Waterproof Camera Bag

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  1. eddiesimages

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    I am looking for a waterproof camera bag and saw the Lowepro DryZone backpack model advertised. It looks like what I'm looking for, but I will have to order through the mail without looking at it first because nobody around here carries it. Has anyone ever used one? What about the Lowepro brand in general?
     
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    I have a few Lowepro bags and I can vouch for their quality. They are very well made and well thought out.

    I've seen Dry-zone bags at my local store but I've never actually used one. They look pretty good. Another option would be a hard case like something from Pelican.

    I have a Lowepro 'AW' bag (all weather). It has water resistant fabric and a built-in rain cover. Not water tight like a Dry-Zone but good for what I need it for.
     
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    Thanks for the input, Big Mike.
     
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    Any other reputable bags you could recommend? I know Lowepro is a popular brand but I'm a newb in this area.

    Ideally I'd like a sling bag that could hold a body, maybe 2 lenses and accessories & tripod. I'd LIKE to spend under $100 but... it'd just depend on what's available.

    Any recommendations?
     
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    Check out Lowepro, Tamrac, Tenba...

    The best thing you can do, is to find a well stocked camera shop and look at the bags first hand. I thought that I wanted something like the Orion Trekker until I actually found them in a camera store...way too small for my needs. Plus, you can try them on and see how comfortable and convenient they are. A good store should even let you test the bag by putting your equipment into it for a test fit.
     

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