Tamrac's new Apache Series of messenger bags takes inspiration from 'the rugged look of the old west'

Image: The Tamrac Apache 4, the middle model of the range

Announced by Intro2020, the new Apache bags from Tamrac use durable, lightweight and waterproof sailcloth as outer material, and sport tough Hypatex bases that resist abrasion and moisture.

Three models comprise the Apache Series: the Apache 2 Photo messenger, which holds a compact DSLR with an attached 18-55mm kit lens and an extra lens plus room for accessories; the Apache 4 Photo Messenger, capable of holding a regular DSLR with an attached lensup to 11.5cm long as well as 2 other lenses, accessories and a 10in tablet; and the Apache 6 Photo Messenger, which can take a DSLR with a lens up to 15cm long, with 2 or 3 extras and space for a 12 x 9.5in laptop.

Image: A fully loaded Tamrac Apache 6, which features several spare pockets for accessories and personal items

The laptop/tablet pockets in the Apache 4 and 6 models are foam padded for extra security, and these models also boast expandable side pockets,a silent closure system and a Pigg-Back Pocket that allows the user to slip them over the handle of a rolling suitcase.

The Apache Series is available now, priced at £59.99 for the Apache 2, £79.99 for the Apache 4 and £99.99 for the Apache 6. For more information, visit www.tamrac.co.uk.