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Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack

B&H # LOPT400MB MFR # LP36118
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Product Highlights
  • For 1-2 Pro SLR Camera, 5-7 Lens Kit
  • Holds 15.4" Laptop Computer
  • AZ Dobby Ballistic Nylon Exterior
  • Velex Brushed Nylon Lining
  • HDPE Interior Foam Padding
  • Padded and Adjustable Dividers
  • Interior and Exterior Pockets
  • Heavy-duty Grab Handle
  • Adjustable Backpack Harness

The Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack (Mica and Black) is a lightweight, rugged, hydration-ready, expedition camera backpack designed to carry 1-2 pro digital SLR camera bodies with grip and lens attached (up to 400mm f/2.8), 4-6 additional lenses, 2 lash units, a tripod or monopod, accessories and personal gear and a widescreen laptop computer up to a 15.4". The pack is made from AZ Dobby ballistic nylon polyurethane exterior with Hypalon trim, a Velex brushed nylon and polyurethane lining and HDPE (High-density Polyethylene) interior foam padding. It has a set of padded and adjustable dividers to customize the interior.

The Pro Trekker 400 AW has a removable waistpack that serves in two ways, first as a traditional backpack lid, providing extra security and weather protection, and second as a waistpack with a mesh-covered back pad. It also has an All Weather AW Cover with cinch straps that protects the pack from the elements. There is a Checkpoint-friendly 15.4" laptop sleeve in the front pocket that adheres to most airline requirements eliminating  the need to remove your laptop from the sleeve at security checkpoints. Three integrated tripod sleeves at the front and sides of the pack store, protect and secure tripods, monopods, trekking or ski poles. It has 2 large side pockets that can store large accessories or personal items; 1 is designed for a hydration bladder and includes a seam-sealed pouch that can hold up to 70 ounces of liquid (does not include hydration reservoir), 4 memory card pockets and a removable cord management pouch. There are 2 roomy pockets and a key clip in the removable waistpack. The SlipLock attachment loops and sturdy D-rings are used to carry optional accessories.

The pack is carried by a heavy-duty grab handle, an adjustable-torso harness system, with a Pack Jack tool that provides a fully customized and comfortable fit. Using the tool, the wearer can shorten or lengthen the distance between shoulders and hips. There is a 10-point adjustment system that allows customize fitting at the top of the pack, shoulders, torso, sternum, waist and lumbar areas. There is an adjustable, removable waistpack that includes thick, moisture wicking material and mesh-covered padding to provide added comfort and compression straps on the bottom.

Hydration-ready, expedition camera backpack with a removable waistpack and laptop sleeve
Construction
  • AZ Dobby ballistic nylon polyurethane exterior with Hypalon trim
  • Velex brushed nylon and polyurethane lining
  • HDPE (High-density Polyethylene) interior foam padding
  • Padded and adjustable dividers
  • Heavy-duty YKK splashguard zippers on the main compartment provide superior water resistance
Removable waistpack serves in two ways, first as a traditional backpack lid, providing extra security and weather protection, and second as a removable/wearable waistpack with a mesh-covered back pad
All Weather AW Cover with cinch straps protects the pack from the elements
Removable, checkpoint-friendly laptop sleeve fits in a front pocket
Pockets
  • Two large side pockets store larger accessories or personal items; 1 is designed for a hydration bladder and includes a seam-sealed pouch that can hold up to 70 ounces of liquid (does not include hydration reservoir)
  • Four memory card pockets
  • Removable cord management pouch
  • Safety whistle
  • Two roomy pockets and a key clip in the waistpack
Three, integrated tripod sleeves at front and sides of the pack store, protect and secure tripods, monopods, trekking or ski poles
SlipLock attachment loops and sturdy D-rings for optional accessories
Carrying options
  • Heavy-duty grab handle
  • Adjustable-torso harness system, with a Pack Jack tool, provides a fully customized and comfortable fit. Using the tool, the wearer can shorten or lengthen the distance between shoulders and hips. A 10-point adjustment system allows customize fitting at the top of pack, shoulders, torso, sternum, waist and lumbar areas
  • Waistbelt is removable and adjustable, it includes thick, mesh-covered padding to provide comfort and wick away moisture
  • Compression straps on bottom
Material Exterior: AZ Dobby ballistic nylon polyurethane with Hypalon trim
Interior: Velex brushed nylon and polyurethane lining
Interior: HDPE foam padding
Type of Closure Heavy-duty YKK splashguard zippers
Exterior Dimensions 15.4 x 14.2 x 21.3" (39 x 36 x 54cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 11.4 x 6.5 x 17.3" (29 x 16.5 x 44cm) (WxDxH)
Laptop area: 10.2 x 1.0 x 15.2" (26 x 2.5 x 38.5cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt Yes
Accommodates 1-2 pro digital SLR camera bodies with grip and lens attached (up to 400mm f/2.8), 4-6 additional lenses, 2 lash units, a tripod or monopod, accessories and personal gear and a widescreen laptop computer up to a 15.4"
Carrying/Transport Options Carry handle
Backpack harness
Weight 7.2 lbs (3.3kg)
Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack
  • Laptop Sleeve
  • Waistpack
  • Waist Belt
  • Cord Pouch
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    LoweproPro Trekker 400 AW Backpack
     
