Win a Free Think Tank Photo Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack

Here’s your chance to get your hands on a Think Tank Photo Streetwalker HardDrive backpack for free.  The Streetwalker HardDrive usually runs $179, but for one lucky reader it’s going to cost $0.

Photography Bay has one (1) Streetwalker HardDrive to give away courtesy of our friends at Think Tank Photo. I gave two thumbs up to this bag in my review earlier this week (read Think Tank Photo Streetwalker HardDrive Review).

What do I have to do to enter?

  1. Be a Photography Bay Newsletter Subscriber (use the form at the top right to sign up if you aren’t subscribed already); and
  2. Leave a comment on this post saying you want to win (or something to that effect).  Be sure to use the same email to subscribe to the newsletter as you do to fill in the comment form (so I know you are a subscriber).

When is the contest over?

A random winner will be chosen from eligible entries on March 31, 2009.

When will I get my bag?

I will contact the winner via email upon selection and obtain his or her shipping information.  I will then pass that along to Think Tank Photo to ship the backpack directly to the winner.

Can I unsubscribe from your newsletter?

Sure, anytime you want.  There’s an unsubscribe link in every newsletter that goes out.  But only current subscribers as of March 31, 2009 will be eligible to win.  So, if you don’t like the newsletter, you might wait until April 1 to hit unsubscribe.

Think Tank Photo Streetwalker HardDrive Review

Over the past couple of weeks I have had the pleasure of putting the Think Tank Photo Streetwalker HardDrive camera backpack to use.  It started with a few local outings and then I headed off to PMA 2009 in Las Vegas to give the Streetwalker HardDrive a run through a couple of security checkpoints, storage areas on a few jets and a bit of jostling about the streets of Las Vegas.  Want to know how it held up?  Read on to find out.

The Streetwalker HardDrive is what I would call a normal-sized backpack.  It is about the size on the outside of the LL Bean backpacks that you see college students carrying around (or at least that’s what I saw them wearing 10 or 12 years ago).  It’s probably a little bigger than that, but it doesn’t appear to be when you are looking at it on someone’s back.  I think that’s a good I thing.

I really dislike carrying camera bags around in crowded public areas that look like camera bags.  Call me paranoid, but I would rather not advertise the fact that I’m carrying around expensive camera equipment.  The Streetwalker HardDrive is very unassuming as a camera bag.  It really just looks like another backpack – again, a good thing. [Read more…]