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Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW Backpack (Galaxy Blue with Light Gray Trim)

B&H # LORP45LBLLG Mfr # LP36448
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Product Highlights
  • For Pro DSLR,Grip,Attached 24-70mm f/2.8
  • Holds up to a 15" Laptop
  • Holds 3-4 Extra Lenses or Flash / Tripod
  • Holds Sleeping Pad,Small Tent,Axe,Poles
  • Two Removable Camera Cases
  • Many Storage Options / Front/Side Access
  • Shoulder Straps
  • Two Liter Hydration Compartment
  • Water-Resistant Exterior
  • All-Weather Cover

The galaxy blue with gray trim Rover Pro 45L AW Backpack from Lowepro is a serious pack for the outdoor enthusiast. With its multitude of capabilities and capacity, this pack can more than get you through a day in the field or an overnight hike or climb. Its gear capacity is considerable. The Rover will hold your pro DSLR with grip and attached 24-70mm f/2.8, 3-4 extra lenses or flash plus a tripod or monopod. It can also store up to a 15" laptop. It even has room for your sleeping pad, small tent, ice axe or trekking poles plus additional personal items.

The Rover 45L also contains two very handy removable camera cases that can be extracted to provide additional storage space should you wish to use the pack for a hike and not need camera gear. The cases have movable, padded dividers,a removable accessory pouch with interior and exterior zippered mesh pockets and webbed grab handles. Multiple storage options and compartments give you total freedom to store, configure and access your gear as you prefer. Your gear can be retrieved either from the top or side hatch openings. A top zippered pocket is for quick access personals and includes a key ring that will save you the trouble of searching the entire bag for a single key. A front stash pocket is large enough for your jacket or helmet.

Additional storage capabilities include tripod or monopod connections at the side of the pack. Sleeping pad straps are provided on the bottom of the pack. And, your axe or trekking poles can be lashed to the provided attachment points.

The shoulder straps are adjustable to accommodate 16-19*" torsos (measured from the C4 vertebrae to the top of the iliac crest (near the hip). An adjustable waist belt is thickly padded with mesh and contains two zippered pockets for small items such as lip balm or snacks. The waist belt also helps wick away moisture for added comfort. Lowepro uses their AirFlow suspension system with breathable back panel. The panel is ventilated for excellent air flow and comfort and helps with load distribution while on your hike. Compression straps allow you to alter the overall footprint of the pack depending on how much gear you wish to carry.

The Rover 45L contains Lowepro's All-weather cover that will protect the entire pack when the weather turns against you. The reflective material and removable cover protects your gear from sun, sand and dust. The pack also contains space for an optional 2 liter hydration reservoir.

The Rover 45L is made from 210D triple-ripstop nylon with PU (polyurethane) coating for improved durability. The interior fabric is 200D polyester and the zippers are both #5 and #8 YKK design. With its large capacity, durability and flexibility and multiple storage options, the Rover 45L is an all-in-one way to go into the field for a day or overnight. It's backed by a limited lifetime warranty from Lowepro.

