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Think Tank Perception Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 33 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 16 reasons to buy the Perception - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

85% of the reviewers give the Think Tank Perception a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (66%)
Good (19%)
Average (4%)
Poor (4%)
Bad (4%)

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Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Think Tank Perception

  • Some users thought it's designed to add flexibility to the photographers' workflows.
  • A number of reviewers love the presence of an adjustable sternum strap that can be fastened across the midriff when the bag is worn.
  • Many users find the shoulder straps well padded.
  • Some owners like its twill fabric coated with durable water repellent coating on the outside plus an airflow dry mesh on the back padding.
  • A number of reviewers like how the organization pouches came padded and soft so as not to scratch any lenses or gear.
  • Others like how the zippers open all the way down the side of the bag so they can see absolutely everything inside their pack.
  • A number of users like how the bottom pocket transforms into a perfect tripod carrying spot.
  • Some reviewers thought the top pocket lined with a soft and scratch free material provides an ideal place to stash a pair of sunglasses.
  • Others appreciate the presence of two elastic water bottle compartment on the side of the pack to keep users hydrated.
  • Some reviewers like the included seam-sealed rain cover for super wet days.
  • Some photographers thought it is the perfect pack to take out into the backcountry hiking or traveling through airports around the world while safely carrying camera gear.
  • One user thought its design is simple and sleek enough to be used in even the hippest of cities yet can also fit into the depths of the roughest outdoor adventures.
  • Many users like how this comfortable backpack will keep them organized, protect their gear, and allow for some extra room for daily essentials.
  • A lot of photographers find the padded detachable dividers in the compartments very practical as it keep the camera in place and let them store lenses one on top of the other without them rubbing together.
  • Some reviewers love the plastic grip on the zippers which make them really easy to grab and open in a rush.
  • A lot of users find the back and straps really heavily padded making it really comfortable to wear even when full of gear.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said that access to some areas is difficult when the bag is full or has tripod on front.
  • Other users are disappointed to find no feet on the bottom of bag to protect it from wearing.


Crowdsourced specs across all Think Tank Perception models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.2 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength7 in (18 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height18 in (46 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches

Popular Models

Think Tank Perception 15

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Weight iconWeight2.2 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength7 in (18 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height18 in (46 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


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The Think Tank Perception ranks #10 compared with the other Think Tank bags.

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The Think Tank Perception ranks #1196 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews


The Think Tank Perception 15 is a well-equipped, versatile bag that's comfy to wear on a day out.

Posted 26 June 2015 by ePHOTOzine - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019