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LowePro Photo Sport AW review

Lightweight rucksack designed for the action-loving pro photographer

Our Verdict

For

  • Lightweight
  • Available in two colours
  • Included All Weather cover

Against

  • Expensive
  • Pads on back are quite firm

Targeted at the more adventurous photographer, the LowePro Photo Sport AW is a lightweight, medium-sized rucksack designed to hold professional-size equipment.

Its main padded body can contain a pro DSLR body such as the Canon EOS 5D Mk II with a lens attached, while around this compartment there's ample space to store items that may not require much protection, such as a jacket or toiletries.

A zipped compartment around the rear is designed for a hydration reservoir, although its size also lends itself well to containing maps or even an iPad.

A small zipped pocket on the top of the bag can be used for securely storing keys, phones or other small devices, and there are even two small pockets incorporated into the waist strap. For when it's raining, all of this can be protected with the integrated All Weather cover.

The two chest straps mean that it will be held in place when on the move, and the straps throughout the bag are adjustable over a generous length.

Those looking for a lightweight bag for more general use may prefer something with slightly more padded straps, as those here are presumably on the thinner side to help keep weight down. See our Best camera bag article for other suggestions.

Verdict

Some may find the pads on the back a little too firm for comfort, and for a bag of its kind it's not exactly cheap, either. Still, for those who love running and other sports as much as they enjoy taking pictures, it's perhaps the ideal lightweight solution.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCarrying Case
Exterior MaterialPolyurethane
StyleBackpack
ColourOrange
Brand NameLowepro
Application/UsageCamera, Camera Flash, Lens, Accessories
AccessibilityTop Loading
Compartment Height210.82 mm
Compartment Width160.02 mm
Compartment Depth78.74 mm
Height459.7 mm
Width236.2 mm
Depth160 mm
Case FeaturesPadded Interior, Accessory Pocket, Zipper Closure, All Weather Cover, Hook & Loop Fastener Closure
ManufacturerDayMen Photo Marketing LP
Product Model100 AW
Product NamePhoto Sport Sling 100 AW
Product LineSling
Manufacturer Part NumberLP36352
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.daymen.com
Marketing Information

Adventure sport athletes who like to go fast and light - but equally like to capture the moment - will enjoy the freedom of Lowepro's Photo Sport Sling 100 AW pack. It's an ideal carrying solution for trail running, mountain biking, snowboarding and other active outdoor pursuits. The dual-compartment sling design offers ample space for personal gear and a camera kit. Contoured adventure-pack construction features ultra-lightweight, resilient and high-performance technical fabrics for improved durability during extreme activity. The Ultra-Cinch Camera Chamber™ protects camera gear in a padded and secure compartment and helps prevent bouncing while you're in motion. The toploading upper compartment provides up to 9 liters of volume for personal items like a jacket, guide book, cell phone, etc. A side-access pocket allows you to quickly rotate pack to the front, unzip, un-cinch and access your camera. Additional features include: reflective piping, molded airflow backpad, multiple attachment points, built-in All Weather AW Cover™.

Weight (Approximate)771.1 g