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Tamrac Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Black)

B&H # TA5766B Mfr # 576601
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Product Highlights
  • Holds Compact DSLR with 5" Lens Attached
  • Holds Extra Lens or Flash, Accessories
  • Can Be Worn as Backpack or Sling
  • 600D PolyTek Exterior
  • Quick Flip Top/Opens Away From Your Body
  • Padded Sling Strap / Top Carry Handle
  • Good Weight Distribution
  • Tamrac Memory/Battery Management System
  • Front Organizer Pockets / Lid Pocket
  • Accepts Tamrac's M.A.S. System

The black Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag opens up a world of shooting possibilities for you. It's rated to hold your small DSLR with a 5" lens attached, extra lens or flash plus various accessories. The camera is held facing down in shooting position supported by padded, movable internal dividers. The pack is ostensibly worn on your back but can easily be swung to the front for rapid access as a sling pack. The comfortable strap is padded and distributes the weight evenly making this pack a joy to tote around. There's also a top carry handle for quick grab situations. The pack is made from rugged 600D PolyTek.

The pack is characterized by a front Quick Flip Top that open away from your body providing both rapid access to the camera as well as helping with security since no one around you will be able to see inside the pack. The top lid features an inside accessory pocket for anything small like a lens cap or memory card. In the front, there's a larger zippered accessory pocket that contains multiple slots for everything from your smart phone to memory cards. And speaking of memory cards, the Velocity 6x employs Tamrac's exclusive Memory & Battery Management System that is comprised of little red flags that can indicate which are fresh cards or batteries and which are expired or used up.

In addition, the pack makes use of Tamrac's very versatile Modular Accessory System that will permit you to add on additional pouches to hold anything from another lens to a water bottle. Weighing in at a mere 1 lb, the Velocity 6x combines the advantages of both a backpack and sling pack and can make your shooting more expeditious and fun.

Versatile
Holds compact DSLR with up to a 5" (12.7 cm) lens attached in shooting position plus extra lens or flash and accessories
Can be worn backpack style or swung to the front and used as a sling pack; also has top carry handle
Strong
Made from rugged 600D PolyTek
Quick Flip Top
Pack opens away from your body providing more rapid access to your gear
When pack open away from your body, it is also prevents anyone from seeing inside the bag
Storage
Inside lid pocket is for memory cards,small accessories
Zippered front pocket has multiple organizer pockets that can hold cell phone and other accessories
Memory & Battery Management System
Unique system whereby red flags are used to identify which memory cards are fresh and which are full
Modular Accessory System
The addition of extra pouches makes the Velocity even more versatile and increases its capacity; accepts water bottle holder, lens pouch
Carry-On Form Factor
FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice, please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0" (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 24.75"(62.9 cm)
Material 600D PolyTek exterior
Type of Closure Zipper
Exterior Dimensions 9.25 x 5.25 x 10.25" (23.5 x 13.3 x 26 cm)
Interior Dimensions 7.5 x 4.0 x 8.5" (19.1 x 10.2 x 21.6 cm)
Tripod Holder None
Waist Belt None
Carrying/Transport Options Sling strap
Top carry handle
Weight 1 lb (453.6 g)
Tamrac Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Black)
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    TamracVelocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Gray/Burgundy)
     
    4.3

    (based on 38 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (27)
    • Lightweight (27)
    • Strong construction (26)
    • Easily accessible equipment (24)
    • Well padded (19)

    Cons

    • Hard to access equipment (6)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (17)
    • Daily usage (16)
    • Protecting gear (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (16), Casual photographer (14), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice, basic bag.

    I use this bag with my Nikon D80 with an 18-200 zoom lens. With slight adjustment of the two inner partitions the camera fits nice and snug, almost too snug as the camera...Read complete review

    I use this bag with my Nikon D80 with an 18-200 zoom lens. With slight adjustment of the two inner partitions the camera fits nice and snug, almost too snug as the camera needs a little wiggling to remove it.

    The sling configuration of the bag is convenient for accessing the camera and other compartments as well as sliding it to your back for travel. However, the strap has a tendency to irritate your neck as it rides up your shoulder. In this case convenience outweighs the occasional adjustments needed to keep the bag off your neck.

    This bag is perfect if you plan on carrying a camera, extra SD card and other small accessories, otherwise you will need to carry another bag for everything else you use.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not my favorite

    I bought this to use with my Canon 60D. I needed something portable that wouldn't become very tiresome to cary when walking a lot on vacation or at events.

    It's small...Read complete review

    I bought this to use with my Canon 60D. I needed something portable that wouldn't become very tiresome to cary when walking a lot on vacation or at events.

    It's small -- enough that it looks like I'm carrying a purse, ugh.
    I guess it's the shape. Though the description says it's the perfect size for an average DSLR I find it to be a VERY tight squeeze. It feels like the opening at the top is just not deep enough from the front of the bag to the back so I have to practically cram my camera in there with a short 50mm lens attached (shorter than the kit lens) and there's not really room for the shoulder strap (which I need to pry the camera out of the cramped bag's death grip). Even worse when wearing the bag. And stowing the cam with my 300mm lens attached? Forget it.