AirFlow suspension system offers a trampoline-style back panel with breathable spacer mesh that provides superb ventilation and optimal load transfer when trekking over rocky or varied terrain
Multiple storage options provide large volume capacity throughout the pack with a variety of spaces and modular compartments for storing camera and personal gear-for both day and overnight trips
Front hatch-style camera compartment with zippered closure provides customizable space for gear; offers water-resistant protection; may be converted to a fully functional, technical backpack when modular cases removed
Two modular removable camera cases include premium features: adjustable padded dividers, removable accessory pouch, interior zippered pockets, outer mesh pockets, webbing grab handles
Top loading design with 2-way access provides access to gear and personal items from the top or front hatch opening
Removable, reflective All Weather AW Cover protects gear from rain, snow, dust and sand
Unique tripod attachment system provides secure attachment for a tripod or monopod at side of pack
Hydration-ready pocket offers easy access to an optional 2 liter hydration reservoir
Compression straps stabilize gear within the pack, streamline overall profile, and help with load transfer
Trekking pole (or ice axe) attachments points provide easy and secure system for expanding carrying capacity
Lightweight, resilient and high-performance fabrics are constructed of 210D triple-ripstop nylon with PU (polyurethane) coating for improved durability
Adjustable shoulder straps offer a custom fit that accommodates 16 to 19" (40.6 to 48.3 cm) torso lengths, measured from the C4 vertebrae to the top of the iliac crest
Attached top lid provides a zippered pocket to keep essentials handy; built-in key clip included
Sleeping pad straps allow for the secure lashing of sleeping pad or small tent to the underside of pack
Front stash pocket offers convenient storage space for extra gear like a jacket or helmet
Adjustable waist belt with thick, mesh-covered padding offers support and comfort, plus wicks away moisture; includes two zippered pockets for quick-grab items like lip balm, sunscreen and snack bars
Compatibility
Pro DSLR with grip, with attached 24-70mm f/2.8 lens
Up to a 15" laptop
3-4 extra lenses or flashes
Tripod or monopod
Two liter hydration reservoir (reservoir sold separately)
Sleeping pad, small tent, ice axe/trekking poles, and other personal items
Carry-On Form Factor
FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice, please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0" (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 47.3" (120.1 cm)
Material Exterior: 210D nylon single ripstop polyurethane, air mesh
Interior: 200D polyester
Hardware: #5 YKK zippers, #8 YKK zippers
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 13.3 x 22.5 x 11.5" (33.8 x 57.2 x 29.2 cm)
Camera Compartment First: 5.7 x 12.4 x 6.2" (14.5 x 31.5 x 15.7 cm)
Second: 3.9 x 11.6 x 6.2" (9.9 x 29.5 x 15.7 cm)
Tripod Holder Yes - on side of pack
Waist Belt With thick mesh covered padding; two zippered pockets for small supplies; wicks moisture
Carrying/Transport Options Adjustable backpack straps
Compression straps
Weight 6.0 lb (2.7 kg)
Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW Backpack (Galaxy Blue with Light Gray Trim)
  • 2 x Removable Camera Cases
  • Waist Belt
  • All-Weather Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    LoweproRover Pro 45L AW Backpack (Galaxy Blue with Light Gray Trim)
     
    3.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Adjustable harness (5)
    • Comfortable (5)
    • Roomy (4)
    • Easily accessible equipment (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        3.0

        Great pack, but too big for short torsos

        By mistify76

        from Fort Collins, CO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Design

        Cons

        • Too big

        Best Uses

        • Hiking
        • Travel

        Comments about Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW Backpack (Galaxy Blue with Light Gray Trim):

        I bought this pack to use as a daypack that would carry all of my camera gear (body, several lenses, filters, tripod), as well as extra clothes, food, etc. The design and capacity were great, but unfortunately, the pack is just a little to tall. I have a high waist and relatively short torso (16") and even with the shoulder harness adjusted to it's lowest position, the shoulder straps just sat too high.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Improvements needed

        By Lepoid

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Hard To Access Equipment
        • Not enough straps

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW Backpack (Galaxy Blue with Light Gray Trim):

          The Rover Pro 45L is not all that it could be. It worked out fine for me, but there is room for improvement; a lot of room, actually. On the first day out with it, the chest strap broke -- pulled off the rail on the left shoulder. I had to do some sewing repair/reinforcement.

          I took the backpack on a trip to Colorado where I was doing some cross-country skiing and a fair amount of snowshoeing. The trip culminated with a two night stay at the Lost Wonder Hut at 10,500 feet up the side of Mt. Aetna, just South of the Collegiate Peaks.

          There aren't many choices for a backpack that is designed for the photographer who wants to do an overnight pack trip. So the Rover is breaking new ground. The pack has two inserts for camera gear and a fairly large storage space above the inserts. You access the camera inserts through the back flap. The back flap also has an inside compartment for stuff like a book or journal, and the outside has a sleeve for whatever else fits.

          The storage area is capped by a small "brain" compartment. On one side, there are a couple of loops and straps for a tripod, and on the other side, a zippered pocket for a 2L water-bladder. There are also a couple of zippered pouches on the waist belt for snacks and/or a phone. The pack has a couple of straps on the bottom for a sleeping bag and a rain cover hidden in a zippered sleeve.

          I'm not a big fan of the inserts for the camera gear. They make it awkward and slow to get your gear out. You have to open the back panel and then open the insert you need to get into, which is tricky without pulling the inserts all the way out. This would be fine for someone who is trekking to a remote location for a photo shoot, but when your hiking and want to take pictures on the go this design is a pain.

