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Lowepro's Passport Sling DSLR bags in various colors. Photo provided by Lowepro USA. PRESS RELEASE: Lowepro unveils a unique and unexpected kind of camera sling bag that offers freedom of movement, protection for a DSLR kit and lots of space for personal gear: the Passport Sling.

(Sebastopol, CA, January 4, 2010) – Lowepro, a product design company that builds protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronics, announces the launch of the Passport Sling. This inventive bag includes protected space for a DSLR and a flexible compartment that unzips to reveal approximately 30% more space for extra accessories and personal items.

"We designed the Passport Sling for today's photo enthusiasts who want to carry an equal amount of camera and personal gear as they sightsee, travel or go for a walk with their DSLRs," said Tracy Daly, Lowepro product manager. "The comfortable, ergonomic design and expandable compartment make it an appealing option that doesn't look like a typical camera bag.

The Passport Sling is designed to conform to the body and easily move with the wearer. It may be worn across the chest, high and close or low and loose, depending on the activity. The shoulder strap features a cam lock buckle that easily adjusts for an ideal fit, plus a removable, sliding shoulder pad with a non-slip patch that offers cushioned comfort when needed.

Inside, a padded camera box—with a built-in memory card pocket—protects a DSLR while the sling is worn. The box is collapsible and may be removed when packing the Passport Sling into a larger bag for travel. Additional features include: two interior pockets; two exterior slash pockets; water bottle pocket.

The Passport Sling is available in Black, Sky Blue and Mica.

Design Highlights

  • Unique and inventive design with the look of a modern sling and the protective features of a Lowepro camera bag.
  • Expandable compartment for increases carrying capacity of accessories and personal items by approximately 30%.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap with cam lock buckle offers a comfortable way to wear sling across body—high or low.

Dimensions & Fit
4.1W x 7.5D x 7.5H in.
10.5 x 19 x 19 cm
FULLY EXPANDED INTERIOR (excluding camera compartment):
5.1W x 6.3D x 15H in.
13 x 16 x 38 cm
DSLR with attached zoom lens; one extra lens or flash; memory card; personal items

Click here for more information on Passport Sling™

About Lowepro
It started with inventive spirit in a small Colorado garage over 40 years ago. Since then, Lowepro's camera bags have been traveling the world, earning the loyalty and admiration of the best photographers, and setting the industry standard for inventive, purpose-built products. Our collections include professional-grade designs for cameras, notebooks, imaging accessories and portable consumer electronics. It is our passion and privilege to provide accessible, comfortable and protective designs for our customers. Lowepro products are available around the globe, for every climate, for every condition. Wherever you go, chances are you'll find us there. To learn more about our inventive spirit, please visit www.lowepro.com.

(First posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 17:06 EST)

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