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Protactic materials update marks Lowepro’s commitment to a more sustainable future.

Lowepro continues to work towards its sustainability goals, introducing recycled and solution-dyed content across its ProTactic range.

Lowepro, a company with a 50-year legacy of creating protective gear-carrying solutions for adventure photographers, content creators, explorers and travelers is committed to creating a more sustainable future through its design and product manufacturing processes. The materials update of the popular ProTactic range marks a new step towards sustainability.

Across 2022-2023 Lowepro will be converting to sustainable materials and processes. ProTactic is an important milestone on its journey and all progress will now be rated by the green line. This new scoring system is a clear mark of Lowepro’s commitment to a sustainable future.

ProTactic bags are now made with recycled fabric and dyed using the solution-dyeing process. This means an overall water saving of 80% and a significant reduction in carbon emissions.

Lowepro’s exceptional product performance is a given, and will never be compromised. And now, the green line label on back of packs clearly show the progress Lowepro’s making in terms of sustainability too. The Lowepro green line represents a loading bar, indicating the percentage of recycled fabric – including all fabrics, webbings, bindings, zipper tape, cords and meshes – and the percentage of solution-dyed fabric used to build each bag. Solution-dyeing (also known as dope-dyeing) combines the extrusion and dyeing processes, adding dye to the polymer solution rather than dyeing the finished fabric in a separate step.

The green line score is measured following the GRI 301-2 standard. (This measures the percentage of total recycled yarn used by weight, compared to the total weight of yarn.)

The new ProTactic range achieves up to 64% green line content and the stats for each product are as follows:

Backpack 450: 63% total green line score. 26% solution-dyed, 37% recycled fabrics.
The exceptionally adaptive second generation of our high-performance ProTactic BP 450 AW, this pack expands upon the line’s rugged versatility and armoured protection with a more adaptive interior, multiple access points, modular exterior attachment capabilities and convertible utility belt. It fits:1-2 Pro DSLRs, one with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached, 8 lenses-speedlights, Mavic, Osmo, 360 cam, 1 tripod such as Manfrotto 190.Backpack 350: 64% total green line score. 28% solution-dyed, 36% recycled fabrics.
The exceptionally adaptive second generation of our high-performance ProTactic BP 350 AW, this pack expands upon the line’s rugged versatility and armoured protection with a more adaptive interior, multiple access points, modular exterior attachment capabilities and convertible utility belt. It fits: 1-2 Standard DSLRs, one with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens attached, 8 lenses-speedlights, Mavic, Osmo, 360 cam, 1 tripod such as Manfrotto Befree Advanced.

This is a further step on Lowepro’s path to protecting the natural world, that the photographers’ community frame and cherish: a commitment that is ongoing and long-term.

SKUProduct DescriptionGear FitSizeWeight
 LP37176-GRLProTactic BP 350 AW II (Black)Pro Mirrorless/Standard DSLR cameras and lenses30 x 18 x 47 cm 11.81 x 7.09 x 18.50 in2.12 kg 4.67 lbs
LP37177-GRL  ProTactic BP 450 AW II (Black)Pro DSLRs/Pro Mirrorless camera and lenses36 x 22 x 52 cm 14.17 x 8.66 x 20.47 in2.84 kg 6.26 lbs

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