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Lowepro Fastpack 250 Backpack (Red/Black)

B&H # LOFP250R Mfr # LP35196
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Product Highlights
  • Water-resistant Backpack
  • Fits D-SLR Camera Kit
  • Holds 15.4" Laptop PC
  • Side Entry Camera Compartment
  • 180° Access Panel
  • Adjustable Dividers
  • Waist Strap

The Lowepro Fastpack 250 Backpack (Red/Black) is a lightweight, comfortable pack made to carry a digital SLR camera, lenses, flash, accessories and a laptop computer with a screen up to 15.4". It is made from a tough, water-resistant 420 denier nylon outer fabric that protects the equipment from moisture and abrasion. Side-entry compartments provide fast access to the equipment. Customize the easy-to-access main compartment with adjustable dividers. It has an ergonomic backpack harness, and a carry strap on the top.

Tough, water-resistant 420 denier nylon backpack protects digital photo equipment and a laptop PC from moisture and abrasion
Compartments
  • Side entry camera compartment provides easy access to equipment and accessories
  • Laptop compartment will hold a computer with a screen up to 15.4"
180° access panel allows you to easily work from the bag while wearing it
Adjustable dividers provide protection and a customized fit that's easy to load
Security flap provides additional protection to outer compartments
Pockets
  • Outer accessory pockets with fast access to large accessories
  • Harness pocket for quick access to MP3 player or mobile phone
  • Mesh side pocket keeps a water bottle or other personal items readily accessible
  • Built-in memory card holder
Uses attachment loops for optional SlipLock add-on accessories
Carrying Options
  • Air mesh padded backpack harness provides enhanced comfort, moisture wicking and ergonomic support
  • Carry strap
  • Waist belt
Material Exterior: Water-resistant 420 denier nylon fabric
Exterior: 600 denier polyester
Interior: Padded
Type of Closure Buckles
Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 12.4 x 9.4 x 18.1" (31.5 x 23.88 x 45.97cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 11 x 5.9 x 9.3" (27.94 x 14.99 x 23.62cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder No
Waist Belt Yes
Accommodates D-SLR camera with lenses flash and accessories
Laptop computer with screen up to 15.4"
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack harness
Carry strap
Waist belt
Weight 3.62 lbs (1.64kg)
Lowepro Fastpack 250 Backpack (Red/Black)
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    LoweproFastpack 250 Backpack (Red/Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 290 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (175)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (104)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (234)
    • Easily accessible equipment (232)
    • Strong construction (223)
    • Adjustable harness (164)
    • Roomy (147)

    Cons

    • Heavy (16)
    • Too small (11)
    • Hard to access equipment (10)
    • Cumbersome (8)
    • No tripod holder (5)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (238)
    • Protecting gear (190)
    • Storing gear (129)
    • Digital photography (13)
    • Travel (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (143), Semi-pro photographer (54), Casual photographer (33), Enthusiast (30), Pro photographer (15)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (128), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Almost just right...

    Still looking for the perfect bag...this one comes very close. I own a Lowepro Compurover AW and a Tamrac Adventure 9 bag. The Compurover is too heavy and you have to crack...Read complete review

    Still looking for the perfect bag...this one comes very close. I own a Lowepro Compurover AW and a Tamrac Adventure 9 bag. The Compurover is too heavy and you have to crack it open like an egg to get to the Camera compartment. The Tamrac is the perfect size, but you have to take the bag off and lay it on the ground or your lap to open the camera compartment, otherwise you risk spilling out all of your gear! Not good.

    This Fastpack 250 intrigued me because the side access pocket allows access to your camera quickly without taking the backpack off. Guess what? it works. You really can get your camera out quickly while still wearing the bag.

    I bought this as strictly a travel bag. I'm a pilot so I needed a medium sized bag that I could fit in the cockpit while carrying my 40D and 3 L lenses. I also need the top compartment of the bag to carry a few snacks, water and other supplies.

    Okay here's the breakdown.

