Tamrac 5531 Adventure Messenger 1 (Camouflage)

Tamrac 5531 Adventure Messenger 1 (Camouflage)

Tamrac 5531 Adventure Messenger 1 (Camouflage)

B&H # TA5531C MFR # 553181
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Product Highlights

  • Holds Compact DSLR, Lens, & Accessories
  • Adjustable, Padded Internal Dividers
  • Zippered Front Pocket & Rear Pocket
  • Side Pocket for Smart Phone
  • Shoulder Strap & Carrying Handle
  • Attachment Slots for Accessory System
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Tamrac 553181 overview

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The Tamrac 5531 Adventure 1 Messenger Bag is a made to carry a compact digital or film SLR with a lens up to 3 1/2" long attached and accessories. The Speed Flap top opens to reveal adjustable, foam-padded internal dividers that provide a custom fit to the equipment. The zippered front pocket, full-length zippered Speed Pocket on the flap and an open pocket in the back provide extra storage for accessories, manuals and personal items.

The 5531 has a side pocket for carrying a smart phone or MP3 player. There is a shoulder strap and EasyGrip carrying handle to provide convenient carrying options. Tamrac accessories can be attached to the shoulder strap using the attachment slots for the S.A.S. (Strap Accessory System) products.

Ultra-compact PolyTek and Ballistic nylon messenger type shoulder bag
Adjustable, foam-padded internal dividers provide custom fit to equipment.
S.A.S. Strap Accessory System has optional accessories that allow you to customize the bag
  • Zippered front pocket
  • Full-length zippered Speed Pocket
  • Open pocket in back for accessories, manuals and personal items.
  • Side pocket perfect for a cell phone or MP3 player
Speed Flap Top provides instant access to equipment.
EasyGrip carrying handle and an adjustable shoulder strap provide convenient carrying options.
In the Box
Tamrac 5531 Adventure Messenger 1 Shoulder Bag - for SLR with Lens up to 3.5" Attached and Accessories (Camouflage)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Set of Dividers
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Tamrac 553181 specs

    Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder Strap
    Exterior Material Nylon, Polytek
    Exterior Dimensions 8.3 x 5.5 x 7.5" / 21.1 x 14 x 19 cm
    Type of Closure Buckle, Touch Fastener
    Interior Material Foam
    Interior Dimensions 5.7 x 3.5 x 6.5" / 14.5 x 8.9 x 16.5 cm
    Weight 0.8 lb / 0.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 7.6 x 5.3"

    Tamrac 553181 reviews

    5531 Adventure Messenger 1 (Camouflage) is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit for the Canon 7D! As a small camera bag, its capabilities vary depending on the make/model of camera. Sure, it's not for everybody, but it's great for what it *does* do. When I go out for a fun night out or other casual outing with friends, I wanted something stylish, snug, and extremely portable. The Messenger bag has a nice shape and quickly opens for access to a camera. It perfectly fits my Canon 7D with my walkaround lens (24-105mm including hood) with a snug fit, but not too tight. I fit my camera strap to the side with small pockets for my cell phone, memory cards, and other quick accessories. This bag would definitely fit some of the smaller Canon/Nikon cameras (T1i, XSi, D60, etc) with extra room for more accessories. For me, if I need to carry much more, I'll be bringing one of my other camera bags. There are elastic loops/straps on the shoulder too for Tamrac's accessory system (which I've never used) but could be useful if you have other bags with a similar feature. The downside to this bag is the sealing/weather protection. The top cover closes nicely with a lip that overhangs all four sides so minor amounts of rain/etc don't fall in. There is no zipper under the flap though, so it is not sealed as well as it could be. Also, the accessory pockets in the front are a thinner non-stretchable material which could rip with extensive use. Overall, it's a great bag. Though it's not zip-sealed, it does provide adequate protection and relatively adaptable with pockets of space here and there. Unlike the boxier-shaped or cone-shaped bags which are restrictive to the body/lens you have, this has a little more flexibility for all uses. As a word of advice, always try before you buy - bring in your body and test it out!
    Date published: 2009-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy to Grab and Go This bag is a great little bag to carry a DSLR and a short lens if you dont feel the need to carry a long or multiple lenses. It is well made, and has the dividers and pockets that you need. This is my second bag of this type, my other bag is made for longer /multiple lens.
    Date published: 2009-05-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Nice Bag The bag was a lot bigger then I had pictured. I bought one for myself and mother. It can hold a number of things. The only thing I wish it had was zipper around the opening, the cover/top does not close tightly.
    Date published: 2008-09-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just the right size for my walk around all day photography. I have a mirrorless system, so stuff is small. That's good. I don't need a huge bag. Here, I carry two lenses, batteries, a flash, extra SD cards...all well protected. I don't need to put a camera and lens in the bag. So, my walk around kit is one camera, three lenses, batteries, flash...just right.
    Date published: 2016-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I just use it to store and carry my one camera and I love it! Perfect size and my camera fits snugly inside! Love the pocket for gadgets (my extra camera battery)! I don't have attachments to store inside but if I did there's room for 2.
    Date published: 2008-05-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from very small Hold a tiny camera. Will not fit a Fujifilm Finepix HS 50. (back from left to right 130 mm). Shoulder strap slips from the shoulder easy what I really don't like. I don't use it at all. For me is not good for anything.
    Date published: 2016-09-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product Very good quality product. I would give it 5 stars, however it is a little small to fit an DSLR with normal lens in it. A little biger to fit DSLR with a short lens would make this bag more versatile and more useful.
    Date published: 2016-09-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small but well built. The bag is small. I use it with a Canon EOS M3 which fits just fine. I would say that for a small mirrorless or micro 4/3 this is a good bag. I have the camera plus one other lens and an adaptor in mine and they fit.
    Date published: 2016-09-14
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