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 Thursday, November 15, 2018
Lowepro's new Whistler AW II Backpacks are now in stock at B&H and Adorama.
 

Also, through December 31, Lowepro Whistler AW II backpack purchases from authorized retailers qualify for a free Gorillapod 3K Stand.
 
Lowepro Whistler AW II Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR and 10 Lenses (450 AW II) / 8 Lenses (350 AW II)
  • Padded Touch-Fastened Interior Dividers
  • Dedicated, Padded 15" (450 AW II) / 13" (350 AW II) Laptop Pocket
  • Insert Pads for Drone Kits
  • Organizational Pockets
  • Heavy-Duty Side and Front Straps
  • Straps Hold Tripods, Mountain Equipment
  • Front Pocket with Drain Hole
  • Waist Belt with Pocket, Sternum Strap
  • Weather-Resistant Exterior, Rain Cover
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 11/15/2018 7:56:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 19, 2018
From Lowepro:
 
Lowepro’s worldwide #1 selling professional camera bag series, ProTactic, has been enhanced for better organization, access and protection with expanded modular system and accessories.
 
Upper Saddle River, NJ – September 19, 2018 – Lowepro, a company with a 50-year reputation in creating protective gear-carrying solutions for image makers, today announced the second generation of their worldwide #1 selling ProTactic Collection. The high-performance, tactical-inspired collection has been redesigned for better organization, access and protection, while staying true to the ProTactic promise of rugged versatility and armored protection. The new line offers the BP 350 AW II and BP 450 AW II enhanced backpacks plus an expanded modular system and accessories.
 
Featured ProTactic Technology
 
  • 4-Point Access: Molded, turret-loading top, quick-grab from both sides, and full, back entry for set-up and security.
  • FormShell: Lightweight yet sturdy, composite-shell construction delivers superior impact protection.
  • SlipLock: System of compatible loops and tabs make it easy to add pouches and cases to larger bags so you can easily bring along water bottles, memory cards and more.
  • CradleFit Laptop Storage: Cleverly constructed compartment suspends and safeguards laptop in backpacks.
  • ActivZone: Delivers targeted support at shoulder blades, lumbar and waist for comfort on the move. Structured back panel allows for ventilation with integrated trolley strap.
  • All Weather AW Cover: a raincoat for your gear, our patented cover fits snugly over a bag and can be folded away when not needed. An innovative way to protect against rain, snow, dust and sand.
“In designing carrying solutions, we always listen closely to what our image makers are telling us,” explains Tim Grimmer, Senior Director of Product for Lowepro. “They are seeking increased versatility, organization, and accessibility with the performance and protection ProTactic is known for. We’re excited to offer this enhanced line-up featuring more adaptive interiors, always-ready access and a great collection of exterior attachments and accessories.”
 
The updated ProTactic collection includes:
 
Backpacks: The exceptionally adaptive second generation of our high-performance ProTactic backpacks, the BP 350 AW II and BP 450 AW II offer a more adaptive interior, multiple access points, modular exterior attachment capabilities and convertible utility belts. Both models include utility pouch, water bottle holder, tripod cup and two Quick Straps.
 
  • ProTactic BP 350 AW II – Fits 1-2 standard DSLRs, one with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens attached, up to 8 lenses/speed lights, small drone such as a DJI Mavic, gimbals like DJI Osmo, 360 camera, 13” laptop and small accessories
  • ProTactic BP 450 AW II – Fits 1-2 Pro DSLRs, one with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached, up to 8 lenses/speedlights, small drone such as a DJI Mavic, gimbals like DJI Osmo, 360 camera, 15” laptop and small accessories.
Lens Cases: Purpose-built lens cases allow you to change out a lens with one hand. Dual-compartment design expands to temporarily hold 2 lenses during exchange. Cases feature SlipLock compatible attachment tabs, all Weather AW Cover, easy-grip main handle, neoprene side pocket for lens or body caps and removable/adjustable shoulder strap.
 
Utility Bags: All-purpose bags designed to provide versatile storage space for photo and video gear. Featuring padded removable interior divider, SlipLock compatible tab and All Weather AW Cover.
 
