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Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Holds 1-2 Pro DSLRs, 4-6 Lenses, Flash
  • Accommodates 15.4ʺ Laptop
  • Padded Interior with Adjustable Dividers
  • Front Tripod/Monopod Attachment
  • Built-in All Weather AW Cover

The Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack is a bag made to carry a digital SLR with lenses and accessories, plus a 15.4" notebook computer. It is ruggedly constructed with water-resistant zippers and a seam-sealed AW cover that protects the camera gear while providing photographers with an all weather bag. The lightweight harness system with high-density padding and multiple adjustment points delivers maximum comfort with minimal bulk.

Rugged, all-weather backpack made to carry digital camera equipment and a 15.4" notebook computer.
An All Weather Cover is seam-sealed to provide protection for your gear in extreme conditions.
Tricot covered Photo Viewer pocket inside backpack.
Adjustable Glide-Lock system attaches tripods or any Slip-Lock-compatible product, making it easy to add external gear.
Removable tripod holder made to carry a standard tripod or monopod.
Lightweight harness system made with high-density padding and multiple adjustment points.
Material Exterior: 1680 denier nylon and 420 denier nylon ripstop
Interior: 600 denier polyester padding
Type of Closure Water-resistant zippers with zipper pulls
Exterior Dimensions 12.6 x 10.2 x 18.5" (32 x 25.91 x 46.99cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 11.8 x 6.5 x 17.3" (29.97 x 16.51 x 43.94cm) (WxDxH)
Notebook compartment: 11.8 x 2.0 x 16.5" (29.97 x 5.08 x 41.91cm) (HxDxW)
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt Yes
Accommodates Fits most digital cameras and accessories
15.4" widescreen notebook computers
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack harness
Waist belt
Weight 7.3 lb (3.3 kg)
Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black)
  • Tripod Holder
  • 7 Dividers
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    LoweproVertex 200 AW Backpack (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 73 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (48)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (60)
    • Comfortable (58)
    • Adjustable harness (53)
    • Roomy (48)
    • Easily accessible equipment (42)

    Cons

    • Heavy (26)
    • Hard to access equipment (6)
    • Cumbersome (5)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (61)
    • Protecting gear (57)
    • Storing gear (35)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (20), Pro photographer (14), Enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (29)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent, all-purpose backpack

    I've been using this backpack for over a year and I've used it on many hikes and trips. It has replaced my Lowepro Rover AWII as my main backpack.

    I usually...Read complete review

    I've been using this backpack for over a year and I've used it on many hikes and trips. It has replaced my Lowepro Rover AWII as my main backpack.

    I usually carry my D300, 18-200mm, 70-200mm f/2.8, 3 other lenses, as well as a flash. Even then, I still have room left over for my pano equipment and other neat accessories that I can't seem to be without. For the equipment I typically carry, the Vertex 200 is just the right size.

    Interior: As mentioned by a previous poster, there are a lot of pockets and storage areas. All the interior zippers and pockets are constructed so that they won't scratch or damage your equipment. If you've owned other Lowepro backpacks, you will be familiar with the padded dividers that allow a multitude of storage options. Even with my gear, I still have some dividers and pads left over.

    Exterior: The harness system is easy to adjust and allows you to distribute the weight of the backpack. The waist belt is very comfortable, and if the pack is adjusted correctly, a lot of the weight is transferred to your hips, instead of having it all be on your shoulders or back. After a long day of walking, I haven't felt discomfort I felt with other backpacks, like my Rover. The various slip-lock loops on the waist belt and sides of the pack allow for many carrying options.

    For hiking, the laptop sleeve/area can easily accommodate a water bladder, making your Vertex even more useful.

    Now the bad stuff: Like a previous reviewer mentioned, the weight distribution with a laptop, is not very good. The center of mass should be closer to you, which helps with comfort and mobility. If you're also carrying a tripod, the center of mass is even further away, and I often get the sense that I'm being pulled down from the back. I would be concerned if the pack is loaded in that way, and I'm climbing over objects or walking/hiking up an incline. As mentioned in the previous post, having the laptop sleeve be closer to your back like the CompuTrek line of bags, would be an improvement.

    Other cons: The high-density padding on the backside of the pack is comfortable, but doesn't allow as much air circulation as I would like. On a long hike, my back would be sweatier than I would like. Also, there are no D-rings on the straps, which I find a little annoying.

    One other note: When fully loaded (with laptop), the bag is pretty close to the limit, dimension-wise, for carry ons on most major airlines. If you plan on flying regional or smaller aircraft, this bag might be too big. On my last trip, I carried my laptop in a different bag, to keep my backpack slimmer. I didn't get hassled about it, but it never hurts to be prepared.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great bag but....

