Pro Review: Think Tank Photo rotation360°
By Ellis Vener
Think Tank Photo makes some of the best thought out, best designed and best made carriers for photographic gear. Starting with the Airport Security roll-on case, and the Pro Modulus belt system, their core understanding of the way photographers, especially photojournalists, work shows up in the details of all of the Think Tank products I've tested. How would they solve the backpack problem? Carrying gear on your back makes sense if you are going to be out all day, but it's a pain to deal with. The pack has to come off your back so you can to get to what you want or to stow it away, and the part that spends the rest of the day next to you always ends up down in location muck and grit when you lay the pack down to gain access.
The rotation360˚ backpack is this company’s answer to these problems. The rotation360˚ integrates a large belt bag and backpack, with some extras thrown in. Unlike the Lowepro SlingShot, the entire bag does not rotate around to the front of your body, only the lower half. The design philosophy here is that once you are on the job, you’ll have your cameras out, hanging around your neck or shoulders, or on front on the built-in D-rings on the pack's shoulder straps.