Summary: Excellent walk about camera bag. Would be a tight fit for those using a battery pack on their DSLR bodies. Easy access to camera any time and inconspicuous as a camera bag. Can carry your equipment through airports with ease.
Pros: Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Well Padded
Excerpt: First the good: the Evolution 8 is a good size for carrying your DSLR with lens attached, a couple of extra lenses, a flash, batteries, memory, and a few items for non-camera use. The fit is good as a backpack, though certainly not anywhere as comfortable enough to use as a real hiking backpack. Without any internal frame support or frame sheet to speak of, the padding does just that pads well. It is well made and has great access through the front, or the sides.
Pros: Easily Accessible Equipment, Strong Construction
Summary: I really like this bag for the accessibility if gives me to my 3 lenses and camera, all reached through one of the 3 convenient flaps. The flaps are large enough for me to reach and retrieve my Nikon D90 with power grip installed. I definitely recommend this backpack to photographers who want to travel light but equipped.
Summary: I actually have the Evolution 6... seems the only differences between that and the 8 is that the 8 has a more squarish front zip access to the front and is a little larger. The Evolution 6 access is more round at the top which somewhat limits access - making the 8 an improvement on possibly the only flaw of the 6. The bag has access to the compartments from both sides and the front.
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) This review is from: Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8 Photo Digital SLR Camera Sling Backpack (Black) + Accessory Kit for Canon Rebel XSi, XS, T1i, T2i, EOS 50D, 5D, 7D, Nikon D3000, D5000, D40, D60, D90, D300, D300s, Olympus Evolt E-30, E-450, E-520, E-620, and Sony Alpha A230, A330, A380, A450, A500, A550, A850 (Electronics) This is a great pack unfortunately the order arrived incomplete, containing the pack but not the accessory kit.
Summary: Finding the right camera bag is like finding the holy grail, and I have more bags than I would like to admit, so when I saw the video of this bag from Tamrac, I went in search of it to see how it actually performs, and it does as promised by Tamrac. I did a quick comparison with the Kata 3N1-33 bag, and the Kata is slightly bigger, but more clumsy to use as compared to this Tamrac. The Evo8's zippers are smoother, and the internals are better organized.
Summary: I recently purchased the Tamrac Evolution 8 sling bag. It is very well made and should take many a knock before showing any real wear. I also like the color combination as it doew not scream "CAMERAS" as do most black bags. The one dissapointment I find is that access is a little difficult especially when you want to view nearly the entire contents of the bag. The three door flaps are convenient, but are smallish which limits easy access to equipment.
More versitile and comfortable than the competition
L. Rosencrantz "Lboo99", Amazon
12 June 2010
Summary: I already own a Tamrac Expedition and a Lowepro sling bag. The sling is good for short trips when I want to go light but the single strap can get uncomfortable after awhile. The Expedition holds a lot but access is not as easy- you have to take the bag off. What I like best about the Evolution is the triple access- front and both sides. You can set it up so the camera is accessed on one side and the lenses on the other.