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Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag

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Product Highlights
  • Fits 2 Pro D-SLR Camera 5-6 Lens Kit
  • Holds Notebook with a screen up to 12"
  • 600D TXP Ripstop and 000D Nylon
  • High-density closed-cell Foam Interior
  • Exterior and Interior Pockets
  • All Weather Cover
  • Removable Shoulder Strap

The Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag was created for photojournalists and news photographers. It is designed to withstand the elements while providing quick access to lenses and digital accessories. The bag is made from TXP ripstop and 2000D ballistic nylon with high density closed cell foam padding. There is a padded insert with adjustable dividers protects equipment from shock and scratching, plus a removable accessory pouch and memory card wallet.

The D550 has a deluxe shoulder strap, metal hardware and an All Weather Cover. It also has a padded notebook compartment for a laptop computer with up to a 12" screen

Water resistant lightweight shoulder camera bag
Compartments;
  • Padded insert with adjustable dividers protects equipment from shock and scratching
  • Padded notebook computer that will hold a laptop with a screen up 12"
On Board
Meets current requirements for carry-on bags 1
Pockets
  • 2 Front slit pockets for PDA and Cell Phone
  • Padded, Tricot-lined pocket offers protection for photo viewers or other digital devices
  • Hidden ticket/passport pocket
  • Removable memory card wallet protects up to 12 memory cards
  • Removable accessory pouch provides easy access to cables, adaptors and other digital accessories
An All Weather Cover provides protection for your gear in extreme conditions.
Padded Tricot lined top lid (will not scratch your SLR when placed in the bag).
Water-resistant top zipper provides quick access to gear
Uses attachment loops for optional SlipLock add-on accessories.
Luggage trolley strap quickly secures your bag to luggage handle.
Key fob on front of case
Customizable stability strap distributes weight evenly when used in shoulder strap or waist applications.
Material Exterior: Water resistant 600 denier TXP ripstop and 2000D ballistic nylon
Interior: High density closed cell foam
Type of Closure Buckle
Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 16.1 x 11 x 11.8" (41 x 28 x 30 cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 15 x 7.3 x 9.8" (38 x 18.5 x 25 cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder No
Accommodates 2 Pro D-SLR, 4-5 lenses, flash, media, and accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Adjustable removable shoulder strap
Luggage trolley strap quickly secures your bag to luggage handle.
Weight 5.38 lb (2.44 kg) 1
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Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag
  • Shoulder strap
  • All weather cover
  • Padded insert
  • Accessory pouch
  • Memory card wallet
  • Lifetime warranty
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    LoweproStealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag
     
    4.4

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily accessible equipment (23)
    • Well padded (23)
    • Strong construction (21)
    • Comfortable (18)
    • Lightweight (11)

    Cons

    • Cumbersome (6)
    • Not enough pockets (4)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (21)
    • Protecting gear (15)
    • Daily usage (7)
    • Storing gear (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Large Bag, Still Easy to Carry

    This is a great bag to flexibly hold a lot of gear. I routinely have 3-4 cameras with various lenses attached, several flash units and other lenses, backup battery charger, and lots...Read complete review

    This is a great bag to flexibly hold a lot of gear. I routinely have 3-4 cameras with various lenses attached, several flash units and other lenses, backup battery charger, and lots of little extras. It can deal with cameras being thrown in at the last minute, and with the top flap clipped shut it will keep everything in place. This is a pretty easy camera case to carry - just throw it over your shoulder and you can shoot with it on. Because it can hold so much equipment, it does get pretty heavy so don't expect to carry this with you on an all day shoot.

    It is well padded, though I find it a bit cumbersome to change around the velcro compartments. Having used the Stealth 400 for years, this is a nice size upgrade, but I wish Lowepro could increase the size without forcing the laptop compartment into the bag. I don't shoot with a laptop with me, so I find the laptop padding gets in the way of other configurations.

    Positives:
    *The bag comes with a card case tethered to the inside compartment - very convenient.
    *Pretty flexible in terms of what to put where, and also how much equipment it can hold.
    *with flap closed, equipment is not going anywhere. With flap open, easy to see and access everything.

    Negatives:
    *Pretty heavy when full
    *If you are not using a laptop, the built in compartment gets in the way of customizing the other velcro compartments.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A little too big for my transport tastes

    There's a balance between mobility, accessibility, and storage space. Cost gets thrown in there somewhere too, but if you're really serious about your photography 'stuff' it's further down the list than the...Read complete review

    There's a balance between mobility, accessibility, and storage space. Cost gets thrown in there somewhere too, but if you're really serious about your photography 'stuff' it's further down the list than the first three.

