« on: December 01, 2013, 09:40:54 PM »
All great suggestions.
You will likely get many bags over time. Currently the ThinkTank Airport Security II alone will get you a $50.00 rebate. I ordered one, and it is now shipping. I also have the ThinkTank Airport TakeOff. I can't say enough great stuff about this bag. I love the material and construction. I find with the big lenses and a couple of bodies, batteries, etc, it gets heavy, and I love rolling it. The straps tuck away easily, and it fits overhead, even in small puddle jumpers. This could hold the 300 2.8 II plus a couple of other lenses.
I am replacing my Lowpro pro runner x 450 aw It is too wide for easy overhead, and the tripod which sits on the back of the bag has to be removed. I don't like the material, and it has so many pockets, I always seem to lose things. On the other hand, it has a spring loaded handle that makes it pop up, which my ThinkTank Airport TakeOff lacks, and that is too bad.
From what I have read, the Security II should be great for you, and a second bag, not a bad idea either.
***Look at my Gura Giveaway- my ThinkTank is on the left. The Lowepro on the right is slightly larger than the Security II, but not significantly in terms of packing, only in terms of getting it on the plane.