 70-200, flash, filters and still have room for either a second camera or another lens. If you need to pack more than that then you need the larger bag and probably a Sherpa to carry it! With the Pro I can offload some gear at my destination and still walk aound in comfort without being too conspicuous. Having experienced Thank Tank quality I can't really consider anything else."
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 5 out of
"Great Bag... Big, But Great""Got this when I had my 60D with grip. Since switched to M4/3 and still use this bag for traveling. It's big, deep (pro DSLR deep) and sturdy.
Pros to me are that the zippers are bomb proof and have loops that can be used for locks. Dividers are cushioned and there ae plenty included with the bag. It's also considered carry-on size for most (westjet) airlines. I've never had any issue taking it on flights. Many additional pockets, and even some stretch pockets on the sides.
Another pro is that as a backpack, despite gear becoming quite heavy, it feels comfortable on my back over long periods of time. This is because the harness is very well made, and cushioned. The connections are all solid. It doesn't sway when buttoned down.
Business card holder is a nice touch. Rain cover included. What more really needs to be said.
Cons... well the only thing I can think of is that it's deep and when it's on your back, it sticks out a fair amount. But I'm reaching.
I'm looking for something to augment this bag as most day trips don't necessitate this large of a bag for me. As I've said I'm a Micro 4/3rds user now. But when I travel - And we travel a lot, this bag is always front and centre, ready to go.
I'll be buying ThinkTank products as long as I'm shooting. Their stuff is top rate, and I'd recommend this bag to anyone looking for this size of backpack."
Date published: 2012-09-26
Rated 5 out of
Seriously tested...uotstanding bag."I bought this on sale at a trade show from Henry's. I had read good things abuot Think Tank, and figured at the price, it was a good bag to have in my arsenal.
Since that time, I have used this to ferry kit to indoor photo shoots, casual shoots with no studio lighting, etc.
Most significantly, I have taken this on extended photo tours of the American Southwest and Southern California.
*It fits in overhead storage cabins of all but the smallest planes.
*Zippers can be locked with yuor TSA travel lock. So, if you are on a small commuter plane and they insist you have to leave the bag on cabin storage (as you board they take it from you), you at least nkow the zipper will stay closed.
*Straps are much more comfortable than they look, are adjsutable and can be easily & quickly stowed when in the airport, so you don't have dnaglnig, clattering straps all over when you get on the plane.
*Has ability to carry a tripod, as well as coming with a decent rain cover.
*Lots of good storage space.
When in Southern California, I used this 100% of the time, from ocean front shoots to day trips into the Mohave Desert. It was mucked up with dry desert sand, a bit of sea water, sea sand, rock scrapes no problems.
On a 5 state-national park tour this year (2014), it went through the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Mesea Verde, Arches National Park and Monumnet Valley. In Antelope Canyon, the area is very narrow at points and I lost count of the times I ground the pack into rough sandstone trying to wend my way through tight quarters. The sand in these deserts is incredibly fine, like talc.
Despite the back often being soaked with sweat, the sand that jumped onto the pack came right off.
I have an F-Stop bag, reputed to be the ultra-incredible backcountry camera bag. But.......the Think Tank is easier to use, fits on carry-on better, doesn't look like a ""backpack"", and damn it all, it has had the snot kicked out of it in the Mojave, Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Amargosa deserts. It wears cool, and unless you're doing a month behind enemy lines, I just cannot imagine a better bag.
Don't be fooled by the ""streetwalker"" name and think that it can't work well in non-urban environments. It is an absolute beast of a bag that looks refined."
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 4 out of
Think Tank Streetwalker Pro Does Disney!"For several years, I had been using my Kata 3N1 20, LowePro backpack or shoulder bag to carry my camera gear for vacations and extended trips. All three are dependable, sturdy and very configurable. As good as they are, they have their drawbacks. The LowePro backpack is not very ergonomic or comfortable. The shoulder bag is not that large, and after carrying 18+ lbs worth of camera gear on one shoulder for an entire day (never mind an entire week), downright painful! The Kata backpack is amazing with some nice features, but not very large and runs out of room real fast.
It was time for a new backpack!
After doing extensive searching and research, I decided on the Think Tank Streetwalker Pro and boy, am I glad I did!
Let's start with the outer appearance. It's black, rugged and made up of a very heavy nylon material. The zippers are beefy, strong and feature lockable YKK zipper sliders. They were a tad stiff at first, but after a few weeks of constant use, they have loosened up just fine. There are several outside pockets to store personal items in (maps, cards, batteries, etc.). The bottle holders on either side are stretchy and strong. Additional straps and an external pocket holds the tripod or extra gear beautifully (a hide-away 'cup' can also be used to hold the tripod). There is even a separate 'rain jacket' supplied that folds up neatly and can be stored in the side pocket or in the backpack itself. The shoulder straps are very well-padded and adjustable, along with a simple waist strap that's removable. The back is well ventilated to allow air to flow and keep the carrier?s back cool. The shape is also something that should be noted. It?s slightly narrower than normal backpacks, but much deeper, which worked out fine for me.
Inside the bag, there is soooo much room. I've carried the following just in the inside compartment alone (not including the interior pockets):
Canon 7D w/grip
Canon 580 EX II flash
Canon 70-200 2.8 IS
Canon 24-70 2.8
Canon 50 1.4
Canon 85 1.8
Lowepro Filter folder
SD Card case
2x4 AA batteries
All hoods were included and attached.
After configuring the interior with the supplied dividers, I strapped the bag onto my back and headed to Disney World for a much needed vacation.
Although the fully loaded backpack weighed in at about 22-24 lbs, it was comfortable and I never felt my gear was ever going to be in trouble. Seven 10 hour days of walking with the backpack either on one or both shoulders didn't take it's toll like I thought it would. It got heavy, but not uncomfortable, and the contents were very well protected from the rain and water rides.
I would definitely recommend this backpack to anyone looking for a strong, spacious and affordable backpack (it even carries a lifetime warranty!).
I even use it for work every day but leave the 70-200 at home. I just load my portable HDD and peripherals in the same compartment and she's good to go!"