By Jimi.Photo

from Staten Island NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

Perfect …...

 
5.0

PROS

  • Strong Construction
  • Easily Accessible Equipment
  • Roomy

CONS

BEST USES

  • Transporting Gear
  • Protecting Gear
  • Storing Gear

Comments:

The Evolution 8 offers unprecedented versatility for quick access to photo gear. With its unique harness system, the Evolution 8 can be carried three different ways - as a backpack or as a sling pack...


By ORD-SFO

from Oakland, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Decent Bag

 
3.0

PROS

  • Portability
  • Easily Accessible Equipment
  • Roomy

CONS

  • Mediocre Nylon
  • Sub-Par Padding
  • Thin Shoulder Straps

BEST USES

  • Field use
  • Airline Travel
  • Protecting Gear

Comments:

I made the switch from Crumpler. I loved the Crumpler 7 million Dollar Home, but I needed something that would also carry my 15" MacBook Pro. Here are my thoughts: Capacity Holds multiple lenses. I carry three at all times. I can keep my 70-200 lens connected while in the bag. The zippers are well placed. I like the top zipper. It can hold computer power adaptors, a set of large headphones plus more. Great feature. As an unintended plus, the lower outside compartment holds an iPad, lying flat, perfectly. Access Points The side zipper is great. Especially when you use the bag as a sling. It holds the lens hood inverted on my 70-200 while connected to camera. Construction The nylon is so-so. My issue is w/the straps. They are too narrow. Fully loaded bag used as a backpack, the straps are uncomfortable. Fully loaded as a sling and the bag digs into your shoulders. I'm a big guy with broad shoulders and the bag is very uncomfortable when used in fully loaded sling mode. Portability I like the idea about hiding the straps and using it as a sling. A couple issues: Depending on where your laptop zippers meet, the bag could inadvertently open from the tension of the single strap. This could open the laptop compartment and your computer could fall out. It happened twice to me. I was ready to slap this thing with two stars, but it gets one more because it fits perfectly under the seat in front of me on an airplane. So when it's ok to use your electronic devices at 10,000 feet, you don't have to wait for the seatbelt light be turned off. Miscellaneous The nylon could be better. The padding should be improved. I really dislike the fact that they wrote labels on the compartments. I don't need the mugger standing behind me on a train to know where the Tripod goes or where the rain cover is. Incognito WAS working so well.



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