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Think Tank Airport Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

4.65
based on 457 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 19 reasons to buy the Airport - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


93% of the reviewers give the Think Tank Airport a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (80%)
Good (13%)
Average (3%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Think Tank Airport:

Reviewers like these things about the Think Tank Airport

  • Many are amazed with how it easily fit in the overhead of every plane, sufficiently well made and padded.
  • Others love the locking cable for additional security.
  • Some users said that its dividers are very flexible in how they are installed and everything is easily accessible when open.
  • Many users are surprised with how comfortable it is even when fully loaded.
  • Some users noted that it has strong stitching and thick material that feels sturdy, but doesn’t add a lot of weight.
  • Many users are happy with how the inside of the pack protects gear very well.
  • A lot of owners like its slick, professional look.
  • Many users are amazed with how it is able to fit a ton but still fit in the overhead.
  • Some reviewers like how its design allows attaching a tripod or monopod on one side.
  • Many users appreciate how the camera storage area comes with several small pads that allow configuring the space for their gear.
  • Others like how they could clip small items to the backpack sholder straps via the small metal ring.
  • Others describe it as an outsatnding camera bag for traveling.
  • Some reviewers thought it's awesome with its durable fabric and big sturdy zippers.
  • Many owners said that the Think Tank Airport allows them to carry tons of gear on their back in a super secure, sectioned and fully padded designed bag.
  • A lot of owners agree that it's a beefy, well built backpack, thoughtfully put together and worth every penny.
  • Others love how it rides on the back with good balance.
  • Some users said the mount of gear they can carry with this bag is unbelievable.
  • A number of users find the handles on the top and side very convenient for easy grabbing.
  • Overall, design, construction, functionality, storage capacity and security are the main reasons for choosing this bag.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Others said it's well made but not for long treks.
  • Some usets thought the weight of the bag is excrutiating.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Think Tank Airport models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2-13.5 oz (0.9-6.1 kg)
Length iconLength7-18.5 in (18-47 cm)
Width13-18 in (33-46 cm)
Height9.5-21 in (24-53 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches





Popular Models


Think Tank Airport Essentials

40% choose the Think Tank Airport Essentials

40 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight4.6 oz (2.1 kg)
Length iconLength18.5 in (47 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height15 in (38 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 13 inches


Think Tank Airport Commuter

30% choose the Think Tank Airport Commuter

30 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight4.2 oz (1.9 kg)
Length iconLength15 in (38 cm)
Width18 in (46 cm)
Height9.5 in (24 cm)


Think Tank Airport Navigator

16% choose the Think Tank Airport Navigator

16 %




Think Tank Airport Accelerator

14% choose the Think Tank Airport Accelerator

14 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight4.2 oz (1.9 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height21 in (53 cm)




Think Tank Airport essentials vs Airport commuter


The two most popular Think Tank Airport models are the Airport essentials and the Airport commuter, so let's compare them:

The Airport essentials
Think Tank Airport Essentials

The Airport commuter
Think Tank Airport Commuter

Popularity and Prices

In total, 70% of the people interested in the Think Tank Airport bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Airport essentials which is choosen by 40% (1.3 times as many as the 30% that choose the Airport commuter).

Airport essentialsAirport commuter
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Airport essentials is 0.4 kg (14.1 oz) higher than the weight of the Airport commuter.

Airport essentialsAirport commuter
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Airport essentials and the Airport commuter has the same length (18.5 in). It's 5 in (13 cm) wider (13 vs. 18 in), while the height is the same (both 15 in).




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Think Tank Airport features:
  • Laptop compartment

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Rankings


vs Think Tank Bags

The Think Tank Airport ranks #2 compared with the other Think Tank bags.

