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True to their nature, Tamrac had a couple of new bags to show off at Photo Plus expo in New York City this week. Two new backpacks, called the Aero Speed Pack 85 ($150, MSRP) and Aero Speed Pack 75 ($110, MSRP), were on display.

The two differ in size, but have the same basic concept. They’re intended as photo daypacks with a top compartment to act as a backpack and a lower compartment for camera gear. The new twist is that there is a side access panel, so you don’t have to take the backpack of to get to your camera body, which can be stored with a lens attached. The Aero Speed Pack 85 can hold pro bodies with integrated vertical grips and can hold a body with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached. It can also hold up to a 17-inch laptop. The Aero speed Pack 75 is meant for bodies without integrated grips and can’t tote a laptop.
—Phil Ryan
Technical Editor