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The Lowepro Optics Series is a new series of purpose-built bags for wildlife watchers. The Field Station, Scope Travel 200AW, Scope PhotoTravel 350AW and Scope Porter 200AW have been designed to provide wildlife watchers with long-wearing comfort, hands-free support and the freedom to move with ease while out in the field. The Lowepro Optics Series products include a beltpack; a smaller-scaled backpack; a larger-scaled photo backpack with a dedicated laptop compartment; and a unique spotting scope-tripod backpack.
Lowepro Press Release
Lowepro expands its range with a new series of purpose-built bags to enhance the experience of wildlife watchers who use optics gear.
The leading brand of protective gear for photography equipment has unveiled a brand new range of four products which have been specifically designed for optics users. The Field Station, Scope Travel 200AW, Scope PhotoTravel 350AW and Scope Porter 200AW have been designed to provide wildlife watchers with long-wearing comfort, hands-free support and the freedom to move with ease while out in the field.
These four models offer a variety of flexible carrying solutions for binoculars, spotting scopes, tripods, camera equipment, tablet-style computers, laptops and personal items such as field guides, sunglasses, water bottles and other creature comforts.
Tim Sadler, Category Manager for Lowepro, said: “The Optics Series™ is a natural evolution - Lowepro was founded by photographers and photo professionals who were passionate about nature and the preservation of the planet. These bags were specifically designed for wildlife watching, and are like no other products in the marketplace.”
The Lowepro Optics Series™ products include a beltpack; a smaller-scaled backpack; a larger-scaled photo backpack with a dedicated laptop compartment; and a unique spotting scope-tripod backpack. Each design is constructed of rugged and water-resistant materials that resist abrasion and moisture and are available in a dark olive colour with black detail.
The new bags are available from selected photo specialty and optics outlets across the country.
The Field Station is a beltpack designed to offer hands-free support to birders who spend long hours in the field. It includes thoughtful details that make it easy to spot and identify species throughout the day. A patent-pending pull-out QuickShelf™ platform provides a stable base for a field guide, notebook or tablet-style computer. A padded binoculars compartment adjusts to fit a variety of models and offers easy access to an essential piece of gear.
The Scope Travel 200 AW serves as an ideal travel and field optics carrying solution. Protective and flexible, it includes three padded compartments that may be adjusted or removed to customise a wildlife-watching kit. Each compartment fits a specific piece of equipment: a compact spotting scope, binoculars, and a compact DSLR or smaller system. It also includes Lowepro’s patented All Weather AW Cover™ to protect valuable gear from the elements.
The Scope Photo Travel 350 AW is a larger-scale backpack constructed to fit a spotting scope, tripod, binoculars, DSLR, a variety of personal items, plus a laptop. Five padded compartments are removable and adjustable to customise a large kit for field or travel use. The Pro-Fit DSLR compartment may be placed at the top of the pack for easy access when spotting a rare or exciting photography moment. It also includes a protective All Weather AW Cover™.
The Scope Porter 200 AW backpack offers a hands-free way to carry and protect a large-sized spotting scope and tripod. Its unique, patent-pending attachment system makes it ideal for a variety of wildlife scenarios and terrains. The pack may be used to carry a spotting scope-tripod set-up while walking or observing—while carried in the main compartment or secured to either shoulder strap via a tripod collar and clip attachment system. A hydration-ready side compartment provides storage and easy access to liquid from a hydration reservoir (not included). The pack also includes an All Weather AW Cover™ to protect gear when used with or without a tripod attached.
For product information visit http://optics.lowepro.com/