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Lowepro DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow)

B&H # LOD200Y Mfr # LP20080
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Product Highlights
  • Waterproof 600D TXP and 2000D Nylon
  • DryPod with Waterproof TIZIP Zipper
  • Tuck-away Tripod Holder
  • Self-draining Mesh Pockets
  • Rubber Carrying Handle
  • Adjustable CollarCut Shoulder Straps

The Lowepro DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow) is a totally waterproof, soft-sided 600 denier TXP and 2000 denier ballistic nylon camera backpack. The inner DryPod with patented, waterproof TIZIP zipper provides 100% watertight protection. It's like a dry suit for your equipment. When less protection is needed, leave the TIZIP open and fasten just the inner zipper and top clip for easier access.

The DryZone 200 has a heavy-duty, padded camera compartment inside that is fully customizable. The outer shell comes complete with a technical backpack harness that includes an ergonomic lumbar support and fully adjustable CollarCut shoulder straps. There is a tuck-away tripod holder; self-draining mesh pockets; drain hole; rubber handle; and attachment loops for SlipLock accessories.

Water-resistant 600 denier TXP and 2000 denier ballistic nylon backpack with customizable padded interior and dividers
On Board
Meets current FAA regulations for carry-on luggage 1
Water-tight, patented TIZIP EasySeal zipper for DryPod
Compartments
  • Waterproof DryPod
  • Heavy-duty camera compartment, completely padded, customizable for a variety of systems
Attachment loops for SlipLock accessories
Pockets
  • Self-draining outer mesh pockets
  • Inner mesh pockets
Tuck-away tripod holder
Carrying options
  • Rubber carrying handle
  • Ergonomic lumbar support
  • Fully adjustable CollarCut shoulder straps
  • Adjustable load straps
Material DryPod exterior: Waterproof plastic-coated nylon
Backpack exterior: : Water-resistant 600 denier TXP and 2000 denier ballistic nylon
Interior: Padded compartments
Type of Closure T-Zip EasySeal zipper for DryPod
Zipper and buckle for backpack
Exterior Dimensions 14.5 x 11.5 x 19" (36.83 x 29.21 x 48.26cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 12 x 6.0 x 17" (30.48 x 15.24 x 43.18cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt Yes
Accommodates Large film or digital Pro SLR; 4-5 lenses including a lens up to a 300mm f/2.8, with hood reversed, flash and accessories
Compact medium format system
Small field camera system
Carrying/Transport Options Contoured shoulder harness
Carrying handle
Weight 7.39 lbs (3.35kg)
Lowepro DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow)
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    3.9

    (based on 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (28)
    • Comfortable (21)
    • Well padded (14)
    • Easily accessible equipment (11)
    • Adjustable harness (6)

    Cons

    • Hard to access equipment (12)
    • Cumbersome (5)
    • Uncomfortable fit (3)

    Best Uses

    • Protecting gear (27)
    • Transporting gear (22)
    • Daily usage (6)
    • Storing gear (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (12), Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (6), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Consider this bag as insurance...

    I've owned this gadget bad since it was released in 2003. To this date only Lowepro is offering a variety of bags which have their (inner) compartment as being completely waterproof.I've owned a...Read complete review

    I've owned this gadget bad since it was released in 2003. To this date only Lowepro is offering a variety of bags which have their (inner) compartment as being completely waterproof.I've owned a variety of bags from other manufacturers, yet none offer this type of water protection. Even though some of the other manufacturers offer a water resistant fabric and also covers, I've (unfortunately) found that water still finds it's way into the inner chambers.This series (DZ) or bags can take literally any weather environment on a consistant basis. Not only is it waterproof, but the seals also protect against items such as sand. I've even witnessed one of these bags take a full submersion, with no water making it past the seal.Consider the protection that this bag offers as a type of insurance for ones gear. Anything less is simply taking a considerable risk.

    Expertise: Professional

    Problems Encountered: None. Although many fail to read the instruction books, which clearly state that the seals don't protect the contents stored outside of them.

    Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Nature Trekker AW, Professional AW

    Items I Recommend: Slip Lock additions

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Waterproof, Heavy, Size not very adjustable, Lots of space

    I'm a pretty active person and new to the world of semi-professional photography. I bought this so that I can take my camera and various L-lenses around without worry. Some of my trips include...Read complete review

    I'm a pretty active person and new to the world of semi-professional photography. I bought this so that I can take my camera and various L-lenses around without worry. Some of my trips include overnight hikes in the mountains and rainforests of the northwest so snow, mud, and rain is of familiarity. I also kayak and mountain bike. There are lots of positives to this:Waterproof, lots of pockets, great adjustability in the inside for various hardware, hide-away tripod holder, and a lifetime warranty.The cool thing is that it's waterproof!!! I plan on taking it on some kayak trips. Maybe without camera gear first to make sure I don't encounter any product failures with them.Nice things I found:1) It sits low on you, so you have a lower center of gravity.2) It has a hip support (this pack is heavy for a backpack!)When I first took this out of the box, I thought, Dang, this thing is a suitcase! Unfortunately, this is a camera bag made to be a backpack; not a backpack made to be a camera bag. I will explain in the next section.3) The TIZIP is very impressive and robust. This is where a guy would say, Now, this is a man's zipper!!! This thing has a lot of loops to hang your stuff on and lots of zippered mesh to store your stuff. Storage is on the outside AND inside of the outer flap.4) The mesh and padding is comfortable for your back.I recommend this for sideline sports shooting, sightseeing, and weddings where rain is a factor. Since this pack is heavy I also recommend not going on anything longer than a very short hike. This would be ideal for trips where you will be riding a vehicle instead of walking (e.g. car, kayak, bicycle).

    Expertise: Amateur

    Problems Encountered: This is not designed to be taken on long trips up and down heavy terrain or hills. I think Lowepro could have done some more research on their design. Although not ultimately made to be a hiking backpack the design could be more user friendly. The adjustable shoulder harness is a one-piece backplate attached two shoulder straps. Even though it's adjustable, you have to pull it out to it's limit so that the hip harness will reach down to the iliac crest of your hips. Doing so will allow the weight to sit on your pelvis; taking pressure off your shoulders and back.I am 5'10 tall, 31 inseam, and 180 pounds. If you're smaller this pack may fit you better. If you're my height, you pretty much at the limit of the pack's shoulder strap adjustment. If you're taller, I would say that 6'1 is the max for this pack (my opinion).Some design improvements I would like to see:1) the top shoulder straps are hard to access because their long and flop around. It's like trying to scratch your own back. You have to contort to try and find them when you have the pack on. A simple loop on the shoulder harness would keep them in place.2) It's just way too heavy as a pack and that's without camera gear. Granted it's waterproof and has a ton of pockets and dividers, it's not worth the extra weight on medium to long hikes. I would say to take out some pockets, zippers, and/or use lighter materials. For a backpack this expensive I think we could lighten it up a little. I can't imagine carrying this with a camera, my 70-200mm IS, a wide angle, tripod/monopod, food, water bottle, rain clothes, on top of the weight of the pack on a day hike. Most day or overnight backpacks weigh around 3-4.5 pounds. This one weighs 7.4 pounds!!!3) Reflective piping for safety would be nice.4) The bag comes out a little too far from the back pulling your center of gravity backwards, but that can't be avoided given the nature of the size of our cameras.5) Given that I just said that less weight would be nice, I'm going to contradict myself by saying that It would be nice if the bag was a little higher. This would give more support to the shoulder straps and would increase adjustability and fit more people.6) Although comfortable, the mesh padding that is against your back could use more ventilation. Recessed portions of the padding could achieve that.

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    4.0

    Water Proof backpack

    By Nudge

    from Queensland Australia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Well Padded

    Cons

    • Hard To Access Equipment

    Best Uses

    • Daily Usage
    • Protecting Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

    This is my only camera bag.
    There s plenty of room for 2 cameras several Len's and a flash.
    I have 2 criticisms'. 1 The first yellow cover could have been fitted to the front of the water proof area 2 save time opening the bag and it also would not then fall away loosely. 2 The water proof and internal zips do not go all the way to the base of the bag which makes access to the bottom bag difficult.

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    4.0

    A good first draft

    By SS_Photo

    from Knoxville, TN

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Strong Construction
    • Well Padded

    Cons

    • Hard To Access Equipment
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Day Hikes
    • Protecting Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

    This is a bag that takes a little getting used to. Things are a little difficult to access, especially in the bottom compartments, but the security of waterproofing makes it a worthy sacrifice. Wrestling with the waterproof zipper can be frustrating if you're in a hurry, but the good thing is you don't have to in dry conditions. Just leave it unzipped. There's another regular zipper for the main compartment. There's enough room to pack some extras like food and clothes, and there's room to stuff a 100 ounce hydration bladder between back panels. I'm fairly tall, so adjusting it to fit between my shoulders and my hips was challenging, but it's pretty comfortable once you get it right. Not the best bag out there, but if you hike in the elements or bring your gear on the water, this is an excellent option.

