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TamracMirage 6 Photo/Tablet Backpack (Black/Gray)
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Nice compact pact.

    By jwphoto

    from So. Cal

    Comments about Tamrac Mirage 6 Photo/Tablet Backpack (Black/Gray):

    This pack will now become my #1kit pack. Holds lg full frame body and three lg lenses.lots of storage pockets and tripod pouch.

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    5.0

    I love this backpack!!!

    By Alex's personal photographer

    from Prescott Valley, AZ

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Tamrac Mirage 6 Photo/Tablet Backpack (Black/Gray):

      I'm an amateur photographer using this pack for my Canon and 3 lenses. There is room for all of the lenses but it's tight. I'll likely put the least used lens in the top pouch. The quality of the pack is great, this is my second Tamrac case and I'm sure it'll hold up just as well as the first. The slot for the tablet is tight (I have a defender case on mine) but it's handy.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Nice practical camera backpack

      By Tallman

      from Adelaide, Australia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Tamrac Mirage 6 Photo/Tablet Backpack (Black/Gray):

        This backpack is perfect for my photo equipment.
        Fuji X-E1 with three zoom lenses and small flash,
        plus accessories. Tripod holder on the outside is a bonus. Top storage compartment is big enough for a
        jumper, snack or something else.
        Nice shape, sits very well on my back, seems to be
        made well.There is a tablet compartment, into which
        I managed to put 13" laptop, although it was very tight fit. Highly recommended.But be sure, that YOUR gear will fit in.

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        4.0

        Tamrac Mirage 6 backpack

        By bnk

        from minnesota

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Tamrac Mirage 6 Photo/Tablet Backpack (Black/Gray):

          good access to camera - Nikon D7100 w/ 18-300 lens fits like a glove; like the tripod strap with a pouch for one of the legs to give it support - and its in the middle and not on side. Handy adjustable pouches for making compartments; place for water/coffee bottle/cup on side. Looking forward to using it on my trip to Alaska this year.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great Medium sized bag

          By Jey

          from Plano, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • A Little Small With Multi

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tamrac Mirage 6 Photo/Tablet Backpack (Black/Gray):

            Great bag if you have a few lenses and a iPad. However it can get a little cramped but solid construction and usability.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I love this bag!

            By ced

            from Delaware

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Tamrac Mirage 6 Photo/Tablet Backpack (Black/Gray):

              Lots of space. Outstanding layout, great iPad compartment.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Excellent Bag for My Needs!

              By Theo

              from New England

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Carry-on Compliant
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Small For Gripped Body

              Best Uses

              • Active Photographer
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Tamrac Mirage 6 Photo/Tablet Backpack (Black/Gray):

              I spent months trying to find the perfect bag for on-the-go shooting. The Mirage 6 fit my needs perfectly!

              My requirements were the following:
              - must be hands-free, backpack style with two shoulder straps
              - must hold selected shooting gear (not all of my kit)
              - must have attachment points on shoulder straps for camera straps (balancing camera weight with backpack)
              - must be airline carry-on compliant
              - must have quick access to camera when in the bag (sling-style)
              - must have storage for incidentals

              You would not believe how hard it is to find a bag that fits all these requirements. On paper, the Mirage 6 was the only bag that addressed my needs and I was hoping it would not be a disappointment when it was received.

              To my great pleasure, the Mirage 6 did not disappoint! The layout, materials and construction are first rate. Make no mistake, this bag is designed and built to be much smaller and lighter weight than my KATA backpack...but the KATA is quite bulky and it is not the bag for the active photographer.

              Here is what I carry in the Mirage 6:
              - Canon 60D with 17-55 f2.8 (with hood) attached
              - Sekonic L-358 w/spot view finder in separate case
              - Canon battery charger
              - Canon 580 EX II flash
              - the occasional Canon 10-22 wide angle lens
              - iPad 2
              - cables, AA batteries, LP-E6 batteries, remote shutter release, memory cards and other accessories

              Except for the occasional 10-22 lens, everything fits in the lower compartment leaving the upper compartment free for snacks, light clothing, maps, small first aid kit, wallet/passport, keys, LED flashlight and other things I just can't seem to do without!

              So far, I have only discovered a few drawbacks, though minor in nature:

              - While the side door makes it easy to open to retrieve the camera "sling-style", I am a bit nervous that, in crowds, someone could open this door. Perhaps a snap-style locking plastic tab on the zipper-pull would put my mind at ease. This is something I can easily modify, however.

              - I am broad shouldered and had to fiddle around with the shoulder straps and chest strap to get the fit just right -- I guess this comes with the smaller design of the Mirage 6. Not all folks will have this problem, but it is worth noting. BTW -- I don't usually use the waist belt, but it secures the pack nicely when climbing or biking.

              - I was hoping my 60D with its BG-E9 grip would fit in the bag. I knew it might be close based on my research of the specs. However, with my selected kit in the bag, I can *just* fit the gripped 60D in there but it is very hard to remove. I am resigned to packing an extra, fully-charged LP-E6 or two instead of the grip.

              If you are looking for a small, lightweight backpack-style bag, the Mirage 6 is definitely worth considering. At the time of this review, it was very new and hadn't made it into may stores. In time, it should become more available. If you have a larger upper-body, you may want to make sure the fit is right for you. I found that the generous strap adjustments did the trick for me.

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              • No

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