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(From company literature) Lowepro Off Road. It’s versatile, convertible and modular — this beltpack/shoulder bag comes with two removable SlipLock™ cases. You can add or subtract lenses, water bottles or optional SlipLock add-ons. The adjustable, curved shoulder strap adds support. Includes a DryFlo™ mesh lumbar pad, laminated mesh pockets, compression straps and a NoDrop Pocket™ for film and filter changes.



Specifications:

  • Type: Beltpack
  • Available Colors: Black
  • Outer Fabric: Water-resistant 600D TXP™ and 600D TXP™ ripstop
  • Type of Closure: Zipper, quick release buckle
  • Capacity: SLR with attached lens, 3-4 lenses or 1-2 lenses and water bottle, flash, accessories
  • Interior Dimensions (W x D x H): 20.5 x 11.5 x 20.5 cm / 8 x 4.5 x 8 in.
  • Lens Case Interior Dimensions (D x H): 8.5 x 19.5 cm / 3.25 x 7.75 in.
  • Exterior Dimensions (W x D x H): Unspecified
  • Weight: 1.2 kg / 2.69 lb (including lens case)
  • Notes: Add a SlipLock pouch and stabilize it with the built-in compression straps

Keywords: Lowepro Beltpack Shoulder-Bag


clcochrane

Registered: February 2008
Posts: 1
Lowepro Off Road review by clcochrane
Review Date: 2/13/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $110.00| Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Can wear over shoulder or around waist comfortable, can add or remove pouches, useful pockets for filters etc. can access equipment quickly.
Cons: Not enough room for large telephoto lenses, no waterproof cover, padded belt is bulky when packed away (can't be removed)

I wanted a shoulder bag to hold my Canon 30D, a few lenses and a flash. At present I carry my 30D with a 24-105 F4L (with hood) and 70-300 F4/5.6 IS in the main compartment and normally a 420EX flash with Stoffen Omnibounce fitted in one poucha nd a Tamron 90mm in the other. The pouches fit these lense fine, but a 70-200 F2.8 L or 100-400 F4.5/5.6 L would be too large (although you could get a bigger slip-lock pouch).


I like being able to remove the slip-lock pouches to make the bag smaller and lighter if I know I won't need everything. As a shoulder bag it's very comfortable, and on the few occasions I have worn it around my waist (more secure for scrambling) it was fine too. My only gripe with using it as a shoulder bag is that the padded belt is rather bulky when stuffed into the sleeve at the back. I like the way you can just secure the main flap with the quick release buckle so you can get at your equipment quickly, or zip it up as well to keep out dust and the elements.


The bag has a water resistant coating and I wouldn't worry about it in a light shower or spray, but you would want to protect it from heavy rain. The pockets are useful especially the large one on the front which will hold a few filters, a filter holder, memory cards, and more. I use the small one inside the main flap for cleaning cloths.


I've use this bag week-in, week-out for over a year now, indoors, outdoors, from weddings to mountain tops and I'm still very pleased with it.


 






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