Santa Rosa, CA—Think Tank Photo’s Signature bag is a modernized version of the classic shoulder bag. Designed with a range of consumers in mind, from young urban professionals to corporate photographers, the Signature shoulder bag is meant to showcase fashion as well as function.
The bags are hand sewn with advanced fabrics that blend weather protection and durability with the classic feel of fine wool. Genuine leather detailing and metal hardware are also featured.
“The new Signature series features a modern fabric that is soft to the touch and yet is durable,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer. “In addition, the zippered flap provides full closure and security to the main compartment, or tucks away when not in use. It is a next-generation design for today’s discerning photographer.”
The bags incorporate a dedicated laptop/tablet compartment; the Signature 10 fits a 10-inch tablet while the Signature 13 fits a 13-inch laptop. And a phone pocket secures up to an iPhone 6s+ or S7 Edge smartphone. A large front pocket handles an extra strobe, a rain cover or small book. In addition, a zippered front pocket provides storage for small items. The pocket includes a built-in organizer for pens and business cards
For customization, quilted Velex dividers can be rearranged to fit gear while shorter dividers can be made into shelves to stack short lenses and primes. Furthermore, the dividers and bottom foam can be removed for a completely collapsible bag.
Other series features include: clasps on the front flap for one-handed operation; a wide handle pass-through for attaching the shoulder bags to rolling luggage; and a long, cushioned neoprene shoulder pad that positions easily when worn cross-body.
In addition, although the bags’ outer fabric is treated with water-resistant coating, a polyurethane double-coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover is included.
Signature Shoulder Bag Gear Capacities
The Signature 10 shoulder bag is made to accommodate one standard-size DSLR with three to four prime lenses and accessories. It can conversely fit a complete mirrorless camera system with three to four lenses and accessories. It includes a 10-inch tablet compartment. The Signature 10 has internal dimensions of 11.8×7.8×5.1 inches and exterior dimensions of 13×9.1×5.9 inches. The bag weighs 2.8 pounds. The Signature 10 has a retail price of $249.
The Signature 13 fits one standard-size DSLR with a midrange zoom lens attached plus two or three additional lenses. Its laptop compartment will handle a 13-inch unit. The shoulder bag has internal dimensions of 13.3×9.1×5.1 inches with exterior dimensions of 14.6×10.4×6.3 inches. It weighs 3.1 pounds. The Signature 13 retails for $279.
Signature Shoulder Bag Materials
Both bags employ an all-fabric exterior treated with a water-resistant coating and a fabric underside coated with polyurethane for water resistance.
The bags use 240D wool-like 195G nylon/poly blend, full-grain leather, antique-plated metal hardware, YKK RC Fuse zippers, 550D poly-spun, nylon seatbelt webbing, and also neoprene, three-ply bonded nylon thread.
The bags’ interior features a 210D silver-toned nylon lining, polyurethane-backed quilted Velex liner as well as dividers, closed-cell foam dividers, nylon binding and three-ply bonded nylon thread. thinktankphoto.com