Lowepro Photo Sport 300 AW II
This Photo Sport 300 AW II bag looks to solve a lot of problems for me. I needed to ditch my sling bag for longer trips or when I was going to carry more than 6 lbs of gear. I needed to have two shoulder straps (an absolute must). I would like to alleviate the weight off my shoulders as much as I could. I needed a place to store non photography things as well, like a lunch or a book. I wanted something that was lightweight. I got all that I wanted and more with the Photo Sport 300 AW II. This pack even featured a pocket that was designed to hold a reservoir of water. I wouldn’t need to carry a separate water bottle on longer hikes. It offers waist straps and chest straps to help get gear off of your back. It is large enough to take on a 4-5 day hike and still be able to stow all of my essential photo gear. It isn’t overly large, meaning if I do not fill it up completely it can squish it down to a more compact size. Unlike my Lowepro Trekker 450 that is a massive bag and stays massive regardless of what you put in it. Ultimately I feel that this Photo Sport 300 AW II is the perfect bag to fit my lifestyle. It will help save my shoulders, and fit all the gear I would need on a hike or a 4+ day trip. I cant’t wait to deploy it in a few weeks on a Bryce Canyon expedition. Be sure to check back at a later time to see how this bag fared. In the meantime check out my video breakdown of the Photo Sport 300 AW II below.
To learn some insight on how I plan a photo trip itinerary check out Headed To Texas