The Signature Series Shoulder Bags by Think Tank are their nicest looking bags to date. Think Tank has really stepped it up with design and materials in their quest at competing with the luxury camera bag market.
When I first saw the new Signature Series I knew I had to see what they’re all about. I picked the Signature 13 which fits up to a 13” laptop since the Signature 10 will only fit up to a 10” tablet. At first glance you would think it’s one of those other really expensive brand shoulder bags. Everything about this bag says quality and class, the brown leather with the grey wool like material and the metal hardware just work so well together.
Once you open the two clasps, there’s a zippered flap that protects the main compartment, which also tucks away. This is a nice feature since without it a lens could possibly fall out, I’ve had this happen with other shoulder bags. Once inside, there’s a padded 13” laptop compartment, an expandable pocket in front with an additional zippered pocket, and a large padded compartment for your camera and lenses with several quilted dividers. It’s easy to fit either a DSLR or Mirrorless camera with 3 to 4 lenses, as well as all of your accessories in the various pockets.
One of my favorite features is the shoulder strap which is leather on the top, but underneath is a really comfortable neoprene padded area, it’s so soft! There’s also a rain cover, dedicated phone pocket which fits the larger phones, a wide handle pass-through for your rolling luggage, and the dividers and bottom foam can all be removed to use as a regular shoulder bag.
I don’t use shoulder bags too often anymore, mostly backpacks since it’s easier to travel with for me. But this bag is so nice I’m going to take it on my next couple of trips and see if it will make me switch back to shoulder bags. There’s more than enough room for my camera setup which is just the Sony RX100V and gimbal, as well as my 12” Macbook and a couple sets of clothes, so I could take a long trip with this instead of a backpack.