Think Tank Photo Upgrades Its Shape Shifter Expandable Backpacks

Think Tank has upgraded its Shape Shifter line of backpacks to Version 2.0 — now allowing users to attach Skin Pouches or Lens Changers inside to create a totally customized modular backpack.

Think Tank said the new backpacks have been expanded and contracted to hold gripped camera bodies and a laptop. In response from users of the first generation bags, the company has released three new Shape Shifter configurations.

The Shape Shifter 15 V2.0 is designed to hold a 15-inch laptop and the Shape Shifter 17 is designed to hold a 17-inch laptop. The Naked Shape Shifter allows users to attach the skin pouches or lens changers.

“While traveling or on location, the Shape Shifter V2.0 lets users adjust their backpack to fit their workflow,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s CEO and lead designer. “The Shape Shifters compress to three inches in depth when gear is removed, allowing photographers to have their gear at the ready while maintaining a slimmer profile when maneuvering through crowds.”

Think Tank said the Shape Shifter 15 and 17 V2.0 make a great travel bag with extra space to fit a jacket, food or additional gear. A tripod attachment on front of the bag keeps the tripod weight centered and allows access to gear without detaching the tripod.

The bags feature a contoured shoulder harness with air channel for all body types, YKK RC-Fuse zippers with lockable sliders (lock not included) and an upper front pocket with organizer for accessories.

The Naked Shape Shifter 17 V2.0 holds a 17-inch laptop, tablets up to a 12 or 13-inches, plus four to seven modular pouches or lens changers and personal items.

The exterior dimensions when expanded are 18.9-inches high, 12-inches wide and 7-inches deep.

Shape Shifter bags range in price from $219.75 to $279.75.

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