The main storage area of the Lowepro Nature Trekker AW II Backpack is very configurable as the hook & loop-attached padded dividers are movable/ removable. Many are removed in my sample configuration above including a thick set designed to hug the mount base of a large lens. The other/outer side of the lid has a large zippered pocket that snuggly/just holds my 14″ laptop in a padded neoprene slip case.. This storage area is padded on the inside only – thus I use a neoprene slip case for my notebook. This large zippered pocket can alternatively hold the included Lowepro Trekker DayPack. The daypack may be used alone or attached to the back of the Nature Trekker II. The main storage area of the Lowepro Nature Trekker AW II Backpack is very configurable as the hook & loop-attached padded dividers are movable/removable. As shown above, a tripod can be attached to the Nature Trekker II – on either side or in the middle of the back. Large tripods are not the best match for this backpack’s standard attachment pouch – they ride too high. SlipLock cases (such as a Lens Case) can be added to the many side, back and belt SlipLock loops. The Lowepro Nature Trekker AW II Backpack does not included the two long/tubular SlipLock cases that come with the larger, more expensive Lowepro Pro Trekker II AW. D-rings, loops and elastic cords with quick-release clips are abundant. Storage is not the only configurable on this camera backpack (and perhaps not the most important). Adjustments are found all over the pack to maximize the support and comfort the Lowepro Nature Trekker AW II Backpack provides to each of our unique bodies. Perhaps the biggest and most unique adjustment involves an ingenious device called the Pack Jack. Shaped like a large, flat arrow, the thin, stiff plastic Pack Jack slides down behind the shoulder strap harness to release the hook & loop that holds it in place. Adjust the shoulder harness to your preferred ride height and slide the Pack Jack out. The hook & loop again takes solid hold and the Pack Jack stows out of the way behind the shoulder harness (or can be removed completely). You are left with a pack customized for your back. Adjustments on the shoulder strap, sternum strap and the belt complete a customized-to-you fit. Thick padding surrounds your body, a breathable mesh allows moisture evaporation from your back. Lowepro was generous with the length of belt they provided. ? ?The exterior of the Lowepro Nature Trekker AW II Backpack features water-resistant 600D ripstop nylon and 600D Enduraâ„¢ nylon. It is attractive and rugged with a quality feel. Zippers are quiet and water-resistant. A rain coat-like cover is included (stowed in a pouch under the pack) to help keep the backpack dry. ? ?The Lowepro Nature Trekker AW II Backpack features a nice rubberized handle on top – Nice for carrying the pack or for assistance when putting it on or taking it off your back. I miss the side handle included on the Pro Trekker II as it makes it easier to remove the pack from your back. An included shoulder strap attaches to one side of the pack. I’ve accumulated a lot of Lowepro bags, cases and accessories over time. Well thought out design, good quality construction, great support and a lifetime warranty keep me coming back. It also helps that many of these items work together as a system. The Lowepro Nature Trekker AW II Backpack a great base for this system (though you may never need more). I’m using this pack for carrying small and mid-sized lenses on excursions including air flights (as carry-on of course). READ FULL REVIEW AT DIGITAL PICTURE
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