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(From company literature) Lowepro CompuTrekker AW. A perfect combination for photo gear and notebook computer, the CompuTrekker AW was designed specifically for digital photographers. Photojournalists and location photographers will find it a great travel companion. The backpack’s reinforced construction, shock-absorbing closed-cell foam padding and tough, water-resistant outer fabric protects contents from moisture and sudden impacts. The patented All Weather Cover™ offers maximum protection from extreme weather conditions, dust and sand. A padded notebook compartment is secured with both zipper and quick-release buckle; while the main camera compartment is fully customizable with adjustable padded dividers. A quick-access hide-away Tripod Mount™, SlipLock™ attachment loops and a number of laminated and zippered organizer pockets provide photographers with fast, easy access to equipment.



Specifications:

  • Type: Backpack, All Weather
  • Available Colors: Black
  • Outer Fabric: Water-resistant 600D TXP™ and 600D ripstop nylon
  • Type of Closure: Zipper, quick release buckles
  • Capacity: 1-2 SLRs and 4-6 lenses (80-200mm f/2.8) or compact medium format system, large laptop, accessories
  • Interior Dimensions of Notebook Case (W x D x H): 30.5 x 4 x 38 cm / 12 x 1.5 x 15 in.
  • Interior Dimensions of Main Compartment (W x D x H): 28 x 12.5 x 38 cm / 11 x 5 x 15 in.
  • Exterior Dimensions (W x D x H): unspecified
  • Weight: 2 kg / 4.3 lb
  • Notes: Overlap Zipper; All Weather Cover; Tripod Mount

Keywords: Lowepro Backpack Laptop AW


Joris Van den Berghe

Registered: January 2010
Posts: 1
Lowepro CompuTrekker AW review by Joris Van den Berghe
Review Date: 1/27/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $235.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sturdy, comfortable for walking, holds a lot (!), weather-resistant,...
Cons: None, except for the all-weather cover (which got a bit dirty after having used it to lay the backpack on it in the snow...and now I'm having a really hard time to clean it)....it's simply top-notch gear.

I use it for the following:
- Sony A350 with 70-400G SSM mounted,
- 55-200mm f/4-5.6,
- 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6,
- lens caps of the 55-200 and 70-400 (the latter being pretty large),
- extra battery, memory cards,...
- MacBook Pro 13" in it's own cover


Yet, I have still a lot of space left...I could probably get like 4 or more lenses in it...(of the size of the 55-200 or a 24-70).


It isn't cheap, but the lifelong warranty and build quality make more than up for that - highly recommended bag. Just make sure you keep the all-weather cover clean: after it got wet, clean it as soon as possible with some water or so and let it dry for quite a while.
xavier

Registered: November 2006
Posts: 12
Lowepro CompuTrekker AW review by xavier
Review Date: 11/24/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $200.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: great storage, great construction, good protection of the equipment, perfect choice as a carry-on.
Cons: shape of the shoulder straps not very comfortable (to me), rather heavy.

I use this bag whenever I need to travel with both my photo gear and my laptop.


The storage is huge. Without packing too tightly, it fits the following:
- 10D + 17-40 L
- 70-200/2.8
- 100-400 L
- flash
- hoods, filter
- Macbook Pro 15"
- A/C adapter, battery charger, plenty of CF cards
- plenty of books


It would probably fit a 300/2.8, but I have not tried, and this would reduce significantly the room for other lenses (probably, I should leave the 100-400 or the 70-200 behind and have to pack the other items a bit tight.


This bag works very well as a carry-on item, when flying. Except that it is possible to put so many items in it that you may run over the weight limit, by far (note that the weight of the bag, while empty is around 6 lbs or 3 kgs, wich is a bit more than I would like it to be, but this is probably the price for the solid construction).


The equipment is well protected in this bag. In case of rain, the rain cover included in all Lowepro "AW" bags comes in very handy and protects the content of the bag from water, except the part which comes against your back (this one may get wet, so the AW construction does not dispense the user from being careful).


In my view, the main drawback of this bag is the shoulder straps, which are not very comfortable. They tend to be to far away from each other, so that the straps tend to move down on the end of my shoulders, even when I use the chest strap (mandatory in my opinion). Since the bag is usually rather heavy when loaded, this is not so comfortable and I need to adjust these straps from time to time.


Except this small issue, this bag is close to perfect in my view (and I use it quite a bit!).
colourperfect_co_uk

Registered: November 2006
Posts: 18
Lowepro CompuTrekker AW review by colourperfect_co_uk
Review Date: 11/21/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $250.00| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: excellent
Cons: not much

LowePro have an excellent design which swallows my D200 and numerouis lenses. Is comfortable for wearing all day long and the AW pull out cover very useful for heavy showers.


Build quality is excellent and backed up with LowePro's lifetime warranty.


Also takes a laptop which doubles a useful document / magazine section for travelling.


colourperfect


 






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