Think Tank Photo Upgrades Award-Winning Shape Shifter® Expandable Backpack and Adds “Naked” Option

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In response to input from professional photographers, Think Tank has released the Shape Shifter backpack in three new configurations.

The Naked Shape Shifter allows photographers to attach Skin Pouches or Lens Changers inside to create a totally customized modular backpack.

“The Shape Shifters compresse 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,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s lead designer.

A revolution in backpack design when it first released, Think Tank’s Shape Shifter expanded and contracted to hold gripped camera bodies and a laptop. In response to input from professional photographers, Think Tank has now released the Shape Shifter in three new configurations. The Shape Shifter 15 V2.0 is designed to hold a 15” laptop and the Shape Shifter 17 is designed to hold a 17” laptop. The Naked Shape Shifter 17 allows photographers to attach Skin Pouches or Lens Changers inside to create a totally customized modular backpack.

Key Features
Shape Shifter 15 & 17 V2.0

  • A great travel bag with extra space to fit a jacket, food, or additional gear
  • Tripod attachment on front of bag keeps tripod weight centered and allows access to gear without detaching the tripod
  • Easily accessible, plush pocket fits smartphones with displays up to 5.5”
  • Roller handle pass-through sleeve to attach to rolling luggage
  • Detachable water bottle pouch
  • Pro Speed Belt or Thin Skin Belt (sold separately) can be attached
  • Contoured shoulder harness with air channel for all body types
  • YKK® RC-Fuse zippers with lockable sliders (lock not included)
  • Upper front pocket with organizer for accessories
  • Lower front pocket with zippered pocket for accessories
  • Removable waist belt
  • Shoulder harness pockets, D-Rings, and sternum strap
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included

Gear Capacity
Shape Shifter® 15 V2.0 Gear Capacity

  • Holds a 15” laptop, tablet up to a 12” or 13”, plus one DSLR (gripped or un-gripped) and three lenses (detached) and personal items

Shape Shifter® 17 V2.0 Gear Capacity

  • Holds a 17” laptop, tablet up to a 12” or 13”, plus one to two DSLRs (gripped or un-gripped) and three to four lenses (detached) and personal items

Naked Shape Shifter 17 V2.0 Gear Capacity

  • Holds a 17” laptop, tablet up to a 12” or 13”, plus four to seven modular pouches or lens changers and personal items

Materials
Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. The bag also has 600D twill, YKK® RC zippers, 320g dry-flow airmesh, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: Removable closed-cell foam dividers, polyurethane backed liner and dividers, 200D polyester, laminated non-woven backed nylex liner, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 190T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Specifications
Shape Shifter 15 V2.0

  •     Exterior Dimensions When Expanded: 18.9” H x 12” W x 7” D” (48 x 30.5 x 18 cm)
  •     Exterior Dimensions When Compressed: 18.9” H x 12” W x 3” D (48 x 30.5 x 8 cm)
  •     Laptop Compartment Dimensions: 16.8” H x 11.4” W x 1.5” D (42.7 x 29 x 4 cm)
  •     Tablet Compartment: 9.4” W x 12.2” H x 0.6” D (24 x 31 x 1.5 cm)
  •     Smart Phone/Glasses Pocket: 6.7” W x 4.5” H x 1.6” D (17 x 11.5 x 2 cm)
  •     Weight (with all accessories): 4.3 lbs. (2 kg)

Shape Shifter 17 V2.0

  •     Exterior Dimensions When Expanded: 20” H x 12.5” W x 7” D” (51 x 32 x 18 cm)
  •     Exterior Dimensions When Compressed: 20” H x 12.5 W” x 3” D (51 x 32 x 8 cm)
  •     Laptop Compartment Dimensions: 19” H x 12” W x 1.5” D (48 x 30.5 x 4 cm)
  •     Tablet Compartment: 10.2” W x 12.2” H x 0.6” D (26 x 31 x 1.5 cm)
  •     Smart Phone/Glasses Pocket: 7.1” W x 4.7” H x 1.6” D (18 x 12 x 2 cm)
  •     Weight (with all accessories): 4.6 lbs. (2.1kg)

Naked Shape Shifter 17 V2.0

  •     Exterior Dimensions When Expanded: 20” H x 12.5” W x 7” D” (51 x 32 x 18 cm)
  •     Exterior Dimensions When Compressed: 20” H x 12.5 W” x 3” D (51 x 32 x 8 cm)
  •     Laptop Compartment Dimensions: 19” H x 12” W x 1.5” D (48 x 30.5 x 4 cm)
  •     Tablet Compartment: 10.2” W x 12.2” H x 0.6” D (26 x 31 x 1.5 cm)
  •     Smart Phone/Glasses Pocket: 7.1” W x 4.7” H x 1.6” D (18 x 12 x 2 cm)
  •     Weight (with all accessories): 3.8 lbs. (1.7 kg)

About Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” we prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents. We design products that help photographers travel easier, take pictures faster, and organize their gear more efficiently.

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