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Tamrac-5788-evolution-8.33250982
9.3 out of 10

Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8

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Overall 10
10

tough as nails!

Will, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: This bag is well built and nicely padded, holds 15" laptop, 2 DSLR's and one Mirrorless all with lenses attached, plus 4 extra lenses and many accessories, has a strap for your tripod and various ways you can setup the back straps. My bag was left on my jeep tire on an expedition and was ran over, all that was damaged severely was the strap and my laptop, but my cameras and all other equipment was left undamaged!
  • Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy, Strong Construction, Well Padded
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Bag

Bobby B, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I liked the bag. The lay out was not really what I was looking for. The quality is great.
  • Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

pretty close to perfect

geecheeboy, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I recently purchased this after purchasing the Evo 9 and deciding it was too large. To be fair, the Evo 9 may be perfect if you're on assignment for National Geographic and have to carry a full complement of fast lenses, but I found it a bit overwhelming. Additionally, the Evo 8 fits comfortably in an overhead bin, I doubt a fully loaded Evo 9 would.
  • Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

100%

The Beach Flea, B&H Photo
29 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This backpack is perfect for a light gear pack. It holds the 4 lenses I travel with as well as 2 backs. The side gear doors work very well.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

"Top Notch"

Eddie, B&H Photo
17 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this backpack for a trip to Africa. The size was the most important point due to restrictions by the airline. This bag fits that to a tee. Lots of room and really easy to reach all the pockets and zippers. The construction of this bag is top of the line.
  • Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great Travel / Day pack

Jaybyrd, B&H Photo
21 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Just returned from 12 days in Alaska. Independent touring and a cruise. Purchased the Evol 8 for the trip. It performed exceptionally well and is very well constructed. The camera compartment held the D7000, an 18-140, 70-300, binoculars, a charger, sunglasses and cell charger. With room to spare. The top section was good for passports, camera "raincoat", meds, a book, lunches, and a stainless steel coffee mug.
  • Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Fits Under Airline Seats, Roomy, Strong Construction, Very Versatile
  • Cons: Chest Strap Too High, Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great line of packs

SkyE, B&H Photo
13 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I have owned a evolution 9 for about a year and love it. I got this smaller model as a 2nd pack for my assistant. It works really well. I love the side access for quickly getting a camera out. I also love the various pouches and pockets for stashing batteries, cards, filters, etc. I have put my evolution 9 through some serious hikes, including a downpour in Olympia that would have soaked all my gear if not for the awesome included rain fly.
  • Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great bag

MAKI, B&H Photo
19 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Wanted a bag to hold camera, laptop and general stuff for vacation. Loved it so much that it's become my daily bag. Very well made and comfortable to wear. My only issue is that the straps are extra long to be able too use as cross body bag, but if you're normally using as a backpack the extra length a pain to deal with, and really don't want to cut them yet, just in case.
  • Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Straps too long
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Overall 6
6.0

Good space, uncomfortable straps

Alex, B&H Photo
9 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Checked out this backpack for use in traveling/hiking. I have a Nikon D60 with a 28-300 lens, memory cards, batteries, personal items, and often travel with a 15" laptop. This pack had plenty of room for all these items, and the side access to get to the camera would have been a plus. However, I tried the pack on with my lpatop and camera/lens loaded and the straps were very uncomfortable. The inner side of the straps has a rough, leather like pad.
  • Pros: Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy
  • Cons: Uncomfortable Straps
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Well Thoughtout

Nobodeuno, B&H Photo
9 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This is one of the better working bags around for hikes as well as location work. Very easy to access everything, has plenty of room for a fairly large kit. Works to hold several lenses and a couple pro bodies...it is not too bulky and offers very good protection as Tamrac is known for. Other makers sacrifice some durability and protection in order to save a pound.
  • Pros: Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy, Strong Construction
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