Think Tank Photo Speed Demon v2.0 bag preview

Few days ago Think Tank Photo released new and re-designed versions of their Speed Convertible bags. Those are hybrid bags that can be worn on the shoulder or as a belt pack. The new Speed Convertible series will be released on June 8th, 2011. You can sign up to this website and Think Tank will notify you once they get them in stock. This is a quick preview of the Speed Demon v2.0 from an early factory sample (click on each image for larger view). Check also the bigger Speed Freak v2.0 and Speed Racer v2.0 versions.

The Speed Demon can easily hold two flashes (Nikon SB-900), a pro body, a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens (reversed hood) and another lens (in this case the Nikkor 24mm f/1.4). The top lid has a small opening for quick and easy access:

In a typical ThinkTank fashion, there is a large external pocket that includes a rain cover and multiple smaller compartments:

The bag strap has a new non-slip design that I have not seen on another Think Tank product:

The waist belt can be completely tucked in the specially designed zippers compartments. There are also two additional side pockets that can easily fit an addition lens or a water/beer bottle.

Think Tank Photo to Release Redesigned Bags in New Speed Convertible Series


Santa Rosa, Calif. – In June, Think Tank Photo will release its redesigned Speed Demon™ V2.0, Speed Freak V2.0™, and Speed Racer™ V2.0 as shoulder bags in its new Speed Convertible Series.  Each Speed Convertible bag features a “disappearing” belt that tucks away into the sides of the bag, significantly reducing bulkiness.  Within seconds, the shoulder bags seamlessly convert into belt packs once the integrated belts are deployed.

Features include a flip-top lid that folds away from the body for rapid and convenient access to gear.  A fully padded shoulder strap with embedded non-slip material is included, which also supports the bag while in belt pack mode.  The soft kidney-shaped design contours comfortably around the body.  Built-in Modular rails allow attachment of Think Tank’s Modular, Skin or Multimedia components.

Not only can photographers choose how to carry their bag, they can also select the right capacity between the three sizes in this series.  The smallest, Speed Demon V2.0, can carry a standard size DSLR with a standard zoom lens attached (hood reversed) and a wide angle zoom lens beside.  The medium size Speed Freak V2.0 also carries a standard size DSLR with a zoom lens attached and is tall enough to accommodate a 70–200 f2.8 lens in the bag.  The Speed Racer V2.0, the most spacious of the series, effortlessly fits in the main compartment a pro size DSLR with a standard zoom lens attached and a 70–200 f2.8.

Gear Profiles

Speed Demon V2.0: Carries a standard size DSLR with two to three small zoom or prime lenses

  • Canon EOS 60D with 17-85 f4-5.6 IS attached (hood reversed) and 70-300 f4-5.6 IS beside
  • Nikon D7000 with 35 f1.4 attached and 50 f1.4; 85 f1.4 beside


Speed Freak V2.0: Carries a standard size DSLR with two to three large zoom lenses

  • Canon 5D Mk II with 24-70 f2.8 attached (hood reversed) and 70-200 f2.8 IS beside (hood reversed)
  • Nikon D700 with 14-24 f2.8 attached and 70-200 f2.8 VR beside (hood reversed)

Speed Racer V2.0: Carries a pro size DSLR with two to three large zoom lenses

  • Canon 1D Mk IV with 16-35 f2.8 attached (hood in position) and 50 f1.2; 85 f1.2 beside (hoods reversed)
  • Nikon D3 with 24-70 f2.8 attached (hood in position) and 70-200 f2.8 VR beside (hood reversed)

Key Features

  • Easily converts from streamlined shoulder bag to functional belt pack
  • Integrated waist belt "disappears" by tucking into zippered size pockets
  • Modular rails on waist belt for adding Modular Rotation System components to increase gear capacity
  • Flip-top lid opens away from the body for rapid access to gear
  • Cushioned, non-slip shoulder strap included
  • Ergonomic, kidney-shaped design contours around body
  • Easily accessible front organizer pocket
  • Stretchable mesh side pockets with reinforced bases
  • Highest quality YKK RC Fuse zippers
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included


Product Specifications

Speed Demon V2.0

  • Internal Dimensions:  9.3” W x 6.8” H x 5” D (23.5 x 17.2 x 12.7 cm)
  • External Dimensions:  12” W x 8.5” H x 8” D (30.5 x 21.6 x 20.3 cm)
  • Weight:  1.6–2.1 lbs (0.7–1.0 kg)

Speed Freak V2.0

  • Internal Dimensions:  10.3” W x 8.8” H x 5.5” D (26 x 22.2 x 14 cm)
  • External Dimensions: 12.5” W x 10.5” H x 8.5” D (31.8 x 26.7 x 21.6 cm)
  • Weight:  1.9–2.5 lbs (0.9–1.1 kg)

Speed Racer V2.0

  • Internal Dimensions:  11.8” W x 10” H x 7” D (29.8 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm)
  • External Dimensions:  12.5” W x 10.5” H x 10” D (31.8 x 26.7 x 25.4 cm)
  • Weight:  2.3–3.1 lbs (1.0–1.4 kg)

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