Think Tank Glass Taxi, Convertible Backpack / Shoulder Bag for Large Lenses with Camera Attached

Think Tank
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About Think Tank

The Think Tank Photo Glass Taxi is a modular convertible backpack/ shoulder bag that will hold large lenses or a camera system. Holds up to a 500 f/4 lens, 300 f/2.8 lens with SLR attached, or SLR with 70-200 attached with hood in position.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Comfortable (9),Strong construction (9),Adjustable harness (8),Easily accessible equipment (7),Roomy (4)
Best Uses:
Transporting gear (10),Protecting gear (7),Storing gear (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5),Semi-pro photographer (5)

Think Tank Features

  • Part of the Think Tank Photo modular system: The Think Tank Photo modular system allows you to pick and choose exactly what items you need. Each piece of camera equipment is fitted into its own bag. When leaving for a shoot, select and carry only what items you need
  • Can be used as a shoulder bag: The Glass Taxi is so small, few people will realize that it will hold up to a 500 f4 lens. It comes with the Curved Comfort shoulder strap, allowing it to be carried as a shoulder bag
  • Can be used as a backpack: The Glass Taxi also has mid-weight shoulder straps for when you want to carry it as a backpack. While wearing the backpack, its small "look" disguises its function as a photo backpack
  • Holds up to a 500mm f/4 lens: The Think Tank Photo Glass Taxi will hold a 500 f/4 lens. The zipper sliders are "self locking" to prevent the front flap from opening accidentally, as well as a mesh pocket on the inside flap
  • Foam Collar for large glass: There is a Foam Collar that attaches via hook and loop to the back of the case that can be securely attached to a large lens. This secures the lens in the case and prevents it from wobbling back and forth
  • Foam Ring for smaller hoods: The Foam Ring in the bottom is for lenses with smaller hoods, such as a 300 f/2.8. This extra foam pad, which is removable, securely positions the lens in the bottom of the bag
  • Holds pro size SLR: This is one of the only backpacks that will hold a pro-size SLR with a 70-200 attached with a lens hood in position, as well as providing additional room for three other lenses
  • Holds a 300 mm f/2.8 with SLR: The Glass Taxi can also hold some lenses like a 300 f/2.8 with a pro-size SLR attached. It is best to use both the Foam Collar and the Foam Ring to secure it in position
  • Pro Speed Belt can be attached: The Pro Speed belt can be attached to the Glass Taxi by putting it under the hook and loop flap on the bottom of the bag. Modulus components can be attached to the belt during use
  • Pro Speed Belt can removed: This is a really cool feature. While wearing the backpack and the belt, the backpack can be removed by disconnecting the hook and loop flap and pulling up on the backpack, leaving your belt and Modulus components on your waist
  • Front rail can hold Modulus components: On the front of the Glass Taxi is a "rail" that allows attachment of Modulus components, such as the Chimp Cage, that will hold an SLR or other items
  • Monopod attachment: Stretch pockets on both sides allow for items such as a monopod to be attached to the side of the bag. Straps are included that will allow you to do this
  • Tripod attachment: The Glass Taxi will also hold medium-sized tripods, such as a carbon fiber. Straps and instructions are included
  • Tuck away shoulder harness: The shoulder straps can be disconnected from the lower D rings and tucked behind the back pad. This is useful when it is being used as a shoulder bag
  • Raincover included: A seam-sealed raincover is included that has a pop-out section that will go over Modulus component that is attached to the front rail
  • Business card holder: The very important business card holder is located under the padded handle for easy identification. It can also be used to carry extra business cards
  • Inside mesh pocket: The inside mesh pocket can be used for small accessories, such as the Think Tank Photo Pixel Pocket Rocket, lens caps, lens cloth and more

Think Tank Specifications

Compatible With
Pro Speed Belt
Skin components
Modular components
Internal Dimensions
16.25" H x 8.25" W x 8" D, (41.5cm x 21 cm x 20 cm)
External Dimensions
17" H x 8.5" W x 9.5" D, (43 cm x 22 cm x 24 cm)
Weight
2 lbs/440 g- 3 lbs 11 oz/1366 g (depending on accessories used)
Warranty
Think Tank warranty

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good protection

Provides great protection for the 500mm as it bounces around the storage area of a Cessna 207!