Additional ProTactic Accessories:
 
  • ProTactic Bottle Pouch – Securely holds up to 1L water bottles and canteens while keeping liquids insulated. Features stretchable padded insulated construction, drawstring toggle and closure and SlipLock compatible tab.
  • ProTactic Phone Pouch – Keep your communications handy with this simple and secure zip pouch. Mounts on ProTactic backpack harness, waist belt or on pack body for easy access. Features SlipLock compatible tab. Fits up to Plus size Apple or Android phone.
  • ProTactic Utility Belt – Designed to operate during a variety of missions, this belt is constructed for sturdy utility carry. Reinforced “duty” belt distributes weight evenly and keeps gear close at hand. Adjusts to fit 29” – 40” waists. Holds up to 16 SlipLock compatible accessories when adjusted to 40”.
  • ProTactic Quick Straps – Quick attach, quick release adjustable straps securely clip into any SlipLock attachment point. Includes two 1-inch webbing strap assemblies. Adjusts from 5 to 13.5 inches.
The Lowepro ProTactic BP 350 AW II Backpack and BP 450 AW II are available now at select Authorized Lowepro dealers. Lowepro ProTactic Lens Exchange, Utility Bags, and other accessories will be available early October.
 
B&H has the Lowepro ProTactic BP 350 AW II Backpack and BP 450 AW II in stock with free shipping. The other announced ProTactic items are also available for preorder and accessible via the links above.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 9/19/2018 2:28:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, June 12, 2018
From Lowepro:
 
New QuickShelf technology, premium materials and added features deliver flexibility and superior gear protection in an everyday pack designed for the way today’s content creators work.
 
Upper Saddle River, NJ – June 12, 2018 – Lowepro, a company with a 50-year reputation in creating protective gear-carrying solutions for image makers, today announced the launch of FreeLine BP 350 AW, a new premium, versatile daypack designed for today’s content creators, photographers, and videographers. The FreeLine BP 350 AW is the first in a collection of innovative bags intended to organize and protect the tools that capture the vision of content creators, wherever they go, leaving them free to focus on the big picture.
 
Features for the way today’s creators work
 
  • QuickShelf Divider System – the revolutionary interior divider system that unfolds into a 3-tier shelf or folds flat to remove revealing an open interior space includes pop-in lateral dividers allows for quick, fully customizable and wholly protected array of gear sets including multiple mirrorless bodies and lenses; full-framed DSLR with mounted 70-200mm f2.8 lens and additional lenses, compact drones and more.
  • Constructed of super high-grade Nylon 66 exterior fabric with water and abrasion resistant Carbonite, YKK weather-proof zippers and All Weather AW Cover provide unmatched protection from everyday use and the elements.
  • Dual side-access panels allow for easy access to gear.
  • CradleFit pocket suspends and protects up to a 15” laptop.
  • Integrated Gear Box offers customizable storage for cords, cables, batteries and more.
  • ActiveZone Back Panel provides excellent support and comfort.
“The professional landscape is shifting with this rise of the independent content creator,” explains Tim Grimmer, Senior Director of Product for Lowepro. “In collaboration with our partner brand JOBY, owner of the world famous GorillaPod, we delved deeply into the world of today’s Content Creators, vloggers, YouTubers, and storytellers. We learned more about how their gear kits and shooting locations frequently change as they produce content every day. Our goal became to create a solution that offers the freedom to carry what they need each day. We’re excited to offer FreeLine, a premium daypack that pairs our company’s signature protection with the adaptability content creators crave.”
 
The FreeLine BP 350 AW is now available for purchase for $259.95 at select Lowepro dealers and will be on display during VidCon June 21 – 23, 2018 in Anaheim, CA.
 
B&H has the Lowepro FreeLine BP 350 AW Backpack in stock.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 6/12/2018 11:49:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 25, 2017
From the Vitec Group:
 
The Vitec Group plc ("Vitec" or the "Group"), the international provider of products and solutions to the Broadcast and Photographic markets, announces that on 22 September 2017 it acquired certain assets and liabilities, primarily comprising the JOBY and Lowepro brands, from the DayMen Group S.a.r.l. ("DayMen"), for a cash consideration of $10.3 million (£7.6 million), on a debt/cash free basis, with an expected total investment of $32.0 million (£23.7 million), including deal costs.
 
Vitec also announces that on 20 September 2017 it acquired RT Motion Systems Ltd ("RTMotion") for up to £3.4 million in cash, including deal costs. RTMotion provides wireless motor lens control systems for broadcast, cine and video cameras.
 
Stephen Bird, Group Chief Executive of Vitec, commented:
Vitec is the natural home for JOBY and Lowepro and we know the business well. This is an opportune time to buy these high profile, high quality brands: JOBY has been growing rapidly, reflecting its success in developing innovative new products for the camera accessories market, while Lowepro represents an opportunity to improve margins through cost reductions and integration with Manfrotto, along with the potential for additional benefits as its markets improve.
 
RTMotion is a high technology business which complements our existing activities and gives the Group additional high quality camera accessories for the expanding independent content creator market.
 
