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Tamrac 697 Rolling Backpack (Black)

B&H # TA697B Mfr # 69701
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You Pay: $544.95

The black 697 Big Wheels Rolling Photo Backpack from Tamrac combines the advantages of a wheeled camera bag and a backpack. It is designed for photographers who must carry a lot of equipment in diverse situations such as 2 SLR film or digital cameras, 6-8 lenses, flash, laptop computer and accessories. The front pocket is foam-padded to hold a 15.6” screen laptop up to 15.0 x 10.75 x 2.0". The backpack is carried by a side carry handle, large ball bearing in-line skate wheels with telescoping handle and a hidden Tuck-A-Way backpack harness. The QuickClip tripod attachment system holds and protects a professional size tripod.

The 697 backpack is fully foam padded and constructed of PowerGrid Cordura. It also has numerous internal dividers to customize the bag. There are internal Windowpane-Mesh pockets to help organize filters, cleaning materials and other small items and a large exterior pocket holds lots of film, accessories or a rain jacket. . It uses the M.A.S. (Modular Accessory System) and the S.A.S. (Strap Accessory System) for accessories.

Fully padded Power Grid Cordura rolling backpack made to carry film or digital equipment
On Board
Conforms to current FAA airline carry-on regulations 1
M.A.S. (Modular Accessory System) compatible - This system allows photographers to customize and personalize their backpacks, shoulder bags and cases by using accessories that quickly attach to the M.A.S attachment slots. These accessories will also attach to any belt or to the Tamrac Modular Accessory Belt.
Lash Tabs to tie on expedition equipment or extra clothing.
S.A.S. (Strap Accessory System) compatible - This system has components that attach to the shoulder strap to allow photographers to personalize and customize their carrying systems.
Compartment features;
  • Foam pillars support camera with long lens attached.
  • Strong foam padded plastic in vertical dividers
  • Strong foam padded platform in bottom
  • Touch fastener support straps inside, secure equipment
Pockets;
  • Internal Windowpane-Mesh pockets help organize filters, cleaning materials and other small items
  • Front pocket is foam padded for a notebook computer such as an Apple PowerBook G4
The QuickClip Tripod Attachment System allows tripods to be held secure, balanced and ready for action. This is a stable solution for photographers traveling with a tripod.
Carrying options;
  • Side carrying handle
  • Large ball bearing in-line skate wheels
  • Industrial strength telescoping handle
  • Backpack using the hidden Tuck-a-Way backpack harness.
Material Exterior: Waterproof Power Grid Cordura three-ply woven grid fabric
Interior: Gray colored smooth, weatherproof, lightweight nylon fabric
Interior: Thick, closed cell foam padding
Windowpane-Mesh combines clear vinyl and nylon mesh for strength and provides easy viewing to the contents of film and accessory pockets
Type of Closure Zippers
Two straps with buckles
Exterior Dimensions 12 5/8 x 10 1/2 x 22 1/4" (32.07 x 26.67 x 56.52 cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 11 3/4 x 6.0 x 17" (29.85 x 15.24 x 43.18 cm) (WxDxH)
Front computer pocket: 12 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 2.0" (32.39 x 26.67 x 5.08 cm) (WxHxD)
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt Yes
Accommodates DSLR with large telephoto lens attached, multiple extra lenses and flashes, and a 15.6" (39.6 cm) screen laptop
Carrying/Transport Options Tuck-a-Way backpack harness
Side carrying handle
Large ball bearing in-line skate wheels
Telescoping handle
Weight 11 lb 5.0 oz (5.12 kg)
Tamrac 697 Rolling Backpack (Black)
  • Set of Dividers
  • 5 Year Warranty
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    Tamrac697 Rolling Backpack (Black)
     
    3.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily accessible equipment (4)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Comfortable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting gear (5)
      • Storing gear (4)
      • Transporting gear (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (3)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      5.0

      2 camera system carry-on

      By PhotoRick

      from NYC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tamrac 697 Rolling Backpack (Black):

        I have 2 complete DSLR camera systems as well as a laptop that I fit inside this case. That includes all of my prime lenses and zooms, batteries, on-board HD monitor, etc. The bag has wheels and doubles as a backpack which are both features I needed the first time I used it. With all that weight inside this case I didn't think the backpack function would work without giving out but it worked flawlessly. I was going to get a slightly larger case because of all my gear I need to pack but learned that it wouldn't pass as a carry-on size. This size Tamrac, however, is rated as a carry-on. It saved me from bringing on the plane another bag for my laptop.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Don't buy if you are flying.

