By Andrew Liszewski
I’ve bought more than my fair share of camera bags over the years (trying to find the perfect one) and while Lowepro bags are available at almost every camera shop I’ve ever visited, I usually avoid the brand because I’ve always thought their stuff was kind of ugly. But their new Terraclime series are just the opposite when it comes to design. The bags are clean and even the giant Lowepro logo isn’t that offensive, but what will probably appeal to most people is the fact that the Terraclime series are made from 95% recycled materials.
In fact, the exterior of the bags are made from 100% post-consumer recycled Cyclepet fabric. The smallest bag represents about 2 1/2 recycled plastic bottles, while the largest one represents about 22. And the hardware like the zippers and hook closures are even comprised of recycled and repurposed trimmings saved from the Lowepro factory floor. The smallest bag, the Terraclime 10, runs about $20 while the largest, the Terraclime 100, runs about $80 and all 4 sizes are available in your choice of black, plum or grass colors.