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Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black)

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  • Fits Laptop Computer up to 17"
  • 600D Weatherproof PolyTek Backpack
  • Fits Pro Digital or Film SLR Kt
  • Removable Pop-off Pocket
  • Memory & Battery Management System
  • Two Mesh Pockets on the Sides
  • SA.S. Strap Accessory System
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The Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black) is a backpack that carries and protects a Pro digital or film SLR with a grip and a lens up to 5.0" attached, additional lenses, a flash, accessories and a laptop. The backpack has a lower section that is a completely foam-padded camera bag compartment and an upper section that functions like a traditional backpack to hold a light jacket, lunch or other personal items. Inside the top, a removable Pop-Off Pocket keeps AC adapters and laptop cords organized. A separate, completely foam-padded compartment provides quick access to a laptop (such as an Apple 17" PowerBook G4 and other laptops up to 17" without disturbing photo gear.

The 5549 main compartment features double zipper pulls that provide quick access to photo gear while a weather flap and quick-release buckles provide security and weather protection. Inside, foam pillars support the camera with lens attached, ready for action, while adjustable, foam-padded dividers protect other equipment. There is a front pocket that features the Memory & Battery Management System that uses red flags to identify which memory cards and batteries are available. The foam-padded lower camera compartment has a weather flap and quick-release buckle for security and weather protection.

The 5549 has two mesh pockets on the sides that provide quick access to accessories and water bottles. Two lash tabs on the bottom of the backpack can accommodate a compact tripod (requires accessory straps). It features the SA.S. (Strap Accessory System) attachment with points for customizing the bags with optional accessories.

600 denier, double coated, weatherproof, PolyTek smooth, very tightly woven fabric with thick, closed-cell foam lining
Foam pillars support camera with lens attached
Compartments
  • The upper section functions like a traditional backpack to hold a light jacket, lunch or other personal items. .
  • The lower foam-padded camera compartment has a weather flap and quick-release buckle for security and weather protection.
  • A separate, completely foam-padded compartment provides quick access to a laptop without disturbing photo gear.
Pockets
  • Inside the top, a removable Pop-Off Pocket keeps AC adapters and laptop cords organized.
  • 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.
  • Two mesh pockets on the sides provide quick access to accessories and water bottles.
Two lash tabs on the bottom of the backpack can accommodate a compact tripod (requires model S-113 accessory straps).
Carrying options
  • Carrying handle
  • Comfortable, foam-padded backpack harness
  • Sternum strap
Backpack harness with S.A.S. (Strap Accessory System) attachment slots
Compatible with
  • Pro digital or film SLR with grip and 5" lens attached, several additional lenses, a flash, accessories and a laptop
  • Laptop computer such as; Apple 17" PowerBook G4 and others up to 15 1/2  x 11 x 2.0"
Material Exterior: 600 denier double coated, weatherproof PolyTek.
Interior: Lined with thick, closed-cell foam
Type of Closure Double zipper pulls for quick access to photo gear
Quick release buckle
Exterior Dimensions 13 x 11 x 20" (33.02 x 27.94 x 50.8cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions Top Compartment: 11 x 6 1/2 x 8 3/4" (28 x 17 x 22cm) (WxDxH)
Bottom Compartment: 11 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" (29 x 14 x 22cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder Yes with optional accessory straps
Waist Belt Yes
Accommodates Pro digital or film SLR with grip and 5.0" lens attached, several additional lenses, a flash, accessories and a laptop
Carrying/Transport Options Padded backpack harness
Weight 4.0 lbs 3.0 oz (1.9kg)
Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black)
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    Tamrac5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 55 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (50)
    • Comfortable (46)
    • Easily accessible equipment (33)
    • Adjustable harness (32)
    • Roomy (26)

    Cons

    • Hard to access equipment (4)
    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (46)
    • Protecting gear (37)
    • Storing gear (22)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (20), Enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (6), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great camera and personal gear pack

    I needed a better way to travel with my camera gear. My old bag was just too small for what I needed to take and carry on a plane. Not wanting to carry two...Read complete review

