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Tamrac Evolution 9 Sling Rucksack - Black

by Tamrac

RRP: £292.00
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  • Foam-padded Computer Pocket: In back, a completely foam-padded laptop pocket holds most 17.3" screen laptops
  • 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
  • Foam-padded top compartment provides storage for a light jacket, lunch, or other photo accessories.
  • A tripod is cradled (centered and balanced) securely with Tamrac's QuickClip tripod attachment system while the lower Tripod Foot Pocket holds two tripod legs secure
  • Feature zip-closing side pockets for accessories like a phone or iPod. The right pocket contains a removable rain cover, which can be slipped over the pack during extreme weather

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  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 33 x 50 cm ; 2.2 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.2 Kg
  • Item model number: 5789
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Aug 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Tamrac 5789 Black - The practical Tamrac 5789 provides protection against humidity and dirt thanks to waterproof zips. It is also equipped with the Strap Accessory System, allowing you to combine further compatible Tamrac bags. The Evolution 9 can be carried in three different ways - as a rucksack or as a sling pack with a strap over the right or left shoulder. It has space for a DSLR camera with attached lens, one or two additional lenses and a flash

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Tamrac Evolution 9 Sling Pack - Black 5789

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gill on 4 Oct 2013
A massive roomy bag just right for all your equipment very heavy but well made with useful pockets and compartments.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By d.a.pylarinos on 21 Aug 2014
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High quality, and practical
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alan Wadner on 7 April 2013
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A very versatile camera bag with plenty of space to store everything required for a photographic trip. Comfortable to carry and the alternative strap options are good. The only downside is the overall size but it is difficult to strike a balance between capacity and size and capacity is my consideration.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Tons of space in a stylish package 28 Aug 2011
By Ken - Published on Amazon.com
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As a frequent traveler, I was looking for a bag large enough to carry my photography gear as well as all the things I need for work and I must say, this bag covers those needs quite nicely.

I've loaded the bag with my gripped Rebel DSLR and 5 lenses including my 70-200 2.8 mounted to the body in the center compartment with 1.4x TC and lens hood reversed. I also tested the bag with a 400mm 5.6 mounted to the camera body and although things begin to get a little tight at this point, it still fits with lens hood reversed. With all of my current kit loaded, I've got tons of room to spare, I'll be upgrading to a much larger camera body this year so the extra room means I won't outgrow this bag. The camera compartment is very well padded and completely configurable. Having access to my equipment via the side panels is also quite convenient. The built in tripod holder on the front and included rain cover are nice useful touches.

The laptop compartment holds my 15" Dell Latitude 6520 with extended battery and my Motorola Xoom tablet with room to spare, I have no doubt it could easily hold a 17" model although it would probably be a somewhat snug fit. It's also very well padded and I have no concerns about the safety of my laptop, it's so well padded that I don't feel the laptop pressing against my back while wearing the bag. The top compartment holds my external hard drives and the various power cables and accessories I travel with, there's a lot of room here and I've even managed to fit my 10" tablet there in a pinch. The side compartment holds my passport and cell phone with no problem which the Evolution 8 could not do.

There aren't many with this bag and I would call them minor annoyances as opposed to outright cons. My first issue is with the quality of the zippers, while they are of decent quality, Tamrac could have invested just a little bit more. For example, the zippers on the Tamrac Expedition bags are a lot more sturdy than these. I don't think these zippers are prone to failure as they are quite sturdy but I would have liked them to be a bit "beefier" considering the size of the bag and the weight it will generally carry. I would have also liked the ability to lock the bags with integrated lock loops on the zippers. I could make the same criticism about the straps, they should be more than adequate but could have been a bit thicker, although they are quite comfortable.

The tripod pocket while a nice touch seems a bit small to mount some of the larger tripods. I had to remove the padded feet from my tripod to feel comfortable about the fit, but once it's strapped in, the tripod ain't going anywhere so I also consider this only a minor annoyance.

Overall, this is a high quality bag and exactly what I was looking for. It's far more stylish than the LowePro Fastpack 350 and just a bit roomier in my opinion. While the bag is very large, it's not nearly as large as I thought it would be. I'll be trying it on my 1st flight next week and I'm curious to see if it will fit under a standard airline seat, I have my doubts about this but it will fit in most overhead compartments with no problem. Also be conscious that because you can literally carry everything, the bag can get quite heavy. With everything I've listed included, my bag weights in at a little over 23lbs, not really heavy for me, but it may be for some and with this much weight, it might not be practical to use this bag in a sling configuration so be aware of how much you load up.

