Think Tank Airport Takeoff Check In, Rolling Backpack for 2 Pro DSLR Cameras with / without Lenses & up to a 300mm Lens, 15" Laptop & More

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About Think Tank

The Airport Takeoff bag is the new standard in a rolling camera backpack. Think Tank Photo has designed a transportation solution that combines the portability of a backpack with the ease of a rolling suitcase.

Converting it to/from a rolling camera bag to a comfortable backpack is so easy because the straps can be simply tucked away to immediately start rolling or they can be completely zipped inside the rear panel.

The Airport Takeoff can also accommodate two pro or regular size DSLR bodies with or without lenses attached.

•The backpack straps can be tucked away yet remain exposed while the Airport TakeOff rolls along.
• When you are ready to use it as a backpack, simply collapse the extendable handle and pull out the backpack straps
• The TakeOff can carry regular size DSLRs across the top of the bag and/or pro size DSLRs along the sides.
• The rear panel covering can be easily zipped open or shut to hide or expose the backpack straps.
• A tripod or monopod can be carried on the side of the Airport TakeOff by using the straps and tripod cup included with the bag.
• A monopod can be carried in the stretchable side pocket and stabilized near the top of the bag with the included monopod strap.
• The cable and lock are inside the clear pocket and underneath the front fl ap on the Airport TakeOff. The Artificial Intelligence 15 or 17 fits in the front pocket
• Open the zipper flap on top of the Airport Tak eOff to reveal the extendable handle.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Roomy (16),Strong construction (15),Comfortable (14),Easily accessible equipment (14),Adjustable harness (12)
Heavy (6)
Best Uses:
Transporting gear (20),Storing gear (14),Protecting gear (13)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (9),Pro photographer (7),Photo enthusiast (3)

Think Tank Features

  • Holds up to two pro or regular size DSLR bodies with or without lenses attached
  • Holds up to 300mm f/2.8 and other assorted lenses
  • INTERNATIONAL and USA domestic carry on size
  • Quickly deployable/concealable backpack straps
  • Front cable & lock to secure laptops
  • Lockable zipper sliders
  • Compatible with Think Tank Artificial Intelligence 15" laptop case

Think Tank Specifications

Exterior Dimensions
14" W x 21" H x 8" D (35.5 x 53 x 22cm)
Interior Dimensions
13" W x 18.5" H x 5.25" - 6.75" D (33 x 47 x 13 - 17cm)
8.6 to 10.3 lbs (3.9 to 4.7 kg) (depending on accessories used)

Reviews about this item

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(based on 20 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Takes care of your back

I used to carry everything on my camera/backpack for easy transport thru airports and it gets heavy after carrying it for sometime. I used the airport carts to carry my backpack but they're cumbersome and less secure, specially when you want to checkout the duty free shops. The Think Tank Takeoff bag with its built-in wheels fixed that issue. You'll also get good examples from Adorama and Think Tank website on configuring your bag for different gears you might have. ps, It's not made in USA l...

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I used to carry everything on my camera/backpack for easy transport thru airports and it gets heavy after carrying it for sometime. I used the airport carts to carry my backpack but they're cumbersome and less secure, specially when you want to checkout the duty free shops. The Think Tank Takeoff bag with its built-in wheels fixed that issue. You'll also get good examples from Adorama and Think Tank website on configuring your bag for different gears you might have. ps, It's not made in USA like I initially thought. It's made in Vietnam but still well made in accordance to Think Tank specifications

Reviewed by 20 customers


Excellent bag!


from Alpena MI  -  Pro Photographer

I am a professional photographer who stays local for the most part. I had a shoot that required me to fly. I have used my other pack in the past but running through the airport with 50# of camera equipment is not fun. This bag was AWESOME! Everything fit perfectly. It was smooth to pull and fit overhead just fine. Very good quality


Rolling backpack


from GA  -  Casual Photographer

Size is good - holds all of my camera equipment. Handle while rolling feels flimsy - like it could break easily...but did use it without a problem in airport recently.


Just what I was looking for


from San Francisco, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Dividers are easy to configure in many different ways. I can use this to store and transport all my gear, or if I just want to take my camera and 2-3 lenses, I have room for a weekend's worth of clothes and an extra pair of shoes. This allows me to have a lighter shoulder bag or backpack as a second carry on. Carrying as backpack is surprisingly comfortable, though wheels may get your clothes dirty if you are not careful. Telescoping handle could feel more sturdy, but that would probably mean it would add weight too. Overall, I am very happy with this bag so far and it is just what I was looking for. Bag would be even better if it were lighter, but that may not be possible while keeping all of the features and sturdy construction.


Excellent bag. Ideal for today's travel.


from New york  -  Photo Enthusiast

From wheeling through a terminal to up and down stairs.


