Tamrac 5749 Velocity 9 is camera bag to provide quick access to a pro-sized 35mm or digital SLR like a Nikon F5 and D1 or Canon’s EOS 1V and 1D with a 200 millimeter zoom lens attached. The bag features Speed flap top provides instant access, Carry a pro SLR with a zoom lens attached ready for action, Modular accessory system attachment slots, Adjustable, foam-padded sling strap, Windowpane-mesh pocket in top for filters and accessories, Easy squeeze quick- release buckles assure security, completed with Adjustable, foam-padded internal dividers provide a custom fit for equipment. The Tamrac 5749 Velocity 9 has exterior size 13 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 15 1/2″ (34 x 19 x 39 cm) (WxDxH), interior size 13 x 6 3/8 x 12 1/2″ (33 x 16 x 32 cm) (WxDxH), and weighs 1 lb 14 oz (850.49 g).
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Tamrac 5749 Velocity 9 User Reviews
“It was brand new and bigger than I thought. Just as well as I underestimated the amount of equipment I have. It is very comfortable fully loaded at about 20 pounds. Some times I forget its even there when I’m shooting pictures. Well made and designed. I don’t any negatives about this pack. Very Pleased” – By Rick Wienecke
Works for me
“The Tamrac 5749 Velocity 9 Pro Photo Sling Pack is well designed and sturdy. The dividers stay in place as long as they are resting solidly on another object. A second row of Velcro strip would be an improvement. The cut out diagram only indicates how the bag can be packed. The pictures of the actual product clearly show the whole front does not unzip. There is a mesh pocket over a zipped pocket area with dividers for storing and organizing smaller items. The main compartment is accessed from the top only. On the inside of the main compartment’s cover flap is another zippered pocket for items like batteries and CF cards.” – By L. T. Beasimer
Don’t buy into the bad reviews BUT do go and try it first
“I have owned this bag for about 2 years now. I loved it so much I bought one of the smaller versions for my Lumix FZ-15. I am one of those guys who has yet to find a backpack that is right sized, accessible, well made, comfy and doesn’t scream ROB ME! I also can’t stand slinging a standard gadget bag and trying to take pictures at the same time. And for you back pain complainers, I have had a herniated disc for 4 years now and I have no issue.” – By domeboy
Great camera bag–updated 10-1-08
“This is a terrific camera bag – I carry my Canon 20D with 2 lens, compact cards, battery and battery charger, etc. It is extremely well made and attractive to boot. I also liked it enough to buy the smaller version, which I use about as often with my back-up 350xt. It has been dropped, rained on, etc – still looks great and is very protective for my valuable cameras. I must agree it is not a backpack – but that’s what I like about it. Very reasonably priced for the quality.” – By M. ANNE
Excellent in the field
“I previously owned a Velocity 7, but had to move up in size once I began using a 300mm lens as my prime, working lens. For me (a 54 year-old man with occassional back troubles), the Velocity 9’s ability to sit square in the center of my back is critical for an even weight while hiking. On a shoot (I am a wildlife photographer)in the back country, I can swing the bag around quickly and rapidly access my camera without any noise to scare off the animal I am focused on. I carry two other lenses, all my memory, and other photographer’s paraphenalia (sp?) with ease. A great bag in my book.” – By Charles A. Nakell
Good walk-around bag but not perfect
“the design which allows for easy front-to-back manuevering. You can sling the bag on your bag and move it in front for easy ready-to-shoot position, it’s well made, strong and sturdy with great material and workmanship, doesn’t scream camera bag as much as the Tamrac tote or backpack styles do. And since it fits close to the body, you feel secure bringing along your camera equipment.” – By M. A. Santos
Roomy Well-designed Bag
“The Velocity 9 is a comfortable easy bag to use when you want to carry a lot of equipment. I’ve got my Nikon D80 with lens plus two additional lenses, flash unit, filters, and a few miscellaneous things. There’s room for my cell phone, couple of pens, and a pad of paper. If you don’t need to shlep as much stuff, I would go with a smaller bag. I also have the Velocity 7 for lighter loads. It handles fewer items but has the same basic design as its big brother. I’m really happy with both bags. Great design, easy handling, and excellent value.” – By Mike
Tamrac 5749 Velocity 9 Expert Reviews
Tamrac 5749 Velocity 9 Features & Specifications
The Velocity 9 – Pro Sling Pack is a larger version of our popular Photo Sling Pack. It can be carried comfortably like a backpack, but can be swung around to the front to provide quick access to a pro-sized 35mm or digital SLR like a Nikon F5 and D1 or Canon’s EOS 1V and 1D with a 200 millimeter zoom lens attached. A well-padded sling strap comfortably distributes the weight, but need not be removed to quickly access photo equipment. Outside, a large mesh pocket is ideal for carrying an energy bar or water bottle, while organizer pockets inside keep a mobile phone, PDA, or photo accessories within reach. A windowpane-mesh pocket inside the lid stores filters. Compatible with Tamrac’s modular accessory system components to customize this pack with Tamrac accessories.
A. Speed flap top provides instant access.
B. Carry a pro SLR with a zoom lens attached ready for action.
C. Modular accessory system attachment slots.
D. Adjustable, foam-padded sling strap.
G. Windowpane-mesh pocket in top for filters and accessories
F. Easy squeeze quick- release buckles assure security
E. Adjustable, foam-padded internal dividers provide a custom fit for equipment