Think Tank Unveils Premium High-End Bags and Massive "Production Manager" Case

Think Tank Unveils Premium High-End Bags and Massive "Production Manager" Case

Think Tank has announced a set of new bag offerings at Photokina including the massive 15.7” x 40” x 12.6” Production Manager roller case, designed specifically to carry large amounts of lighting equipment long distances. It is a large roller with room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands. They also released a premium quality limited edition roller and shoulder bags.

Below, check out the information sent to us from Think Tank:

Production Manager Case

Many configurations can be set up with the removable no-scratch Velex divider system. The Production Manager 40 features a spacious gusseted front pocket that fits reflectors, umbrellas, cables and more. Photographers can roll into their next production fully equipped and secure with added features like the integrated cable and lock, lockable zippers, and wide set wheels that minimize tipping. It also has reinforced honeycomb panels wrapped in ballistic nylon with full-length exterior slide rails for protection in transport.

KEY FEATURES

  • Stores and transports all types of gear on location with wide set wheel base.
  • Lock and cable secures the main compartment and the bag.
  • Attachments for light-stands or tripods on both sides (straps included).
  • Large front zippered pocket for reflectors, umbrellas, cables, and more.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Multiple sizes of Velex wrapped dividers for endless configuration options.
  • Rigid shell and reinforced Velex dividers ensure optimum gear protection.
  • Robust handles on three sides, rear slide rails, and custom-wheel housings for easy loading and unloading.
  • Replaceable, roller bearing wheels roll smoothly and quietly while holding up under the toughest conditions.
  • Large interior mesh pockets for organizing small accessories.
  • Adjustable, standing lid straps keep bag open and accessible.
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included.

MATERIALS

  • External: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellent (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It's also constructed with 1680D ballistic nylon, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, custom-designed extra tall skid plates, replaceable custom-designed wheels, antique nickel-plated metal hardware, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
  • Internal: 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane-backed Velex liner and dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, closed cell foam and reinforced PE board dividers, Belly-O mesh pockets, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Exterior Dimensions: 15.7” W x 40” H x 12.6” D (40 x 101.6 x 32 cm)
  • Interior Dimensions: 13.7” W x 38” H x 10” D (35 x 96.5 x 25 cm)
  • Weight depending on accessories used: 17.8–22.2 lbs (8.1–10 kg)

 

Limited Edition Airport International LE Classic Premium Quality Rolling Camera Bag

In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Think Tank Photo will be releasing a limited edition version of its most popular rolling carry-on camera case, the Airport International™ LE Classic.  Crafted with genuine, full-grain leather accents and panels, this classic version represents everything the Think Tank brand is known for: premium quality, innovative design and long-lasting durability. Designed to complement Think Tank’s all-new Urban Disguise Classic shoulder bags series, together, these two bags make a beautiful set of matching cases that meet international airline carry-on standards.

The Airport International™ LE Classic carry-on roller lets photographers legally store their bodies, lenses, and accessories in overhead bins or under the seats of international carriers.  For added security, it features front-pocket and main compartment combination locks and a cable from a secret rear hatch that allow it to be secured to posts, trees, and other immovable objects.

Airport International accommodates up to a 500mm f/4 lens unattached, additional smaller lenses and up to two gripped DSLR camera bodies, and other photography accessories.  TSA approved combination locks secure the main compartment zipper sliders.  

“The Airport International™ LE Classic is most definitely a limited edition bag.  In celebration of our founding 10 years ago in my garage, we have added such one-time highlights as full-grain leather accents and panels,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s founder and lead designer. “The Airport International™ LE Classic is extremely useful for wedding and commercial photographers who need quick access to their gear and who are concerned about gear security while shooting remotely.”

Key Features

• Limited Edition with full-grain leather accents and panels.

• International and US carry-on size for most carriers.

• TSA-approved combination zipper locks secure main compartment.

• Two lock and cable systems: one to secure a laptop, keys, etc., one to secure the entire bag to a fixed object.

