Product Review, Lowepro Transporter and Lowepro Vertebral Tech Shoulder Strap
So we all know Lowepro always pushes the limit and brings product to market that offer something more than the competition. They’ve understood that when you buy a bag that will be carrying some equipment, the ergonomic aspect of it is important to reduce the stress that the weight can cause on your body. The straps were no exception.
While most bags (in general) and even the most expensive luggage out there come with very cheap and uncomfortable straps, Lowepro did not leave them out of the “Above and Beyond” culture that rules Lowepro’s product development activities.
The great news about this is that they also make these high quality straps available as accessories, and I have since been using them for any bags, such as my Gym bag. The Vertebral Tech Shoulder Strap is light, comfortable and sturdy. Not only does it fix the comfort issue, but straps are what I have broken the most on bags in my life and that strap is so solid it could probably take a bullet for you! (Ok, almost take a bullet for you)
The strap has a patent pending design based on the spine structure that allows an even weight distribution. The hooks are 360 degree non-twist and made of solid metal.
It is very affordable and retails for only $39.99.
Have you ever noticed how no matter how expensive your camera body is, the strap that comes with it is of very low quality and uncomfortable? This has been driving me crazy for a while. You pay as much as $5,000 for a camera body and the strap is probably worth $2. Our friends at Lowepro have used their knowledge and technology to develop high quality, comfortable and practical straps. I have been using the Transporter strap with my D3. I found it to be easily adjustable, comfortable and the sturdy feel makes you feel safe to trust it will hold your camera. It is much softer on your neck when having your camera hanging.
This one is even available in large surface retailers and retails for only $21.99. Perhaps a good holiday gift idea for the photographer that seems to have everything!