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Think Tank Shape Shifter Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

based on 44 reviews

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

Check all the pros and cons here.

88% of the reviewers give the Think Tank Shape Shifter a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (73%)
Good (15%)
Average (5%)
Poor (5%)
Bad (0%)

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Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Think Tank Shape Shifter:

Reviewers like these things about the Think Tank Shape Shifter

  • Many users thought it's the perfect bag for photojournalists, street or event shooters.
  • Others said it looks natural, making it less detectable by thieves.
  • Many reviewers are amazed with how it is able to pack a lot of stuff.
  • A lot of users appreciate the presence of a variety of compartments and dividers for all their accessories.
  • Some reviewers thought the bag looks sleek without looking like they're carrying loads of camera gear.
  • A number of users find its build quality and functionality terrific.
  • Many owners said it's nice on the back and the shoulder strap comfort level is definitely there.
  • A lot of users love how the thick padding helps carry the weight that goes along with pack full of gear.
  • Some owners noted it's quite accessible even when on the move.
  • Many users are surprised with how comfortable the pack is, even when fully loaded.
  • One user said that the durability of the material is simply fantastic.
  • Others particularly like the placement of the pockets.
  • Some reviewers thought the interior pouches do a great job at holding the bodies and lenses securely.
  • Many users thought its collapsable feature makes it a one-of-a-kind camera bag.
  • Others said it has excellent engineering and design.
  • Many reviewers find it light, easy to handle and managable.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Other users wished it had a dedicated water bottle pocket.
  • Some users find the pocket too small and shallow.


Crowdsourced specs across all Think Tank Shape Shifter models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight4.2-4.4 oz (1.9-2 kg)
Length iconLength7 in (18 cm)
Width12-13 in (30-33 cm)
Height19-20 in (48-51 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Think Tank Shape Shifter features:
  • Laptop compartment
  • Tablet compartment

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


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The Think Tank Shape Shifter ranks #9 compared with the other Think Tank bags.

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The Think Tank Shape Shifter ranks #931 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

The Phoblographer

This is, without a doubt, my new favorite bag.

Posted 29 July 2011 by Mike - Read full review

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Last updated on July 04, 2019