Lowepro introduces Transit AW series bags for urbanites
Lowepro's new Transit Sling 250 AW and Backpack 350 AW aim to help photographers keep a low profile in the heart of the city. The smaller Sling 250 has only one strap and will comfortably house a mirrorless camera or compact DSLR with a couple of lenses, while the Backpack 350, with two straps, provides a bit more room for a standard DSLR and larger lenses.
The Backpack 350 AW will accommodate a laptop of up to 15 inches in a dedicated compartment, while the Sling will hold up to a 10 inch tablet. Both bags offer a built-in all-weather cover for protection against the elements and are offered in a minimalist 'slate gray.' Price at launch for the Transit Sling 250 AW is $100/£82 and the Backpack 350 AW is priced at $120/£98.
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Lowepro’s NEW fast access urban camera bag - TRANSIT in the streets
Need fast access to your kit? Carrying a range of tech? Want a super lightweight camera bag which offers great protection AND looks stylish too? Look no further than the New Lowepro Transit Backpack and Sling bags!
Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW – guide retail price £98
Designed to blend in to the urban environment the new Lowepro Transit backpack can hold a surprising volume of precious technology – with dedicated compartments for camera gear, laptop, smartphone and accessories. Comfortable shoulder straps and zippered side opening allows for rapid access to your gear on the go – and the internal UltraFlex system allows bespoke configuration to best fit your own camera kit.
The Transit backpack is designed to accommodate a pro DSLR body with lens attached – up to a 70-200 f2.8 lens for side access, or up to 300mm if stored vertically within the backpack. There’s also room for 1-2 additional lenses, flash, accessories and a separate padded pocket, which will protect your laptop (up to 15”).
A compact tripod can also be mounted on the outside of the backpack – safely slipped into a tripod shoe and secured with a cinch strap.
With its All Weather Cover to protect against the elements and weighing in at just over 1 kilo (1.1kg) – this really is a ‘take it anywhere’ backpack – light, stylish and ideal for today’s street and travel photographers. The Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 also fits within most airline carry on allowances*.
Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW – guide retail price £82
Also available is the uber stylish ‘little brother’ in the Transit range – the Lowepro Transit Sling – which enjoys many of the same key features as the backpack:
- Internal UltraFlex system which can be configured to best fit your own kit
- Side opening for on the go access
- Designed to accommodate consumer DSLR with 24-70 f2.8 lens attached (for side access)
- OR DSLR and 70-200 f2.8 lens when stored vertically
- Plus 1 or 2 additional lenses, flash and accessories
- Padded pocket designed to accommodate tablet – up to 10”
- Additional strap for extra stabilization when on the move (attaches from bottom of back to sling strap)
- All Weather Cover
- Tripod attachment fixings
Weighing in at a super flyweight 0.8kg – this sling style bag is ideal for holidays, days out and carry on airline luggage.
Both bags also have the option to remove all internal dividers, turning camera bag into general backpack or sling bag for everyday use – so 2 for the price of 1!
Available in Slate Grey the new Transit series will be available to purchase from all good photographic retailers from the end of June.
*Always check exact details with your specific airline prior to travel.