Both of these acquisitions are an excellent strategic and technological fit, have great prospects, and the two acquisitions together are expected to materially enhance earnings per share in 2018 and beyond.
 
This is an exciting time for Vitec as we continue to expand our range of innovative, new products for the fast growing image capture and sharing market, and I am delighted to welcome both teams to Vitec.
Acquisition of JOBY and Lowepro
 
This acquisition is an excellent strategic fit with Vitec's existing core activities. It gives the Group greater access to the fast growing iPhoneography and vlogging consumer accessories market, and expands its presence in the US market by adding high quality, complementary, leading brands to enhance its Photographic Division.
 
JOBY and Lowepro products are designed and developed in Hong Kong and California respectively. In 2006, JOBY introduced the patented GorillaPod which has transformed the camera accessories market and, like Manfrotto, JOBY has a strong presence in Apple stores. Lowepro has been a market leader in bags designed to protect electronic and photographic devices since its inception in 1967.
 
In addition to leading brands, the acquisition brings product marketing resources located in California and expert engineering teams based in the Far East. Dedicated supply chain teams are located in Hong Kong and China where all products are manufactured by third parties and sold globally via independent distributors.
 
Vitec plans to integrate JOBY and Lowepro into its Photographic Division's existing organisational structure, under the leadership of Marco Pezzana, Photographic Divisional Chief Executive.
 
Strategic rationale for the acquisition:
 
This acquisition gives the Group:
 
  • A leading global position in the new and fast growing iPhoneography and vlogging accessories markets, as well as the photographic bags market;
  • Increased visibility in the US market to become a leading distributor of premium imaging accessories;
  • The potential to continue to improve the core business in the consolidated Photographic Division by
    • Leveraging the combined brand portfolio and distributor network
    • Consolidating and augmenting procurement capabilities
    • Enriching the technical capability of the expanded team;
  • An expanded product development team and technical capabilities with access to new intellectual property facilitating Vitec's growth in the higher technology areas of iPhoneography and vlogging accessories with JOBY's GorillaPod;
  • The opportunity to get closer to customers by consolidating the strategic relationships with Apple and online retailers such as Amazon, the leading consumer electronics retailers, B&H and other photo speciality retailers; and
  • A platform to expand further in APAC and strengthen the Group's presence in China and Hong Kong through the JOBY and Lowepro supply chain teams who are based there.
Financial aspects of the acquisition:
 
  • DayMen reported unaudited results for the year to 31 March 2017 of $73.2 million (£56.3 million) revenue with operating profit* of $1.4 million (£1.1 million). EBITDA was $2.1 million (£1.6 million). Net assets were c. $11.0 million (c. £8.8 million) at 31 March 2017 and gross assets were c. $19.7 million (c. £15.8 million) at this date. Net assets acquired are expected to be c. $1.2 million (c. £0.9 million);
  • Vitec has acquired certain assets and liabilities of the DayMen Group S.a.r.l. including subsidiary companies in Hong Kong and China for a cash consideration of $10.3 million (£7.6 million). This is subject to certain post-completion adjustments for changes in net assets;
  • The one-off cash costs to implement the integration and deliver cost savings are expected to be approximately $7.0 million (£5.2 million), including deal costs, and will be incurred by the end of 2018. The P&L impact of integration costs will be taken above the line;
  • As we transition from a third party distribution model to utilising Vitec-owned distribution there will be an expected $14.7 million (£10.9 million) investment in working capital;
  • Pre-tax cost savings of at least $5.0 million (£3.7 million) per annum are expected to be realised by year ending 2018, and at least $7.0 million (£5.2 million) per annum by year ending 2019, through consolidating and simplifying the business, improving procurement and supply chain management, and leveraging Vitec's distribution platform;
  • The acquisition is expected to enhance Vitec's adjusted earnings per share in FY 2018 and to be materially enhancing to Vitec's adjusted earnings per share in FY 2019. Excluding integration costs, we expect it to be neutral to adjusted earnings per share in 2017;
  • ROCE is expected to be in excess of the Group's average by year ending 2018; and
  • The consideration payable to DayMen will be funded from Vitec's available committed bank facilities. Proforma 30 June 2017 net debt to EBITDA would have been 0.9x following the disposal of Bexel and the acquisition of the JOBY and Lowepro brands.
Acquisition of RTMotion
 
The acquisition of RTMotion is in line with Vitec's strategy of offering innovative and highly technical solutions to the Group's established independent content creator ("ICC") customer base, and will facilitate Vitec's growth in the higher technology area of camera accessories.
 