    Pros:
    1. Slim design, fits in cockpit and on top of my roller suitcase with ease. Also fits very nicely in the space underneath your seat in an airliner.
    2. Side camera access in a serious advantage. I considered the sling packs, but I like the comfort and security of having a full backpack. The sling packs are uncomfortable after a while and hard to position to get your camera out without twisting up your clothes or coat.
    3. It's lightweight and comfortable to wear. Significantly lighter than my other two bags.
    4. Not as pricey as my two other backpacks.
    5. Side pocket fits a good sized Nalgene water bottle.
    6. Medium size and all black color doesn't shout "Camera Bag!" while wearing it.

    Cons:
    1. No all weather cover flap. A major oversight if you ask me. I took the one off of my Tamrac to use with the Fastpack.
    2. No chest strap. I think it needs one.
    3. It's almost a little small. I wouldn't go any smaller than this bag because you'll be leaving something home that you'll want later.
    4. It needs a side or bottom strap that you can attach a monopod to. I'm thinking of having one sewn on. For now I've attached a carabiner to the top handle and strap on my monopod there.
    5. Outside pockets are really worthless. They are sewn in flat and don't have room to expand. You can get a few filters and a flash card wallet in them but that's about it.

    Like I said it's not perfect, but I'm giving it four out of five mainly because I like the overall size and design of the bag as well as the convenience of the side access camera pocket.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    The good, the bad & the ugly

    As in most cases, you often have to give something up to get something else. In the case of the the Fastpack 250, you compromise camera equipment space for daypack space and don't...Read complete review

    As in most cases, you often have to give something up to get something else. In the case of the the Fastpack 250, you compromise camera equipment space for daypack space and don't get enough of either. I purchased the Fastpack 250 to be used for carrying camera equipment, some snacks and a light jacket for photo daytrips. While I found the bag to be well made, it lacked the space I wanted to adequately carry the camera equipment I required for photgraphic day trips. Perhaps the Fastpack 350 would have been a better choice, but I preferred to keep the overall size in the realm of what would be accepted as carry-on for a flight. If I were to do it again, I'd forego the daypack and get a mid-sized photo backpack that would carry my Nikon D300, 2-3 lenses, a flash and a tripod. I found the fastpack feature which allows access to the camera from a side pocket without removing the packpack to be novel, but not always practical. In most cases, I just removed the backpack and accessed the camera by unzipping the entire compartment cover. The Fackpack lacks a sternum strap, which would help make the load less likely to shift when traversing rough terrain. Last, but not least, the interior backpack material has a very strong chemical/synthetic odor to it. I tried washing the interior, airing it out and even spraying it with a scented spray. After four weeks of use, the odor is as strong as ever. In conclusion, the Fastpack 250 is certainly better than the bulky shoulder bags I have become accustomed to using over the years, but falls short of what I would consider to be the ideal photographic backpack. Unfortunately, the ideal backpack, if there actually is one, would probably be far more expensive.

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    5.0

    Very good product

    By SSK

    from Shakopee, MN

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Decent Space
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Protects The Gear
    • Space For Laptop

    Cons

    • No Sternum Strap
    • No Weather Cover

    Best Uses

    • Daily use
    • Travel

    Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Red/Black):

    This is a very high quality bag with lots of space for a DSLR (T5i) and two zoom lenses and a prime lens, charger, wireless remote, wired remote, manual etc. That's just the lower part of the bag. The upper part can be used for other personal items.

    I bought this bag because it has space for my laptop too, which is handy when I travel. I haven't had the chance to take it somewhere yet, but liked it very much after stuffing all my camera and related accessories in it (except for tripod).

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    5.0

    Good bag for the money

    By Viking

    from Doha, Qatar

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel

      Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

      I bought this bag to get a bag where I can transport my camera, lenses, flash and laptop in the best compact way.
      Actually, I can accommodate my 5D3 with 24-70mm f2.8L attached, 100mm f2.8L IS, 15mm f2.8 fisheye, Flash 580 EX II, MacBook 13", batteries, cards, cables and more. I can also insert the 5D3 with the 70-200mm 2.8L IS attached.
      I normally carry a sling bag but cannot carry my laptop so, this bag works wonders for my purpose.

