Think Tank Photo launches Sling O’ matic bag

by Enche Tjin on September 16, 2010

Think Tank Photo, which is known for producing high quality bag designed for photojournalists, launches Sling O’ matic bag. This is the first ever sling bag the company produces and I think it is a good one!

Sling bag is popular for many people because it is more comfortable than shoulder bag for a long walk. On the other hand, it is easier to access your gear as easy as using shoulder bag.

Like shoulder bag, if you carry a sling bag, only one shoulder carry most of the weight. It could get worse if you have plenty to carry.

Sling O’ matic tries to solve this problem by allowing you switch back and forth to either shoulder. So if one shoulder get tired, you can switch to another shoulder easily by sliding it.

Three Think Tank Sling O Matic

Three Think Tank Sling O' Matic

Additional features:

  • Discreet appearance, does not attract attention (so does most of ThinkTank bags)
  • Long side pocket to store small-medium tripod, stand or water bottle
  • Removable chest / belt strap to provide extra stability
  • Generous amount of padded dividers
  • Seam sealed rain cover
  • Business card pocket
  • Two wide zippered pockets for newspaper, magazine, documents
  • Laptop compartment (store up to 15.4″ laptop) – only in Sling O’ matic 30
  • Lifetime warranty
Sling O' matic 30 shown with laptop compartment

Sling O' matic 30 shown with laptop compartment

Sling O’matic 10 ($129) 20 ($159) 30 ($189)
Load Pro size DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8 attached + 2-3 lenses Pro size DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8 attached +3-5 lenses Pro size DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8 attached +3-5 lenses
External Dimension 9” W x 16.5” H x 6” D 11” W x 16.5” H 6” D 12” W x 17.25” H x 7.5” D
Internal Dimension 8.25” W x 15.5” H x 5.5” D* 10.25” W x 15.5” H x 5.5” D 11.25” W x 16” H x 5.5” D
Weight 2.3–3.1 lbs (1.0–1.4 kg) 2.5–3.4 (1.1–1.5 kg) 2.9–4.0 lbs (1.3–1.8 kg)
Additional - - Compartment for up to 15.4″ laptop

Interesting and informative user experience review by Ben Jacobson

Related Post:

Leave a Comment

Previous post: Recommended SD card for compact or DSLR cameras

Next post: Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D90