Tarion XH Rolltop Hardcase Camera Backpack

Hey, this is Scott of Photography Banzai.

Today we take a look at this Tarion XH camera backpack with a rolltop and a hard cover on thefront.

Just keep in mind that they sent this to me to check out, let's getstarted! I'm gonna go from the top to the bottom.

Going over features.

I did takethis bag out to a local park.

Spent around three hours walking around tryingit out, taking photos.

Starting from the top we do have that rucksack style rolltop.

It has two different zippers.

One for the main top area, and then one in theback so you can access it from those two different points.

That's prettyconvenient.

With the rucksack style roll top it's convenient to put clothes in, especially.

Which is what I did with my outing.

Put a jacket in there just incase.

I had a little umbrella and two different hats.

Get my car serviced today.

This bag just arrived.

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The Tarion bag.

So far so good.

Thought it would be a nice opportunity to use that time to try it out in aphotography setting.

There's a strap that comes from the back it goes all the wayaround and connects to the front clasp, which is metal.

Nice shiny reflectivemetal and then has a little bit of material as well that has a reflectivequality to it.

The zippers are metal, labeled SBS and they have cords so youcan easily pull them around.

Most of the material of the bag is a thick polyester.

That is the top section and some of the bottom area.

It also covers the hardshell.

There are two pockets, one on each side of the bag with strap also on each side.

In my case I had a large 24 ounce 700 milliliter water bottleand it worked just fine.

And I connected the strap to the water bottle so itwouldn't fall out.

I also used a small Manfrotto tripod and that work just fineas well.

I did have a little cord that I brought to add a little bit ofadditional connection for that tripod.

Before the outing I did to try to seewhat I could fit in there.

Had the two M50 camera bodies with lenses.

I had the50mm plus the adapter and then also the 11 to 22 millimeter forvlogging stuff.

Had a microphone.

I also had the 55 to 200 milliliter and one ofthe standard kit lenses for the EF-M system.

There is a laptop area in theback.

It zips down about halfway, or a little bit less.

You can easily put a 14inch laptop, which I did try mine out and it works decently well in there, but they do rate it for 15-inch laptops.

On the entire back of the bag and thestraps it has a breathable mesh material.

Extremely similar to other camerabackpacks.

Has a nice flex to it and that breathable nature.

On the straps it has two lugs to connect some type of camera strap.

Ireally like that on camera bags.

It is very convenient.

I've used that in thepast with other backpacks that I have.

Having those lugs is really nice to justconnect some type of strap.

Have an old Kata strap that I use in thosesituations because as these nice connectors that work perfectly withthose lugs.

Before I get to the things that I really liked about the bag, I'mgonna go into kind of a wish list of things that I potentially like to seemodified.

Of course, some of these would probably increase the price of the bag, just keep that in mind.

In the padded camera area of the bag I'd like to seemore velcro, the soft velcro.

So that I could connect to more areas.

In the topsection there isn't any of that soft velcro.

Especially with that padding thatgoes between the rucksack area and the padded camera area.

That fully isremovable but it doesn't have any soft velcro on it.

So I can't connect anythingto that piece.

And then some of the soft velcro areas don't fully go around theinterior of that padding area.

It's just a little bit more would be nice to beable to adjust things how I'd like it.

On the backside of the hardshell thereis a zippered mesh compartment that's nice.

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I did did use it with thisouting, it worked well.

I would like to see a few more zippered smallercompartments just to put the odds and ends.

Like batteries and such.

I don'treally know where they could fit them in this bag, in there, but it would be niceto see one.

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three more of those little zippered areas.

Of course, thatwould really increase the price because the zippers and the compartments and allthe engineering that has to go into something like that.

Now I'm gonna goover things that I really liked about the bag in use.

Different features thatI think are good to have in a camera backpack.

The first one is something Imentioned before with the straps.

Having those lugs on there for a camera strapis really convenient.

I use those and it works well.

The buildquality and materials seem up to the standard level of a camera backpack.

Ahh, I see extra stitching for the interior zippered mesh.

In use I tried to back outthat time and I don't see any issues.

Of course, that's just a little bit of usein the future as I use the bag more we'll see how it turns out.

I really dolike that secondary zippered mesh in the camera area.

It's nice to have.

It kind ofholds all the gear closer to the padding and just keeps it all in place.

Thatreflective material and the metal clasp are nice if you are out in the dark.

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nearroads or something like that it'll be nice to have that little bit of extrasafety to the back of the bag.

The hard cover is interesting.

I wasn't sure whatto think about it before getting the bag and trying it out.

Trying to think ofways that it could be useful.

Of course added protection is alwaysnice, but also maybe if you put the bag on the ground.

Don't have a tripod.

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justput your camera right on that hard cover and it'll be pretty stable.

My main favorite thing of the bag is the rolltop.

That's really convenient.

It'ssuper useful to put a jacket in there and a lot of other things.

You can havetaller objects in the bag.

It just is very versatile and very useful to havethat rolltop.

That was a look at the Tarion XH camera backpack with the rolltop andthe hard cover.

Interesting backpack.

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Definitely very versatile gonna try it out a lot more in the future.

Using it more in the field.

See how it works outwith more time.

Again thanks to Tarion for sending me this bag.

Just keep thatin mind with the video.

Hope we enjoyed it.

I'm Scott of Photography Banzai.

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