30

DAYS DAY HRS HR MIN LEFT
for Overnight Shipping
> Shipping Cutoffs

B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
Visit Our NYC SuperStore, Explore Where Technology Lives B&H Super Store B&H Super Store
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout
What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag

B&H # TA5784B Mfr # 578401
Discontinued

Availability Details

Close
This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available.

Product Highlights
  • Fits D-SLR Camera, 3-4 Lens Kit
  • Holds Laptop with a Screen up to 15.6"
  • 600D PolyTek with Ballistic Nylon
  • Removable Camera Shuttle
  • Five Pockets for Accessories
  • Carry Handle
  • Attached Shoulder Strap

The black 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag from Tamrac is a versatile, slim-profile 600 denier PolyTek with ballistic nylon messenger bag that converts from a camera bag to a briefcase. The bag can carry a D-SLR camera with a lens attached, 2-3 additional lenses (including a 70-200mm f/2.8), and a flash. There are 2 compartments; a foam-padded camera compartment called the "shuttle", which features adjustable, foam-padded dividers and a foam-padded compartment that can hold most laptop computers with a screen up to 15.6". The zippered top opens away from the body for fast access to a camera with a lens attached. Gear can also be accessed by unbuckling and lifting the top flap.

To convert the Evolution Messenger 4 to a briefcase, simply remove the shuttle from the bag using the handles. The main compartment can then be filled with files, paperwork, or other business or personal items. To convert it back into a camera bag, just slip the shuttle back in. There is a front zippered pocket that has paraphernalia pockets to organize discs, business cards, a phone or iPod, pens, pencils and other items, a zippered pocket on the front flap is perfect for keeping keys and tickets readily accessible. It also has 2 mesh side pockets for a water bottle and accessories and a zippered back pocket that stores a notepad or magazines. The case uses the M.A.S. (Modular Accessory System) attachment slots to customize the bag with optional accessories. The bag is carried by a handle or an attached, adjustable shoulder strap. The bag has a Piggy-Back Pocket for slipping the bag over the handle of rolling luggage.

Construction
  • 600 denier PolyTek with ballistic nylon exterior
  • Foam padded interior
  • Adjustable, foam-padded dividers in shuttle compartment
  • Foam-padded back for cushioning.
  • Quick release buckle and touch fastener closure
Versatile, slim-profile messenger bag converts from a camera bag to a briefcase. To convert it to a briefcase: simply remove the shuttle from the bag using the handles. The main compartment can then be filled with files, paperwork, or other business or personal items. To convert it back into a camera bag, just slip the shuttle back in
Zippered top opens away from the body for fast access to a gear. Gear can also be accessed by unbuckling and lifting the top flap
Compartments
  • Foam-padded camera compartment called the "shuttle", holds a D-SLR camera with a lens attached, 2-3 additional lenses (including a 70-200mm f/2.8), and a flash
  • Foam-padded compartment holds most laptop computer with a screen up to 15.6"
M.A.S. (Modular Accessory System) attachment slots for complete customization
Pockets
    Zippered pocket on front flap for small items
  • Two mesh side pockets for water bottle and accessories
  • Zippered back pocket for notepad or magazines
Carrying options
  • Carrying handle
  • Attached, adjustable shoulder strap
  • Piggy-Back Pocket for slipping the bag over the handle of rolling luggage
Material Exterior: 600 denier PolyTek with ballistic nylon
Interior: Foam padded
Type of Closure Quick-Release buckle and touch fastener
Exterior Dimensions 16 x 8.0 x 12" (41 x 20 x 30cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 14.5 x 5.6 x 10.5" (37 x 14 x 27cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder No
Carrying/Transport Options Carry handle
Shoulder strap
Weight 3.0 lbs (1.36kg)
Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Tamrac5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag
     
    4.3

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily accessible equipment (12)
    • Roomy (10)
    • Strong construction (9)
    • Adjustable harness (8)
    • Comfortable (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting gear (8)
      • Transporting gear (7)
      • Storing gear (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great but...

      The bag space is awesome. I can fit my gripped D90 + a lense on, a SB600 and one other lens. It can fit more but I wanted to maximize the space so...Read complete review

      The bag space is awesome. I can fit my gripped D90 + a lense on, a SB600 and one other lens. It can fit more but I wanted to maximize the space so I wont have to move things around inside the bag.

      The probleme, wich is not a problem, is that when the bag is full and have something in the 2 front pocket it get really bulky and puffy, you don't feel it in the back but if you wear it on your side it's kind of disturbing.

      But overall I like it !

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not wide enough

      I bought this bag to carry my Nikon D600 + 1 lens and flash on an upcoming vacation to Canada. The quality is typical Tamrac, well made and attractive.

      I...Read complete review

      I bought this bag to carry my Nikon D600 + 1 lens and flash on an upcoming vacation to Canada. The quality is typical Tamrac, well made and attractive.

