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Pro Trekker 400 AW

The ultimate, hydration-ready, expedition camera backpack with a premium suspension system.

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SKU# LP36118-PEU

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$359.99

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The ultimate, hydration-ready, expedition camera backpack with a premium suspension system.

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This is the ultimate, hydration-ready, expedition camera backpack. Lightweight, yet durable, it offers superior protection and comfort with Lowepro’s premium suspension system.

  • Premium suspension system with 10 adjustment points provides a  customized fit and superior comfort from top to bottom of backpack; includes a Pack Jack™ tool that adjusts fit of harness at torso
  • Superior-quality technical and lightweight performance fabrics offer strength and resilience during heavy outdoor use and travel
  • Hydration-ready side pocket with seam-sealed pouch provides easy access to 70 oz. (2 L) of liquid from a hydration reservoir (not included)
  • Practical interior organization offers multiple ways to customize gear via adjustable, padded dividers; see-through zippered pockets; 4 memory card pockets; and a removable cord management pouch
  • Fast-access exterior organization provides the means to attach extra gear via three tripod sleeves; two large side pockets; and bottom compression straps
  • All Weather AW Cover™ with cinch straps and rainflap protects backpack from the elements; adjusts to expand or cinch down; allows use of compression straps at bottom while cover in use
  • Removable waistpack functions as traditional, protective backpack lid and wearable waistpack—complete with mesh-covered backpad and multiple pockets
  • “Checkpoint-friendly” laptop sleeve in front pocket adheres to most airline requirements (no need to remove laptop from sleeve at security checkpoints) and fits up to 15.4” laptop
  • Additional features include: heavy-duty YKK splashguard zipper on main compartment; high-quality nylon webbing straps; one-piece foam framing; removable waistbelt with thick, mesh-covered padding; SlipLock™ attachment loops; grab handle; U-shaped zipper pulls; sturdy D-rings; and safety whistle
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Rated 5 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best backpack so far, both for travelling and in the field! The choice for the Pro Trekker 400 wasn’t an easy one. I need a bag which fits all my photo gear, 10x42 binoculars, a laptop and some travel related stuff like a book and paperwork. Who doesn’t? I looked into several options and I decided that I found the Pro Trekker 400 simply too ugly for consideration. That was, until I tried it anyway. It fit’s everything, and it still carries like a dream. Everything is well protected while traveling and weather wise it’s more than good enough in most conditions. (I always carry a large waterproof bag for use in zodiacs.) In the field it does exactly what it needs to do. The camera gear is easily accessible and it’s no problem to pack a first aid kit, radio, etc… I have used the backpack on several both long and short trips. It has been to the Antarctic and Greenland and recently to Spitsbergen. So far I had no trouble bringing the bag as carry-on luggage (no guarantee though!). It is important though not to use the side pockets when flying and also to remove the waist belt. This makes it look much less bulky. And do practice on an uninterrupted smile when lifting the backpack while it is most certainly over the carry-on weight limit. As a long time Lowepro user I feel certain to say that the Pro trekker 400 AW is the best backpack in this range on the market. October 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing bag I ordered it from the U.S.A. because at that time you couldn't find it in my country (Croatia). So I was one of the first or maybe even the first to have it here. What to say about the bag...than just "wow" !!! It has passed all my expectations. I bought it for my 3 months photo travel in India...90 days,8000 km (aprox. 5000 miles) by airplane,low cost trains,busses,taxi,riksha,boat,hiking through Indian subtropical to desert climate up to rainy north,dust,sand,sea,salt,water,rain,mud...fully equipped with 15 kilos of photo equipment plus some extra gear, some extra pouches and 2L water bladder...total 20 kilos (aprox. 45 pounds)...and the bag resisted it all plus keeping safe all my gear. I just had an fabric joint unstitched on the shoulder strap after months of hard use, but I stitched it back togheder and it was like new.I used also the top cover as the waistpack for my second camera (body + wide angle lens). One camera on the shoulder and the other in the waistpack an you are ready for some double camera action. Even if it looks big I had no problems at all on airplanes or check ins. Another great thing is that it doesn't scream photo bag. As a longtime user of lowepro (stealth reporter 200 AW, vertex 300 AW, inverse 200 AW) and lowealpine (stingray), I can tell you that this bag has all the benefits of them all. Very comfortable and adaptable to your body with a lot of customization. Once on your back and hips, you don't feel it at all, it just follows your movements. What to say more...if you want a great bag that can come with you on your adventures...the pro trekker bags are the best choice, after 4 years of using this bag I can prove it! Darko Pap September 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Pro Trekker 400 AW is terrific for location photographers with gear My ProTrekker 400 AW emphasizes the ALL WEATHER in AW. I have done location work in all kinds of environmental conditions - some of which were in less than ideal Kodachrome sky situations. My gear remained absolutely bone dry, well padded, and protected. Going through airport security can be annoying for any photographer as the TSA baboons don't always recognize our equipment as benign. That said, when it comes to open bag search, even their lame excuses are immediately nullified when it is easily visible to them, just what it is we carry. If you are carrying 1-2 full-size DSLR's (Nikon D2XS/D300 with grip) and big glass (17-55 f2.8/24-70 f2.8/70-200 f2.8/70-300 f3.5) flash power (Quantum batt.) and flash (2), you'll have plenty of room for all of that AND a laptop, CF cards, cords, etc. Get the Camel Hydration Pack at Dick's for $30.00 and you are off and running. September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Top notch bag - for home and abroad - wildlife photographers dream!! Purchased this bag to fit my Wildlife gear in, easily takes 2 bodies, Nikon 200-400, wide angle and fisheye lenses with accessories. The top compartments are perfect for putting snacks in and the side pockets with memory card slots are ideal for quick access. The bag carries well over 30kg when I have all my gear, yet feels like a feather when carrying it all, the supports are fantastic. All in all, its a perfect piece of equipment that Id be lost without now. It is also ok for hand luggage, Ive flown with it to photograph tigers in india and its been on safari dozens of times.... Buy it!!!! September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Exclusively for hiking outdoor The Backpack was acquired a year and a half ago. Exclusively for hiking out. But it was relatively few. Cave in Central Russia and Altai Mountains (Siberia). Because of the excellent capacity and a high level of protection, the backpack was used as a transportation option to visit with me in Vietnam and Iceland. Profits. The volume is large, but the empty weight is minimum. Many variations of the external suspension and photographic equipment, and hiking equipment. On Top, bottom, sides, on the waist belt! Excellent settings for a shape. For multi-day hiking gear is very important! Four standard tripod mount! Why so much? I do not know, but fun! Tremendous capacity. Average weight with the technique of 18-20 kg. Backpack plus external linkage twice turned out to 28 kg. Weatherproof cover in the mountains has been used many times. Removable laptop cover using consistently in many different combinations. And with a backpack, and much more often without it. Backpack large enough. But backpack is well placed in the luggage racks on planes. Advantages of symmetrical to cons. Any backpack is very convenient to carry and very inconvenient for quickly access. September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by You get allot with this big bag! This is a fantastic bag. I bought it after I got a Nikon 300 f2.8. It fits right in attached to the camera. Even with the TC2.0III between. Al my other stuff has a place in this bag too. From a little 50mm to a 70-200. Great pockets to put filters, maps and other stuff. You have 3 chooses where to put your tripod or monopod. In short, this is a great bag! September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by comfort and design The Pro Trekker 400 AW is the best camera pack I have owned. My Lowepro Dry Zone 200 died 10 years with numerous international trips to remote locations. It served me well but I was looking for a pack with more volume. I have not traveled internationally yet with the Pro Trekker 400 but the hikes I have done with it have proved it was an excellent choice. There is plenty of room for all my gear (DSLR body (2), 4 lenses up to 200mm, flash, and accessories. Fully loaded with gear and water it is comfortable for an all day hike. The pack is built and has the feel more like a camping pack than a camera bag. My only concern is that it will hold more weight than I want to carry. January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Don't buy this bag if you are a suburban happy snapper, this bag is tough Pro Trekker 400 AW is rugged, I would not be surprised if it got rust, and as we say in Australia, you can't kill it with a big stick. The customizable compartments can quickly be changed, they give fantastic protection for all that expensive and fragile gear, this includes rain and dust. I have had it through North Queensland up to the "Top (Cape York Peninsula), even dropped it and me (by accident) into a creek. My wallet drowned but not my Nikon & lenses. My recommendation, buy this bag if you are serious about owning a practical yet easy to use bag that not only looks the part but is all it says it is! Love it - but not as much as my Nikon SLR !!! November 27, 2013
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It's recommended that you check with your local photo specialty dealer to see if they have the model bag you are looking and visit the store to try it on.

