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Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Photo/Computer Backpack (Black)

B&H # TA5258B Mfr # 525801
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The Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Photo/Computer Backpack combines a laptop, digital and film SLR equipment, and accessories in one convenient, easy-to-carry backpack. It has plenty of space to accommodate two pro-sized digital and film SLR cameras, many lenses, including a 13.5" lens attached to a camera body and a couple of strobes. The laptop is protected in a separate, foam-padded compartment in the rear that allows quick access. Rear laptop compartment holds an Apple 17" PowerBook G4 and other laptops up to 11 x 2 x 15.5".

The 5258 has Windowpane-Mesh accessory pockets visibly store AC adapters, cables and other accessories. A professional tripod can be securely carried using the QuickClip tripod attachment system. It has a thick padded shoulder harness, padded hip belt, and sternum strap ease the burden of carrying this well-equipped pack.

Photo system backpack designed to also hold a laptop notebook
On Board
Conforms to current FAA airline carry-on regulations 1
Adjustable padded dividers allow customization for your mix of cameras, lenses and equipment
Adjustable padded dividers allow customization for your mix of cameras, lenses and equipment
Foam-padded plastic platform in the bottom to provide shock protection
Compartments
  • Main compartment holds up to two pro-sized digital or film SLR camera bodies, many lenses, including a f/2.8-200mm lens and a couple of strobes.
  • Rear laptop compartment holds an Apple 17" PowerBook G4 and other laptops up to 11 x 2 x 15.5"
Pockets
  • An external front pocket features the Memory & Battery Management System which uses red flags to identify which memory cards and batteries are available and which ones are used up. Inside the front and main compartments,
  • Windowpane-Mesh accessory pockets visibly store AC adapters, cables, and other accessories.
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.
Backpack harness with S.A.S. Strap Accessory System attachment slots
Material Exterior: 900 Denier PolyTek fabric
Interior: Closed cell foam padding
Type of Closure Zipper
Exterior Dimensions 13 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 20" (34.29 x 28.58 x 50.8 cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 12 x 6.0 x 18" (30.48 x 15.24 x 45.72 cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder Yes - QuickClip tripod attachment system
Waist Belt Yes - Waist belt adjust to 60"
Accommodates 2 Pro digital SLR camera bodies with 5-7 lenses, flash, accessories and a laptop computer
Carrying/Transport Options Thick padded shoulder harness with sternum strap
Hip belt
Carrying handle
Weight 7.0 lb 7 oz (3.38 kg)
Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Photo/Computer Backpack (Black)
  • 5 year warranty
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    Tamrac5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack
     
    4.6

    (based on 49 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (38)
    • Roomy (37)
    • Comfortable (36)
    • Easily accessible equipment (31)
    • Adjustable harness (28)

    Cons

    • Cumbersome (10)
    • Heavy (10)
    • Hard to access equipment (3)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (40)
    • Protecting gear (35)
    • Storing gear (31)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (20), Photo enthusiast (15), Casual photographer (3), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very happy with the product.

    What I like: It is a very big product. I put my D70 with the 105mm attached, SB-800, 18-70, 70-300, 10-20, filters, and some other small...Read complete review

    What I like: It is a very big product. I put my D70 with the 105mm attached, SB-800, 18-70, 70-300, 10-20, filters, and some other small (a lot) stuff, and my laptop with its charger; and still have unused spaces. Whatever I need to shot, I have it in there. It's a backpack to go wherever you need.

    What I don't like: It is so big I am always afraid I will have problems at airplanes when trying to get it as carry on, although I NEVER had a real problem. In one trip I had to fight with the carry-on compartiment but ultimately it fit.

    A problem I had is that its main buckle get broken, and B&H do not sell replacements :(. Anyway, I contacted Tamrac and they were so nice that they offered me to send me one for free, but they sent me the wrong one, and when I let them know they send me the part again, but wrong again. I still have to contact them for the third time.

    Overall I am very happy with it. And this is what I will do: I will use it locally, and I will buy the Cyberpack 6 for travelling. The 6 is a little bit smaller and I am sure it will fit better on airplanes.
    Anyway, Tamrac is my brand and I am not planning to replace it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great bag - bad backpack

    I own 2 of these bags and without fail both of them had their zippers break within months of each other. The zipper doesn't lock the bag together anymore on either bag. Read complete review

    I own 2 of these bags and without fail both of them had their zippers break within months of each other. The zipper doesn't lock the bag together anymore on either bag.
    As a bag, it fits everything you need but a backpack needs to be able to close. I'm stuck here with ~$400 in useless backpacks right now.
    If that didn't happen these bags would be great but for the price and the value of their contents, Tamarac didn't put enough work into the most important part. Very disappointed

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    2.0

    Good camera bag...except

    By iamuandwhatiseeisme

    from Lake Martin, AL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Roomy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

      I have owned this bag for about 4 years. It has performed well with the exception of the zippers. As one other review mentioned, both zippers failed. There's nothing quite like hearing a several thousand dollar lens and camera body hitting concrete.

