Think Tank Airport Accelerator

Massive capacity, carry on size backpack which meets all domestic and international size requirements.
Holds up to a 500 f/4 attached to a camera body or a 600 f/4 unattached.


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Airport Accelerator

The Airport Accelerator accommodates two pro size DSLR’s, 6-8 standard zooms plus an iPad and up to a 17” laptop. For the big glass enthusiasts, it will accommodate a 600 f/4 with body detached OR a 500 f/4 with body attached.

For photographers who travel by air, these bags pay big dividends… the three “C’s”; Carry-on size, Comfort, Capacity. The design, build quality and functionality are second to none.

Featuring integrated, quick access pockets for both laptops and iPad, top pocket for boarding passes and three robust handles ensure easy placement/retrieval from overhead bins. The Airport™ Accelerator makes life easier for the traveling photographer. It is designed to meet international carry-on size* requirements and fit in most overhead bins.
Our light, adjustable, contoured harness provides comfort along with lumbar support and air mesh paneling to keep your back cool. The height adjustable sternum strap allows for the perfect fit.

A removable waist belt, side water bottle pocket, tripod/monopod mounting system and seam sealed rain cover extend the versatility of this line. Adding even more functionality, these backpacks can be used with our Pro Speed belts for additional support and capacity by adding components from our Modular Component line.


International and domestic carry-on size compatible*
Cable lock & locking YKK zipper sliders for added security
Holds your laptop and iPad in a separate (lockable) zippered compartment
Includes tripod/monopod mounting system
Bottom hinged main compartment opens bag completely for quick and unencumbered access
Light, comfortable and contoured harness system
Top zippered pocket for boarding pass
Removable waist belt for additional stability when walking, running, etc.
Removable padded waist belt
Adapts to Pro Speed Belt for additional support
Water bottle pocket
Ultra-Stretch pockets on shoulder straps
Robust handles on three sides
Easily accessible front organizer pocket
Seam sealed rain cover included
YKK RC-Fuse zipper and highest quality materials throughout
*Check with your air carrier to confirm current size restrictions

Gear profile:

Holds two pro size DSLR’s, 6-8 standard zooms, iPad and up to a 17” laptop.
Accommodates a 600 f/4 with body detached OR a 500 f/4 with body attached
Technical Specifications:

ED: 14” W x 20.5” H x 9” D (35.6 × 52.1 × 22.9cm)
ID: 13” W x 18.8” H x 6.8” D (33 × 47.8 × 17.3cm)
Laptop: 11.8” W x 17.3” H x 1.4” D (30 × 44 × 3.5cm)
Weight: 4.1-5.5 lbs (1.9-2.5 kg)
No Rhetoric Warranty Policy
Exterior - All fabric exterior treated with DWR while fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon bottom panel, 600D polyester, 420D velocity nylon, 3D air mesh, ultra stretch pockets, Y-buckles, antique nickel plated metal hardware, big hole air mesh, honeycomb mono mesh, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Interior - removable closed cell foam dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, PU backed velex liner, 2x PU coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, belly-o mesh pockets, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.


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10 out of 10


sheffield GB professional photographer
I had a think tank airport essentials which i have outgrown. The accelerator is a larger version of the essentials and is just as excellent. I recommend both without hesitation
nothing at all
Confirmed purchase: 22 December 2017
Published on: 29 January 2018
9 out of 10


Elgin, Moray GB Wildlife photographer hobbyist
Size, design, quality of manufacture and flexibility of application.
Confirmed purchase: 24 October 2016
Published on: 03 November 2016
10 out of 10


London GB Adventure film maker and
Reviewer left no comment
The resetting the code on the lock was tricky. Maybe I put too much force into it.
Confirmed purchase: 13 November 2015
Published on: 07 February 2016
10 out of 10


Harrow GB
It fits lots of lenses (1 wide angle, 1 superwide angle, 1 zoom lenses, two telephoto lenses, two camera bodies, flash...), it has many pockets, it is well padded. It is a very good product that will fit the majority of the airline cabins.
Slightly expensive for me. Is comfortable to carry, although it is big enough to look like it like having a suitcase on your shoulders.
Confirmed purchase: 15 January 2016
Published on: 05 February 2016