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UPDATED: Lowepro expands eco-friendly bag lineup
by David Rasnake -  8/4/2008

Camera bag manufacturer Lowepro has announced two new product lines – including a line of eco-friendly electronics pouches – as well as additions to three of its most popular existing product families.

Lowepro's new Terraclime line of electronics pouches are constructed of fabrics made from post-consumer recycled materials. The environmentally conscious pouches come in several sizes, from small MP3 player versions to bags large enough to haul a DSLR. A padded equipment wrap provides "an extra layer of protection from bumps and bruises."

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Two recycled-material models have also been added to Lowepro's Primus AW series of all-weather SLR backpacks. The PrimusMinimus AW and CompuPrimus AW are each made from 51 percent recycle materials. The compact PrimusMinimus can haul a DSLR with a moderate-range zoom attached in addition to one or two extra lenses.

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Coming in as the largest offering yet in the Primus series, the CompuPrimus AW has space for a DSLR, up to five lenses, and a laptop compartment large enough to stow 15.4-inch notebooks. Both bags pack an all-weather cover and tripod attachment hardware – standard fare for the Primus line.

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In addition to its environmentally friendly offerings, Lowepro has expanded its SlingShot line of side-open bags to include a high-capacity camera/laptop combo bag (the SlingShow 330 AW).

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A larger Flipside bag, the Flipside 400, provides more carrying volume for that line as well, with the Flipside 400 touting the ability to pack along a DSLR with pro-grade zoom and up to six extra lenses.

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Finally, Lowepro also unveiled its "decidedly feminine" Luxe series of premium leather camera clutch bags. Designed to stylishly protect an ultracompact, the Luxe pouches come in four fashionable hues.

UPDATE: All of the new bags are currently available. Suggested pricing is as follows: