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    Default Alternatives to Lowepro

    Hi,

    Looking for backpack alternatives available in SG that are better than LowePro in terms of functionality and price. Tips about where to get and prices would be most appreciated. Tamrac perhaps? No name China brands are also OK if they are just as good or better than the well-known names.

    I already have a Lowerpro Mini Trekker AW. Looking for something bigger that can also pack clothes, food, water bottle (in mesh pocket) for extended trips.

    Another question: Are there any Lowepro backpacks that come with mesh pockets for water bottles as standard and not options that will cost more $$$?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Alternatives to Lowepro

    do u want crumpler? Did u consider that before? if u want big bags, they have one backpack that is big enough for u to stuff in a 600mm f/4, u can go and take a look in paragon. its the biggest bag u can find in the store (er..its the biggest when i went there 2 weeks ago)

    and the bag definitely has ample space for u to put clothes and snacks too..
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    Default Re: Alternatives to Lowepro

    Check Sports Connection for Urban Equip bags. Limited designs for cameras, but value for $.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcuf2
    do u want crumpler? Did u consider that before? if u want big bags, they have one backpack that is big enough for u to stuff in a 600mm f/4, u can go and take a look in paragon. its the biggest bag u can find in the store (er..its the biggest when i went there 2 weeks ago)

    and the bag definitely has ample space for u to put clothes and snacks too..

    I have impression that Crumplers are very nice but also more expensive than Lowepro. Is that true? Making a backpack is not rocket science and I think this is something China no name brands can do well and yet charge lower prices than the better know brands

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    Quote Originally Posted by greggy
    I have impression that Crumplers are very nice but also more expensive than Lowepro. Is that true? Making a backpack is not rocket science and I think this is something China no name brands can do well and yet charge lower prices than the better know brands
    any good china brands to recommend then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greggy
    I have impression that Crumplers are very nice but also more expensive than Lowepro. Is that true? Making a backpack is not rocket science and I think this is something China no name brands can do well and yet charge lower prices than the better know brands
    mmm..price wise, i would rate both lowepro and crumpler as being expensive with the latter being a bit more ex.. However the thing i like about crumpler is that it adds colour to your life their array of bags with so many colours really can brighten one's day up, and thats y i would prefer crumpler to lowepro. Quality wise, both are pretty on par..

    And best of all, crumpler bags attract girls to come over to u and ask to have a look at ur bag and then u can ............................
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    try mountain smith backpacks, they have a sale on now at camper corner in the building round the corner from peninsular plaza ( i forget what its called)

    they have a range of camera backpacks, good hardy stuff, on sale now

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    Quote Originally Posted by slooow
    any good china brands to recommend then?
    u can try safrotto, u can find it in TCW. it is like the copycat of lowepro bags, design dam similar...
    something like the similarness of benro and gitzo.. u get wat i mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcuf2
    mmm..price wise, i would rate both lowepro and crumpler as being expensive with the latter being a bit more ex.. However the thing i like about crumpler is that it adds colour to your life their array of bags with so many colours really can brighten one's day up, and thats y i would prefer crumpler to lowepro. Quality wise, both are pretty on par..

    And best of all, crumpler bags attract girls to come over to u and ask to have a look at ur bag and then u can ............................
    Crumplers are chick magnets! Now that what I call a feature! I hope they are also not thief magnets. One thing about Lowepro is that it announces to the world that there's a nice camera inside. (I recently had my video cam stolen so I am a bit wary these days)

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    Quote Originally Posted by l-inc
    try mountain smith backpacks, they have a sale on now at camper corner in the building round the corner from peninsular plaza ( i forget what its called)

    they have a range of camera backpacks, good hardy stuff, on sale now
    Thanks for the input. Will look it up when I'm in the neighbourhood

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcuf2
    u can try safrotto, u can find it in TCW. it is like the copycat of lowepro bags, design dam similar...
    something like the similarness of benro and gitzo.. u get wat i mean?
    Yes, I get what u mean. That's what I am thinking about: the Benro equivalent of backpacks. I'm not looking for a name, I'm looking for functionality and quality at a good price. Value for money, that is.

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    Default Re: Alternatives to Lowepro

    Tamrac is not too bad.
    For me i will go with Tenba.

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    Default Re: Alternatives to Lowepro

    Tokino Lamborghini at BIG (HabourFront)

    Sturdy, well-built. Good material and weather proof too. Price is slightly cheaper than Lowepro.

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