Backpacks fitting airline overhead storage/underseat? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Gentlemen, My large Lowepro backpack I assume to large to store in overhead compartments on most airlines. Any ideas as to other Lowepro backpacks that will allow for either a Pentax 67 with 3 lenses, film(normally hand held for inspections) minor necessities, or possibly Toyo 45AX with 2 lenses, assorted minor gear, ReadyLoad holder/film, lupe, and still fit overhead? How are the airlines regarding carry on of tripods(Bogen 3021)? Also, in regard to traveling into China, any absolute no-no's as to equipment allowed in? Thanks, Ga

-- Gary Albertson (, January 11, 2001


Gary: The PhotoTrekker AW will fit airline dimensions if you don't stuff the front pockets and fold up the straps nice and neat.

Saunders (Domke) Outpacks fit easily though the airlines X-ray templates for luggage size. I can put an Arca-Swiss 4x5, 3 lenses, two boxes of quickload and a QL holder in that bag along with filters, loupe and cable release, so it might fit the bill.

-- Glenn Kroeger (, January 11, 2001.

Visit this link for further info on airline carry-on regs.

-- Richard Stum/Kinesis (, January 11, 2001.

I use a Lowepro Nature Trekker AW that fits my Toyo AX, 3 view lenses, a 35 with two zooms, and misc. filters, quickload holder, and one box of quickload film. This fits nicely under the seat or in the overhead.

-- Lester Moore (, January 12, 2001.

I have the Domke Outpack and it carries a 4x5, 3 lenses, spotmeter, 10 film holders and lots of little stuff and easily fits in the overhead bin.

-- Mark DeMulder (, January 12, 2001.

I have the old version of the Lowe Photo Trekker and although slightly larger than the current model it fits into an overhead locker once the straps have been stowed away. Regards Paul

-- paul owen (, January 13, 2001.

Richard, thanks for this interseting info page! I cheked my Tenba PBA (A stands for Airlines) and it fits tightly the standard.

-- Paul Schilliger (, January 14, 2001.

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