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Lowepro Trekker Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

4.12
based on 347 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 18 reasons to buy the Trekker - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


87% of the reviewers give the Lowepro Trekker a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (70%)
Good (17%)
Average (7%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (2%)



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Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Lowepro Trekker:

Reviewers like these things about the Lowepro Trekker

  • A lot of users love how the removable and adjustable waistbelt with thick, mesh-covered padding offers the support and comfort.
  • Some reviewers like how the side pocket contains a removable, seam-sealed hydration pouch, providing easy access to liquid.
  • Others also adore the removable checkpoint friendly notebook sleeve in the front pocket.
  • many owners are impressed with its 10-point adjustment system which allows them to adjust and customize it for a comfortable fit at top of pack, shoulders, torso, sternum, waist and lumbar areas.
  • Some users thought its good quality and lightweight fabric offer strength and durability for outdoor use and travel.
  • Some reviewers find it practical and convenient with its multiple interior organization.
  • Many owners like how it offers multiple ways to customize kit with its adjustable, padded dividers, see-through zippered pockets, 4 memory card pockets and a removable cord management pouch.
  • Some owners love how its removable waistpack functions as a protective backpack lid.
  • Many photographers find the sleeves very useful in providing the means to attach extra gear, such as a tripod.
  • Some reviewers like how the cinch straps adjust to expand or cinch down the bag.
  • A lot of users noted that the bag wears well and all the zippers work flawlessly.
  • Many reviewers find the wide waist band really comfortable and sits just on top of the hips.
  • Some users refer to it as smart, durable and incredibly well made bag.
  • Others appreciate the ability the bag gives them in detaching the top section and using it as a fanny pack.
  • One user said that this pack is built with the serious photographer in mind.
  • Some reviewers thought the movable dividers are great for setting up the pack to fit their needs .
  • Others like that it comes with an elastic band all the way around to keep it in place and two straps to tighten it up if need be.
  • A number of users thought the backpack features of padded hipbelt, shoulder cinch straps, chest strap, waterproof zippers are well-designed and of great quality.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users find it well built but a bit heavy and hard to fit in overhead compartments on airplanes.
  • Others arev disappointed to know that it doesn't fit a normal sized laptop.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Lowepro Trekker models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight6.4-9.75 oz (2.9-4.4 kg)
Length iconLength6-20.5 in (15-52 cm)
Width11-22 in (28-56 cm)
Height15-26 in (38-66 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Lowepro Trekker 450

25% choose the Lowepro Trekker 450

25 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight9 oz (4.1 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width19 in (48 cm)
Height23 in (58 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


Lowepro Trekker 400

25% choose the Lowepro Trekker 400

25 %
Colors and combinations:

Black




Lowepro Trekker Aw Ii

25% choose the Lowepro Trekker Aw Ii

25 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight6.4 oz (2.9 kg)
Length iconLength20.5 in (52 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height15 in (38 cm)


Lowepro Trekker 450 Aw

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12% choose the Lowepro Trekker 450 Aw

12 %
Colors and combinations:

Black




Lowepro Trekker 600

12% choose the Lowepro Trekker 600

12 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight8.4 oz (3.8 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height26 in (66 cm)




Lowepro Trekker 450 vs Trekker 400


The two most popular Lowepro Trekker models are the Trekker 450 and the Trekker 400, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

The same amount of people are interested in both models. 25% of the people interested in the Lowepro Trekker choose the Trekker 450 and 25 choose the Trekker 400.




Rankings


vs Lowepro Bags

The Lowepro Trekker ranks #5 compared with the other Lowepro bags.

Top 30% Lowepro bag

3Lowepro Event Messenger
4.25
Lowepro Event Messenger
4Lowepro Protactic
4.18
Lowepro Protactic
5Lowepro Trekker
4.12
Lowepro Trekker
6Lowepro Whistler
4.10
Lowepro Whistler
7Lowepro Runner
3.97
Lowepro Runner

vs All Bags

The Lowepro Trekker ranks #904 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 30% bag

902Travelon Anti-Theft Signature
4.12
Travelon Anti-Theft Signature
903Lowepro Trekker
4.12
Lowepro Trekker
904Tenba Roadie
4.12
Tenba Roadie
905Helly Hansen Duffel
4.12
Helly Hansen Duffel
906Deuter Cargo
4.12
Deuter Cargo



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Lowepro Trekker vs 2 other, similar bags.

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Lowepro Trekker vs Lowepro Whistler


Lowepro Trekker
Lowepro Trekker

4.12
BEST
Based on 347 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 6.4-9.75 oz
Price: $$


Lowepro Whistler
Lowepro Whistler

4.10

Based on 39 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 6.6 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Trekker is rated about the same as the Whistler.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 386 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Trekker is 48% heavier than the biggest Whistler (9.75 oz vs 6.6 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Trekker is available in these colors:
Black




Lowepro Trekker vs Tamrac Expedition


Lowepro Trekker
Lowepro Trekker

4.12
BEST
Based on 347 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 6.4-9.75 oz
Price: $$


Tamrac Expedition
Tamrac Expedition

3.90

Based on 620 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.7-5 oz
Price:

  • The Trekker is rated a little bit better than the Expedition.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 967 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Trekker is 95% heavier than the biggest Expedition (9.75 oz vs 5 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Trekker is available in these colors:
Grey







Selected Reviews


Photography Life

If you need to pack a fair amount of gear, travel via air or road, and regularly hike through average to challenging terrain, the Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW is a solid investment and will not disappoint you

Posted 1 September 2012 by Bob - Read full review

ePHOTOzine

The overall quality cannot be faulted in anyway it’s only the price that may put many potential buyers off.

Posted 4 April 2010 by Bob - Read full review

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Last updated on July 04, 2019