    I needed a better way to travel with my camera gear. My old bag was just too small for what I needed to take and carry on a plane. Not wanting to carry two bags, one for the camera gear, another for personal items- wallet, passports, magazines, books, glasses, you get the idea, I came across this backpack. I used it right away and love it. I am able to get 2 camera bodies (Nikon D70 & D300), 4 lenses, flash, filters (2 closeup sets, 2 polarizing) in it with ease. I didn't need to take a computer along but the compartment is very generous. I put various magazines, papers and books in it. Plenty of room in the upper compartment for other misc. stuff. Love the small pouch in upper compartment for small personal hard to find items. Zippers are very secure, covered well, love the additional buckles on the camera gear compartment. Outside water bottle compartments are large and generous. Sturdy, comfortable, easy to get in and out of. Felt it wasn't obvious what I was carrying which is a big plus. No complaints so far. Once at destination, I usually use a much smaller bag and only carry what I need for that activity. Using the Tamrac Velocity7x #5767, it is a sling style. Kept camera dry during a tropical rainstorm while on horseback!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A decent bag but with some flaws

    Having greatly enjoyed the fine quality and convenience ofTamrac's Adventure 8 backpack, I eagerly purchased theAdventure 9 as a more versatile travel bag. I wasespecially interested in being able to consolidate my camerabag and...Read complete review

    Having greatly enjoyed the fine quality and convenience ofTamrac's Adventure 8 backpack, I eagerly purchased theAdventure 9 as a more versatile travel bag. I wasespecially interested in being able to consolidate my camerabag and computer bag into one unit.The Adventure 9 certainly has more room than the Adventure8, especially in the top compartment. The bag is sturdilydesigned and comfortable, and Tamrac have introduced somenice extra features. I like the removable inner pocketdesigned for carrying laptop and electrical cords, althoughit would be more convenient to have it adhere directly tothe bag via Velcro, rather than having the cumbersome Velcrostraps that lash to inner loops.The padded camera compartment is easier to access than theAdventure 8, although one must be careful not to spilllenses and other equipment out on the ground. The Adventure 9 is not all good, however. The see-throughlined compartment has limited functionality, even withTamrac's special Memory and Battery Management System. Infact, if you utilize a memory case such as Gepe's Card SafeExtreme Combi Watertight Case, the memory managementcompartment just take up otherwise needed space.Despite its larger size, the Adventure 9 has fewercompartments than the smaller Adventure 8. There are timeswhen I would like extra compartments in order to stash smallitems and extra goodies, such assmall bottles of sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and lens cleaner.The padded camera compartment is deeper than it looks in theadvertisement photos, providing more space than is typicallynecessary. Such extra space could have been more wiselyutilized, I think.When accessing the camera compartment, the top quick releasebuckle tends to constantly flop down into the compartment. I'm constantly annoyed with it, shoving it out of the way toget to my gear, only to have it flop back into the way.Both the Adventure 8 and Adventure 9 backpacks have waiststraps. However, the Adventure 8 has a rear sleeve in whichto stash the waist straps when not in use. For some unknownreason, this sleeve was not included in the Adventure 9pack, leaving the straps to dangle needlessly below the bag. If it didn't reduce the bag's resale value, I wouldprobably cut the straps off just to reduce the annoyance.According to the Tamrac website, the rear computercompartment holds 17 laptops up to 15 1/2 x 11 x 2. Most Apple notebooks run a bit slimmer than that, so accessis not a problem. My computer, however, runs those exactdimensions and will not fit due to the compartment's zipperlimitations. Tamrac should have designed a wider zipperopening for easier access. I'm fearful of forcing thecomputer, as it may tear the zipper or the compartment.In conclusion, I was hoping that upgrading from theAdventure 8 to the Adventure 9 would allow me the samefunctionality as well as the added bonus of hauling alaptop. In the end, the bags shortcomings left a bad tastein my mouth.

