Lowepro Announces Passport Sling™ II, Event Messenger series, & Rover Pro AW series

From Lowepro:
Passport Sling II - (Petaluma, CA – September 18, 2012)
Lowepro, a product design company that builds protective gear for photography, video and portable electronic devices, unveils its next generation of a versatile favorite among enthusiast photographers: Passport Sling II. Inspired by the original Passport Sling for DSLR cameras, this new design incorporates a removable and customizable camera box that adjusts to fit a CSC or DSLR kit, plus personal gear.
"We're excited to offer this customer favorite in an updated design that allows photographers to fit their DSLR or CSC camera set-up," said Tim Grimmer, Lowepro director of product management. "We built a flexible, padded camera box that makes it easy to change up your kit depending on your shooting plans."
This discreet sling design has a unique, organic profile that belies the fact that it fits and protects camera gear. Its removable camera box quickly transforms the Passport Sling II into a full travel or day bag. Both camera box and sling may be folded flat for packing into a larger bag.
An expandable front panel unzips to reveal 30% more storage space for personal items—ideal for a day of sightseeing and souvenir shopping or a trip to the farmers market.
Comfortable, convenient and thoughtful features make the Passport Sling II a perfect everyday and travel choice. The adjustable shoulder strap with cam lock buckle includes a detachable pad for extra, day-long comfort; remove the pad for a more streamlined look. Multiple storage pockets on the exterior and interior provide ample space for a water bottle, smartphone, wallet, keys, light jacket, and other personal items. A bright, contrasting lining makes it easy to locate gear.
The Passport Sling II fits two types of camera configurations within the customizable camera box. The removable divider and flaps are built to make quick and secure size adjustments. The larger configuration fits a DSLR with attached zoom lens, plus one extra lens or a flash. The smaller configuratioon fits a CSC with attached zoom lens, plus two extra lenses or a flash and one extra lens. This new sling is available in Black/Red or Mica/Green.
Event Messenger series - (Petaluma, CA – September 18, 2012)
Lowepro, a product design company that invents protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronics, adds a classic black option to its popular Event Messenger series. The three models are built to fit, protect and carry an interchangeable lens camera (ILC) kit, plus a laptop or tablet in the larger two sizes.
"We've received positive feedback from customers and favorable reviews from photo publications, blogs and forums when we launched the Event Messenger series in March of this year," said Tim Grimmer, Lowepro director of product management. "Photographers and reviewers appreciate its discreet profile, flexible organization and easy access—and many asked for us to make it in classic black; so we have."
The Event Messenger's Grab-and-Go design with a wide-access main compartment makes it ideal for getting to gear when shooting a news story, wedding or impromptu event. A Dual-Mode Flap allows a photographer to quickly switch from maximum security mode to quiet working mode.
Additional features include: padded laptop/tablet compartment (in the 250 and 150, respectively); comfortable, adjustable shoulder strap with non-slip patch; stretch side pockets; plus a grab handle for an extra carrying option.
The series is available in Black (with red accents) and Mica in three sizes. The 250 model fits up to a Pro DSLR without grip, extra lenses, accessories and up to a 13" laptop. The 150 fits a DSLR, extra lenses, accessories and a tablet. The 100 fits a compact DSLR or CSC, extra lenses and accessories.
Rover Pro AW series - (Petaluma, CA – September 17, 2012 )
Lowepro, a product design company that builds protective gear for photography, video and portable electronic devices, unveils its new Rover Pro AW series. These two lightweight, technical backpacks are built for active outdoor professional and enthusiasts photographers who need a comfortable and supportive way to hike with heavy loads of equipment over long and varied terrain.
"We're extremely excited to offer outdoor photographers the first real, overnight backpack that's built to protect their camera equipment, provide space for basic camping gear, and deliver the kind of versatility, support and comfort they require when shooting in the backcountry," said Tim Grimmer, Lowepro director of product management.
The Rover Pro AW features a trampoline-style suspension system with breathable mesh to provide an optimal load transfer and superior ventilation when trekking with a lot of gear. Adjustable shoulder straps allow a custom fit that accommodates 16 to 19 inch (40 to 48 centimeter) torso lengths as measured from the C4 vertebrae to the top of the iliac crest.
The toploading design offers two-way access to camera and other gear—from the top or the front-hatch opening. Modular camera cases (1 camera case and 1 lens case in 45L model; 1 camera case in 35L model) are placed under the front hatch. Fully padded and adjustable, they may be removed to convert the bags to fully functional backpacks that provide 45 or 35 liters of volume.
The Rover Pro AW comes with a hydration-ready side pocket to accommodate a 2 liter reservoir (not included) and keep liquid within easy reach. The opposite side of the pack includes a unique tripod attachment system with tarp-like flaps and compression straps to secure gear.
Lowepro's weather-protective cover gets a design update to accommodate wilderness shooters. The removable cover serves as a moisture barrier with reflector functionality for enhanced visibility and safety.
Additional outdoor-friendly details include: ice axe/trekking pole attachment points; attached top lid with zippered storage pocket; stretchy front stash pocket; sleeping pad/small tent straps at bottom of pack; adjustable waistbelt with built-in zippered pockets; compression straps to stabilize gear within pack and streamline the overall profile; plus, a dedicated laptop compartment in 45L model.
The Rover Pro 45L AW fits up to a Pro DSLR with grip, with attached 24-70mm zoom lens; 3-4 extra lenses or flashes; a tripod or monopod; 2 liter hydration reservoir (not included); up to a 15" laptop; sleeping pad, small tent, ice axe/trekking poles and other personal gear.
The Rover Pro 35L AW fits up to a Pro DSLR with attached 24-70mm zoom lens; 1 extra lens or flash; tripod or monopol; 2 liter hydration reservoir (not included); sleeping pad, small tent, ice axe/trekking poles and other personal gear.
The Rover Pro AW series is available Galaxy Blue/Light Grey.
B&H carries Lowepro Products.
Posted: 9/18/2012 8:53:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Category: Lowepro News
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