Object of Desire: Tamrac G-Elite

March 18, 2016

By Greg Scoblete

Gura Gear acquired Tamrac in 2014 but it was only in the closing weeks of 2015 that the newly merged entities produced a new bag line forged from the minds of both brands. The G-Elite is that brain child, a durable, roomy camera backpack with a butterfly multi-access system that provides several ways to get at your gear. The butterfly flaps let you open a smaller portion of the bag to grab the camera body/lens you need without exposing the rest of your gear to the elements or curious onlookers. If you need access to the whole enchilada, the bags’ flaps can be released for total accessibility. There’s a M.O.L.L.E. compatible side attachment system that allows for several tripod or monopod configurations as well as the attachment of other accessories via quick-hook side straps. Each bag comes with a removable seam-sealed adjustable rain cover that doubles as a ground cloth, fully riveted handles, and color-coded zipper pulls large enough to accommodate gloved fingers. Two full-length external accessory compartments on the front offer room for light clothing and other gear, while the multiple internal mesh pockets and a fully adjustable divider system help keep gear organized and secure. The G-Elite series comes in two sizes. The G26 is large enough for medium format and DSLR camera bodies with lenses and L-brackets attached. It can hold lenses as long as 500mm. The G32 can stow even longer lenses—up to 500mm when attached to a camera body or an 800mm lens unattached. Both are sold in Charcoal and Olive colors.

PRICE: $360 (G26); $400 (G32)


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