Fresh from ThinkTank Photo, one of the leading producers of high quality camera bags, is a product for those who may not own a camera. The new Retrospective Laptop Case is a bag that incorporates many of the protective elements that camera users have enjoyed in Think Tank’s vast array of camera products and adapts them to create a very good looking and fully functional laptop carrying case / bag.
The Retrospective Laptop case is exactly that; a shoulder bag to carry your laptop, accessories and papers to meetings or class. Suitable for any executive or a student who wants to look more studious than those toting a backpack the Retrospective Laptop case provides the ultimate in good style and great functionality.
The laptop case adopts the same Retrospective name as its camera-bag cousin because its design and aesthetics are the same. The Retrospective laptop bag has a sleeker profile however, as it made to accommodate a laptop computer rather than bulky camera equipment.
Just because it has a sleek profile does not mean that the Think Tank guys have compromised on the bag’s storage capabilities. There is ample room to carry a laptop, tablet, battery packs, smartphone, mouse and those artifacts of the business the 20th century business world, pens, notebooks and calculators.
One of the characteristics of any Think Tank product is their attention to detail and their ergonomics. The Retrospective laptop case has those characteristics including the numerous pockets and sections inside the bag to carry specific items safely and securely. Each segment can be secured to prevent smaller items from moving around inside the bag.
Just as important, the back of the bag has a smooth nylon side the case so it doesn’t snag or catch your suit, shirt or blouse.
The shoulder strap is wide and well padded for those times when you overload the bag and it becomes heavy. Should you want to carry it like a case there is a lether handle on top of the bag as well.
While the Think Tank Retrospective Laptop case comes, like all Think Tank bags, with a separate rain cover in case of downpour; I’ve never needed to put it on. The treated cotton canvas cover has always proved to be sufficiently rain resistant for my needs. However having the raincover is a nice touch. It is stored in the bag and is attached via a key ring fob inside the main compartment.
With a distressed style cotton-canvas cover the Retrospective bag has a traditional look to it that conceals a very functional and useful padded and segmented interior
The Think Tank Retrospective Laptop case comes in three colors (Pinestone, Black, Blue) and two sizes, one sufficient for a 13-inch laptop with the other large enough to accommodate a 15-inch model. So there should be enough variety to satisfy even most demanding of college students or executives on the move.
The Think Tank Retrospective Laptop case would be a great addition for anyone who has grown out of a backpack but who still wants a little attitude. The urban professional look with great functionality provided by this case is a great combination.