I highly recommend this bag for those with a need to get it all in so to speak, I can't imagine anyone needing more capacity in a walk around type bag.
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Thin straps ruin an otherwise great design 7 Jun 2012
By Nathan Johns - Published on Amazon.com
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As a current owner of the Tamrac Adventurer 9 and a wedding photographer, I really wanted to love the Evolution 9 backpack. And in almost every design aspect I did. However, the achilles heel is the strap system.

It holds a ton of gear. I was able to carry a custom bracket (flash bracket), LED lights, lens hoods, and a 36-pack of AA batteries in the upper portion of the bag. In the lower portion, I was able to fit a 5D body w/grip, 24-70, 70-200, 14L, 24L, 35L, 85L, 135L, 100L, and 580 flash with attached bounce. The double access panels and the abundance of zippered pouches were really convenient for quick access to gear. I love the design of my Adventurer 9 bag and the Evolution 9 really increased the overall convenience and functionality.

However, because the designers were trying to add sling functionality (eliminating one of the straps), they designed straps that are ¾" to a full inch narrower than more traditional backpack straps. In addition, the padding is far thinner than other photography backpacks I've used. I shot two outings with this bag, the first was for 4 hours and by the end of it, my back and shoulders were very sore. After the first outing, I wanted to return the Evolution 9, but I loved the other design elements so much that I decided to give it another try. I purchased 2"x10" foam Seat Belt Shoulder Pads - MOMO Style #1 Black/Red - Pair for the straps, hoping that the additional width and padding would make the bag more usable. The next opportunity I had to use it was for 2.5-hour evening shoot. By then end of it, I knew I had to return the Evolution 9, even with the extra padding, my back and shoulders were really sore.

My feelings on the bag are mixed. With the exception of the strap design, I love every other design element. But in my opinion, the strap design is not adequate for the amount of gear that the Evolution 9 is designed to carry.

My recommendation depends on your usage scenario. If you carry your gear to a location and leave it sitting there until you need to travel to a new location, then the Evolution 9 could be a very good solution for you. However, my style is to carry my gear with me as I hit multiple locations in a short amount of time, and in this usage scenario, the thin strap design make the Evolution 9 completely unusable.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Great functional design, terrible comfort 22 Sep 2012
By Fuzz - Published on Amazon.com
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I travel a lot for work (both domestic and international) and take side-trips for photography. So I needed a good backpack to carry all my gear: 5D2 + 15 fisheye + 16-35L + 35L + 50/f1.4 + 70-200/2.8 + flash + 15.6" laptop + accessories (adapter, charger, filters, Kindle, etc.). Since a lot of my travel photography is in urban settings, I wanted a pack with side access. The Tamarac looked perfect.

The functional design is fantastic -- love that the camera compartment can be accessed from both right and left sides; means I don't have to stack lenses and root through them to get to the bottom -- I can access all 4 of my extra lenses just by opening one zipper. Laptop compartment is roomy. The storage compartment on the top can hold my Kindle + space for adapter, charger, etc. External zippered side storage holds my passport perfectly. Lots of internal storage slots for cards, filters, etc.

The build is disappointing though. The zippers are not as beefy as on my Lowepro, ThinkTank, or ClikElite bags -- they may work fine, or they may not (found out later from a friend he had his front access zipper fail on a trip). The biggest disappointment are the straps -- very thin with a lot of extra length that just flaps around. The shoulder straps are the deal-breaker. I wore it around the house with just my camera gear and after 45 minutes my shoulders were itching to get them off. The straps are quite narrow so they don't distribute the load well and they're also a bit abrasive. Not the cushiony feel of a Lowepro or ClikElite (did a 12-mile hike yesterday with my fully-loaded ClikElite in complete comfort). No way could I imagine walking around for 10-12 hours with the Tamarac.

Despite the great design, I ended up returning the Tamarac. Got the Dakine Quest instead -- camera compartment is quite a bit tighter than the Tamarac, but way more comfortable to carry.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Case 11 Aug 2011
By dstawitz - Published on Amazon.com
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The case is an excellent addition for my travels. Not only was I able to carry my equipment, but there was enough room for me to also carry a number of essentials that I needed for our hike in the Colorado Rockies.

I would highly recommend this bag for serious camera buffs. Other than the high price, this is a great case.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Best photo backpak I have owned 1 July 2013
By Michael Lau - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a serious amateur photographer. I purchased this backpack for our family vacation to Disney-world. I packed a Nikon D800 with a 20mm and a 24-120mm zoom for this trip. This backpack is big, it would barely fit under the seat in front of me on the USAir flight to Orlando. Lay the backpack on it's back and slide under the seat in front, be careful not to pack to full or it will not fit between the floor and the bottom of the seat in front. Padding and configuration is mostly standard compared to the other camera bags/backpacks I own. The sling feature works well for me.
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