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Tamrac-5788-evolution-8.33250982
9.3 out of 10

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. After hiking for a few hours my back and neck really feel the strain. I am currently looking for a similar product with an internal frame.
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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 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!) The bag in general seems slightly undersized if you are carrying full-sized DSLRs. If it was about 1/8th bigger it would be a great fit. The undersize makes accessing equipment cumbersome. Tripod mount is too high and fairly useless.
  • 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!) The bag in general seems slightly undersized if you are carrying full-sized DSLRs. If it was about 1/8th bigger it would be a great fit. The undersize makes accessing equipment cumbersome. Tripod mount is too high and fairly useless.
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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 durable/pro grade and can accomodate more items in what I found to be a better organized manner.
  • 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. A good rubber handle would be a plus. Straps- The starps are not wide enough for the size and load of this backpack. Carrying it for long periods wears on you.
  • 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. It is a backpack and more so, a sling pack, so the straps should move/slide easily against the shoulders. But they stitched a slip resistant layer on the inside of straps.
  • 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. Not too rough mind you, with a Battery grip attached, I do not believe in its protection anymore since it is too tight a fit for my taste.
  • 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... You could fit it with a 50mm lens but it still sticks out really bad offering zero for protection to the camera if you bump it.
  • Cons: Griped DSLR doesn't fit
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