RTMotion is an excellent strategic fit with Vitec's Broadcast Division's Creative Solutions Business Unit, complementing Teradek, Wooden Camera, SmallHD, Paralinx and Offhollywood, which also design and produce high quality products mainly for ICCs.
 
Based in the UK, RTMotion designs and assembles wireless motor lens control systems for video cameras, selling them primarily through direct distribution and a growing reseller network, mainly targeting the ICC market.
 
RTMotion will become part of Vitec's Creative Solutions Business Unit. There are significant growth opportunities to sell RTMotion's products through Vitec's global sales and distributor network, and the business will benefit from Vitec's marketing, manufacturing and supply chain capabilities.
 
Under the terms of the acquisition, the initial cash consideration is £2.6 million on a debt/cash free basis, including deal costs and £0.5 million held in escrow. Up to a further £0.8 million cash consideration will be payable dependent on the seller meeting integration and retention targets.
 
B&H carries JOBY and Lowepro products.
Categories: Lowepro News, JOBY News
Post Date: 9/25/2017 10:44:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 23, 2015
From Lowepro:
 
Three Shoulder Bags and Small Backpack Added to Six-Piece Series for Mission-Critical Access to Compact Gear
 
Petaluma, Calif. – September 22, 2015 – Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, today launched four new models designed for compact camera setups – three shoulder bags and one backpack – as part of its award-winning ProTactic series. The urban-inspired, six-piece collection offers high performance and mission-critical access to professional photographers and enthusiasts who need a bag that delivers on all fronts: accessibility, versatility, comfort and organization.
 
“We received tremendous, positive feedback on our ProTactic series when it first launched a year ago,” said Tim Grimmer, vice president of brand and product at Lowepro. “Our design team couldn’t wait to expand the series to mirrorless kits as well as professional DSLRs, creating trustworthy bags as powerful as the compact gear carried by journalists, street photographers and enthusiasts.”
 
The first generation of the ProTactic series launched last year with the 350 AW and 450 AW. The expanded line now includes:
 
  • ProTactic SH 120 AW – A small but robust shoulder bag with room for a mirrorless kit, such as the Olympus OM-D E-M1, with attached lens, extra lens or flash, smartphone and personal essentials.
  • ProTactic SH 180 AW – A mid-sized shoulder bag that fits a standard DSLR, such as the Nikon D750, with a 24-70mm lens attached, one to two extra lenses, a tablet, smartphone and small personal items.
  • ProTactic SH 200 AW – A modern, photojournalist-style shoulder bag designed to fit a professional DSLR with a classic 70-200mm lens kit, two to three extra lenses or speedlights, up to a 13-inch laptop and tablet, smartphone, and accessories.
  • ProTactic BP 250 AW – A scaled-down pack that protects a complete mirrorless kit with a 12-40mm lens attached, space for three to four extra lenses or flashes, an 11-inch MacBook Air, smartphone and accessories.
ProTactic shoulder bags include cinch straps and zippered accessory pouches to expand the amount of gear as needed, SlipLock attachments and built-in memory card pockets. The SH 180 AW and SH 200 AW include a water-resistant top-zip opening as well for fast access to gear.
 
The new ProTactic BP 250 AW offers multiple modular accessories and cinch straps; back-entry access for easy setup and extra security; a convenient, turret-style top opening; two fast-access side pockets; and Lowepro’s ActivZone harness for targeted comfort and support.
 
The ProTactic line expansion also includes the photographer-friendly features of the first-generation packs, such as the patent-pending MaxFit system of padded and fully adjustable dividers for fine-tuning gear fit; a multiple-strap build for easily adding capacity; and a patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover to protect gear from the elements.
 
The ProTactic SH 120 AW (US MSRP $99.95), ProTactic SH 180 AW (US MSRP $129.95), ProTactic SH 200 AW (US MSRP $169.95) and ProTactic BP 250 AW (US MSRP $189.95) are available at select retailers.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 9/23/2015 6:27:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 9, 2015
From Lowepro:
 
DroneGuard CS 400
 
The DroneGuard 400 case fits the depth and form factor of the DJI Phantom, 3DR Solo and similar sized drones, quadcopters and flying cameras with all accessories.
 
DroneGuard CS 300
 
The DroneGuard 300 case fits the depth and form factor of the Parrot Bebop, FPV 250 racing drones and similar sized quadcopters and flying cameras with all accessories.
 

