I’ve been using a Think Tank Retrospective 7 bag for the past 6 months, and I couldn’t be happier. Now, Think Tank is offering a free test drive of the bag (and others in the series). You get the bag for a couple of weeks and decide whether or not to keep it. Return it with a written evaluation of the bag, and you won’t be charged. Or decide to keep it and pay for the bag. There are a couple of restrictions: you must be in the US, you must use a credit card (not a debit card), and you have to sign up for the test drive before June 15.
The bag isn’t perfect, but it’s the best I’ve used. It’s small and has a nice variety of pockets. The flap closes with velcro (not my favorite), but comes with flaps to cover up the velcro so the bag is silent in quiet situations (this is great!). The strap is really durable and the strap pad doesn’t get in the way–the strap on my previous Domke bag, for instance, frayed to the point of breaking pretty quickly. And the bag comes with an attached rain cover so you don’t need to worry about bad weather. I’m not particularly fond of the divider system, though. Instead, I replaced the dividers with a 2×2 insert from my Domke bag, but others I know like the Think Tank dividers.
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