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Tamrac3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 126 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily accessible equipment (100)
  • Strong construction (95)
  • Comfortable (93)
  • Roomy (71)
  • Adjustable harness (55)

Cons

  • Heavy (16)
  • Hard to access equipment (7)
  • Too small (7)
  • Cumbersome (5)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (110)
  • Protecting gear (79)
  • Storing gear (59)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (68), Semi-pro photographer (25), Casual photographer (18), Pro photographer (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great All Purpose Bag

I purchased this to use as by carry on for a two week trip to China and it performed well. For the trip I had it packed with:

Camera Compartment
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I purchased this to use as by carry on for a two week trip to China and it performed well. For the trip I had it packed with:

Camera Compartment
- Cannon 30d with a Cannon 28 - 300mm lens
- Spare lenses
- Cannon 28 - 70mm
- Cannon 18-55 lens (basic kit lens)
- Cannon 580ex speedlight
- CF card reader
- Battery charger
- Cleaning kit
- Power converter for the flight
- Handheld GPS

Laptop Compartment:
- HP Laptop with 14" monitor
- Power cord

Storage compartment
- DVD Player
- DVD Wallet
- Bose headsets
- paperback book
- Plastic bag for my liquids/gels

Side Pocket:
- Power cord for dvd player
- Pens
- plug adapters

Back Pocket
- Phrase book
- Map
- Boarding pass

As you can imagine it got heavy but it balanced the load well. It was easier to deal with when I stashed the non-essentials (laptop, flash, etc) in my hotel safe. It would have been nice to have the litle chest strap but it sill worked out ok.

In general the side flap was great, it made it very easy to get my camera in and out very quickly and I didn't have to give up the extra storage space. I had no problem even with the huge 29-300mm lens. The only drawback was that the zippers get very difficult to open and close if they get cold. It was about -5 (c) in Beijing and it took quite a bit of effort to open the side flap. The problem was the rubber they had embedded into the zipper (I assume it is to help keep out raid)

The only other thing I didn't like about it was the only option it had for carrying a mono pod. I was able to strap it to the bottom in a horizontal position. This was fine when I was walking around in wide open spaces but I ran into problems on the crowded subways. Probably won't be a problem for most people.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't work for me.

The side (quick access) to the camera is what sold me on this product. The side access is works great if you don't have a full size or a DSLR with a battery...Read complete review

The side (quick access) to the camera is what sold me on this product. The side access is works great if you don't have a full size or a DSLR with a battery grip. Although it technically does fit my Canon 50D w/ battery grip, there is no use for side access due to the opening being too small. You have to be really careful taking it out from the side because the camera's hot shoe can rip the backpack's interior because of the tight opening. Aside from that, the backpack has good and strong construction. Although the overall backpack seams too big for me, it does fit really comfortable on the back and the shoulder. I'll be returning this within the next few days. I'll still give it a 2 star because of the excellent quality, but Tamrac shouldn't advertised the side access to work with full size DSLR or DSLR with battery grip (per Tamrac's website).

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3.0

Exc. product, the problem is the zippers

By Chano

from Buenos Aires, Argentina

About Me Pro Photographer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Rust):

    Comfortable on your back.
    Fast access to equipment. Love the side camera pocket.
    Doesn't look like a photo equipment backpack, good disguise.
    Your laptop travels safely and cushioned.
    Good construction materials.

    Except for the zippers, the ones from the laptop compartment where the first ones to fall apart, and now the ones from the front camera compartment.
    I Had to replace them, but when they broke it was a big issue with expensive equipment on the run allmost falling from the bag.

    They should fix this cause the rest is optimum.

    I was going to buy a Lowepro, but the boy from the bags sector recommended me this one. I took the advice and was happy in the beginning.

    I still use it after I paid for the zippers change, but the moment I was traveling with the bag broke opened without noticing could have been a big problem. Someone pointed me this out thankfully.