      I found that my Nikon D600 is too wide (top to bottom) for the bag, especially with my laptop in place. I have to remove the sun shade from it's stowed position on the lens because it make things wider yet and it's still too tight of a fit.

      The divider system is not especially compatible with the hand grip on the D600 nor the shallow "edge" on the opposite side of the body.

      The only way to fit the body adequately into the bag is remove the lens which then reduces room for an extra lens. With the body, two lenses, and the flash in the bag the bag is bulging so much the outside storage compartments are barely usuable.

      Tamrac would have been better off to leave out the internal "tote bag" feature which simply wastes space. For large DSLR bodies the bag needs to be about 2" wider.

      The laptop compartment is a very snug fit for my 15" HP laptop.

      I'm not sure yet but I think I'll probably send it back and try something different. I have a feeling the crowded nature of this bag will be frustrating during travels and I can't see it being useful as a bag to work out of when siteseeing.

      Reviewed by 15 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-15

      Back to top

       
      5.0

      camera and lapop bag

      By brian700

      from Pillager, MN

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

        This was fast and free delivery and at a great price I LOVE it!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

         
        3.0

        Not wide enough

        By Doug

        from Arizona

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Too Small

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

          I bought this bag to carry my Nikon D600 + 1 lens and flash on an upcoming vacation to Canada. The quality is typical Tamrac, well made and attractive.

          I found that my Nikon D600 is too wide (top to bottom) for the bag, especially with my laptop in place. I have to remove the sun shade from it's stowed position on the lens because it make things wider yet and it's still too tight of a fit.

          The divider system is not especially compatible with the hand grip on the D600 nor the shallow "edge" on the opposite side of the body.

          The only way to fit the body adequately into the bag is remove the lens which then reduces room for an extra lens. With the body, two lenses, and the flash in the bag the bag is bulging so much the outside storage compartments are barely usuable.

          Tamrac would have been better off to leave out the internal "tote bag" feature which simply wastes space. For large DSLR bodies the bag needs to be about 2" wider.

          The laptop compartment is a very snug fit for my 15" HP laptop.

          I'm not sure yet but I think I'll probably send it back and try something different. I have a feeling the crowded nature of this bag will be frustrating during travels and I can't see it being useful as a bag to work out of when siteseeing.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          As expected high quality Bag

          By Ashkanani

          from Kuwait

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

          Big enough and very safe agains damage, really satisfied with the product well done Tamrac

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          4.0

          Tough, Versatile, Ergonomic Shoulder Bag

          By jerry g

          from Canada

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact yet expandable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Strong Construction
          • Weather-proof

          Cons

          • No Water-proof Rain Cover

          Best Uses

          • Event Phoography
          • On-the-fly photography
          • Protecting Gear

          Comments about Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

          I originally bought this bag to carry my electronics gear including laptop, hard drives, cables, array of Pocket Wizard radios, batteries, battery chargers etc. I soon found that it integrates into any scale of production really well.

          What sold me right off the hop, was that it rides "Piggy-Back" on just about any rolling camera bag via camera bag's telescoping handle. I could carry all camera gear in the roller, and the computer gear and radios in the Messenger - without compromise.

          Then as soon as I packed it full of camera gear, another thing became clear: this bag is like a "weather-resistant" pillow wrapped around your gear. Stuffed full of lenses and cameras, it bulges a bit, yes, but even at this pressure, you get the feeling that even if dropped, you stuff would survive without damage. Under pressure, the last thing you want is to worry about cracking your gear.

          Next is the build quality. According to Tamrac's website, this bag is "weather proof" and made from material in the same family as Kevlar - company responsible for bullet-proof vests. So it's rip, puncture, and water resistant as well. To the touch, it sure feels like it.

          Further, it's compatible with Tamrac's Belt and Strap systems. So as an example, the bag itself could only accommodate a 70-200, 24-70, 17-24 lenses, and a Canon 1ds3. To accommodate the Speedlite, cords, batteries for camera and flash, extra storage was needed. I was able to secure these using the various pockets and containers that attach to both ends of the bag, as well as the shoulder strap

          Keep in mind, it's a shoulder bag. It pulls hard on the shoulder, as any fully loaded shoulder bag would. In my event setup, I have two vertical grip Canon cams hangin on front straps - this takes the pressure off your back, but not the shoulders. Carry 30lbs in any bag, and the pain will be the same..

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Great Bag Great Value

          By Photobug

          from Michigan

          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 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

            Best Value hands down.
            I went from a huge back pack to the 5784 it holds a ton of gear. i am still amazed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            4.0

            great

            By Nguyen

            from atlanta, ga

            About Me 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 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

              I use this bag for class, and to put my canon 5d into. It works perfectly fine. Its a decent overall size and it fits practically anything. I fit thin books and camera gear such as light meters, photo paper, lens and camera. The only thing is that i cant really get my battery grip attached to the camera, to fit into the bag. But i still love this bag, and with free shipping, and fast delivery. Its phenominal.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              Perfect choice

              By The cruiser

              from New York, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

              I took this bag on a cruise. It is big enough to hold 2 dslr cameras and one extra lens. The bag has plenty of cushioning and I didn't worry where I put it or bumping into anything during the shore excursion. The size of the bag is just slim enough. The top of the bag has a zippered opening for easy access to the camera.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love this bag!