    Simply put this bag is too big for me to use as a 'shoulder bag' and, while it has a decent amount of space inside, it lacks a good supply of pockets and pouches that many other bags do have. The front pockets it does have simply don't feel remotely secure enough for my taste.

    You have one main compartment with a slot in the back for a small laptop and a memory card/etc book that slips between the padding and front pockets. Then you have two front pockets, one of which doesn't not have a top closure at all and the other only a 75% coverage flap to hold things in place. Not pockets you're really going to want to hold small objects in (batteries, pens, etc).

    On the positive side is has wonderful top access and, as mentioned, lots of primary storage space. But when the size (and, by default, weight when full) stop you from actively carrying it that top access becomes irrelevant. I've actually returned this to get something slightly smaller with more storage pockets.

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    4.0

    It's a good affordable bag

    By Alan B.

    from Mashpee, MA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Well Padded

    Cons

    • Cumbersome

    Best Uses

      Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

      It fits two cameras with lenses attached, one fitted with a 70-200 f/2.8, plus a few other lenses. I wouldn't want to carry it on a hike because it's not too comfortable, but it works for portrait sessions. There is a zipper on the very top where you can reach in and retrieve items without taking it off your shoulder, but it's a fiddly process. I'm pretty happy with it but it has a few drawbacks.

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      5.0

      Super bag for travel and the street

      By tvphotog

      from New York

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Strong Construction
      • Well Padded

      Cons

      • Cumbersome
      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Daily Usage
      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

      Everyone has mentioned how much stuff you can put in this bag, which makes it great for travel. It'll hold two pro DSLR's with lenses attached, with room for another lens or so. I don't plan to carry it fully loaded on one shoulder, but to put in just what I need for the day.

      It's constructed like a tank which is the case for all pro Lowepro bags that I own. I'm disappointed in the quality of Lowepro's newer lines, especially the fact that the newer ones have a non-detachable shoulder strap. The advantage here on the 550 is that you can remove the OEM strap and replace it. I've done that with a Pacsafe 200 strap which contains two steel cables and has lockable carabiner connectors to the bag's two D rings. In the middle of a crowd in a foreign town, there will be no slash and grab on this bag with that strap.

      You will look like you're carrying a camera bag, there is no stealth here. Any thief will notice it, but then, any thief will notice any camera bag...even the messenger style bags shout "Cameras". In other words, this should not be a deciding factor.

      I own a smaller Stealth Reporter and it's fantastic. Both allow access through the top zipper which is extremely handy. Downside is that it's bulky, but for me, I want the space inside.

      I don't see this line any more on Lowepro's site, and what I do see in their lineup are lesser quality items at least for the shoulder bags in terms of construction. If you want this one, buy it fast, and I would highly recommend doing that.

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      4.0

      Good bag

      By dr2003

      from NYC, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Strong Construction
      • Well Padded

      Cons

      • Hard To Access Equipment
      • Strange Top Zipper

      Best Uses

      • Daily Usage
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

      I was looking for a bag that I could fit a laptop into, and this one is great for that.

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      5.0

      This bag holds everything

      By phil

      from Newington, CT

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

        I will never leave anything behind. Everything fits in this bag.

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        5.0

        Excellent Gear Bag

        By Tony

        from Bangor, ME

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

          I thought I had the bag I needed, held 2 lenses and my camera. Then I added a grip, speedlite, 2 more lenses, iPad and rapidly outgrew the bag I had. With a little help from an online chat with the great customer service team at B&H they steered me in the direction of this bag. I couldn't be happier with the purchase. In it right now I have a gripped Canon T2i, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II and EF 24-105 F/4L with hoods, EF-S 10-22, EF 50 1.4 prime, 430EX II speedlite, iPad and a Gorilla Pod. Even with all of this I still have room to grow. The mesh bag comes in handy to keep cords and chargers in as well as the memory card wallet. The strap is sturdy and doesn't hurt when carrying all of this around. Very happy with the purchase and the service from B&H was top notch as always.

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          4.0

          Solid Construction, Comfortable to Carry

          By Bill

          from Manchester, CT

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Hard To Access Equipment

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

          This is my third LowePro bag. I use it to carry two 1D Mark IIIs with lenses attached, another lens, a 580EX II speedlite, necessary spare batteries, spare memory cards and miscellaneous items. I like the wide shoulder strap and the other strap at the bottom which helps to shift the weight to the hip. The construction provides solid support and protection for the contents.
          However the construction of the bag means a sacrifice for space. I don't like the presentation showing all of the packed items and the representations about how much equipment the bag accommodates. When I go to shoot, I don't have time to unpack and reassemble two cameras and lenses and other items I may need. Another limitation is the space; it's hard to squeeze another lens in with the two cameras with lenses attached. Arrangement is made to attach lens cases at each end of the bag, but this makes the whole thing very bulky. I'm better off with my Domke J2 with two side lens pockets for space, but the tradeoff is lesser comfort.

