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Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8
9.5 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

This bag is acceptable

Benny, B&H Photo
1 December 2015
  • Excerpt: Generally, this bag is usable. what I can say is ok. The outside material of bag looks not so good as the picture. inside material should be more soft. It's still not good enough if you want to put bigger lens into it.
  • Pros: Adjustable Harness, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Too Small
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Overall 6
6.0

Don't buy with a pro camera

Trip, B&H Photo
10 August 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought this with a Nikon D810, Battery Grip, SB910 and 24-70 2.8 Nikkor lens. Bottom line, the camera did not fit. I tried it for a week and am now hoping that the return will go smoothly as I just purchased the Anvil 17 bag from B&H that is much more accommodating for pro gear.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Hard To Access Equipment, Pro Gear Does Not Fit, Too Small, Uncomfortable
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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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