          I ended up folding the lids of the inserts over so that my camera would be right there when I unzipped the back panel. This helped, but it still wasn't ideal, and the back panel doesn't open as far down as I think it should to get at lenses that I stowed in the bottom compartments of the inserts. You could probably stuff some things below the inserts to keep the inserts higher. That would help some.

          There should be a divider velcroed in above the inserts. Otherwise, when you remove the inserts all your stuff will fall to the bottom of the bag, unless you have the bag lying down, which isn't always convenient.

          The bag also doesn't lend itself to strapping things on to the outside. Lowepro could easily have put some elastic webbing on the back for strapping a coat to it for when you need to delayer. I found ways to strap my layers to the outside, but it wasn't as easy as it could be with some simple design improvements. A couple of extra straps would help as well.

          The "brain" on the top should also be attached with buckles instead of sowed in. This would give you some flexibility in packing and, if designed properly, would make it so that you could use the brain as a fanny pack for short excursions from camp. The brain isn't quite as roomy as it should be, either.

          I was able to carry my Canon 5D Mark II, a 24-70mm attached to the body, a 17-40mm, a 8-15mm, a 100mm macro, a 2X telli-converter and some filters and accessories. Neither of the inserts have the room for my 100-400mm. So that lens needed to go in a pouch attached to the waist belt, which was tricky to do since the waist belt doesn't have the webbing that you usually find on a waist belt.

          The straps on the water-bladder compartment don't seem to be in the right place. The top one in particular seems too high. It doesn't really do anything to keep the compartment snug.

          Over all the pack did just fine, but it wasn't my first choice (The Clik Elite Contrejour 40 was backordered until June). I feel that the Rover Pro 45L was definitely a compromise. The pack has potential. It needs some redesigning, though, to get it to where it should be for the pro photographer looking to take his gear on an adventure. This pack would not be my first recommendation for any photographer looking to take gear on an overnight trek.

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          3.0

          Good start, but room for improvements.

          By Lepoid

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Comfortable
          • Roomy

          Cons

          • Hard To Access Equipment
          • Needs More Straps

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW Backpack (Galaxy Blue with Light Gray Trim):

            The Rover Pro 45L is not all that it could be. It worked out fine for me, but there is room for improvement; a lot of room, actually. On the first day out with it, the chest strap broke — pulled off the rail on the left shoulder. I had to do some sewing repair/reinforcement.

            I took the backpack on a trip to Colorado where I was doing some cross-country skiing and a fair amount of snowshoeing. The trip culminated with a two night stay at the Lost Wonder Hut at 10,500 feet up the side of Mt. Aetna, just South of the Collegiate Peaks.

            There aren't many choices for a backpack that is designed for the photographer who wants to do an overnight pack trip. So the Rover is breaking new ground. The pack has two inserts for camera gear and a fairly large storage space above the inserts. You access the camera inserts through the back flap. The front flap also has an inside compartment for stuff like a book or journal, and the outside has a sleeve for whatever else fits.

            The storage area is capped by a small "brain" compartment. On one side, there are a couple of loops and straps for a tripod, and on the other side, a zippered pocket for a 2L water-bladder. There are also a couple of zippered pouches on the waist belt for snacks and/or a phone. The pack has a couple of straps on the bottom for a sleeping bag or pad and a rain cover hidden in a zippered sleeve.

            I'm not a big fan of the inserts for the camera gear. They make it awkward and slow to get your gear out. You have to take the pack completely off, open the back panel and then open the insert you need to get into, which is tricky without pulling the inserts all the way out. This would be fine for someone who is trekking to a remote location for a photo shoot, but when your hiking and want to take pictures on the go this design is a pain.

            I ended up folding the lids of the inserts over so that my camera would be right there when I unzipped the back panel. This helped, but it still wasn't ideal, and the back panel doesn't open as far down as I think it should to get at lenses that I stowed in the bottom compartments of the inserts. You could probably stuff some things below the inserts to keep the inserts higher. That would help some.

            There should be a divider velcroed in above the inserts. Otherwise, when you remove the inserts all your stuff will fall to the bottom of the bag, unless you have the bag lying down, which isn't always convenient.

            The bag also doesn't lend itself to strapping things on to the outside. Lowepro could easily have put some elastic webbing on the back for strapping a coat to it for when you need to delayer. I found ways to strap my layers to the outside, but it wasn't as easy as it could be with some simple design improvements. A couple of extra straps would help as well.

