Just got and love my new ThinkTank Urban Disguise 60 Classic bag. I took this with me to WPPI last week and it is the perfect size for a camera, few lenses, couple flash units, flash triggers, doodads, and a laptop and iPad. When I got there, I took the laptop and iPad out and used the laptop pocket to stuff my collapsible 42" Westcott diffuser and my new LunaGrip kit. It's a perfect fit and it's pretty cool that I can carry everything I need to light up just about anyone, anywhere, in one small-ish shoulder bag.
ThinkTank bags in general are known for (and I can attest) incomparable quality construction. Everything detail is well thought out and functional. They are also discreet, without screaming, "I'm a camera bag, grab me and run!" Although for the photographer, they are certainly perfect for grab and run image capture. This particular bag seems to suit all my needs perfectly as I sometimes bring a laptop, but when I don't the dedicated pocket perfectly carries my pop-up 5-in-1 disc. In addition to the main center pocket for camera gear, there is also another expanding pocket under the front flap. This can be used for extra gear the size of flash units or smaller lenses and accessories.
The padded interior pocket is configurable, so that you could carry a 70-200mm zoom mounted and ready to go, in addition to a couple other lenses and flash units. This bag is perfect on its own for photographers who like to travel light, but has the option to stuff more gear in it when necessary or you need an extra workout. When paired with a rolling bag, like the one on special below, you have an ideal combo for weddings and events. You can stash your backup gear and less used items in the roller, but keep your essentials on your shoulder for quick access. I used to carry one of those big boxy old-fashioned shoulder bags around at weddings but found that it was ornery for navigating crystal topped tables at the reception. A slimmer profile bag like this makes much more sense.
I have to say, looks matter. Call me vain, but I like bags, and shoes. I won't carry a bag that looks stupid or wreaks of crappy construction. I like this bag because it is clean, yet thoughtfully designed and oozes with quality. It is like the subtle elegance of an Audi vs. the ostentatious screaming of a Ferrari.
If you are interested in a ThinkTank bag, they have offered a special to my readers. With any purchase over $50 they'll throw in free shipping and free accessories! Just visit with this link. They also have a limited time promotion going on rollers, if you want to put together the perfect event bag combo. See below.
FREE 15” LAPTOP CASE WITH PURCHASE OF THINK TANK ROLLER
Our friends at Think Tank Photo have announced a special offer that runs through March 31, 2015. Purchase any new rolling camera bag directly from Think Tank Photo, mail in the rebate form downloadable from their website, and they will send you a 15" laptop case for free! Think Tank’s rolling camera bags are renowned for being designed for airline travel, enhanced security and durability, while being backed by the best customer service in the industry. Another deal for my readers, in addition to receiving the free laptop, when you check out of their shopping cart you will be asked what other Think Tank item you would like to receive for free with your order.