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Keep your camera safe when you're out and about with Tamrac's stylish Adventure Messenger 3. This messenger bag can fit a digital or film SLR camera with a lens up to 5-1/2" attached, along with related accessories. The top flap secures your items with a buckle closure, and reveals adjustable, foam-padded internal dividers that provide a custom fit for your equipment.

The zippered front pocket, full-length zippered pocket on the flap, and open rear pocket hold extra memory cards, manuals, and spare batteries, while a side pocket provides a handy spot for a cell phone or MP3 player. You can also add Tamrac accessory pouches to the shoulder strap using the attachment slots to customize your bag.

Product Highlights:

  • holds an SLR with lens up to 5-1/2" long attached
  • durable, water-resistant woven nylon construction
  • padded, internal divider adjusts to equipment
  • front, top, and rear pockets store small accessories, like memory cards and batteries
  • side pocket for cell phone or MP3 player
  • EasyGrip™ handle and adjustable shoulder strap
  • Tamrac Strap Accessory System™ for adding attachments and customizing bag
  • interior dimensions: 7-1/16"W x 8-1/2"H x 3-3/4"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Tamrac Adventure Messenger 3 (Model 5533) Reviews

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Overview: The Tamrac Adventure 3 Compact Messenger Camera Bag (5533) has a comfortable slim profile for easy portability, while safely and discretely transporting your photo gear.  This compact messenger bag is perfect for carrying a digital SLR with a zoom lens up to 5.5" attached, an additional lens, a flash, and accessories.  The Speed Flap Top opens to reveal adjustable, foam-padded internal dividers that provide a custom fit to camera equipment.  The zippered front pocket, full-length zippered Speed Pocket on the flap, and an open pocket in back provide extra storage for accessories, manuals and personal items.  A side pocket is perfect for carrying a cell phone or MP3 player.  A shoulder strap and EasyGrip carrying handle provide convenient carrying options.  You can add Tamrac accessories to the shoulder strap using the attachment slots for Tamrac's Strap Accessory System products.

Construction: The Tamrac Adventure 3 Compact Messenger Camera Bag is constructed of ballistic nylon and strong PolyTek with a vinyl coating. The interior is lined with smooth nylon. The bag is also foam padded with thick, high-density, closed-cell foam; and offers adjustable foam dividers. All seams are reinforced and "box" or "box-x" stitching is used at stress points.

Main Compartment: The foam-padded main compartment holds your camera equipment in a vertical position for a super-slim profile. The main compartment can hold a digital SLR camera with a lens attached up 5.5" long, additional lenses, a flash, and other camera accessories. The internal foam-padded dividers are adjustable so you can custom-fit your equipment. The main compartment features a Speed-Flap Top with an easy squeeze quick-release buckle to provide instant access and complete rain coverage.

Additional Storage: The Tamrac 5533 features additional storage compartments for your camera's accessories. It has a front and rear zippered pouch, along with two side pouches.

Carrying Options: The Tamrac Compact Messenger Bag features an adjustable shoulder strap and an easy-grip carrying handle.


External Dimensions: 9.75" (W) x 9.5" (H) x 5.75" (D)

Internal Dimensions: 7.0625" (W) x 8.5" (H) x 3.75" (D)

Weight: 1 lb. 3.8 oz.

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