Think Tank Airport Addicted V2.0
The Airport Addicted is a tardis. When you open the bag you literally do a double take at the amount of space and storage available along with the sheer amount of separators. This bag literally swallows gear. It has the ability to store lenses vertically (like a 70-200mm f/4 IS) which really does help when packing.
Enormous interior yet still within airport restrictions. Carry a 300mm f/2.8 and a 400mm f/2.8 together with two professional bodies, plus a huge amount of extra lenses and accessories
Robust fabric in all areas
Internal separators are very strong, with unbelievably sticky Velcro and additional separators to cater for a range of equipment
Internal separators can be replaced with a special lowered set (not included) to store the laptop inside the camera bag
Bag is very deep, 70-200mm lens can be stored end first
15" Laptop bag is very well made and sturdy
Excellent high quality zips that can be padlocked
Bag includes its own wire combination padlock (irremovable) that can be used for securing the laptop bag inside or locking the external zips together
The harness system is good with thick padded shoulder straps
Shoulder straps and harness can be easy concealed behind the back panel when not in use
Interior pockets are clear so you can see the contents without a need to open them. All have good zips
The top pocket is specifically designed for passport and flight documents. Also, the bag has a luggage label and concealed pocket to store business cards
Handles are very strong and padded (a godsend when the bag is loaded)
Tripod can be mounted on the sides of the bag
Detachable rain cover
Only 3kilos in weight
Bag can be very heavy when fully loaded
Photographers of a small build can find the large size overwhelming
Laptop bag needs lockable zips as the laptop can be removed
No plastic feet (don’t place on wet streets)
Bag becomes outside airport regulation size when the laptop bag is included. (This can be worked around with reduced height separators.)
Verdict OK. Not everyone wants the back breaking task of lugging and hauling bags such as the Thinktank Airport Addicted V2.0 up escalators. Yet there is a very strong reason to forget this convenience and strengthen up those muscles – weight allowance.
Ryanair and Flybee start their UK hand luggage restrictions at 10kilos and most transatlantic flights also start at this restriction, so with a few accessories stashed in a coat pocket it's easy to avoid packing your precious lenses in the hold. Fly across Europe using Easyjet and your troubles dissolve. All they ask is you can lift your bag into the overhead locker. quality design, the minimal weight, the enormous carrying capacity, the clever thinking but it is also to do with my frame. I am six foot three and it fits me beautifully. So if you're like me and you need all the space you can get, the Thinktank Airport Addicted V2.0 wins hands down.
The Think Tank Airport Addicted V2.0 is priced at £235. Visit Think Tank for more information.
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