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Nimble. Discreet. Classified. Lowepro's new series of DSLR sling bags delivers maximum access and a full set of premium features.

(Sebastopol, CA, September 15, 2009) — Lowepro, the leading brand of protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronics, unveils its newest products in the award-winning Classified AW series of DSLR bags designed for hardworking photojournalists and photo enthusiasts.

The Classified Sling AW builds on the series' stylish, distinctive design and workmanlike features. A lean and modern shape, leather touchpoints and custom zipper pulls create a look that helps conceal the contents. Adjustable, padded dividers with sueded tips, memory card pockets on the inside lid, and a top zippered organization pocket deliver practical and flexible features the pro and enthusiast will appreciate.

"Like the rest of our collection, the Classified Sling AW is a true street-to-field bag," said Tim Grimmer, Lowepro product manager. "We designed it to easily work in a crowd or on public transportation — in any situation, it's fast to access and ideal to travel with. It blends right in and doesn't scream the fact that it's a protective camera bag," he added.

The Classified Sling AW slips over the shoulder and across the body — making it comfortable to wear. It's designed to quickly rotate from back to front to easily work out of the roomy and deep side-entry compartment. The Classified 180 AW features a stabilizer strap with a sliding buckle to provide extra stability when on the move. The Classified 220 AW includes a tuck-away waistbelt to offer extra comfort and evenly distribute weight.

Lowepro's patented All Weather AW Cover™ is neatly tucked away at the bottom of the sling; pull it out to protect contents during inclement weather. Attach a tripod or monopod to the side with the Hideaway Tripod Mount™ feature; compression straps at the top of the sling ensure a taut, secure fit.

For photographers who download and edit on location, the Classified Sling 220 AW includes a zippered padded pocket that fits up to a 15.4" widescreen laptop. The Classified Sling 180 AW features a pocket that fits a 7-9" netbook.

Additional features include a SlipLock™ attachment loop on the shoulder strap to expand carrying capacity, and grab handles at top and side for additional carrying options. The Classified Sling 180 AW and Classified Sling 220 AW are available in Black.

The award-winning Classified AW series includes sling backpacks, a modular kit and shoulder bags: Classified Sling 180 AW and Classified Sling 220 AW; Classified 100 AW Kit and Classified 30; Classified 140 AW, Classified 160 AW, Classified 200 AW, Classified 250 AW. For more information on the complete collection, as well as the recent Best Photo Bag of 2009 Award from the Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA), please visit www.lowepro.com/classifiedseries.

All colors & sizes may not be available in all countries. Check with your local distributor for availability.

Design Highlights

  • Sleek, slim profile is refined and unobtrusive — looks like a modern sling backpack, not a typical camera bag.
  • Access gear quickly by rotating sling from back to front to work right out of the roomy main compartment.
  • Zippered, padded outside pockets protect a laptop in the Classified Sling 220 AW and a netbook in the Classified Sling 180 AW.
  • The Hideawy Tripod Mount™ secures a tripod or monopod to the Classified Sling AW and tucks away when not in use.
  • Lowepro's patented All Weather AW Cover™ protects contents from the elements.


9.3 x 4.4 x 12.6 in.
23.5 x 12 x 32 cm
10.6 x 8.9 x 16.5 in.
27 x 22.5 x 42 cm
DSLR with standard zoom lens attached; 1-2 extra lenses (up to 70-200mm f/2.8) or flash; accessories; personal gear; 7-9" netbook in front pocket. Note: This bag meets most airline carry-on size requirements.

10.6 x 6.1 x 15 in.
6.5 x 3 x 12 cm
13 x 9.8 x 18.1 in.
33 x 25 x 46 cm
1-2 pro DSLRs with 70-200mm f.2.8 lenses attached; 1-2 flashes; accessories; personal gear; up to a 15.4" laptop in front pocket. Note: This bag meets most airline carry-on size requirements.

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