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Good Friend of Travel Photography -- CoolWalker 250N

 

 

 

A bag which carries comfortable, protects gear from damage and has large inner capacity is an essential and sweet friend when it comes to travel photography, especially with telesphoto lens, flash and lots of other gear. Recently, I chose a Benro CW250N backpack in Coolwalker series for a travel photography assignment. It is said that the new launched Cool Walker series backpacks are very popular among many a photographer.

 

Benro CW250N

 

shown with gear

There are CW250N, CW350N and CW450N three models in this pro series. For the inner capacity, 1 DSLR, 4 lenses and 1 flash to CW250N, 2 DSLR(grip included), 5-6 lenses, 2 flashes and 14” laptop to CW350N and 2 DSLR(grip included), 6-8 lenses, 2 flashes and 15” laptop to CW450N. And the CW 250N is more available for jaunt photography, I think.

 

 

There are several compartments in front pocket which are available for storing everyday effects orderly.

 

The removable modular cases offer customization at will, and the padded and soft dividers protect gear from moving and ensure them to be safe.

It is an awesome design, I think, that the front pocket is divided into the upper and lower bilevel compartments. The upper offers easy and fast access to blower, lens cleaning pen, cleaning cloth, shutter release and etc, and the lower one with the covering layer can be used to store such brittle gear as filter.

 

Tripod attachment system

Both sides are designed with bouncy pouches to store water-bottle, umbrella and some other everyday effects. And the middle of the bottom is equipped with tripod attachment system to hold tripod or monopod safely and steadily without any unbalance, making the hands be free to do other things.

 

Side pouches with bottles

 

Customized rain-cover which can be locked by the touch and close fasteners protects bag and gear from rain, snow and dust.

 

ergonomic harness system

It is still lightweight when loaded 1 DSLR and 4 lenses due to the innovative carrying design. The padded shoulder straps are anti-slippery and breathable, the baryweight are conducted to the place closed to waist to reduce carrying weight, and the 3D style air-division design and honeycomb cloth allow maximum ventilation on the back, preventing back from being wet and hot. One more thing, the dual connection design which stitches shoulder straps to the top body (shown as the above picture) and the adjustable chest strap increase carrying safety. Of course, the wide and padded handle is another good design. The bag won’t be out of shape even full of gear when carrying by the handle.

 

The very bottom is made of durable material and reinforced by waterproof and anti-shock pad, life prolonged and cleaning easily.

 

Resilient belt for folding strap

 

Adjustable chest strap

The chest strap which can be adjusted according to photographers’ figures is made of two different kinds of material. One part is made of bouncy material which allows some extension in the front of chest to make it more comfortable when walking, prevents straps from moving and reduces the stress of shoulders. The other part is made of springless material to limit the excessive extension caused by the first part. Besides, the resilient ring belts are used to hold needless straps and the waist strap can be stored into storage when there it is on the shelf.

 

Zipper lid on the main opening

Cool Walker series adopt YKK zippers and buckles. The additional zipper lid on the main top opening protects gear from water, dust and even being stolen by hiding the zipper when moving in the crowd. What’s more, the buckle locking systems on both sides are used to reduce the stress of zipper when the bag is full of gear, preventing the bag and gear from damage.

 

Buckle locking system on the side

 

Padded straps and the dual stitch style

 

YKK buckle

 

Waterproof and rip- resistant 1200D Gucci Nylon fabrics

Conclusion:

The CoolWalker backpacks are made of high-quality waterproof and durable fabrics, featuring all opening design for easy and fast access to gears, ergonomic harness system for comfortable carrying, especially the padded shoulder straps and the ventilation system. YKK zipper / buckle and innovative zipper lid on the main top opening protect gear from water, dust and damage. Above all, it is the best choice of pro photographers.

 

 

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