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Tamrac5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

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    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (22)
  • Strong construction (22)
  • Easily accessible equipment (20)
  • Adjustable harness (18)
  • Roomy (18)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (23)
  • Protecting gear (21)
  • Storing gear (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (7), Enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pack in use

I'm pleased with this pack, for the most part. It's a monster in size, easily holding most of my gear: there's no 'good' place to carry the flash bracket. Though I...Read complete review

I'm pleased with this pack, for the most part. It's a monster in size, easily holding most of my gear: there's no 'good' place to carry the flash bracket. Though I prefer my Tenba 85 shoulder bag for carrying all my gear, this backpack fills the bill for cross-country hiking. My only real gripe is the add-on pockets: it'd be great to have a built-in strap pocket to carry a flashlight and compass (or GPS if you need that kind of guidance- which would also hold a cell phone) and at least one side pocket for water bottle, though I carry a canteen in the mesh back pocket- which adds to the rearward weight as does the tripod, which makes walking a bit awkward but to be expected. (However, the tripod works well attached to the bottom 'sleeping bag' strap attachment.) It's not designed like a genuine backpack, made to keep weight near the shoulders. There's plenty of room for cameras and lenses, though small items get lost in the inner pockets. Of course, one can purchase outside pockets to strap on, though I doubt they'd be as rugged as built-in are. A good pack all around. Highly recommended, if a bit slow getting gear out of as all backpacks are.

Expertise: Professional

Problems Encountered: No honest problems as yet- the material and workmanship are top-notch. Minor gripes are just the weight distribution and slow-speed of getting to equipment, average for backpacks, and the computer slot is rather tight, difficult to zip around my Toshiba Sat laptop. It'd be nice to have a more solid shield between body and laptop, also.

Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Canon camera backpack

Items I Recommend: recommend getting a 30D and 70-300 IS/USM lens to carry with it, and at least one additional pocket attachment.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A little bulky, but functional

I travel by airplane a lot, but the depth of the pack is an inch or two deeper than it needs to be to carry my Canon EOS 7D with lens attached, a long...Read complete review

I travel by airplane a lot, but the depth of the pack is an inch or two deeper than it needs to be to carry my Canon EOS 7D with lens attached, a long lens, speedlite flash, and other accessories such as my 15" Macbook Pro, cables, cards, etc. On some planes, it is difficult to get the pack in the overhead bins or under the seat. Otherwise, pack is comfortable to carry, hauls a lot of stuff, and sits up on its own without falling over.

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5.0

Solid Backpack

By Greg

from Austin, TX

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

      I bought this backpack because the main zipper started failing on my old backpack (different brand). I need the capacity of the CyberPack 6 even though I shoot an Olympus Micro Four Third Camera System. I shoot corporate events and that requires a back up system in addition to my main camera. With the CyberPack 6, I can carry two bodies with battry grips, 8 lenses, 2 flashes, cables, flash bracket, etc. in one bag.
      This bag is well made, with a lot of storage space, including space for a small laptop.
      I own several other Tamrac bags and they have always given me good service and no problems.

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      5.0

      Awesome Bag

      By Dodge

      from Greenville, SC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

        Absolutely zero complaints.In the bag I have an HMC 150, Canon T3i, with battery grip, rokinon fisheye, 50mm lens, 3 HMC batteries, a 72mm fisheye, assorted batteries, a flash for the t3i and a laundry list of other things and it all fits fine within the bag.The size is perfect, it comes with all the necessary belts and there is room on the outside for a tripod as well, this little guy does everything i need it to.My primary use for it is with rollerblading, I needed a bag that wasn't giant that I could take on trips and lug around town and this bag has been perfect for that.The only thing that concerns me is the padding on the insides of the bag to protect from outside elements, it seems flimsy and might fall apart, but so far so good. Other than that one potential problem, that may even not wind up being a problem, this thing is perfect.

