Think Tank Photo has updated its popular line of compact camera shoulder bags designed for modern mirrorless systems. The Think Tank Mirrorless Mover v2 series comes in five sizes, each with four color options and a refined set of features.
In this review, we’ll closely examine all five sizes, discussing the features they have in common and the slight differences between them. If you’re on the lookout for a reasonably priced camera bag with Think Tanks’s renowned build quality, this should help you figure out which size is right for you.
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Think Tank Mirrorless Mover Specifications
|4.5” W x 6” H x 4.25” D
|3.5” W x 5” H x 3” D
|7 oz (0.2 kg)
|6” W x 6.5” H x 4.5” D
|5” W x 5.5” H x 3.25” D
|9.5 oz (0.26 kg)
|9.25” W x 6.75” H x 4.75” D
|8.25” W x 5.75” H x 3.5” D
|13.5 oz (0.38 kg)
|11.5” W x 7” H x 5.25” D
|10.5” W x 6” H x 4” D
|1 lb. 1 oz (0.48 kg)
|11.5” W x 8.5” H x 5.5” D
|10.5” W x 7.5” H x 4.25” D
|1 lb. 3 oz (0.54 kg)
What’s New for V2?
The Mirrorless Mover v2 is a modest update to the previous v1 version. If you own one of the original Mirrorless Mover bags and it’s still in good shape, you’ll not feel it necessary to run out and buy the v2 version immediately. Here’s what has changed:
- Four new and exclusive two-tone melange colors
- Increased front pocket volume with added organization features
- Additional adjustable dividers provide a more customizable fit for your specific gear combination
- Zipper added to the pocket on the inside of the lid
- It no longer comes with a split internal divider with a phone slot.
Mirrorless Mover Design and Features
The Mirrorless Mover 5 and 10 have a small pocket in the lid with a hook-and-loop closure. When you step up to the Mirrorless Mover 20, 25 and 30, the pocket uses a YKKz zipper.
Stretchy Side Pocket
The Mirrorless Mover 10, 20, 25, and 30 have an elasticated side pocket that is nicely sized to carry a lightweight pair of gloves, a small snack, or a couple of spare batteries.
Pleated Side Pocket
Instead of having elasticated pockets on both sides of the bag, Think Tank put a pleated nylon pocket on one side. It is not large enough to store a water bottle, and because it doesn’t hug the stored objects in the way the elasticated pocket does, I would be wary of what gets placed in this pocket. It has a little more volume that the other side pocket, but I’m honestly not sure what I’d store here, far preferring the security of the front zippered pocket on main zippered compartment.
All five sizes of Mirrorless Mover have a flap that covers the bag and clicks into place with a pair of magnets. You don’t always have to close the camera compartment’s zipper. If you want lightly faster access to your gear, leave the zipper open and flop the flap closed. Providing you are not in a busy urban area where pickpockets might take advantage of this.
Zippered Front Pocket
All five models feature a zippered front pocket with chunky KYY zippers. The divide between the organization sleeves in this pocket varies from bag to bag, save the smallest Mirrorless Mover 5 with a single open volume with no organizers.
Mirrorless Movers 10, 20, 25, and 30 feature a small plastic key clip in the front pocket. On the larger 20, 25, and 30 models, you’d also be able to use this as a good place to secure a memory card wallet.
All sizes of the Mirrorless Mover feature a nice padded top handle.
Mirrorless Movers 5, 10, and 20 have a simple nylon shoulder strap with no padding. Mirrorless Movers 25 and 30 – bags likely laden with much heavier load-outs – have a padded shoulder strap.
All models of the Mirrorless Mover have a belt loop. I can’t see myself using it on the larger MM 25 and MM 30 models since they would be awkwardly worn this way, but it’s certainly useable on the MM5 and MM 10. I think the MM 20 would depend on how heavy your camera was
Included Rain Cover
All of these bags come with an included rain cover. The cover is attached to the bag via a small nylon loop inside the front pocket. It is removable if you don’t want to carry it all the time.
Mirrorless Mover Sizes Compared
Mirrorless Mover 5
The Mirrorless Mover 5 is the smallest and simplest of the five sizes. Compared to the four larger sizes, the Mirrorless Mover 5 lacks the two side pockets and any organization pockets within the front pocket. It uses the same lighter-weight shoulder strap as the Mirrorless Mover 10 and 20, which has no padding. It also lacks the key clip from the front pocket.
