Santa Rosa, CA—The Airport Advantage XT rolling camera case from Think Tank Photo meets increasingly restrictive International airline requirements. Weighing only 7.5 pounds, it accommodates two gripped DSLR camera kits. As a result, it enables traveling photographers to carry the maximum amount of gear on the plane.
The Airport Advantage XT is available in black as well as a proprietary two-tone “graphite” fabric. The fabric gives the case a stylish look that doesn’t proclaim that it’s full of expensive camera gear.
“The weight of rolling camera cases is always a challenge when flying internationally,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s CEO and lead designer. “The Airport Advantage XT delivers the carry capacity and protection you’ve come to depend on from Think Tank; but now at a fraction of the weight.”
Think Tank Photo Airport Advantage XT Features
The case’s specially designed interior maximizes the amount of gear photographers can carry on the plan. Moreover, it meets most U.S. and international airline carry-on requirements.
The case has a front pocket that fits a 17-inch laptop and 10-inch tablet. In addition, it features: a retractable handle with an inset channel on aluminum tubing to add strength and durability; a side pocket for a tripod (additional straps included for larger tripods); and an extra tall handle height.
The cases also employs YKK RC Fuse zippers and closed-cell PU foam. Other niceties include lockable zipper sliders and interior zippered pockets for batteries, CF cards, filters and accessories. In addition, users can replace the retractable handle, wheels, wheel housings and front foot.
Other features include: 80mm quiet wheels with sealed bearings; a seam-sealed rain cover; grab handles on three sides for lifting the case into an overhead bin; Hypalon reinforced rear corners; and a business card holder for identification.
The rolling case will fit two gripped DSLRs with lenses attached, plus five to eight additional lenses. Conversely, it will accommodate, a mirrorless system video kit with lenses, batteries, a DJI Ronin-S, a DJI Mavic Pro drone and also a 17-inch laptop.
In addition, all exterior fabric has a water-repellent (DWR) coating; the underside fabric has a polyurethane coating. The bag is constructed with 500D two-tone poly tech-weave, a rubberized laminate reinforcement and three-ply bonded nylon thread. Its exterior dimensions are 14x21x8 inches.
Moreover, the interior features 210D nylon, polyurethane backed high-density liner and dividers; super-grip nylex fabric; Hexa mesh; stiffened closed-cell foam; and reinforced dividers as well as mesh pockets. The interior measures 13.3x18x6.5–7.5 inches.
The rolling camera case retails for $299.75.