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Xenoxide
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Howdy guys,

I'm looking for something between the Lowepro Fastpack 200 and the Mini Trekker AW.

Thing is, the Fastpack is missing straps for a tripod, and an integrated raincover.

The Mini Trekker is missing a seperate compartment that can be used to hold clothes (Fleeces, dry socks and shirts, etc) and survival gear (Carabiners, first-aid kit, compass, etc).

Is there something (Not necessarilly Lowepro) that will fullfill these requirements? Oh, and it also must be able to hold a body + 70-200 f2.8L with 2 or 3 other lenses.

Ta much!

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As they say in the music world: Roadie.
If Lowepro would add the AW Cover and tripod holder to the Fastpack 350, that might be the one.
You can always buy an external cover for the Fastpack, but does not meet the need for the tripod holder.
The Minitrekker AW would not allow you to stuff all your stuff in the front compartment unfortunately.

Jan 16, 2010 09:10

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have you thought about the ThinkTank Rotation 360. It might be more limiting with the lenses, but it allows for expansion with the use of there modular system. Just a thought as I am saving up for one myself

Jan 16, 2010 09:30

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Kata 3n1-30 might do the trick for you, providing you get the tripod holder accessory. You might also want to look into the national geographic backpacks.

Personally, I am using a lowepro rover AW II with the following in the camera compartment:

7D, 70-200 2.8 IS, 17-50, 10-20, 50 1.8, 2x TC, 480ex.

You can't fit the camera with the 70-200 2.8 IS attached but I generally don't use that lens out of the blue. I can also add my 055CXPRO3 to the tripod holder and it's held very firmly and the total weight isn't a problem for my 5 foot 6 frame. The straps works quite well I find. Only negative is it's fiddly backpack in that getting lens and body out means putting it on the ground. And getting the tripod out also takes a minute or so.

Jan 16, 2010 16:37

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Xenoxide
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gotak wrote in post #9406667external link
Personally, I am using a lowepro rover AW II

How did I miss that one! I was looking on the LowePro website too. :oops:

How much room does the top compartment have? Enough for clothes, first-aid kit, torches, gps, packed lunch, etc? Would it be asking too much if it could hold a spare set of shoes? :D

Thanks!

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Xenoxide wrote in post #9401437external link
Howdy guys,

I'm looking for something between the Lowepro Fastpack 200 and the Mini Trekker AW.

Thing is, the Fastpack is missing straps for a tripod, and an integrated raincover.

The Mini Trekker is missing a seperate compartment that can be used to hold clothes (Fleeces, dry socks and shirts, etc) and survival gear (Carabiners, first-aid kit, compass, etc).

Is there something (Not necessarilly Lowepro) that will fullfill these requirements? Oh, and it also must be able to hold a body + 70-200 f2.8L with 2 or 3 other lenses.

Ta much!

Hello from France

What about the new PRO RUNNERâ„¢ Series or the old Lowepro Computrekker AW ?

Sincerely yours

Habu

Jan 17, 2010 03:35



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Xenoxide wrote in post #9407152external link
How did I miss that one! I was looking on the LowePro website too. :oops:

How much room does the top compartment have? Enough for clothes, first-aid kit, torches, gps, packed lunch, etc? Would it be asking too much if it could hold a spare set of shoes? :D

Thanks!

It's day pack not a full out couple days in the woods sort of backpack. So you can fit flash light, lunch, GPS and some clothing in there but the shoes will have to hang off the outside. However, don't expect to pack like a full pick nick kit and a full change of cloths plus stuff in that top. It's not that big. To give you an idea my dell D620 laptop doesn't fit in the top compartment but my full sized thermos will so the shape of the items also matters.

Jan 18, 2010 12:10

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CompuRover AW - It has room for everything you're talking about. See what you can fit in hereexternal link.

Primus AW - Slightly smaller in case you don't need the cargo capacity of a C-5 Galaxy.

Jan 18, 2010 12:18

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gotak, that's excellent thanks. I'm not talking about being out for a couple of days; more just like a few hours (Morning till night usually) but I do like to go some fairly tough places. Wet feet/shoes is very much commonplace, as is very cold weather, hence the shoes and clothes. ;)

snails, I think I'd probably go for the Rover instead of CompuRover as taking camera gear is one thing (That's the whole point! :p), but it'd be a cold day in hell when I take my MacBook with me. That is, unless it has a larger top section? Looking at thisexternal link photo I should be able to fit everything I need in there. :)

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Xenoxide wrote in post #9427582external link
gotak, that's excellent thanks. I'm not talking about being out for a couple of days; more just like a few hours (Morning till night usually) but I do like to go some fairly tough places. Wet feet/shoes is very much commonplace, as is very cold weather, hence the shoes and clothes. ;)

snails, I think I'd probably go for the Rover instead of CompuRover as taking camera gear is one thing (That's the whole point! :p), but it'd be a cold day in hell when I take my MacBook with me. That is, unless it has a larger top section? Looking at thisexternal link photo I should be able to fit everything I need in there. :)

The CompuRover is larger, (12"x6"x12" vs 11"x5"x11") and if you don't need to take your laptop you can just leave that pocket empty.

Jan 19, 2010 16:46

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I have the Rover AW II as well as the Dryzone Rover...both will carry plenty in the top compartment: fleece, gloves, tool kit, first aid kit, flashlight (which can also be clipped to the pack on the outside), food/snacks, small hand towel, as well as other necessities. Shoes or boots will be pushing it...best to clip or tie those to the outside. To keep my filters handy, I have a Tamrac filter wallet that I clip to one side of the waist strap (this holds three 77mm filters). On the other side of the waist strap, I clip a Lowepro utility pouch which holds my GND's and holder. Bottom line is, either Rover is more than adequate for a full day of hiking.

Jan 19, 2010 16:52 as a reply to Xenoxide's post 1 hour earlier.

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