Gone are the days of jerry-rigging your expedition pack with extra pouches and straps to accommodate your camera gear. Designed for professional adventure photographers heading out on ambitious back-country trips, the PhotoSport Backpack PRO from Lowepro is rugged, practical and comfortable for long days on the trail. Zips provide direct front and side access to a removeable padded camera pouch that’s big enough to hold a DSLR camera and up to three lenses, while an adaptable strap system lets you sling your camera in loads of different ways for easy shooting on the fly. Apart from that, it’s a well-thought-out expedition pack with lots of pockets and compartments, a weatherproof cover, and plenty of capacity for the weight-conscious backpacker. The pack comes in two sizes, and this 55-litre version is the slightly smaller one
|Internal Dimensions||34 x 19 x 64 cm|
|External Dimensions||41 x 36 x 70 cm|
|Total Volume||55 L|
|Device Volume||8 L|
|Camera Compartment||29 x 15 x 21 cm|
|GearBox Exterior||31.5 x 16.5 x 22.5 cm|
|Gearbox Interior||29 x 15 x 21 cm|
Size relates to the shoulder straps only. The S/M and M/L sizes are exactly the same, except for the shoulder straps.
Choose the S/M for up to average build, and M/L for above average build
In a world where some gear companies feel like they have to make everything, Lowepro have just picked a single thing and done it really well. Since mountaineer and adventure photographer Greg Lowe knocked up his first backpack in a Colorado shed in 1967, they’ve become the world leader in camera bags for outdoor photographers.
Lowepro were the first to introduce innovations like soft-sided foam-lined camera bags, ergonomic shoulder straps and lightweight buckles, and their products have averted many a camera catastrophe over the last 50 years. These days the bags are designed just outside San Francisco, and their focus is still firmly zoomed in on adventure photography in the great outdoors. Unlike so many other camera bags and backpacks, theirs are built to be rugged, comfortable and weatherproof – and every new bag or innovation gets properly put through its paces in the mountains before it finds its way onto your back.
What’s more, they’ve recently been putting a lot of work into their use of more sustainable materials, and some of their products are now made from up to 85% recycled fabric. So as you capture the world through your lens, you’re also doing your bit for it with your gear choices.