Lowepro DryZone 200

Lowepro DryZone 200 is camera bag to carry large 35mm or digital pro SLR; 4–5 lenses (up to a 300mm f/2.8, with hood reversed); flash and accessories; or compact medium format system (like the Mamiya® 645); or small field camera system; or professional video system. The bag features Fully customizable interior for any system, When properly closed, the DryZone 200 will float, even when fully loaded with SlipLock attachment slots allow you to attach additional Lowepro accessories and pouches to the DryZone 200 completed with 100% Water-tight protection. The Lowepro DryZone 200 has exterior size 14.6W X 11.4D X 19.1H in./37 X 29 X 48.5 cm, interior size 12W X 5.9D X 16.9H in./30.5 X 15 X 43 cm, and weighs 6.94lbs/3.15kg.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Lowepro DryZone 200 Expert Reviews

Digitaldingus reviews the Lowepro DryZone 200 and writes;
“If you need something waterproof, get the DZ 200. If you need the ultimate protection against a really vicious environment…get the DZ 200. I should mention the DZ 200 is also great for non-aquatic adventures. If you ever take any trips out to the desert or places where winds can stir up some dust, I would consider this pack as well. Another place to consider using the DZ 200 with, is for high-altitude hiking. Remember moisture can easily accumulate on your equipment, if it’s not sealed from the environment. And camping overnight will make this situation worse. The DZ 200, since it is waterproof, can protect your equipment from many other problematic encounters besides water.”
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User Opinions

Lowepro DryZone 200 User Reviews

Wet, wild…and yellow
“This is a fantastic idea! I carry digital camera gear, hard drives and LOTS of rechargeable batteries onto boats to take photographs underwater. It has all become much easier with a waterproof backpack… and it seems to be accepted as hand luggage by airlines. This big version carries a lot, two cameras, two flashguns and two lenses and an aluminium camera housing. A wildlife photographer could get almost anything into the pack, and sling a tripod on the outside, with lunch in the pocket.” – By DiveDoc
Rating: ★★★★☆

“It’s big and bulky, and it’s not always convenient (photo backpacks never really are), but it holds aqnd protects an enormous amount of stuff and, when properly adjusted, it rides quite comfortably. I enjoy shooting waterfalls, and moving water in general, so there’s a fair amount of rockhopping involved…over, through, and sometimes in streams, rivers, ponds, and surf. I’ve adjusted the pack to fit very snugly, and I’ve never felt out of balance or uncomfortable with as much as 35 lb. of gear on me in those situations, so I’m able to get into some reasonably remote locations and really work on a scene with all my tools.” – By David S. Nadal
Rating: ★★★★☆

Swim with your photo gear with confidence
“Overall, this is another excellent bag by Lowepro. The dry-zuit zip really works superbly. Some of the design features – particularly the height adjustable harness and waist/chest straps – are superior to those on more conventional models, such as the Computrekker AW Plus. I would have no hesitation recommending this bag to anyone planning to take lots of gear into extreme climates, be it snow, water or sand. I have to admit, however, that I will probably continue use my other Computrekker, Rover and Slingshot bags on a day-to-day basis as they are simply easier to get gear in and out of the bag.” – By N. Wolff
Rating: ★★★★★

Love it and you CAN fly with it
“I have owned this for a while and have used it mostly for storage of my gear while traveling afoot or in a car. I recently however had the chance to take it in the air. I know there has been some question as to whether or not they are acceptable carry-on luggage, so maybe I will be able to provide some personal insight. The contents of the bag were the following: 1. Canon EOS 5D MK II with Battery Grip attached and Canon 100-400mmL IS USM lens and hood installed on camera, 2. Canon 70-300mm IS USM lens with hood, 3. Canon 28-135mm IS USM lens with hood, 4. Canon Speedlite 580EX flash, and assorted accessories to include extra batteries, remote, etc. I had no problems checking it through TSA security screening.” – By Z. Curtiss
Rating: ★★★★★


Lowepro DryZone 200 User Manual (PDF)

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Features & Specifications

Lowepro DryZone 200 Features & Specifications

DryZone is the world’s first totally waterproof, soft-sided camera backpack. Even fully loaded, they float so your gear is always protected. The inner drypod with patented, waterproof TIZIP™ zipper provides 100% watertight protection. It’s like a drysuit 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 heavy-duty, padded camera compartment inside is fully customizable while the outer shell comes complete with a technical backpack harness.

Also included, ergonomic lumbar support, fully adjustable CollarCut™ shoulder straps, tuck-away tripod holder, self-draining mesh pockets, drain hole, rubber handle, and attachment loops for SlipLock™ accessories. DryZone packs are comfortable to wear and give you total peace of mind in extreme environments.

* DryZone 200 Capacity: Large 35mm or digital pro SLR; 4 5 lenses (up to a 300mm f/2.8, with hood reversed)
* 100% Water-tight protection
* Fully customizable interior for any system.
* When properly closed, the DryZone 200 will float, even when fully loaded.
* SlipLock attachment slots allow you to attach additional Lowepro accessories and pouches to the DryZone 200.

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