    4.7

    (based on 84 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (63)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (63)
    • Comfortable (60)
    • Roomy (59)
    • Adjustable harness (54)
    • Easily accessible equipment (36)

    Cons

    • Hard to access equipment (11)
    • Heavy (7)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (59)
    • Protecting gear (54)
    • Storing gear (39)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (32), Semi-pro photographer (18), Pro photographer (15)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (63), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Definitely a researched product

    The most immediate use I get from my Pro Trekker 400 AW is being able to travel with my 500 F4 on extended trips and qualifies as carry-on airline travel. The bag qualifies as...Read complete review

    The most immediate use I get from my Pro Trekker 400 AW is being able to travel with my 500 F4 on extended trips and qualifies as carry-on airline travel. The bag qualifies as legal carry-on on international flights and can swallow up any super telephoto lens (I've only checked this for Canon, although there shouldn't be any major size differences between large manufacturers). The 500 F4 fits snugly inside with a pro camera attached. The 600 and 800 fit inside only without any camera attached.

    While Lowepro carefully dimensioned this backpack, it's very easy to get carried away and fill it up with gear. Mind you, it can swallow up a lot of it. Keep an eye on the weight as airline policies can spoil your most important trips. The bag accommodates way beyond any reasonable weight limit.

    It's clear that quality and comfort run high among Lowepro products and I'd like to be clear that this backpack is probably the best I've come across. It's sturdy, weather-proof, comfortable and functional. For the sake of this review however, read on as I remind some aspects that are less than perfect for this product. Bear in mind that, in spite of the following, I still went for it and I still highly recommend it. I strongly believe that there are no better alternatives on the market today.

    Cons:
    1. The laptop compartment is unsecured, once you open the backpack, the laptop can easily slide out. Not much of an issue for me, I almost never travel with one.

    2. It's good that there are 5 buckles which secure the front lid of the pack, this way the load on the main zipper is reduced, gear is safer. I find the buckles to be too small, however. They are very cumbersome to attach or open up while wearing gloves and should you come across some cold weather, fiddling with your frostbit fingertips on those small plastic buckles... be prepared for a little bit of hurting.

    3. The memory card slots are too small to fit the plastic case that CF cards come in. This is nothing new, as we've seen the same approach with the Lowepro "memory card wallets". Are we supposed to place our cards in there bare? Lowepro, what are you thinking?

    Trollers are comfortable in the airport, but can be a pain during an extended outdoor trek. Their stiffness and added weight are a problem in the outdoors.

    I love the pack-jack system, this allows for a perfect fit to each photographer, I like that it it is lightweight and has a modular design. The waist belt and top lid can both be removed for a more compact setup. The pocketed top lid turns into a waist pack. Various attachment points are placed all around the backpack. If desired, more that 8 carabiners can be attached to the bottom and sides for various items which you might find useful or necessary on your hike. I like the camel-back system, hydration hands-free is now available. Thumbs up!

    If you're looking for a light backpack which is comfortable, roomy, light, sturdy, rain-proof, if you're an extreme photographer who will more than once put his or her gear to the test, this bag is for you.

    Did I mention that the buckles on the bottom can be used to attach a small tent or a sleeping bag?

    A 4 out of 5 star rating is in order as the design of this backpack is well thought out and fills its role admirably, even in spite of the cons above.

