Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In Praise of the Lowepro Versapack 200AW

I must warn you first hand, dear readers, that this post is about me. Yes, me. And my most favorite camera bag. I have mentioned several times that the Lowepro Versapack 200AW is my most favorite bag (see my review here) and I'll say it again - the Lowepro Versapack 200AW is my most favorite bag.

The wife and I at Peddler's Village, PA

Atlantic City Boardwalk
Anyway, when the in-laws visited the wife (@PinayObserver) and I, we toured them to some locations near Princeton. We drove to Peddler's Village, PA, Atlantic City, NJ, to Liberty State Park and took the train to New York City (full disclosure: I am deathly afraid of driving within New York; ok, not "deathly" but still...).

The wife and I at Ellis Island.
In all these trips, I brought my Canon 5D Mark II, my Canon 430EX-II speedlite, a spare 5D battery, some AA-batteries, and CF cards. There were also a couple of shirts, undies and a pair of light shorts. I had a camera bag and an overnight bag all rolled into one - this beats carrying two bags while checking out the shops at Peddler's Village, walking the Atlantic City Boardwalk, spelunking the concrete jungle that is Manhattan or enjoying the jostling waves while island hopping from Elizabeth, NJ to Ellis Island to Liberty Island.

The big Apple in the Big Apple.
The bag's straps held up and I didn't feel any discomfort with them while walking for a whole day. However, on the two days that the temperatures reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the absence of any groves for airflow on the back of the bag made my back really hot - that's the part that wasn't particularly enjoyable. Also, the triple digit temperature made me curse the fact that there is no built-in water bottle holder.

But all-in-all, I still love this bag despite these short-comings. It is my most favorite bag.

The In-Laws and the wife.
The first and last photo taken by me using a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 430EX-II speedlite. Second and fourth photos were taken by the wife, while the third photo was taken by my sis-in-law Roana using the Canon Powershot G12.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great all-in-one bag! The Lowepro CompuDay Photo 250 you reviewed yesterday is also great. Just have to be careful though when carrying all of these stuffs.



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