CHICAGO, August 11, 2008 - Whether you are a globe trotting photojournalist or an outdoor shutterbug enthusiast, Calumet's new backpacks combine the comfort and protection necessary for transporting your digital SLR camera system and laptop computer anywhere in the world. They feature innovative materials and construction techniques that allow rapid access to your camera equipment and maximum protection when you are on the go.
The BP935 and the BP1500 are built with a durable exterior of 100-percent ballistic pattern nylon. Both offer a fully adjustable suspension system with comfortably padded shoulder straps, secure waist strap and triple-adjustment chest strap for maximum comfort, balance and safety.
For your multimedia needs, water resistant headphone ports are built into the backpack, while the waist belt features two compartments for convenient access to a cell phone or mp3 player. The fully padded laptop storage compartment accommodates up to 17-inch models and provides peace of mind with extra padding on the bottom.
The top exterior outer pocket offers three levels of storage for personal accessories, while the bottom exterior outer pocket is gusseted to hold lightweight items. Reinforced loops can be used to attach carabineer clips, bungee cords, etc. An exterior fishnet storage pouch allows you to carry water bottles, plus a reinforced rubberized bottom with anti-skid feet and secure loops allow you to carry a monopod or light jacket.
A convenient mid-section strap allows easy access to equipment in the top compartment only. The backpacks also have a fully customizable interior compartment that includes removable padded dividers. The exterior zippers are self-sealing and water-resistant.
The BP935 features breathable mesh on the back panel and shoulder straps for added comfort and airflow. It weighs only 4.65 pounds (2.1 kg) and retails for $169.99. The BP1500 features a unique tripod carrying system with foot pouch, adjustable mid-section strap and adjustable head strap. This large pack also features a uniquely molded back plate that offers added comfort and increased airflow. It weighs only 6.4 pounds (2.9 kg) and retails for $199.99.
The new Calumet backpacks come with a limited 10-year warranty. For more information, visit one of Calumet's 10 retails centers, call 1-800-CALUMET, or go to www.calumetphoto.com.
Calumet Photographic has been helping photographers create extraordinary images since 1939. Only Calumet serves the needs of photographers with an interactive website, professional call center and worldwide retail centers. There are 10 stores in the U.S. and 19 stores in Europe.