Lowepro, a product design company that builds protective gear for photography, video and portable electronic devices, unveils its new Rover Pro AW series. These two lightweight, technical backpacks are built for active outdoor professional and enthusiasts photographers who need a comfortable and supportive way to hike with heavy loads of equipment over long and varied terrain.
We're extremely excited to offer outdoor photographers the first real, overnight backpack that's built to protect their camera equipment, provide space for basic camping gear, and deliver the kind of versatility, support and comfort they require when shooting in the backcountry, said Tim Grimmer, Lowepro director of product management.
The Rover Pro AW features a trampoline-style suspension system with breathable mesh to provide an optimal load transfer and superior ventilation when trekking with a lot of gear. Adjustable shoulder straps allow a custom fit that accommodates 16 to 19 inch 40 to 48 centimeter torso lengths as measured from the C4 vertebrae to the top of the iliac crest.
The toploading design offers two-way access to camera and other gearfrom the top or the front-hatch opening. Modular camera cases 1 camera case and 1 lens case in 45L model; 1 camera case in 35L model are placed under the front hatch. Fully padded and adjustable, they may be removed to convert the bags to fully functional backpacks that provide 45 or 35 liters of volume.
The Rover Pro AW comes with a hydration-ready side pocket to accommodate a 2 liter reservoir not included and keep liquid within easy reach. The opposite side of the pack includes a unique tripod attachment system with tarp-like flaps and compression straps to secure gear.
Lowepro's weather-protective cover gets a design update to accommodate wilderness shooters. The removable cover serves as a moisture barrier with reflector functionality for enhanced visibility and safety.
Additional outdoor-friendly details include ice axe/trekking pole attachment points; attached top lid with zippered storage pocket; stretchy front stash pocket; sleeping pad/small tent straps at bottom of pack; adjustable waistbelt with built-in zippered pockets; compression straps to stabilize gear within pack and streamline the overall profile; plus, a dedicated laptop compartment in 45L model.
The Rover Pro 45L AW fits up to a Pro DSLR with grip, with attached 24-70mm zoom lens; 3-4 extra lenses or flashes; a tripod or monopod; 2 liter hydration reservoir not included; up to a 15 laptop; sleeping pad, small tent, ice axe/trekking poles and other personal gear.
The Rover Pro 35L AW fits up to a Pro DSLR with attached 24-70mm zoom lens; 1 extra lens or flash; tripod or monopol; 2 liter hydration reservoir not included; sleeping pad, small tent, ice axe/trekking poles and other personal gear.
The Rover Pro AW series is available Galaxy Blue/Light Grey. For more information about this series and other Lowepro products, please visit lowepro.com.
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