Reviewed by 10 customers

 
4.0

Good Pack

By

from Daly City, Ca  -  Photo Enthusiast

I like the fact the my camera and lenses feel secure in this pack. The modular system make all my gear fit exact. The only thing is that I wish it were a bit bigger.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Bag for Big Lenses

By

from Quaker Hill, Ct  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this bag to transport my 500mm lens. The bag holds the lens and little else, but I knew this before buying it. The fact that it can be used as a backpack or shoulder bag is great. I can take my backpack with my other gear and the lens can be carried as a shoulder bag. One counts as a carry on and the other as a personal bag for airline travel. It also meets airline size restrictions. A tight fit but that keeps the lens from shifting. A great bag. It will not hold the 500mm with the camera attached.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Think Tank Products

By

from Florence, Italy  -  Semi-pro Photographer

No matter what some of the photo gurus tell you, a backpack does not make you a goober. So, you carry more than two pieces of glass, this does not make you a goober. I am on and off planes, trains and buses here in Europe and my Glass Taxi takes it all in stride. The shoulder strap makes it even more versatile. More than enough Velcro inserts to configure it a dozen+ ways. Comfortable--you won't know it's on your back. As usual, Adorama had it delivered to my hotel in Miami spot on during a stop-over. You can see at once that this product was designed and manufactured by photographers, not amateurs. Once on your back the airlines class it "personal", so you can take it and one bag in your hand on board with no objections. Would have loved to have a color choice, at least a colored stripe to make it my own, but that did not turn me off. A bit of fabric paint gave it my own personal touch. Love it, just love it. Ross Dodds Florence, Italy

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good protection

By

from Middletown, NJ  -  Photo Enthusiast

Provides great protection for the 500mm as it bounces around the storage area of a Cessna 207!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesomeness!

By

from Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

Bought this bag for my Nikon 400mm f2.8 VRII It is the best all-round back pack style bag I've ever used. When not using it for big glass, it will store all your other gear. I just love this bag. Just get it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Durable

By

from Middletown, NJ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Provides good protection for the 500mm lens. Holds up well in cargo bays of bush planes.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great bag

By

from Palisades, HI  -  Photo Enthusiast

great for short day shoots. can configure to hold two bodies with two standard lenses (24-70, 70-200) and a little more.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Convenient Bag for Travel

By

from Northern Virginia  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Lightweight yet sturdy support for transporting or carrying a 500mm. Can add a Think Tank body pouch on the outside but this arrangement is cumbersome and not very secure in crowds.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Perfect for what i needed

By

from Australia  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Graet for my 400mm F2.8. can fit a few smaller lens in to but gets tight. For the price i think a waist belt should be included not an extra to buy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have for the urban photographer!

By

from Westfield, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The ThinkTank Glass Taxi is a high quality camera bag. It is among the most compact and lighter weight bags that can transport larger telephoto lenses. It is one of the few that can carry a full-sized DSLR. My Nikon camera fits in it attached with a Sigma 100-300 f4, its large lens hood, and 1.4x teleconverter. If I remove the large lens hood, I can store it, a battery charger, and my 18-105mm lens in separate compartments that I created using a few of the many Velcro attachable dividers that are included. Most other backpacks are big and bulky and seem better suited for outback expeditions, but the Glass Taxi is so streamline that it can be readily used in urban areas. The waist band (i.e. belt) can be easily attached and removed, which is a huge plus (with other backpacks people will cut this part off). It is easy to convert from backpack to shoulder bag with the high quality shoulder strap that is included. A raincover and straps for attaching a monopod and tripod are also included. The Glass Taxi is sturdy and well padded enough to protect your equipment throughout time. The zippers and fabric are of high quality and will last. There is only one large-sized mesh-style pocket inside the bag in which to store smaller accessories such as memory cards, filters, etc. In my opinion, this is the only drawback of the bag and a minor one if that. There are two smaller outside side pockets (one on each side of the bag) that can be used to store smaller accessories. The material and build of the bag are so superior that the people of ThinkTank Photo have more than earned a 5 star rating for this product. I highly recommend it.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ALAN S  If you carry a big piece of glass, this can be useful under some circumstances.
Rusty H  will it hold a 6D with a batterry grip and a 70/200 2.8?
Rusty H  Wow, it would seem that the ayes have it. I appreciate the feedback. I'm going to get it and finally I can feel comfortable taking my stuff out of the house! I used to use a Think Tank Holster, but getting more equipment out in the field is going to be a wonderful experience. Bags have certainly gotten better over the past few years!
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