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Lowepro Camera Bags

Updated on October 15, 2014

Why do we need a camera bag?

In order to capture amazing pictures and not missing out on unexpected great moments, you'll need to bring your DSLR Camera whenever you go.

It is extremely important to own camera bag so you'll be comfortable in carrying your camera & camera gear under every circumstances.

This page will talk about the most popular and the most recommended camera bag: Lowepro. Lowepro is well-known for producing strong, durable, all-weather & waterproof camera bag and perfect for all type of photographers & camera models.

Lowepro Slingshot 200 All Weather Backpack (Black)
Lowepro Slingshot 200 All Weather Backpack (Black)

Tips of choosing the best camera bag

1. Your Camera & Camera Gear

- Choose the camera bag which will fit your camera model perfectly. There is different varieties of camera bag which can only fit Nikon / Canon / Pentax / Sony Camera, so choose carefully.

- Decide which camera gear you will carry around every time you bring your camera.

For example, most people will only carry their DSLR camera and one of their lens. If this is the case, find a smaller bag which will fit them well. However, if you are a photographer who always carry all your lenses around, make sure you choose a strong, sturdy, and lightweight bag which will fit all your gears perfectly.

- Make sure the camera bag has all the compartments that you need to store the extra battery, extra memory cards, and the camera's cleaning kit. Many people love to have a camera bag which can also store their tripod/gorilla pad. However, if your tripod is a heavy one, I suggest you carry your tripod in a separate tripod bag.

- Think about the future

Do you plan to have this camera bag for more than a year? Are you thinking of purchasing extra lens along the way and want to carry these lenses on your camera bag? If you do, choose the camera bag which can store all gears you're planning to purchase couple months from now.

Lowepro Fastpack 250 (Black)
Lowepro Fastpack 250 (Black)

2. Your photography type

- Are you a sport / landscape / mountain photographer who will be faced with an unstable / windy / wet condition?

Make sure you choose the strong, sturdy and waterproof bag to prevent your camera gears getting wet / dirty

- Are you a photographer who always carry your camera & gear every single day or most of the time?

From experience, carrying a camera & gear for one hour is still tolerable, but carrying them and a heavy bag for more than 4 hours, will definitely hurt your shoulder. So, choose the lightweight bag as you don't want to put extra pressure & weight on your shoulder as you've already have from your camera & camera gear. And choose the wide-strap bag for better comfort.

My rule of thumbs for choosing the best camera bag:

1. It must fit your camera model perfectly

2. It must safely protect your camera & camera gears (capacity)

3. It must be strong, secure and durable (durability, security, protection)

4. It must be comfortable (comfort)

Note: If you are going to a high humidity area, I highly recommend you to put silica gel inside your bag to prevent condensation. You can read my explanation about silica gel on how to make your own Dry Box page.

Lowepro SlingShot Camera Bag

Lowepro SlingShot bag is the most popular Lowepro bag amongst the photographers.

The main features of the slingshot design are:

- Extra spaces in the upper compartment for personal items & camera accessories (such as extra battery and extra memory cards)

- Sleek and inventive design allowing us to quickly rotate the bag to the front for faster & easy access

- the hideaway tripod mount system which enable us to safely and securely hold the tripod

Here are the top three Lowepro SlingShot AW Model:

1. Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW (All Weather) Backpack

Lowepro Bestseller

Product Description

The SlingShot 200AW can hold a DSLR with mid-range zoom attached, as well as 3 - 4 extra lenses, camera cable & accessories.

This AW (All-Weather) bag includes the all weather cover which can be found in the bottom or at the back of the bag in a Velcro-secured or zippered pocket.

Hardware Capacity:

Canon EOS Series, Rebel Series; Konica-Minolta Maxxum 7D; Leica Digilux 2; Nikon D70, D100; Olympus E-300; Pentax with compact Zoom lenses or flash units.

Lowepro Slingshot 200 All Weather Backpack (Black)
Lowepro Slingshot 200 All Weather Backpack (Black)

Average Customer Rating:

Customer Review:

After reading the great reviews and checking it out at a local store, I decided to get this bag with my new D90. I like how it can swing around so my camera can be taken out without taking the bag off. The 200 can fit my D90 with attached Nikon 18-200mm lens with ease. There is plenty more room to fit binoculars and other items as well. I took this bag skiing and was able to swing it around each time the chair lift came around! Also took it to the Grand Canyon and it worked great. The only wish I had was there was a tripod holder but the new version has this as a new option. Get this bag.... highly recommended!

Review by Georgia, 24 May 2010

Release Year: 2001

 

2. Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW

Lowepro Slingshot 202 DSLR Sling Camera Bag
Lowepro Slingshot 202 DSLR Sling Camera Bag

Average Customer Rating:

Customer Review:

This bag is amazing. I mainly bought it to take out on the ski slopes and slackcountry skiing. I've fallen about 3-4 times on diamonds w/ bumps, usually pretty hard, and the camera, lenses and bag are all still in mint condition. I cannot recommend this bag highly enough. Easy to swing in front of you if you're getting on the lift and plenty big to carry everything. I threw a couple of silica packets in to help keep the moisture out, I think that helped a lot. The all weather cover that pulls out the bottom and slides over it is great for when it's snowing. Carries anything and everything I need for the day.

