The black/gray Speed Racer V2.0 from Think Tank is a bit larger than Think Tank’s Speed Freak V2.0 – otherwise, it’s basically the same rugged, durable and flexible design but is the largest of Think Tank’s Speed Convertible series. Similarly, it boasts a host of features. This is a flexible, compact bag built for heavy-duty, fast use. Whereas the Speed Demon holds 1-2 lenses, the Racer is designed to hold your pro-sized DSLR with a 24-70mm f/2.8 attached and a 70-200mm f/2.8 next to it or 2-4 lenses in its main compartment that opens away from you for both rapid access and security. Opening away from your body means that only you will be able to see inside since the top lid acts as a shield against those around you. For even more flexibility, the bag can be worn as either a shoulder or waist pack – or as a combination of the two. There’s even a top grab handle for quick grab moments.
It features a ballistic nylon exterior and YKK zippered pockets. The top contains a zipper that permits you to access your gear without having to unzip the entire top lid – another security feature. There are also multiple storage pockets for smaller items like pens and memory cards.
When worn as a shoulder bag, note that the strap is not only anti-slip in nature but removable for turning the bag into a waist pack. When worn that way, the waist belt contains Think Tank’s Modular Rails that permit attachment of Modular, Skin or Multimedia components to increase gear carrying capacity as needed. The waist design contains buckle stops that prevent the belt from moving about while walking, running or trying to get that important shot. However, when worn as a shoulder bag, the waist belt tucks away inside the bag to eliminate the bulk of the straps swinging at your side.
Inside, the top lid is a clear pocket for storing all your small stuff like pens and filters. There’s an additional attached lanyard on which you can attach keys or an accessory storage pouch. The front has an expandable pocket that is used for your phone. On the back, a large pocket is there for more small stuff like a note pad, more pens or anything you need rapid access to but want held against your body. On the sides, more pockets allow you to stuff in your gloves or a walkie-talkie.
For complete protection, the bag comes with a rain cover stored within a mesh pocket that is secured by another lanyard. This prevents the cover from blowing away when out in strong winds. The Speed Racer is backed by Think Tank’s lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects.