We outdoor photographers dig technical photo backpacks that allow us to carry our camera gear into the backcountry. But what about the times when you’re traveling in urban environments? And as with most regular camera bags, where the heck are you supposed to put your iPad?
Lowepro has just come out with their Tablet + Camera series that are designed for the photographer/blogger/traveler on the go. They’re relatively small, inconspicuous bags and backpacks that fit a modest selection of camera gear, as well as a an iPad or other similarly sized Android tablet computer.
Event Messenger 150
The Event Messenger 150 is a shoulder bag that holds a DSLR/lens combo, 2-3 extra lenses or flash, depending on size. It’s also got a couple of added compartments sized to fit an iPad/tablet and a few accessories, like your iPhone, memory cards and Moleskine notebook.
It’s designed as an around town courier style bag that allows top flap access to your gear without screaming “I’m carrying camera gear!!” Its secure lid closes via fastex buckle also has dual flap velcro that you can switch to quite mode so that it doesn’t make that loud RIP every time you open the bag. Nice. For people who need to carry more gear, there’s also the Event Messenger 250, which is the biggest camera shoulder bag in the line.
Photo Traveler 150
The Photo Traveler 150 offers a similar camera gear and iPad carrying capacity for those photographers who prefer a small backpack over a messenger bag. Camera, couple lenses, flash, iPad, charger and a couple other essentials. It may be a little tight for a pro DSLR, but it’s sized perfectly for a compact camera system or the smaller DSLRs. Would be great for something a Fuji X-Pro 1 or Sony Nex kit, or even a single compact camera and all your daily items.
I see these discreet looking, yet stylish little bag as a perfect companion for day trips, or for those times when you’re running errands, visiting clients or friends, strolling the Santa Monica Pier, pedaling around town, escaping to the coffee shop or as a carry on camera bag for airplane travel.
Carry. Shoot. Write. Blog. Share. All from one little bag. Nicely done, Lowepro. Could have used one of these yesterday.
Discount for my readers: Check out the Tablet + Camera bag series here and use discount code LP20 in your shopping cart to save 20% on your gear when you buy direct from Lowepro.
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