Mark has been wanting to drive over into Wisconsin for the past few weeks now to find a Northern Hawk Owl that has been seen numerous times in one particular spot. So today became the day! On top of just going to get a picture of the owl, Mark was trying out the new backpack that he bought specifically for traveling with all of our photography gear and laptops.
After a lot if research I narrowed it down to two bags made by Lowepro, the ProTactic 350 AW and the ProTactic 450 AW, both bags are very similar with the major differences being the size of the backpack and the size of the laptops that they can carry, either 13” or 15”. Both backpacks have the capability to carry 2 DSLR camera bodies and lenses, but based on reviews I decided on the ProTactic 450 as it was a little bit larger and was able to comfortably fit a Pro/Gripped DSLR with a 70-200mm lens attached and it would hold both of our Yoga Pro laptops. One of the great features of both of the ProTactic backpacks is that they are made using the MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) system which allows me to attach externally to the backpacks including my tripod, a water bottle holder and an additional pouch to the outside of the backpack."