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    5.0

    Best product at the best price

    By Shutterbug

    from Salt Lake City

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

    I am going on an Alaskan fishing trip and needed a full sized, waterproof backpack for my essential camera equipment. I chose the DryZone 200 due to excellent reviews and reputation. It has the space/compartments for my camera body and several lenses and other accessories. Most importantly, it is completely waterproof.

    The B&H price was the lowest anywhere on-line and the quick service, including shipping, was excellent. I highly recommend this pack and B&H.

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    5.0

    Just Wow

    By Caifanrock

    from San Juan Puerto Rico

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Strong Construction
    • Well Padded

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

      A great product, strong materials, a lot of space and waterproof! - a little bit heavy but worth the extra space, construction and waterproof.

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      3.0

      Too big

      By DrB

      from Georgia

      Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

      Nice bag but way to big for my needs

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      4.0

      Excellent Quality

      By Triton Dave

      from SW Ohio

      Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

      I plan on using this backpack on our July Boundary Waters trip this summer. Great quality pack; plenty of adjustable Velcro, padded pockets. Extremely versatile and able to adjust easily toaccommodate to what you want to pack inside main compartment. Plan to to use waterproof compartment for small camera, phones, wallets and fishing tackle. Will report back after I returnfrom trip to update post.

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      5.0

      Very useful bag

      By Davestills

      from Newport Beach, Ca.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear

        Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

        Great for working in wet areas and also in the desert. I travel a lot and work in wet areas often so this is made to order.

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        3.0

        zipper problems in hot climates

        By Dave

        from Thailand

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • Cumbersome
        • Hard To Access Equipment

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

        I have had this backpack for about 4 years, it mostly gets usedon overseas trips where I use it has my hand luggare to transport camera gear and laoptop. The harness and back system is pretty good, even when the bag is heavy with a full load.

        Recemtly I went to use the bag and found that the waterproof zipper had seriously deteriorated with the rubber that incases the zipper falling to peices in my hands, and the adhesive (that bonds the zippe to the waterproof shell) giving way and the zipper coming off.

        I live in a tropical country and I see simiar things happening to other gear that has been sealed with adhesives, but this is disappointing on a product that markets itself as more-or-less indestrctable and good for use in extreme environments.

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        5.0

        Waterproof

        By Bobby

        from Carbondale, IL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Cumbersome
        • Uncomfortable Fit

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

        I got this bag to be primarily used as a carry on so i don't have to check my gear. as long as you don't have a tripod attached, it fits easily into overhead bins on united, delta & hawaiian. i've flown on close to twenty flights over the last two years with it and never had an issue.

        I saw a couple hundred gallons of water fall directly on it when a boat i was on went under a waterfall. i was pretty pumped when i opened it afterward to check and everything was bone dry. paid for itself instantly.

        i haven't waded in it, but after seeing the punishment it went through on the boat, i would definitely trust this zipper if it were submerged for short periods of time.

        the serious drawback to this backpack, in my opinion, is the shoulder and waist straps. not meant for long term use at all. if you do a hike over a mile with this bag full of gear & a tripod, you won't want to do it again. not meant for hiking at all. more of really nice camera bag with backpack-ish straps that fall far short of being comfortable.

        i would not have minded paying extra if they made the 200 as a model with a serious strap system like the lowe alpine backpacking bags have.

        the 'lid' won't stay open by itself, which can slow you down and get kind of frustrating, but you just learn to deal with it.

        overall though, this bag has been well worth the money.

        definitely waterproof.

        lots of little nooks and cranny's to stuff filters, cords, sensor swabs, body/lens caps, whatever.

        i was going to give this bag 4 stars because of how uncomfortable the bag is as a backpack, but it's a waterproof camera bag that fits it overhead bins. it holds a 1D, a 5d and four lenses. plus chargers, remotes, etc. this was the main reason i bought it and have been very satisfied with how it's performed.

        also, the yellow model is YELLOW. it tends to stick out like a giant yellow camera bag. i'd go with the black if i ever had to get another one.

