Santa Rosa, CA—The Urban Access backpack from Think Tank Photo allows users to get to their gear quickly—whether on the run or in the studio. Access panels on both sides permit photographers to sling the backpack left or right to access camera gear without taking off the pack. In addition, the rear panel provides access to gear when working directly out of the bag, so users can see all of the gear at one time.
“The Urban Access backpack delivers unprecedented gear access in a stylish, modern design,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s CEO and lead designer. “The combination of dual-side and back-panel access means your gear is readily accessible when you see your shot.”
The backpack is available in two sizes. The Urban Access 13 fits one ungripped DSLR or mirrorless camera body with a lens attached, up to a 24–70mm f/2.8. It also accommodates two to four additional lenses, including a 70–200mm f/2.8 detached, as well as a 13-inch laptop and personal gear.
The Urban Access 15 fits one ungripped DSLR or mirrorless body with a lens attached, up to a 70–200mm f/2.8; three to five additional lenses; a strobe; a 15-inch laptop; and personal gear. This model also allows photographers to access a 70–200mm f/2.8 lens attached without taking off the bag.
Urban Access Key Features
Moreover, a center tripod mounting system balances large tripods while still allowing access to gear. Also, a plush harness is shaped for all day comfort plus includes load lifters, a removable waist belt and a sternum strap. The harness system also features a luggage handle pass-through. Other features include: materials coated in water-resistant DWR; magnetic buckles; YKK RC Fuse zippers; a deep front pocket; and an included seam-sealed rain cover.
In addition, the backpacks have an interior divider system that is configured for access on either side based on the photographer’s preference. The back panel also integrates an internal, dedicated laptop sleeve for security and protection.
Further, a top compartment and internal organizer pockets provide access to filters, batteries, memory cards, etc. There are also collapsible water bottle pockets on both sides and tuck-away tripod straps.
The Urban Access 13 has interior dimensions of 10.2x13x5.5 inches and exterior measurements of 12.2×18.9×9 inches. It retails for $219.75.
The Urban Access 15 provides interior dimensions of 11.4×14.6×5.5 inches and exterior dimensions of 13.4×20.4×9 inches. It has an SRP of $239.75.