    Had this bag for a while and used it for a couple of location shoots. This is what I found:

    Good:
    - It is very strong and heavily paddedRead complete review

    Had this bag for a while and used it for a couple of location shoots. This is what I found:

    Good:
    - It is very strong and heavily padded
    - The material is excellent
    - There are plenty of compartments and pockets

    Not so good:
    - The padding start to lose volume pretty quickly
    - The bag is pretty heavy even when empty
    - The waist strap doesn't fold flat if not used because it is so heavily padded
    - The computer pocket is away from the back hence can feel heavy compared to if it were close to your back

    Please note that I am a relatively small person so some of the challenges I had because of its weight won't be an issue for larger people.

    I ended up switching to the classic mini trekker and that is my main bag for all my shoot. I am still amazed at what it can swallow up and how comfortable it is given the lesser padding it has.

    Reviewed by 73 customers

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    5.0

    Great Pack

    By BrianG

    from Eau Claire WI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Harness
    • Comfortable
    • Easily Accessible Equipment

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Storing Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

    I was able to take this pack with me as a carry on with no issues to Hawaii on American Airlines. We took this pack on multiple day trips and some hikes. We are very pleased with this pack. I would recomend this to anyone looking for a good midsize bag you can carry. The only downside is the weight but with the extra padding it is worth it.

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    5.0

    Outstanding Value and Quality

    By Jack

    from Trussville, AL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Harness
    • Comfortable
    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Roomy
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

      Fine quality and efficient utilization of space make this a capable system for comfortably hauling your gear both for travel and backcountry. Handles the Nikon trinity easily with ample room left over for speed lights and other equipment.

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      4.0

      Roomy and functional

      By Karen

      from Nevada

      Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

      We can fit two camera bodies and two lenses plus gear.

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      5.0

      Awesome

      By Karola

      from Durango

      Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

      I have tried multiple camera packs but this is the best. It is a little heavier than I anticipated but sits well on hips and shoulders. My camera and lenses are well protected with all of the padding. Laptop fits easily and is easy to remove.

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      5.0

      Love this backpack

      By Brad

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable
      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Hard To Access Equipment

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

      Has a ton of compartmets and you can configure it to your personal style and needs. With external tipod holster and separate laptop compartment, this bag is in a league of its own!

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      5.0

      Vertex 200 AW Backpack- A real workhorse

      By HuntingKy

      from Kentucky

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Cumbersome
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

      This case is very well built and thought out accessory. The inside is very configurable and has plenty of room in the laptop sleeve. The filter and memory slots are plentiful. The zippers are well sealed against splashes.
      The only downside is that it is BIG. It is great for going out on a shoot with everything you might need but is definitely bulky and over kill for casual work.

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      5.0

      Excellent and Versatile

      By Glenn1013

      from Westminster, MD

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

        I bought this bag to replace a Lowepro bag that I had outgrown. With the purchase of a new "Supertelephoto lens" (15 - 500mm), I needed a larger bag. This bag has definitely met my needs. I can carry my camera (Canon 70D), the kit lens, a 300mm zoom, the new 150 - 500mm zoom, my laptop, and all of my ancillary gear without a problem. Although the bag also allows the transport of a tripod, I have not yet tried that. It is comfortable to carry, and fits under the seat on a plane. It appears to be rugged and well-made. If it holds up like my other Lowepro, I will be completely satisfied.

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        5.0

        Very Thoughtful Design, Lots of Details

        By CJL

        from Manchester, NH

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Roomy
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Straps A Little Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Hiking
        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

        Lots of small pockets, different shapes and sizes, clearly designed by photographers. Easy access to pouches for memory cars, filters, batteries, etc. Main compartment very well protected, strong padding, adjustable to fit pretty much anything you have, and also designed like a real backpack, with all of the adjustments necessary to make a long trek comfortable. Outstanding piece of equipment if you are going to do any hiking.

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        5.0

        Great!

        By Ivan Castro

        from Oakland, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Roomy
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

          Definitely lowerpro is great in them products!

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          4.0

          This is a huge bag!

          By Jill

          from Chicago

          Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

          Just got this last week, will be taking it on flights. I have it packed full of all my equipment to test it out. First of all, it fits everything! I love that about it. However, the bag is very heavy with everything in it. Seems pretty sturdy and has lots of hidden pockets and zippers that I haven't filled up yet.