              By Boltzman

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

                  D40x w/ battery grip
                  -50mm F1.4 AI
                  -70-200mm F2.8 VRII
                  -18-55mm Kit lens
                  -Filters
                  -Lenspen
                  -Extra memory cards
                  -Pens
                  -Extra battery
                  -Cables and adapters
                  -Pocket knife
                  -a pair of gloves
                  -Remote
                  -electrical tapes
                  -small blower
                  -Alienware M11x
                  All in my Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4
                  Oh yes and a bottle of water.

                  The only cons is that once you go over the 12 pounds weight, your shoulder will be sore the next morning. How do i know? i hike with this bag last week and i bring with me 20 pounds worth of gear. at first it was fine, but after a while its a pain. But i think I'm just asking too much out of this bag. I don't think this bag is design for you to bring 20 pounds worth of gear. Anyways i still love this bag, its great for my everyday pack (8 poundish). The build is great. the top access is awesome.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Great but...

                  By Max P

                  from Québec, Canada

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

                  The bag space is awesome. I can fit my gripped D90 + a lense on, a SB600 and one other lens. It can fit more but I wanted to maximize the space so I wont have to move things around inside the bag.

                  The probleme, wich is not a problem, is that when the bag is full and have something in the 2 front pocket it get really bulky and puffy, you don't feel it in the back but if you wear it on your side it's kind of disturbing.

                  But overall I like it !

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Functional

                  By BBR

                  from Utah

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Roomy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

                    Although I cannot carry all of my Photo equipment, it is very useful to carry my camera, 2 lenses (Nikkor 70-200 & Nikkor 24-70), flash, several accessories, and my laptop computer in 1 bag. This is very useful when traveling, especially by air.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Hard on the Shoulders

                    By Pentax Shooter

                    from Newark, DE

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Roomy

                    Cons

                    • Uncomfortable Fit

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

                      I got this bag because I needed something to carry my 13 " macbook air, my pentax K-X with the 18-55 and 55-300 kit lenses plus a few cables and "stuff"). I have used this bag with these items for several weeks and I can tell you that it is very uncomfortable and hard on the shoulders (both ways- on one shoulder only, and over the head on the opposite shoulder like a sling bag). My shoulders were killing me after only 10-15 minutes. of walking around. (The bag still has a fair amount of empty room so it has not been "full"). The shoulder strap pad is really poor.
                      What I do love about the bag is the top opening that opens "away" from you. This makes access to your gear really easy. Unfortunately this does not overcome the uncomfortable nature of the bag. I will probably keep the bag and use it only to carry my camera gear (never more than camera and 2 lenses) but not add the computer.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                       
                      4.0

                      Just what I needed!

                      By Janno

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Accessible Equipment

                      Cons

                      • no rain cover

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

                      I was loking for a bag that can carry both my laptop and camera when travelling, this one just suited that purpose at a reasonable price. The quick access zippered top was very convenient.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Solid

                      By Elliot

                      from Arcata, Calif.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Roomy

                      Cons

                      • Cumbersome

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear

                      Comments about Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

                      I use this bag as a day-to-day carrying case. It hold my D90 with an attached lens, an extra tele and flash. There is room for some auxiliary stuff too.
                      Love the zip-top access.
                      Only downside is that when used to, or near, it's full capability, it gets pretty puffy.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Just in case you're flight is a commuter

                      By EDM

                      from Pennsylvania

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

                          Having endured several times the inconvience of having my flight plans destroyed, this bag is just the right size for most any plane (even a Cessna 150). As neither Government nor supply and demand appear to be able to twart the airline industry, this item give you some peace of mind taht you'll be able to carry at least one camera body with you.

                          Share this review

                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A bag for the digital traveler

                          By Tibet2Timbuktu

                          from Washington DC

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag:

                              This bag replaced one from Tamrac that traveled around the world with me umpteen times for 25 years. The upgrade is the addition of a sleeve to protect an iPad,, onto which I load my files after filling my M-9 disks. Plus the iPad keeps travel guides, periodicals, and email handy. A perfect travel bag for the digital traveler.

                              Share this review

                              Camera Pouches

                              Tamrac -  5689 Pro Compact Digital Bag (Black)
                              • You Pay: $24.95
                               

                              Flashlights

                              Show more >
                              Fenix Flashlight -  E01 LED Flashlight (Black)
                              • You Pay: $10.95
                               

                              Care & Cleaning

                              Sensei -  Clip-On Cap Keeper
                              • You Pay: $8.69
                               
                              See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                              Close

                              Close

                              Close