Lowepro Highline RL x400 Travel Roller Bag Review

Lowepro’s First Travel Bags Lowepro have been making photography bags for decades, but recently they launched a series of travel bags that applies their knowledge to a new market. I was particularly interested in the Highline series, but it must be underlined that the Highline backpacks in that range are not camera bags at all. They have no internal padding for camera gear whatsoever. It’s a Lowerpro bag, but not as you’ve seen before! At the top of the Highline series is the x400 roller bag, and this one instantly peaked my interest for a number of reasons. The backpacks …

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REVIEW: MindShift BackLight 26L Outdoor Photography Pack

MindShift Gear have been extremely busy recently, to the benefit of all those that like to be outdoors when they take their photos.  If you aren’t familiar with the brand, MindShift is the sister company to Think Tank Photo, except that they concentrate primarily on camera bags for outdoor, adventure and wildlife photography. Their patented Rotation 180 system (see here in R180 Trail review) put them on the radar of lots of photographers, myself included, and they released a strong series of bags based around that unique rotating system.  The original R180 Pro (review) is probably still my favourite, and …

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Lowepro Whistler Backpack Review

Lowepro’s Whistler line of outdoor and adventure photo packs are designed to be rugged and weather resistant for adventurous pursuits. How does it stack up to the competition? Given that I have lived in the town that the bag is named after, for over a decade, it seemed like something I should take a good long look at.

Domke Trekker Ruggedwear Review

Video Review Domke shoulder bags are legendary so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to test out a couple of what Tiffen are calling the Domke Next Generation. I’ve never owned a Domke before but I know that their durability is much revered among photojournalists. Despite that knowledge, I was still a little taken aback when I first pulled this out of the box. Wow! The version of the Trekker that I tested was made from what Domke calls their Ruggedwear material, and it certainly deserves the name. I wouldn’t try this at home…but it feels like you couldn’t even pierce this …

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MindShift Rotation 180 Trail – First Look

Note: This bag is no longer manufactured. For its closest replacement in the MindShift Gear range, please read my review of the new MindShift Rotation 22L backpack. MindShift Gear has just launched a new pack in their Rotation 180 lineup, the Trail.  I’ve had one of these packs for a few days now so I’ve put together an exclusive first look video which you can watch below.  The Trail is a lightweight 16L pack designed for outdoor adventures with a minimalist camera setup.  Many readers will be familiar with the Rotation 180 series, but if not, you might also want …

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