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

SKU: TR5788BT MFR: 578885
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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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Adjustable harness (8) , Easily accessible equipment (8) , Strong construction (8) , Comfortable (7) , Roomy (5)
Cons:
Hard to access equipment (4) , Too small (4) , Cumbersome (3)
Best Uses:
Transporting gear (9) , Protecting gear (7) , Storing gear (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5) , Semi-pro photographer (4) , Pro photographer (1)

Technical Specs

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)
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