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Announcing a breakthrough product line from Lowepro: the Optics Series. Read more about four purpose-built bags designed to enhance the viewing experience of wildlife watchers.

Optics Series

(Petaluma, CA, May 1, 2011) – Lowepro, the leading brand of protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronic devices, unveils a new category of carrying solutions for optics gear. The Optics Series is purpose built to provide wildlife watchers long-wearing comfort, hand-free support and the freedom to move with ease. Four models offer a variety of flexible carrying solutions for binoculars, spotting scopes, tripods, camera equipment, tablet-style computers, laptops and personal items such as field guides, sunglasses, water bottles and other creature comforts.

"The Optics Series is a natural evolution for us — Lowepro was founded by photographers and photo professionals who were passionate about nature and the preservation of the planet," said Treg Tyler, director of marketing, Lowepro Worldwide. "These bags specifically were designed for wildlife watching, and are like no other products in the current marketplace," he added.

The Lowepro Optics Series includes a beltpack; a smaller-scaled backpack; a larger-scaled photo backpack with a dedicated laptop compartment; and a unique spotting scope-tripod backpack. Each design is constructed of rugged and water-resistant materials that resist abrasion and moisture and offered in neutral Dark Olive and Black colors. And each is sized to meet standard international carry-on requirements (45 linear in. / 114 cm) for air travel.

The Field Station is a beltpack designed to offer hands-free support to birders who spend long hours in the field. It includes thoughtful details that make it easy to spot and identify species throughout the day. Case in point, a patent-pending, pull-out Quick Shelf that provides a stable base for a field guide, notebook or tablet-style computer. A padded binoculars compartment adjusts to fit a variety of models and offers easy access to an essential piece of gear.

The Scope Travel 200 AW serves as an ideal travel and field optics carrying solution. Protective and flexible, it includes three padded compartments that may be adjusted or removed to customize a wildlife-watching kit. Each compartment fits a specific piece of equipment: a compact spotting scope, binoculars, and a compact DSLR or smaller system. It also includes Lowepro's patented All Weather AW Cove™ to protect valuable gear from the elements.

The Scope Photo Travel 350 AW is a larger-scale backpack constructed to fit a spotting scope, tripod, binoculars, DSLR, a variety of personal items, plus a laptop. Five padded compartments are removable and adjustable to customize a large kit for field or travel use. The black-colored Pro-Fit DSLR compartment may be placed at the top of the pack for easy access when spotting a rare or exciting photography moment. The Scope Photo Travel 350 AW also includes a protective All Weather AW Cover™.

Rounding out the new Optics Series is the inventive Scope Porter 200 AW backpack. backpack. It offers a hands-free way to carry and protect a large-sized spotting scope and tripod. Its unique, patent-pending attachment system makes it ideal for a variety of wildlife scenarios and terrains. The pack may be used to carry a spotting scope-tripod set-up while walking or observing — while carried in the main compartment or secured to either shoulder strap via a tripod collar and clip attachment system. A hydration-ready side compartment provides storage and easy access to liquid from a hydration reservoir (not included). The pack also includes an All Weather AW Cover™ to protect gear when used with or without a tripod attached.

For more information on the new Optics Series, other products, community, innovations, the Lowepro blog and the photography showcase, please visit www.lowepro.com.

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Since 1967, Lowepro camera bags have been traveling the world, earning the loyalty and admiration of the best photographers, and setting the industry standard for inventive, purpose-built products. Our collections include professional-grade designs for cameras, laptops, imaging accessories and portable consumer electronics. It is our passion and privilege to provide accessible, comfortable and protective designs for our customers. Lowepro products are available around the globe, for every climate, for every condition. Wherever you go, chances are you'll find us there. To learn more about our inventive spirit, please visit www.lowepro.com.


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