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        5.0

        Great Pack

        By Dr.G

        from Kent,CT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

              I purchased this productfor a trip to California. I needed space for several lenes and for two bodies. This pack is absolutely fantastic. It is comfortable , practical, and holds everything I need. I purchased it based on reviews which I read here and I am more than happy with it.

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              5.0

              Think of it as a photo rucksack.

              By teejay

              from Three Rivers, MI

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Comfortable
              • Roomy
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                I use this pack all the time whenever I travel and want to take my camera with me. There's plenty of space for a generous amount of gear; enough room to actually hold 70-200mm L lens with the hood attached and attached to the camera! (all without buying accessories) It's comfortable. You can wear it for hours and it won't wear you out thanks to the adjustable chest and waist straps. And it's built like a tank. The "self healing" zippers are a real life saver on the trail. The only downside to this backpack is its size. Be cautious if you do any air travel. Yes it does meet FAA specs for a carry-on but it's still big enough to draw the undivided attention of TSA.

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                4.0

                Cyber Pack Backpac

                By pk

                from Hopewell junction Ny

                About Me Casual 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 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                  Very durable, holds camera body with battery pack no problem.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By John J

                  from Overland Park, KS

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                    Solid product

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Almost Perfect

                    By Bruce

                    from NJ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Roomy
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                    This is the only mid-sized backpack that is 12in wide on the inside. The only thing I would prefer is for Tamrac to make a backpack this size without the laptop sleeve, which would make it thinner overall.

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                    5.0

                    Larger than I expected

                    By Glenn

                    from Laredo, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Harness
                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy to carry
                    • Equipment Protection
                    • Lightweight Protection
                    • Roomy
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                      This back pack is larger than I expected. That's not necessarily a bad thing. I currently have a D80 and 5 lenses, plan to add a EOS 5D later this year and two or three Canon lenses. This bag will hold all of that, no problem. I will not outgrow this bag anytime soon. This is a tough back pack that will carry a lot of gear and has plenty of room for accessories. Pockets everywhere.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Would not have believed it.

                      By Satman

                      from San Antonio, Tx

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Build well
                      • Comfortable
                      • Lot of room

                      Cons

                      • Not at this time

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                      This item replaced a 48 year old bag. My Canon system is getting to big to carry in the old bag and it was a shoulder bag.

                      This CyberPack 6 gives me a lot of space.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Amazing

                      By Sir Photography

                      from Pocatello, ID

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Roomy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                        This has so much room and holds everything! Its first outing was in Yellowstone and it did great. It was comfortable and held the tripod secure, it went with us on several hikes and never seemed to bother us. We highly recommend for the adventurer out there.

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                        4.0

                        Amazing Bag!!

                        By Natasha

                        from Kansas

                        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 Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                          This bad is very roomy! Lots of ways to make it work for your various gear. Some of the reviews stated that it was large enough for a 17inch laptop; not the case with my HP pavilion though. It would have worked perfectly for all of my camera gear.... but not my laptop. I returned this bag and ordered another Tamrac bag with the side opening. It is fabulous!! I wanted the Cyberpack so I could have a couple more lenses, but will just have to pick what lenses to take!

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                          5.0

                          Awesome ! ! ! !

                          By Jim@star

                          from Seattle

                          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 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                            This pack is for me personally and my first experience has been awesome!!!! Plenty of room comfortable, rugged, easily accessible, and just a smart purchase.

                            My company has about 17 Tamrac bags, rolling camera bags and other products. Much research has gone into the decision to purchase each product. This back pack is no exception. We are not delicate in our use of any of the camera carrying products. My staff work hard at abusing them, mud hoses right off, dirt and dust vacuums right out easily, baggage handlers haven't been able to destroy them yet and we have managed to use all of them for about 8 years without needing any repairs or replacement.

                            Excellent products ! ! ! ! !

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                            4.0

                            Like it....

                            By khagan246

                            from henderson ky

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Harness
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Roomy

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear

                            Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                            Everything fits just perfect. Really like being able to unzip 1 zipper and everything be in view. Is pretty heavy when full, but that is to be expected.