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    4.0

    Good Day Pack

    By Rikter

    from Washington State

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Adjustable dividers
    • Dual Access
    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • External Pouches
    • Extra Compartment
    • Pocket Space
    • Strong Construction
    • Top Handle

    Cons

    • No chest strap
    • Zipper Catches Flaps

    Best Uses

    • Day use
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Black):

    I have used this quite a bit for about 8 months and I think this is a great backpack for toting gear around for 1/2 -3/4 day jaunts. I carry one body(5dii), a 16-35L a 70-200IS 2.8L and maybe one other prime and/or a speedlight, which is plenty for my needs. If you need to carry more, you can if you use the top compartment but i would suggest a bigger backpack then. There are decent moveable dividers and pockets to store cards or batteries, etc. There is a good amount of space in the top for wallet, phone, keys, and a snack with my bose headphones. I like the external water bottle pouch and side entry. I have used it on a few trips as a carry-on, on a few hikes, and shot a few events (kids sports, etc) and overall I am pleased with it. I do see how carrying it around all day, fully loaded would be aided by a chest and/or belt strap - again if you need that then go to a bigger pack. I have found that zippers can be annoying when closing as they do catch the protecting flaps- but it doesn't happen with side zipper. If you draw the zippers slower you will avoid this issue; the bright side is that with [$]of equipment inside, at least I know they won't open on their own. Side flap is good access but tght when the grip is attached. I do find myself using both access points to get to my gear, change lenses, etc. This is perfect for my day or carryon needs as a serious amatuer who often travels with a lightened load of camera gear.

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    5.0

    GREAT roomy, sturdy bag

    By Lois S

    from Milford, Ohio

    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 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Rust):

      Lots of room for extra gear as well as room for a light jacket or a packed lunch in the top compartment.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Get ready to shoot!

      By Gene

      from Virginia beach, Virginia

      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 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Rust):

        This bachpack fits well and carries your camera weight without pulling on your back. The comfortable straps easily sling on one shoulder without constantly sliding down. All round good by for the price.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great bag for air travel

        By Dan

        from Knoxville

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Rust):

            I have used the backpack on several plane trips. It fits in overhead compartments even on small planes. The lower compartment of the pack is designed for camera and accessories. While lenses fit snugly, the camera (D7000) doesn't, so I stuff some clothes around it, not only to keep it from moving around but also to protect the camera's back from other passengers' luggage which often gets jammed in the overhead compartment.The upper compartment is designed primarily for personal items. It has a flat bottom and a rounded top, so I find it helpful to use a 7x10 mesh bag to hold smaller items.The bag is well constructed. Stands up when placed on the ground. Separate laptop compartment is nice for easy access.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Handsome bag, missing chest strap

            By Gabriel P.

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Black):

                  I just wish this camera backpack had chest strap. Most photo bags are an eyesore but this is a sharp looking bag.

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                  5.0

                  Very nice!

                  By Me

                  from mn

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Rust):

                    This is awesome........

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Tamrac 3385 aero speed pack

                    By chip

                    from mission viejo,ca.

                    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 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Rust):

                      I use it to store all my camera gear.It has plenty of room for camera and lens(70-300mm) canon L-series the largest.It is a comfortable fit.Easy access to everything.Just wished every zipper was a waterproof one.But the flaps over main zipper should do well.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Tamrac 3385

                      By Ryan

                      from Fresno

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Black):

                        Plenty of space for all the gear, easy dual access to the camera when on the run

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        4.0

                        Very satisfied

                        By Paul

                        from Los Angeles

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Storing Gear

                          Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Rust):

                          I use it for work and recreation. It allows me a lot of diversity in how I use it.

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                          • No

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                          2.0

                          Zipper broke within 3 days of use.

                          By Canuck in Dubai

                          from Dubai, UAE

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment

                          Cons

                          • Poor construction

                          Best Uses

                          • Storing Gear

                          Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Black):

                          I'm an enthusiast who travels a lot. Needed a home for my Cannon Rebel and 70-200 mm when not in use. As far as a place to keep my gear it was OK but 3 days into a Safari in Tanzania the zipper for the laptop compartment let go. Not a good feeling to have your laptop exposed on your back because the zipper on your new bag won't work. Now I have to try to get it back Stateside where I bought it and try to get the warranty work done. Jury is still out on this one.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Love it!

                          By Okie Photog

                          from Oklahoma City, OK

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Roomy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Storing Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Black):

                            Perfect for holding my Canon 7D and 70-200 f2.8L IS II! Also holds 2 additional lenses and hoods with plenty of room to spare.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great pack for your gear

                            By Tony

                            from WV

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Rust):

                              Fits my 7D with a 70-200L lens perfectly, however there is no place to put the lens hood that doesn't risk breaking it. The top pouch for "personal" items like a "lunch" has no reinforcement, so an impact there would break the plastic hood. Inside the main gear compartment there just isn't room for the lens hood, even if you leave out a spare lens or flash.

