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(From company literature) Lowepro Toploader 70 AW. A slightly smaller holster bag made for travel and active sports, with an All Weather Cover™ to see you through the toughest conditions. Carry it on the Chest Harness (included), on the shoulder strap — or add an optional S&F Deluxe Waistbelt and use it as a beltpack. Includes a reverse-open lid and attachment loops for optional SlipLock™ add-ons and Cinch Straps.



Specifications:

  • Type: Holster Bag, All Weather
  • Available Colors: Black/Gray
  • Outer Fabric: Water-resistant 600D TXP™ ripstop and 2000D ballistic nylon
  • Type of Closure: Zippers
  • Capacity: 1 SLR with attached 80–200mm f/2.8 lens (most makes) and lens hood (reversed)
  • Interior Dimensions (W x D x H): 16.5 x 15 x 25.5 cm / 6.5 x 6 x 10 in.
  • Exterior Dimensions (W x D x H): Unspecified
  • Weight: 1 kg / 2.2 lb
  • Notes: Use a Toploader on its shoulder strap, the S&F Waistbelt, Chest Harness; or combine it with other SlipLock™ gear; Extreme weather calls for the serious protection of the patented All Weather Cover™; When you’re traveling light, simply slide an S&F Deluxe Waistbelt or your own belt through the Toploader’s back belt slot

Keywords: Lowepro Holster-Bag AW


stib

Registered: December 2006
Posts: 4
Lowepro Toploader 70 AW review by stib
Review Date: 12/11/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: decent protection of your camera; AW cover is waterproof; comfortable; different carrying options available; well constructed
Cons: cannot hold multiple lenses in the main compartment

I bought this bag 4-5 years ago for my old Sony F717. I wanted something rugged and waterproof for hiking in Korea - summer monsoons and snowy winters. I was very pleased with the construction of the bag and the different carrying options. The cameras that I have had in this bad have been well protected from elements and my own oafish clumsiness. I have used the bag in torrential downpours during the monsoon season, and with the AW cover on everything inside has remained dry.


I tried using the chest harness while mountain biking for easy access, but frankly found the bag to be cumbersome in this application. It also made breathing a little restrictive.


The bag has outlived the Sony and now carries my D200. One gripe related to its compact size, is that the bag does not allow you to carry multiple lenses, although I believe there are lens holder attachments that you can buy to do this.


 






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