What Fits

• Up to a 500mm f/4 lens unattached, additional smaller lenses and up to two gripped DSLR camera bodies.

• A standard professional kit consisting of two standard or gripped camera bodies, multiple professional lenses, flashes and accessories.

Materials

Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellent (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has smooth, durable full-grain leather, 1680D ballistic nylon, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, custom designed extra tall skid plates, replaceable in-line skate style wheels, antique nickel-plated metal hardware, SpanKodra front pocket, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane backed Velex liner & dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, closed cell foam and reinforced PE board dividers, clear mesh pockets, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Specifications

Interior Dimensions: 13” W x 18.5” H x 6.5–7.5” D (33 x 47 x 16.5–19.1 cm)

Exterior Dimensions: 14” W x 21” H x 8” D (35.6 x 53.3 x 20.3 cm)

Weight depending on accessories used: 9.5–11.5 lbs (4.3–5.2 kg)

Limited Edition Urban Disguise Classic Shoulder Bag

As part of its 10th Anniversary celebration, Think Tank Photo will be releasing releasing a classic edition of its flagship camera shoulder bag, the Urban Disguise. The Urban Disguise Classic is crafted with genuine full-grain leather accents and panels. This traveler’s quick access bag is available in four sizes to suit a variety of gear carrying needs. They are built to protect photographic equipment with enduring materials, including a padded compartment for a laptop.

The UD Classic features the professional good looks of a briefcase without calling attention to it obviously being a camera shoulder bag carrying expensive photographic equipment.  The Classic features new design elements over its predecessors, including the wide-mouth camera compartment for unencumbered access. For greater convenience, the Urban Disguise Classic’s pass-through strap fits any Airport International roller’s handle for easy transport. When paired with the Airport International LE Classic, they work together as a high-end, coordinated set.

 

Key Features

  • Professional appearance with full-grain leather accents.
  • Separate padded compartment for carrying a laptop and tablet (tablet fits in front pocket on UD35).
  • Wide-mouth opening for unencumbered access to gear.
  • Expansion zipper increases depth to fit a gripped DSLR with standard zoom lens attached, in main compartment (50 & 60 only).
  • Ingenious pass-through shoulder strap aids in placing the shoulder bag at the base of a rolling suitcase, making it easier to transport.
  • Wide pocket under lid is large enough for gripped camera bodies, documents or a tablet.
  • Lockable zippers on the camera and laptop compartment.
  • Reinforced dividers ensure gear is held at the top of the bag.
  • Sound silencers enable user to silence the hook/loop closure on the front flap.
  • Wide roller handle pass-through secures bag on the handle of a rolling suitcase.
  • Stretchable side pockets for a water bottle, strobe unit or compact umbrella.
  • Front pocket organizer gives quick access to pens, business cards and keys.
  • Leather wrapped dual handle system for carrying comfortably.
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included.
  • UD Classic converts into a backpack with “Backpack Conversion Straps” (sold separately).

What Fits

  • Urban Disguise 35 Classic: 1 standard or gripped DSLR with lens attached, one additional lens, flash, tablet and up to a 13.3” laptop (with standard camera body only).
  • Urban Disguise 40 Classic: 1–2 standard DSLRs with lenses attached, plus 1–3 additional lenses, a tablet and up to a 13.3” laptop.
  • Urban Disguise 50 Classic: 1–2 gripped or standard DSLRs with lenses attached, plus 1–4 additional lenses, a tablet and up to a 15.4” widescreen laptop.
  • Urban Disguise 60 Classic: 1–2 gripped or standard DSLRs with lenses attached, plus 1–5 additional lenses, a tablet, and up to a 17” widescreen laptop.

