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Lowepro Launches Eco-Friendly Offerings and Expansions to Popular Bag Lines

The Terraclime
The PrimisMinimus AW
The Luxe Series of camera clutches
The Flipside 400
The SlingShot 350 AW

Lowepro, the worldwide leader in carrying solutions for consumer electronics equipment, unveiled two brand new lines and extensions to three of its most popular series of camera bags.

The brand new Terraclime electronics pouch and the expanded Primus AW photo backpack series are the newest editions to Lowepro's eco-friendly bag offerings, and represent the next generation of Lowepro's continued dedication to creating ecologically friendly offerings.

Also announced were the new Luxe series of leather camera clutch wallets, a new expanded version of the innovative sling-style SlingShot series which now has capacity for a laptop, and the new Flipside 400 which provides space for an entire day of shooting and extra security and accessibility with its back-panel access design.

Terraclime is a Lowepro's most eco-friendly line to date. The internal and external fabrics are made with post consumer recycled materials and the pouches' hardware is made from plastic regrind salvaged from manufacturer floors. Available in various sizes the smaller pouches are perfect for ultra-compact point-and-shoot cameras, iPods, or smart phones, while the largest shoulder bag is spacious enough to carry a dSLR and some accessories. The smaller models include a convenient belt loop along with the shoulder strap, and the largest shoulder bag features a padded equipment wrap for an extra layer of protection from bumps and bruises.

PrimusMinimus AW and the CompuPrimus AW are the newest models to be added to Lowepro's popular Primus AW series. Made with 51% recycled materials, Primus AW backpacks are the perfect option for enthusiast and professional photographers looking for a photo backpack with a small eco-footprint. Smaller than the original Primus AW backpack, the PrimusMinimus AW is designed to carry a dSLR with medium zoom lens attached and 1-2 extra lenses. The CompuPrimus AW is the largest pack in the series and has the capacity for a dSLR, 3-5 lenses, and features a dedicated laptop compartment for up to a 15.4'' notebook computer. To guard against glare when operating in the field, the CompuPrimus AW features an integrated sun shade for the laptop. Both packs feature Lowepro's patented All Weather Cover, with a hide-away tripod mount and space for plenty of photo accessories and personal gear.

Lowepro's new SlingShot 350 AW brings laptop capacity to one of the most innovative camera bag designs available today. The sling-style bag makes retrieving equipment quick and efficient by allowing the photographer to slide the bag on its single strap from carrying-mode to ready-mode with ease, assuring they will not miss that perfect shot. This largest model of the SlingShot AW series offers space for a pro-dSLR with attached zoom lens, 5-6 additional lenses, and a 15.4'' wide screen laptop. The patented Lowepro All Weather Cover protects the gear from the elements and the ergonomic sling strap distributes weight evenly for all day comfort.

The Flipside 400 expands the carrying capacity of the recently released Flipside backpack series allowing photographers to carry a professional dSLR with attached zoom lens and up to 6 extra lenses, all protected by Lowepro's patented All Weather Cover. With the main access to camera gear provided through a back-access panel the Flipside provides an added level of security from roving hands, and with the padded waist belt harnessed, photographers can rotate the pack to the front of their body offering a stable shooting platform and easy arms-reach access without having to remove the bag. Flipside's adjustable hideaway tripod holder and copious storage make the bag perfect for a full day of shooting.

The feminine Luxe series is a premium-leather camera clutch designed expressly for the fashion-conscious consumer who wants stylish protection for her ultra-compact digital camera. The outer shell is crafted of full-grain leather, ribbed and top-stitched to add a touch of designer handbag detailing. Inside, soft microfiber protects a compact cell phone, iPod, or point-and-shoot camera from scratches. The main compartment features two pockets to store extra memory cards and the interior flap offers two sleeves for credit cards, hotel keys or identification. The magnetic snap closure and a detachable wrist strap assure the camera is always readily accessible. The Luxe is available in black, pink, eggplant, and light teal.