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(From company literature) Tamrac 5745 Velocity 5 Photo Hip Pack Convertable. The high performance and versatile Velocity 5 - Photo Hip Pack Convertible doesn't look like a camera bag, but it holds and protects a digital or film SLR with zoom lens attached up to 4" long, additional lenses and a flash. With the BioCurve™ shoulder strap, this unique pack can be carried like a traditional shoulder bag, but it's anything but ordinary. To convert it to a hip pack, just unlock the Tuck-A-Way™ hip belt and tighten the hip suspension straps to transfer the weight to the hips and balance the load during rigorous physical activities.

Equipment can be accessed instantly via Tamrac's U.S.-patented TurboTop™, a dual-entry system that opens with a quick pull of the parallel double zippers, or by opening the Speed Flap Top™. For shock protection, the main compartment is padded with closed-cell foam and has adjustable, foam-padded internal dividers to provide a custom fit for equipment. A Windowpane-Mesh™ pocket in top holds filters and cleaning material. An outer mesh pocket and a zippered front pocket containing paraphernalia pockets combine to organize film, accessories and personal items.

Add Tamrac's optional accessories using the attachment slots for our Strap Accessory System™ (S.A.S.™) and Modular Accessory System™ (M.A.S.™) products to customize this high performance hip pack to perfectly fit your needs.


  • Type: Hip Pack / Shoulder Bag
  • Available Colors: Black, Blue
  • Outer Fabric: Unspecified
  • Type of Closure: Quick release buckle, Velcro
  • Capacity: 1 digital or film SLR with up to a 4 inch zoom lens attached, additional lenses and a flash
  • Interior Dimensions (W x D x H): 22 x 8 x 20 cm / 8.5 x 3 x 8 in.
  • Exterior Dimensions (W x D x H): 29 x 17 x 23 cm / 11.5 x 6.5 x 9 in.
  • Weight: 765 g / 1.69 lb
  • Notes: TurboTop™ flap top provides instant access and complete rain coverage; Modular Accessory System™ (M.A.S.™); Strap Accessory System™ (S.A.S.™); full-length zippered Speed Pocket™ on front flap for tickets; Windowpane-Mesh™ pocket in top for filters and accessories; adjustable foam-padded dividers; adjustable hip suspension straps transfer the weight to the hip

Keywords: Tamrac Hip-Pack Shoulder-Bag


Registered: November 2006
Posts: 7
Tamrac 5745 Velocity 5 Photo review by jcsoniat
Review Date: 1/1/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

Pros: Flexible, Good Storage, hidden belt strap
Cons: Camera Quick Access is hard to use

When this bag at an event when in the process of deciding on a bag to purchase. Works well with an SLR, but definitely nothing larger than a Canon 20D. It fits fine, but you have to open the top fully to get it in or out.

This bag has a zippered flap in the top of the bag that allows quick access into main storage area. I don't like to use it because the zippers don't open too easily, the smaller opening makes it harder to get at the camera. I just open the three clips and get to everything like in the picture.

Also, the front zippered pocket is useful and can store a lot, but I have a hard time getting stuff out when I am wearing it. I usually pull out more that I have too.

The best feature of this bag is the option to use it with the supplies shoulder strap, which is pretty comfortable, or as a belt pack with the hidden belt straps. As a belt pack, it is large and bulky, but it much more comfortable for long use. The shoulder strap is long enough too wear over the opposite shoulder more like a sling bag.


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