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Old 6 Dec 2010
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Tamrac 5547

Can anyone reccomend one of these for my fathers christmas present.

Doesn't need to survive the Dakar but must carry his DSLR in comfort on his pushbike.

cheers 38
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Perhaps a handlebar bag

Originally Posted by 38thfoot View Post
must carry his DSLR in comfort on his pushbike.

If this is the only consideration then the Tamrac is a good choice as far as backpacks go...

How much cycling will he do?

I ask because most cyclists don't want to ride with a back pack. So you might try something else like a handbar bag.

And he would probably want it to be waterproof...

Here are some ideas:

TheTouringStore.com, Ortlieb Panniers & Packs, Tubus Racks, Lone Peak Packs
Sunlite Bag Sunlt Handlebar Touring Bar Tender 4 - $44.99
Courierware-Camera Bag with Custom Features & Options
TurboCharger + Francois (our BMW R1200gs) '07
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I would give him vouchers to be honest, backpacks are a personal thing, my ex had a tamrac that she found very uncomfortable to carry hillwalking[also heavy] but loved the lowe, I was happy with both, but then I can be happy with most backpacks. Messanger bags are also good I have a very large crumpler, the strap is set up so it will stay fixed in place no matter what you are doing, it will carry a 17 inch laptop, 2 camera bodies 4-5 lenses including large ones and whatever else, it also doubles up as a small dog carrier, when I need to sneak him into town on the bus. Will also carry 24 cans/bottles of no problem.
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I'm using one of these at the moment. I believe KATA used to make gear for the Israeli Army, it sure feels Army tough. I use it when I'm on my MTB and it's quite comfortable.

Kata DR-465i Camera Backpack

I've also got a Thinktank holster 20 which holds my DSLR with the lens on it...

Think tank photo Digital Holster 20

Thinktank also do backpacks. They're serious bits of kit I could recommend their gear.
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i am a liitle bit late for this posting.
But maybe somewhere else will have a look for a photo bag.
Here is a adress in the internet, where you can have a look to nearly all photo bags:
www.taschenfreak.de - Fototaschen und mehr ...
its a german site, but the pictures will everyone understand
my extra advice: the tamrac expedition 4 5574 -
- fits perfectly in most tankbags. So you can put the whole photo bag in your Tankbag - it is very safe inside - and when you want to go somewhere, one grip/pick and you have all your equipment with you without pulling up the complete tankbag.
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