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        2.0

        Practical alternative

        By Ray

        from Stonington, CT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • Cumbersome
        • Hard To Access Equipment
        • Uncomfortable Fit

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear

        Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

        I have tested the DryZone 200 in preparation for an Antarctica trip and have found the bag too heavy, cumbersome and time consuming to get to my camera gear. The zipper is most annoying to open and close.

        Instead, I purchased several DRY Sack, lightweight bags in sizes of 2, 4, and 5 liter capacity in which I place my Canon 5D, 24-105. 16-35 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 lens along with a 1.4 extender and all the accessories. Each component is safely sealed and quickly retrieved. It works great with my Lowepro Classified Sling 220 AW or a Tamrac Evolution 9. And all for less than $80.

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        4.0

        6 years usage long term review

        By Hawaii Shooter

        from Kailua Kona, HI

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • Hard To Access Equipment
        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

        Pros: Very waterproof. The only pack I've ever fully trusted in my Zodiac Inflatable Boat with all my gear. I've literally had this pack floating in sea water with thousands of dollars in gear inside. I had to swim across a swollen river with while hugging it for flotation. Not a drop of water has ever gotten inside. It's actually very comfortable (I'm 6'3 200 lbs) once you get it set up for your needs. Holds more stuff than it appears, very efficient design internally. Once I put the silicone grease all over the TIZIP zipper seal and teeth, it operated much easier. I had it "derail" once, but once I got it back on track and lubed up it has not given me a problem. I use the normal inner zipper only most of the time and carry a super light pack cover to keep even the outer pocket shower proof.

        Cons: I find that the pack tends to get "back heavy" especially when a tripod is lashed on the rear. Other packs I use have a side tripod holder which can be counterbalanced on the opposite side, but this wouldn't be practical with this pack. Once you have a tripod lashed in the rear position, it's really hard to open it up to get gear out without taking the tripod off first. A short tripod lashed in the uppermost position is my compromise and works reasonably well. Additionally, the tripod doesn't seat flat easily when there's bulky gear inside the outer pocket. Really wish there was a couple of lash points on each side.

        Bottom Line: I find that the pack most effective when you aren't stopping often and unpacking it. Better for getting you to the location nice and dry, then using it for lenses, etc. while putting the tripod over my shoulder with the camera inside a slicker. In this usage, it actually works pretty nicely. It's not the most convenient backpack option, but the first time I found myself with no choice but to let my bag get absolutely drenched, it was all worth it. I know of no other option I would feel confident carrying 10K+ in gear miles from my base camp in the pouring rain. After six years of intense use in Hawaii, it's definitely my "go to" back country bag and everything still works like the day I bought it.

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        1.0

        The zipper breaks

        By Skip

        from McCormick SC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

          • Hard to access
          • Zipper breaks

          Best Uses

            Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

            Expensive and not dependable. Better product would be Pelican Bags. They are tested to Army Specs and are less expensive

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            4.0

            great bag

            By Emmanuel

            from Colorado Springs, CO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Strong Construction
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage
              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

              best waterproof camera bag for the money...

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              • No

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              3.0

              The Pack was really hard to unzip

              By cathy from everett

              from everett,wa

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Hard To Access Equipment

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear

              Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

              I was looking for a waterproof pack. This would be very waterproof but the pack is way to hard to unzip. It was also too heavy and bulky.

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              5.0

              Great Back Pack

              By AgustinZuniga

              from Woodridge, Il

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

                I just love it, it fits all my equipment, very easy to adjust and great quality.

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                5.0

                Glad I bought it!

                By mikewinburn

                from NYC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • Not Enough Pockets

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

                Things to note about this bag:
                a) SPACE: I carry a Tripod (fantastic mount system, really only need one clip up top, and you can sit with bag on, and tripod moves up/down; I usually carry, Grip DSLR + 4-5 Lenses: I took the dividers out, as all my gear are enclosed seperately in their LowePro Case. You would need the DryZone 200 if you carry any more than the camera and 2 or 3 lenses in my opinion.
                B) Zipper: There are 2 zippers: the first one encloses the equipment, the 2nd one is the TZip. I have had NO trouble zipping it up and down. Its definitely tougher to zip than the regular zipper, but not so much so, that I would want to carry some other bag. Note: usually, I only zip the inner zipper anyway, and no problem at all with carrying everything. Solid.
                C) STRAPS: There are sooooo many adjustments on this bag, it about drove me crazy. The first day I just hassled with just a couple, and after 8 hours walking, I was ready to take it off immediately. The non careful adjustments found one side tigher than the other, and weight unevenly distributed. The 2nd week, I took the time to adjust it properly... I couldn't believe the difference, after a 10 hr hike, I barely felt I had the bag on at all. I'm amazed by this...

