Tamrac Expedition 5 & 7
I am always looking for the perfect solution for carrying all my gear, both at home and abroad. For years I have used Lowepro bags, thinking that no other solutions could really hack it. On a trip to PMA, the annual US photographic trade show, I noticed that the Tamrac stand had an impressive collection of bags and even tried a few on. But at that stage I took it no further, being happy with the system that I was using.
Then over the course of this year, several hassles with airlines, and a worsening back complaint, I started to look elsewhere. The first rucksack that I tried, the Crumpler Brian’s Hot Tub (awesome name) was brilliant. This served a purpose for me on some of my trips but I needed a general purpose photographic rucksack in the more traditional style for some of my work. Then I remembered the Tamrac stand at PMA and so got hold of a couple for test – the Tamrac Expedition 5 and 7 models.
|Here are my findings so far:
In the photographic industry new products come and go all the time and I am constantly looking for anything that improves what I have already. The Tamrac Expeditions have done just that and I can honestly say that I am very impressed with them. So impressed in fact that I am putting my money where my mouth is and have bought both rucksacks; they will be our sole rucksacks on our 3 month marathon trip to Antarctica which will begin in just a few days. With this I have shown complete trust in the Tamrac Expedition rucksacks, as they will be encountering some of the most hostile weather conditions on earth; but I know that they will be able to stand it.
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