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Pro Trekker 450 AW

Pro Trekker 450 AW
Pro Trekker 450 AW Shown with gear Checkpoint-friendly laptop sleeve MaxFit System of dividers Shown with Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash system MaxFit System dividers are easy to adjust for a snug, protective fit ActivLift System harness with adjustable torso panel Tripod attachment Removable backpack lid/waistbelt with roomy pocket Tripod attachment Side view Hydration-ready pocket Multiple adjustment points Multiple adjustment points All Weather AW Cover™ Shown in use All Weather AW Cover™ All Weather AW Cover™
Pro Trekker 450 AW

The ultimate big-glass expedition pack, built to provide long-wearing comfort and large capacity for professional photographers


Availability: In stock


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Will My Gear Fit?



Set out with the ultimate, big-glass expedition pack, built to provide long-wearing comfort and large capacity.

  • Feedback from Trekker-loving pros and enthusiasts helped us improve our premium suspension system by adding increased adjustability and airflow to this pack
  • Our ActivLift System™ harness is constructed to mimic the natural "S" curve of the back, transfer more weight from waist to hips, make it easy to fit to the length of your torso, and include airflow channels to improve breathability
  • High-performance tech fabrics – from 630D high-density nylon Oxford body to 1000D Cordura® base – provide superior abrasion, tear and water resistance plus durability, without adding extra weight
  • A hydration-ready side pocket with a seam-sealed pouch offers easy access to 70 oz. (2L) of liquid from a hydration reservoir (not included)
  • Pack the maximum amount of gear and micro-adjust for a snug and secure fit with the patent-pending MaxFit System™ of padded and adjustable dividers
  • Attach and access extra gear via the tuck-away tripod holder, tall mesh side pockets and bottom compression straps
  • Remove the protective backpack lid and use as a wearable waistpack – it features multiple pockets and a mesh-covered backpack for comfort
  • Keep travel hassle-free with the checkpoint-friendly laptop sleeve – it fits in the front pocket and adheres to most airline requirements
  • Our patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover™ with cinch straps and rainflap protects your pack from the elements; adjusts to expand or cinch down; allows use of compression straps at bottom while cover in use
Pro Trekker 450 AW is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing frame/harness system! This is without a doubt the best camera backpack I've ever used. I've had it loaded up with 2x 5D MIV bodies, 6x Canon L lenses, two flashes, ball head, and more, and the distributes the weight across the hips and off the shoulders like a high end trekking backpack. And then there are great pockets on the side and the lid to store even more. Heavy duty zippers and strong materials also a big plus. The bag feels bombproof. It's been no problem to get on and off planes - it fits in most overhead compartments. The back doesn't really bulge when it's totally loaded. Great for using on treks but also on commercial shoots. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love..... I have happily used this bag for a couple years. I could end this review there! I use it almost daily and love that when I travel via aircraft it fits in the overhead compartment, which is extremely important for me. I can carry 2 DSLRs, 1 mirrorless camera, 4 lenes, 1 main flash 2 slave flashes, chargers, tripod, gopro, flash diffuser, cards batteries and more. I pack pretty heavy but I dont like switching my bag around so I carry everything all the time and this bag can stand the beating I put it through.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Backpack Except For Attaching Tripod The bag is great but the version I have provides the tripod u-shape attachment with velcro strap. The problem is that the the locking clips on the legs do not fit through the elastic loops on front side of backpack. When just using the 2 straps and inserting a leg into the holder, the top of the tripod is well above the top of the backpack. I'm trying to determine if there is another way to attach the tripod but up to now have not been able to determine another method. Additionally my backpack has a side slot for a notebook of laptop with a zipper to close. There also is no serial or model number on the backpack so I'm only able to match mine via the inside number of compartments and except for the gray on top, the bags are identical.
Date published: 2016-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect fit. The last time I used my Pro Trekker was on safari in Africa. Never once did I worry about my expensive camera gear being damaged when it was securely stored in this backpack. We drove on some very bumpy roads during our trip. My body felt broken sometimes but my camera gear was perfectly safe. I could fit in so much stuff and it was even airport friendly. I do think you should offer this backpack in a khaki color as well though, which would be great if one plans to visit a dusty place like Africa.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pro Trekker 450 AW Leads The Way! I have now purchased my second Pro Trekker 450 AW and couldn't be more stoked. I run a full service production company providing film and photography services worldwide. I absolutely abuse gear with the amount of travel, austere locations, and harshest environments. This bag offers unparalleled protection and has withstood everything I've subjected it to. If your looking for portability, dependability, and top of the line protection for your expensive cameras and lenses look no further.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much improved - and my favorite pack For years I had the previous version, in grey, and it was a great bag. This one has fixed any gripes I had with the original. I kind of miss the grey, and yes, the bag is heavier than some others on the market. But it is far and away the most comfortable bag I have worn - better than Gura Gear, Think Tank, and MindShift. I also like it for airports. Tip - get a luggage cart, folding style, and use that to take this bag to the gate. The fold the luggage cart and slide it upside down into the outside laptop sleeve on the backpack, put the pack on your back, and get on the plane. This is assuming you have a shoulder laptop bag if you are indeed traveling with a laptop. Having the bag on your back virtually guarantees the increasingly strict gate agents won't ask you to check your bag with all that expensive equipment inside. This is my go to bag for all trips and projects.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bag I absolutely love this new Pro Trekker 450 AW. It's the perfect landscape bag!
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Big Shoots and Extended Travel This bag is awesome for travel to remote places, or when you just need your entire kit. I've used this bag to carry lots of items, and combos of gear that might make your head spin. Everything from Profoto B1 and batteries, to drones and DSLR's, this bag is a great carry on and will fit pretty much whatever you need it to. Great in the field, comfy too.
Date published: 2017-05-30
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Question & Answer