    Surprisingly there is room for a short second lens, barely. The memory card pockets in the front are nice. There's also room for my second battery up front.

    Really my main complaint is that the bag is supposed to provide quick access to the camera without taking it off but I just find it to be as much hassle as my full size backpack. I can't imagine using this size with a 5D or a 1D, you'd have to go up in size -- which starts to defeat the purpose.

    In the end I'd say if you're considering this bag and you have any of the Rebel or EOS Canons (or SLR of similar girth) to go for one size higher than the 6X. Or better yet, choose a different bag.

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    4.0

    Nice bag for the price

    By Hiker with a dog

    from Midwest

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Protection
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Strap

    Best Uses

      Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Gray/Burgundy):

      I purchased this bag specifically for taking my camera on daily 6 mile hikes with my active dog. I wanted a bag that would work over a heavy winter coat, be accessible with gloves, and allow me to take the camera in and out frequently. I own a Lowepro Flipside for use in warmer weather.

      It is light weight and holds my canon rebel xsi with either my kit or 55-250 zoom with an iron grip which is perfect while hiking in cold weather through brush and rough ground. It is a great bag for keeping my camera safe while hiking, however, I found it is difficult to access the camera quickly without using both hands.

      Also, as a woman, I found it difficult to adjust the strap so that it wasn't squishing the girls, laying against my neck, or bouncing against my back as I walked, yet still allowing me to get to the camera. It is a hassle getting to the camera frequently while holding a leash. Overall, it is still the best swing bag that I have found for the type of hiking I do.

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      4.0

      Canon EOS M+EF-M 17-85+hood fits well

      By Gr

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Brown/Tan):

        Also should work well for any other compact camera with interchangeable lenses (e.g. m4/3).

        -1* for not having quick-release harness clasp. And too prominent logo.

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        3.0

        Too tight for an EOS

        By Ricardo

        from Chile

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Too Small

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport

        Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Gray/Burgundy):

        Sadly it is a little bit too small to fit in an EOS (T4i in my case) with its shoulder strap. Almost impossible to close the zipper, and not easy to get the camera in or out fast. A few millimeters wider and deeper would have made the trick.

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        4.0

        Well made, good padding.........but,

        By Limey-Blimey

        from London UK.

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Gray/Burgundy):

          Great bag and well made with good padding. I use it for my Nikon d5200 with 18-200mm attached. This doesn't leave any further space for another lens though.

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          5.0

          Great Protection and Convenient

          By AdamB

          from Bainbridge Island, WA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage
            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Black):

            Fits my SLT-A65 well with 18-135 zoom. Comfortable. Secure. Quickdraw.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Light and excellent protection

            By cobra0212

            from Romont, Switzerland

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Brown/Tan):

              This small bag offers an excellent protection to the camera and is quite small compared to usual big protection bags. Ideal to travel or vacation activities.

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              4.0

              Good product

              By pepino

              from New York City

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

              • Hard To Access Equipment
              • Not Enough Pockets

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Black):

              I carry my gear in it. A Canon T3 along with an F1.8 extra lens. They all fit together well, though I kinda cram the F1.8 in it. It is well padded and the right size (i.e., small) for my equipment, though I wished it were better designed to carry the second lens.

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              4.0

              it fits!

              By S

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Low-Profile

              Cons

              • Hard To Access Equipment

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage
              • Photo excursions
              • Protecting Gear

              Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Black):

              I had a smaller version of this bag for my Canon SX10IS, and I knew I liked the style a lot. It's low key (doesn't scream CAMERA) and comfortable for hiking, and also well made. So I knew I wanted a similar one when I upgrated to a compact DSLR, but didn't want to go too big.

              I'm happy to report that this works wonderfully with the Rebel T3i (600d). The kit lens fits nicely, and I can fold the strap on top. Room on the sides for a little more gear too. And, I just acquired a telephoto, and I can also report that the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 will JUST barely fit as well! I tucked the strap into one of the side areas, and it will just zip up. The other side is still open and might fit another small lens or flash. If you want to take more than that, go up a size.

              This isn't the bag for taking tons of equipment, and its a little awkward accessing pockets when its very full. But, if you want a low-profile and comfortable small bag for your walk-around, this is great.

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              3.0

              Compact but not comfortable.

              By Chris

              from CT

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

              • Hard To Access Equipment
              • Uncomfortable Fit

              Best Uses

                Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Black):

                Just too small for a DSLR with an extra lens.

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                • No

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                4.0

                good design

                By dave

                from new hampshire

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • Not Enough Pockets

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage

                Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Black):

                great for on the go...biking hiking, easy access. For my camera (nikon 7000) I need the next size up for extra lenses.

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                5.0

                camera is more easily accessible

                By NYC Dave

                from NYC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Brown/Tan):

                  To carry my nex-5 with extras

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Don't leave home without it!

