Lowepro has released a new series of backpacks with space for additional lenses and accessories for the digital SLR enthusiast.
The Flipside range provides secure access to the camera, and up to three additional lenses. Two models are available – Flipside 200 (RRP $105) and 300 (RRP $119).
The backpacks are slender and lightweight, and will suit photographers on-the-go including bush walkers, cyclists, snow skiers and hikers.
The main compartment of the Flipside 200 accommodates one digital SLR with 80-200 mm f/2.8 lens attached plus 1-3 additional lenses or flash units while the main compartment of the Flipside 300 accommodates one pro digital SLR with 300mm f/2.8 lens attached plus 1-3 additional lenses or flash units.
Both Flipside models feature outer storage panels to centralise accessories and personal gear for easy access and a hideaway tripod holder that carries a compact tripod or monopod. A removable accessory pouch enables users to carry cables, chargers, manuals and other peripherals when they need them and leave accessories behind when they don’t.
The water-resistant outer fabric protects equipment against moisture and scratches and a detachable waist belt plus an adjustable sternum strap provide a customisable fit for lightweight comfort.
Additional features of the Flipside line include SlipLock accessory loops that expand carrying capabilities via SlipLock compatible pouches and a mesh side pocket to keep a water bottle, mobile phone or other items accessible. The detachable waist belt and adjustable sternum strap stabilise the pack and distribute weight evenly ensuring a comfortable and secure fit for photo enthusiasts keeping up with the most rigorous of schedules.