The Mirrorless Mover 5 is sized to fit the Fuji X100 or a point-and-shoot camera. I didn’t have either of these cameras on hand for my review, so I used a Sony a6700 APS-C camera in the gallery above to demonstrate the sizing. One thing I found myself considering is that the Mirrorless Mover 10 is only $7 more expensive than the Mirrorless Mover 5. Yet, it has side pockets, a key clip, and better organization in the front pocket.
The Mirrorless Mover 5 is great for those small cameras, but it doesn’t give you much flexibility of use. If I opt for the Mirrorless Mover 10 instead, it’s still a nicely compact bag, but offers room to use it for larger cameras, binoculars, or to add additional non-photo items to the bag such as sunglasses or a USB battery bank for on-the-go charging.
Mirrorless Mover 10
The Mirrorless Mover 10 is a compact shoulder bag that can hold an APS-C mirrorless camera with a small attached lens. I’m using a Sony a6700 with a 10-20m f/4 G lens in the gallery above. While testing this bag, I also used it to carry my binoculars and as a padded packing cube to transport battery chargers and cables in my larger duffel. As I mentioned while discussing the Mirrorless Mover 5, I found that stepping up to to the MM 10 model opened the door to many more uses. I think the Mirrorless Mover 20 is a real sweet spot in the lineup, as long as you don’t want to carry a larger full-frame camera.
Mirrorless Mover 20
The Mirrorless Mover 20 has all the same features and hardware as the smaller Mirrorless Mover 10, but it’s sized to fit up to a full-frame mirrorless camera with an attached walkaround zoom lens like a 24-120mm f/4. I used a Nikon Z8 in the gallery above, a camera on the larger side of full-frame mirrorless bodies. In addition to the organizer pockets found on the MM 10 model, the MM 20 also includes two small SD card holder pockets within that front pocket, and comes with two internal padded dividers vs the single divider in the MM 10.
Mirrorless Mover 25
As we move up to the Mirrorless Mover 30, the most significant change, aside from the overall size, is the inclusion of a beefier padded shoulder strap. The back side of the padded section is covered in a grippy rubber to stop the bag slipping from your shoulder. I have used the same Z8 + 24-120mm combination in the gallery to show the relative size compared to the Mirrorless Mover 20. The best way to think of this model is that it can fit a full-frame mirrorless camera with a lens attached, and also fit a second lens alongside it. Either a small prime or a short, lightweight zoom.
Mirrorless Mover 30
The Mirrorless Mover 30 used the same padded shoulder strap as the Mirrorless Mover 25. The bag is slightly larger in all dimensions, making it a better fit with chunkier f/2.8 zoom lenses such as a 24-70mm f.2.8. It’s also possible to set an attached lens pointing downwards in this bag, opening up more room horizontally for a pair of additional lenses.
Think Tank’s Mirrorless Mover series is a go-to option for protecting a small mirrorless camera kit when a shoulder bag makes more sense than a larger backpack or sling. These new v2 bags are a minor variation of the original concept, but I prefer this updated styling, the new colors, and the better front pocket organization. The bags feature the usual Think Tank Photo quality we have come to know over the years, and if you’re in the market for a small bag that offers great durability, good all-round protection and a solid value proposition, I can definitely recommend a Mirrorless Mover.
Where to Buy
As always, using our links for your purchases is appreciated. Of course, US readers should shop directly with Think Tank to take advantage of the gift you get when spending over $50. Canadian readers should shop with B&H Photo as they offer free shipping and the option to pre-pay the tax and duties. This results in a better final price than buying from Think Tank distributors in Canada.
- Mirrorless Mover 5 V2 – Think Tank (US Only) / B&H Photo / Amazon / WEX (UK)
- Mirrorless Mover 10 V2 – Think Tank (US Only) / B&H Photo / Amazon / WEX (UK)
- Mirrorless Mover 20 V2 – Think Tank (US Only) / B&H Photo / Amazon / WEX (UK)
- Mirrorless Mover 25 V2 – Think Tank (US Only) / B&H Photo / Amazon / WEX (UK)
- Mirrorless Mover 30 V2 – Think Tank (US Only) / B&H Photo / Amazon / WEX (UK)