Review: Think Tank Photo TurnStyle 5, 10 and 20

Think Tank Photo Turnstyle 5, 10, and 20 Bags

Think Tank Photo bags have been with us for some time now, and over this period they have made some quality, if a little aesthetically underwhelming, camera bags and carriers. While so far many of them have been fairly conventional, with shoulder bags, front-opening backpacks, and modular systems making up most of their line up, their latest lineup is something that is actually quite interesting: The Turnstyle sling-cum-beltpack bags.

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Think Thank Photo Releases TurnStyle Sling cum Beltpack Bags

Think Tank Photo TurnStyle FamilyFirst, I want to say that I normally like to rag on Think Tank Photo for producing some hideous designs for their bags. While I know many photographers might not care how the bag looks, I draw a line at “lunchboxes” and other 80s-inspired designs. The new TurnStyle line of bags, while not being absolute beauties, reminds me of Crumpler’s Mild Enthusiast line of similar convertibles. I myself have a small version of the Crumpler, and they are really nice to use. Fast access to the camera as a sling, and a more stable platform to access the camera and lenses from. The only downside is that the back gets really hot after a while, since it is just using a plain nylon material like the rest of the bag. The TurnStyles seem to be using the moisture-wicking mesh material that other bags have, so that is a definite improvement.

The bags are available in three sizes, coming in as the TurnStyle 5, TurnStyle 10, and the TurnStyle20. The latter two can hold tablets as well, making them quite a bit of an all-rounder. Again, the colour options seem to be a bit lazy, but I also suspect its to keep costs down while providing for options. Coming your way soon at a price of US$75 to US$100.

(Image credit: Think Tank Photo website)

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