Can I attach a lens case 13 x 32 cm? If so, to what loops?

Asked by: BertR
The best attachment point would be to utilize the SlipLock attachment loops on the hip padding of the belt.
Answered by: Lowepro Product Support
Date published: 2017-08-11

is this size of this back pack carry on compatible in airplanes??

Asked by: bernardo
No, the Pro Trekker is too large for airline carry on. You might consider our Pro Runner BP 450 AW II.
Answered by: Lowepro Product Support
Date published: 2017-08-19

What is the maximum extended length of the waist and chest harness? 

Asked by: Winston Wolfe
Waistbelt - 46". Sternum Strap approximately 15" max from pad to pad.
Answered by: Lowepro Product Support
Date published: 2017-05-12

Will this bag accommodate a D5, 200-400 vr, d500, 300 pf, and accessories? Will it fit in overheads?

Asked by: Bernie
300 pf?
Answered by: Lowepro Product Support
Date published: 2017-10-12

This bag, (Pro trekker 450), looks great but I need to be sure it will be allowed as a carry on on most airlines and it looks a little large. I can't stand checking baggage and always travel carry on only. Is there an easy way to tell?

Asked by: Vanderloo5
I just flew with my ProTrekker 400 as a carry on. No one said a thing. It fit in the overhead fine, and on one flight, I had it under the seat in front of me, although it was a very tight fit. ( American Airlines & Jet Blue )
Answered by: Aubnormal
Date published: 2017-03-18

hello Can i fit a 500mm F4 ,  100-400mm , 24-70mm and 7D mark 2 into this bag ? Greatings  Wim

Asked by: Jugglerwim
Yes, all the gear you have described will fit into the Pro Trekker 450 AW.
Answered by: LoweproWebTeam
Date published: 2016-03-03

Hi - i have a 17" Mac book pro. Is there any bag that will fit the 17" Laptop (the 450 aw or 450 awII would be Great).

Asked by: Aled
We currently do not have a bag that will fit a 17" laptop.
Answered by: LoweproWebTeam
Date published: 2016-01-27

Will the Tamron 150-600 (10.2 x 4.2 x 4.2 inches ; 4.3 pounds) fit to the PRO TREKKER 450 AW

Asked by: Dvash
Yes the Tamron 150-600mm will fit in the Pro Trekker 450AW. The max internal height for the Pro Trekker 450AW is 17" and the lens comes in at 10.5".
Answered by: LoweproWebTeam
Date published: 2015-09-24
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Dimensions & Specifications


  • 1-2 Pro DSLRs, one with up to 400mm f/2.8 lens attached
  • 4-6 extra lenses
  • 2 flashes
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Up to a 15" laptop
  • Accessories and personal gear

Technical Specifications:

Internal Dimensions: 28.2 x 19 x 44 cm (11.10 x 7.48 x 17.32 in)

External Dimensions: 49.3 x 35.9 x 57.3 cm (19.41 x 14.13 x 22.56 in)

Weight: 4.1 kg (9.02 lbs)




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Best-in-Class Comfort

Premium expedition pack built for a long-lasting, comfortable carry of heavy loads over rough terrain.

ActivLift System™

Our new ActivLift System™ harness transfers more weight from waist to hips, is easy to adjust and includes airflow channels to improve breathability.

No Going Back

Extended trips to the backcountry require you to bring all the gear you may need. Pack all your critical equipment and never look back.

Extreme Protection Inside & Out

High-performance tech fabrics — from high-density nylon to a rugged Cordura® base — provide superior abrasion, tear and water resistance.

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