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    5.0

    Great fit for European travel

    By Just Jenn

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Roomy
    • Strong Construction
    • The Padded Shoulder Strap

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

      We bought this for carry on purposes. Worked great for a 9-4pm lay over in Brussels and our entire trip in England. It was everything we asked for. I am just barely 5ft and it was a little on the large size for me. However, on my 6'4" husband, it was a breeze for him. We were able to pack all of my equipment + some long plane ride essentials easily. Highly recommend it. And it survived the trip in great condition. We will easily get many years of many travels out of this pack.

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      5.0

      Amazing Day Trip Photo Backpack

      By Joe

      from Prescott, Arizona

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

        I originally bought the predecessor to this Adventure 9 backpack (red version) about four years ago to travel by airplane back east for a funeral but wanted to bring a DSLR and just a little bit of camera gear. It worked great for those travels, carried onto airplane. Since then I have purchased and used several other day backpacks. I didn't need the laptop compartment and was worried about carrying extra weight. I also always preferred carrying a large camera bag than a backpack. Well age has caught up to me and the days of carrying a 20 lb. shoulder bag for miles are gone due to mostly neck problems. So over the past several years I have used my three different backpacks many times usually on 4 to 8 hour day hikes and sometimes up mountains. The point is I am also comparing this bag to the other two. My first thought was it was too small and inconvenient to access the camera gear. One other bag, totally different design could be used more like the camera bag I was used to. I have found myself using this bag more and more over the others. The extra padding for the laptop is a plus since I have had back surgery and appreciate the soft padding. The two net pocket holders are great for carrying water bottles. I have learned bringing a little less is good and the camera section is large enough for a DSLR with attached lens & hood plus another lens, filters, cleaning stuff, memory cards, spare battery. The upper compartment mainly holds hiking stuff and a light jacket or long sleeve shirt. I always travel with a compass, pocket knife, flashlight, tweezers, maps and/or hiking book and minimal food for three days in case I get lost. The waist strap on this bag is minimal while on the other bag it is very wide, thick and not flexible. I have found that the basic waist straps on the Adventure 9 works a lot better for me since I have a large belly and can easily position the strap for a tight fit in the correct place. I also use the chest straps to keep the backpack from moving around on my shoulders. So when I went on a two week road trip photo shoot last year my car was broken into and the Adventure 9 was stolen. I continued the trip with the other backpack that was left in the vehicle. I wasn't in a hurry to replace the Adventure 9 since I had another backpack. After about 5 months and quite a few hikes I decided to replace the Adventure 9 but was seriously considering the next larger size. (10) In the end, I bought the replacement Adventure 9 again but gray/black this time. The day after receiving the replacement Adventure 9, I hiked all day in the Superstition Mountains and it was a pleasure to have my favorite backpack again.

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        5.0

        Solid backpack

        By Lee

        from Houston

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Comfortable
        • Roomy
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

          Build very well and good amount of room.

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          4.0

          Great bag!

          By Fox Images Photography

          from Eugene, Oregon

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • No weather protector

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

          Perfect bag other than there is not a weather sleeve you can pull over the bag to keep it dry. Living in Oregon that is important, but I love the bag.

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          4.0

          Solid Pack

          By MB

          from Frederick, MD

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

          I recently purchased a new DSLR and a few lenses to go along with it. I wanted to get a nice backpack that would hold the gear I have as well as my laptop so I decided on this pack.

          I was pleasantly surprised with the bottom section for the camera/lenses/flash storage. The padding is substantial, and the ability to move around the dividers in order to fit the specific gear you have is quite nice. The quality of the plastic zip compartments is top notch, and the Tamrac Patented Memory/Battery Tab System is a neat feature. The padding on the shoulder straps is nice and thick, and I can tell the pack will be comfortable to wear over long periods of time.

          The main thing I dislike about this pack is how little room there seems to be in the top zip compartment. I haven't taken this pack out anywhere yet, but I can imagine having a hard time fitting all the extras I may want to bring with me in that top section. That probably wont be a huge factor for me in the long run though because I can always bring another small bag along with me for a jacket, umbrella, lunch, or any other little extras I may want.

