ThinkTank Manager Series Rolling Cases V2 – First Look Improving the workhourse of the indusrty

ThinkTank recently announced a new and improved series of professional rolling gear cases. The version II ThinkTank Manager Series Rolling Cases introduce a number of important improvements over the already highly acclaimed first-generation and are available in 3 sizes.

Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager V2 Series

The original series of Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager rolling bags have been around for years as the ultimate non fully hard cases for professional-level photo and video gear carrying and storage (anything from cameras and lenses to lights and stands depending on the specific model.

With the new version II bags, we now have a number of important improvements – some of which we have already seen in our review of the ThinkTank Tripod Manager 44 Tall Rolling Case published in January 2021.

Here is a list of the major changes/improvements  in the Photo Logistics Manager V2 Series (compared to the original rolling bags in this series):

  • A new type of wheels including advanced shock absorption.
  • User customizable identification panel.
  • Upgraded front and side components.
  • Ballistics fabric with ladder lock tightener on side pockets.
  • New legs/feet.
  • Lower weight.

Three sizes of Logistics Manager V2 bags

There are currently 3 different sizes of bags from the Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager series:

Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager 30 V2 Rolling Gear Case – This is the smaller of the three new rolling bags but still fairly substantial measuring 15.8” W x 30” H x 12.6” D (40.1 x 76 x 32 cm) and a weight of 16.9 lbs. (7.6 kg).

LOGISTICS MANAGER 30 V2

Think Tank Photo Production Manager 40 V2 Rolling Gear Case – this is the mid-size bag in the series but in fact, it is considerably longer measuring 15.8” W x 40” H x 12.6” D (40.1 x 101.6 x 32 cm) (much closer to the Tripod Manager 44 Tall Rolling Case we tested) and weighing in at 20.3 lbs. (9.2 kg).

LOGISTICS MANAGER 40 V2

Think Tank Photo Production Manager 50 V2 Rolling Gear Case – The largest of the three can not only accommodate cameras, lenses, flash heads, and other gear but also full-size C-stands inside its long body (with the legs separate) which measure 17.3” W x 53.1” H x 12.6” D (44 x 135 x 32 cm) weighing 25.9 lbs. (11.7 kg).

 

LOGISTICS MANAGER 50 V2

 

Prices and availability

All three bags should be available soon (as of late April 2021) for the following prices:

  • Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager 30 V2 Rolling Gear Case – $500.
  • Think Tank Photo Production Manager 40 V2 Rolling Gear Case – $550.
  • Think Tank Photo Production Manager 50 V2 Rolling Gear Case – $600.

We are planning to do a full review of the Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager 30 V2 in the not too distant future so stay tuned for a more hands-on look at all those changes.

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