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          5.0

          Big bag, well designed

          By Alex

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Heavy bulky

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

          Make no mistake, this is a large heavy bag. Some people have complained about that, but it was exactly what I was looking for. Just know what you want.

          This bag can hold two full-frame camera bodies (or medium-format bodies with battery grips), both with a lens attached (up to and including a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L), in a lens-down configuration so that both are easily pulled out independently. There is plenty of room left over for 2 or more lenses, depending on size, a speedlight or two, flash modifiers, batteries, chargers, memory cards, and a small rocket blower. There's also a spot for a small laptop or a tablet, and this space can easily accommodate a softbox or other flash modifier if you don't carry a computer. About the only thing for a day of shooting this bag cannot hold are tripods or tripod-mounted lighting accessories.

          If you need to carry more, there are attachment points along both sides for add-on pouches.

          I do not, and would not recommend, using this as a walk-around bag. It gets heavy. I use this for transporting my gear when going to a photo shoot where I will be able to set it down somewhere and work out of it from there. In this roll, this bag excels. That said it is quite comfortable to carry, and the shoulder strap is very well padded. I've never been uncomfortable carrying this bag, but I've also never carried it far.

          The construction is excellent, it is well padded and the internal dividers are actually easy to move around. The organization of the inside of the bag a simple and works. The bag is taller than it is wide, so most equipment is intended to be stored vertically. This makes everything pretty quick to get at, unless you are stacking smaller objects on top of one another - as there is easily enough room to store two smaller lenses in one vertical space.

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          5.0

          Great bag for your DLSR or HD Vid needs!

          By JetSetJason

          from Global

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

            There are so many good things to write about this product that I just made a 5 minute video instead which showcases the fun features of this line. I know they say not to include html but it really is the best way to see this product. If you like, check out the review on: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150294528103511&saved Wheels up! JSJ

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            5.0

            Great bag for traveling

            By solomeo

            from San Diego

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

              I'm a videographer and needed a 2nd bag for my lenses, laptop, drives camera monitor and this worked great. For me it was taking all the dividers out and reusing only 2 of them. My main concern was check on baggage as a "personal item". It barely fits in that category - I have yet to try and cram it under the seat but I think it will on larger planes.

              My 15" MacBook Pro was a VERY tight squeeze in the pouch for it but it does fit. As an added precaution I cut a piece of plexiglass to slip in the section behind it.

              The only thing that might be a nice add on would being able to convert to a backpack. As some have said, be careful not to overload it which is easy and end up with a boat anchor.

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              4.0

              A lot of SPACE.

              By hfgerena

              from Trujillo Alto,PR

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

                I bought it because I need a shoulder bag to carry my gear when a Shoulder bag is the right tool. I already own a Backpack and I used them according to my project. Shoulder bags are easy to handle. I carry my Canon 7D w/grip and the Canon 70-200 f/4 with the Canon EX 1.4 III atached, Canon XTi w/grip with the Canon 24-105 L atached, Sigma 180mm Macro, Canon 430EX II Speedlite, and other things.

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                5.0

                Large and easy access

                By Trebor

                from Boston

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

                  I need something I large enough for 2 cameras, multiple lenses, flash and accessories that I could carry on my side as opposed to backpack style bags and this did the job.

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                  5.0

                  Well Built, Tons of Room!

