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Tamrac Adventure 10 Backpack – keeping it real, and close to your body


Clearly bags are evolving at a rate. This Tamrac Adventure 10 Backpack provides hospitality for your 17 inch laptop and what looks like a small photographic store in a conventional sized rucksack format. Priced at $189.95. Do realise that water resistant does not mean waterproof by the way!

  Tamrac’s Adventure 10 is a lightweight, uniquely designed backpack with a completely foam-padded lower section for camera gear, a large upper section for personal items, and a separate compartment for a 17″ screen laptop. # Inside the main compartment, foam pillars support the SLR with lens attached, ready for action, while adjustable, foam-padded dividers protect other equipment.


  • I had one of these for a bit over a year. Lemme tell you what sucks about them–you have to set the backpack down and lay it flat in order to take anything out, or else you're going to inevitably drop a lens three feet onto a rock. This is actually my pet peeve about most camera backpacks.

    You want a truly awesome camera backpack? Check out this Kata:

    The camera pocket opens like a drawer so that lenses/bodies are always facing up, so that I don't even have to take my backpack off to change lenses–I just take it off one shoulder and swing it around front.

    My only con with it is that I wish it was a bit larger–it holds the same amount of camera gear in the padded storage pocket as did my Adventure 10, but the top pocket on the Adventure 10 is definitely larger (that whole backpack is HUGE.)

    • Ooh nice feedback Kari, thanks. The twin SLR Kata looks good too – .

    • The only problem with the 465 is no laptop storage (ignore what commentors are saying about the laptop storage–they're reviewing the wrong model!) It does store a bit more though, which I wish the 467 did. I solved a bit of my storage problem by getting a padded case for my 70-200L lens, and strapping that on the outside–did a week in Costa Rica like that without incident.

      Also nice about the Kata–it comes with a raincover that scrunches up into a little ball and hides nicely inside one of the pockets. I've used it not only to keep the rain off, but as a groundcover to set the bag on, and on the bus/subway in Rome where I was worried about pickpockets (yeah, they could have cut through it, but when you can't see a pocket, it's much more difficult to figure out where to start…)

      Incidentally, Digital Photography School just did a post today on camera bags, and I wasn't the only person to recommend the Kata 467:

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