Lowepro DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow)

Lowepro DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow)

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
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Lowepro 200 overview

  • 1Description

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
UPC: 056035200809
In the Box
Lowepro DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow)
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Lowepro 200 specs

    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Sternum Strap, Top Handle, Waist Belt
    Camera Support Strap Tripod
    Exteriorvebbrxdsaxxqcyywaq
    Exterior Dimensions 14.5 x 11.5 x 19" / 36.83 x 29.21 x 48.26 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Type of Closure Buckle, Zipper
    Water Resistance Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Load Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Interior
    Interior Dimensions 12 x 6 x 17" / 30.48 x 15.24 x 43.18 cm
    Interior Material Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight 6.9 lb / 3.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.6 x 15.7 x 12.0"

    Lowepro 200 reviews

    DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow) is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 40.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your get what you pay for I'm a professional photographer in Naples Florida which means 95% of all my work is done on a beach. Not only is wind and sand always a concern but the summer months, June thorugh October, rain is a daily occurrence. At times these summer storms can come out of nowhere, especially being on the water. I needed a bag that was 100% WATERPROOF. Water or weather resistant was not going to work. The bag has plenty of room for the larger SLR's as well as the accompanying lenses and accessories and is built to last. Overall if the need exists to shoot on location and that location is weather prone then this is your bag.
    Date published: 2008-12-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Practical alternative 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.
    Date published: 2011-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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
    Date published: 2007-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fitting, safest pack in this size First off, in contrary to another reveiwer this pack is adjustable for taller folks. If you look at the back pad you will see there is velcro between the pad and the shoulder harness mounting plate. You can adjust the torso length of the harness with this. Once you have it correctly sized it is uber comfortable. It actually has a frame!! As always read the manual and fully inspect gear before you use it to figure out what it is capable of. I found it to fit well once adjusted properly. Most packs this size don't have this level of adjustability. I demoed one before I bought. I did a full weekend of packing around shooting creeks and nature shots. I carried my full compliment of gear. Nikon D3, 12-24mm,24-70mm,70-200mm, 2x converter, 60mm macro,50mm 1.4, 2 sb800's, Manfrotto cf tripod with pistol grip ballhead, filters and accesorries, trailmaps and guide books, and two liters of water plus clif bars. Heavy load in comfort. Plolly about 50+ lbs or so. The pack is of course hard to get into for fast access of lenses so I put a lowepro 4s slip lock lens case on one side and a 5s slip lock on the other. This way I have fast access to all my zooms without removing the pack. If I had a stream crossing I would remove the glass from the cases and seal them up in the pack. No worries other than getting wet or drowning if I fell in the creek. The netting on the back is good for holding water and guide/maps stuff with quick access and there is tons on pockets inside to keep stuff organized. A word for longevity and easing access a little. Only zip up the dry zipper if you really need it. I am a WW Kayaker and have extensive experience with drysuits and keeping stuff dry. Dry zippers will wear out with heavy use so keep it CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN, did I mention clean, and LUBRICATED and only use it when needed. Sand or dirt in the zipper will kill it in no short order. I learned this the hard way with 1000 dollar drysuits, gets really miserable when those leak. There is a regular zipper inside to close the padded section off when no using the drypod. It has all the usual plusses of a lowepro so no need to go into those and its built like a tank even for a lowepro, but it is heavy, thats what you get for durabilty and security. If you have valuable gear and expose yourself to the elements and/or want to carry moderate heavy loads without buying a big trekker framed pack in comfort I reccomend this bag. Think about it, if you carry 5,000 to 10,000 bucks in glass and bodies is 270 sum bucks worth it to protect your investment from that uplanned deluge or fall into the water?
    Date published: 2008-10-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from zipper problems in hot climates 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.
    Date published: 2012-10-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2007-09-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Pack 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.
    Date published: 2010-05-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not my favorite. I only use this bag when I go to photograph waterfalls. Even empty is is pretty heavy. The harnest of the weist band dosen't work for me since I am 72 tall, the belt rest in my stomach. I find it very difficult to put back in plce the top(yellow) cover of the bag, for some reason it dosen't fit well. However the bag is well built, the equipment dosen't get wet neither humid. I swam with this bag in my back, sumerged completly in water and it has done its job very well. If you're are considering to parchase this product as your only bag think about it twice, it is heavy and very uncomfortable.
    Date published: 2017-04-17
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