Editorial and commercial pro photographer Todd Williams (right) took our SlingShot 302 AW to a shoot in the snowy and expansive Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Here's what he had to say about the next generation of our top-selling sling bag.
"The SlingShot™ 302 is by far the best pack to date that I have ever taken into the backcountry. This awesome, unique sling design allowed me to reach hard-to-find locations and create a quick set-up in the deep while there. I could ride my sled to the top of a snow cornice or side hill through the trees and into position on a bowl where I'd pull my camera out and start shooting within seconds.
The design allowed me to loosen the sling strap, swing it around, unzip the main compartment, grab my camera and get right into shooting. Once the snow tracked up after a few takes, I quickly put my camera back in the sling without even taking it off my back so I quickly could move to the next position.
The past few years, I've taken a fully loaded camera bag—which is way to heavy after a few hours riding—and had to take it off and set in the snow as I put together a camera system to start shooting. The SlingShot 302 AW made a world of difference on location this season.
I'd say that Lowepro has really knocked it out of the park with design. I would highly recommend it to anyone who gets into the backcountry on snowmobiles, ATV's, enduro motorcycles, skiing or snowboarding. The comfort, fit and style (compression straps for maximum stability) can't be beat."