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Lowepro Mini Trekker 200 Camera Bag

18-1963-img1Lowepro Micro Trekker 200--The ideal bag for a photographer with a relatively light load, and a need to take their gear in an active environment.

Lowepro has long been synonymous with professional photographers and has a great reputation for being the go-to brand for pro and serious photographers who often hit the road. This smaller version of the Lowepro travel camera bag is durable, protective, comfortable and makes it easy to access your gear. The Mini Trekker essentially has all of the great features you find in the larger version of the Lowepro pack in a smaller, more compact version (except the exterior tripod holder), making it more portable.

The Mini Trekker 200 can carry a SLR with attached 80 – 200/f2.8 lens, plus your choice of additional equipment: 4 lenses or an extra body or a flash. The Mini Trekker is also packed with other great features, including a large outer pocket, adjustable harness and SlipLock loops for extra pouches.

The pack also features reliable and movable dividers that you can customize to fit whatever gear you choose to bring along, all while keeping it secure and protected even when it’s getting jostled around out in the field. It is also made from a reliable Codura construction. It has many straps that allow for several different carrying options–including a shoulder, waist and sternum strap (and tripod straps on the bottom).

Inside the smaller outer pouch there are more pockets/pen & document sleeves sewn in place. In addition, to the storage and pockets there is a small plastic clip tethered to the inside of the large pouch. This can be used for keys etc.

Overall, this is a great smaller version of the Lowepro photo backpack and great for a compact, lightweight method to carry all of your important camera equipment when traveling.

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The Quick & Dirty:
Where you can get one:
Lowepro Mini Trekker AW Backpack (Black)

Why it Rocks:

  • Built in All Weather Cover – keeps gear protected against extreme weather
  • Holds an SLR w/ attached 80-200mm f/2.8 lens, additional body and 4-6 more lenses
  • Ergonomic harness features wide, padded shoulder straps and a sternum strap
  • Quick-release integrated tripod holder
  • Tough, Water-resistant outer fabric

Seat-of-the-pants rating:

While some have said that the external tripod straps are a little awkward and hard to use (and make you bag full of expensive camera equipment pretty conspicuous), this is an ideal smaller, compact travel camera case that is still big enough to hold your SLR, extra lenses and all of the other equipment you need for a full day of shooting out in the field. It’s small enough to be super mobile, but large enough to have ample space for everything you need. Whether you are a serious amateur photographer or a professional, this Mini Trekker 200 will work great for you when taking your camera on the road.

Looking to buy? Here’s where you can get one:
Lowepro Mini Trekker AW Backpack (Black)