One of the best lightweight backpacks for travel
You are a passionate photographer taking photos around the world and search for the best lightweight backpack for travel. ThinkTank offers with its StreetWalker Series exactly what you are looking for.
The Camera Backpack Series consists of the StreetWalker Camera Backpack, the StreetWalker Pro Camera Backpack and the StreetWalker HardDrive Camera Backpack. Their slim vertical design allows you to move through the crowd with ease and carry all the camera gear and accessories with comfort.
The light weight and dimensions make especially the StreetWalker Backpack ideal for travelling in an air plane. A very robust exterior fabric with durable water-repellent (DWR) coating and a polyurethane coated underside fabric is highly appreciated. This outstanding construction material should last for years.
Interior dimensions: 8.5” W x 16” H x 5.5” D
Exterior dimensions: 9.5” W x 17” H x 6” D
Weight: 2-2.8 lbs.
The backpack contains removable closed cell foam dividers, polyurethane backed velex liners, rain cover and mesh pockets. Two side pockets and two stretch pockets on the outside as well as two stretch pockets give you room for accessories. It has an upper organizer pocket for pens, cards and passport.
The bottom pocket can hold your tripod.
The airflow channel ensures you a dry and cool back while you wear the backpack. The removable waist belt keeps the backpack in place.
A definite big plus is the amount of equipment that fits into it. The bag can hold a DSLR camera and a 70-200mm lens f/2.8 attached with hood, ready for shooting.
Shoulder harness pockets, D Rings and sternum straps allow you having the camera handy without removing the backpack. You can use it with all camera support straps.
Some users mentioned that the side pockets and the back pockets are a little small for bigger hands to get inside. This would be one con compared to the many pros. Users like the StreetWalker Backpack because it holds a lot and it is ultra-comfortable even when it is heavily loaded. It is recommended not only for travelling. It would be also a great SLR camera backpack for hiking and longer trips.
The StreetWalker Pro Camera Backpack Pro and the StreetWalker HardDrive Camera Backpack are made from the same material inside and outside having the same and upgraded features.
StreetWalker Pro Camera Backpack
Exterior dimensions: 10” W x 17.5” H x 7.5” D
Weight: 2.6 – 3.4 lbs.
You can fit a gripped DSLR with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached and hood in position and 2 – 4 additional lenses in it or two bodies with lens. It holds most 400mm f/2.8 lenses with gripped DSLR camera attached. The StreetWalker Pro can be used for a short overnight trip with extra clothing in it. It is also still small enough for carry-on.
StreetWalker HardDrive Camera Backpack
Interior dimensions: 11″ W x 19″ H x 6-7″ D
Exterior dimensions: 11.5″ W x 19.9″ H x 8.5″ D
Weight: 3.8 – 4.6 lbs.
The StreetWalker HardDrive has an additional compartment that hold a laptop up to 17″. It holds a gripped DSLR with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached and hood in position ready to shoot and 3 – 5 lenses. There is plenty of room for accessories and fits in the overhead bin of the air plane. Its additional tripod cup for larger tripods makes wearing this fully loaded backpack comfortable.
I hope you will find the right backpack for your preferences.