 
DroneGuard CS 400 & 300 Features:
 
  • The perfect, out-of-the-box solutions for carrying, organizing, storing and protecting your drone gear and all essentials.
  • Designed by serious quadcopter pilots at Lowepro for serious quadcopter pilots.
  • FormShell technology with lightweight, yet sturdy composite-shell construction offers superior protection for gear without adding weight or bulk.
  • A lightly padded backpad includes attachable backpad straps. Use for treks out to your flying location, or detach and pack away for less bulk or for long-distance travel.
  • Patent-pending DroneGuard system of organization features flexible dividers and compartments for all large and small accessories.
  • DroneGuard system is easy to customize. Change your flight plan; change your set-up!
  • Includes dedicated storage for blades, props, GoPro or other action video camera, batteries, cables, chargers, mounts, manuals, etc.
  • Handled and removable storage panel with accessory straps helps to keep small and fragile parts secure and neatly organized. Easy to grab, go and fly.
  • Exclusive, tactical "fractal camo" print on top of case for a rugged and unique aesthetic.
  • Sturdy grab handle.
  • Ideal for storing in a trunk of car for transport or in garage, closet or workshop for an organized storage option.


DroneGuard Kit
 
The DroneGuard Kit is more than a simple carrying case for drones, The DroneGuard Kit is an inventive system of dividers that helps manage all quadcopter and action video camera gear. It's designed to complement the X-shape of today's most popular drones and safely organize all accessories. Unique and highly functional, this kit goes beyond the “pick-and-pluck” systems of the competition and offers users a perfect, out-of-the-box solution.
 
DroneGuard Kit Features:
 
  • Keep all parts of a drone kit organized, neat and within easy reach
  • The modular design may be configured for multiple uses and scenarios
  • Protective and supporting dividers keep all parts tightly arranged and provide extra security for fragile gimbal-and-drone set-up
  • Rigid and protective tray with honeycomb interior, plus comfortable carry straps
  • Detachable Battery Box includes 4 padded and removable dividers
  • Hook/loop attachment system with Velex for easy configuration
  • Built to fit and organize all your drone/quad components, including cameras, transmitters, cords, tools, spare parts, manuals, etc.
  • Lightweight and portable design keeps all equipment safe and within each for storage, transport, set-up and use on location – place it in car or larger bag for travel
  • Includes modular components for flexible use and easy customization: Battery Box with 4 dividers and outer loops, Sidewalls with pockets, plus Transmitter Divider
  • Built to secure and protect gear with retention straps, elastic loop system, rigid base, padded and adjustable dividers and durable materials that resist moisture and abrasion
B&H carries the Lowepro DroneGuard series.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 9/9/2015 1:06:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 20, 2015
From Lowepro:Lightweight Daypack Provides Ideal Protection and Quick Access for Compact Cameras and TabletsPetaluma, Calif. – August 19, 2015 – Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, today announced the latest generation of its urban daypack series, Slingshot Edge. The redesigned series caters to the urban photographer by combining protective compartments and easy access with added storage for tablets, slim design and a stylish exterior.
 
“Ease of use is paramount for photographers on the move,” said Tim Grimmer, vice president of brand and product at Lowepro. “There are few things more disappointing in photography than missing a great shot because you couldn’t get to your gear in time. The new Slingshot Edge series rethinks the sling design for fast, optimized access to a compact DSLR or compact system camera, while putting an added emphasis on trusted gear protection and style.”
 
The Slingshot Edge series is designed for urban photographers, day trippers and travelers looking for a slim and versatile camera bag to keep things light and easy. Two sizes are available, each featuring padded, dedicated compartments to keep camera gear, a tablet and other essentials organized and safe. The Slingshot Edge 150 AW is designed to hold a mirrorless/compact system camera with attached lens, a second lens, a small tablet and personal items. The larger Slingshot Edge 250 AW can accommodate a compact DSLR camera with attached lens, an extra lens, flash, full-size tablet and additional personal gear. Both bags come complete with a built-in All Weather AW CoverTM to protect from rain, snow or dust, as well as external bag straps that allow the attachment of a small tripod or other equipment.
 
The Slingshot Edge 150 AW (US MSRP $89.95) and 250 AW (US MSRP $109.95) are now available for purchase at a number of retail locations
 
B&H carries the Lowepro Slingshot Edge 150 AW and 250 AW.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 8/20/2015 6:16:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 6, 2015
From Lowepro:
 
Two Distinctive Designs Offer Nod to Lowepro Brand’s Outdoor Heritage
 
SALT LAKE CITY and PETALUMA, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015 - Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, today expanded its trusted offerings for outdoor photographers with the launch of Whistler, a four-season and alpine-inspired backpack series, and the next generation of its best-selling and active-adventure backpack, Photo Sport II.
 
