The Think Tank Sub Urban Disguise 30 Shoulder Bag is a full featured shoulder bag specifically designed to accommodate standard-size DSLR systems. This shoulder bag has a classic look and urban style that doesn't let the world know what your carrying. The Sub Urban series meets the high-quality design standards of the original Think Tank Urban Disguise series, but for smaller gear or photographers who want to travel light. In addition, the 30 has a dedicated, zippered slot for an iPad or similar tablet.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I purchased this bag after a lot of research. I am a big ThinkTank fan and have travelled to many countries using their bags. They work. I recently purchased a mirror less camera, a few lenses and some accessories. It quickly became apparent that I needed a more suitable carrier. The Sub Urban Disguise 30 seems to do the trick. First, the inside is very spacious. The center compartment is perfect for a smaller camera and lens. When you open the top flap, which conveniently opens away from you for quick access, the camera is right there, ready to go. But that's sort of where it ends. The camera rests on a divider that totally hides another space below it and the two other compartments to the left and right are huge in relation to the mirror less gear. ThinkTank graciously provides extra dividers to create more sections, but whatever is going to live in the bottom will be hidden by what's in the top. Also, once you open the flap, nothing prevents the items in the top half from falling out. You will definitely need to experiment reconfiguring the guts of this bag until you have something that works for you. It is not ideal. The compartment for a tablet is very handy, although the amount of cushioning is less than you might find in other, dedicated tablet bags, so keep your tablet in its protective cover. The front side of the bag has a big flap with zippered pocket for small items; pens, cards, USB stick, etc. That flap hides another section which contains the rain cover and has additional space. It can easily hide a 500-page paperback and still close, leaving room in the zippered pocket for the small items. Loading this bag with two bodies, several lenses, accessories and a tablet is done with ease and can be carried most of the day without becoming a burden. It may even work for a small DSLR, an extra lens and a small flash. The point is that you can stuff this bag to the point where it will probably gets too heavy to carry and that will strain this particular bag. Some reviewers are disappointed that the Sub Urban Disguise does not have the same build quality as many other Think Tank products. Build quality is not the issue. It is very good, but the design is not as rugged as other bags that must hold a lot more and much heavier gear, and are then subjected to hauling, dragging, bumping and not so soft landings. If you plan to subject your kit to that environment, a more heavy duty bag is probably a good idea. For the price, however, the Sub Urban Disguise 30 has a lot of versatility and ample room. Even with a larger mirror less kit, a tablet and a bunch of accessories you can be very mobile, with reasonable weight in a bag that does not attract a whole lot of attention.
I have used other Think Tank products, they all work as advertised.