Think Tank have released new StreetWalker Rolling Photo Backpacks. Backpacks are great for carrying around your camera gear, but as shooters we tend to overload them to the point where they become uncomfortable on your shoulders after an extended period. I like to strap my backpack to a small trolley so I can wheel it around without having to keep all the weight around my shoulders. So why not just incorporate the trolley into the backpack? Well the is exactly what Think Tank have done.
The new StreetWalker Rolling Backpack V2.0, allows you to switch from a backpack to a roller. The StreetWalker is quite spacious for a backpack, and will fit two DSLR bodies with lenses attached (including a 200-400mm f/4), and a 15” laptop. By moving the dividers around you should also be able to carry small digital cinema cameras such as a RED or Sony FS5.
The retractable handle folds away into the backpack so it won’t get damaged even if you need to check the bag in on a flight. Most backpacks I have tried that have a retractable handle have been poorly made, and the handle often ends up breaking. The Think Tank StreetWalker handle looks to be very solid though.
The StreetWalker Rolling Backpack V2.0 looks to be a nice solution if you want the convenience of a backpack with the versatility of a wheelable trolley. Think Tank bags are really well made and among the most durable out there. The StreetWalker Rolling Backpack V2.0 is now shipping for $299.75US.
StreetWalker Rolling Backpack V2.0
Comfortable harness system allows you to roll the bag or carry it on your back
Dedicated laptop compartment that holds up to a 15” laptop
Fits two bodies with lenses attached including a 200–400mm f/4
Specially designed interior to maximize gear for carry-on, meets most U.S. and International airline carry-on requirements
Reinforced telescoping handle with rubberized touch points
Tripod mount on front panel
Dedicated smartphone pocket fits today’s large phones with a 5.5” (14cm) screen size
Lockable YKK® RC Fuse zipper sliders (lock not included)
Two side water bottle pockets and two side zippered pockets
YKK® RC Fuse zippers, ballistic nylon, high-density velex and closed cell PU foam are the highest quality materials in the industry
Custom-designed, high-performance, 80mm wheels with sealed ABEC grade 5 bearings for quiet rolling
Seam-sealed rain cover included
User-replaceable retractable handle, wheels, wheel housings, feet and kick plate extends product life
Adjustable dividers allow a customized fit for your DSLR or Mirrorless gear
Hypalon reinforced rear panel for increased durability
Shoulder harness pockets, D-rings, daisy chain and adjustable sternum strap
Internal Dimensions: 11.8” W x 19.7” H x 6.3–7.1” D (30 x 50 x 16–18 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 12.6” W x 21.9” H x 9” D (32 x 55.5 x 22.9 cm)
Laptop Compartment: 9.8” W x 14.5” H x 0.9” D (25 x 36.8 x 2.3 cm)
Phone Pocket: 3.9” W x 7.5” H x 0.6” D (10 x 19 x 1.5 cm)
Weight: 8.2 lbs. (3.7 kg)