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Lowepro launches a technical, lightweight daypack that offers active outdoor photographers and enthusiasts on-the-fly access to gear.


Flipside Sport AW series - (Petaluma, CA, April 23, 2012)

Lowepro, a product design company that builds protective gear for photography, video and portable electronic devices, unveils its new Flipside Sport AW series. These two technical packs incorporate body-side access, a removable camera compartment, all-weather protection, plus lightweight carrying comfort.

"The Flipside Sport AW represents our ideal mix of premium features for pro and enthusiast photographers looking for a carrying solution that lets them participate in outdoor sports at a very high level," said Tim Grimmer, Lowepro director of marketing and product management.

A compact, low-profile shape allows the wearer to move with ease when running or hiking on an alpine trail or exploring challenging terrain on a mountain bike or skis. Perforated and breathable padding with air channels is strategically placed at the back panel and shoulder straps to provide comfort and moisture wicking at the back and shoulders during aerobic activities.

The unique, body-side access design provides an easy way to get to gear without having to remove the pack. To access: unclip the sternum strap buckle; remove one shoulder strap; rotate to front; unzip and access gear, using the pack as a convenient and stable workstation.

To create more flexibility for outdoor photographers and adventurers, the design team constructed a removable camera compartment. It includes the classic Lowepro adjustable and padded divider system, but with an inventive twist: the entire compartment may be removed, securely cinched with a storm-flap closure, and put in a safe place while the pack is converted to a fully functional daypack.

Built-in details add comfort and convenience for a day of outdoor activities. The packs feature a hydration-ready side pocket with space for a 1 liter reservoir (not included) and easy-to-reach port for a sip tube. An ultra-secure tripod attachment system at the side of the pack helps expand the carrying capacity—it accommodates a range of compact tripods or monopods, and helps compress the overall size of the pack.

Additional, outdoor-friendly features include: lashes for trekking poles/ice axe; a zippered pocket inside the back panel; multiple adjustment points for a custom fit at shoulders, sternum and waist; Lowepro's patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover™ to protect gear from the elements; and lightweight, resilient and high-performance 210D triple-ripstop nylon with PU coating for improved durability.

The Flipside Sport 15L AW fits up to a Pro DSLR with grip, with attached 300mm f/2.8 lens; 1-3 extra lenses or flashes; a tripod or monopod; 1 liter hydration reservoir; cables, memory, manual and extra accessories. The Flipside Sport 10L AW fits a DSLR with attached 70-200mm f/2.8 lens; 1-2 extra lenses or flashes; a tripod or monopod; 1 liter hydration reservoir; cables, memory, manual and extra accessories.

The Flipside Sport AW series is available in two colors: Lowepro Orange with Light Grey accents and Galaxy Blue with Light Grey accents. For more information about this series and other Lowepro products, please visit lowepro.com.

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