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          4.0

          Well build and well designed

          By Paul

          from Toronto, Canada

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Small laptop opening

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

            Although I have not owned this bag very long I can at least share with you my initial thoughts. I was very pleased to see that all my gear that I used have to cram into my slingshot bag fits with relative ease in the camera section of the bag alone. The top section is not very spacious but is adequate so long as you are only on a day trip. The slot for the laptop is found on the side of the bag and at first I didn't like the design but with a little time I can appreciated why it was designed in that way. Just a note that I have a 16" Dell XPS and it JUST fits in the mouth of the slot. Although things stretch a bit after some use I would be doubtful if majority of 17" laptops could fit.

            All and all, the bag looks well made, it is comfortable, and the compartments all seem to be well thought out. I intend to enjoy for hears to come!

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            5.0

            Great pack for Trip

            By Frank Rizzo

            from San Ramon, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

              Bought this pack for 7 day Alaskan cruise. Carried Canon 7D with battery grip and 24-105L F4 attached with hood on lens, Canon 100-400L with hood stowed backwards, Canon 60mm efs Macro with hood stowed backwards, Canon 430EXII in case, Canon battery charger, Black Rapid R5 strap all in lower padded section. Carried Canon 10-22 EFS with hood in soft case in top section, my droid phone, an Ipod touch, a lenspen, my keys, gum, folding fisherman's cap 4 passports,AA battery charger, 4 spare AA batteries, my XL hoodie and my kids 2 Nintendo DS's. The last 3 items I stowed in the laptop section, I dont use a laptop, and this storage is super padded so you can put anything that will fit in it securely.

              All my gear came home in it's pre departure condition. With all of this stuff, it was heavy on the back but the straps and the padding on them kept things pretty comfortable, I brought it on 737's and it definitely fit in the overhead no problem and on one flight it was 1/2 way under the seat and I got no flack from the flight attendants. You do have to take the pack off to get to your equipment, but for the large amount of secure padded storage, the bullet proof quality and the most important thing- it does not look like it is carrying $4000.00 worth of equipment, it is a good pack.

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              4.0

              Tight Fit

              By MGuns

              from Manama, Bahrain

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

                    This pack is great for a day out with a specific shoot in mind with minimal gear requirements. Great piece of gear with the following caveats. The description of what the camera compartment can hold is a bit overstated. It will not hold the lenses it describes with the lens hoods. For the gear described with lens hoods you may want to move up to the Adventure 10.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect for Travel

                    By Dougb

                    from Oldsmar, FL

                    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 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

                      This is the second Adventure 9 I have purchased. The first one was ripped off in Italy, along with my camera, flash, and lenses. There are many similar backpacks out there, but this one is perfect for me. When I travel, it's my only carry-on and it is able to handle all my photography equipment, as well as an emergency change of clothes (with airlines,you never know), my Ipod, Kindle and other miscellaneous necessities. Essential for travel, and perfect for keeping all my electronic stuff together.

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                      4.0

                      Very Good Combo Pack With Some Issues

                      By Anthony

                      from Baltimore, MD, USA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Access Equipment

                      Best Uses

                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

                      I needed a combined computer/photo gear backpack and the Adventure 9 appeared to fit the bill. I use it to carry my work laptop and my camera gear to/from work. Previously, I was using a computer backpack and just tossing my camera/lenses into the open storage compartment. I considered the Adventure 10, but it is just too big, IMO, for walking around an urban environment. (Sort of screams "STEAL ME"!) The Adventure 9 is just on the edge of being a tad big (tall, actually). I have been using the Adventure 9 for about a month now (5 days a week) for an albeit short walk of about 10 minutes from my car to my office each day. I've also used it once so far on a 3 hour or so hike in the woods (with camera gear, but no laptop) and it worked great.

                      The Adventure 9 is very padded both for the computer and the camera gear. The camera gear pocket holds a nice complement of lenses. A large body (7D or 5D), a 70-200mm/2.8, a 24-70/2.8 all will all fit with proper arranging.

