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Tamrac 5729 Zuma 9 Secure Traveler Backpack (Black/Burgundy)

B&H # TA5729BBU Mfr # 572992
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Product Highlights
  • Holds DSLR, 6" Lens, Extra Lens, Flash
  • Holds iPad in Separate Foam Compartment
  • Only Access is Through Rear Door on Pack
  • Upper Compartment for Personal Items
  • 600D PolyTek with Ballistic Nylon Accent
  • Padded Shoulder Straps,Chest Strap, Belt
  • Padded, Movable Internal Dividers
  • Pockets for ZipShot Tripod,Water Bottles
  • Accepts Tamrac's Optional M.A.S. System
  • Separate Rain Cover

The black/burgundy 5729 Zuma 9 Secure Traveler Backpack from Tamrac is a uniquely designed pack since it provides total security while wearing it. With its sole access rear opening door that always rests against your back, there's no chance that anyone will ever be able to reach inside to take anything. The Zuma 9 is divided in half with the lower compartment rated to hold your DSLR with a 6" lens attached plus an extra lens and a flash. The upper area is reserved for personal items such as a guidebook or lunch. You can even pack along your iPad that will be kept in its own separate padded compartment for safety.

The 'wow' factor of this pack is its rear door access. In order to retrieve the contents, tighten the waist belt, slide one shoulder strap off and swing the pack to the front and remove the other shoulder strap. Unzip the door, remove your camera and shoot. Notice that you never have to set the pack down to access your gear.

The exterior of the pack is made from rugged 600 Denier PolyTek with ballistic nylon accent while the interior is fully padded for maximum protection of your gear. The inside of the rear panel contains a couple of Windowpane mesh pockets that will hold accessories such as media cards, batteries, adapters and other small quick grab items. The exterior features dual mesh pockets that are designed to hold Tamrac's ZipShot Tripod or water bottles. Speaking of the exterior, Tamrac includes a removable rain cover that can be rapidly deployed when the weather turns sour. The Zuma 9 will also accept any of Tamrac's optional M.A.S. (Modular Accessory System) pouches. This will increase the capacity of the bag while only adding minimal weight.

Carrying the Zuma 9 is a breeze with its foam-padded backpack shoulder straps, chest strap for added stability while on the trail, and waist belt - all adjustable for maximum travel comfort. The Zuma 9 is backed by Tamrac's five-year warranty.

Ideal backpack for safely and discreetly carrying camera gear, an iPad, Tamrac's ZipShot Tripod and accessories
The lower compartment holds a DSLR with up to a 6" lens attached, an extra lens and a flash; upper compartment holds personal items
600 denier PolyTek with ballistic nylon accent exterior; foam padded interior; a foam-padded compartment holds the iPad; internal dividers are foam-padded and fully adjustable
For excellent security, the only access to the inside of the pack is through a rear-opening door that, when worn, is up against your back, ensuring that your equipment is safe
When you're ready to shoot, tighten the waist belt firmly around your waist, slip out of one shoulder strap as you bring the pack around to your front, then slip out of the other shoulder strap; unzip the rear-opening door and access your camera with a lens attached without having to remove the pack and set it down
Includes removable rain cover
Zippered closure
Upper zippered mesh compartment for personal items
Several Windowpane-Mesh accessory pockets organize memory cards, batteries, adapters and other small items
Outside, two mesh side pockets are ideal for holding Tamrac's ZipShot Tripod (sold separately), a water bottle or a snack
Foam-padded shoulder straps, a chest strap and a waist belt
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 30.5" (77.5 cm)
Material 600 denier PolyTek with ballistic nylon accent
Type of Closure Zipper
Exterior Dimensions 9.5 x 7.25 x 13.75" (24.1 x 18.4 x 34.39 cm)
Interior Dimensions Interior top dimensions: 8.5 x 6.0 x 6.25" (21.6 x 15.2 x 15.9 cm)
Interior bottom dimensions: 9.5 x 6.25 x 6.25" (24.1 x 15.9 x 15.9 cm)
Tripod Holder No
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack harness
Chest strap
Waist belt
Top carrying handle
Weight 27 oz (765.4 g)
Tamrac 5729 Zuma 9 Secure Traveler Backpack (Black/Burgundy)
  • Rain Cover
  • Five-Year Warranty
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    Tamrac5729 Zuma 9 Secure Traveler Backpack (Black/Dark Gray)
     
    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (6)
    • Easily accessible equipment (6)
    • Adjustable harness (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (4)
      • Protecting gear (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      5.0

      Excellent Medium-Sized DSLR Backpack!