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      5.0

      Great Bag at a Great Price

      By BigHed

      from New Orleans, LA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

        This bag works exactly as described. It's got more than enough room for my D3100 and extra lenses, and the quick access is nice.

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        5.0

        Great backpack for bird photography.

        By Rick

        from Indiana

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Red/Black):

          I bought this for vacations with air-travel where bird photography would be possible. I put a Canon with 100-400 zoom lens in the side-entry compartment, plus two binoculars (8x42 & 10x50). That still leaves the upper compartment for other items. The overall size is smaller than the carry-on maximums for airplanes. Very comfortable on my back.

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          5.0

          Very satisfied with this backpack!

          By Ziggy W.

          from Qatar, Doha

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • No Tripod Mount On Side

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

          Been using this backpack for a couple of months now and I can comfortably store all of my current camera gear inside this small looking but very spacious backpack.In the bottom compartment i got a Canon 6D with battery grip and my Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 IS II mounted on. and in the side storage spaces of this compartment i got a Canon 24-105mm F/4 & Canon 8-15mm F/4 Fisheye on one side, and got my other accessories on the other side being a flashlight, viewfinder, set of Vello extension tubes in their original box and a Canon 50mm F/1.4For the top general compartment i got all of my other accessories; Filters, batteries, cables for camera & laptop, external hard drive, camera remotes, blackrapid strap and original Canon strap, and even my gorillapod focus with ball head unmounted fits inside this compartment!And not to forget i got a 15.6'' laptop inside the back compartment.Also got a small pocket in front to put your travel documents or some papers you would like to take on-the-go.Fair to say that this is allot of gear for such a small backpack and still very good comfort while wearing it even when this backpack is so heavily loaded.There is only 1 very minor dislike, being you cannot attach a big tripod on the side of the backpack. Which is not the biggest concern (at least not for me).Conclusion: VERY good for its price.

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          5.0

          I would buy this bag again.

          By Dave the fishhead

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

            comfortable fit, holds a 15" laptop without any problems. A lot of space in the upper compartment for misc. and snacks. Holds my canon 7d with 24-105 l lens with no problems. Large side mesh pocket, easily handles a large water bottle. Stiff construction.

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            4.0

            I will buy it again

            By Gabbz

            from Argentina

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Red/Black):

              Is very confortable, great space and easy to use

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              5.0

              Great Bag

              By Ralph

              from Yokosuka, Japan

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

                Comfortable,easy carry for a day's shooting. Really like the laptop protection. Would be nice if there was a little more storage for non-camera things, but overall I think it is great.

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                5.0

                Great product, just the right size

                By RS

                from Mustang Ok

                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 Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

                  I was worried about the size of the backpack but it has room for my Nikon 5200, a 55-300 extra lens, all the misc. gear I carry for the camera, 10" tablet in a keyboard case, with room in the upper compartment for all the non camera gear I carry. Built very well, carries and fit great. The side open option for getting to the camera compartment quick and simple.

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                  5.0

                  Great!

                  By Ali

                  from boston, ma

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

                    I wanted this bag to bring to work every day. It is deep enough to store my external hard drives in safely for transporting them to and from my studio each day. The top is very spacious for my personal things. I would recommend it to any one.

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                    4.0

                    Great concept for a backpack

                    By Lorenzo

                    from Medina, NY

                    Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Red/Black):

                    I highly recommend this backpack, easy access to equipment and room for some personal things and my laptop! this bag is the right size for me!

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                    5.0

                    great product, suites my needs

                    By jerry

                    from Toronto,Canada

                    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 Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

                      stores all my photo gear in one backpack

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                      4.0

                      Lot of bang for the buck.

