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(From company literature) Lowepro Off Trail 1. This compact beltpack is perfect for hiking, biking or traveling with OverLap Zipper™, BatWing™ compression straps and customizable internal camera.



Specifications:

  • Type: Beltpack
  • Available Colors: Black, Forest Green/Black
  • Outer Fabric: Water-resistant 600D TXP™ and 600D TXP™ ripstop
  • Type of Closure: Zippers
  • Capacity: SLR with attached lens, 2 more lenses, media and accessories
  • Interior Dimensions (W x D x H): 15 x 11.5 x 18 cm / 6 x 4.5 x 7 in.
  • Lens Case Interior Dimensions (D x H): 8.5 x 14 cm / 3.25 x 5.5 in.
  • Exterior Dimensions (W x D x H): Unspecified
  • Weight: 639 g / 1.41 lb (including lens cases)
  • Notes: Removable lens cases let you carry just what you need

Keywords: Lowepro Beltpack


crmorse

Registered: January 2007
Posts: 11
Lowepro Off Trail 1 review by crmorse
Review Date: 1/4/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $40.00| Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Good quality, functional
Cons: No space for accessories

I owned this only briefly. While it's true that it will fit a smallish SLR with lens attached and up to 2 more lens it won't hold anything else.


That is to say that if you are hiking with it you can forget getting a polarizer, battery, or any other bulky accessory inside. CF cards fit fine in the front compartment.


Also, my Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5 lens (a larger but not huge lens) would not fit in any of the compartments so consider that too.


Basically, if you are looking for a bag to carry just the camera and an extra small lens or two and maybe a few memory cards this is perfect. If you need filters, batteries or anything else you'll have to move to something larger. Maybe the Off Trail 2. I switched over to the Nova and was happier.


On the plus side, the side attaching lens cases worked great for lenses that fit in them. The ability to remove one or both was also a good advantage.


 






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