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Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8
9.3 out of 10

Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8

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Reviews and Problems with Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8

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Overall 6
6.0

Tough on the back

Wayne, B&H Photo
4 December 2014
  • Excerpt: As billed this bag is well laid out and will allow you to carry a lot of gear. It is well constructed although I have had to repair a zipper. My main complaint about this bag is that when I load it with a day's worth of gear it does not distribute the weight very well.
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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.
  • Pros: Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy
  • Cons: Uncomfortable Straps
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Overall 6
6.0

Close but no Cigar

Desert Hiker, Adorama
31 May 2013
  • Excerpt: 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!
  • Pros: Adjustable Harness, Color, Comfortable
  • Cons: Cumbersome, Hard To Access Equipment, Too Small
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Desert Hiker, Adorama
31 May 2013
  • Excerpt: 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!
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Overall 6
6.0

Build Quality - So So

JG, B&H Photo
10 August 2012
  • Excerpt: My main candidates for a new bag were the Think Tank Streetwalker Pro and the Tamrac Evolution 8. After my real-life testing I've concluded that the Evo8 is definitely a mediium gear sized pack at best and is a notch or two lower in quality relative to the Think Tank which is definitely more...
  • Pros: Good combo of features
  • Cons: Cumbersome, Mediocre build quality, Too Small
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost There

Shoe, B&H Photo
26 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I have had this backpack over 2 years now and I carry it back and forth to work every day and have carried it internationally multiple times. It is a good bag but could be a great bag if Tamrac made the following changes: Handle- if your bag is full, the handle is uncomfortable and cheap.
  • Pros: Easily Accessible Equipment, Multiple compartments, Top carry compartment
  • Cons: Computer slot too tight, Flimsy carry handle, No water bottle carrier, Straps too narrow, Weak Chest Strap
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Overall 6
6.0

not for me

tomy1976, B&H Photo
16 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I can give 3 stars for quality, honestly almost the same as canon,s backpack for 50$. I did return this one because when is loaded, is not comfortable on arms. The suspenders are to thin and it hurts on arms.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Who came up with this strap design?

Photobackpacker, B&H Photo
25 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Excellent backpack, very roomy, well organized, easy packing and access to equipment, very strong construction. But, how the company like Tamrac could come up with such a poor, in not outright dumb strap design.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

My perfect Bag? Well, not really!

Crash, B&H Photo
24 October 2010
  • Excerpt: This bag is nice. It provides for enough storage for my D5000 with a 200mm lens attached, an additional lens plus the flashlight and the accessories I want to carry (spare batteries, memory cards, etc .). It also seems to protect my gear reasonably well from rough handling.
  • Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment
  • Cons: Tight with Battery Grip
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Overall 6
6.0

So close, but one flaw...

TJ_D, B&H Photo
7 July 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought this bag as it was said to fit a DSLR with grip and a 15.4 computer. When I got home with it I was in love with the design, but upon trying to fit my camera a Canon 50D with grip in it, the bag wasn't tall enough...
  • Cons: Griped DSLR doesn't fit
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