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Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8, Photo / Laptop Sling Backpack, Brown / Tan

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About Tamrac

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 or as a sling pack using a single strap worn over the right shoulder or the left shoulder. There are also three ways to access your equipment using Tamrac's Triple Access System

When worn as a backpack, the two foam-padded shoulder straps, waist belt, and chest strap distribute the weight. For quick access to equipment, slip off one shoulder strap, swing the pack around to the front, and open the side door to access a DSLR with a lens attached.

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. Inside both side doors are two convenient memory card pockets and a pocket to store lens caps while shooting.

lens caps while shooting. To convert the Evolution Series backpacks to 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. The foam-padded top compartment provides storage for a light jacket, lunch or other photo accessories. A mesh pocket in the back keeps small accessories separate and secure, while a Windowpane-Mesh pocket on the inside door panel holds additional small items.

The Evolution Series packs feature Tamrac's QuickClip Tripod Attachment System with a Tripod Foot Pocket, allowing a compact tripod to be easily attached and carried. Each side has a zipper-closing pocket for accessories like a phone or iPod. The right pocket contains a removable rain cover, which can be slipped over the packs during extreme weather.

The 5788 Evolution 8 also holds most 15.6" screen laptops in a separate pocket that allows quick access without disturbing photo gear. Lash tabs on the bottoms provide an attachment point for tying on extra equipment.

The Evolution 8 offers unprecedented versatility for quick access to photo gear. It can be carried three different ways . as a backpack or as a sling pack with a single strap on either the right or left shoulder.

With Tamrac's Triple Access System., there are also three ways to quickly access photo equipment . through the front door and two side doors.

The Evolution 8 is perfect for a DSLR with a grip and up to an 8" lens attached, several additional lenses, and a flash.

In back, a completely foam-padded laptop pocket holds most 15.6" screen laptops and others up to 15" x 10.25" x 1.5" (38 x 26 x 4cm) in size.

Tamrac Specifications

Compatibility
Photo
Dimensions (WxDxH) : Internal Top
10 x 5.75 x 7.5" (25 x 15 x 19cm)
Dimensions (WxDxH) : Internal Bottom
11 x 6 x 9.75" (28 x 15 x 25cm)
Dimensions (WxDxH) : External
12.5 x 8.75 x 19" (32 x 22x 48cm)
Weight
4 lbs. 12 oz. (2165g)
Mfr #
578885
SKU
TR5788BT

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4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

It very strong bag.

I use this bag all the time, I can store 2 bodies and 3 lenses, 3 flashes. This is my main bag and it really works for me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Close but no Cigar

I use this for day hikes in the desert areas, so the fact that it's one of the few packs that is not black is a plus. I like the strap system and find it comfortable, but the straps do seem too long (better than too short!) The bag in general seems slightly undersized if you are carrying full-sized DSLRs. If it was about 1/8th bigger it would be a great fit. The undersize makes accessing equipment cumbersome. Tripod mount is too high and fairly useless. What it desperatly needs is a pocket fo

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I use this for day hikes in the desert areas, so the fact that it's one of the few packs that is not black is a plus. I like the strap system and find it comfortable, but the straps do seem too long (better than too short!) The bag in general seems slightly undersized if you are carrying full-sized DSLRs. If it was about 1/8th bigger it would be a great fit. The undersize makes accessing equipment cumbersome. Tripod mount is too high and fairly useless. What it desperatly needs is a pocket for a water bottle. Been using it for about a year now and the bottom is showing excessive wear as I sit it down on rocks a lot. Construction should have had a stronger bottom fabric as that's just too soon.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
5.0

Totally Happy

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All of my prior experience has been with traditional camera bags so I will admit that this is my first (and only) backpack. However, it is so useful that I've abandoned my other bags and will rely exclusively on the Tamrac. It has adequate room for my D600 (with the kit 24-85 lens mounted) plus a 28-300 zoom. Both fit with the hoods stowed on the lens (which I had wondered would fit). Also room for my 50mm 1.4 and the usual accessories. The pack was very comfortable on a recent trip to LA. Having dual access was very convenient and a strong selling point with me prior to purchase. With my bad knee, I've given up hiking, so I cannot attest to its comfort on the trails, but a couple of days of using it in an urban setting was a pleasure. I had to adjust the straps as they seem capable of fitting the Jolly Green Giant. I know I need to lose some weight but the waist strap was rediculously large. I tucked it away as I found that it was comfortable and stable enough without using the waist strap. All in all, I have no complaints. Sure, it may be nice to have a hydration pack, but I'm not a hiker. There are points to attach bottles if I need them. I initially wondered if I should have ordered a larger pack, but after using it, to me - it's a perfect complement of size, weight, and ergonomics.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Close but no Cigar

By

I use this for day hikes in the desert areas, so the fact that it's one of the few packs that is not black is a plus. I like the strap system and find it comfortable, but the straps do seem too long (better than too short!) The bag in general seems slightly undersized if you are carrying full-sized DSLRs. If it was about 1/8th bigger it would be a great fit. The undersize makes accessing equipment cumbersome. Tripod mount is too high and fairly useless. What it desperatly needs is a pocket for a water bottle. Been using it for about a year now and the bottom is showing excessive wear as I sit it down on rocks a lot. Construction should have had a stronger bottom fabric as that's just too soon.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent sling pack

By

It is a very convenient way to transport gear. It is not large enough to carry a long telephoto.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It very strong bag.

