Lowepro camera bags
Arguably one of the best camera bags manufacturers around, Lowepro have been in business for many years, making many different styles and sizes of bags.
From small bags that can hold small digital cameras to large camera bags that hold up to two SLR cameras and several lenses, Lowepro have the size you are looking for. All Lowepro bags are made of high quality materials and can take a lot of punishment, keeping your cameras and lenses and other accessories cocooned in padding.
My collection of bags has changed over the years from metal cases to cases on wheels and I have finally settled on two bags that I use constantly. The first is a Photo Trekker which is a large bag used for transporting up to two cameras and several lenses. It was my first Lowepro bag and will still be in use when I am an old and grey. When I get serious and go overseas, I need a bigger bag and opted for my Rolling CompuTrekker Plus AW. This bag is awesome as it will take two cameras, up to three or four lenses and all your bits and pieces PLUS your laptop. OK, it then weights in at around 18 kgs but travelling by air these days especially to the UK, one is only allowed one carry on bag and the Rolling CompuTrekker Plus AW fits the bill exactly.
This is how Lowepro describe the bag:
This bag combines a well-balanced rolling system with the flexibility of a backpack. The lightweight and strong, single pull handle system and sealed-bearing inline skate wheels provide superior performance. When rolling isn't an option, the tuck-away padded shoulder harness and waistbelt turn this versatile bag into a comfortable backpack. A removable padded notebook sleeve can be used alone or placed inside. The main camera compartment includes adjustable padded dividers, a removable accessory pouch and laminated-mesh pockets. Also included, a built-in memory card pouch, a movable Tripod Mount™, our patented All Weather Cover™, SlipLock™ attachment loops made from Hypalon®, and Batwing™ compression straps. The Professional Photographer magazine Hot1 Awards represent a must-have list of this year's hottest, most sought-after new products. Selected by a panel of working professional photographers, the awards are chosen based on innovation, overall quality and value for price. In its seventh year, the Professional Photographer Hot1 Awards are one of the biggest product competitions in the industry, representing 60 categories of gear from a couple hundred different companies.
Here are some pics of the bag and what it can accommodate:
My other bag as I said is a PhotoTrekker which is also a large bag but more manageable when hiking. It can also take a lot of equipment in padded safety and has partitions which are adjustable. Also made of strong material and Lowepro descibe it as follows:
Serious photographers look to the Photo Trekker AW II. Hi-tech materials and a fully adjustable harness system - the most technically advanced of any camera pack – ensure perfect weight distribution and extraordinary comfort. Harness includes internal frame, load adjustment, compression and sternum straps, CollarCut™ shoulder straps, and quick-adjust waistbelt. Revolutionary water-resistant zippers protect your gear against extreme weather, dust and sand. Attachment loops - made from the same tough Hypalon® used in river rafts - position the Trekker Tripod Mount™ or optional SlipLock™ accessories wherever most convenient.
The last bag I will describe is a small bag for everyday use. Called the Fastpack 200, this small bag is for use as a lightweight carry bag for carrying just one camera and lense. Perfect for walking those faraway cities such as London or New York, it won't break your back or bank!
Lowepro describe it as follows:
DescriptionGo all day with the lightweight, comfortable Fastpack 200 backpack. It protects your digital SLR compactly while providing generous storage for your other gear. Side-entry compartments let you quickly grab equipment and accessories, even while you're on the move. Customize the easy-to-access main compartment with adjustable dividers. To help you make the most of this Lowepro bag take a look at our new product video.
I will be investing in one of these shortly and will report back on how it works. However, I think it will be perfect for what I need.
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