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Airport Check-In Briefcase Camera and Laptop Bag

airport-check-in-1Airport Check-In Briefcase—carry your camera equipment on board safely

Since travelers are so frequently photographers also (whether it be amateur, hobbyists or professionals), finding a good bag to travel with your camera is a necessity for almost every photographer. Since your camera bag is an essential part of keeping your expensive gear safe, a bag you can carry on to the airplane is the best bet for ensuring the safety of your camera cargo.

There are several different brands of carry-on camera cases out there—ranging from soft fabric ones to more serious and heavy-duty hard cases. The Airport Check-In Briefcase falls in the middle of these two categories. Stiff and sturdy enough to protect your gear, but not a super heavy duty and heavier hard case.

If you are also traveling with you laptop to upload your photos on the fly and share them with friends, family or your editor, the air travel camera bag also features space for a 17 inch laptop.

The bag is a briefcase that holds all the accessories, cords and cables a photographer must carry. Since I am notorious for ruining my electronics with water (this includes washing a cell phone with clothes and dropping my camera in water) and have touted the advantages of waterproof digital cameras in the past, it’s a bonus that the Airport Check-In Briefcase comes with a seam-sealed raincover that protects the entire bag.

The bag is also ideal for air travel; it can be attached to a roller handle by sliding the briefcase slot over the handle or worn as a backpack with the shoulder harness that is supplied. It is also sized to meet carry-on measurement requirements.

The Quick & Dirty:
Where you can get one:
Think Tank Airport Check In, Deluxe Shoulder Briefcase with Backpack Shoulder Harness, Fits 15″ – 17″ Notebooks.

Why it Rocks:

    • Fits 15” – 17” laptops.
    • Fits easily under airline seats.
    • Slides onto handle of rollers.
    • Lock on bottom of roller pocket.
    • Room for all necessary cables
    • Waterproof protective cover
    • Weight 2 lbs.

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10

If you are a serious travelers and photographer (whether professional or serious enthusiast), this is a great camera and laptop briefcase. Not only will you be able to keep all of your flashpacking equipment with you on the plane, but also you can also easily keep everything organized and easy to find. The bag protects up to a 17-inch laptop, in addition to you camera, cords and other important electronics. The front pockets can also hold you id and keep other misc. items organized and easy to find.

Looking to Buy? Here’s where you can get one:
Think Tank Airport Check In, Deluxe Shoulder Briefcase with Backpack Shoulder Harness, Fits 15″ – 17″ Notebooks.