ThinkTank StreetWalker HardDrive Camera Backpack. So much room for activities!
I don't own tons of camera equipment. I currently use a T5i and two lenses. I carry around a Macbook Pro and some basic stuff as well. For a while I have been using a black Nike bag for my laptop and a few other things. I used a separate LowePro $20 shoulder bag for my camera. I looked around and found the StreetWalker HardDrive from ThinkTank. This bag fits everything I need and I will be able to grow into it.
The reason for the name HardDrive is for the laptop compartment. It fits up to a 15.4" laptop. The compartment itself is padded adding protection. This also adds a nice separation from the camera and gear on top of it.
Another big feature in this bag is the ability to camera at tripod/monopod. It has a pouch that comes out the bottom allowing the legs to be placed inside. The body itself is strapped in with the including straps. Keep in mind that with the tripod attached to the back, it will be hard to get to everything in a rush.
Inside the main compartment is where all the magic happens. You can easily fit a standard or pro DSLR body with a 70-200mm lens attached. There are multiple other compartments to store other lenses. This is basically where you would put any of your gear that is too big for the other pouches on the bag. The dividers can be taken out or adjusted using the Velcro depending on your needs. Everything inside these compartments are overall very tight and secure.
On top of the main compartment is where you will find two clear zipper pockets. These are ideal for things like memory cards and external storage. In the front of the bag you will find two zipper pouches. One of those are used for the smaller size monopod/tripod. The other one is the ideal place for all the small things you would normally carry around. Each side has a pleaded pouch ideal for carrying water bottles or snacks....probably snacks.
The back of it has a flap primarily designed to throw a Pro Speed Belt on it. The Pro Speed Belt is used to put things that you will be using most often. With this being said, the bag is designed to be worn for long periods of time. Its not practical to be opening it up every five minutes. I tested this theory. I went out to the Bill Bags State Park which is located in Key Biscayne and wore the bag around for about 4 hours. I had no complaints and in fact it was quite comfortable. If I had to change lenses back and forth, I would purchase the Pro Speed Belt with the 75 Pop Down Lens Changer. I think at that point I would be set.
I am very happy with this bag and if you are into professional photography I would highly recommend this. This is definitely the bag I will be using in the next coming years. I realistically don't see a reason of getting anything else. The price of the bag is $229.75. It is not cheap by any means, but nothing in the photography world is. Click the link below to go to the ThinkTank website to get more info on purchasing.