                              I do find it fits my 7D with a mounted 70-200L with tripod ring mount attached, two additional lenses, two flashes, and various cards and filters. The side-pocket for accessing the camera gives perfect access for a DSLR this size, but like others have noted a bigger body or battery grip might present a problem.

                              The main gear compartment is stiff and padded with velcro sided pockets and movable dividers, so if you're like me and have velcro dots on the sides of your flashes, you can stick two in there without fear of them rattling against each other.

                              I'm not much of a backpacker, so I don't have a history with how one should fit but for me it seems very comfortable.

                              I look forward to taking this thing with me everywhere. Still using my Pelican case for storage or any situation where my gear might take a beating in transport.

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                              5.0

                              Exactly what I expected

                              By soccerdad

                              from La Plata, Md

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable Harness
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • No room for 2nd body

                              Best Uses

                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Rust):

                              The bag was exactly as advertised.
                              I enjoy taking action shots, of my sons travel soccer team, and always had to carry my gear around in multiple, smaller bags, that can be difficult to get things into and out of. The backpack offers easier access to my items, especially the camera body. It also offers the compartment, for my laptop, so I can edit and post my photos, from the hotel each evening.

                              My only "complaint" is that there is not really room to stow my second camera body, with a lens attached.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Was what I was looking for.

                              By KT29

                              from Southwest North Dakota

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Roomy
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Carrying long lens
                                • Protecting Gear
                                • Storing Gear
                                • Transporting Gear
                                • Use in the field

                                Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Rust):

                                Yes this is a big packpack, but that was what I was looking for. I was looking for a backpack that would allow me to carry my Canon Rebel with my Canon 400mm 5.6 with lens attached and easy access. Its a little tight, but works great none the less. The day after I got it, I took it out on a four hour backpack trip into the badlands. Carried the long lens attached plus 70-300, and 17-50 along with extra windbreaker, gloves, snacks, etc. All fit well. I would have given this product a five star, if it would have had a sternum strap. I wound up making my own for it with no problem. This pack carried well in rough terrain. It was great to be able to take all the equipment I needed along.

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                                4.0

                                Lots of Room, Bigger than Expected

                                By Dave M.

                                from Lansing, MI

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                • Roomy
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Heavy

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Gear
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Black):

                                Fits all my gear and has plenty of room up top for extras. I use the laptop compartment for my collapsible reflectors. Just fits under the airline size limits for carry-on luggage, which is a plus.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                camera bag

                                By legs diamond

                                from st.louis ,missouri

                                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 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Rust):

                                  great bag have not filled it completely but like it a lot..... a 17.3 laptop will not fit but 16.4 will perfectly and 15.6 with room
                                  would highly recommend this camera bag..another great buy from BH photo ! :):)

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                                  4.0

                                  Big and Great.

                                  By chris

                                  from cincinnati, oh.

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Roomy
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Hard To Access Equipment

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Rust):

                                  I use this when i travel for my 17" MacbookPro and a Nikon D200. it works great, is very protective of the gear and is comfortable to wear. This pack gets HEAVY when fully loaded, but it does cary everything all in one place. My only complaint is that while the pack is big enough to hold my Nikor 70-200 it will only do so with the lens attached to the camera. This means that every time i put the camera back in the bag i must attach it to the large lens, and put the smaller lenses in their respective holders. This becomes very inconvenient whn i'm using a smaller lens and just want to put my camera away temporarily without switching the lens.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great for travel

                                  By catsibd

                                  from dallas, tx

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Easily Accessible Equipment

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Rust):

                                  Overall this is an excellent pack for travelling with your photo gear. I'm an amateur and only have 2 lens' for my Nikon 3100 but this pack was great for recent international travel. It fit under the airplane seats, holds extra's in the top compartment and fit my laptop well. I only have 2 small issues with the pack, there is no waist clip to ease the weight off the shoulder and the pack is on the slightly heavy side and needs some dryfit material on the inside so it is does not get so hot carrying the pack for excessive amount of time. I'm very pleased with the purchase!

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                                  4.0

                                  Travel pack

                                  By Sam

                                  from Brooklyn, NY

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo Backpack (Black):

                                  I like the sturdiness of the pack and how well it rests on my back. I don't feel any pressure on the shoulders and the weight is distributed evenly on my back. It is too heavy however, and the top compartment is a bit small. Access to camera equipment is excellent.

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