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      3.0

      Much larger then expected

      By BKinVA

      from Alexandria, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Cumbersome
      • Huge

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

      When I ordered this pack I was looking for a step up from my expedition 3 bag as my 'must have' equipment list kept growing. When it arrived I was immediately struck by just how large this bag is... too large for an enthusiast photo/video warrior but by no means a pro. Key considerations for me were big enough to carry the must have items but small enough to look like an everyday pack you see commuters, tourists, and students toting around. This bag is huge, especially it's depth (front to back). It is really challenging to get perspective without a reference. I couldn't tell from the product photos online just how this bag sized up. And the spec dimensions don't really answer that. I would love it if B&H would always include a picture of an average stature person wearing the bag so you can get a sense of the overall size. Needless to say I returned the item and BH processed the return without issue.

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      5.0

      great backpack

      By J.R.

      from los angeles

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable
      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

        Great backpack. Bought this to replace an older version of the same backpack. plenty of space inside. fits into the overhead in airplanes. easy to handle.

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        5.0

        Bigger in real life

        By Hangernaid

        from Nashville

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Cumbersome

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

        I needed bag for 2 camera bodies, 8 lens, 2 flash units, and assorted items that you find yourself needing. This bag is MUCH larger than I thought, I was worried that it would be too small. It is well constructed, appears really durable, and is by far the best protection that my kit could have short of a Pelican case.

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        4.0

        Big, but functional

        By Dave the Diver

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Roomy
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

          I ordered the backpack to carry underwater photo gear including lenses, strobes, and ports. I was looking for something fairly large for the equipment that I have to carry. Though it's fairly big and can get a little heavy when full, it fits the bill for what I was looking for. It's very functional, it was easy to adjust to accomodate the equipment I have, and I feel that the photo gear is well protected.

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          5.0

          CyberPack8 Photo/Computer backpack

          By none

          from Puko'o, Moloka'i, Hawai'i

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Easy to use
          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

            I use this backpack to transport my gear--some photo and research; along with my computer. I only needed some space for my camera so was ample space for books and other research when traveling to town/library. Having room for my computer is a great plus. On returning home I also can carry groceries and other material. It was nice to be able to utilize the extra space since there is enough for the camera and other luggage (removed, as needed the compartments) Very useful, for hiking and the like it travels well; is well balanced and the weight is equal for good distance and comfort. Soon will be traveling and forsee using it for my flights and travels.

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            5.0

            Very Roomy, lots of pockets!!

            By MBG

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

              great product. There is a ton of space and lots of pockets. It is fully customizable and is certainly worth the money.

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              3.0

              Huge Bag

              By Frankie

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Roomy
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Cumbersome
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

                I purchased this bag based on reviews here on B&H, which generally were very favorable. On paper it seemed like the perfect bag. However, when it arrived, I realized that it was HUGE. If you want a bag to hold all your gear when you travel, and you don't mind carrying a 50 lb load on your back then buy this bag. For my needs it turned out to be too big. If you load it up full with gear, the bag would be way too heavy. I'm 6 feet tall male and in pretty good shape and I still believe that this bag is way too heavy when fully loaded. I believe a bag this big must have wheels.

                For local shooting, I have a great Tamrac Sling bag which suits my needs very well. It is great for a single lens (maybe 2nd lens or a speedlite) event. However not quite enough room for travel. I needed a bag for some airplane travel and hiking/nature photography. Fully loaded, this bag would have been too heavy for airport travel (without wheels) and way too heavy for hiking.

                I returned this bag and purchased the Tamrac Evolution 8 and I'm very happy with it for my needs.

                Bags are very personal and you really need to feel and hold the bag in person, to really determine if it's going to be right for you.

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                5.0

                Great Bag

                By Andrew

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

                  I bought this bag as a upgrade because I never could fit eveything I needed in my old bag. Now I have space for all my gear, spare batteries, my laptop, and room to spare for more. WIth the added benefit of a dedicated tripod sling on the back, I never have to worry about where I am going to cram something. The best part, as big as this bag is, even fully loaded it feels lighter than my older, smaller bag! After hours of carrying this monster around, I don't feel half as tired as I did before. Plus, the zippers and straps are all very durable and reliable, so no more worrying about anything falling out on the move.

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                  4.0

                  High Capacity - very low weight!