                      By auteurian

                      from Portland,OR

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Access Equipment

                      Best Uses

                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

                      Purchased it for a weekend music festival photo coverage. Needed a bag that was big enough to hold 2 DSLR bodies, 70-200mm, 17-55mm, 11-16mm, flash unit, 15" laptop, plus little room for personal items, but small enough that it would not be too intrusive to other shooters.
                      Bit awkward to access equipment but it is a sacrifice to fit that much gear in its size.
                      Overall, it met my expectations, and great value comparatively to other options.

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                      4.0

                      Lotta' bag for the price, but ...

                      By AirsDream

                      from Ann Arbor, MI

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Interior Set Up Easy
                      • Roomy

                      Cons

                      • Not the most comfortable

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

                      Bought this for a trip to Far East. I needed a new bag, perhaps for one-time use that would let me carry and protect a specific selection of gear I'd decided to take. I carried a gripped D600, with SB700 flash and 28-300 kit zoom, 105mm 2.8 macro and 50mm 1.8. Also, a 13" laptop, extra batteries, chargers, cables. Also a small water bottle, folding umbrella, guidebook, itineraries, tickets, sunglasses, etc. The good: it held up fine to a lot of shoving into overhead bins, planes, boats, buses, trains, cabs. Everything was well protected. Lots of little interior storage places, and the "cord keeper" that comes with is simple but sheer genius. I KNEW I'd get rained on, so wanted the built-in rain cover, and that drove a lot of my purchase decision. But in fact, while it rained a lot, never while I was out, so I never used it! The bad: when this full, it is HEAVY (not its fault, really). But it's designed to hold a lot, and when fully loaded, the shoulder straps weren't quite what I needed after a few miles, and the waist belt, which is supposed to carry most of the load, since unpadded, got tiring to use. The haul strap is also unpadded, so not real comfortable when picking it up when full either. Don't expect that it is going to be as comfortable as your full-on expedition backpacking pack. With better padding on straps and belt, this nice pack would merit another star. But I think it is a good value if you don't need to carry the kitchen sink and /or don't need to carry your gear for more than a mile or two at a time. It's a well thought-out, competent bag at a reasonable price point, that will protect a lot of gear.

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                      4.0

                      Nice Pack

                      By Mech

                      from Florida

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Roomy
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

                          This is a nice well made backpack with about equal space for camera gear and personal stuff. I used this as a carry-on bag on a recent international flight, sad to say this pack does NOT fit under the seat, I had to put it in overhead compartment even on a HUGE airplane, thus the reason for only 4 stars. I also don't think you could fit much more than one extra lens as the compartments beside the main camera spot are very narrow, like external flash width.

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                          4.0

                          This is a good bag

                          By Paul

                          from San Lorenzo, Ca

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

                              I bought the Lowpro Fastpack 250 Backpack. It came quickly and was packed well. It fits my Mamiya 645 well, the divider are easy to adjust and the backpack also fits the rest of my gear easily. It is comfortable to wear, it adjusts to fit and does not get get heavy on my shoulders inspite of that monster of a camera I like to use.

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                              5.0

                              Great backpack

                              By Guido Ferreira

                              from Harrison, NJ

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

                                I like the bottom compartment for camera/lenses and the separate compartment for other stuff

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                                5.0

                                Robust Backpack

                                By Mersea Huang

                                from Las Vegas, LV

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable Harness
                                • Comfortable
                                • Roomy
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear

                                  Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

                                  It's a great backpack for shutterbug to carry gears. Great protection and multiple uses.

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                                  4.0

                                  Just right for hiking

                                  By Chris

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • No chest strap

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Trail Travel
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

                                  Great pack for camera & a couple of lenses plus odds & ends, with extra space for a jacket, hat, etc. for the trail. Also a water bottle pocket on the outside. It's easy to get at the camera & extra lens, etc., without putting the pack down. The hip belt has enough padding to help support the pack.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great bag for hiking

                                  By photo geek

                                  from Ames, IA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Transporting Gear

                                    Comments about Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black):

                                    I used this bag to carry my DSLR and three lenses for a week of hiking in Glacier National Park. The bag provided easy access to the camera (w/o taking the bag all the way off) and storage for a water bottle and extra jacket. This bag looks good and held up well to a lot of abuse!

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