Review by Adam; 30 December 2010

Airline carry-on compatible

Release year: 2010

 

3. Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW

Lowepro Slingshot 102 DSLR Sling Camera Bag
Lowepro Slingshot 102 DSLR Sling Camera Bag

Average Customer Rating:

Customer Review:

I love this bag. I have a Canon T1i with a battery pack plus 3 lenses. I have the lens from the kit, which fits attached to the camera perfectly inside along with the battery pack attached. I also have a 100mm macro lens and a 85-250mm telephoto lens, they fit with room for a couple more lenses. I could probably fit a flash in the top pocket and there is a pocket in the front for stuff like lens wipes. I love the rain cover which stows inside the bottom of the bag out of sight until you need it. It makes carrying all my equipment easy and I love that I can reach everything in the bag through the easy access door when you pull it in front of you from your back. The 100 looked too small that is why I got this one. It's perfect for me and my stuff!

Review by Karen; 17 April 2010

Airline carry-on compatible

Release year: 2010

 

Lowepro Other Backpack

The main features of the backpack design are:

- Generous compartments for personal items, camera accessories (such as extra battery and extra memory cards) and camera lenses (usually you can fit 2 - 3 camera lenses or flash units)

- Wide comfortable strap

Lowepro CompuDaypack Camera Bag (Slate Gray)

Highly Recommended Lightweight Camera Bag

Product Description

A perfect camera bag for daily use. A lightweight 2.7pounds yet spacious 13.8 x 8.5 x 17.5 inches backpack.

It has triple compartment design as follows:

- rear compartment which will fit a 17-inch or smaller notebook computer

- lower compartment will accommodate your digital SLR with up to 105mm f/2.8 lens attached plus 2 - 3 additional lenses or flash units

- upper compartment will hold camera / personal accessories and cables. You can put your MP3 Player or iPod touch in the front pocket and easily thread the headphones through the unique headphone port and listen to your favorite music on the go.

Lowepro CompuDaypack Camera Bag (Slate)
Lowepro CompuDaypack Camera Bag (Slate)

Average Customer Rating:

Customer Review:

Has all the spaces and pockets needed for wires and accessories. they're a lot of pockets for safekeeping things. the front pocket is very spacey considering the size of the bag, a camera can be placed in there. bag has a great design for comfort and protection. if you were to lean back on the bag with it on your back it will not squish anything. the laptop compartment is very space and has a pocket for thinner laptops so it won't move around int the bag, and is completely padded inside the laptop compartment. I love this bag.

Review by James J F; 17 January 2011

Release year: 2001

 

Lowepro Fastpack

Lowepro Fastpack 250 (Arctic Blue)

Lowepro Fastpack 250-Arctic Blue
Lowepro Fastpack 250-Arctic Blue

Average Customer Rating:

Customer Review:

It was not exactly what I expected and I was thinking to return it. It turned out that it is much better than I thought and I just simply love it.

1. It is very easy to carry. You don't need to carry it as a backpack, just put it over one shoulder and it is very comfortable in that position.

2. Quality of material is superb.

3. It looks like solid quality backpack, but I love it that it is not conspicuous, it does not yell: steal me, I have something valuable inside.

4. Macbook Pro 15 inch is easily sliding into laptop compartment.

5. Plenty of space to put small things in different compartments.

6. I am using it to carry Rebel T21 with standard lense, but it is obvious that it will easily accomodate larger cameras with very long lenses.

Additional lenses will also be accomodated as needed.

It is exactly what I need. Excellent product beyond my expectations! Thanks!

Review by SA; 26 November 2010

Release year: 2003

 

Lowepro Flipside

Lowepro Flipside 200 Backpack (Red)

Lowepro Flipside 200 Backpack (Red)
Lowepro Flipside 200 Backpack (Red)

Average Customer Rating:

Customer Review:

This is the perfect companion for my dslr, two lenses, flash, and a point and shoot. It's small, easy to use, lightweight and theft proof (zipper against your back). When my kids were small I could even stow some snacks and a diaper to two in there for emergency. The inside is adjustable which is comes in handy when I change out what I'm carrying. The only downside is it's so small it looks like a little girls backpack. If you're a bigger guy you might want to get a larger size if only to make it proportional to your body.

Review by Holamateo; 31 October 2010

Release year: 2003

 

What is your current camera bag

Is it Lowepro? Is it Tamrac? Is it Crumpler? Or is it another brand? And why did you choose to purchase that camera bag?

Or if you are thinking of purchasing one, do you have any particular camera brand in mind?

Anyone is free to express their opinions here. But please note: I don't tolerate spams or junks.

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  • vanidiana24 profile image

    vanidiana24 6 years ago

    Nice collections! I might need to have one when I have a more professional camera!

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    mochimo 6 years ago

    Great lens, nicely done.. Hope I could learn many things from you and this lens..

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Very nice info regarding one of the best dslr camera bags

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    jonathanchandra 6 years ago

    mtb mbak, alias mantabz... :D