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Think Tank CityWalker
Messenger Bags (2012-)
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Think Tank CityWalker

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Think Tank's new CityWalker bags are notable because they are so much lighter than other similar bags.

There are three sizes: CityWalker 30, CityWalker 20 and CityWalker 10. The 30 weighs about 3 pounds (1.3 kg), the 20 weighs about 2.2 pounds (1 kg) and the 10 weighs about 2 pounds (0.9 kg).

Each has three sections inside: a central one for your body and lens pointed down, and two more sections, one on each side, each for holding a lens, lenses or flash.

Each bag also has a place to hide an iPad (the CityWalker 30 will hide a laptop), and lots of other storage.

I have the CityWalker 20. It's big enough to swallow a pro body like a D3, D4 or 1D X with 24-70/2.8, and two more fat zooms like a 16-35mm. A 70-200/2.8 will fit in either slot, but you may have to nudge the body to one side a bit.

In fact, the CityWalker 20 is a bit too big for these pro zooms. There is still plenty of air around each lens; the sections are bigger than they need to be in the CityWalker 20.

My CityWalker 20 won't hold a laptop in its iPad slot, but my 12" iBook G4 easily fits between the bag walls and the padded camera holding section. My 13" MacBook Pro probably fits, too, but if you jam a laptop in the CityWalker 20, there's less room for a tall pro body.

The CityWalker 30 is even bigger, being even taller to hold longer lenses, and it's also deeper, for lenses much fatter than anything available today.

The CityWalker 10 is the most reasonably sized, with lens sections still able to hold pro lenses, but not as deep so the longest won't fit as well.

With all of these, of course you can stack smaller lenses on top of each other.

There are no bottom nubbins. Put your bag down on the dirt , concrete or in the wet, and the whole bottom of the bag sits on it.

The neck strap is a fat 2" (5cm) wide and has a foot-long (30 cm) soft grippy padded pad. There is also a smaller, shorter carry strap for just grabbing the bag as it sits.

The CityWalker comes with a seam-sealed rain cover.

There are loads of storage flaps. On the outside, the overall flap has a big zippered pocket. On the inside of the flap there is a business card holder, and deactivators for the velcro if you want silent access. In addition to velcro, there is a plastic latch to lock it closed.

Once you flip it open, there is another big flap on the outside of the bag for chargers and/or flash, and inside of which are lots of smaller pockets for memory cards and pens.

Inside the bag on the away side is the flap that can hold your iPad or laptop.

The biggest part of the bag is the three section camera and lens holders. You can take out this divider section to use the bag as a diaper or lunch bag with all one big compartment.

Outside the bag on left and right are mesh holders for water or flashes.

Inside the bag on each side are more pockets for flash, chargers and cords.

Inside the bag nearest you is yet a third big flat zippered storage area for secret papers.


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All-black, or black with blue trim as shown.


External Materials

All fabric exterior treated with a DWR coating while fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 420D high-density nylon, 600D brushed polyester, 250D shadow rip-stop polyester, Derrington™ mesh pockets, antique nickel plated metal hardware, Dual Cross™ Buckle, 3D air mesh, mono mesh, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.


Internal Materials

PE board reinforced removable closed cell foam dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, PU backed velex liner, 2x PU coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.


CityWalker 10

Outside: 12.4” W x 9” H x 6.7” D (31.5 x 23 x 17 cm).

Inside: 10”W x 7.5” H x 5.3” D (25.5 x 19 x 13.5cm).

iPad flap : 10.3” W x 8”H x 0.8” D (26.2 x 20.3 x 2 cm).

Weight: 1.9-2.1 Lbs. (0.8-0.9 kg).


CityWalker 20

Think Tank says it should hold one standard size body w/24-70 attached and 1-3 extra lenses + flash + iPad. Accommodates 70-200 detached.

Outside: 13.8” W x 9.8” H x 6.7” D (35 x 25 x 17 cm).

Inside : 13” W x 8.7” H x 5.3” D (33 x 22x 13.5cm).

iPad: 10.3” W x 8”H x 0.8” D (26.2 x 20.3 x 2 cm).

Weight: 2.0-2.3 Lbs. (0.9-1.0 kg).


CityWalker 30

Outside: 16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D (41.5x 29 x 21 cm).

Inside: 13.4”W x 9.6” H x 6.7” D (34 x 24.5 x 7 cm).

Laptop: 15” W x 11”H x 1.4” D (38 x 28 x 3.6 cm).

Weight: 2.7-3.0 Lbs. (1.2-1.4 kg).


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I love my Think Tank Retrospective bags because the real green canvas feels so good.

While the CityWalker doesn't feel as nice, they are a pound (500g) lighter than the equivalent Retrospective bag.


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Want a very roomy, very well made and lightweight shoulder bag? Consider the Think Tank CityWalker series.


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