The Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack, like all the other Lowepro I’ve used to date, is a very good quality case. I ordered this backpack prior to a trip where I required two carry-on sized backpacks. A new Lowepro feature found on the Vertex packs are Glide-Locks. Glide-Locks slide up and down over a nylon-covered piping on both sides and hook-and-loop attach into place. An adjustable strap and buckle grip the tripod. I like the new strap more than the Trekker II straps, but “glide” does not accurately define the hard-to-adjust Glide-Locks. Most likely, you will position them one time and not worry about them again – and in this case, there is no problem. Like many of Lowepro’s camera backpacks, the Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack includes an attached rain cover that elastic-grips around the pack (shown above right). The rain cover stores in a hook-and-loop closed, thin pouch under the pack. ? ?One feature that distinguishes the Lowepro Vertex series from the Lowepro Trekker II series is the padded notebook computer compartment. I sometimes use the zippered compartment on the main Trekker II lids (where the daypack can be stored) for notebook transport (inside a padded sleeve), but the Vertex notebook compartment is a nicer solution if you plan to have the notebook with you most of the time. The size of the 2″ thick notebook storage area varies (mostly in height) across the Vertex line. The Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack very comfortably carries my current Dell Latitude D630 notebook. The main storage compartment lid obviously becomes heavier with a notebook computer stored in it – care should be exercised when opening it. The computer is in a padded section, but you still do not want to subject it to the unnecessary impact of dropping the lid open. If you have used any of Lowepro’s SLR cases, you will not find any surprises in the quality of the Vertex 200 construction. The pads, zippers and zipper pulls are very nice. Provided padding is very protective and the pack is very functional. A handful of Lowepro Slip Lock attachments are provided for additional modular storage. So, there is little to not like about the Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack. READ FULL REVIEW AT DIGITAL PICTURE
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