Top 10% Think Tank bag

1Think Tank CityWalker
4.74
Think Tank CityWalker
2Think Tank Airport
4.65
Think Tank Airport
3Think Tank Retrospective
4.49
Think Tank Retrospective
4Think Tank Brain
4.45
Think Tank Brain
5Think Tank Urban Disguise
4.26
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vs All Bags

The Think Tank Airport ranks #33 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

31Gregory Denali
4.65
Gregory Denali
32Think Tank Airport
4.65
Think Tank Airport
33Hoperay Packing Cubes
4.65
Hoperay Packing Cubes
34Kipling Carton
4.65
Kipling Carton
35Osprey Ariel
4.63
Osprey Ariel



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Think Tank Airport vs 2 other, similar bags.

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Think Tank Airport vs Lowepro Pro Roller


Think Tank Airport
Think Tank Airport

4.65
BEST
Based on 457 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2-13.5 oz
Price: $$$


Lowepro Pro Roller
Lowepro Pro Roller

3.70

Based on 34 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 10.1 oz
Price:

  • The Airport is rated a lot better than the Pro Roller.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 491 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Airport is 34% heavier than the biggest Pro Roller (13.5 oz vs 10.1 oz).

Only the Pro Roller is available in these colors:
Black




Think Tank Airport vs Think Tank Streetwalker


Think Tank Airport
Think Tank Airport

4.65
BEST
Based on 457 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2-13.5 oz
Price: $$$


Think Tank Streetwalker
Think Tank Streetwalker

4.25

Based on 19 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 3.5-4.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Airport is rated slightly better than the Streetwalker.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 476 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Airport is 207% heavier than the biggest Streetwalker (13.5 oz vs 4.4 oz).







Selected Reviews


Photography Life

Despite my initial worries about this bag’s size, I found that I could fit all of my gear in it without having to leave anything essential behind.

Posted 13 June 2015 by John - Read full review

Photography Life

It’s not the biggest, nor does it hold the most gear, but it should hold enough to keep most photographers happy.

Posted 26 November 2014 by John - Read full review

The Phoblographer

If you are evolving as a photographer and doing bigger things farther away from home, getting a large backpack like the Airport Accelerator Camera Backpack is a good idea.

Posted 24 December 2013 by Mike - Read full review

Photography Life

The Think Tank Airport Navigator Rolling Camera Bag is a wonderful addition for any photography to safely and easily carry about camera gear.

Posted 2 July 2013 by Laura - Read full review

Photography Life

Overall, between the Think Tank Airport International and the Airport Commuter, my needs are fairly well covered for travel around town or across country.

Posted 12 February 2013 by Tom - Read full review

Photography Life

If you are looking for a high quality, backpack-style bag to hold some heavy gear on trips, or find yourself navigating territory unfriendly to roller-style bags, the Airport Accelerator represents a solid investment and will serve you well.

Posted 7 January 2013 by Bob - Read full review

Photography Life

I have been actively using the Airport Security v2.0 bag for the last 4+ months and I can say that it is simply the best rolling bag I have ever owned.

Posted 7 November 2012 by Nasim - Read full review

Photography Life

The build quality is excellent, its padded handles are comfortable and the wheels roll very smoothly.

Posted 17 August 2012 by Tom - Read full review

The Phoblographer

If you travel with a decent sized kit and you move quickly when traveling, the Airport TakeOff should be on your short list.

Posted 28 July 2011 by Mike - Read full review

The Phoblographer

For practical purposes, I’d probably never use the bag so heavily packed.

Posted 2 May 2011 by Mike - Read full review

ePHOTOzine

Not everyone wants the back breaking task of lugging and hauling bags such as the Thinktank Airport Addicted V2.0 up escalators. Yet there is a very strong reason to forget this convenience and strengthen up those muscles – weight allowance.

Posted 4 August 2010 by David - Read full review

The Brotographer

My overall impression of the Think Tank Airport Accelerator backpack is that it is definitely worth the investment if you really transport equipment around often and have a tendency to beat your bags up.

Posted by Rochelle - Read full review

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Last updated on April 20, 2019