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Lowepro Launch New Rover Bag Range - Lowepro have launched a new bag range for the active photographer.

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Lowepro has launched a new Range of Rover backpacks, ideal for the active photographer.

The Lowepro Rover Pro series includes two backpacks (35L & 45L) specifically designed for adventure photographers who demand more – whether out for a day on the trails, or overnight on longer trips.

Firstly the backpack is designed for comfort on the mountains with its trampoline style suspension system the pack is kept off your back allowing the free flow of air and even distribution of weight.

The contoured shoulder straps and waist belt are also fully adjustable – ensuring breathable load carrying comfort for both male and female photographers. This custom fit system accommodates 16-19 inch torso lengths, so is truly adjustable for a range of heights.

The pack itself is made from the highest quality, lightweight technical fabrics: 210D ripstop nylon with PU coating for added durability. And for the ultimate protection from the weather there’s also Lowepro’s patented All Weather Cover™ – which on this pack is removable and reflective – so can double as a groundsheet on which to place the pack in wet conditions, while providing enhanced visibility for safety on the hills.

Inside, this feature packed backpack contains removable, modular camera cases which provide the top quality protection for your gear. Accessible in two ways – you can either reach camera gear from the traditional top opening of the pack, or for super fast access, from the front-hatch opening. The camera cases can also be completely removed from the pack turning it into a tough spec outdoor backpack.

The Rover Pro models can accommodate:

Rover Pro 45L:
  • Pro DSLR with grip, with attached 24-70mm lens or similar
  • 3-4 extra lenses, or flash
  • Dedicated laptop compartment to fit up to a 15” laptop
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Up to 2 litre hydration reservoir
  • Room for other accessories including small tent, trekking poles, clothing & other personal gear
  • Sleeping pad/roll mat attachments on bottom

Rover Pro 35L:
  • Pro DSLR, with attached 24-70mm lens or similar
  • 1 extra lenses, or flash
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Up to 2 litre hydration reservoir
  • Room for other accessories including small tent, trekking poles, clothing & other personal gear
  • Sleeping pad/roll mat attachments on bottom
The Rover Pro 45L will be priced at £245, and the Rover Pro 35L at £228.

For more details on the Lowepro range, please visit The Lowepro website.


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Andy_Cundell
7 Nov 2012 - 5:59 PM

Not bad! Been looking for a decent size day sack for trekking with my camera!

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom92 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 9:42 PM

I looked at this a month ago when it was released in the US. Looks like Lowepro's best attempt at a daysack/camera bag yet but the US reviews still point out a couple of flaws: shoulder straps/waistbelt inadequate to carry the pack in comfort when full. The back system still lags behind modern rucksack manufacturers standards. The camera compartment still probably takes up too much space when inserted (for the amount of clothing/emergency gear required in the Scottish Highlands anyway). I think it will be fine for short day trips when you are not expecting conditions to be too extreme and as long as you are not carrying too much gear. Just a shame no camerabag manufacturer can match the standards of comfort and durability of mainstream rucksack manufacturers. F-stop come close but they cost around £300 for an equivalent pack and still have drawbacks to their back system. That's why for the forseeable I will be using a standard 45L rucksack with a zipped sleeping bag compartment to allow front access to my inserted camera kit pods.

Andy_Cundell
8 Nov 2012 - 1:15 PM

Thanks for your views almiles, you have turned me! I was wondering about the reliability of the rucksack in inclement weather etc. All we want is a big enough day that is fit for purpose!

GeordieDoug
9 Nov 2012 - 6:18 AM

I've got two lowepro (same company) rucksacks and they are very good. The waterproofing and adjustable back system are the best I've ever used and I've used quite a few rucksacks over the years. However from looking at this product you'd be much better off buying a padded camera inner bag off ebay for about £20-£30, a waterproof rucksack liner and a decent lowepro rucksack for about 1/3 the price of this. The outer straps etc for a tripod on this product are not much different from the straps on a normal rucksack use to attach treking poles and ice axes. This product for what it is seems a rip off to me.

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