Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8

Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8 is camera bag that perfect for a DSLR with a grip and up to an 8″ lens attached, several additional lenses, a flash, and accessories. The bag features can be Convert to a Sling Pack with Foam-padded Computer Pocket and Foam-Padded Top Compartment that completed with QuickClip™ Tripod Attachment System and Side Pockets and Rain Cover. The Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8 has Internal Top: 10 W x 5¾ D x 7½ H/25 x 15 x 19cm, Internal Bottom: 11 W x 6 D x 9¾ H/28 x 15 x 25cm, External Dimensions: 12½ W x 8¾ D x 19 H/32 x 22 x 48cm, and weight 4 lbs. 12 oz. (2165g).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8 Expert Reviews

Ephotozine reviews the Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8 and writes;
“The bag looks attractive, sits comfortably on my back, has a choice of access points and holds everything I need to take out on a day’s shoot so it gets my thumbs up. Look at the list of kit I stashed in the bag and I think you’ll be impressed at what it can hold, and that’s before we start on the top compartment….”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8 User Reviews

More versitile and comfortable than the competition
“…It really combines the best features of both bags and has plenty of storage. I will probably get rid of the Expedition and continue to use the sling for quick outings and the Evolution for day trips and my major trip/shooting bag, especially because it has the tripod pocket and the extra storage. Build quality is good and the extra pockets all over the bag are well thought out and enable rational storage of needed items. This bag is really the most versatile I have seen as an all around bag for short hikes and long trips. “ – By L. Rosencrantz
Rating: ★★★★★

Really like this bag
“Although I wish that bag was slightly larger, I really like the thick protective padding that this bag is made of. The quality is beyond other bag makers. The concept is thoughtful. I use the bag very often with pleasure and confidence that my equipment is protected.” – By Caesar
Rating: ★★★★☆

Bag performs as promised
“The openings to the camera sections could be bigger, but I realized that for the bag to keep its structure and shape, it needed to be the size it is. Nevertheless, you can still access the camera compartment in 3 ways. I also like the back portion of the bag where you can tuck away the slings/straps that you are not using, including the waist support belt and clip. The laptop/notebook section also fits a laptop snugly. I use a 13″ Macbook, and it fits without a problem. Tamrac’s specs say that it can fit a 15.6″ widescreen laptop. The padding on this bag is good and the bag feels very snug and secure. How could I resist but get another camera bag!” – By Gerald Khoo
Rating: ★★★★★

Echoing – so close
“…My overall impression is that the bag is almost perfect; and if Tamrac improved on the few things that are incorrect with the bag, it would be everything anyone would want in a bag. I wonder if Tamrac does any customer field-testing, as I think some of these deficiencies would have become immediately apparent.” – By AWBoater
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great bag
“First of all, this is a fantastic camera bag. It is the perfect size for the amateur (which i am, being 11), and the side pockets for accessing the camera (canon eos rebel t1i)and lenses are extremely useful. When I take my camera bag somewhere, the point of bringing it is to have my camera ready for a quick shot. The swing-around system works just like it does in the videos. The many small pockets were very useful, too. Also, all of the sections can be removed accept for the laptop compartment. So, you don’t need to keep it in the main top and bottom sections if you have a really big telephoto lens.” – By A Kid’s Review
Rating: ★★★★☆

Features & Specifications

Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8 Features & Specifications

The Evolution 8 Photo/Laptop Sling Backpack can be carried three different ways: as a backpack, as a sling pack on the right shoulder, and as a sling pack on the left shoulder. With Tamrac’s Triple Access System, there are also three ways to access your gear: through the front door and through two side doors. The Evolution 8 is perfect for a DSLR with a grip and up to an 8″ lens attached, several additional lenses, a flash, and accessories.


Convert to a Sling Pack
To convert to a sling pack, simply cross-connect a single shoulder strap (red to red for carrying on the right shoulder or blue to blue for carrying on the left shoulder). The other shoulder strap is easily tucked away in Tamrac’s Tuck-A-Way™ harness system.

Foam-padded Computer Pocket
In back, a completely foam-padded laptop pocket holds most 15.6″ screen laptops and others up to 15″ x 10¼ x 1½” in size.

Foam-Padded Top Compartment
A foam-padded top compartment provides storage for a light jacket, lunch, or other photo accessories. A mesh pocket in the back keeps small accessories separate and secure, while a Windowpane-Mesh™ pocket on the inside door panel holds additional small items.

QuickClip™ Tripod Attachment System
A tripod is cradled (centered and balanced) securely with Tamrac’s QuickClip™ tripod attachment system while the lower Tripod Foot Pocket holds two tripod legs secure.

Side Pockets and Rain Cover
Each side has a zipper-closing pocket for accessories like a phone or iPod. The right pocket contains a removable rain cover, which can be slipped over the pack during extreme weather.

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