Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Hiking

Thinktank Rotation 180 34L Backpack

(1/1)

Like most camera-specific hiking bags, there really is no way to organize your gear this way and maintain the easy access. So, there is a trade-off for the rotational quick access. There are a lot of ways to attach and configure gear to the outside of the bag, which does help to move some of the heavier bits to better locations.  You can break the bag down into three main sections: the ROTATION 180° 10L waist pack, the main 40L compartment, and the external pockets and attachment points

Positive
25 days ago

Timbuk2 especial

(1/1)

I go hiking about 5 times a week and have been carrying a 20lb weight with me while I do so. This backpack has been perfect and great alternative to expensive rucking backpacks. There's so many great pockets and it's incredibly easy to just reach back and grab your keys or water bottle. 10/10

Positive
Hiker in AZ
2 years ago

Carry-on

Thinktank Rotation 180 34L Backpack

(1/1)

For me, the 34L is plenty bag for my photo trips - and it fits in most overhead bins (check those regional flights ... smaller planes are always a challenge)

Positive
25 days ago

Timbuk2 especial

(1/3)

This is especially true because, as we’ll discuss in detail later, your stuff will likely all fall to the bottom of the main compartment, making the overall carry flumpy. This flumpiness is one of the most annoying things about this bag.

Negative
1 month ago

Comfort

Thinktank Rotation 180 34L Backpack

(1/1)

You can also use the pouch on the left side of the bag. There is a strap on the side to secure the top of the tripod, lashing it to the side of the bag. Heavier tripods may skew weight distribution, though. Wide shoulder straps distribute the back weight and a padded, breathable back make the Rotation 34L Backpack comfortable

Positive
25 days ago

Timbuk2 especial

(1/2)

Luckily, we’re fans of black backpacks as they tend to blend in with a crowd and don’t show stains easily.

Positive
1 month ago

Size

Timbuk2 especial

(1/2)

Due to the bag's design forces the user to have to carry the bag high and tight to the body. Full loose side shoulder/relaxed back bag positions feel highly awkward as the padded strap is non-adjustable. - disappointing storage space: on timbuk2's website it lists the bag as 17L for the medium. Compared to my other bag the Arc'teryx Granville 16 Courier, it pales in comparison as I can comfortably fit a lot more in that 16L rated bag than this

Negative
Renz
2 years ago

Strap

Timbuk2 especial

(1/2)

Plus a small pocket for small stuff like keys, earphones, etc. I love the bag so much I ended up using it even when I don't plan on going to the gym. My only complain is that I think the straps are placed too close to each other. It actually starts to strain my shoulder right at the bottom of my neck

Negative
JohnLeviBay2
4 years ago

Zipper

Timbuk2 especial

(1/1)

Another improvement I would make is to make the side zipper at an angle that would permit access to the laptop pocket, not to the general main pocket as the current design is laid out.

Positive
Kevin
8 years ago

Compartment

Timbuk2 especial

(1/2)

To point out the obvious, these pockets are for your small accessories. Wireless headphones, keys (if they’re slim), dongles, a good luck charm, things of that nature.

Positive
1 month ago