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Coming in November 2012. Click here to be notified when you can get yours.
Think Tank's new Airport Navigator is the first rolling camera case that allows access from the top, as well as the usual front access.
The Airport Navigator is for hardcore pros carrying a boatload of gear.
The Airport Navigator holds two pro bodies next to teach other, , each with big zooms attached, so you can grab either right out of the top of the case, while your other lenses, flashes and accessories can be gotten from the front of the bag as usual.
It has a telescoping aluminum handle; but don't try to use it for anything but rolling once you've got the bag fully loaded.
The Airport Navigator includes a very sturdy split shoulder strap designed to slip over the handle of a larger roller, allowing you to roll two bags with one hand.
The Airport Navigator comes with a seam-sealed rain cover.
It's got two conventional fixed rollers; not the four swivel rollers of the Airport 4-Sight.
On the outside of the top flap is a thin zippered section about big enough to hold some postcards. On top of this is a velcroed flap to hold business cards.
The top flap opens with the swish of either of two corded zipper sliders that circle it.
On the bottom of the top flap are two flat zippered sections of see-through mesh, perfect for memory cards.
Once the top is opened, you usually will be looking down at your two bodies, each pointed down into the bag.
The front flap is held closed with a zipper covering three sides with two corded pulls.
Open it, and it's got two little straps that prevent it from flopping all the way open. If you want to open it all the way, you can disconnect the straps.
Inside the front flap, there's two big flat padded sections, each of which will easily swallow a 15" MacBook Pro or a few iPads.
Once you're in from the front, you have access to the three or four columns with dividers holding all your other gear.
Rolling case with dual access, front and top openings for rapid and unobstructed access to gear.
Dedicated and easy access to pockets for iPad and most 15.4” laptops.
Extra long 41” retractable handle for easy rolling.
The included Low Rider shoulder strap is designed to slip over the handle of a larger roller, allowing you to roll two bags with one hand.
Think Tank says it will hold 2 pro-size bodies side by side with lenses attached up to a 70-200/2.8 (hood reversed), plus 3-6 lenses and accessories. There are dedicated pockets for both an iPad and a 15“ laptop.
All fabric exterior treated with a DWR coating while fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 420D high-density nylon, 600D brushed polyester, custom designed replaceable in-line skate wheels, Ultra Stretch pockets, antique nickel plated metal hardware, aluminum reinforcement, rubberized laminate, 3D air mesh, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
PE board reinforced removable closed cell foam velex dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, PU backed velex liner, 2x PU coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, big hole mesh, belly-o mesh, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Outside 16” W x 15.5” H x 10” D (40.6 × 39.4 × 25.4cm)
Inside: 15” W x 13” H x 6.8” D (38.1 × 33 × 17.3cm)
Laptop: 14.8” W x 11” H x 1.5” D (37.6 × 28 × 3.8cm)
Weight: 8.1-9.2 lbs (3.7-4.2 kg)
(For minimum weight, use only two hinged dividers.)
If being able to get in from the top and from the front appeals to you, this is the only roller that does this.
They aren't available until November 2012; click here to be notified when you can get yours.
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