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(From company literature) Lowepro Mini Trekker Classic. There’s a reason we call this a classic — the Mini Trekker Classic has sailed through the test of time and terrain. A favorite of amateurs and pros alike, it stands up well to heavy use in the field and still looks good. This go-everywhere, lightweight backpack has a flexible interior and comfortable, carry-all-day harness. Attachment loops take optional SlipLock™ add-ons.


  • Type: Backpack
  • Available Colors: Black
  • Outer Fabric: Water-resistant 600D TXP™ and 600D ripstop nylon
  • Type of Closure: Zippers, quick release buckles
  • Capacity: SLR with attached 80–200mm f/2.8 lens (most makes), additional body, 4–5 more lenses
  • Interior Dimensions (W x D x H): 28 x 12.5 x 37 cm / 11 x 5 x 14.5 in.
  • Exterior Dimensions (W x D x H): 30.5 x 32 x 40.5 cm / 12 x 12.5 x 16 in.
  • Weight: 1.3 kg / 2.8 lb
  • Notes: Compression straps keep SlipLock™ add-ons snug and secure

Keywords: Lowepro Backpack


Registered: December 2006
Posts: 6
Lowepro Mini Trekker Classic review by Odradek
Review Date: 1/15/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $70.00| Rating: 9 


I have two of them! Let me explain: I first bought one, and after a few weeks I won another in a magazine's nature photo contest.

This is a classic: discrete, very confortable to carry, well made and sturdy as h*ll, and is sure to hold most hobbyist and pro photographers equipment. It has the usual velcro changeable dividers, so it's allways easy to find a configuration that servers your needs.
I can even carry my 12' laptop on a padded sleeve inside the big front pocket!

On the downside it isn't that easy to use when under pressure and if you have to change lenses a lot.

But in the end, I surely can recommend it: after all I have two of them, remember?

Registered: December 2006
Posts: 9
Lowepro Mini Trekker Classic review by photofanatic
Review Date: 12/16/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $60.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: big enough to fit laptop in front pocket; fits all my gear inside
Cons: strap thickness not meant for serious hiking... more a storage, short trip bag

I bought this bag because I wanted a bag to carry on a plane that could fit all camera gear and my laptop. This bag fits the bill. The front pocket is big enough that one can slide a 15'' laptop in a foam sleeve inside, and still zipper shut. Inside the bag, I carry canon20d body+tamron 28-75 and a 3 other lenses including a telephoto. However, I would not use this bad a trekking bag- angular back angles, and thin carrying straps... starts to hurt after awhile!

Registered: November 2006
Posts: 1
Lowepro Mini Trekker Classic review by kuk
Review Date: 11/19/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

Pros: Low price, good materials, spacious and flexible
Cons: So so ergonomics, cumbersome and terribly designed straps

This backpack has served me well on two long trips and through daily usage. What it is dire need is a better system to carry the tripod. Looping it on the bottom, it kept slapping my thigh, until the strap came loose and the tripod went to the ground. Over time, I lost the straps. So I guess it's not for tripods.

Bottom line: good if you walk around tripod-less.


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