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Tamrac5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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Pros

  • Strong construction (8)
  • Well padded (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Good protection (6)
  • Lots of pockets and features (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (9)
    • Protecting gear (7)
    • Travel (6)
    • Daily transport (4)
    • Storing gear (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (5), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    5.0

    last a long time

    By rk

    from NYC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction
    • Very Protective
    • Well Padded

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

      i've been using this case heavily for at least 10 years of rough travel. It's finally starting to show a little wear but the wheels, handles and zippers all still work great.
      If i could only find one this good for a small lighting setup i'd be set. I've been through several rolling lighting cases while this one is still going.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great case

      By Kelled

      from Hollywood,ca

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

            Really love it. Fits all my things and makes everything easier

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great!

            By Allen

            from Colorado

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

              The SpeedRoller 1 holds all of my essential gear, is easier on my back then the back pack I had been using. It is well constructed.
              Wish it had a place to attach my tripod.

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              • No

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              5.0

              This is One Great Camera Gear Case!

              By Ron K.

              from Farmington, MN

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction
              • Very Protective
              • Well Padded

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

              I needed a rolling case, smaller than my big strongbox, that would fit in an overhead bin in aircraft and this one is perfect.

              Strong and durable, yet small enough to do the job, I carry two DLSRs with lenses attached, a flash plus another four additional lenses in the main area.

              In the durable plastic pockets on the inside of the lid, I carry extra batteries, a synch cord, remote trigger, cleaning items and all the other "stuff" photographers need and have to have.

              In the outside zippered compartment, I carry a laptop where it is easy to take out when going through airport security.

              This is a true workhorse that takes its job in stride.

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              5.0

              great rolling case

              By traveler

              from Los Angeles, California

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction
              • Very Protective
              • Well Padded

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

              I found this to be a great case for my camera because it allows me to move from location to location, quickly access a fully assembled (lens and flash attached) camera and replace it in a protective, convenient rolling case. The dividers are easy to customize for equipment.

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              5.0

              Great Bag

              By kristml

              from Fairbanks AK

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

                Lots of room in this bag! And the wheels keep things steady!

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                5.0

                Don't fly without it!

                By Howard K

                from Silver Spring, MD

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Stylish
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

                  After years of lugging 15 lbs of gear on and off airplanes in a bag on a big strap, I finally decided to get a roller bag. What a difference! There is no strap to hang up on seat arms as you pass up and down aisles. The weight is on the floor and not on my shoulder or neck, slipping down, and pulling off my sweater or jacket. The interior has enough placeable dividers to accommodate a large variety of shapes and sizes., and the whole thing is hard enough to take a few knocks without worrying about the safety of the contents. Money very well spent!

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                  5.0

                  Good protection for travel!

                  By JWR the bladderdoc

                  from Salinas, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Stylish
                  • Very Protective
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

                    The Speedroller is strongly built, with smooth rolling wheels and a strong handle. The material looks similar to Tumi. Very pleased with the amount of storage area. I have 2 cameras, 4 lens (including Canon 70-200 mm L), speedlite, light meter, filter case with camera mount, and multiple odds and ends. No problem with overhead storage. So far haven't found anything don't like

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                    5.0

                    Excellent All in One!!

                    By Courtney & Company, inc.

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction
                    • Stylish
                    • Very Protective
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

                      Prior to having this case, we have had many various cases from several different manufacturers all in attempts to consolidate the wedding gear into ONE travel friendly case.

                      With this case we are able to carry two camera systems and various lenses all in one. We are also able to carry it on the plane as it is designed to fit in the overhead compartment so long as you don't expand it too much (using all the outer zipper compartments.

                      The wheels roll smooth so as not to jar the gear when running to catch a flight or just getting it out of the car to the event. The construction is solid and protective and the lenses sit firm in their specified internal compartments and don't jostle around.

                      It would be nice if it were a little deeper but then it wouldn't fit in the overhead compartments on flights so it's more an airline restriction than a manufacturer restriction.

                      We do tend to carry more than we need (in case) like most shooters do so we've eliminated all other cases and are going to use two of these instead... yes, it's that nice.

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                      4.0

                      Good Purchase

                      By Frank

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction
                      • Stylish
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

                        I purchased the SpeedRoller 1 to facilitate traveling with my camera equipment and laptop and it has met that need admirably. I easily fit my camera, 3-4 lenses, laptop, cords, and other accessories with room for another SLR body. With the laptop packed, the case is front heavy and tends to tip over on the laptop pocket. It rolls smoothly and fits easily inside the overhead compartment of aircraft.

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                        4.0

                        Just the right size

                        By Sled dog

                        from Texas

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Protection
                        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                        • Weatherproof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

                          Perfect for taking camera, lenses and other accessories I need on a trip. Spacious with well padded dividers and fits in the overhead airline compartment. Well made with sturdy wheels.

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                          5.0

                          easy transport for gear

                          By wolfy photography

                          from hazleton, pa

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Protection
                          • Lightweight
                          • Lots Of Pockets And Features

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Transport
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

                          If you travel, this is the case for you. I have 2 bodies Nikon D200 & D300, 3 lens, flash, & attachments. This bag did a great job and is airport friendly. No problem carrying on plane. Wheels are high quality and handles stairs & rough terrain. Great transport for on the go without breaking your back with a backpack or shoulder style. Incredible quality for the $$$.

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                          4.0

                          Quality

                          By Jenny Evelyn

                          from Macon, GA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Protection
                          • Lots Of Pockets And Features

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Transport
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

                            This roller case is very well made and holds all of the equipment that I need for wedding photography. It looks very professional and compactly fits anywhere in the trunk of my Beetle. If you intend to keep your equipment safe, secure, and clean, you need a professional quality case like this one.

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                            4.0

                            Check your laptop dimensions

                            By Leigh

                            from Mechanicsville VA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Protection
                            • Lightweight
                            • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                            • Weatherproof

                            Cons

                            • Laptop holder

                            Best Uses

                            • Bad Weather
                            • Daily Transport
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

                            This is a really nice case but the laptop compartment needs more room. I have a laptop, (15" screen), and made the mistake of not paying close enough attention to the dimensions; I was barely able to get it zippered into the compartment. This would work very well with a smaller laptop.

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                            5.0

                            Great "Mother-Ship" for Traveling, Gear

                            By E-Squared

                            from Pacific NW

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good portability
                            • Good Protection
                            • Sturdy
                            • Weatherproof

                            Cons

                            • No built-in tripod carrie
                            • Not Enough Pocket Room

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

                            Very handy for a trip where lots of situations and lens/accessory needs will arise. Easily accommodates my D300 with Grip att'd, an att'd 70-200 f/2.8, and the following: 50mm 1.8; two TCs; 105 VR Micro; 85 1.4; Tamron 28-75 2.8; SIgma 10-20 SWA; SB 800 and other stuff.

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                            5.0

                            Stop feeling like a Pack Mule

                            By Claudia

                            from New York

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Protection
                            • Lightweight
                            • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                            • Rolls no heavy lifting
                            • Weatherproof

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Bad Weather
                              • Daily Transport
                              • Travel
                              • Wherever the camera goes

                              Comments about Tamrac 5551 SpeedRoller 1 Case:

                              I purchased this case, it fits all my equipment in one nice easy to use case. You just roll it along with you. I used to walk around with a fanny pack with all types of bags hanging to hold my lenses and cards and external flash. No more!

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