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Tamrac5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Blue)
 
4.5

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (45)
  • Strong construction (44)
  • Adjustable harness (38)
  • Easily accessible equipment (36)
  • Roomy (19)

Cons

  • Too small (11)
  • Hard to access equipment (8)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (43)
  • Protecting gear (37)
  • Storing gear (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (20), Casual photographer (13), Enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well Thought out design, Good value

We use this backpack for a Cannon Digital Rebel. It fits very nicely with the standard 18-55 lens, one extra 70-300 lens and an external flash. It has enough space for...Read complete review

We use this backpack for a Cannon Digital Rebel. It fits very nicely with the standard 18-55 lens, one extra 70-300 lens and an external flash. It has enough space for one more short lens or a battery charger. Not much more camera gear will fit so if you've got more, you need to go with a larger bag. It's really shorter than I expected, but it holds our camera snugly. It fit better on my wife's back, but not uncomfortable for me.

The nice thing about this bag is the extra pockets on the inside of the bag and the pockets in the front zippered section. You could tell these were thought out by a photographer. All of our extras like batteries and memory cards have a spot. They have a tab you can pull over your full cards so you can tell which ones are available at a glance. At first, I thought that was just a silly option, but we use it and it is helpful.

The zippers are covered with a flap, which makes it harder to unzip. We didn't like this until some sand got kicked on the bag at the beach. After blowing it off, we couldn't find any sand in the bag. Very nice. I'll deal with the zipper for that kind of protection.

Great durability through trips to the beach and elsewhere with three kids and luggage.

Will consider Tamrac bags again if we get too much gear for this one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Compact backpak - just enough, or is it?

I use this product with a Canon 40d w/efs-17-85mm and ef-s 55 - 250mm lenses, plus a small flash. The bag actually holds the entire kit - but it must be...Read complete review

I use this product with a Canon 40d w/efs-17-85mm and ef-s 55 - 250mm lenses, plus a small flash. The bag actually holds the entire kit - but it must be arranged carefully. Last year I rented a 70-200 f2.8L lens for our Yellowstone trip and it was a tight squeeze to get the complete kit in - even leaving my normal zoom home. So, if you like to pack minimally, this might work for you. If you like a little flexibility in how you pack, maybe not.

Of course, the bag is made very well as you might expect from Tamrac. I think it is just best suited for smaller SLR's and/or smaller kits.

I didn't particularly like the way the bag opens, and the outside pocket is very tight. Wearing the backpack wasn't as comfortable as I would like - but that is likely different for different people.

I normally like Tamrac products and will buy another, this just wasn't my favorite. I recommend handling one in person before buying.

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5.0

Great size Bag!

By koolkathy

from raleigh, nc

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Red):

This is a great size bag for a day hike. Plenty of room for Canon T3-i plus lens, (2) and accessories. Enough room for a light jacket and water bottle. Good size, not hugh on your back.

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  • Yes

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4.0

Great Bag for the money..

By Canon92

from Atlanta

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Blue):

    After picking up two more lenses, it was time to pick up a new photo bag. I spoke with a friend at work and he said that he loves his Tamrac 5371. I looked at the reviews and was sold! It holds my canon xs, plus two other lenses, and also an extra battery plus charger and some cables. The bag is light and does not take up a bunch of room. The only con is that the zippers are a bit slow. Oh B&H has the blue and red version on sale for 20.00 less...cha ching!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect Everyday!

    By Fire photographer

    from Lenoir City, Tn.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Black):

        Great size for everyday carry. Plenty of room for essentials.
        Nikon D series, 18-55 lense, and 55-300. Charger and flash.
        Great bag, top quality.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Nice & Lightweight

        By Denise

        from SE Georgia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain biking
          • Protecting Gear
          • Touring
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Red):

          Thank goodness this bag is small and lightweight, because once you fill it up it's quite heavy (I'm petite). My Canon EOS Rebel T3i fits well, along with an external flash and additional telephoto lens. I like that there are separate compartments for your cell phone, keys and other small items. Don't expect to carry too many lenses, because there is no room and everything fits snug. However, because of the snug fit things do not move around. For what I was looking for while touring on my mountain bike, it's a perfect size.

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          5.0

          Compact Bag with Flexible Compartments

          By ThrottleOut

          from Penfield, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Black):

          I recently purchased a Nikon d5100 kit and a Nikon 55-200mm lens and am starting to get into digital photography. I wanted a backpack that I could carry and use to protect my new equipment. This bag offers a bit of flexibility with the velcro compartments and different pockets. It is on the smaller side which is fine for me until I start adding on more accessories.

          The other reviews are right though, this bag is a bit smaller than I expected. I knew that going into the purchase though so it was not a big deal. I will say though that my camera body/lens and second lens do fill up almost all of the main compartment. But it is a nice design and works well for me.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect size and toughness

          By The Dad

          from Alpharetta, GA

          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 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Red):

            The Tamrac Travel Pack 71 is the perfect size for a young photographer, just getting started with his first DSLR. All the necessary gear including: lenses, charger, batteries etc. fit easily and the Travel Pack is light-weight and well-constructed.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Red) by Ta

            By Alejandra

            from Montréal, Québec

            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 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Red):

              It's just fantastic, very light!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Lightweight & versatile = Awesome!