Materials

Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable waterrepellent(DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has 1680D ballistic nylon, premium, full-grain leather, YKK® RC Fuse zippers, antique-plated metal hardware, 840D nylon, 420D high density nylon, ultra-stretch mesh, nylon seatbelt webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: Removable closed cell foam dividers, polyurethane-backed liner & dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, Super-Grip Velex, 2x polyurethane-coated nylon 190T seam-sealed rain cover, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Specifications

Urban Disguise 35 Classic

Interior Dimensions: 10” W x 11.8” H x 4.5–6.3” D (25.5 x 30 x 11.5–16 cm)

Exterior Dimensions: 10.6” W x 14” H x 7.5” D (27 x 35.5 x 19 cm)

Laptop Compartment: 9.8” W x 13.4” H x 1.4” D (25 x 34 x 3.5 cm)

Tablet Pocket: 7.9” W x 11” H x 2.0” D (20 x 28 x 5 cm)

Weight with all accessories: 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)

Urban Disguise 40 Classic

Interior Dimensions: 13.8” W x 9.8” H x 5.5” D (35 x 25 x 14 cm)

Exterior Dimensions: 14.1” W x 10.8” H x 7.5” D (36 x 27.5 x 19 cm)

Laptop Compartment: 13.8” W x 10.6” H x 1.2” D (35 x 27 x 3 cm)

Tablet Pocket: 10.2” W x 8.3” H x 0.6” D (26 x 21 x 1.5 cm)

Weight with all accessories: 3.9 lbs (1.8 kg)

Urban Disguise 50 Classic

Interior Dimensions: 13.8” W x 10.4” H x 6.7” D (35 x 26.5 x 17 cm))

Exterior Dimensions: 15” W x 10.8” H x 7.5” D (38 x 27.5 x 19 cm)

Laptop Compartment: 14.3” W x 9.8” H x 1.2” D (36.4 x 24.9 x 3 cm)

Tablet Pocket: 10.2” W x 8.3” H x 0.6” D (26 x 21 x 1.5 cm)

Weight with all accessories: 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg)

Urban Disguise 60 Classic

Interior Dimensions: 15” W x 11.8” H x 7.5” D (38 x 30 x 19 cm)

Exterior Dimensions: 16.7” W x 12.6” H x 7.9” D (42.5 x 32 x 20 cm)

Laptop Compartment: 15.6” W x 11.4” H x 1.2” D (39.5 x 29 x 3cm)

Tablet Pocket: 10.2” W x 8.3” H x 0.6” D (26 x 21 x 1.5 cm)

Weight with all accessories: 4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)

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10 Comments

Matt Berkowitz's picture

any idea on cost of the production manager case?

Jaron Schneider's picture

No pricing on any of it yet.

Jaron Schneider's picture

Boooo they didn't include that in their briefing haha

Simon Pollock's picture

Sorrrrrry hahah Gotta keep you guessing :D

Tony Roslund's picture

"Premium High-End" - Jeebus! I thought that's what their bags were already. I'm afraid to know what they're planning on pricing these at!

Simon Pollock's picture

Its true, they're high end ;) All the prices are on our website now - sorry for the delay :D

Tony Roslund's picture

I own several. I'd buy more but the ones I have won't break. Believe me, I'm confident baggage handlers and my assistants have tried.

Jozef Povazan's picture

I have been using Airport International, and honestly after using Lowe Pro and or crumpler bags before, none of them touches THINK TANK. Period! These things are tanks :) And the wheels on them can take way more abuse then you would think...

John Skinner's picture

I would just like to point out something people may, or may not, consider when buying a bag.

The warranty.

I would like to go on the record here and tell you first hand, that THINK TANK goes way past (what we commonly consider to be today) customer service. You have an issue? FIXED. PERIOD. NO HORSEE PUCKS.. Just done. This isn't a company with a slew of people named Jenny that takes your issue and throws it down the black hole of Calcutta. This is a guy named Mike... and he's serious as a heart attack about his job, his products, and the company name. You're not getting this level of anything from ANY of these other manufacturers.

A little more pricey? I guess in the short term. But these dam bags never break anyway. Built like a tank, stood next to buy real people, and one of the very best long term investments one can make to protect our other huge investments.