The best carry-on photo case ever!


from Roanoke Island, NC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is the best carry on photo case I've ever used! Easy to manage in an air port and in the field. If you have to travel light and make one case work for all your needs this is it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


My dream camera transport bag.


from Manhattan, New York  -  Pro Photographer

I used to have a camera backpack from a great company, but carrying 50lbs of gear on my back throughout Italy took a huge toll on my back. So I wanted a rolling case, but still need a backpack for non-rolling friendly terrain. The Airport Takeoff is perfect. Fully airline carry-on compatible both rolling case and backpack. Fits easily in the overhead compartment of a B-737 and an MD-80. If you have a laptop in the flap compartment it won't fit in the MD-80 very well. Plenty of room for two pro DSLRs and a 70-200 lens plus several others. In backpack mode it's actually very comfortable and well-balanced, which was pleasantly surprising. The handle is long, which is mandatory for me at 6'4", I don't have to bend over sideways to pull it along. The front flap hold a laptop easily, but I don't use a case for my MacBook Pro, I just drop it in there. There's a couple of document pockets, and a clear business card/identity pocket. One of my favorite things is the tripod/monopod holder on the side. It includes the straps, I mean what more could I ask for? It rolls smooth and quiet with nice big wheels that can handle going up and off curbs. It's lightweight and holds all of my personal photography gear. I will add that when I first got it out of the box, one of the zipper ropes broke off from the zipper. I emailed the company and they immediately responded and let me know that it rarely happens, but the bags are hand-made and mistakes can happen. He sent me a new zipper rope in the mail the same day. I really appreciate prompt customer service if things do go wrong. Other that that, the telescoping handle seems a bit weak, I'm nervous about stacking other luggage on it when I'm rolling it through the airport for fear that it may fail. Also some people are bothered that the bottom of the bag isn't flat (there's a bump for the handle). That didn't bother me at all, everything fits snugly which is all I care about. This is really great case, 5 stars if it weren't for the zipper rope incident and the week handle. One of my major decisions to buy was that the Adorama sales associates at the store on 18th st in New York let me take it out of the box and look it over as long as I wanted. That is hugely helpful. Without that I might have been too skeptical that this camera bag was all that it claims to be. I'm happy to let you know that it is.


A rugged camera bag


from Providence, RI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

If your going to use this bag for international travel, make sure of the weight requirement for carry-on luggage. This bag can get very heavy very quickly. I had to empty some of equipment out of this bag and place it in another so I could take it on board with me and not have to check it in.


Ease of use


from Los Angeles  -  Photo Enthusiast

Very strong bag, would like to see more zippered compartments.


Winner Bag for Primary & Backup Equipmen


from Baltimore, MD  -  Pro Photographer

How to use: Great for rolling your primary equipment with the back-up camera & flash equipment along with the MacBook. Great about it: Easily customizable. Still playing with the configuration & get it just right for my use. Not so great: Tripod accessory not intuitive and plastic hook broke during first use, but Think Tank promptly sent a replacement quickly. Not my first Think Tank product & won't be my last! Make great products!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


More then just a great bag.


from Lenhartsville, Pa  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this bag to transport my equipment to my shooting location and then transer needed equipment to my Think Tank belt system. The quality of this bag is excellent. It rolls nicely and can be carried on the back when necessary (although a bit heavy). I can fit everything I need in it. It holds my 2 Nikon D2X bodies, 2 SB800 flashes, 12-24mm, 24-85mm, 80-200mm 2.8, 400mm 3.5, and a 10.5mm fisheye lens. Plus extra batteries, filters, cables ect. I do not carry a laptop leaving the front pouch open for extra accessories. Overall, I highly recommend this bag.


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Shopper  Will this bag fit a Nikon 200-400 f/4 lens?
Andrew R  The dividers can be configured in a variety of ways to fit different lenses and equipment. The Nikon 200-400 f/4 should fit provided you configure the dividers properly.
Todd W  Will this carry on or do you need to check it?
STEVEN T  yes it can be use as carry on. It fit in over head on a southwest airplane I flew one time. But you might check size of other airline. Also I love this bag. one of the best bag I have ever bought. I fit pretty much all my gear in here. I use every square inch of the bag. a list of what I carry in bag all at onces. Canon 7d with grip 10-22mm aps 24-70mm 2.8 with lense hood 70-200mm 2.8 with lense hood 35mm 1.4 50mm 1.2 with lense hood 50mm 1.4 85mm 1.2 with lense hood 1.4x ef extender 2.0x ef extender Canon extension tube ef 12 ii Canon extension tube ef 25 ii 2x canon 580ex ii flash 2x canon cp-e4 compact battery pack Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Also a bunch of smaller stuff. just wanted to give you a example of how much you can pack in this nice size bag.

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