                  By Mikey likes it

                  from Roslyn, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Brown/Tan):

                    Very well constructed, perfect size. Fits everything you need and is comfortable to wear.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfection

                    By Prairie Boy

                    from San Francisco

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Harness
                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Hard To Access Equipment

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Brown/Tan):

                    I'm using this with a DSLR and a lens and it's perfect. I was looking for something that was small and would sling over my shoulder and be easy and comfortable to carry. Also wanted something well made. This thing's perfect. Carries the camera with small zoom (18-200) attached and a second zoom, beside it. Could also carry a mid-sized flash. Has a zipped pocket inside, and a large pocket on the outside to carry cards and batteries with the red flap to show which are used/spent. Also has the standard padded and velcroed dividers and a nice gripped handle. One of those bags you could own for 20 years and not need another. Only minor con is the small zipper to the main compartment is tough to get at and on the body-side of the bag - not the outside. So un-zipping the bag to get the camera in a hurry is tougher than it shoudl be. But this is a minor nit to pick.

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                    5.0

                    just fit my camera

                    By Casual Photographer

                    from KC, KS

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Usage
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Black):

                      it is the bag I am looking for. It fits Sony A55 plus 50mm, and a 18-250 lens. a little tight, but it fits.

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                      3.0

                      Decent Product

                      By GP Travels

                      from Boulder, CO

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Access Equipment
                      • Too small pockets

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Usage

                      Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Black):

                      Bag really holds only 2 items...a camera w/lens and 1 other (either a lens or flash). Even at that, the gear is very tight. The front storage pocket needs to be a little roomier as it really only works for thin items not much thicker than a battery. The zip lid has a small pouch underneath, but it too needs to be a little roomier. Also the interior velcro padded dividers are very difficult to get situated just right as they have too many velcro attaching straps. The carrying strap and handle are excellent. The overall size is right for carrying while shooting, and it is well constructed.

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                      3.0

                      Not my favorite

                      By Nick

                      from Tampa, FL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adequate Card Storage
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Access Equipment
                      • No room for shoulderstrap
                      • Uncomfortable Fit

                      Best Uses

                      • Single Lens shoot
                      • Smaller than avg DSLRs

                      Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Black):

                      I bought this to use with my Canon 60D. I needed something portable that wouldn't become very tiresome to cary when walking a lot on vacation or at events.

                      It's small -- enough that it looks like I'm carrying a purse, ugh.
                      I guess it's the shape. Though the description says it's the perfect size for an average DSLR I find it to be a VERY tight squeeze. It feels like the opening at the top is just not deep enough from the front of the bag to the back so I have to practically cram my camera in there with a short 50mm lens attached (shorter than the kit lens) and there's not really room for the shoulder strap (which I need to pry the camera out of the cramped bag's death grip). Even worse when wearing the bag. And stowing the cam with my 300mm lens attached? Forget it.

                      Surprisingly there is room for a short second lens, barely. The memory card pockets in the front are nice. There's also room for my second battery up front.

                      Really my main complaint is that the bag is supposed to provide quick access to the camera without taking it off but I just find it to be as much hassle as my full size backpack. I can't imagine using this size with a 5D or a 1D, you'd have to go up in size -- which starts to defeat the purpose.

                      In the end I'd say if you're considering this bag and you have any of the Rebel or EOS Canons (or SLR of similar girth) to go for one size higher than the 6X. Or better yet, choose a different bag.

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                      4.0

                      small, fits essentials, good for onthego

                      By Kelly

                      from Long Beach, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage

                        Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Black):

                        * haven't used this product too much yet but so far happy. previous reviews spot on. it fits nicely on back as a sling. if yo u have more than one lens though, going to be a tight squeeze. fits snug. like the others say, it bounces around so if you're going to be doing any chasing of the bulls you might want a two-strap bag. but for walking around, this bag is perfect.
                        it's small, but that is exactly what i wanted. if worried about fitting your other equipment, go next size up.

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                        5.0

                        Great small bag

                        By GR

                        from North Carolina

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Usage
                          • Protecting Gear

                          Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Black):

                          Works very well with my Pany GH1 and two spare lenses, so long as one of those lenses is the small 20mm f/1.7. Very well constructed bag. I highly recommend it.

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                          5.0

                          Perfect for Canon EOS REBEL XS

                          By Not Jim the Runner

                          from Colorado

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Black):

                            The bag is doing the trick. Now I need an attachment for the collapsable tripod I'd like to carry with me! Thanks.

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                            5.0

                            Super well built, very comfortable.

                            By ColoradoWolfe

                            from Salida, CO

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Storing Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Velocity 6x Compact Sling Bag (Brown/Tan):

                              This bag is very well constructed, holds a little less than it says it will, but it does hold everything tightly. I am using it to carry my Pentax K-x with the 18-55 lens and it is just deep enough to leave the lens hood on without a problem. I also have a second lens, and a few small accessories in the bag. The sling system makes it very comfortable to carry , and it even stays if place fairly well when I ride my mtn bike with it. I do wish I had gone up a size to the 7x for a little more space and a waist strap.

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