Object of Desire: Think Tank Retrospective 6

July 22, 2016

By Greg Scoblete

The Retrospective 6 is roomy enough to hold a gripped DSLR with a short lens attached, plus up to two additional lenses, documents or a flash in the bag’s front pocket. If you’re a mirrorless shooter, you can squeeze in two bodies plus several lenses. The exterior of both the Pinestone and the new Sandstone bag is constructed with a sand-washed, 100 percent cotton canvas and a durable water-repellant coating. The cotton canvas exterior will get softer over time and molds to your body the more you take it out into the field. The YKK RC fuse zippers are abrasion-resistant, and the bag’s hardware is forged from antique nickel-plated metal. The interior of the bag is comprised of closed cell foam with PE board-reinforced dividers, which allow you to customize the interiors. The bag comes with a seam-sealed rain cover, which you can pull out when the downpour starts. The bag weighs just 2.6 pounds empty and has a front pocket suitable for an 8-inch tablet. The front flap has hook-and-loop silencers for when you need to open the bag in stealth mode. In addition to the shoulder strap, there’s a removable top handle. If you love Think Tank’s new Sandstone look but don’t quite need the Retrospective 6, existing Retrospective series bags have also been updated with a Sandstone option.

PRICE: $155

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