Lowepro is known for its extensive collection of sporty and durable camera bags, but one word that probably doesn’t come to mind when you think of the company is “luxury.” It wants to change that. Today Lowepro unleashed a new line of photo equipment luggage that “brings trusted protection to the discerning” photographer. It’s called Echelon.
“Don’t just get there. Arrive,” the webpage for the bag proclaims.
The Echelon series represents Lowepro’s first attempt at creating high-end bags geared toward “the fashionable, discerning professional who has perfected his or her craft.”
It’s a limited edition, three-piece set that includes a roller, attaché, and laptop brief. Some of the high-end features you’ll find include custom-cast metal hardware, saddle-stitched leather handles, a sleek design, 840 denier black nylon fabric, precision engineered fuse locking zippers, TSA-approved locks, and a removable all-weather cover.
The roller features a high-impact resistant interior and can store two pro DSLRs, 6-8 lenses, flash and lighting gear, accessories, and a 15-inch laptop.
The attaché holds one pro DSLR, 2-3 lenses, a flash, a 13-inch laptop, and some accessories.
Finally, the brief can hold a 15-inch laptop, a tablet, portable hard drives, and other small accessories.