      By Guy from Los Angeles

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Security
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear
        • Travelling Abroad

        Comments about 5729 Zuma 9 Secure Traveler Backpack (Black/Dark Gray):

        As usual, the build-quality of this Tamrac backpack is excellent. It's the perfect size for one DSLR and 1-2 extra lenses. There are plenty of pockets for batteries and memory cards, as well as a perfect slot for a tablet or thin latpop. The straps are nicely padded, and it feels good on my back, even after a few hours. The best part, though, is the fact that you can't open it while it's on your back. This is a great security feature if you're travelling abroad and are worried about pick-pockets. Overall, this is a great medium-sized DSLR backpack.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice Package For Trips

        By Chris M

        from Bergen County, NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 5729 Zuma 9 Secure Traveler Backpack (Black/Dark Gray):

          I bought this outfit for a family Disney trip. Included in my backpack were a 5d mk III + grip, 24-70 lens, Canon HD camcorder, portable image backup system, many apple chargers and my ipad (plus memory cards and accessories). Overall the backpack was comfortable. I definitely stuffed it a bit. Tamrac always made great bags, my only gripe is it doesn't seem as robust build quality wise as my lowepros. Additionally when you sit the bag down, there doesn't seem to be too much protection to protect your camera body or the ipad, especially the ipad since it sits on the outside - if kicked, goodbye ipad. I'm glad I purchased it however since I was unable to find any other bag that could nicely fit what I wanted to bring with me.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Truly safe bag

          By Peter

          from Acton, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear

          Comments about 5729 Zuma 9 Secure Traveler Backpack (Black/Dark Gray):

          I bought this bag because of its unique safety feature - the opening on your back side. It is comfortable, although I had problems fitting into it a DSL with a small zoom and a 70-300 typical size glass. "Press fit". It works in the end, but I'm vexed a little. 1/2 inch wider would have been wiser.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would buy it again

          By Walker C, Travel Photographer

          from Canton, MA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment

          Cons

          • Cumbersome

          Best Uses

          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 5729 Zuma 9 Secure Traveler Backpack (Black/Dark Gray):

          I bought the backpack so I could have a smaller camera bag to carry just the necessary equipment for a recent cruise to the southern Caribbean. The greatest feature of this bag is the easy access to all of your equipment. However, I noticed that only with a small amount of equipment does the bag behave as highlighted in the promotional video. My field experience was that the more equipment you place in the bag, the harder it was to swing around from back to front using the waist strap. Still I would purchase this bag again.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exceeded expectations

          By J

          from Mililani, hi

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 5729 Zuma 9 Secure Traveler Backpack (Black/Dark Gray):

              Just back from two weeks in Italy. This was the perfect bag, comfortable and lightweight, fit my gear, has side pockets for water bottle and gorillapod. No worries about theft. I especially appreciated the many pockets against the back for cards, filters-- no digging and the mesh compartment at the top held all the bigger stuff. If you need a light travel bag for a walking intensive trip look no further.

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              5.0

              Nice bag

              By Kay

              from Jacksonville, fl

              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 5729 Zuma 9 Secure Traveler Backpack (Black/Burgundy):

                Able to take my iPad along with my camera, flash, and additional lense in a lighter camera bag. Bought mainly to use on a trip due to weight of the product and ability to store necessary items. Has roomy compartment for personal items and camera gear.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                lightweight and secure

                By Tish the traveller

                from South Carolina

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about 5729 Zuma 9 Secure Traveler Backpack (Black/Dark Gray):

                  I bought this for several trips, it seems ideal for that purpose. It is lightweight, fits under an airline seat, and is accessed easily, but is secure as well. I wish it held a slightly larger tripod, it is unbalanced if you put a large tripod in the one sidepocket. The pocket for personal items is larger than other backpacks, another nice quality about this. I also wish the MAS compatible pocket that I purchased could hook onto the front shoulder area, I had purchased this to keep sunglasses and a cell phone within easy reach.

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