By

I use this bag all the time, I can store 2 bodies and 3 lenses, 3 flashes. This is my main bag and it really works for me.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good pack

By

So far I really like this pack, although I have not had a chance for any long outings yet. Seems to be well-made, with excellent access to equipment. I have a Nikon D90 with 18-105 lens attached, plus a 100-300mm, a 10-20mm, a 60mm macro, and several filters and other small items in the lower camera part of the pack. The upper part is adequate for a lunch, light jacket, and other small items. The only drawback I see as a hiker is a lack of dedicated hydration sleeve, but I'm intending on adding a waterproof sack with a Camelbak hydration bladder to the laptop sleeve when I go on longer hikes.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Bag, Too small

By

I bought the bag for hiking and taking most of my gear. The bag is comfortable for me if I do not carry the laptop, but if the laptop is in the bag, it is hard on the back. This size is a little small for carring a 80-400 zoom, but with a little organization, it will fit. I wish I had bought the larger Evolution, but this is a nifty bag for hiking, especially if I don't try to carry all of my gear.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Like the style, but not the size

By

Excellent bag, however I should have bought the larger size. 80-400 lens is a tight fit

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice

By

from Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM lens (lens hood in top compartment) •

First impression: I bought this specifically for carrying my equipment with me on airplanes. It's roomier than I expected. 'Turns out I use it for my backup rig and extra equipment for event photography, as well. Versatility: I know this bag can be used as a sling for "quick access," but I don't foresee ever using it that way for a couple reasons so I can't comment to it's effectiveness as a sling bag. So far I only use the backpack configuration – either hauling it on my back or carrying it brief-style at my side merely for transport. I don't work out of this bag, per se. I use different systems for location photography. I also never use the third access zipper on the bottom section and secure that with a luggage lock so it doesn't inadvertently work it's way open. So I can't comment to it's usefulness, as it serves no purpose for me. The center/main compartment access doesn't have the "dump" factor I feared. A strap holds the tele in place in the event of accidental non-closure and the surrounding gear is snuggled into their slots enough that they won't easily fall out. That's a nice safety. Ergonomics/Comfort: There are a few issues. Understandably, the bag gets brick-like with a computer in the laptop sleeve, so the bag is not contoured to your upper back, causing the straps to pull on your shoulders and leaving your lower back to support the remainder of the weight. This gets uncomfortable fast. But this bag is as (if not more) comfortable than other loaded laptop packs. Without a laptop, the pack fits to the back better, but still not great. There is still shoulder pull. I wish it was designed to distribute the weight better – more evenly across the entire back and shoulders. The shoulder straps themselves could use some additional ergonomic considerations, as well - to distribute the weight better – across a broader span of the shoulders (Dear Tamrac, see Lowepro media vests or CamelBak hydration packs). Also, the shoulder straps are crazy long. I'm 6' tall and still had to remove the secondary pads to shorten them enough. The waist strap is also crazy long. And it only adjusts on one side, so the buckle is way off to one side now, which looks kinda' silly to me. I will probably cut and rework the waist belt myself. The sternum strap is positioned too low on the shoulder straps to be effective (for my height and build) and is not designed to move up or down; making it more of a breast smasher than a shoulder saver. Not comfy and certainly not flattering! I will probably modify the sternum strap so it works better. I give the ergonomics 2.5 stars when fully loaded. 3 stars without a laptop in it. Capacity: I was worried my 70-200 Sigma lens, at nearly 8" in length, wouldn't fit, but it does – and quite comfortably. I couldn't fit other lenses in with the lens hoods on, but I stowed the hoods in the top compartment and the lenses fit along side the 70-200 nicely. Fully loaded with all my usual photo gear and laptop, it weighs about 24 lbs. With the tele on my camera, I can fit a lot in this bag with very little rearrangement of the dividers from their factory positions. This is everything I get into this bag comfortably: Bottom compartment: •

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You won't be sorry if you buy this!

By

Versatile, Comfortable and Easy to Access Gear

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DARRYL A  Will the pak fit a Nikon D610 with attached battery grip and 24-85 lens?
JAMES M  It would be a tight fit with the battery grip, but the lens is not a problem. It's a durable bag and the rain cover does come in handy. Fully loaded with a carbon fiber tripod attached, it can get heavy. Durable, but heavy.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
CRAIG M  It wasn't comfortable ,to bulky,tripod pocket better suited for a monopod.I liked the looks and constructionbut not after wearing it.Sent it back and ordered the Kata d-3ni-30 instead.
Shopper  Will a 17 inch Macbook pro fit in this? It looks tight but has anyone actually tried it?
EDMOND W  A 15" laptop fits quite nicely, I have not tried a 17".
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