New Think Tank Essentials Convertible Rolling Backpack

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Think Tank Photo has added a new roller bag to their lineup, and this one has a twist. The Essentials is a convertible roller bag that has backpack straps that can be deployed in seconds when you need to cross rough ground.

Sized to meet most airline carry-on requirements, the Essentials fits two DSLR or Mirrorless bodies, a mounted 70–200mm, multiple lenses, and a 16-inch laptop. It’s Think Tank’s smallest roller bag, but it certainly doesn’t lack any of the features of the larger bags. Check it out here on the Think Tank site, and if you order through our link you’ll get a special free gift at the checkout.

Key Features

  • Deployable backpack straps allow you to carry the roller on your back when the terrain gets rough
  • Specially designed interior to maximize camera gear for carry-on, meeting most U.S. and International airline carry-on requirements
  • Dedicated laptop compartment fits up to a 16-inch laptop


  • Internal Dimensions: 12.2” W x 16.5” H x 4.3–5.9” D (31 x 42 x 11–15 cm)
  • Exterior Dimensions: 12.6” W x 19” H x 8.3” D (32 x 48.3 x 21 cm)
  • Laptop Pocket: 10” W x 14.3” H x 1” D (25.5 x 36.5 x 2.5 cm)
  • Weight: 7.2 lbs. (3.3 kg)
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Professional photographer based in Yukon, Canada, and founder of Shutter Muse. His editorial work has been featured in publications all over the world, and his commercial clients include brands such as Nike, Apple, Adobe and Red Bull.

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