Lowepro DryZone Rover Backpack (Yellow)

Lowepro DryZone Rover Backpack - for Equipment and Drinking Water Supply (Yellow)

Lowepro DryZone Rover Backpack - for Equipment and Drinking Water Supply (Yellow)

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The Lowepro DryZone Rover is a backpack designed to safely carry water and camera equipment in the same bag. The design of the DryZone Rover allows you to comfortably store camera equipment or other water sensitive items in the waterproof lower compartment while providing quick access to personal storage space above. You can remove the padded camera insert from the lower DryPod and you instantly have a multi-purpose waterproof pack.

The DryZone Rover is designed for quick and easy access to equipment and personal gear in the upper compartment while the lower compartment is kept completely waterproof by utilizing a T-Zip EasySeal zipper and a rubber-coated nylon DryPod with heat sealed seams. In addition to being waterproof, the backpack is buoyancy-certified to 35 pounds and allows photographers to work in extreme environments without fear of losing the entire backpack and its contents if dropped into water.

The included hydration system, designed by Hydrapack, is a lightweight water reservoir made from strong, taste-free polyurethane. With a capacity of up to 50 ounces it keeps photographers hydrated while hiking or on the go. The Touch Fastener sealed wide mouth opening makes it fast to fill and easy to clean. An EasyFlo shut-off bite valve completely seals the valve for safe usage around camera equipment or other electronic devices.

The DryZone Rover also includes many features designed specifically for digital photographers including built-in memory card holders for quick access and safe storage; laminated mesh pockets and removable accessory pouches for storing power cables, adaptors and other digital accessories.

On Board
Meets current FAA specifications for carry on luggage 1
Buoyancy-certified to 35 pounds
Hydration System
  • Polyurethane reservoir with a capacity of 50 ounces
  • Furopolymer  drink tube keeps the tube free from bacteria and tasting great
  • Wide mouth design provides a quick solution when being filled and allows the bag to be turned inside-out when cleaning
  • Waterproof DryPod with removable hydration system
  • Water-resistant backpack with padded camera insert
  • Self-draining mesh pockets
  • Built-in memory card pouches
Built-in Trekker tripod mount
Headphone port
Contoured shoulder harness
Padded waist belt
DryFlo padded back panel provides balance
In the Box
Lowepro DryZone Rover Backpack - for Equipment and Drinking Water Supply (Yellow)
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    Lowepro Rover specs

    Material DryPod exterior: waterproof plastic-coated nylon
    Backpack exterior: water-resistant 600D TXP and 2000D ballistic nylon
    Type of Closure Buckle
    T-Zip EasySeal zipper
    Touch Fastener
    Exterior Dimensions 13 x 9.6 x 21.1" (33 x 24.5 x 53.5 cm) (WxDxH)
    Interior Dimensions 11.8 x 6.9 x 8.7" (29.97 x 17.53 x 22.1 cm) (WxDxH)
    Tripod Holder Yes
    Waist Belt Yes
    Accommodates Pro digital or 35mm SLR camera body with 3-4 additional lenses (up to an 80-200mm f/2.4), tripod or monopod, memory cards, cables and personal accessories
    Carrying/Transport Options Contoured shoulder harness
    Carrying handle
    Weight 5.13 lb (2.33 kg)
    Packaging Inforucefcdqddbcbaeautezrczv
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.0 x 14.0 x 7.0"

    Lowepro Rover reviews

    DryZone Rover Backpack (Yellow) is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good Idea - Bad Layout In theory this bag should be a knockout - but it falls short on everything it tries to do. The lower compartment is so good at being waterproof that it is a real pain to access quickly when out shooting. The upper compartment is so flimsy you feel you where cheated with half a bag. If your goal is to transport your equipment in a watersealed compartment to say your truck to your Dive Boat then I guess it's on OK bag. Though I prefer a DryBag instead. But it has so many flaws I couldn't begin to detail them here. Get a Tamrac Evolution or a Tenba Shootout instead. I wish I did. This thing is just collecting Dust.
    Date published: 2011-08-31
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very good quality, too big & heavy I ordered this pack not knowing that the size and weight would not serve my mountain climbing trip well. When received, I was quite surprised at the size of the box but was still very pumped to get at the gear. I opened it and examined the pack which is of very high quality. The lower container has many pockets/movable compartments and was quite overkill for my beginner needs. The waterproof zipper was rather stiff, but loosened up after a few operations. I was very excited until I realized that the pack was quite heave even when empty. I decided to return it and buy a squishy holder that is more in line with a beginners needs and a lot less weight.
    Date published: 2012-05-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Camera Bagg I Have I love this bag. I can pack all the camera gear I own, enough food and water for a day hike in the Canadian Rockies, with enough room left for some rain gear, all in one convenient package. The tripod pouch on the exterior of the bag is well thought out. If you want a WATERPROOF bag, then you have to deal with drysuit zippers; they aren't that complicated! My only complaint is that I wish the water bladder was bigger. To that effect, I substituted the factory original with a larger Camelback bladder.
    Date published: 2010-06-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cumbersome and uncomfortable, but dry. This is a fantastic bag in concept, but in reality it's just not all that functional. The waterproof zipper makes gear access a real pain, so I hardly ever zip it. The tripod holder was one of the things that initally sold me on this bag, but the elastic straps are not durable and make tripod access difficult as well. The bag folds in half to access camera gear, which makes it sit very awkwardly - all the weight lies on your hips/shoulders and there's virtually no contact with the lumbar region. Waterproofing is this bag's one and only saving grace, and has actually saved me on a couple of occasions.
    Date published: 2010-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For Travel Took my Nikon D90 to Dominica on a surf trip. Hiked to waterfalls, rode on boats to breaks, took to the beach and never worried about the camera while in the bag. If I was somewhere where I wasn't worried about it getting wet, I'd leave the waterproof zipper open and just secure the clip for quicker access. Top of the pack was great for carrying extra clothes, sunscreen, etc. And I really like that it can stand upright on it's own.Might be a little cumbersome for simple city walks - but couldn't find anything comparable for outdoor travel in a soft pack.
    Date published: 2013-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for outdoor shoots Though it's designed primarily for DSLRs, I used it to carry a C100, two lenses, an external recorder, and it worked well. The shoulders straps and back of the pack are well-padded, making it comfortable for hiking long distances.The waterproof compartment provides a plastic shell with ample padding for the camera andaccessories and has a thick, covered zipper whichprovides a sense of security when hiking through rain or snow. I felt totally comfortable setting the pack down in the snow while I rested on the trail.It's definitely a specialized item for hiking photographers/filmmakers. I wouldn't use this to store my gear long term or for indoor-events, but for hiking into the mountains with camera gear, this is a must-have item!
    Date published: 2013-03-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great backpack for the wet Have now had the DryZone Rover for almost a year and it has taken everything I have thrown at it. This includes multiday hikes in wet and fine weather and being strapped to a kayak in the rain and 1 metre swells. Yes the waterproof compartment isn't instant access but everything stays dry. Once you properly adjust it its a very comfortable backpack too. Minor downsides; would prefer the top (daypack) compartment to be slightly larger and maybe a couple more D rings on the outside to hook on items for hiking.
    Date published: 2013-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Backpack Used the DryZone Rover backpack while hiking 25+ miles in the Virgin Islands. My gear stayed dry and I had room for snacks and my camelbag of water. I highly recommend this backpack to those outdoor enthusiasts who want to carry gear and keep it dry!
    Date published: 2011-04-20
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