Camera bag muse II

Mat Salo is now in Singapore & I know Lowepro in Kiasuland is cheap. I already ask him to buy me the Toploader 75AW with Chest Harness. Why this toploader?

I wore a TopLoader 70AW for 3.5 months through Nepal, India, and Thailand. It’s a great unit for backpacking since it allows you to have quick access to your camera all while trekking down the trail wearing your backpack. It’s also good for world travel since it keeps your camera firmly attached in front of you (very hard for slashing pickpocketers to lift your camera). The waterproofing cover does double duty by “hiding” the fact that you’re wearing a camera bag. I even wore it to bed with me on the trains (it’s that comfortable). It held my Canon Elan IIe, Canon 28-70mm 2.8L, a Sigma 17-35mm (sideways in the bottom), and my Leica BCA compact binocs (in the bottom zippered compartment). It takes a little getting used to not being able to see your feet while walking but it’s nice being stable while carrying a load. …… I would get the 75AW TopLoader if given a choice- but it wasn’t available when I made my trip. Source

I also wondering what backpack suitable for outdoor since I already sold my Computrekker (rarely I carry notebook during photo outing).

Options are:

1. Lowepro Primus AW. A good review about this bag is available at Firemonkeyfoto.

2. Lowepro Flipside 400AW

Update: 12th Sept 2008 12:49 PM
Thanks to my friend Mat Salo, I bought myself the Primus plus the Toploader 75AW! Alhamdulillah. Thanks MS!


  1. Mat Salo September 13, 2008 at 11:22 pm #

    Duit dah masuk … barang belum deliver… don’t worry safe in my store bawah tangga… :)
    See you on the 22nd Doc!

    (I know you can’t wait, me too –tak sabor nak kene blanja berbuka) ;)

    P/S – Conpom Primus tu super comfortable. Waiting for full review after you got chance to sumbat the Dee Tiga… and 200? (bole ke?)

  2. Jamal Rahman September 14, 2008 at 8:13 am #

    MS, gwe mungkin singgah ambik 16hb ni…..sebab nak gi Fraser’s Hill terus….Nanti gwe call :D

  3. sbanboy December 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm #

    Hmmm so the Primus is better than the flipside .. I am thinking of getting the Flipside AW400

  4. Jamal Rahman December 18, 2009 at 5:28 pm #

    Thinking again lah wymen, Flipside is that bad. It has full compartment for camera & gears as compared to Primus.

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