“Both of these inventive, technical designs evoke memories of founder Greg Lowe and the origins of the company that he built,” said Tim Grimmer, vice president of brand and product at Lowepro. “From the adventurer who works in extremes, to the athlete who likes to go fast and light, we’ve created these bags to help outdoor photographers take and protect their gear to the ends of the earth.”
 
Born on the side of a mountain, the Whistler series was designed and tested by professional photographers, including Whistler shooter Paul Morrison, in the extreme conditions of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.
 
“I’ve worked with Lowepro bags since I began shooting skiing over 35 years ago, and it was a Lowepro bag that helped my camera gear survive a large avalanche in 1997,” said Paul Morrison, professional photographer and Loweprofessional. “Cameras mean different things to different photographers, but I think most agree that there is an attachment to cameras that can run quite deep. Bags are the protective connections between our gear and us. That was the thinking that brought about Whistler.”
 
Whistler is a versatile, four-season technical backpack that comes in two sizes - 350 AW and 450 AW. Ideal for wilderness photographers and adventurers who carry an equal measure of camera, video and functional outdoor equipment, the bag’s hinged and zippered back panel offers partial or full access to photography gear, and its rigid internal structure can support attachment of skis, poles, tripods, ice axes and more. Featuring Lowepro’s ActivZone System harness and MaxFit divider system, the bag is comfortable to wear and flexible to pack. Whistler’s extra-protective build keeps gear safe from the elements, including a waterproof fabric and base, detachable All Weather AW Cover and removable camera gear insert.
 
Addressing the demands of two passions in one pack, the updated Photo Sport II series offers camera and personal gear portability when engaged in aerobic sports or activities. The Photo Sport BP 200 AW II and 300 AW II both include a new UltraCinch design, featuring side access and a custom pull-tab to tighten and stabilize the bag’s photo gear space in one swift action. Lightweight, weather-resistant materials and a built-in All Weather AW Cover keep photographers moving when the weather changes. An ActivZone harness system, padded waistbelt and adjustable shoulder straps offer padding in all the right spots, while the bag’s dedicated compartment for a 2-liter water reservoir (not included) helps photographers stay hydrated while running, hiking, biking, climbing, boarding or trekking.
 
The Whistler BP 350 AW ($349.95) and 450 AW ($389.95) and the Photo Sport BP 200 AW II ($169.95) and 300 AW II ($199.95) are now available for purchase at authorized retail locations.
 
B&H has the Whistler BP 350AW / 450AW and Photo Sport BP 200 AW II / 300 AW II available for preorder.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 8/6/2015 8:08:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 17, 2015
PETALUMA, Calif., March 16, 2015 — Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, today unveiled the next generation of its trusted, travel-centric camera and laptop backpacks: the Fastpack II series. These versatile packs are designed to provide the modern traveler with quick, easy access to their camera, laptop and other devices while maximizing storage space and device protection for travel.
 
“Our trusted Fastpack series is designed to give avid travelers easy access to their laptops and camera gear in addition to the growing number of other devices they want available on the road,” said Tim Grimmer, vice president of brand and product at Lowepro. “Photography and device enthusiasts trust Fastpack’s easy-access compartments and well-designed organization to fulfill all their needs from business trips to events, personal excursions, day trips or extended travel. The latest generation of the Fastpack series improves device protection and provides increased utility essential for modern travel.”
 
The Fastpack II series includes two new packs for the DSLR photographer: the Fastpack 150 AW II and the Fastpack 250 AW II. Each pack features a padded easy-access compartment for a DSLR camera with lens. New additions to this generation include an all-weather protective cover to keep gear safe no matter the weather or destination, and the ability to secure the pack to rolling trolleys for easy airport maneuvering. The Fastpack 150 AW II is designed to hold up to an 11-inch laptop in a dedicated, padded device zone, and one to two extra lenses or flashes in the camera zone; and the larger Fastpack 250 AW II can hold a 15-inch laptop, plus up to three additional lenses or flashes. Both packs come complete with a padded, removable waistbelt for extra comfort that can be stashed during travel.
 
Additional features of the Fastpack II series include a device zone with CradleFit tablet protection, an open zone for additional equipment and a tall stretch-mesh side pocket that can secure tripods. Each pack can safely hold smartphones, headphones, keys, accessories and a hard drive in addition to a camera, laptop and tablet.
 
B&H has the Lowepro Fastpack AW II backpacks available for preorder.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 3/17/2015 7:36:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 24, 2014

 
Announced last week, Lowepro's Hardside Series is set to compete with Pelican – the industry standard in hard cases. If this video is any indication, Lowepro may have positioned themselves as a worthy competitor.
 
