December 8, 2008
Think Tank Photo launches new series of photo backpacks
Nikonians facing challenges in carrying their gear in urban environments now have a new series of Think Tank Photo backpacks to choose from.
The StreetWalkers series consists of three new backpacks with slim and vertical profiles -- and they are priced between $140 and $180 USD.
Any of the three would be an interesting and relatively affordable purchase for Nikonians seeking high quality photo backpacks but the design concept "behind the scenes" will be of particular interest to our female Nikonians and anyone else with smaller body frames and the need for navigating crowded places and public transportation while still being able to access their gear.
Think Tank Photo's press release explains: "A common complaint of female photographers is that photo backpack shoulder harnesses are designed for average-sized men. The shoulder straps on the StreetWalker have been specifically engineered to fit a wider range of sizes for both genders. Women in particular will appreciate the StreetWalker’s very narrow and vertical profile, especially when combined with the shoulder harness design.
The three new StreetWalker backpacks are described by Think Tank Photo as :
StreetWalker -- A slim, lightweight backpack which will hold a Pro Size DSLR with 70-200 2.8 attached and hood in position. It includes a monopod/tripod mounting system, a contoured harness and air channel for increased comfort, and lots of pockets and organizers for customization.
StreetWalker Pro -- Designed for a Pro Size DSLR with up to a 400 f/2.8 attached, or a 70-200 f/2.8 attached and hood in position. It also includes the monopod/tripod mounting system, the contoured harness and air channel, and lots of pockets and organizers.
StreetWalker HardDrive -- Which hold most 15” laptops and a Pro Size DSLR with 70-200 2.8 attached and hood in position (the image above shows the internal layout). It also includes the monopod/tripod mounting system, the contoured harness and air channel, and lots of pockets and organizers.
The StreetWalker backpacks were designed by veteran camera bag designer Lily Fisher.
“First and foremost these lightweight backpacks give photographers quick access to their gear while allowing them to maneuver easily through crowds,” said Fisher. “Additional benefits are the slim profile and adjustable sternum straps. These backpacks also offer a unique benefit to women photographers, which is that the shoulder harness has been designed to fit our unique body types.”
Nikonians-- Don't forget -- if you decide to make your purchase using our Think Tank Photo Order Form -- Think Tank Photo will will send you a free gift with your order.
Posted by flashdeadline at December 8, 2008 8:31 PM