Tamrac's new Evolution Series backpacks provide an unprecedented level of versatility. With their unique harness system, the Evolution Series backpacks can be carried three ways - as a backpack, as a sling pack over the right shoulder, or as a sling pack over the left shoulder.
There are also three ways to access equipment using Tamrac's Triple Access System. When carried as backpacks, the two foam-padded shoulder straps, waist belt and chest strap distribute the weight. For quick access to equipment, slip off one shoulder strap and swing the pack around to the front. Once in front, a side door can be opened to access a DSLR with a lens attached and other photo gear. To get to additional equipment, swing the pack around to the opposite shoulder and open the side door on the other side of the pack.
To carry the Evolution Series backpacks as sling packs, cross-connect a single shoulder strap, red to red for carrying on the right shoulder, or blue to blue for carrying on the left shoulder. The other shoulder strap is easily tucked away. When the packs are removed, all gear can be accessed through the door to the main compartment. The internal dividers are foam padded and adjustable. A Windowpane-Mesh accessory pocket inside the front door is ideal for keeping small accessories visible and organized.
Reviewed by 3 customers
This is the first camera bag I have owned and I am very happy with it. I just recently purchased a T3i and have been looking for some sort of bag to carry it in. I wanted something that would be comfortable to carry around, large enough to hold all of my camera accessories plus a little more, small enough I wouldn't mind taking it along with me, and I didn't want it to scream "CAMERA BAG" so it would be less noticeable I was carrying a DSLR. This bag meets all of those requirements. My biggest annoyance is when the straps are adjusted to fit me comfortably (I am a small guy), there is a lot of extra strap hanging. I wish there was some convenient way to tuck them away so I don't have to either cut them or come up with some creative way to hide all the extra strap. The construction feels solid, zippers are strudy, velcro is strong.
The best feature is that nearly every piece of photography equipment stores in the bag--no more forgetting that one critical thing you have to have on a trip. Very easy to access all your gear, and knowing the rain cover is there makes you feel better about going out in iffy weather.
Bought this so I can bring my gear to the bahamas for a cruise. I got a 7D, a 28-135mm, 17-55mm and a 50mm and LED120 light and light meter on the bottom part and A kodak playsport, my wallet, sunglasses, batteries, CF cards on the top part and I even brought my Steadicam Merlin and Benro tripod placed on the outside of the bag. Very versatile! I just used is as a backpack though. Not as a sling bag.