Tamrac 5531 Adventure Messenger 1 is camera bag to carry a compact digital or film SLR with a lens up to 3 1/2″ long attached and accessories. The bag features Speed Flap Top, Buckle Closure for security, Adjustable Shoulder strap, Side pocket for cell phone or MP3 player, Adjustable, foam-padded internal dividers, Main compartment is completely foam padded, and has Full-length zippered Speed Pocket. The Tamrac 5531 Adventure Messenger 1 has Internal Dimensions: 5¾ W x 3½ D x 6½ H/15 x 9 x 17 cm, External Dimensions: 8¼ W x 5½ D x 7½ H/21 x 14 x 19 cm, and weight 14 oz (397 g).
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Tamrac 5531 Adventure Messenger 1 User Reviews
great camera bag
“This is my third Tamrac bag. I have a sling bag for my bigger camera with lots of storage for all my camera equipment. I also have a camera case for just when I’m doing sports with my 70-300 zoom. Now I have gotten a smaller camera when not needing all the extras along. I will always buy Tamrac. They are well constructed and have lots of padding. “ – By Brian M. Butler
Top Notch Bag
“Perfect size for what we were looking for. Fit out Nikon D40 DSLR and with the 55-200mm lens. Also had room for our wallet and other stuff. Very comfortable to wear. “ – By Tennis One
Top Notch Bag
“I have used Tamrac bags for going on 30 years for my extensive collection of Film & Digital cameras and lenses along with a camcorder or two. My most recent addition, the Messenger 1 bag, is a good fit for my new Lumix FZ28 camera. The bag has room for a charger, extra battery, several memory cards, cords, owner’s manual, ETC. “ – By D. Crosby
Perfect for what I need
“This is great for my Canon Rebel xsi with the bundled lens. It easily stores the battery charger, a few memory cards, and a point and shoot camera (canon powershot a510). If you need to carry much more than this or another lens – I’d look for another bag, there just isn’t room for another lens. However, if you just need a solid bag for a few items this is great. “ – By M. E. Arn.
Exactly what I expected
“I have purchased many Tamrac products for my SLRs. This one I purchased to hold my point and shoot and the accessories (cables, charger, etc). It is lightweight, rugged, and everything I have come to expect from Tamrac products.” – By Steven Farrington
Perfect small DSLR bag
“I bought this bag to take my Olympus Evolt E-510 to Disney World. I do not have any additional lenses for it, but I do carry one extra battery. I was able to put my credit cards and money in an inside front pocket and my photopass (a Disney card you hand to all the photographers to link pictures they take to your account) in the front zip pocket for super-fast access. I put my cell phone in the side velcro pocket (under the strap on one side) and maps in the open back slit-style pocket. It was absolutely perfect for my needs. It is good, hardy quality, and the zippers seem pretty sturdy. I highly recommend it!” – By mom of two
good for starters
“This bag is good for photography starters with maybe 2 lenses. An XSi with 18-55mm kit lens fits well into the bag with extra rooms below the lens as well as plenty of room on the side, which can be used for another average telephoto lens and an external flash unit. The front pocket can have a lot of accessories, including the battery charger, filters, wires and cables, compass etc. Two side pockets, and one has zipper, which is good for additional batteries and memory cards. There is also a pocket on the cover, which can be used for things like lens cloth.” – By Timbus
Tamrac 5531 Adventure Messenger 1 Expert Reviews
Tamrac 5531 Adventure Messenger 1 Features & Specifications
Tamrac’s Adventure Messenger 1 has a comfortable slim profile for navigating life while safely and discretely transporting your photo gear. This ultra-compact messenger bag is perfect for carrying a compact digital or film SLR with a lens up to 3.5 inches attached and accessories. The Speed Flap Top opens to reveal adjustable, foam-padded internal dividers that provide a custom fit to camera equipment. The zippered front pocket, full-length zippered Speed Pocket on the flap, and an open pocket in back provide extra storage for accessories, manuals, and personal items. A side pocket is perfect for carrying a cell phone or MP3 player. A shoulder strap and EasyGrip carrying handle provide convenient carrying options. You can add Tamrac accessories to the shoulder strap using the attachment slots for our Strap Accessory System products.
Strap Accessory System (S.A.S.)
Tamrac’s Strap Accessory System has components that attach to the shoulder straps of most of our camera bags and backpacks to allow photographers to personalize and customize their carrying systems.
A Look Inside
* A – Speed Flap Top
* B – Buckle Closure for security
* C – Adjustable Shoulder strap
* D – Side pocket for cell phone or MP3 player
* E – Adjustable, foam-padded internal dividers
* F – Main compartment is completely foam padded
* G – Full-length zippered Speed Pocket
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