    Highly recommended.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Too heavy, slow access main zipper

    I find this pack good and bad. Good for lots of heavy gear, but bad for fast and easy access. Especially, I hate the 'waterproof zipper' for the main compartment. It...Read complete review

    I find this pack good and bad. Good for lots of heavy gear, but bad for fast and easy access. Especially, I hate the 'waterproof zipper' for the main compartment. It is slow and very stiff to open and close. The other zippers are great. Without the top removable compartment attached the waterproof zipper is worthless anyway, since their is a large opening in a huge pocket that runs the full length of the pack that would leak into the adjacent main compartment anyway. Better would be a regular zipper, and use the rain cover when necessary. The pack is way too heavy at over 7 lbs. Too complicated with so many straps to get caught or snagged on objects, and unclipped to get into the pockets and main compartment. Tripod 'foot' holder only on the center back, not on the sides. For me, attaching the tripod to the center back puts too much weight far away from the my spine, and slows opening the main compartent. Better on the sides, but there is no 'foot' holder on the sides, so the compression straps must be (very) tightened, but then unclipped to get into the main compartment.

    The pack is well made and attractive without screaming 'Expensive Photo Gear', which is important to me. It meets most airline requirements for carry on (at least I have had no problems yet), and just fits in the overhead bins. This is a good pack for transport from city to city, but I find it poor for carrying gear around when actually shooting. For that, I have several lighter, faster packs which work much better.

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    5.0

    A bag for everything

    By Rich beyound belief

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Harness
    • Comfortable
    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Roomy
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Large

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Storing Gear

    Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

    The best description is in the title, this is not a camera bag but a backpack. It is large enough to carry nine lenses (one mounted on camera) and any other equipment you may need yet still will fit in a overhead bin (minus tripod). Excellent construction with plenty of additional pockets to carry, food, clothing anything for a trip and you will look like a hiker wearing this.

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    5.0

    Great Choice

    By R1Rob

    from Phoenix AZ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Looks Like A Regular Pack

        Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

        I considered the 600 AW, for a little more in price, but felt it might be too big for my use. I'm glad I went with the 400, it still is a big bag - but better fit for me. The build quality and customizing options from interior dividers to setting up the backpack straps are great. I've been using LowePro products since the early 70's and they really are built to last and preform as designed. Plus, I like that it doesn't look like a camera bag, just another quality backpack.

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        5.0

        Excellent Photo backpack

        By Wayne

        from Exeter CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Roomy
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

          I go on frequent day hikes into the mountains and wanted a pack that is comfortable for very strenous hiking and would carry all my gear, plus some food and hiking equipment. I typically also bring a coat as well in case it turns cold. This pack carry's everything very well. I even have a large 100-600mm lens. The inside pockets are easy to adjust for various sizes of lenses and this pack has great outside pockets to quickly access things you might want to grab quickly. I particularily like the ability to easily strap on my tripod on the back where its easy to get to. Like other reviews I read before I purchased this pack I found the zippers to be really stiff to open. I worried that I would break them trying to open them but so far that has not happened. I believe they are this way to make them water resistant. The straps are well padded and comfortable with a heavy load. Although I read some people have used this for overnight trips I haven't tried that and I think that would be a challenge if you have a lot of photo gear unless you camp extreemly light.

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          5.0

          Great camera backpack.... But...

          By Bruce

          from Ny

          Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

          This is a great camera pack.... I wish B&H would have had a better discription of the interior I may have bought the 600 instead but this one is slightly lighter so maybe this os a blessing in disguise

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          5.0

          Big pack

          By Blues2cool

          from Pittsburgh

          Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

          This pack is the ultimate in back pack camera bags. Just got back from a shooting trip in the rockies. It did great comfortable very functional. Just bare in mind two bodies 4 lens a flash ball head carbon tripod triggers batteries and a laptop associated cables etc. Weights in at about 40 lb. But if your looking for the ultimate photography backpack look no further this is the one. Mike H

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          5.0

          Super Backpack - 5 Stars

          By JC

          from Providence, RI

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

            I had a CompuRoverAW that was my daily companion for five years and bought the Pro Trekker 400 AW to replace it. It is a phenomenal backpack -thank God I did not listen to the critics who said it is too large, the zippers are too hard to use and it cannot accommodate a normal size laptop.

            It is a large backpack - but has easily fits in the overhead on all 4 flights I have taken since I got it. It is very well padded - which given my busy travel schedule is a necessity. It provides more than enough room for my needs - and I travel heavy!!!!

            The zippers are waterproof - so yes they are a bit stiffer than regular zippers - but unless you are frail... they are not hard to operate... give me a break!!!! And it absolutely positively will accommodate a 15.4" MacBook Pro, a 15" Lenovo laptop, and an iPad AT THE SAME TIME!!!!

            There are plenty of pockets and hiding places for all the various gadgets and things I need. If you are looking for a bullet proof backpack to carry AND protect your gear, you can't beat this one.