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                            5.0

                            African Safari

                            By MrDoc

                            from Philadelphia, PA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Harness
                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Flexible lens compartment
                            • Laptopbook compartment
                            • Outside tripod storage
                            • Roomy
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                                I am limited by space and weight, both for clothing and photo gear. After reviewing the many, many options for carrying my cameras and lenses--photo and video--I selected the CyberPack 6 by Tamrac because of its spaciousness as well as its designed protection of the equipment. I have packed my gear and appreciate the strength of the fabric and zippers, comfort on my back, weather resistance and ability to carry on and stow on the plane. On site, when the need arises to switch cameras and lens, the flap unzips make readily available all the optics and accessories for a rapid and safe change for the next fabulous shot. I am thrilled with my choice.

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                                5.0

                                flexible, roomy

                                By tom

                                from webster, n.y.

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Qualifies as carry on
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                                  fits all of my gear, adjustable if i want to change what i'm taking, offers more options that i did not remeber from when i bought it.

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                                  5.0

                                  Love it

                                  By Jeff Madden

                                  from Richmond VA

                                  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 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                                    I recently purchased this bag while on a trip to NYC.

                                    I need something that was pretty much all weather, and thats what I got. The bag is comfortable to wear, even loaded down with lots of gear. The dividers are set up in such a way that i didn't even really have to deviate much from it's original setup.

                                    I walked around NYC in the rain most of the day, and as I expected, my gear was dry when i needed it.

                                    At great bag for those who travel, and have to have a lot of stuff with them.

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                                    3.0

                                    A little bulky, but functional

                                    By Journeyman

                                    from Claremont, New Hampshire

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adjustable Harness
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Roomy
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Hard To Access Equipment

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Protecting Gear
                                    • Storing Gear
                                    • Transporting Gear

                                    Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                                    I travel by airplane a lot, but the depth of the pack is an inch or two deeper than it needs to be to carry my Canon EOS 7D with lens attached, a long lens, speedlite flash, and other accessories such as my 15" Macbook Pro, cables, cards, etc. On some planes, it is difficult to get the pack in the overhead bins or under the seat. Otherwise, pack is comfortable to carry, hauls a lot of stuff, and sits up on its own without falling over.

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome!

                                    By Rick

                                    from Carlisle, PA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    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 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                                    For decades a large camera bag filled with equipment would be dangling from my shoulder or around my neck as I walked through airports or out to my shooting site. Many times I would also have a laptop case on the other side.

                                    This backpack is perfect for my uses. It holds more gear (two bodies, lenses -- a 200 - 400, an 18 - 70 and a 24 prime -- two backup drives, my favorite filters, backup batteries, two chargers, additional memory cards, a GPS unit and various wires) plus my laptop, power block, mouse and mouse pad. It is as accessible as any front opening photo backpack. The backpack's harness was very comfortable on a three-hour shoot and hike in the National Botanical Gardens on Kauai. The straps are adjustable for large or small people.

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                                    5.0

                                    A Great Buy!

                                    By Adam

                                    from Columbus, OH

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                    • Roomy
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                                        I use this backpack to haul all my gear around. Fits several lenses, flash, 2 bodies, laptop, and tons more! Several nifty pockets and hidden places to stash 'stuff'.

                                        The only con I can think of is that for a backpack, its pretty deep. It looks a little silly when I'm wearing it on a dayhike... but if your concern is not having a certain lens at your disposal when out in the field, this should help alleviate that little problem! I'm not sure though, the depth of this backpack may be the same as any other backpack which stores this much gear!

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                                        5.0

                                        I would buy this again

                                        By Wendalina

                                        from Worthing, SD

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Roomy
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Heavy

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Protecting Gear
                                        • Storing Gear
                                        • Transporting Gear

                                        Comments about Tamrac 5256 CyberPack 6 Backpack:

                                        I was looking for a camera bag that I could fit two camera bodies, four lenses, a flash and my laptop. This bag does that and leaves room for more. The backpack style distributes the weight of the bag well. Love this product!

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