A revolution in backpack design when it first released, Think Tank’s Shape Shifter is not alone any longer as more options became available now, in response to input from professional photographers. One the the new Shape Shifter backpack comes naked.
The Shape Shifter is an innovative backpack with a surprisingly large capacity to carry a complete pro camera system, laptop and accessories. The original model compresses to 3 inches in depth when gear is removed, a feature that gave the backpack its name. Now Think Tank Photo introduce three new backpacks following the same concept: 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 third model, the Naked Shape Shifter, allows photographers to create a totally customized modular backpack.
Although the two other models offer the option to change some elements, the Naked Shape Shifter allows users to build their own custom carrying solution by attaching Skin Pouches or Lens Changers to the inside of the backpack. The Naked Shape Shifter innovative design makes it one of the most flexible carrying solutions for professional photographers. While traveling or on location, the backpack expands and contracts to fit your workflow. The Shape Shifter series also features dedicated tablet and smartphone pockets, roller handle pass-through sleeve, removable water bottle pouch and updated pouch design.
“While traveling or on location, the Shape Shifter V2.0 lets photographers adjust their backpack to fit their workflow,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s CEO and lead designer. “The Shape Shifters compress 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.”
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
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