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Tamrac5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Red)
 
4.3

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (39)
  • Strong construction (35)
  • Easily accessible equipment (28)
  • Adjustable harness (26)
  • Lightweight (19)

Cons

  • Hard to access equipment (7)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (41)
  • Protecting gear (30)
  • Storing gear (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (16), Enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (4), Casual user (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good design but could be better

Overall I like the design and ease of use. The camera compartment has a decent amount of space for a body and 3-4 lenses. The height of the camera compartment is somewhat limiting...Read complete review

Overall I like the design and ease of use. The camera compartment has a decent amount of space for a body and 3-4 lenses. The height of the camera compartment is somewhat limiting however. You won't fit an 80-200 f2.8 zoom in there without seriously distorting the shape of the bag. Of course Tamrac didn't design it for that kind of user. If that's what you need to fit in here, then buy the next size up.

The upper compartment is roomy enough for a light jacket or a couple of books, snacks, random stuff you may want while traveling.

My only real gripe is that I've had this bag for less than two months and already the weight of my D70 with 60mm micro attached has completely flattened part of the foam insert that it rests on. It's a minor concern really since the only purpose of that flap is to keep your body from rubbing against a tall lens or flash. But I would have thought the foam would take a little longer than 6 weeks to lose its integrity.

Even with that flaw, this bag still felt much more robust than the OrionTrekker II.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Red) by Tam

I use the product for my D80 w/grip with the following two lens 16-85 VR and the 70-300 VR.

I like the size of the bag overall and...Read complete review

I use the product for my D80 w/grip with the following two lens 16-85 VR and the 70-300 VR.

I like the size of the bag overall and and there is plenty of room for me to carry the items I need to carry on days when I am out traveling. I had to buy this size bag as it states that it will accommodate a camera with grip attached. The dividers are not up to standard they do not support the camera well enough and will begin to crush even after using them the first time. That should not be the case considering what the bag costs.

I have already modified the bag to to work better without the divider supports. The shoulder straps and the waist belt fit well and adjusting them to fit is not a problem. I gave it 3 stars because of the dividers otherwise the bag is really quit nice and very dependable.

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5.0

Great Bag

By Kirby

from Oshkosh, Wisconsin

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easily Accessible Equipment
  • Roomy
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Storing Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about Tamrac 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Red):

    I ordered this bag because I bought a similar bag years ago when I purchashed a new camera. The old bag worked so well that when I ordered my new Canon 70D a month ago I wanted another one of these bags for that camera. I don't need all of the body straps that come attached to the bag so I cut those off, like I did on the old bag, so the bag resembles a simple back pack which to me is much easier to carry. The new bag is a little larger than my old bag but that is even better as I can put all of my extras accessories in it with plenty of room. I grab my bag and take it everywhere and would highly recomend this for someone who has a DSLR with 2 extra lenses and the upper part can hold flashes, batteries, etc. I

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    5.0

    Quality camera pack

    By Monty

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Red):

      It is slightly larger than I anticipated, but this is of superb quality. All stitching is perfect, and zippers are quality also. Very durable and roomy.

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      4.0

      Tamrac

      By J

      from iL

      Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Red):

      Love but wish the 70-200 fit better. You have to put it in the top and it's not very secure.

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      5.0

      5547 Adventure 7 Backpack

      By Roger the Photobug

      from Iowa

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Red):

          Very functional piece of equipment.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great backpack

          By John the shooter

          from Fort Payne, al

          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 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Red):

            Your discription was helpful in making the right chose.
            Great pack to carry equip and other things.
            My other pack I can only carry my camra equip and nothing else.
            I don't have any diclikes yet!

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            3.0

            too big but no place to hide a tripod.

            By Louie

            from New York, NY

            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 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Black):

            The bag has a lot of compartments for different camera accessories but they forgot to save some lenthy room for a ttripod.

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            3.0

            Back Pack

            By The Crimson General

            from Saint Louis, MO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Red):

            Great construction...durable & waterproof! But a little small for price, would be a good starter bag but would require larger bad as equipment grows.

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            5.0

            Great for gear and a little more

            By Rob

            from Indiana, PA

            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 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Black):

              I usually bring my camera along with me when I do other things. This backpack 1) doesn't look like a camera bag, 2) has plenty of good storage for my camera gear (including zoom lens, filters, charger, flash, etc), and 3) has room for other things, like water bottles, books, extra layer of clothes, and more. So far I have really liked it!

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              5.0

              Great Gear Bag

              By Kevin in Boston

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear
                • Traveling with Gear

                Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Red):

                I shoot with the Nikon D7000, and this bag is great! I was able to fit the camera, a couple lenses, and the flash in the lower part, and then anything else I needed in the main pouch. They also thought of things like cell phone storage which I really appreciate.

                Time will tell how well this bag holds up, but so far so good. It's really handy if you're an on-the-go photographer. Both commuting and hiking are made easier with this one. Enjoy!