                C) COLOR - I for one only wanted the yellow one, stands out, wife finds me easily in crowd; and makes pics of me have increased contrast.

                THE NOT SO GREAT:
                a) the straps: I assume the texture of the material on the straps was intended to grab onto clothes so it doesnt move; but its so rough, that my first carry with it, I had to remove the pack and put a towel arround my neck, the straps just about removed a top layer of skin it is so abrasive. I learned my lesson quickly. Put a jacket on every since. Its colder outside now, so not too much of a problem. I"ll have to devise a summer solution...maybe a hand towel wrapped around each strap?... we'll see.
                B) none

                This is my primary carry bag; I have 100% confidence when shooting outdoors on less than sunny days. Was at the beach; about 3 hours into walk, deluge!!!... thru the camera in bag, zipped up the TZip... and walked slowly to car. Toweled off the bag and tripod, not a single drop of water inside bag. (True Story :) great pics of the brooding clouds right before the deluge...)

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                1.0

                Would never buy this bag again

                By Pelagic Princess

                from Australia

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Comfortable

                Cons

                • Cumbersome

                Best Uses

                • Nil

                Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

                I am with others in that the Tizip is hopeless. I am a pro who took this bag to Antarctica where I was on and off inflatables. I bought this bag thinking that the Tizip system would provide adequate waterproofing for my gear. I was sadly wrong. The Tizip broke within a week of owning it and even after multiple tries with silicon grease, I could not repair it. I ended up having to store the bag in another dry bag for transportation because I didn't trust it. So it defeats the purpose of a waterproof bag completely.

                It is also large. With the front compartment attached, it does NOT fit into the overhead compartment of International Airlines without some pushing. On smaller planes I've had to put it on a spare seat. It is a bad use of space.

                I am a fervent, 20 year veteran user of Lowepro products and this was the worst bag I've had from them. I am now seeking another model that is not waterproof to go in a dry bag for another trip to Antarctica. So I am right back where I was before I bought this one.

                The only plus is that the harness is comfortable and I have taken it on long hikes in good weather. In foul weather I've had to use a rain jacket to protect my gear because I couldn't trust this bag to do what I wanted.

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                5.0

                Excellent Pack

                By Northlight Mike

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

                  For a month of photography in Hawaii, where it can (and did) rain daily, this pack excelled at keeping gear secure and out of the rain, ocean sprays and splashes. The watertight outer shell is great for keeping water, dust, dirt and mud from getting to your gear.

                  On subsequent trips, I learned this pack FITS PERFECTLY in the overhead bin of a regional jet! Yes those skinny little bins that WON'T fit a roller bag of any sort and barely fit a laptop bag. Unsnap the outer cover and the Dryzone 200 fits perfectly!

                  I carry the following in the pack:
                  Nikon D3 body, D700 w/grip and 17-35mm f2.8 attached, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 16mm f2.8, TCE-2 III, TCE-1.4 II, 200mm f2.0. Memory Cards, Arctic Butterfly, lens tissue, filters, color meter, extra D3 & D700 battery

                  Straped to the waistbelt in Lowepro pouch #1; (2) SB800 flashes, (2) SD-8As
                  Pouch #2, 105 micro lens.

                  When needed the tripod and monopod are strapped to the outside cover. These items are checked for flights on regional jets.

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                  1.0

                  Zipper breaks easily

                  By Rob in Peru

                  from Cusco, Peru

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Hard To Access Equipment
                  • Zipper breaks

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

                    This would be a great bag except for the fact that the waterproof zipper breaks. I have used the bag once and the zipper is now broken - won't seal at one specific point about 20 cm from the end. I have spent hours trying to fix this and can not. So I have a expensive cumbersome non-waterproof heavier than normal backpack. I regret buying this bag. I have really been impressed by all Lowepro gear I have purchased before but this is not the quality I expect from them. Very disappointed.

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                    5.0

                    Serious weather fighter.

                    By Murray

                    from Coquitlam, BC, Canada

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                    • No "quick" accress

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Usage
                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow):

                    This bag provides a complete solution for extreme weather and accidental dunking. It is comfortable to wear and holds a lot of gear. The only drawback for me is that when it is completly closed your gear is not "quickly" accessable, but that is because it is water proof so there is a trade off. B&H were most compedative.

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