                  By kingscapes

                  from New York tri-styte area

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Roomy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Carrying 17" laptop
                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

                    Great for carrying DSLRs - room for 2 bodies, a 300mm lens and plenty of other lenses / flash.

                    Good separate compartment for my 17" MacBookPro and pockets for many accessories.

                    Fits easily into Airline overhead lockers.

                    Straps could be more comfortable.

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                    5.0

                    Great Backpack!

                    By New Direction Multimedia

                    from Central Arkansas

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hiking
                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

                      Have used a standard backpack first, then this one in the mountains around Aspen, CO. Glad this one came in. Absolutely no comparison. Looked at other camera backpacks in stores. This one is far above the other ones. I will be using my pelican case for something else now. Completely satisfied!

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                      5.0

                      Love it!

                      By Rich

                      from Ontario Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Roomy
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

                        This bag will hold everything! I am still finding places to store gear in this bag. Comfortable for wearing even when full.

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                        5.0

                        Great Bag

                        By Bubba Love

                        from South Florida

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

                          If you like everything in one place this is the bag. I like having everything I need in here. I can grab this bag knowing I have everything I need to have a great shoot.
                          I can carry this all day on my back.

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                          4.0

                          Works fine, room for all my gear

                          By Oli Buergin

                          from Switzerland

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Roomy
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Storing Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

                            Nicely fits my Panasonic HVX 200, Century Fisheye and batteries.

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                            2.0

                            Great bag - bad backpack

                            By Alex

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Roomy

                            Cons

                            • Zippers break

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

                              I own 2 of these bags and without fail both of them had their zippers break within months of each other. The zipper doesn't lock the bag together anymore on either bag.
                              As a bag, it fits everything you need but a backpack needs to be able to close. I'm stuck here with ~$400 in useless backpacks right now.
                              If that didn't happen these bags would be great but for the price and the value of their contents, Tamarac didn't put enough work into the most important part. Very disappointed

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                              5.0

                              Great bag for Transport of Gear

                              By neversink

                              from Palisades, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Roomy
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Cumbersome

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Storing Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

                              Sure, it might be a heavy bag for one without wheels, BUT you can carry a lot of gear safely and you need a well built bag to do the job. I have two I bought at B&H, and give one to an assistant when I travel with an assistant -- that way we have two carry ons. I use it primarily for transport and as a carry on (although I am planning on getting a rolling bag as my gear is too heavy to lift and carry through miles of terminals.)

                              No bag does everything. I am glad that access is not easy, as this makes the gear more secure.

                              For me, the purpose of this bag again, is transport. It is not a bag for shooting. I use sling bags, traditional shoulder bags and on occasion fanny bags. If a camera bag doesn't have a hip belt it is worthless. So all my bags have hip belts and packs have hip belts. A chest strap is a big plus on back pack bags.

                              I would like to say though, that when traveling by car, I find it convenient to store my gear close by for quick access.

                              Even though it is a bit cumbersome, it still gets 5 stars because of all the gear it can carry.

                              A great plus is that I can throw my mac book pro in here if I wish, but when I travel by air I usually carry a smaller backpack made for computers as my second personal item which includes extra clothing and electronics and toiletries.... Instead. I throw extra change light-weight clothes in the padded cyber-pouch in case of emergency.

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                              5.0

                              Supersizeme!!!

                              By Lalito

                              from Monterrey, México

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Roomy
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Cumbersome

                              Best Uses

                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

                              This is the best backpack for the price I got it.
                              It has more space than the otherones and its cheaper. I can travel anywhere now with all my equipment in just one bag.
                              It's made out of a great quality material.
                              I totally recommend it.
                              My equipment its very well keeped in this backpack.
                              Plus it is so comfortable

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                              4.0

                              ItsWorthTheMoney!

                              By Willow<3

                              from Slatington;

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Roomy
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Hard To Access Equipment

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Storing Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

                              -comfortable
                              -roomy
                              -strong
                              -holds everything for a long trip!

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                              5.0

                              It's big enough.

                              By TonyDB

                              from Maryland

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Gear
                                • Storing Gear
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

                                I'm always hesitant to buy a bag without seeing it first for fear of it not being the right size. This bag is big and roomy and leaves me with a little room to add a lens or two, very happy. I have a Camera body, battery grip, flash, five lens in the bag now, storage and protection will be my main use. I will buy a smaller Tamrac for hiking.

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                                5.0

                                Great product...great value

                                By Cactus Photo

                                from Stevens Point, WI

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                • Roomy
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Tamrac 5258 CyberPack 8 Backpack:

                                  Great bag to carry my D700 w/battery grip attached and all my Nikon lenses and computer. Plenty of room to incorporate all my accessories and either the tripod or monopod. A nice balance between weight and size.

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