            The "brain" on the top should also be attached with buckles instead of sowed in. This would give you some flexibility in packing and, if designed properly, would make it so that you could use the brain as a fanny pack for short excursions from camp. The brain isn't quite as roomy as it should be, either.

            I was able to carry my Canon 5D Mark II, a 24-70mm attached to the body, a 17-40mm, a 8-15mm, a 100mm macro, a 2X telli-converter and some filters and accessories. Neither of the inserts have the room for my 100-400mm. So that lens needed to go in a pouch attached to the waist belt, which was tricky to do since the waist belt doesn't have the webbing that you usually find on a waist belt.

            The straps on the water-bladder compartment don't seem to be in the right place. The top one in particular seems too high. It doesn't really do anything to keep the compartment snug and secure.

            Over all the pack did just fine, but it wasn't my first choice (The Clik Elite Contrejour 40 was backordered until June). I feel that the Rover Pro 45L has potential. It needs some redesigning, though, to get it to where it should be for the pro photographer looking to take his gear on an adventure. This pack would not be my first recommendation for any photographer looking to take gear on an overnight trek.

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            5.0

            Excellent for camping with photo gear

            By eleon

            from San Juan, PR

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking
              • Photo Hiking

              Comments about Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW Backpack (Galaxy Blue with Light Gray Trim):

              Excellent for one or two nights with photo gear on it. I personally use it with only one of the photo bag inserts and is very roomy. I really love this bag. I filled with a small 2 person tent, one thermarest pad, 2 liter camellback and 2 more liters of water inside, food and one change of clothes. All these with the small camera insert with a 5d mk1, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 20mm 2.8 and 3 b+w filters. Outside my Giottos carbon tripod. I'm a pro photographer but I use this equipment for my one to two days personal expeditions. I really love the front access to the photo compartment compared to other backpacking bags.

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              5.0

              Super Comfortable

              By Zach

              from Sacramento, CA.

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Roomy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW Backpack (Galaxy Blue with Light Gray Trim):

                  Love this bag. It's super comfortable and easily carries the gear I need into the great outdoors and away from the studio. Haven't used it long enough to comment on the build quality though. Definitely the most comfortable bag I've ever owned.

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                  4.0

                  Excellent hiking backpack

                  By Trig

                  from Norway

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hiking
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW Backpack (Galaxy Blue with Light Gray Trim):

                    This is the outdoor hiking backpack that I have been waiting for!
                    It is perfect for those longer, even multiday, hiking trips where you want to bring your camera gear, tripod, change of cloths, food ect.
                    It has room for your essentials and with the removable camera inserts (2X) you can deside for yourself how to balance photo equipment and other gear. The inserts are also great to use with much larger backpacks if this one becomes too small on other trips.
                    I chose this 45L version over the 35L to have that extra camera case flexibility.
                    The hydration pocket alternatively fits a 1L water bottle.
                    The hip belt is sturdy and the pockets will take a iPhone 4 (and possibly a 5). Shoulder pads are comfortable and the back is made to ventilate. Very good designed - I would say a Lowepro best.
                    The camera cases are deep enough for a Nikon D700 with vertical grip mounted and lens attached. A lens like the Nikkor 24-120mm f4 will stand vertical if detached from the camera, with lens hood in ready-to-shoot position.
                    The main case takes camera with lens, another lens and a flash or filters. The second case (not included with the 35L version) takes another 3 24-120mm sized lenses vertically, but comes with 3 dividers if you have smaller lenses or want to pack other equipment.
                    The cases each have two flexible pockets on the outside and two zippered pockets on the inside of the lid to accomodate smaller accessories, lens caps, batteries, filters ect. There is also included a small pouch for storing cables, chargers ect.
                    The all weather cover doubles as a reflector which is handy if you do not bring (forgot) your 5-1 collapsable reflector.
                    The backpack is not one I would bring as a airline carry-on, but with only the camera cases in and no other bulky things on top you might be able to pass a friendly guard.
                    Some minor improvements I think Lowepro should do on the next version:
                    The straps underneath the backpack are just long enough for my sleeping mat. I would have liked to have them 5 cm longer.
                    The straps for the lid is also just long enough for closing the lid when the pack is full. They are too short if you want to strap a mat, tent or other bulky things.
                    The lid would also benefit from being height adjustable to accomodate eg. a thick jacket underneath.

                    I also use a PhotoSport 200 AW and these two backpacks complement each other perfect, and with my 85L 'monster' backpack I think everything is covered.

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