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Thinktank was kind enough to send me their CityWalker 30 messenger bag to test out. Full disclosure I am a big fan of their Retrospective line.  What I do miss from the Retro series (or at least the Retros I own) is the ability to stow a laptop, while keeping that “I’m not wearing a bag feeling” that the Retros have. While saying this, the CityWalker 30 is a full sized bag. Its made to carry a lot of gear if need be while staying light and wearable. This bag delivered in the department.Here’s a two camera set up I took out for a weekend trip.I would not usually carry this much gear with me but I wanted to test the comfort limits of this bag when fully loaded. The 30 performed well getting me to the location, where I lightened the load, by ditching the laptop, brick and readers before shooting.I like the concept of the removable camera insert. This expands the range of uses this bag fills.  The interior is still made of Velcro material so one can still fill it with dividers if need be. This helps when carrying a larger camera like the EPIC-X, or if you just want use the bag as a simple messenger. Nice double use. Might be nice to see a set of “half sized” removable inserts for more customization.The CityWalker 30 also has an extra pocket in the flap, unlike the RETRO series. This kinda reminds me of the flaps on most Domke bags. I like this addition. Makes a great place for one off, or two off filters, and its very accessible.
Another great bag from ThinkTank in my opinion, fits my shooting style perfectly.CityWalker 30 - Order from this site and receive a free gift at check out!Outside: 16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D (41.5x 29 x 21 cm).Inside: 13.4”W x 9.6” H x 6.7” D (34 x 24.5 x 7 cm).Laptop: 15” W x 11”H x 1.4” D (38 x 28 x 3.6 cm).Weight: 2.7-3.0 Lbs. (1.2-1.4 kg).

Thinktank was kind enough to send me their CityWalker 30 messenger bag to test out. Full disclosure I am a big fan of their Retrospective line.  What I do miss from the Retro series (or at least the Retros I own) is the ability to stow a laptop, while keeping that “I’m not wearing a bag feeling” that the Retros have. While saying this, the CityWalker 30 is a full sized bag. Its made to carry a lot of gear if need be while staying light and wearable. This bag delivered in the department.

Here’s a two camera set up I took out for a weekend trip.



I would not usually carry this much gear with me but I wanted to test the comfort limits of this bag when fully loaded. The 30 performed well getting me to the location, where I lightened the load, by ditching the laptop, brick and readers before shooting.




I like the concept of the removable camera insert. This expands the range of uses this bag fills.  The interior is still made of Velcro material so one can still fill it with dividers if need be. This helps when carrying a larger camera like the EPIC-X, or if you just want use the bag as a simple messenger. Nice double use. Might be nice to see a set of “half sized” removable inserts for more customization.

The CityWalker 30 also has an extra pocket in the flap, unlike the RETRO series. This kinda reminds me of the flaps on most Domke bags. I like this addition. Makes a great place for one off, or two off filters, and its very accessible.

Another great bag from ThinkTank in my opinion, fits my shooting style perfectly.

CityWalker 30 - Order from this site and receive a free gift at check out!

Outside: 16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D (41.5x 29 x 21 cm).
Inside: 13.4”W x 9.6” H x 6.7” D (34 x 24.5 x 7 cm).
Laptop: 15” W x 11”H x 1.4” D (38 x 28 x 3.6 cm).

Weight: 2.7-3.0 Lbs. (1.2-1.4 kg).

On 2 Wheels (Part I)

Started biking a few weeks ago, and I put together a way to carry gear that I am pretty happy with.

I purchased a Jandd (touring handle bar pack). This thing is extremely rugged, well made, and should last a life time. The bike pack has loads of pockets consisting of 1 large main compartment pocket, two front pockets, two water bottle holders and dual compression straps.

It even has a top flap clear insert pocket for a maps (I use it for my iphone GPS). The whole thing attaches to the bike via a quick release bracket for easy on-off with one click.

For the camera gear I’ve coupled the Jandd with a Mountain Smith (Kit Cube). The Mountain Smith adds the padded protection the Jandd lacks and leaves me with a nice portable shoulder bag. The Kit Cube is a pretty tight fit. The two are almost made for each other.

I wouldn’t normally travel this heavy but for this ride I wanted to test the load bearing capacity of the bag on the front handle bars.

- XPRO-1 + LENS + Extra Battery
- GX1 + LENS
- LENS CASE +4 LENSES
- 1 x FILTER WALLET
- 1 x Money Wallet
- 2 x iphone
- 1 x Car Keys

Even with all this gear the load was not an issue for me or my balance.

It even has a draw string that cinches the unit closed and safe from the elements. I love this set up.

***UPDATE*** A lightly pack Think Tank Retrospective 5 also fits the Jandd.

LINEA PELLE VIRAL FASHION FILM STILL…

LINEA PELLE VIRAL FASHION FILM STILL…

“UNTITLED SERIES 2” SHOT IN RED 4K

“UNTITLED SERIES 2” SHOT IN RED 4K

“UNTITLED SERIES 2” SHOT IN RED 4K

“UNTITLED SERIES 2” SHOT IN RED 4K

"UNTITLED SERIES 2" SHOT IN RED 4K

"UNTITLED SERIES 2" SHOT IN RED 4K