B&H has the new Lowepro Hardside cases available for preorder.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 9/24/2014 7:54:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 19, 2014
PETALUMA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 — Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, launches its agile and flexible toploading design from the Professional Collection: the Toploader Pro Series. Sports, event and active photographers will benefit from the updated features, including four wearing options.
 
“We looked at how people carry and work with their bags and designed a flexibility strap and harness system that lets photographers wear it four ways,” said Tim Grimmer, Lowepro brand director.
 
The multiple wearing options allow for tremendous freedom of movement. The bag includes 2 utility straps to configure as an over-the-shoulder strap, 3-point holster, or 4-point chest harness. The Toploader Pro may be secured at the waist using a belt or strapped to another bag via its SlipLock attachment loop.
 
Toploader Pro 75 AW II and 70 AW II are built to protect pro-sized set-ups with a snug, protective fit and fast access from the contoured, body-side opening.
 
Lowepro takes its patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover up a notch by adding a 360 degree All Weather AW Cover that protects contents from the bottom to the lid, so photographers can work out of the bag in the snow or rain.
 
The Toploader Pro Series also includes these premium features: super-strong metal D-rings from Duraflex to keep straps and harness secure; glove-friendly, U-shaped zipper pulls; soft, tricot lining on inside lid to protect screen; multiple storage pockets for small accessories and essentials.
 
Toploader Pro 75 AW II fits: Pro DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached; small accessories
US MSRP $99.95
 
Toploader Pro 70 AW II fits: Pro DSLR with 24-70mm f/2.8 or 14-25mm f/2.8 lens attached; accessories
US MSRP $89.95
 
B&H carries the new Lowepro Toploader AW II bags.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 9/19/2014 8:22:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 17, 2014
PETALUMA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 — Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, unleashes a robust design from the Professional Collection: the ProTactic Series. These packs are built for photojournalists, documentary photographers and urban shooters who rely on mission-critical access and on-the-fly versatility to get them behind the lines and into the action.
 
“From the design table to field testing, ProTactic has generated more energy and excitement internally than any other product I’ve been involved with,” said Tim Grimmer, Lowepro brand director. “We can’t wait to see where photographers take it and how they’ll set it up.”
 
Four access points at the top, sides and back help a photographer capture a shot and organize like no other camera backpack Lowepro has designed. The secure, body-side opening provides wide access to an interior built with the patent-pending MaxFit System for maximum capacity with a snug and protective fit, plus a dedicated laptop compartment and full organization panel on the inside lid.
 
Access gear from the molded, turret-loading top or quickly grab from either side – zippered compartments left and right are positioned to reach gear without removing the pack.
 
Create limitless set-ups with a super-versatile SlipLock attachment strap system built on the exterior of the pack. Five modular accessories are included: a water bottle pouch, accessory case, tripod cup and two cinch straps – all SlipLock compatible.
 
ProTactic features Lowepro’s ActivZone System technology that delivers targeted support at shoulder blades, lumbar and waist for comfort on the move. A removable waistbelt – padded and featuring breathable, mesh-covered support – makes it easy reduce the profile for packing or travel. Wear it for extra support and storage; two zippered hip pockets offer space for quick-grab items.
 
The ProTactic Series also includes these premium features: a patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover; multiple organization pockets inside and out; and Lowepro’s CradleFit laptop pocket that suspends and protects a device within the pack.
 

 
ProTactic 450 AW fits: 1-2 Pro DSLRs, one with up to 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached; 8 lenses/speedlights; 15" laptop; accessories
US MSRP $249.95
 
ProTactic 350 AW fits: 1-2 DSLRs with grip, one with up to 24-70mm f/2.8 lens attached; 6 lenses/speedlights; 13" laptop; accessories
US MSRP $199.95
 
B&H has the Lowepro ProTactic 350 and ProTactic 450 backpacks available for preorder.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 9/17/2014 7:20:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Lowepro:
 
PETALUMA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 — Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, unveils the newest generation of its beloved expedition backpacks from the Professional Collection: the Trekker Series. Nature, wildlife and landscape professionals that travel to the back-of-beyond to capture amazing imagery will appreciate the improved comfort, superior protection and versatile organization system of the new Pro Trekker 650 AW, Pro Trekker 450 AW and Lens Trekker 600 AW III.
 
“Trekker is our largest capacity backpack line, so our number one goal in refreshing the design was to improve the premium suspension system and offer a best-in-class solution for carrying a heavy load,” said Tim Grimmer, Lowepro brand director.
 
The ActivLift System harness is the result. This purposefully designed system is constructed to mimic the natural “S” curve of the back, transfer more weight from waist to hips, make it easy to adjust the length to the torso, and include airflow channels to improve breathability. Ten adjustment points allow for a custom, fine-tuned fit from the top of the shoulders to the lumbar.
 
