Lowepro Pro Roller x300 Case Review
- Category: Production
- Published: Sunday, 11 November 2012 22:08
The Lowepro Pro Roller x300 Case can accommodate a couple of DSLRs with grips and up to 10 lenses and accessories. It includes a nicely padded interior that’s fully customizable and removable. The interior pops out and can be worn like a back pack. However, when we filled it with gear we much preferred to roll it around.
The x300 is made of a touch nylon similar to what you would find on more expensive travel gear and it’s water resistant if you get caught in less than ideal conditions. The wheels are touch enough for most conditions however outside on rough terrain, cobblestone paths…etc., we found ourselves carrying the entire case versus risking breaking a wheel.
Fully packed with gear the x300 is easy to maneuver and lift into the overhead bin of an airplane. It sized just about right and everything can be packed nice and tight so you don’t feel like there’s anything shifting around inside the case.
There is a Lock and Go System that is a retractable cable connecting a TSA approved Travel Sentry lock that secures all components and pockets. There is a Hideaway Tripod Mount that secures a tripod two ways at the front or side of the case. Perhaps these features are useful to some but we’d mostly use this case as a carry-on and we usually have a human to carry the tripod. We also, didn’t use the prop foot too much. The 30-45° angle wasn’t a big time save and we generally just laid the case flat when moving gear in and out.
Overall, the Pro Roller x300 functions like a really good camera case on wheels. When you break it down to the fundamentals the wheels are what we would like to see improved. It would have been such a great feeling to wheel the case down that gobble stone street without fear versus picking it up and carrying it. Not a big deal, but more important to us than a tripod mount or the prop foot. Still the Lowepro x300 is a good choice for the DSLR shooter that needs a quality carry-on for travel. We've taken it on several trips now and it has held up very well. We can recommend this for the traveling DSLR shooter.