Think Tank “My 2nd Brain” Laptop Bag Review

NOTE: Sadly this bag has been discontinued. I liked it a lot, so I’m hopeful that they will eventually launch a new version but for now I would direct you to the Think Tank Retrospective 30 for 15″ laptops and the Retrospective 7 for 13″ laptops. The Best Laptop Bag for Photographers? For a lot of photographers, being on the road is part and parcel of the job and that means having a way to easily carry around a laptop, along with hard drives, power cables, memory cards holders and maybe even a Wacom tablet. There are camera bags that …

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Lowepro Highline RL x400 Travel Roller Bag Review

Lowepro’s First Travel Bags Lowepro have been making photography bags for decades, but recently they launched a series of travel bags that applies their knowledge to a new market. I was particularly interested in the Highline series, but it must be underlined that the Highline backpacks in that range are not camera bags at all. They have no internal padding for camera gear whatsoever. It’s a Lowerpro bag, but not as you’ve seen before! At the top of the Highline series is the x400 roller bag, and this one instantly peaked my interest for a number of reasons. The backpacks …

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REVIEW: Think Tank MindShift BackLight 26L Outdoor Photography Pack

MindShift Gear have been extremely busy recently, to the benefit of all those that like to be outdoors when they take their photos.  If you aren’t familiar with the brand, MindShift is the sister company to Think Tank Photo, except that they concentrate primarily on camera bags for outdoor, adventure and wildlife photography. Their patented Rotation 180 system (see here in R180 Trail review) put them on the radar of lots of photographers, myself included, and they released a strong series of bags based around that unique rotating system.  The original R180 Pro (review) is probably still my favourite, and …

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Lowepro Whistler Backpack Review

Lowepro’s Whistler line of outdoor and adventure photo packs are designed to be rugged and weather resistant for adventurous pursuits. How does it stack up to the competition? Given that I have lived in the town that the bag is named after, for over a decade, it seemed like something I should take a good long look at.

Domke Trekker Ruggedwear Review

Video Review Domke shoulder bags are legendary so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to test out a couple of what Tiffen are calling the Domke Next Generation. I’ve never owned a Domke before but I know that their durability is much revered among photojournalists. Despite that knowledge, I was still a little taken aback when I first pulled this out of the box. Wow! The version of the Trekker that I tested was made from what Domke calls their Ruggedwear material, and it certainly deserves the name. I wouldn’t try this at home…but it feels like you couldn’t even pierce this …

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