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Pro Trekker™ AW Series

The ultimate expedition camera backpack

Trekking to remote and challenging locations. Camping out on “the set.” Bringing along a big lens for that elusive creature. Being prepared for a surprise rain or sand storm. Outdoor and adventure pro photographers equip for all kinds of scenarios when they set out for a wilderness shoot. The Pro Trekker AW camera backpack helps prepare them with a list of inventive and practical features that's really, we mean really, comprehensive. Watch our Pro Trekker AW product video.

About the backpack

Inspired by Lowepro's legendary Trekker series of backpacks, Pro Trekker AW is essential for outdoor photographers, extreme sports shooters and serious enthusiasts who need a workhorse backpack that travels well—in any environment. It's lightweight yet rugged, hydration and expedition ready. Plus it offers superior protection and comfort with Lowepro's premium suspension system. Let's take a little tour...

10 adjustment points

The Pro Trekker AW features Lowepro's top-of-the-line fully adjustable, premium 10-point harness system consisting of adjustment points at: load lifter straps at top of pack (1-2), shoulders (3-4), torso (5), sternum (6), waist (7-8) and lumbar (9-10). Our exclusive Pack Jack™ harness adjustment tool is designed to create a custom fit at the torso area and sits in the back of the pack. To use it, slide the tool between the hook–and-loop fastener to release connection. Next, slide the torso plate up or down until the harness fits properly at the desired height between shoulders and hips. Remove the tool and press to reconnect the hook–and-loop fastener. Once fitted, the Pack Jack™ tool is stored in the back for future use.

Organized to the max

From Lowepro's classic interior construction with adjustable, padded dividers to built-in memory card pockets (4) and a removable accessory pouch, this backpack offers multiple ways to organize and customize your gear. Three exterior tripod sleeves offer secure and protective storage for tripods, monopods, ski or trekking poles.

Materials that perform

The Pro Trekker AW is purpose built with lightweight, yet durable technical performance fabrics to provide resilience during heavy outdoor use and travel. Ballistic nylon and Hypalon® are strategically placed at stress points to offer extra strength. Heavy-duty YKK splashguard zippers around the main compartment provide superior water resistance and help protect valuable contents.

Dedicated hydration

Can you keep your camera gear dry and protected but yourself hydrated and comfortable? Yes, thanks to the hydration-ready side pocket with a removable, seam-sealed pouch. The pouch holds up to 70 ounces of liquid in a hydration reservoir (not included) and offers hands free easy access via the mouthpiece slot at the top of the pack.

Weather protection

Lowepro's patented All Weather AW Cover™ with cinch straps is built right into the bottom of the pack. You can protect your gear from the elements and tuck it away when not needed.

Convertible and removable

Inventive, flexible details and features make the Pro Trekker AW a perfect backcountry companion. Its convertible waistpack/backpack lids serves in two ways. First it's a protective lid that covers the top of the backpack, providing an extra layer of protecting from the elements. Second, it's a lightweight, feature-packed waistpack with multiple pockets and a super-comfortable mesh lumbar pad. You can remove it and use it as a lens holder in situations where you leave the backpack behind, wear your camera, and hike out to capture the perfect shot.

The removable waistbelt on the Pro Trekker AW is designed for long-wearing comfort with it's thick, mesh padding and 4-point adjustment straps. After a long day of trekking with your gear, you can remove it to dry it out; or unbuckle and pack away to downsize your load.

Trek with a laptop

For photographers who require their laptops right at hand to download images and keep their workflow steady, the Pro Trekker AW includes a checkpoint-friendly laptop sleeve located in the front pocket. It adheres to most airline requirements (no need to remove laptop from sleeve at the security checkpoint) and fits up to 15.4" widescreen laptops.

Here's what pro photographer Ian Spanier has to say on the virtues of working with the Pro Trekker 400 AW:

"Lowepro has taken many of the best aspects of their other bags in the Pro Trekker 400 AW. Along with the weather-proof zippers, SlipLock™ system and roomy outer pockets, having the new tripod channels and checkpoint-friendly laptop case with easy-to-access sleeve for it on the rear of the backpack are fantastic additions—as is the brilliant, removable waistpack.

I love that I can get on a plane, remove the laptop and the waistpack and not have to shuffle past cameras, cords or accessories. The fact that it looks like a regular backpack is great for the under-the-radar approach I want when traveling. This is most definitely the most comfortable backpack I have used, thanks to the adjustable Pack Jack™ tool."

Ian Spanier is a pro outdoor photographer specializing in environmental portraits and travel. His work has been published in GQ, Field & Stream, Condé Nast Traveler, Psychology Today and Muscle & Fitness magazines. See a few of Ian's dramatic images in our Photography Showcase.

If you want to learn more about this expedition-ready new camera backpack series, read our Pro Trekker AW series press release. See more details below on finding the right size for your gear and your next photo adventure.

11.4W x 6.5D x 14.6H in.
29 x 16.5 x 37 cm
15.4W x 14.2D x 18.5H in.
39 x 36 x 47 cm
Pro DSLR with up to 300mm lens attached; 4-5 additional lenses; flash; accessories and personal gear; up to a 15.4" widescreen laptop.


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11.4W x 6.5D x 17.3H in.
29 x 16.5 x 44 cm
15.4W x 14.2D x 21.3H in.
39 x 36 x 54 cm
1-2 pro DSLRs with grip and up to 400mm lens(es) attached; 4-6 additional lenses; 2 flash units; accessories and personal gear; up to a 15.4" widescreen laptop.


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14.6W x 7.5D x 21.3H in.
37.0W x 19.0D x 54.0H cm
18.1W x 15D x 23.6H in.
46 x 38 x 60 cm
2-3 pro DSLRs with grip and up to 600mm lens(es) attached; 5-7 additional lenses; 2 flash units; accessories and personal gear; up to a 15.4" widescreen laptop.


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*Airline carry-on compatible. Check with specific airline for most up-to-date weight and size restrictions before you travel.

All colors & sizes may not be available in all countries. Check with your local distributor for availability.


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