All Weather Camera Backpack

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  1. Quikster

    Quikster Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys & Gals,
    I have a trip coming up and would much rather use an AW Backpack than a bulky camera bag. It needs to fit my Nikon D50 + 3 Lenses and extra batteries and such. If anyone has any experience/recommendations for/against any brands/models please let me know.
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  2. Ben Stafford

    Ben Stafford Site Admin

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    Lowepro has a few weatherproof models that may work. Most of them include a rain cover that fits over the bag. So far, I've been really impressed with Lowepro's bags. One that I'd like to get is one of the Slingshot bags. They ride like a backpack, but you can sling them around for camera access when you need to.
    Here are their all-weather backpacks: http://www.lowepro.com/Products/Backpacks/allWeather/
    And here are their Slingshot series: http://www.lowepro.com/Products/Sling_Bags/All_Weather_Cover/ (there is also a Slingshot 300 AW coming out soon - sometime in December).

    Another option would be to look at Tenba's Shootout series. I have the "small backpack" in for review right now, but it may be a bit bulky for what you're looking for. The mini backpack may work for your needs. See: http://www.tenba.com/products/2000_006.asp
     
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    Thanks, I'll take a look at those, I've seen the Lowepro ones on Amazon and read a few user reviews there.
     
  4. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe News/Review Writer News/Review Writer

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    Even with an all-weather pack, remember to toss in a few quart and gallon size ziplocks.

    I also picked up a backpack weather cover at REI that helps and doubles as a ground cloth.
     
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