Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 is camera bag to carry and protect a pro digital or film SLR (such as Canon’s EOS 1D Series or Nikon’s D2 Series) with a grip and 5-inch lens attached, several additional lenses, a flash, accessories, and a laptop. The bag features Tamrac’s patented Memory & Battery Management System¿ uses red flags to identify available memory cards and batteries from ones that are used up with Two mesh side pockets provide quick access to accessories and water bottles and Comfortable, foam-padded backpack harness with sternum strap is contoured to distribute the weight of the camera gear across the shoulders. The Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 has Internal Dimensions/Top Compartment: 11 W x 6½ D x 8¾ H/28 x 17 x 22 cm, Internal Dimensions/Bottom Compartment: 11½ W x 5½ D x 8½ H/29 x 14 x 22 cm, External Dimensions: 13 W x 11 D x 20 H/33 x 28 x 51 cm, and weight 4 lbs. 3 oz. (1,899 g).
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Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 User Reviews
Excellent Pack for SLR Camera+Notebook Computer Use
“The only thing against this product would be its size, it’s pretty big. But it would have to be for the functionality you get/need in an SLR+Laptop combo pack. I carry a D-200, Apple Macbook Pro, and all the cords/cds/ipod/cellphone stuff I want, and I still have space left over in the top pocket. Very easy removal of the laptop (important at the security screening in Airports). I even carry a tripod in the side pocket (don’t bother strapping it to the bottom of the pack).” – By boneah
great bag for day hikes
“top “miscellaneous” compartment is generously sized (i.e., holds a couple sandwiches and granola bars, a trail guide, and one tightly balled-up rain slicker), mesh side-pockets are nice and stretchy (I’ve been able to fit a 1L Nalgene in there), build quality is very solid, good padding in the camera compartment; plus the dividers are re-arrangeable to meet your specific needs, straps are well-padded and the bag is very comfortable to wear over long periods of time (plus the chest and waist straps help to better distribute the load across your torso)..” – By R. Friesel Jr.
SPACIOUS & COMFORTABLE
“I really enjoy the comfortable straps. Whether on my back or just thrown over one shoulder, it is easy to carry for this 50+ year old with bad legs & low back pain. I’ve not used a backpack for many decades but this is definitely more comfortable than I expected. The top carrying handle comes in very handy also.” – By 4thlife
tamrac adventure 9 review
“It’s a great bag, holds my xps1210, my rebel xti with telephoto zoom and external flash with extra camera stuff. Only bad thing is as a travelling scientist, I don’t have much room for any papers or small books – i have to cram it all into the computer compartment. Otherwise, a very good bag.” – By Spazzer Greg
nice design, I’m afraid it’s a little too big for its actual capacity
“The bag is good if you are traveling not meant for a daily basis,i think the bag is too big, and plus you cant carry much in the upper pocket. I thought i could use it in a daily basis like going to school carry my books and my camera too, but no, the bag is too big to struggle with it everyday. Thou the size of the bag it is pretty comfortable to carry even if you have your laptop in it too. Definitely recommended for an excursion or something like that.” – By sciFer
“I bought this for my wife to carry her camera equipment when traveling. She is by no means a “professional” photographer but the stuff you carry with you starts to add up and this accomidates all of her equipment well. What was most important was the fact that while carrying a camera, flash, lenses, batteries, I-pod, camcorder, memory cards etc. it easily accomidates and protects her laptop.” – By Scott T. Strachan
Put to the test at altitude in the Himalayas
“There is also space to carry a tripod under the bag. This was a definite improvement over previous bags I have. The straps to secure a tripod must be purchased separately. Buy good straps as this will ensure they stay tight and that the tripod doesn’t slowly sink and then start banging the back of your legs while walking. The shoulder straps were surprising comfortable and made carrying the full bag very comfortable, even while trekking for 8 hours at any one time. There are also two side pockets that can each fit one of the narrower types of water bottles. I have added a picture of myself carrying the bag.” – By Sam Chadwick
Perfect bag for a specific purpose
“This bag holds my equipment I bring when I travel: 13″ Macbook, Canon 50D, Tokina 12-24/4, 17-55/2.8 IS, 70-200/4L IS. The profile/width is quite slim which is great when walking in cramped areas where I use this bag (carry-on in airplanes, subways etc etc.) The bag is made of a thick/strong cordura nylon which is the same as any Tamrac bag. I really like the fact that this bag does _not_ scream out “I’m carrying photography equipment!) as I use this bag when traveling. I feel like photobags that are obviously photobags invite unwanted attention from thieves.” – By Edwin Yoo
Great camera backpack
“I have had this bag now for 2 years and it is very rugged and comfortable. I have taken it all across the US and Mexico, and next week will take it to Europe for a week and a half. It is a great carry-on to fit all of my electronics in so I don’t have to worry about checking them when I fly. I fit my D50 with the 18-200VR attached to it, an SB-600, camcorder, Nikon 50mm prime, Tokina 12-24mm, and several memory cards, cleaning products and filters in it with no problems. The zippered top half is great for storing cables, chargers and misc. items. When I leave my laptop at the hotel room I can pack my travel books and maps in the padded compartment for easy access. “ – By Brandon Hiller
“My husband carried this bag on our recent trip to Greece. It was loaded with a Canon 7D, 2 lenses, a Sony video cam, etc. With snacks and emergency medical pouch in the top compartment, it weighed about 17 lbs total. The chest and waist straps made the task much easier. This bag met our needs and we highly recommend it.” – By A. Mcgee
Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Expert Reviews
Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Features & Specifications
The Adventure 9 is a modern backpack designed for the SLR photographer with a pro digital or film SLR (such as Canon’s EOS 1D Series or Nikon’s D2 Series) with a grip and 5-inch lens attached, several additional lenses, a flash, accessories, and a laptop. The completely foam-padded lower compartment protects photo equipment, while the large top compartment holds a light jacket, lunch, or other necessary items. Inside the top, a Pop-Off Pocket keeps AC adaptors and laptop cords organized. A separate, completely foam-padded compartment provides quick access to a laptop (such as Apple’s PowerBook G4 or others up to 15.5 x 11 x 2 inches in size) without disturbing photo gear.
Double zipper pulls provide quick access to photo gear while a weather flap and quick-release buckle provide security and weather protection. Inside the main compartment, foam pillars support the camera with lens attached, ready for action, while adjustable, foam-padded dividers protect other equipment. Tamrac’s patented Memory and Battery Management System uses red flags to identify available memory cards and batteries from ones that are used up. A Windowpane-Mesh pocket organizes filters, cables, and other accessories.
Two mesh side pockets provide quick access to accessories and water bottles. The comfortable, foam-padded backpack harness with sternum strap is contoured to distribute the weight of the camera gear across the shoulders. The harness also features Tamrac’s Strap Accessory System attachment points for customizing this pack with optional Tamrac S.A.S. products. Two lash tabs on the bottom allow a tripod to be carried (requires accessory straps).
Memory and Battery Management System
Many of our camera bags feature the patented Memory and Battery Management System, which provides quick access to memory cards, batteries, and accessories. This unique system uses red flags to identify available memory cards and batteries from ones that are used up.
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 Tamrac innovation developed in the early eighties, Windowpane-Mesh combines clear vinyl and nylon mesh for film and accessory pockets.
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