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            5.0

            Overkill....and worth it.

            By Matt k

            from Az

            Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

            Fantastic. Over engineered. Built like a tank and they thought of everything. Heavy in hand but not on the back. Wish it had more outside pockets instead of 3 tripod holders. Otherwise, best bag ever for storing almost everything.

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            5.0

            Big and sturdy bag

            By Swindy

            from Carrboro, NC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Comfortable
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

            I have had this bag several years, but I'm just now writing a review. It has held up very well through moderate to heavy use. It easily holds 2 DSLR's, my 100-400 Canon zoom and several other lenses and accessories. I rarely use the tripod holder and never found it very comfortable to use as the tripod sits very high and catches on things as I hike, but I think that is the case in most all bags. It rides well on the back and the adjustment you can make depending on your torso length does help. It is very large and heavy and can probably hold more than many folks can hike with, so be aware of the empty weight and total full weight before you purchase. I am now at an age where I will still use it to carry my gear in the car, but need to get a smaller bag for hiking. It is true the weatherproof sizzpers take some muscle power to operate, but this bag has stayed dry for me even in fairly heavy rains when I did not have time to put the cover on. Also, I have never tried to fly with this bag -- it is supposed to be carry on size, but I am skeptical. At the very least, I suspect one woulld have to remove some strapping to make it slide by. Highly recommended.

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            4.0

            A return to a classic bag, better colors

            By Cerridwen the LionfishMer

            from Mountain View, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Comfortable
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Lack Of Room For Filters
            • Small Inner Pockets
            • Too Many Tripod Mounts

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

            I use this bag for my Nikon D800e body, combined with several prime and zoom lenses.

            The thins that are great about this bag is that is extremely durable. It also is very easy to customize the fit, ensuring better posture as you are hiking out to remote shoots.

            The things that aren't so great about the bag is that the hydration bladder is not included in the bag kit, nor are specifications given regarding 3-party options. Not noticing the fine print in the ad led to scrambling around for a bladder that should have been included in an expensive photo bag.

            The zippers are also very still, therefore I can understand the statements of others regarding pull cords tearing off the bag. LowePro should do more to sonic weld ties together that can withstand the torsional force required for unzipping weatherproof zippers.

            It is hard to believe the majority of users have three tripods. Use of one tripod mounting point would make better sense, perhaps designing better general storage areas (e.g. additional spots for filters, lunch, sunscreen)

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            5.0

            Love the fit

            By Neil

            from winston salem N.C.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Comfortable
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

              The size is great for hiking with pro level gear!

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              5.0

              Incredible!

              By Joan DC

              from Washington, D.C.

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Comfortable
              • Roomy
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

                I needed a backpack that would hold 2 DSLRs with long zoom lenses attached (Nikon D800 with the 28-300mm and the D300 with the 18-200mm), plus 2 SB800 flash units, one or two Quantum battery packs, a charger for each camera and the Quantum, a dozen AA batteries, the D800 manual, CD and SD cards, a few other necessary accoutrements, a paperback book (for waiting around) -- and be TSA carryon compatible. I also needed the backpack to be comfortable. The Lowepro 400 AW knocked it out of the ballpark! I gave it a test the other day and walked with it on my back, fully loaded, a half mile to my photo shoot. (I'm a woman, 5'4-1/2, 116 pounds.) Yes, it was difficult to lift; but once it was on my shoulders and the waist pack strapped around my middle, I completed the walk with no problem. The bag is marvelously engineered and every part is of high quality. This is one amazing camera bag/backpack. Delighted? You betcha!

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                5.0

                One beast of a pack

                By proshoot

                from Richmond va

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

                  This pack holds a TON of gear…..Yes its a little big, but really not that bad. Its super comfortable on your back and arms even when fully loaded. Just had it on set with me and got several envious comments about how awesome it is : )
                  Would definitely recommend this pack!

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                  5.0

                  Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack

                  By gag5

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Roomy
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Very Large

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Very large

                  Best Uses

                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

                  This is a VERY LARGE backpack, much larger than it appears in the accompanying photos. It can accommodate a lot of gear, but be aware that it is VERY LARGE. Not sure if it will fit in all overhead storage compartments on all airlines especially the smaller regional carriers.

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                  5.0

                  THe Best

                  By Bayouboy64

                  from TN

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Roomy
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

                    This is my second Pro Trekker AW. Fits D800E and 300mm VR II perfectly.

