Lowepro Pro Trekker 300

March 20, 2012

I recently received this new photo backpack to test.  I have been wanting to try a larger backpack with more support.  I have been using a small sling bag and feel like I wasn’t able to carry all of my equipment.  I have really liked this pack, I have only used it for about a week so far but have gotten a fair amount of use out of use out of it.

Here are some of the features of this great pack.

  • Super adjustable 10 points of adjustment
  • Holds a pro body with 4-5 lenses
  • Holds up to a 300 mm f/2.8 attached to a body
  • Holds a 15.4 slim laptop
  • A removable top loader
  • A compartment for a hydration bladder
  • Tripod holders
  • Weatherproof zippers
  • All weather rain cover
  • Cord organizer pouch
  • Airline carryon size

Here are all of the things I was able to fit in the pack

  • 5D with grip main body
  • Digital rebel xt
  • 70-200 mm 2.8
  • 28-105 mm 3.5-4.5
  • 70-300 mm 4.0-5.6
  • Lensbaby Composer Pro
  • 430 ex flash
  • YN 560 Flash
  • Small 5 in one reflector
  • 2 Pocketwizards Plus IIs
  • Battery chargers
  • Multiple backup batteries
  • Filters
  • Misc. Cables
  • 13 inch macbook

This bag has been really comfortable. I love how adjustable this pack is, the torso size adjusts just your liking it moves up and down easily.  The shoulder straps and hip belt and super padder feel very comfortable.  It has wonderful support, it feels great on my back.  Last week I went on snowshoeing while it was dumping snow and took this pack on the hike.  I probably did like over 3 miles and it was never overwhelming on my back. The rain cover provided ample protection of the gear.  The zippers of the main compartment are very stiff at first which means they are very durable, but it does take a little bit to get used to.  Using this on some of my portrait sessions has been great. I was able to strap on my light stands and umbrellas to the pack.  Before I had to make multiple trips from the car or carry lots of things at once, but with this bag I was able to get it all done in one trip.  Sometimes it can be difficult to shove the laptop in when the pack is fully loaded but that is not too big of a deal.

After using this pack more intensively I will write a more intensive review.

Here are some more pictures.


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