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The Pro Tekker 400 AW is not good for people with a long torso unless you want the hip belt around your belly. It's adjustable but the pack geometry gets all messed up with the pack lowered way down on the straps so that the hip belt will get somewhere near your hips.
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I have a tripod and a monopod. I would like to know what are the internal dimensions of the compartment that houses these.

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Tripods or monopods are secured to the outside of this bag. Please see the attached image. The Pro Trekker 400 can fit a large tripod or monopod without issues.
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I ask this as I am debating between the 300AW and the 400AW for airline carry. While the 300 AW should fit nicely, I am hoping that it the 400AW is close enough without the waistpack, I can get that instead... The nearly 3" difference between the two means I can pack a lot more in there...
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External dimensions of the Pro Trekker 400 AW are:

39 x 36 x 54 cm (15.35 x 14.17 x 21.26 in)

Since carry-on regulations are subject to change and vary by airline, it's recommended to check with your airline prior to your flight.
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Dimensions & Specifications

Fits:

  • 1-2 Pro DSLRs with grip, with lens attached (up to 400mm f/2.8)
  • 4-6 extra lenses
  • 2 flashes
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Up to a 15.4ʺ laptop
  • Accessories and personal gear

Technical Specifications:

Internal Dimensions: 29 x 16.5 x 44 cm (11.42 x 6.50 x 17.32 in)

External Dimensions: 39 x 36 x 54 cm (15.35 x 14.17 x 21.26 in)

Notebook Compartment: 26 x 2.5 x 38.5 cm (10.24 x 0.98 x 15.16 in)

Weight: 3.3 kg (7.26 lbs)

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