A few months back I wrote about my new camera bag, the Think Tank Retrospective 30. At that time, I was replacing a badly frayed and abused National Geographic bag, and up until now I’ve been very happy with my purchase. It’s a tough-as-nails camera bag that easily carries most of my gear. I’ve dragged it across pavement, through dirt and rain and it’s held up like a champ.
That said, I have discovered some shortcomings that needed to be addressed. The Retrospective lacked any external pockets, the flap only locked shut by velcro and it was just a hair too small to hold both my cameras and my 15″ laptop. Don’t get me wrong: I think it’s a hell of a bag that’ll work perfectly for a lot of photographers. I just needed something that would carry a little bit more.