ThinkTank has announced a new travel set of bags called the Venturing Observer series that aren’t made specifically for photographers but instead is more traditional luggage.
While ThinkTank is best known for its support for photographers, the Venturing Observer series of bags are made for frequent flyers regardless of profession. The series includes two carry-on-sized rolling suitcases, a 20-liter capacity backpack, and a set of three clothing cubes. The rollers and backpack promise exceptional build quality, expandability, interior organization, and security features for frequent travelers.
The rolling case comes in two size options (the M2 capacity is 37 liters while the L2 is 48 liters) but both feature a front expandable pocket for laptops or tablets as well as a main zippered compartment that can be used like typical luggage or play host to any of ThinkTank’s three new clothing cubes.
The bags come equipped with a Travel Sentry ID tag to help recover luggage if it ever gets lost, have smooth rolling wheels, and have a side pocket for water bottles or similar objects. The wheels, housings, skid plates, and retractable trolly handle are all user-replaceable.
The backpack is another simple affair that features two outer pockets (which are also accessible from the inside via a second set of zippers), swing-around side access for a laptop or tablet, and a main interior that doesn’t have any of the traditional dividers that photographers are used to seeing in photo-centric backpacks.
Finally, ThinkTank has three new clothing cubes, two of which are designed for clothes and a third that is intended for footwear. The two clothing cubes (a medium and a large) have a transparent window to show their contents while the shoe cube holds a single pair of shoes and keeps them from dirtying-up other contents of the luggage.
All in all, the Venturing Observer Travel Series is a simple, almost plain addition to ThinkTank’s portfolio that does address a real need. Even photographers will often travel without their camera equipment and a brand that has been trusted for years to protect expensive hardware providing such an option does make some logical sense.
The Venturing Observer L2 and M2 roller bags are available for $350 and $330 respectively, the 20L backpack is available for $170, and the shoe, medium, and large clothing cubes can be purchased for $29, $40, and $29 respectively (it’s not clear why the medium cube is more expensive than the large cube).
Image credits: ThinkTank