Tamrac 5586 Expedition 6x is camera bag for carry, protect, and quick access to multiple SLR cameras, lenses, flash, accessories and a 14.1″ laptop computer. The bag features Foam-padded Computer Pocket, Dual Hinge Divider System, “Wing” Accessory Pockets, QuickClip™ Tripod Attachment System, the state-of-the-art harness system with Dual-Density Comfort Pads provides maximum carrying comfort while Air Flow Channels help keep you cool and dry during extended use completed with M.A.S.™ and S.A.S.™ Compatible. The Tamrac 5586 Expedition 6x has exterior size 13½ W x 10½ D x 17 H/34 x 27 x 43 cm, interior size 11 W x 5½ D x 14½ H/28 x 14 x 37cm, and weighs 5 lbs. (2280g).
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Tamrac 5586 Expedition 6x User Reviews
“This is a great backpack for all of my camera equipment. I previously has a smaller tamrac bag but when I began to add additional lens and a 2nd camera I quickly out grew it. This backpack is comfortable and hold more than I thought it would. Because of it’s size I would not recommend this as a everyday bag but it is great for travel.” – By photo bug
“I didnt need a carry all for my equipment, just some where central to store it. This pack is great for getting everything I need to where I am at. Not practical for around the town, as I dont want to adertise that I am carrying camera equipment, plus carry a lot of what iam not going to need. But on the plane it is a must have.” – By P. Michael Fain
10 star would be a better rating
“Two Nikon’s d-70 with 18-70 and d-300 with 70-300 with lens attached , A Nikon 600 Flash ,close up filters, polarize filters, extra cards,batteries and a manual All You NEED if you shoot seriously, it is a bit heavy for day trips. I use Tamrac sling shot for close day hike with one camera. See my review for accessory bags.” – By Albert I. Reiner
An Excellent Camera/Equipment Bag
“Bear in mind, it’s a large backpack (I’m 6’3″) but fits me perfectly, and is very comfortable for all day wear ability. It is light on its own, but with all the gear becomes loaded down. Still not a problem for a large person, but possibly a hindrance to smaller backs. The add-on slots for small pouches and bags is certainly useful for expanding storage capacity. The water-resistant zippers are excellent (tested at Niagara Falls), as are the numerous straps available to keep everything cinched tight. All in all, I am very happy I purchased this back pack; it’s ideal for my needs.” – By I. Andosoglu
This is one serious Backpack
“This is truly a “hold everything” bag! I have this thing packed with a 40D w/24-70L attached. Also in the bag is a 70-200 2.8 IS L, two 580ex II’s, 28-135 kit lens, both lens hoods for the “L’s”, and a Stofen Omni-Bounce. I still have room for two more smaller lenses. All compartments are water tight. This is truly an awesome bag with room for everything you can imagine.” – By Mario S. Jimenez Jr.