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                5.0

                A Great Buy

                By Scott Wesley

                from Mobile, AL

                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 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Black):

                  Very contemporary looking, not bulky and it holds everything that I need.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Nice well-made bag

                  By jcw1982

                  from ky

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Black):

                    I bought this bag to primarily transport my camera gear while out hiking. It is a well made bag, and most importantly-was comfortable to wear. Previously I had a similar bag from another manufacturer. This bag measures up pretty well based on the price, however I wish it was slightly larger(this is the largest of this particular model), and had a little thicker padding, and lastly, I always liked the pull-out rain covers as provided on some bags. Overall, I think it is a good bag for the price. If I really wanted something a little bigger, more padded, etc, I should have expected to pay a little more: can't fault the product for my decision. A good bag at a very reasonable cost.

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                    5.0

                    good bag

                    By Binx

                    from Kansas City

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Harness
                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Black):

                      I bought this for a day bag for my canon T2. Spent the last week hiking in Rocky mountain national park and climbing Mt. Quandary in CO. It could hold my camera and enought water and food for the day. I like it and it's a keeper.

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                      4.0

                      It serves a purpose

                      By Pat

                      from Odessa, MN

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Comfortable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Access Equipment

                      Best Uses

                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Black):

                      I frequently take short trips and go places for the weekend and this pack works great for that purpose. I can carry all of my gear in one bag and if needed, I can strap my tripod to the bottom of it. Prior to this bag I would carry two camera bags or stuff both bags into a daypack just to keep everything together. If you are going to the family reunion for the afternoon you might want to take your camera in a smaller bag.

                      I have only had it for a few weeks and maybe the longest hike I took with it was about a mile fully loaded (tripod included) and found it very comfortable to wear. I do like the top compartment to carry additional items. To access your camera it does require taking the bag off your back.

                      The only thing I found frustrating was how difficult it was to use the dividers. With all that velcro it is hard to get them in place because they want to stick where you don't want them to.

                      Is it the perfect bag? Most likely not, but it does meet my needs.

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                      5.0

                      a well made pack

                      By hookspin the band on cdbaby

                      from mansfield CT

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Red):

                          I am able to carry my d300 and a few favorite lenses comfortably. I like the little pouches for extra cards and batteries. I feel this is a tough well made bag

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                          4.0

                          Quality bag with functionality

                          By Jason

                          from Waymart, PA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment

                          Cons

                          • Too Small

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Black):

                          I can now travel with my camera without having to carry two bags. The all-in-one bag is perfect and convenient. It could be a bit larger. Overall, it's a great bag.

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                          5.0

                          Great backpack, great price!

                          By Stoti

                          from Ukiah, 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 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Black):

                            I great backpack for the money. It's a well thought out design and functions perfectly for a body and a few lenses as well as a few other accessories. I use it with a Nikon D-90, 18-105mm lens, 70-300mm lens, 35mm lens, SB-800 flash, a set of tele-extenders and a few small accessories. That's about all that will fit without over stuffing it and risking damage to it's contents. If you have more gear to carry go to the next larger size. Super for my needs though. It's very comfortable too. I love it!

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                            5.0

                            Love my backpack

                            By 4sqmom

                            from Lodi, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Black):

                              I recently spent the weekend in Monterey and it was so much nicer to have everything in one backpack as opposed to having to carry a purse and camera bag.

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                              4.0

                              Gets the job done

                              By CatC

                              from northern Virginia

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Hard To Access Equipment

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Black):

                              My husband and I use this on trips to the zoo. We have our Canon Rebel Xsi with 18-55mm lens attached, an additional 55-250mm lens, a 50mm lens, and assorted cables in the bottom storage area. Our camera has an eyepiece extender, and with the extender attached the camera won't fit with the lens pointing down as the illustrations show, so we had to make some adjustments so it would lay flat (which probably protects the lens better anyway). In the top storage area, we've got a 420EX flash w/diffuser, our camera manual, a pack of tissues, a small notebook w/pen, and some cleaning supplies in a Ziploc bag. There's room for a few snacks, too. The outer, lower pocket has room for extra batteries/SD cards and a polarizer.

                              The bag is easy enough to carry, but it's a pain to have to put it down on the ground to change lenses, so it might not be the bag you want if you do that a lot. It's also not going to be big enough to take everything with you on a photo shoot (assuming you have more than what I've listed above). Overall, it's worked out pretty well for us - it's a lot more comfortable than the single shoulder strap bag we carried around before - but I may end up buying something like a sling bag at some point to to make it easier to swap out lenses.

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                              5.0

                              Great for traveling

                              By Traveler

                              from Sacramento, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Roomy
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Black):

                                Great for traveling. Specially when you are going sightseeing and you need to bring your camera and some other nicknacks, this is the bag. Great size, just enough room at the top to carry personal items and keep all your camera stuff separate at the bottom. Perfect size too!

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                                4.0

                                Excellent

                                By Catfish

                                from Gaithersburg, MD

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Hiking
                                    • Protecting Gear
                                    • Transporting Gear

                                    Comments about 5547 Adventure 7 Backpack (Red):

                                    Pros - Tapered top great for maneuvering around airports, baggage compartments under seat storage, tight walking spaces outdoors
                                    17 inch sleeve is perfect fit for laptop. Solid craftsmanship and comfort.
                                    Cons - The zippers are a nuisance. They work but usually two hands are required all the time. We photo people don't have enough hands as it is.

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