        By Kermode73

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lots Of Features
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Will Not Fit On Airplane

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Protecting Gear

        Comments about Tamrac 697 Rolling Backpack (Black):

        Bag will NOT fit on airplane if you store a computer (I tried Super 80, 737, 757). The back padding interferes, no way around it. Also, the pull out handle has no intermediate stops. While the lenght is generous so its good for tall people, for medium height it is so-so, and cumbersome for short people (I am 5'9" and would like the handle shorter). The price is expensive. While the bag has a lot of detailed features, I still beliieve this is more os af [$]bag than [$]. As for the design, the bag has a lot of features which are great, especially if you are going into the wild, but forget airplanes

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        • No

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        3.0

        lots of space

        By ollyt

        from maple ridge bc

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Roomy

        Cons

        • Cumbersome

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tamrac 697 Rolling Backpack (Black):

        I use this to transport two d700's with 70-200 and 24-70 attached, 3 flashes, accessories, battery pack, and extra lens. In short, this bag fits pretty much everything I need it too and is carry-on compatible. Great to get the weight of the gear off of my back and yet have the option to use the somewhat cumbersome backpack harness as well. I wish the harness wasn't so tucked away and didn't require clipping together to use - slows down the conversion too much. Other than that - great bag.

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        4.0

        great product!

        By dominique

        from New York

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Tamrac 697 Rolling Backpack (Black):

          I use it everyday to go on location shootings, and it carries everything I need.
          great wheels for poor New York sidewalks, that absorbs most of the shocks!
          I decided to remove all the backpack straps I did not need, which gave me an additional pocket to store my laptop cables.

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          4.0

          TAMRAC 697 WELL MADE BUT LOSS OF ROOM

          By BONEDADDY

          from SCOTTSVILLE VA. 24590

          About Me Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Not enough loops

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Tamrac 697 Rolling Backpack (Black):

          This backpack is used by me for outdoor shoots. Its typical of all tamrac bags, well made, durable, and comfortable to carry if you are strong enough to carry such a large pack. I also have a tamrac 677 which I like better than this bag. Both are approx. the same size, but the 677 has 4 slots to connect the extra m.a.s. pouches instead of 2 on the 697. When putting the extra large side pouches on the 697 the tend to flop around due to this lack of extra slots. also with the 697, tamrac decided to implant the wheels in the pack which took up space inside the pack, making humps of unusable space inside the pack. Even though the 677 has smaller wheels i prefer it over the 697, more space inside and better side connections. All and all you can not get a better backpack than tamrac, quality is excellent. A little pricey,but isnt all camera equipment?

            • Similar:
            • Tamrac 677 rolling backpack, Tamrac 694 rolling strongbox, Tamrac epidition 5 backpack

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            4.0

            Nice pack

            By Jack

            from New Jersey USA

            Comments about Tamrac 697 Rolling Backpack (Black):

            Nicely made convertible roller/backpack. Very solid. My 17 Mac book Pro fits perfectly in the laptop pouch. That was a surprised since the spec only says it will hold only a 15 laptop. I think it's because the 17 Mac book Pro is only 1 thick. The pouch holding the shoulder straps is bulky, making the case much thicker.

            Expertise: Corporate/staff photographer

            Problems Encountered: I am not sure how this case will perform as a carry on.. seems a little bulky even if the shoulder strap pouch is folded down. It is not a soft case and you will not be able to squeeze it into a tight space.

            Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Tamrac 767

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