Before you set out on your next adventure, ensure you’re packing your tech in luggage that can keep up with your adventurous ways.
So you’ve decided to invest in some serious camera gear? Good for you. Like to take tablets and laptops with you when you seek adventure? Not a bad idea. Increasingly we’re carrying technology with us when we travel and that means that sometimes we need to think outside the box when it comes to protecting our gear from the elements when traveling off the beaten path. After all, there’s nothing more disheartening than traveling halfway around the world only to discover your camera lens hasn’t faired so well on the journey, or to discover fascinating wildlife and not be able to grab your camera or binoculars in time because everything’s sealed away in a suitcase or backpack. Choosing the right bags for each trip is as important as remembering your camera charger – it can make or break the journey.
Fortunately, the team at Ultimate Encounters always has its eye out for innovative packing and luggage solutions that will keep your travel tech safe and secure. Here are some of our recent favorites.
Perfect for day excursions when you need both hands front and center, the Field Station (above), part of the Lowepro Optics Series, is a belt pack-style hold all that’s lightweight and durable. With a weather-resistant design and a wide, comfortable belt for maximum comfort, the bag also features an ‘Inventive Shelf’, perfect for checking tablets and maps on the run.
Durable yet stylish, the Activate Wheeled Backpack 26 from Eagle Creek is perfect for everything from day trips to airport transit runs. It easily converts from a wheeled carry-on to a backpack, with full front panel loading making security a breeze. A zip-away suspension feature and moisture-wicking air mesh help maintain comfort, as do contoured back straps and a padded hip belt, while durable wheels allow you to whizz through crowds and jungles alike.
Perfect for avid photographers looking to protect their gear from the elements, the Dry Zone collection of bags from Lowepro are made from lightweight, technical waterproof fabric that offers splash-proof protection. Our favorite, the 20-liter duffle, features a roll-top, wide-mouth opening to make stowing your gear easier, and removable padded camera cases with taped seams keep your gear from crashing about on life’s most adventurous roads.
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