Fits the Macbook Pro 15″ (pre LED version) – barely
“I decided to go with this bag because it fit all of the above criteria. My laptop barely fits, though. I had to take out the bottom Velcro piece of padding (there is still some that is build in) to get it to fit, which is nice and snug. If i keep my incase sleeve on the laptop, it fits as well, but the zipper has stress points at the corners of the laptop. Although there is not a water bottle holder on this bag, it can be ordered from the list of accessories that come with the bag (MX5398) or I can just clip a bottle on.” – By R. Ager
Tamrac Expedition 6X
“The Expedition 6x is an excellent carry all backpack for the offroad photographer. I use it to carry my Nikon D80 with a mounted medium telephoto, a long tele, another mid tele, 2 smaller lenses. Additionally I carry a full set of 11 Cokin filters with adapter rings and holders, a light meter and a small flash unit. There is plenty of space for circular filters and an assortment of accessories, with room to spare for a future lens purchase. The laptop compartment is spacious, as are the extra compartments for spare batteries and memory cards. I am a large man (6’5″) and tyhis pack fits perfectly.” – By Guy Whiteley
Great build quality, but design could be improved
“The main interior compartment is very well constructed, and custom configurable. There is ample padding all around, and the adjustable dividers are quite thick. The compartment is about six inches deep, with two nylon straps in the middle section for extra security for securing a camera or lens. On the lid are two large zippered compartments, made of heavy duty clear plastic. The padded laptop compartment, is in the lid section, and will accommodate a computer up to about 14 inches. I was able to get all the gear listed above into the backpack, and also squeeze in a large Gary Fong type diffuser, lens hoods, and a small point and shoot camera as well.” – By trebe
Very good bag that fits everything I need
“Just picked this up after reading the other reviews and I must say it is very, very nice. Inside I am hauling a Nikon D90 with an 18-105mm attached, a Canon Digital Rebel XTi with a 100mm macro lens attached, a 50mm Nikkor lens, a 70-300mm Nikkor lens, a speedlite flash, an ExpoDisc, and a couple of lens hoods all with room for another lens or two! I also carry a Sony VAIO 15″ laptop in the sleeve and it fits perfectly.” – By Mark Coffin
Great for Colorado
“This backpack arrived the day before a planned hiking trip in the Colorado Rockies. I quickly threw all my equipment in it and everything fit great. During the hike, I was impressed how comfortable the pack felt. I was carrying so much equipment that it was hard to lift my backpack with one hand, but when I had it on my back, there was no problem.” – By R. P. Kane
Tamrac 5586 Expedition 6x Expert Reviews
Tamrac 5586 Expedition 6x Features & Specifications
The Expedition 6x is the ideal mid-size pack for a generous amount of photo equipment and most 14.1″ screen laptops.
This medium size pack offers foam-padded protection and quick access to multiple SLRs, lenses, flash and accessories. The main compartment is completely foam padded with numerous adjustable, foam-padded dividers to protect digital SLRs, 5-6 lenses, and a flash. The camera with a long zoom lens attached is suspended on two vertical, foam-padded dividers that are internally reinforced with rigid plastic. A restraint strap holds the lens firmly in place. Two Windowpane-Mesh™ pockets inside the front flap visibly organize filters, film and other accessories. A plastic, foam-padded platform in the bottom provides shock protection while a LockDown™ rain flap protects the zipper from the elements.
Foam-padded Computer Pocket
New foam-padded front pocket with water-resistant zipper protects laptops with up to 14.1″ screens and provides easy access without disturbing photo gear.
Dual Hinge Divider System
New Dual Hinge Divider System adjusts to allow two digital SLRs to be carried with lenses attached.
“Wing” Accessory Pockets
Dual “wing” pockets with water-resistant zippers organize and provide quick access to important accessories without disturbing your other gear. These “wing” pockets also feature Tamrac’s U.S.- patented Memory & Battery Management System™ that uses red flags to identify available memory cards and batteries from ones that have been used up.
QuickClip™ Tripod Attachment System
A tripod is cradled (centered and balanced) securely between these pockets with Tamrac’s QuickClip™ tripod attachment system while the lower, plastic-reinforced Tripod Foot Pocket holds two of the tripod legs secure.
The state-of-the-art harness system with Dual-Density Comfort Pads provides maximum carrying comfort while Air Flow Channels help keep you cool and dry during extended use. The pack is also equipped with an adjustable waist belt and an expandable sternum strap for finer adjustments. The harness features “D” rings that accept Tamrac’s optional backpack camera strap (Model N-11).
M.A.S.™ and S.A.S.™ Compatible
Strap Accessory System™ (S.A.S.™) and Modular Accessory System™ (M.A.S.™) attachment slots on the pack provide a convenient place to carry Tamrac’s optional M.A.S.™ and S.A.S.™ products. Four SpiderTabs™ provide additional attachment points for expedition equipment or extra clothing.
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