We love hearing from our customers about how our bags have kept their gear safe and sound. It lets us know that we’re doing it right and encourages us to keep making the quality products they can trust. We recently received feedback we’d like to share from photographer Troy Daniels telling us about his Evolution 8.
About a year ago I purchased the Tamrac Evolution 8 backpack for a solo trek through Hawaii. Since then it has traveled though the mid-west, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand and soon to be Myanmar. Through all this, this pack has consistently held over 50 lbs of lenses and gear for up to eight hours at a time, been submerged in a river (big whoops), caught in several rainfall deluges and generally been my go to bag for all my traveling and hiking.
I am incredibly impressed by the strain I’ve put on it and how other than my stinky sweat odor remains in pristine condition. My only concern is that with the consistent weight I put on the shoulder straps (yes, I use the hip strap too), they might eventually tear, but I’ve yet to see that. I consider it an integral part of my setup and in the event that anything ever happens to it, I’ll definitely be buying another. Awesome product. Don’t regret the purchase at all.
Troy will be happy to know that all of our backpack straps are reinforced with internal webbing and sewn through the entire seam twice where they attach to the bag with nylon boot thread. This ensures that those straps will not pull out and explains why they haven’t torn while carrying a consistent load of 50lbs of gear.
Troy wanted to give a shotout to Eldar who’s a sales associate at ePhotoCraft.com where he purchased his Evo 8. He’s thankful that Eldar highly recommends Tamrac bags, and gives him great advice along with an occasional discount. So thanks, Eldar!
Here are some more images that troy sent us taken during his trek through Hawaii.