Reprinted from a Lowepro press release:

Lowepro, the worldwide leader of protective cases and backpacks for imaging products, is introducing a new backpack designed specifically for digital photographers on the go. The new CompuTrekker AW is the perfect travel companion for photojournalists and location photographers who need a compact way to safely store and transport digital cameras, accessories and a notebook computer. The backpack’s reinforced construction, shock-absorbing closed-cell foam padding and tough, water-resistant outer fabric protects its contents from moisture and sudden impacts while offering photographers balanced comfort and hands-free access to their equipment.

“The features and design of the new CompuTrekker AW were based on input and feedback we received from photographers who wanted an all-in-one protective case for their camera gear and notebook computer,” said Nicole Mummenhoff, Senior VP of Lowepro. “As photographers continue to make the transition from 35mm to digital SLRs, the notebook computer will play an integral role in the photographic process. The CompuTrekker AW provides the protection and mobility photographers need in this new age of imaging.”

Every inch of the new CompuTrekker AW backpack was carefully constructed with two primary elements in mind — the safety and security of its contents and the comfort of the photographer. The backpack’s main compartment is dedicated to storing cameras, lenses and other accessories such as memory cards, battery packs and chargers. While the perimeter of the compartment is heavily padded and insulated, adjustable, padded dividers allow photographers to customize the compartment based on their selection of equipment. And for added safety and security, a built-in, quick-release buckle fits snugly around the zippered compartment to further protect the computer from accidental damage.

Comfort was also a key element in the overall design of the CompuTrekker AW backpack. It incorporates an adjustable backpack harness with padded, contoured shoulder straps, a quick-release sternum strap and waistbelt for ultimate comfort, especially in rugged terrain.

In addition to its padding, the backpack makes accessing equipment simple and fast. A quick-access hide-away tripod mount, SlipLockTM attachment loops and a number of laminated and zippered organizer pockets all work to provide photographers with the fastest access to equipment while providing the very best in protection, durability and security.

The new Lowepro CompuTrekker AW backpack will be available at photo retailers and specialty stores nationwide in July and have a suggested retail price of $179.00.

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