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Lowepro ProTactic Camera Bag Range Goes Green

Simon Skinner - 5 months ago

Throughout the rest of this year and into next, specialist camera bag manufacturer, Lowepro, has committed to transforming to sustainable materials and processes. The ProTactic range marks an important milestone on this journey and all progress will now be rated by a new scoring system.

Indicating their commitment to this new direction of travel, Lowepro ProTactic bags are now being produced using recycled fabric and using the solution-dyeing process. This means overall water saving of approximately 80% and gives a substantial reduction in carbon emissions.

Lowepro has also stated that its product performance will never be compromised and that the new green line label on the rear of each pack, clearly shows the brand’s progress in terms of sustainability. The Lowepro green line symbolises a loading bar, displaying the percentage of recycled fabric and the percentage of solution-dyed fabric used to build each bag. This includes all fabrics, webbings, bindings, zipper tape, cords and meshes. Solution-dyeing [also known as dope-dyeing] integrates the extrusion and dyeing processes, adding dye to the polymer solution rather than dyeing the finished fabric in a separate step.

ProTactic 350 AWII GreenLine
The ProTactic 350 AWII GreenLine includes a green bar to represent a loading bar, indicating the percentage of recycled fabric included in the product.

The green line score is measured following the GRI 301-2 standard, which measures the percentage of total recycled yarn used by weight, compared to the total
weight of yarn in the overall product and the new ProTactic range reaches [up to] 64% ‘green’ content. See below for more.


Backpack 450

  • 63% total green line score
  • 26% solution-dyed
  • 37% recycled fabrics
ProTactic 350 AWII GreenLine


The adaptive second generation of the ProTactic BP 450 AW expands upon the line’s well-known rugged versatility and armoured protection with a more adaptive interior, multiple
access points, modular exterior attachment capabilities and convertible utility belt. It will take 1-2 Pro DSLRs, one with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached, 8 lenses-speedlights, Mavic, Osmo, 360 cameras, and 1 tripod.

Backpack 350

  • 64% total green line score
  • 28% solution-dyed
  • 36% recycled fabrics
ProTactic 350 AWII GreenLine interior


The adaptive second generation of the high-performance ProTactic BP 350 AW expands upon the line’s rugged nature with a more adaptive interior, multiple
access points, modular exterior attachment capabilities and convertible utility belt. It will fit 1-2 Standard DSLRs, one with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens attached, 8 lenses-speedlights, Mavic, Osmo, 360 cameras, and 1 tripod.


See more about the new green Lowepro backpacks on their dedicated web pages.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.