The Trekker Series is built to protect and carry big glass and a huge amount of supporting gear. The patent-pending MaxFit System of adjustable dividers is featured in the Pro Trekker 650 AW and 450 AW packs. This easy-to-adjust system allows for a custom, snug and protective fit within the pack and is designed to hold the maximum amount of gear – all while safeguarding valuable glass, pro-sized DSLRs and accessories.
 
The Lens Trekker 600 AW III is built with Lowepro’s classic adjustable divider system with a lens collar– housed within walls of thick, shock-absorbing foam to protect a telephoto lens. This pack is ideal for wildlife and sports shooters who rely on a sturdy, comfortable and protective carry solution to get them from point A to point B.
 
The Trekker Series also includes these premium features: patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover; durable Cordura base; tripod attachments; organization pockets; SlipLock attachment loops for added capacity; plus a hydration-ready pocket and checkpoint-friendly laptop sleeve, and a removable backpack lid/waistbelt in the 650 AW and 450 AW packs.
 

 
Pro Trekker 650 AW fits: 2-3 Pro DSLRs, one with up to 600mm f/4.0 lens attached; 5-7 extra lenses; 2 flashes; tripod or monopod; up to a 15" laptop; accessories and personal gear
US MSRP $429.95
 
Pro Trekker 450 AW fits: 1-2 Pro DSLRs, one with up to 400mm f/2.8 lens attached; 4-6 extra lenses; 2 flashes; tripod or monopod; up to a 15" laptop; accessories and personal gear
US MSRP $379.95
 
Lens Trekker 600 AW III fits: Pro DSLR with telephoto lens attached (such as 600mm f/4L) OR 800mm lens unattached; lens hood; tripod; accessories and small personal gear
US MSRP $299.95
 
B&H has the new Lowepro Pro Trekker series available for preorder.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 9/17/2014 7:12:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Lowepro:
 
PETALUMA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 — Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, partners with Underwater Kinetics, manufacturer of uncompromising performance products, to launch the most extreme protection solution in Lowepro’s Professional Collection: the Hardside Series of camera cases.
 
Tested to a rating of IP67, which translates to 100% protection against the ingress of dust and sand, and makes it watertight for at least 30 minutes under 15cm to 1m of water, these hardworking cases double up on protection and versatility with a tough outer shell of formed ABS resin and a removable, soft-sided insert with a padded divider system.
 
“We knew it would take a lot of research and development to play in this category,” said Kevin Crandall, Lowepro director of design and development. “To do it right, we chose Underwater Kinetics, the leading manufacturer of ultra-rugged dry cases, to offer a truly airtight solution – and I mean truly airtight. The long-lasting and durable silicone gasket and seal is virtually maintenance free, unlike other hard cases, and restricts all moisture and debris from getting into the camera case.”
 
The Hardside Series is comprised of three cases: Hardside 400 Photo and 300 Photo for DSLR kits, and Hardside 200 Video to house action cam kits such as GoPro. To differentiate among existing, foam-filled and single set-up camera cases in the market today, each Hardside case includes a protective and fully customizable photo/video insert with Lowepro’s padded divider system. Tuck-away backpack straps and zippered pockets provide a versatile, out-of-the-case option for photographers and videographers who like to have a Plan B option on their shoots.
 
Studio, location and traveling professionals will appreciate the stackable form factor of Hardside Series cases. You can store, lock, carry and ship with ease – and Hardside 300 Photo and 200 Video meet standard airline carry-on requirements (less than 45 linear in. / 114.3 cm).
 
The Hardside Series also includes these premium features: integrated release valves in the latches for automatic pressure equalization in low and high altitudes; interior organization pocket on inside lid of insert; sturdy lift handles; plus full-length piano hinge on back, and lockable handles on hard case.
 
Hardside 400 Photo fits: Pro DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached; 6-8 lenses; accessories
US MSRP $249.95
 
Hardside 300 Photo fits: DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached; 4-6 lenses or flashes; accessories
US MSRP $199.95
 
Hardside 200 Video fits: 5-10 action cams (such as GoPro); multiple mounts and attachments; accessories
US MSRP $169.95
 
B&H has the Lowepro Hardside Series available for preorder.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 9/17/2014 6:50:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, June 2, 2014

 
Watch as Lowepro puts one of their Pro Roller X-Series AW bags through a myriad of tests and see how they celebrate. Cheers!
 
B&H carries Lowepro Pro Roller X-Series AW bags.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 6/2/2014 6:48:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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