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Tamrac787 Photo Backpack
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Adjustable harness (5)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Roomy (5)
  • Strong construction (5)
  • Easily accessible equipment (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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    5.0

    tamrac backpack

    By Bob D

    from Orange County, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Adjustable Harness
    • Comfortable
    • Roomy
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Tamrac 787 Photo Backpack:

      I have had this backpack for many years and I love it. Expensive but very good.

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      5.0

      Large Capacity Backpack

      By Big Dave

      from Santa Maria CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Tamrac 787 Photo Backpack:

      What I liked about the product was the ability to carry my Mamiya RB 67 medium format camera with 3 lenses and my D90 with 2 lenses with room to spare in the main compartment. The three zippered pouches in the inside of the cover held small accessories nicely but depended on how you organized them. The tripod straps worked well and held my large older tripod tight

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      4.0

      great for tall people

      By corksage

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable
      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Cumbersome

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Tamrac 787 Photo Backpack:

      My husband is 6'4" so any of the large packs with the waist band to take some of the weight off did not do the job because they were at his belly button. This is highly adjustable and distributes the weight. It is is a bit large but we've adjusted by designating a section for non-camera equipment and keeping a smaller bag for non-hiking type trips.

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      5.0

      Tamrac Photo Backpacks in General

      By Don

      from Grass Valley, CA

      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 787 Photo Backpack:

        I bought this 787 Photo Backpack for an upcoming 7 week trip to New Zeeland. I have a 25 year old version of this same item, but now that I shoot totally digital, it is too small. This older model served me very well, and I still use it on shorter shoots. I also own 2 other smaller Tamrac poto backpacks, of about the same 25 year old vintage. And they have also served me very well. I have not yet had time to test the 787, having just received it, but I can tell that it is equally as well constructed as my 25 year old model.

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        5.0

        Best backapack for a 500mm lens!

        By wizentrop

        from Israel

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Carry-On borad Compatible
        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Padded shoulder straps
        • Roomy
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Heavy
        • No rain-cover

        Best Uses

        • Carry-on luggage
        • Hiking with gear
        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tamrac 787 Photo Backpack:

        I own a Canon 500mm lens (and photograph using Canon 7D). I was searching for a backpack that can hold such a long and heavy lens but still be comfortable. I found this this backpack and after using it quite a few times I have to say it is a must for anyone thinking about hiking with this lens in the wild (for bird photography). I can hardly feel the weight of my gear using this backpack - just awesome! The shoulder staps are very well padded and overall the backpack is very comfortable. Do not be mistaken - it is heavy, but working with such a heavy lens, you shouldn't be worried about the backpack's weight.
        The backpack doesn't not have a rain-cover, but instaed it has a rain flap that prevents water from going in through the zippers. I think it is the main drawback of this product, but the fabric is also water-proof. Another thing to think about is that when you put a 500mm len inside, the lower compatments on the sides get squished and flattened by the lens hood taking space. So you can't really use these compartments for anything but batteries, filters and small gear. That being said - there is still plenty of room in the mid and upper compartments for lenses and flashes.
        This backpack has the option of hiding the shoulder and waist straps, and when it is flattened you can take it on-board a plane during flights - very important for professional photographers.

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