              By Photo Tiger

              from Ringgold, GA

              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 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Blue):

                This is the second one of these I've owned. My first one was a gift and was stolen after about 18 months of use. It looked as good the day it was stolen as the day I bought it. I love the fact that you can configure the velcro dividers. The velcro is strong and never moves and the padding is nice and thick. The pockets are great for the small stuff. I can fit much more than I need in this single bag. The only complaint I have is that the outside zipper is a little harder to use than average because it is so well protected from the rain by its intentionally generous flap. The only other downside is that you need to lay it flat when taking the camera out or your other stuff can fall out. When replacing my stolen bag, I looked at a lot of other bags to see if I could find something I liked better, but nothing compared to the nice small size, good padding and configurable compartments. They have obviously put a lot of thought in to the bag.

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                5.0

                Loved this product

                By becky

                from Odum,ga

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Black):

                perfect size, just what i was looking for. Made very well.

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                • No

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                4.0

                I love it

                By Sam

                from Columbus, OH

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Can't fit a water bottle
                • Hard To Access Equipment

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Blue):

                This backpack is exactly the right size for my needs. It holds my camera with my zoom lens as well as my extra lens. It also holds my older and smaller cameras for the kids use. The straps are very comfortable and it fits nicely - doesn't feel too bulky or weigh me down. I am quite pleased with this pack. It does take a couple extra minutes to get the camera out of the bag so that's something to prepare for so that you don't miss that quick shot.

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                4.0

                All that I need

                By Kristi

                from Alabama

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Hard To Access Equipment

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Red):

                I wanted a small backpack to wear on my back since I usually always have a purse or diaper bag on my shoulder (or falling off my shoulder). I have a 18-135mm lens on my camera so I currently do not have an extra lens. I have room in the pack for an extra lens but not multiple lenses. It is comfortable to wear walking, hiking, biking, ect. Not easy to use if you are wanting to reach in the bag often or change lenses a lot. I prefer the camera around my neck and the bag out of my way.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love this bag!

                By prstaton

                from Ohio

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Red):

                    I bought another back pack, but it was just too big for the amount of gear I have, and things were loose in it. I found this one, and it's perfect for what I have: a Canon Rebel, one extra lens (zoom), a flash, two hoods, and a few odds and ends. I'm just a hobby photographer, so this is perfect me, it's well made, and once you get used to how it opens and closes, it's not a problem. It's lightweight, easy to carry, and quite cute!

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                    4.0

                    Good Product

                    By Rich

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Black):

                      Small and compact and lightweight.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Wow - what a great backpack

                      By Robbrem

                      from Australia

                      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 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Black):

                        After spending all your money on great camera gear, you need to be able to carry it around efficiently. However, you also do not want to attract robbers to you by seeing that you have just spent lots of money on your new super Nikon or Canon.
                        The Tamac 5371 looks like a general backpack and not a camera bag. Carrying it around in your hand or on your back, it does not draw attention to itself.
                        Inside the bag, the layout and flexible partitions allow you to fit in your DLSR and extra lenses and extra gear.
                        Usually when one gets over the adrenalin shock of buying your camera, you are a soft touch when the sales person asks if you want a bag and they throw in something. Your eyes are so dazzled by the DLSR that any brain power to consider the suitability of the bag is left behind. I bought the Tamac 5371 in a separate visit to B&H and I was able to consider the choice.
                        You may say to me, "Why not just use an ordinary small backpack". However, backpacks normally are zipped across the top. All the small bits settle to the bottom and there is no support for the contents. With the Tamac 5371, the zips open so that all the bits are easily accessible and the moveable partitions can be set to hold all the bits.
                        I am happy with the Tamac 5371 as it looks like an "ordinaty" backpack", fits in lots of gear safely and the gear is easy to access.
                        Go for it!

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                        4.0

                        Quality!!

                        By AnnaK

                        from Hope, NJ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Too Small

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Blue):

                        I use this bag for my Canon digital SLR. It is on the small side- I can fit the camera and one large lense with maybe one small compartment left over. This bag is perfect for the trek in the woods where you dont want to carry the big bag! I have an older Tamrac bag that has held up over the years. I had to make a decision to remove my old film camera from the other bag or purchase another bag. The quality from the old bag to the newer bag has remained constant!!! It will last a long time!

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                        5.0

                        Compact yet functional

                        By Heading West

                        from Kansas City, MO

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Harness
                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Black):

                          Wanted a small backpack with compartments that actually hold things in place since we will be on the ski slopes with this bag. Very nicely done.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Cheap Bag

                          By Joe

                          from Philadelphia, PA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Roomy
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Storing Gear

                            Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Black):

                            Fits everything I need without it moving around. I am a college student who is not majoring in photography so I'm a little on the broke side and can't afford many accessories and lenses. This bag is perfect for me. I have my Nikon D5000 with 18-55mm VR lens, a cheap off camera flash, some spare rechargable batteries, a nice strap and a few more things in it fitting comfortably.

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            light, compact but plenty of room

                            By licinfl

                            from tampa, fl

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Blue):

                              everything I need fits in...with some extra room for non-photo essentials like keys/wallet. Great for photo walks, and strolling around - comfortable and well padded.

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                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              Nice Little Pack

                              By Adam

                              from Buckley, WA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable Harness
                              • Comfortable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Black):

                                I use this for photo walking. That is, for short trips, a couple of hours of taking pictures for fun. It carries an SLR an extra lens and a few gadgets. It small and light. I didn't love spending [$] on this, but I couldn't find anything well built for less.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                my daughter loves this bag

                                By Anita

                                from Burlington, MA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about 5371 Travel Pack 71 Backpack (Black):

                                  my daughter is a photographer and this bag is very handy and helpful for her field, its lightweight and holds all her equipment so easily

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                                  • Yes

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