                      I have also gotten a monsterous Pentax 67, a 45mm, a 75mm, and a 100mm lens into it without any problems.

                      For my smaller old 35mm gear, 4 or 5 lenses ranging from a small 50mm up to a 70-210mm/4, 2 bodies (or 1 body and 1 flash) are no problem. If you double-stack the smaller lenses, you could conceivably get more into it.

                      I was hoping it would hold a 400mm/5.6 with attached lens, but it is just not quite big enough for that. By rearranging the padded inserts, it will, in fact, hold the 400mm/5.6 without the camera attached (I've found horizontally at the bottom of the pack works best). Other than the camera, however, you are not getting much else in there. (Maybe a 50mm or other similarly sized lens).

                      It holds a 17" MacBook Pro, but it is a bit of a squeeze to get it into the zippered slot (though plenty of room once it is in there).

                      Even with all this gear, it is a comfortable pack. It balances nicely, if not a little high, when worn with both straps. It has waist and chest buckles, but you can wear it comfortably without using them. I have also worn it using one shoulder strap, but find it swings a bit and slides off my shoulder (like most backpacks do for me), so I use the belt buckle sometimes and that works too.

                      A couple of notes/criticisms:

                      When you want to pull the shoulder straps tight by the bottom buckles, the straps are very hard to grab if they are all the way at the end of the buckle. To adjust one strap requires using two hands, which is really annoying when you have both straps around your shoulders. Tamrac should have made these loops bigger, like what is (strangely) on the top buckle of the shoulder strap - which most people would seem to use less.

                      The laptop zipper needs to be a bit wider to make it easy to insert (and more importantly) remove a 17" laptop. Yeah, they can advertise that it holds one, but the inserting/removing is not without a bit of difficulty.

                      I find the top pocket for general items mediocre from an organizational standpoint. The small removable zippered interior compartment is worthless. It is not really tall enough to hold large filters (i.e., 77mm). It seems like Tamrac found a cheap pen case and used it. The feature this pocket SHOULD have is an ability to expand the lower camera gear portion up into it. Then a 400mm with camera attached would be no problem.

                      The Adventure 9 does not have a tripod strap. To me, this is a significant forgotten feature (and sort of silly with a pack named "Adventure"). If you buy this backpack, you are planning on going out shooting for a full day. It needs a tripod strap.

                      Despite these complaints, it is a great backpack. I looked at dozens of backpacks (in person) before deciding on this one. If you can realize that no backpack is going to have every feature you want, this does a really good job (with the limitations noted above) of carrying a computer and camera gear for a full day trip. I'm looking forward to using it on full day trips to Washington DC for the cherry blossoms this spring.

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                      4.0

                      Sturdy and useful

                      By wehogirl

                      from West Hollywood, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Comfortable
                      • Roomy
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Access Equipment

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

                      This is a good backpack. I like the adjustable compartments, and that there are slots for memory cards. I like that I can get to my lap top or to the top compartment without disturbing my, and it gives me peace of mind that the backpack is weather resistant.

                      My only wish would be to have a mesh pocket on the top compartment, and side access to the camera would be nice, so I wouldn't have to remove the entire backpack to take out the camera. But, between this backpack and the Aero Speed backpack with side access, I like that this pack has sternum and waist straps, which make it more comfortable to carry when walking/hiking long distances.

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                      4.0

                      Great Backpack

                      By Zach

                      from Surrey BC Canada

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

                        Great for carrying all my camera gear. Could have a bit bigger middle pouch, but overall its great! I'd recommend it to anyone.

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                        4.0

                        Travel Light Travel Right...

                        By Captain Bill

                        from Point Lay, Alaska

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concealment
                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

                          The day of traveling light is upon us... Airlines are charging more and more for second bags and if you fly alot you need a tote that holds all your stuff and more. I hope to get a lot of miles out of my new Adventure backpack and limit the amount of luggage I need to carry. With this backpack I can carry an assortment of camera gear, a 17" laptop, a tripod, water bottle and a change of cloths and light raingear and more all in one carry on bag. Having water proof zippers allows me to take this pack out into the weather and onboard my boat so I will always have my gear with me where ever my travels take me. I live and work in northern Alaska where roads are as scarce as warm days so flying is the norm. Protecting my gear is a essential and I feel this adventure backpack will do well on board a plane as well on my 4X4 or snowmachine in Alaska's wild terrane...

