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Think Tank Sling O Matic Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 13, 2019

based on 15 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 16 reasons to buy the Sling O Matic - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

100% of the reviewers give the Think Tank Sling O Matic a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (80%)
Good (20%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

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Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Think Tank Sling O Matic:

Reviewers like these things about the Think Tank Sling O Matic

  • Many owners said that it's perfect for them who carry specific kit.
  • Some users noted that it has excellent construction and its strap is very comfortable.
  • Several other owners said they like that it's convenient and they can swing them around and access their gear without taking the bag off.
  • A few photographers said that everything about it is great, it's super strong and super well.
  • made as well.
  • A group of users said they like its capacity as it can carry a 50mm, 2 flashes and triggers, filters and battery charger, and still there is plenty of room to spare.
  • Several users added that it's an excellent quality and very durable bag for all weather conditions.
  • Some photographers said that the product is excellent for urban photogrsphy.
  • Another group of users mentioned that this is the only bag they are completely satisfied and lots of parts to create compartments in the bag.
  • Many other reviewers mentioned that this kind of bag is discreet and does not appear to be a traditional camera bag.
  • Some owners liked that it has a business card pocket on the top eliminating the need to open the entire bag to get to the comp card.
  • Still many other said that they appreciate its ultimate protection feature which is removable rain cover to protect the gear from the elements.
  • Few owners appreciate it added flexibility through its chest strap which can be used as waist strap as well.
  • Many photographers like that it not only hold a camera and lenses but it's capable of holding a tripod using the included tripod straps.
  • Some users find its long side pocket for carrying a large water bottle or other bulky accessories very practical.
  • Another group of owners said that its wide zippered pockets on front, back, and side is for carrying a newspaper, airline boarding passes, or other items.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said that the design and concept are interesting, but the bag is heavy and awkward to use.
  • Few owners said that its chest strap is nice but annoying and the tripod compartment is too small.


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The Think Tank Sling O Matic ranks #3 compared with the other Think Tank bags.

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The Think Tank Sling O Matic ranks #59 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

The Phoblographer

It is undeniably well made and I feel if I were to fall off of a cliff and had to choose a bag to get stuck to a tree limb this would be the one.

Posted 5 November 2012 by Peter - Read full review

The Phoblographer

Well, besides its awesome name, I personally think this is one of, if not the best sling bag on the market.

Posted 6 October 2012 by Mike - Read full review

The Phoblographer

For most shooting scenarios, the ThinkTank Sling-O-Matic 20 Sling Camera Bag is a perfect size while letting you carry the right amount of gear with a perfect balance of comfort.

Posted 14 September 2012 by Travis - Read full review

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Last updated on May 13, 2019