At Phot Plus Expo 2013, LowePro is showing off two new shoulder bag series for the photographer on the go: the Urban Reporter series and the Nova Sport series. Both series come in three sizes, both offer space for a laptop and tablet, and both come with variable and removable inserts. While the Urban Reporter has a more understated look that might appeal more to the fashion-conscious and business types, the Nova Sport is clearly aimed at the active outdoors crowd. We’ve been taking a closer look at both.
LowePro Urban Reporter Series
The Urban Reporter series of bags comes in three sizes, the 350, the 250, and the 150. All three of the bags are made of a polyester material that LowePro says will resist both static and strains, which is a good thing if you’re carrying a lot of electronic devices with you. In addition, the Urban Reporter bags have leather touchpoints, which is a nice addition.
On the inside, the bags feature removable inserts, which makes them suitable for a multitude of applications. With the inserts in place, the main compartment can be rearranged with dividers to accomodate different gear setups. There is additional space for a 10″ tablet in the Urban Reporter 150, a 13″ laptop in the 250 and a 15″ laptop in the 350. In addition, the front and side pouches can store accessories and other things like keys, wallets etc.
The Urban Reporter series starts at US-$ 119.99 for the 150, with the 250 selling for US-$ 139.99. Finally, the Urban Reporter 350 bag is yours for US-$ 159.99. The bag series is available at B&H Photo.
LowePro Nova Sport Series
The Nova Sport series of bags is a bit smaller in size overall than the Urban Reporter series, but it makes up for that by its additional weather proofing. On the inside, in a addition to the customizable, removable insert, it features a storm-flap closure that will protect your gear even in the worst of weather conditions. Even if you already own a waterproof camera, the additional protection will give you that extra bit of confidence.
On the outside, the Nova Sport series bags are made of a moisture-resistant material that will help to fight off the weather. In addition to the inside space, the bags feature additional stretch pockets at the sides and zippered pockets at the front. There’s also extra space for a tablet or laptop computer, with the Nova Sport 7L taking tablets up to 7″, the 17L taking tablets up to 10″ and the 35L taking laptops up to 13″.
The Nova Sport series starts at US-$ 59.99 for the 7L model. The 17L comes in at US-$ 79.99, and the 35L has a price tag of US-$ 109.99. The bags are available at B&H Photo.
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