This rolling carry-on incorporates security features for the photographer on
The Bottom Line: The Think Tank Airport International is a solidly built rolling bag built to international air travel carry-on regulations. It has built-in security features that help keep gear secure while on assignment or in transit. It is solidly built with attention to detail in the construction and feature set. For the photographer on the go, for whom security is an issue, this is one of the best products on the market. For getting a good amount of gear there and back again safely and securely and within international airline carry-on regulations, there aren't too many other bags that can deliver as much.
But what the Airport International isn't, is a day-bag. This is not the bag to take on a walking tour of Paris, any more than you'd haul your other rolling luggage along with you. It is a transporter, not a day-hiker. It isn't meant to be. It does what it does, and does it well.
If you are interested in the features of this bag for transit and security, we highly recommend it. But what if you want both the security and carry-on features to get you there, but also want a day bag for touring the bistros of the Latin Quarter? Pack the day bag, empty, in your checked luggage, and load up the gear you need for the day while on your travels. If your hotel does not feature an in-room safe, you've got a slightly more secure area for holding your valuables in your room, and you've got the day bag for comfortably carrying the gear for that day's shooting opportunities.
And if you pick up souvenirs, wine, olive oil, or other local products while on your adventure, you can always load up your day bag and check it separately on your return -- filled not with your valuable camera gear, but with dirty laundry wrapped around that lovely little vintage you discovered out in the rolling hills of Burgundy.
Rolling bag designed to international carry-on regulations with TSA-approved locks, and security cable.
13" W x 6.5" - 7.5" D x 18.5" H
(33 x 16.5-19 x 47 cm)
14" W x 8" D x 21" H
(36 x 20 x 53 cm)
8.6-11 lbs; 4-5 kg
(Depends on number of dividers used, raincover, straps, etc.)