Think Tank Airport Acceleration 2.0 Backpack

Reviews for Nikon D1 / D2 / D3

U.S Prices
Review #1

Equipment list in bag :
Nikon D2X
Nikon 200-400mm VR f/4
Nikon  70-200mm VR f/2.8
Nikon 85mm f/1.4
Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8
Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8
Nikon 1.4x TC EII
Epsom P-2000
Nikon SB-800
Giottos Rocket Blower
Price paid: $279

Excellent, comfortable backpack that can handle my travel photo gear yet still be carried-on to just about any plane. 

Likes about the bag:
Quality manufacturing, comfortable when heavily loaded, handled my Nikon 200-400 as well as most of my other gear.

Dislikes about the bag:

user rating
review score 10

Thanks to Zuman for photo

Review #2

(Added 7th April 2007)

Equipment list in bag :
Nikon D2X + Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8
Nikon D2Xs + Nikon 12-24mm f/4
Nikon D2Hs + Nikon 70-200mm F/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
SB-600, SB-800, MH-21 charger with power cord, EN-EL4a spare battery,
Omni-Bounce , Rocket blower and some other small items.

Very well crafted backpack. Comes with many dividers so you are able to configure it any way you want. Wears very comfortable on your back. There are also two hand straps, one on top and one on the side. It has a separate 15" laptop case you can put in the front side and a rain cover. It will fit my  200-400mm f/4 with body attached.

Likes about the bag:
Very well made, many configurations possible, wears comfortably, fits all international carry on requirements when the laptop case is removed.

Dislikes about the bag:

user rating
review score 10

Thanks to Rogier Vlig for review

Review #3

(Added 22nd August  2008)

Equipment list in bag :
Nikon D3
Nikon 14 -24mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon 70-200mm VR f/2.8 AF-S ED
Nikon 200-400mm VR f/4
Nikon  105mm f/2.8 VR micro
50-135mm f/3.5 AI-S (I *love* that lens)
Nikon 1.4x TC (TC-14E)
Nikon SB-800 flash
RF remote triggers for flash and camera and an SC-29 off-camera cord for the flash.

The triggers and OC cord are located under the 70-200mm which is raised from the bottom of the case on two of the supplied dividers. Other necessary odds and ends are squirreled away in various nooks and crannies.

Loaded, the bag weighs a ton but it's about the most compact solution I've found for transporting a 200-400mm based system.

Thanks to Dave F for photo

Reviews for Canon 300D /10D/20D/30D/40D/50D/60D /5D / 7D

Equipment list in bag :
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 30D
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
, Canon 580EX Speedlite Flash
Kenko Extension Tubes
Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DG 1.4x TC
charger, filters, Pentax flash, bungees


Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW and Airport Acceleration comparison shots


I was looking for a bag that would work well as airline carry-on but give me a lot more storage than my Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW. I very nearly got the Lowepro Vertex 200 but discovered the Think Tank at the last minute and thought that would be better for airline restrictions. For the intended purpose it meets my needs perfectly. The pictures show a 12.1" laptop placed on top of the included laptop slip case and also a 17" Dell XPS M1710 squeezed into the bag but not quite fitting completely. The weight, filled as depicted, is 11Kg without the laptop and 13.6Kg with the 12.1" laptop and slip case included. It sits comfortably and has plenty of spare dividers to customise the interior layout as needed.

Likes about the bag:
Perfect balance between sizing for airline cabin baggage and yet substantial capacity for photographic gear. Seems very well constructed. Option to remove the laptop bag is a nice touch to save weight and size - not possible with any other (similar) bags as far as I know.

Dislikes about the bag:
A bit lacking in organised exterior pockets for things like filters, batteries, memory cards and other knick-knacks. The laptop slip case cannot be secured into the outside pocket - it sticks out at the top and could be whipped out in a second by a thief. I don't understand why the pocket cannot be zippered to fully enclose the laptop.

user rating
review score 9

Thanks to Tim for review

Review #2
(Added 31st May 2008)

Photo contains:

Canon EOS 5D
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Canon EF 2X Extender II
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
anon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
Canon EF 14mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon 580EX Speedlite II
Canon 580EX Speedlite

Stofen Omni Bounce head
Kenko EF Automatic Extension Tube Set DG
Cleaning materials, BP511 Charger
Cables, Filters
Canon Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Controller

think tank photo airport acceleration

Thanks to OiPaz for photo

Additional Info

  • Description: Legal carry on backpack fits all international carry on requirements when the laptop case is removed. It can be decreased in size and weight immediately by removing the laptop case. Features: Front stretch pocket holds laptop case. Removable 15” laptop case When laptop case removed, front pocket can be used. Meets all international carry on requirements. Fits under airline seats. Laptop case fits easily under the seat. Easily fits into baggage “boxes.” Reasonable size. Holds pro size SLR cameras. Holds up to a 500mm f4 lens. Inside organizer pockets. Business card holder. Top pocket for sundries. Comfortable shoulder harness. Tuck away shoulder straps. Shoulder Harness Pocket Removable waistbelt. Top, side, and bottom handles. Side attachment point. Monopod and Tripod attachment system. Locking zipper sliders. Side stretch pocket. Curved back for comfort. Doesn’t look like a camera bag. Raincover included.
  • Bag Type: Backpack, Notebook
  • Interior Size: 17.75in H x 12.375in W x 6.75in D (45 cm x 31.5 cm x 17 cm)
  • Exterior Size: ED: 18.5in H x 13in W x 7in D (47 cm x 33 cm x 18 cm) Laptop Case ID: 14.375in H x 11in W x 1.75in D (36.5 cm x 28 cm x 4.5 cm) Holds up to a 17in laptop.
  • Weight: 3 lbs. 5oz./1508 g - 7 lbs/3175 g (depending on accessories used)
  • Material:
  • Bag Capacity:
  • Colours Available: black
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