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Re: LowePro Slingshot 200 AW

Originally Posted by Jim Ford View Post
Beware that the 'AW' covers don't stand up to much rain! I was treking in the Cairngorms this year with my E500 in a Lowe Pro Rezzo with an AW cover. It rained and the water penetrated the back of the bag which isn't protected by the cover. I was aware that the back wasn't protected and positioned it against my body, but this didn't protect it against the rain running down my jacket! When I got to a camp site the camera was soaked, but fortunately survived.

This episode was one of the reasons I recently bought an E3. I've also bought an Ortlieb bag - belt and braces!

Jim Ford

Thanks for that. I have a couple of the Lowepro AW bags and have always been aware when it rains to lift out of them a plastic shopping bag to cover the section that the cover doesn't.

I'll take a look at the Ortlieb.

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