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Travel Easy with an Airport-friendly Rolling Camera Bag



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If you’re a pro photographer or a serious hobbyist, a rolling camera bag could simply make your life easier.

Posted August 12, 2013 by

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The Think Tank Airport International V 2.0 at

Travel photography is always a fun adventure.  Traveling with a couple camera bodies and half a dozen lenses, though, can be less fun.  Pile in a tripod and, well, best of luck to you.

As someone who’s traveled with her fair share of photo equipment, I want to take a look at a couple top-rated, rolling camera bag options.  If you’re a pro photographer or a serious hobbyist, a rolling camera bag could simply make your life easier.

Of course you have to bring your camera body and lenses when you travel.  Your workflow will thank you if you leave space for little accessories. (That white balance card is not optional.) And you might need a tripod or monopod during your travels. So, the question becomes: How do you fit all that fantastic stuff into a carry-on and not break your back doing it?

The answer, of course, is a rolling camera bag.  My picks here are the Think Tank Airport International V 2.0 and the Lowepro Pro Roller x200 Camera Bag, which have both gotten fantastic reviews in digital camera forums and review websites.  A rolling camera bag like these ones offers the chance to–literally enough–take a load off your back.


A look inside the Lowepro Pro Roller x200 Rolling Camera Bag (see it at

The Think Tank Airport International V 2.0 (currently $389.75 at is a well-planned, compact rolling camera bag that fits most international carry-on requirements.  Reviewers say the build quality is excellent, and it includes thoughtful features ranging from a tripod cup to a protective rain cover.  Its large capacity does mean that you have to be careful not to weigh it down past airline requirements when traveling internationally, though.

The Lowepro rolling camera bag (currently $299.48 at is a little larger, and it’ll hold a bit more gear. In a pinch, though, you can downsize it by unzipping the inner backpack from the outer frame. At an airport with restrictive carry-on sizes, that may save you from sending your expensive photography equipment through as checked luggage.  The handle is also equipped with a threaded mount for a camera or remote flash. Reviewers describe this rolling camera bag as “solidly built” and “easily customized” with a “well thought out” design.

If my photographic trips were likely to be mostly domestic, I’d go ahead and get the Lowepro.  For international travel, the Think Tank’s compact size puts it ahead of the competition.


Where can you get this travel gift?

These rolling camera bags are both available at

See the Think Tank International V 2.0
See the Lowepro Pro Roller x200 Camera Bag


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Travel Easy with an Airport-friendly Rolling Camera Bag
If you’re a pro photographer or a serious hobbyist, a rolling camera bag could simply make your life easier.


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