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Update on the ThinkTank Roller Derby

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Sitting here planning my day my buddy Mike – and just wanted to give you an update on the Think Tank Airport Roller Derby that I packed for the trip.

Ive been a big fan of the Thinktank International bag for a rolling bag for airports, but there has always been a couple of things i’ve just had to get used to:

  • I’d place my laptop on top of the dividers, and seriously squish all of the gear on the lid so that all of it would fit.
  • When this thing is loaded up (and it packs a TON), dragging it when it rolls could be problematic.  Youre pulling a lot of ‘heavy’ .  Add to that navigating onto a plane and it makes it worse.

What I didnt like about rollers was that you couldn’t tip them when you needed it.

That’s until now.

The loadout for this bag on this trip:

  • D810 (Loaner I got from NPS – figured i’d bring it out and try to get a shot before I give it back at end of week)
  • Nikon 16-35
  • Nikon 24-70
  • Nikon 70-200
  • Nikon 35 prime 1.4
  • Fujifilm X-T1 16 MP Compact System Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only)
  • Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 Lens Zoom Lens
  • Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 Zoom Lens
  • Fujifilm XF 18mm F2.0 Lens
  • Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 Camera Lens
  • Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R Wide-Angle Lens
  • Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 OIS Camera Lens
  • Fujifilm External Grip
  • Macbook Pro
  • Wacom Intuos Pro Small Tablet
  • Newtrent Battery for Ipad
  • Gtech Mini USB3 Drive
  • Cables power supplies and more cables

All of it fit.. with room to spare! Couldve added a couple of flashes in the front byt why push it.  It also has the steel cable that I like for when youre on the road and want to secure the bag.

Best part about it? The bad can roll on fours , and tip back to drag.  Because all four wheels rotate, the bag can also tip on its side and roll.  This is a GODSEND to get down the aisle with a supremely heavy bag!

So far so good with it.  Definitely recommended!

One comment

  1. Very cool. My main roller right now is the Airport Security but I’ve been looking for something that’s a little more… agile? I may head down to Pro Photo Supply and see if they have one of these on hand to check it out.

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