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                          3.0

                          Adventure 9 Backpack

                          By Flaco

                          from San Ramon, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Heavy
                          • Too Small

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

                          The bag is nice and supplies a very nice area with great protection for the camera & laptop though the storage area on top will only hold a light weight jacket and that's about it.

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                          4.0

                          Glad I bought it

                          By Bill

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Harness
                          • Can attach tripod straps
                          • Comfortable
                          • Holds waterbottle
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Weatherproof

                          Cons

                          • Not enough noncamera room

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

                          I can travel with all my stuff

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                          4.0

                          Exactly what I expected & Very sturdy

                          By Jim

                          from Brookfield, CT

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable interior to eq
                          • Comfortable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

                            It fits my camera equipment, laptop and misc stuff and is easy to carry.

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                            4.0

                            My favorite bag

                            By winger

                            from New Hampshire

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Harness
                            • Comfortable
                            • Roomy
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

                              Actually, I hate photo backpacks. However this one is different. Holds a lot of gear (D700 and 5 lenses)
                              plus very roomy storage for other stuff. Nice weather protection. A couple cons, says will fit a 17" laptop? I can stuff my dell inspiron in there, but it is TIGHT. Too tight, I don't use it. Also, I think it could a few outside gadget pockets.
                              All in all, it has become my favorite travel bag. Going on a trip soon, and will also carry my D300 and 10-24 lens in top section with room to spare. It is heavy but I am a strong lad....

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                              5.0

                              Proven Quality

                              By Robert the bat Davis

                              from kingston, Jamaica

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Gear
                                • Storing Gear
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

                                Excellent, A recommended buy!!. The name ADVENTURE 9 Backpack, is the correct name for this product. As soon as I got the gear, I was off on a job the very same day and RAIN!!!. It was crazy, we are in the middle of a potential Hurricane. And it has been raining, and the fact that the bag was comfortable and WATERPROOF, made the already hectic day a little easier. I love it love it ...it is a worthwhile investment. ORDER NOW!!!

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                                4.0

                                Adventure and Beyond!

                                By ciscokid_007

                                from Newport Beach CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable Harness
                                • Comfortable
                                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                • Roomy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

                                  I ordered this pack along with the new Aero8 side accessible to compare since I couldnt make up my mind. A combo of the two would be perfect. Top half seems to be the same. Ultimately the difference came down to the chest strap and hip-belt straps available on the Adventure 9. The Aero 8 side access was cool but I like the extra straps for hiking. Perhaps these are too much with the side-access which allows to swing around. Gear wise, the Adv 9 seems to orient gear up/down, vs the Aero which orients sideways (to allow access from the side door).
                                  Only missing feature would be a nice build-in rain cover like the LowePro but that can be bought seperate cheap enough. Many comment on the lack of tripod straps but that can be added below it too. Top is ok for lunch and light rain jacket and any extra items but not tooo much. Lap top compartment makes for good storage for books/sketch pad if you dont carry a loptop. Shirts too! Stuff socks in the extra lens compartment and you can travel real light!!

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                                  4.0

                                  Awesome Bag!

                                  By Sean

                                  from Denver, CO

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Tamrac 5549 Adventure 9 Backpack (Gray/Black):

                                        I do a lot of outdoor photography/videography and I decided to purchase this bag for my new camera. I had a shoot this past week and it rained pretty good so this was my first field test with the bag and it did it's job very well.
                                        It kept everything inside safe and dry.

                                        The only problem I've had with it is that it's a tight fit for my 17" macbook pro and it can be tough at times to get it in and out of the bag. But since it allows me to carry both my camera and my laptop it's only a minor annoyance. This bag is well worth the money.

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