3 thoughts on “Lowepro Flipside 300 AW DSLR Camera Backpack

  1. David G. Boyd
    116 of 116 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect Camera Bag, May 3, 2008
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    David G. Boyd (Stafford, VA) –
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    This review is from: Lowepro Flipside 300 AW DSLR Camera Backpack (Camera)
    This bag is not designed to carry every piece of camera equipment you own or ever will own; it is designed to carry what you need for most wildlife photo trips. It easily carries by Canon 1Ds Mark iii, 100-400IS lens, two other lenses, extra batteries, rain cover, a few filters, and sundry other small items. The bag is beautifully configured when you get it, but you can change it anyway you need for your uses. Three external pockets let you carry things you need immediately and because the cover is on the inside against your back when the pack is carried, it is both secure from theft and perfectly arranged so that, when you lay it down to get what you need out of it, the sand and dirt is on the outside – not against your back when you put the pack back on. The waist band is a bit narrow, but it works well and the pack is comfortable. Arrangement of the tripod straps is very good. It has a handy pocket that pulls out when needed, into which yuu place the tripod legs, and then a conventional strap to secure the upper part of the tripod against the pack. And, remember, since the opening is on the back, you don’t have to remove the tripod to open the bag.

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  2. Damien
    131 of 139 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    my opinion on this bag,,, January 6, 2009
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    Damien (Duluth, Minnesota, USA) –

    Lowepro has taken an industry by storm with their bags. This bag is the 3rd Lowepro bag I’ve owned over the last 4 years (All upgrades).

    I’ll just get my details out of the way. In this bag I carry a Canon XTi body with the Battery grip, an attached Canon 28-135mm IS USM, the “nifty 50” 50mm f/1.8 II Speedlight 580EX II Flash and there is room in there for 1 more lens (I’ve got a Tamron 75-300mm in the mail) and an small omnibounce, cleaning solution and a CF card reader.. I ordered this to have something small and easy to carry on my trips out of state that I could carry on to the plane with me and still have a good compliment of equipment without lugging everything along..

    Pros:
    Very well built bag, like I had mentioned earlier, this is my 3rd Lowepro bag.. I’ve never been let down by the quality and this bag does not disappoint.

    Security is top of the line as well on this bag with the opening back panel.

    The bag holds a variety of equipment while maintaining the “this ain’t a camera bag” look..

    Cons:
    There were a few things that I didn’t like about this bag… they are listed below.
    The sliplock system mounting straps are very poorly located on the shoulder straps. If one were to use these sliplocks, with lens cases like the 1N and 1W, they would find that the cases sit right on the tops of your shoulders if ya carry the bag cinched down, or over the shoulder if ya wear the bag lower on your back with the shoulder straps extended. These would have been put to better use on the side of the bag where they won’t impede view or full range of motion for your head.

    The side pocket is very small and very tight.. I fit in a lens pen, a 4 pack of batteries and 2 cf cards and I have a difficult time zipping the pocket closed. Forget about sticking anything else in there.

    I wish the main compartment zipper was able to be zipped lower than it is.. As the bag sits right now, the zipper leaves a 2-3 inch well at the bottom of the bag that could be used for a little more room.

    Being that I am carrying a XTi with the attached battery grip, the ergonomics with the camera makes it an uncomfortable carry for long periods. I’m not a fan of feeling the onboard flash on the camera pushing into my back.

    Pockets could have been a little bigger or the bag could have been designed with a filter wallet sleeve built into the bag. I currently have to carry all my filters on my lenses because the bag will not accomodate the Lowepro filter wallet that I already own.

    I hope my review has been helpful in choosing your next camera bag.

    -Damien

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  3. BC in NC
    57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Flipped for Flipside!!, April 28, 2009
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    BC in NC (NC) –

    This review is from: Lowepro Flipside 300 AW DSLR Camera Backpack (Camera)
    I’ve been looking for a camera bag for quite some time and have been very picky. I wanted something versatile, comfortable and capable of carrying just what I needed and all for a decent price. I go hiking with my family a lot and it’s always a pain carrying a shoulder style camera bag. However, all that’s changed and, after just one use, I’d recommend this backpack to anyone.

    I’m not a professional photographer; however, I do want a bag to carry my essentials which include a Canon 30D, 2 lenses, a tripod, a small video camera, a small digital camera for my 8 year old, as well as batteries, extra flashcards, and other small items. Yes, all this fit with room to spare as I didn’t use any of the outside pockets except for the water bottle netting… but the best is yet to come!

    Hiking with a camera backpack is fantastic! You don’t have to deal with shoulder straps slipping and your hands are totally free to use as you will. But the best part (it’s really fantastic) was to just swing the pack around to access my camera ‘stuff’ with a mimimum of fuss. The pack never touched the ground until we stopped to wade in a mountain pool with very, very, cold water… brrrrr.

    The one thing about the bag I was hesitant about, before purchasing, was how the bag was going to hold the weight of all my equipment and still stay horizontal when used. No worries! The bag did not falter and performed as advertised. This is one of those purchases that gives you that “I’m glad I bought this” feeling. It’s padded well, looks good, works as designed and, with the opening against your back, it’s safe to take anywhere where crowds may hide those individuals looking for an opportunity to avail themselves of your equipment.

    If you’re like me and looking for something that’s not too expensive and can carry the essentials then this Lowepro 300 Flipside backpack should be highly considered.

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