The Tamrac Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo / Laptop Backpack was designed for carrying photography equipment along with a laptop. The innovative Dual Access System™ allows fast access through the side compartment when the pack is worn over one shoulder. Like a traditional photo backpack, equipment can also be accessed through the front panel when the pack is removed.
As I travel around my home country of Canada, I am often on the road for weeks at a time. When away, it's important to keep the business moving along smoothly at a continuous pace. This means that I must often send images to clients who request a specific image(s) or who need to review a submission immediately. I have looked long and hard for a great solution to carrying all my computer paraphenalia in one pack and the Tamrac Aero Speed Pack 85 proved to be the best overall choice for me. It is a very versatile pack indeed.
The Tamrac Aero Speed Pack 85 holds a variety of computer equipment including a 17" laptop, three 2T hard drives, a variety of cables, cords, adapters, memory cards and other assorted gear. The various compartments can be easily modified to suit your specific needs. Access to all components are easy because of the dual access system and the zippers also work very well. While I tend to carry the pack via its carrying handle, the Tamrac Aero Speed Pack 85 also sports a comfortable, contoured foam-padded backpack harness.
While I am certain most photographers enjoy the Tamrac Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo / Laptop Backpack for carrying their photo equipment, I am happy to say that it also serves as a great pack for carrying my mobile office when I travel. This pack is easily adaptable depending on one's specific needs.
Update: As of March, 2019, I still use the Tamrac Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo / Laptop Backpack, mostly when I am traveling for an extended time. Even with the advent of online digital storage, I still carry my most important files with me. This pack also functions very well for simply carrying photography equipment on short hikes.