DryZone 200 Protects Your Camera Gear From Water, Drowning

If you do a lot of nature photography, you’re going to be carrying plenty of sensitive and expensive gear.   And the Lowepro DryZone 200 Camera Backpack is designed to help you accomplish the deed.

Billed as the “world’s first totally waterproof, soft-sided camera backpack,” it lets you safely haul a huge load of professional equipment even through torrential rain and bodies of water. With a fully customizable interior that you can rearrange depending on your stash, it can handily cram everything you need: DSLR, five lenses,  flash, external storage and various other camera accessories.

The DryZone 200 offers 100% watertight protection with the help of a special exterior zipper called the TIZIP, which completely shuts the bag’s interior from water penetration when closed.   When less protection is needed, you can leave the TIZIP open and just close the inner zippers (the patended TIZIP is specially stiff, which makes for a slightly more difficult time when opening and closing).  LowePro claims it will even float when dropped in the water (even when filled with your stash), so your equipment will survive long after you drown in the ocean.

Bag measurements are 19.1 x 14.6 x 11.4 inches, with a heavily-padded area for the camera gear, a tuck-away tripod holder, an external mesh pocket and an external zippered compartment.  There are also attachment loops for hooking on Sliplock accessories, extending the bag’s usability even further.

Suffice to say, the LowePro DryZone 200 sounds like the kind of camera backpack that wildlife photographers, outdoor hobbyists and nude beach voyeurs can’t afford to do without if they want their equipment to avoid water damage.  Plus, the yellow color should make it easy to spot in case a crocodile bites you while taking pictures of hallucinogenic toads.  Hey, I saw it in a movie…

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