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Introducing the ultimate, hydration-ready, expedition camera backpack built to provide superior protection and comfort with a premium suspension system and a full set of inventive features.

(Sebastopol, CA, October 1, 2009) — Lowepro, the leading brand of protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronics, unveils its Pro Trekker AW series of expedition camera backpacks. Inspired by Lowepro's world-famous Trekker series (introduced in 1984), these backpacks offer a durable and truly comfortable way to carry large, heavy and extensive amounts of gear in extreme conditions.

"Our new Pro Trekker AW backpacks set a new standard for carrying heavy photo gear over long distances," said Tim Grimmer, Lowepro product manager. "Nature and adventure photographers will appreciate this high-performance design," he added.

Throughout its construction, the Pro Trekker AW series features technical fabrics and materials strategically placed to lighten the load, provide strength and resist moisture. From heavy-duty YKK splashguard zippers on the main compartment to Hypalon® patches at critical points, Pro Trekker AW delivers a durable carrying solution. Its roomy All Weather AW Cover™ with cinch straps protects backpack contents from the elements, adjusts to expand or cinch down, and tucks into the bottom of the pack when not in use.

Pro Trekker AW's 10-point adjustment system provides comfort for the long haul — the fit can be customized from the top of the pack, shoulders, torso, sternum, waist and lumbar areas. Lowepro's exclusive Pack Jack™ tool releases the hook–and-loop fastener from the adjustable-torso harness, allowing the wearer to shorten or lengthen the distance between shoulders and hips.

Built for long-wearing comfort, the thickly padded and mesh-covered waistbelt offers multiple uses. Remove it after a long day of wear and let it dry. Unbuckle to downsize the Pro Trekker AW during airline check-in. Use it as a modular belt with other Lowepro bags and cases that feature SlipLock™ attachments.

Inventive features throughout the Pro Trekker AW make it an ideal wilderness companion. Three integrated sleeves secure and protect a number of photography, expedition and camping accessories like tripods, monopods, trekking or skiing poles.

The convertible waistpack doubles as a traditional backpad lid and a removable waistpack — complete with buckles that clip away while wearing, a mesh-covered backpad and two roomy zippered pockets.

Pro Trekker AW includes a hydration-ready side pocket with a removable, seam-sealed pouch sized to hold a 70-oz. hydration reservoir (not included). An opening for a reservoir mouthpiece is located at the top of the sleeve for easy, hands-free use when on the move.

Additional features include: Lowepro's classic main compartment design with adjustable, padded dividers to customize kit; built-in Hideaway Tripod Mount™ with foldout holder; side pockets with memory card pockets and padded organization pockets; see-through zippered pockets on inside lid; removable cord management pouch; SlipLock™ attachment loops on shoulder strap and waistbelt; heavy-duty grab handle; bottom compression straps with webbing loops to secure a jacket or small tent; and a safety whistle.

Each backpack in the series includes a checkpoint-friendly laptop sleeve, and the Pro Trekker 300 AW and Pro Trekker 400 AW models are sized to meet most airline carry-on requirements.

The Pro Trekker AW series includes the Pro Trekker 300 AW, Pro Trekker 400 AW and Pro Trekker 600 AW in Mica/Black.

Available in fall 2009.

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

Design Highlights

  • 10-point adjustment system with Lowepro's exclusive Pack Jack™ tool assures a custom and comfortable fit.
  • Hydration-ready side pocket contains a removable, seam-sealed hydration pouch that provides easy access to 70 oz. (2L) of liquid (hydration reservoir not included).
  • Lightweight, yet durable performance and technical fabrics provide strength and resilience during heavy outdoor use and travel.
  • Convertible waistpack functions as a full-featured waistpack and a traditional backpack lid that provides extra security and weather protection.
  • Three integrated sleeves offer secure and protective storage for tripods, monopods, trekking or ski poles.
  • "Checkpoint-friendly" sleeve; fits up to a 15.4" widescreen laptop.

Dimensions & Fits

11.4W x 6.5D x 14.6H in.
29 x 16.5 x 37 cm
15.4W x 14.2D x 18.5H in.
39 x 36 x 47 cm
Pro DSLR with up to 300mm lens attached; 4-5 additional lenses; flash; accessories and personal gear; up to a 15.4" widescreen laptop.

11.4W x 6.5D x 17.3H in.
29 x 16.5 x 44 cm
15.4W x 14.2D x 21.3H in.
39 x 36 x 54 cm
1-2 pro DSLRs with grip and up to 400mm lens(es) attached; 4-6 additional lenses; 2 flash units; accessories and personal gear; up to a 15.4" widescreen laptop.

14.6W x 7.5D x 21.3H in.
37.0W x 19.0D x 54.0H cm
18.1W x 15D x 23.6H in.
46 x 38 x 60 cm
2-3 pro DSLRs with grip and up to 600mm lens(es) attached; 5-7 additional lenses; 2 flash units; accessories and personal gear; up to a 15.4" widescreen laptop

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