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                    5.0

                    Serious Backpack

                    By Cali Capture

                    from BuenaVentura

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Harness
                    • Comfortable
                    • Roomy
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

                      This may be the last Camera bag you may buy. The build quality is top notch. Zipper seams are water resistant, great padding for gear and on straps, great ergonomics, Camelback pouch and cutout, cool color and contrating orange detail, THis is used where you need to take alot of gear, fits nice in the overhead, and will hump alot of heavy gear. Strap lock across chest and hip straps help tremendously on hard hikes/climbs. Bag can also serve as you home storage, which is nice cause, it could probably hold most your gear in one place, Inside a safe at my place! If you need to run, all your gear is there. Has a padded lapto/Ipad area on padded cover. Haven't had it in the rain, but looks like it will keep everything dry plus it comes with it's own rain coat if you get in heavy downpours.
                      The only down side is that it is big and your not going to be able to carry alot of other camping gear in or on this rig. You're still gonna need the Sherpa if you're campin and carrying alot og camera gear. It is a great set up for a day hike where you want to take alot of lenses, a 400mm 2.8 will fit,as will couple bodies and 6-7 lenses if need be. Again the biggest advantage is to grab ALL of you gear and leave, as in it doesn't stay in the car, hotel room, bleacher, ect.
                      I also have Canon's Olive/Black Backpack, which is much small but can handle alot of lenses. They make for a good capacity combo. I also prefer backpacks as the leave my hands free and give me mobility in crowds and areas I might need to exit quickly! There were reviews about the slow waterproof zippers, they are slow, but that gives a sense of security that gear will not come out easily or by falling or by pickpockets.

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                      5.0

                      It's bigger than I thought

                      By Jun

                      from Olathe, KS

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Roomy
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

                        Great backpack. It's bigger than I thought, but still meet FAA carry on requirements.

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                        5.0

                        Very Good Camera Pack

                        By rlo

                        from New York

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Backpack-type Support
                        • Comfortable
                        • Hydration Support
                        • Roomy
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Bad Sd Card Pockets

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

                          Very good photo pack. I had been using the Lowepro Mini Trekker AW for years and was frustrated by the lack of genuine backpack support and room for hydration and extra layers. This pack ticks those boxes and also carries more equipment. In my case, Nikon D800 w/24-70 or 70-300 attached, Tamron 200-500, Sigma 180 macro, and room to spare for remote, right angle eyepiece, iPad and more.

                          The only negatives to speak of are the slots for SD cards in the main and side compartments. Though I do use both CF and SD cards, I would prefer free-form pockets to use as I please. The 4 SD card pockets in the main compartment could have been one larger pocket. They are useless for me. And all of the pockets in the main compartment are a bit tight—tighter than my old mini Trekker. I'd like a bit more room there.
                          Another minor issue is the separators in the main compartment. They need Velcro on their sides where they meet the bottom of the main compartment. That would allow for more precision in placement. I think this is needed in such a deep compartment.

                          For those who note that that there is no quick access to equipment while wearing the pack, some of that can be overcome by adding; 1) an OP/TECH Reporter/Backpack attachment to the shoulder webbing from which you can hang your camera, feeling no weight on your shoulders or neck, and 2) adding a Lowepro slip lock lens case to the belt. I have camera, primary and secondary lenses available without having to take the pack off.

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                          4.0

                          What a pack

                          By Wyomingwoods

                          from Wyoming

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Harness
                          • Comfortable
                          • Roomy

                          Cons

                          • Hard To Access Equipment

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

                          Very roomy backpack. I went from a sling pack to this and everything fits. Even with every thing in it the back pack is a lot more comfortable to wear. The zipper is harder to get to and open it up with the top pack installed.

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                          5.0

                          good quality backpack

                          By Kar Bear

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Harness
                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Roomy
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear

                            Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

                            This was a gift for my son who likes to take pictures while on hikes. He was very pleased with the quality of the backpack and the ability to adjust the configuration in the backpack.

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                            5.0

                            Best Pro Backpack Hands Down!

                            By ashphoto

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Harness
                            • Comfortable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack:

                              I ordered this pack to go to Africa on a documentary trip during the rainy season for two weeks. I was able to carry it on every flight without any issues. Even though all my gear weighed a ton, this pack made it as comfortable as possible with the extra padding and support. It held everything I needed and more including 2 camera bodies, 2 speedlights, multiple lenses (70-200 included), batteries, memory cards, hydration, monopod, etc. I was so happy with this pack and will continue to use it for years to come!

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