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          5.0

          Better Than I Had Hoped

          By Bill

          from Dublin, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Comfortable
          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

          I really did my research on backpacks. I reviewed most of the big companies (Tamrac etc.) I bought a couple and either kept or returned them and none were as good as the Vertex 200. I really struggled with the choice between the 200 and the 300. I wanted a lot of space but I didn't want to look like I was going for a space walk. The Vertex 200 has fit my needs nicely. I can fit two bodies (7D & 5DMk3) plus my lenses (16-35, 24-70, 70-200) and flash with plenty of room for extra toys and accessories. I have walked all over San Francisco with this pack and it is comfortable and durable. It is a little heavy empty but worth the weight considering what I'm carrying around.

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          5.0

          Perfect backpack

          By Photographer

          from San Francisco

          Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

          Very well made, ample space for camera body or two and multiple lenses. Not too big or too small for average size adult male. Tripod holder works very well even with a full size 7 lb tripod... Kind of a pain to get into the bag if you have the tripod on the rear holder, but there are holders on each side as well. It is a very comfortable when loaded and has good weight distribution; went 4 miles, up and down rugged terrain without any discomfort.I will never buy another brand of backpack. BandH was very quick to deal with a price adjustment issue, I give them my praises.

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          5.0

          I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN

          By PHIL

          from PORT CHARLOTTE,FL.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

            BOUGHT THIS BAG TO STORE MY GEAR AS I WAS RUNNING OUT OF ROOM WITH MY PREVIOUS BAG WHICH APPARENTLY WAS MADE TO HOLD A LIGHTER DSLR AND LENSES AND WAS CAVEING IN UNDER MY D7000 AND TAMMY SP 70-300 PLUS ADDITIONAL LENSES. AT 62 I DO NOT DO EXTENSIVE HIKING BUT I DO LIKE THE LARGE STORAGE CAPACITY AND BUILD QUALITY OF THIS BAG. AS ALWAYS THE SERVICE AT B&H WAS FAST AND RELIABLE, DELIVERY WAS AS SCHEDULED. GREAT BAG GREAT COMPANY. YOU JUST CANNOT GO WRONG AT B&H.

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            5.0

            Love it!

            By Just pics

            from Ky, USA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

            I use this to ensure I have have the kit I need but that it is safe and secure when I travel. It fits this need nicely.

            I was trying to balance three features and price. laptop compartment, tripod storage, and side entry. In the end I sacrificed the side entry but don't regret it.

            The tripod can be stored on either side or the back. I've moved it to the side because it was sticking way out in the back.

            I didn't think much about the rain cover until I needed it. Works super and because it is attached it's always there when you need it.

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            4.0

            Very pleased with this bag

            By Jack

            from Lowell, Ma

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

            I use this as my hiking bag for shooting on the trail. The bag is a bit heavy, but the weight distributes well when the front straps are engaged.
            The bag is intelligently configured, with numerous useful and well placed pockets both inside and out.
            Overall rugged construction, including heavy duty water proof zippers ensure long life.
            I would not hesitate to recommend this bag to a friend.

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            5.0

            A perfect backpack, if you need it.

            By Ruirui

            from New York, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

              You don't need such a huge thing on your back if you only have one camera and two lenses to carry, but it's a great option if you want some proper protection and easy transportation for a lot of gears.

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              5.0

              Quality Build and great capacity

              By Rixpix

              from Novi, Michigan

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Roomy
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

                Was able to carry two large FX SLR digital bodies with grips along with a huge selection of lenses and filters and my 13" laptop. It was the max size to fit in the overhead on my recent trip to France. It is well laid out and even with all my equipment I was able to move to various locations in Paris traveling on the Metro. The included rain cover hidden away in a pouch is a nice addition that could come in handy if trapped in rain on a long trek. The only downside is the cumbersome straps when trying to carry it with the handle, maybe a later version could come with some sort of attached pouch for those.

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                5.0

                LOVE THIS BAG

                By bill

                from neptune nj

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

                i really love this bag every part of this bag is extreamly well made it holds tons of gear and its verry comftorable

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                5.0

                lots of room

                By Mat guerin photo

                from montreal

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

                I use the bag to carry all my gear to shoot!Very confortable even if its heavy when it s full.There is lots of usefull pockets!

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                4.0

                Lots of space at a good price.

                By Eddy G

                from New Orleans, LA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack (Black):

                I got this bag to travel out of the USA. I had no problems meeting the carry-on requirements, and it can store a lot of equipment. The space for the laptop was not that roomy, but it can fit a 15" laptop computer. The laptop was easy to take in/out at the airport for screening. I only wished that the laptop was in the back of the bag, closer to the body. The bag is comfortable to carry around, but it is heavy from the start. After adding my equipment, it was 40 pounds. If you are a small person, you might have some difficulty with it. I would recommend it, and only time will tell if the construction is as good as it feels.

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