By Wyndbraker

from New York


After a Long Search: The Perfect Bag



  • Professional Quality




I searched long and hard for the "perfect gadget bag," reminiscent of the classic bags of the past. Over the past 15 years I've owned bags that are too small, bulky and too square or just plain flimsy. This LowePro has it all... practical functionality, plenty of outside zipper pockets, ample equipment protection and easy-to-access pockets and highly adjustable lens compartments. I can fit my D7000 perfectly, along with 55-300mm, 18-110mm, 18-55mm and a 35mm lens, plus my Speedlight, batteries, chargers, cables, Nikon manual and backup memory cards and miscellaneous accessories, with room left over for a small Nikon point-and-shoot camera... in its own mini-case. I like the hard rubber bottom that, in addition to providing an extra layer of cushioning while repelling any moisture in the event the case is placed on a wet surface, adds to the bag's sturdiness and overall durability. The bag comes with ample zippered pockets to store all of my miscellanous stuff. I also like the zippered closure that adds an extra level of security to my equipment, as well as the two quick-release snaps that keep the cover better secured. Fully loaded, the case is a bit heavy for daily travel around town, but the specially designed shoulder pad helps relieve the pressure on my shoulder. And there's plenty of padding all around, which will come in handy in the event of an unfortunate drop. I look forward to taking this bag and all of my stuff on my trip to Asia later next year. With all of these functional plusses, the bag is very attractive and looks good over-the-shoulder. If you need a practical, high-quality and durable bag that looks great, you can't go wrong with the LowePro Magnum 200AW. If this bag doesn't become "an industry standard," I don't know what will. I highly recommend this product from LowePro!

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