Real World Review – Lowepro Toploader Pro 75

The real world this camera bag lives in and our would are, honestly 2 different things.
51djU8U1WAL._SL500_AA280_ What we mean is that Lowepro, who is truly the leader in outdoor, backpacking camera bags, and has been for many years, has produced a bag that lives best on the trail, in our opinion.

Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW


Lets go through some of the key points here:

* It holds a full size DSLR, with a solid lens on it (24-70 2.8 w/lens hood attached, or 80-200 2.8 without lens hood attached)- no battery grip

DSCN0237-33

* convenient CF card holder in lid, which can also hold extra batts, or perhaps a compass or small flat GPS unit

DSCN0239-35

* zipped side pouch for maps, notepad, etc.

_HDS3495-9

* expandable elasticized pouch for whatever you may need to stuff in there.
* zipper loops so, even with a glove, you can open all parts easily
* the lid opens out from your body, allowing smooth access to your camera
* The shoulder and mid body strapping secure the bag to your body very comfortably
* strong, padded, perforated, side panel that goes against your body for extra comfort

_HDS3496-10

* rain cover tucked neatly into an near invisible pocket

The bag is very well crafted and the details make it a high quality choice for the hiking photographer.
As we always insist on doing a real world review, we took the bag for a walk. Not in the forest, but in the concrete jungle.

After a 90 min. walk the bag stayed close to the body, without getting in the way of natural movement or climbing stairs.
The DSLR was easily accessible and went back in smoothly , with no fumbling or bits getting in the way.
The body strapping was pretty easy to set, and adjust for max comfort.

The conclusion: for the hiker who wants to travel light, keep the gear simple, and have their camera at the ready on a moments notice, this is a great choice.You may even consider it as an addition to your backpack filled with life goods, keeping your camera in it’s own place.
We feel it’s that comfortable.
In the city, this is not our first choice, nor is it intended for that market. Yes, it offers great protection for the camera, but we either go more stealth in the city, or right out in the open with camera at the ready, almost like an appendage on our shoulder.
Which it totally is.

Here is a video showing the bag, including how it straps onto your body, plus some other items in the Lowepro line:

Tags: , , , , ,

Instagram

Upcoming Events

  • Photoshopworld
  • August 10-13, 2015
  • Mandalay Bay Hotel
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • N1-800-201-7323

Is there an event we should know about?
Let us know on twitter.

Current Exhibitions

  • Clampart
  • David Armstrong, Mark Morrisroe, Nan Goldin | Boston to New York
  • Through June 20th, 2015
  • 531 W 25th St
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Getty Center
  • Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography
  • April 14th – September 6th, 2015
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Nevet Yitzhak – WarCraft
  • Through July 10th, 2015
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Frédéric Brenner: An Archaeology of Fear and Desire
  • Through July 3rd, 2015
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • BERT STERN: FROM THE ARCHIVES OF BERT STERN
  • Through June 20th, 2015
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola
  • Through Oct. 4th,, 2015
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Fatal Attraction
    Piotr Uklański Photographs
  • Through August 16th, 2015
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

Is there an exhibition we’re missing? Let us know on twitter.

Like what we’re posting?
Join us on Flickr.