Since I returned from Paris, I have been driven to getting a backpack rather than a messenger type bag for my camera equipment. I want something I can carry onto a plane, hold all my stuff, as well as let me travel comfortably through France next year. I saw the Tamrac 5786 Evolution 6 Backpack/Sling Pack in a magazine a few months ago and wanted it. It acts as both a backpack and a sling which is great, has all the compartments I need, and has a strap on the back to hold a tripod. I picked it up and it rocks .. for a backpack that is. Now all I need is more stuff to put in it.