                  By Jason Landry

                  from Nova Scotia, Canada

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

                    My first bag (purchased from B&H of course!) was the Lowepro Slingshot 300AW which I did not like because of how it sat on my shoulders and i really wanted to like it but it was just NOT for me.I went on to purchase the Tamrac 5584 Expedition 4x Backpack which I then used for the last year and a half and it served its purpose well! A VERY tough backpack that held my gear just fine and was quite comfortable to use. Not one complaint about that backpack. I only sold it as I have been purchasing more gear and needed something bigger and more convenient for easier access.So, onto this backpack in review! I LOVE it. Stores my Nikon D200, D300, 17-55mm, 70-200mm, 50mm, 105mm and SB-800 plus numerous other items such as a light meter, extra batteries, manuals, remote releases, memory cards (great pouch included for this!), memory card reader, digital recorder, rocket blower and more! It is well built and I absolutely love the way Lowepro makes access to your gear quite convenient with the zippered opening on top of the bag. Like stated here, the regular carrying (hand) strap gets in the way of this but I just "fold" it behind the bag and use the shoulder strap to carry the gear and have no problems at all accessing my camera gear this way.The all-weather cover always comes in handy and is a great feature of Lowepro! I missed having this from my old Slingshot backpack! And there are also loops on the sides of the bag for you to attach other accessories such as lenses (in cases). I have a Gorillapod attached here.Overall it is well built, lots of room depending on how much gear you do have. It is great for two bodies and a few lenses depending on their size, plus flash units etc. ONE THING TO NOTE - if this bag is packed with all your gear it can be very heavy to carry around all day! You will feel it in your back and shoulders but who wants to carry all their gear ALL day long? I'd pack light if you know what you need specifically!Highly recommend this bag and any Lowepro item to be honest as they are a very reliable product![...]

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                    4.0

                    Still need a trip to the hardware store

                    By Bob Mallory

                    from White Bear Lake, MN

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Accessible Equipment

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Quick access to equipment

                      Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

                      This is a great bag and the second Lowepro bag I own. I was a little surprised at the handle when I received the bag. The handle was strapped across the quick entry to the bag. As is it will take about 5 minutes to attach or detach it for access to the bag. So a trip to the hardware store to get two 1" black plastic snaps did the trick. Now the handle can quickly be clipped on or off as needed.

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                      4.0

                      Almost Perfect

                      By Ale Ramos

                      from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage
                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

                        One of the best bags i have ever had. I miss others colors, i don't like black: it can be very hot and it's not funny. It fits my 15' new macbook pro, canon 5d and 6 prime lenses. It's also nice to go around with just the laptop, books, etc. All my bags are lowepro. I have a lowepro trekker with maybe 15 years of heavy use and it's amazing how it still look good.

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                        4.0

                        Great Bag

                        By M4Lenz

                        from Portsmouth, Virginia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                        • Almost to Big

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

                        It's a great bag. I now have a bag that I have what I need when i need it, and I even know where its at. My wife saw it and said "wow what a great bag."

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                        5.0

                        Great for the professional journalist

                        By stringer_bel

                        from CT

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Good value
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Usage
                          • Protecting Gear

                          Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

                          I use the bag most days in my work as a (photo)journalist. I can fit everything in it, and some, and never have to worry about whether I've packed it properly because everything is always well protected.

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                          4.0

                          Great Bag

                          By M4Lenz

                          from Portsmouth, Va

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

                            I am a hobby photographer and i like to take my cameras every where I go. I got tired of having the right stuff but not having it with me. Now I have what I need, Great bag.

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                            5.0

                            spacious and useful

                            By smartbob

                            from las cruces, NM

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Not Enough Pockets

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

                            I have 2 canon dslrs, three lenses (largest is the 70-200 L lens) and flash.
                            Great access with zipper on top. Good shoulder strap. Decent overall protection from the elements with weather cover. Can also hold a small laptop. Could use built in side pockets but otherwise it's well designed.

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                            4.0

                            Great bag!

                            By Storm

                            from Sioux Falls, SD

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                            • Not Enough Pockets

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

                            This is a great, well-made bag. I use it to carry two cameras, three lenses & all my little accessories. It is strong and durable. My only complaint is that it doesn't have enough pockets. Otherwise this is a great bag, can't really go wrong with Lowepro though.

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                            3.0

                            A little too big for my transport tastes

                            By Bonham

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                            • Cumbersome
                            • Uncomfortable Fit

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550 AW Shoulder Bag:

                              There's a balance between mobility, accessibility, and storage space. Cost gets thrown in there somewhere too, but if you're really serious about your photography 'stuff' it's further down the list than the first three.

                              Simply put this bag is too big for me to use as a 'shoulder bag' and, while it has a decent amount of space inside, it lacks a good supply of pockets and pouches that many other bags do have. The front pockets it does have simply don't feel remotely secure enough for my taste.

                              You have one main compartment with a slot in the back for a small laptop and a memory card/etc book that slips between the padding and front pockets. Then you have two front pockets, one of which doesn't not have a top closure at all and the other only a 75% coverage flap to hold things in place. Not pockets you're really going to want to hold small objects in (batteries, pens, etc).

                              On the positive side is has wonderful top access and, as mentioned, lots of primary storage space. But when the size (and, by default, weight when full) stop you from actively carrying it that top access becomes irrelevant. I've actually returned this to get something slightly smaller with more storage pockets.

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                              • You Pay: $8.69
                               
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