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Peak Design announces Everyday Messenger 13

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3rd May 2016 - New messenger bag fomr Peak Design


Peak Design has announced a smaller version of their Everyday Messenger bag line.  Whilst the original Messenger 15 was built to hold a 15" laptop , this new bag the Messenger 13 can hold a smaller 13" laptop.
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The everyday bag range has been designed with the help of Trey Ratcliff a adventure photographer with the idea to create a bag that can adapts to any lifestyle or gear.
The bags have MagLatch™ closure, and origami inspired FlexFold™ dividers, all contained within a weatherproof and expandable protective shell and hyper-adjusting internally padded seatbelt strap. Dedicated Capture clip attachment points and front access panel are designed specifically around the photography workflow. This bag is for photographers, travelers, commuters and everyone in-between.

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The Everyday Messenger 13 is priced at $219.95, the originalMessenger 13 is priced at $219.95. Both are available now through Peak Design's website, with the 13 on pre-order.

Nest announces Two new Hiker Series Bags

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Nest is pleased to announce two new additions to the popular HIKER series of camera bags and backpacks. The Hiker 60 and 80 are photo backpacks for the enthusiast or professional photographer. Designed for those with a CSC or DSLR wishing a more compact carrying solution. Both models are available in Black or the striking Camouflage.

 Hiker 60

 The Hiker 60 is a multi-function backpack offering two generously proportioned compartments. A side accessed lower section has a variety of adjustable padded dividers to house photo gear and an upper section for carrying personal items. Capacity to store a DSLR with lens attached and up to a further 3 lenses, an 8” tablet and an array of photographic essentials. The dividers can be removed together with dropping a “trap door”, to provide a fully functioning daypack.

 Hiker 80

 The Hiker 80 is a complete photo backpack with a single large zipped opening. Offers a spacious internal capacity with many flexible padded dividers, enough to store a DSLR with telephoto zoom lens attached and up to a further 4 or 5 lenses. An integrated sleeve provides a secure area to store a laptop or notebook (up to 14”). Externally there are several convenient zipped pockets. One such pocket is suitable for keeping safe a large mobile device or a tablet (up to 10”).


The Hiker series backpacks benefit from the usual Nest quality fitments. These includes Japanese YKK™ zips, Duraflex™ buckles, and PVC all weather covers. Black versions are made from waterproof “rip-stop” nylon with neoprene accents while the Camo versions are made from superior 600D ballistic nylon.
Available in early March, the Hiker 60 and 80 have competitive MSRP’s from £69.99* and £79.99* respectively. For more information please visit
We will be attending The Photography Show 2016, March 19th to 22nd, Stand B91. Come and see our large range of bags, backpacks, monopods, tripods and lighting solutions.


Exterior Dimensions: 270mm x 200mm x 420mm
Internal Dimensions: 250mm x 145mm x 390mm
Weight: 1.29kg

Exterior Dimensions: 300mm x 210mm x 450mm
Internal Dimensions: 280mm x 160mm x 420mm
Weight: 1.63kg

Lowepro Expands Award-Winning ProTactic Series to Include High-Performance Bags for Mirrorless and DSLR Photographers


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 Three Shoulder Bags and Small Backpack Added to Six-Piece Series for Mission-Critical Access to Compact Gear

 PETALUMA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, today launched four new models designed for compact camera setups – three shoulder bags and one backpack – as part of its award-winning ProTactic series. The urban-inspired, six-piece collection offers high performance and mission-critical access to professional photographers and enthusiasts who need a bag that delivers on all fronts: accessibility, versatility, comfort and organization.

 “We received tremendous, positive feedback on our ProTactic series when it first launched a year ago,” said Tim Grimmer, vice president of brand and product at Lowepro. “Our design team couldn’t wait to expand the series to mirrorless kits as well as professional DSLRs, creating trustworthy bags as powerful as the compact gear carried by journalists, street photographers and enthusiasts.”

 The first generation of the ProTactic series launched last year with the 350 AW and 450 AW. The expanded line now includes:

ProTactic SH 120 AW – A small but robust shoulder bag with room for a mirrorless kit, such as the Olympus OM-D E-M1, with attached lens, extra lens or flash, smartphone and personal essentials.

ProTactic SH 180 AW – A mid-sized shoulder bag that fits a standard DSLR, such as the Nikon D750, with a 24-70mm lens attached, one to two extra lenses, a tablet, smartphone and small personal items.

ProTactic SH 200 AW – A modern, photojournalist-style shoulder bag designed to fit a professional DSLR with a classic 70-200mm lens kit, two to three extra lenses or speedlights, up to a 13-inch laptop and tablet, smartphone, and accessories.

ProTactic BP 250 AW – A scaled-down pack that protects a complete mirrorless kit with a 12-40mm lens attached, space for three to four extra lenses or flashes, an 11-inch MacBook Air®, smartphone and accessories.

ProTactic shoulder bags include cinch straps and zippered accessory pouches to expand the amount of gear as needed, SlipLock™ attachments and built-in memory card pockets. The SH 180 AW and SH 200 AW include a water-resistant top-zip opening as well for fast access to gear.

 The new ProTactic BP 250 AW offers multiple modular accessories and cinch straps; back-entry access for easy setup and extra security; a convenient, turret-style top opening; two fast-access side pockets; and Lowepro’s ActivZone™ harness for targeted comfort and support.

 The ProTactic line expansion also includes the photographer-friendly features of the first-generation packs, such as the patent-pending MaxFit™ system of padded and fully adjustable dividers for fine-tuning gear fit; a multiple-strap build for easily adding capacity; and a patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover™ to protect gear from the elements.

 The ProTactic SH 120 AW (US MSRP $99.95), ProTactic SH 180 AW (US MSRP $129.95), ProTactic SH 200 AW (US MSRP $169.95) and ProTactic BP 250 AW (US MSRP $189.95) are available at select retailers and at

 More information about the complete ProTactic series, including the original professional DSLR backpacks, can be found at


 For 48 years and counting, Lowepro bags have been traveling the world, earning the loyalty and admiration of the best photographers, and setting the industry standard for innovative functionality and remarkable protection. Spanning three collections – professional, outdoor and urban – Lowepro designs and develops protective carrying solutions for specific activities and environments. Wherever your passions and pursuits take you, chances are you’ll find us there. To learn more, please visit


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