June 25, 2008 The new Inverse AW beltpack from Lowepro is a sensible design aimed at helping digital photographers alleviate upper-body strain. It offers two carrying modes in one bag with the ability to be worn around the waist or carried as a shoulder bag.
The Inverse can be worn around the waist by snapping on the contoured mesh lumbar belt or carried over the shoulder using the detachable 360° swivel padded shoulder harness. It promises comfort to the wearer via a breathable back-panel and weight-distributing carrying options. Locking straps located on the underside of the beltpack are suited to cinching in a tripod or rolled up jacket, and the front compression system, with a zippered pocket and adjustable compression pulls, provides easy access to cables, adaptors, small accessories and personal items while allowing the pack to be customized to fit any body type.
A quick-access lid that opens 180 degrees makes getting gear in and out of the bag easy and the customizable, padded main compartment plus water-resistant exterior materials work to keep your equipment safe. Other notable features include mesh side pockets for your water bottle, silent pull zippers to reduce noise and SlipLock attachment loops to further customize the beltpack as needed.
Available in two sizes, the Inverse 100 AW (around US$65) and 200 AW (around $75), the series has the carrying capacity for a pro-style digital SLR with attached lens as well as extra lenses, flash units and accessories. The bags are available now in black, arctic blue, and leaf green.