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Lowepro Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Chestnut Brown with Black Trim)

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Lowepro Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Chestnut Brown with Black Trim)

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  • Fits D-SLR Camera and 4-5 Lens Kit
  • Rugged Nylon and Polyester Bag
  • Adjustable Padded Dividers
  • All Weather Cover
  • Exterior Front Zippered Pocket
  • Dual Memory Card Pockets
  • Cushioned Grab Handle
  • Removable Adjustable Shoulder Strap
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The Lowepro Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Chestnut Brown with Black Trim) is a rugged 840 denier nylon and 600 denier polyester bag with adjustable padded dividers and stitched hinges. It has an overflap lid to increase protection from the elements and a 360° All Weather Cover that offers maximum protection against rain, dust and sand while also providing full access to gear. There is an exterior front zippered pocket that provides easy access to cables, adapters and other digital accessories. Plus dual memory card pockets on the interior of the lid can keep memory cards in the same place every time. There are other interior and exterior pockets for accessories. The bag can be carried by a cushioned grab handle or removable, adjustable shoulder strap with non-slip pad.

Rugged 840 denier nylon and 600 denier polyester bag with 200 denier polyester interior
Single compartment design enables easy and secure access to camera and accessories
Adjustable padded dividers and stitched hinges
Overflap lid to increase protection from the elements
360° All Weather Cover offers maximum protection against rain, dust and sand while also providing full access to gear
Pockets
  • Exterior front zippered pocket provide easy access to cables, adapters and other digital accessories
  • Two exterior mesh pockets for water bottles and other gear
  • Dual memory card pockets on interior of lid
  • Interior zippered, mesh and slash pockets organizes batteries and accessories
Carrying options
  • Cushioned grab handle
  • Removable, adjustable shoulder strap with non-slip pad
  • Luggage sleeve fits over rolling luggage handle
Material Exterior: 840 denier nylon and 600 denier polyester
Interior: 200 denier polyester interior
Type of Closure Q.R. buckle and straps
Exterior Dimensions 11 x 8.9 x 9.4" (27.94 x 22.61 x 23.88cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 9.4 x 5.9 x 7.9" (23.88 x 14.99 x 20.07cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder No
Accommodates Pro digital SLR camera body with lens attached (24-105mm f/4L) plus 3-4 additional lenses (up to 105mm f/2.8; 18-200mm f/3.5; 70-300mm f/4.5); two memory cards and a flash unit
Carrying/Transport Options Carry handle
Shoulder strap
Weight 1.64 lbs (744g)
Lowepro Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Chestnut Brown with Black Trim)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    LoweproNova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 72 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (51)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Well padded (57)
    • Easily accessible equipment (54)
    • Strong construction (54)
    • Comfortable (50)
    • Lightweight (42)

    Cons

    • Not enough pockets (9)

    Best Uses

    • Protecting gear (49)
    • Transporting gear (48)
    • Daily usage (46)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (36), Semi-pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (10), Pro photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (52), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent bag!

    This bag is very well constructed out of quality materials. Whatever you put in this bag, you can bet that it is well protected, both from getting banged around, and from the...Read complete review

    This bag is very well constructed out of quality materials. Whatever you put in this bag, you can bet that it is well protected, both from getting banged around, and from the elements.

    It currently carries my camera with an 18-105mm lens attached, a 70-300mm lens, a flash unit, slave cable for the flash, and several other smaller items. The pockets/pouches, etc are well placed and once fully loaded, I can get to anything in it quickly and easily.

    The only thing I would like changed on it would be the addition of velcro straps for the attachment of a monopod, but that's just me.

    To sum it up: I did a LOT of research on this site before settling on this bag, and I am glad I did. I really cannot think of a single thing I dislike about it.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice bag, but not for me

    I returned this bag and bought a messenger style bag. Turns out I wanted something that looked less like a camera bag, but I didn't know it yet when I ordered this...Read complete review

    I returned this bag and bought a messenger style bag. Turns out I wanted something that looked less like a camera bag, but I didn't know it yet when I ordered this bag.

    I added a battery grip to my D90, so my small top loader was now insufficient. The 180 seemed big enough to fit a grip'd DSLR as opposed to many others which do not.

    The bag actually did a poor job of fitting it after all. First, the dividers it comes with do not logically arrange to fit this configuration. With the grip off, it seemed like it would be OK, but with it on the only sensible way to store it was with no lens attached, which seemed completely pointless to me for an "on the go" bag.

    Second, once I managed to arrange the dividers in an awkward fashion that finally "held" my D90, grip and 18-200 VR, it left very little space for anything else. I crammed my 35mm 1.8 and the charger in, and that was it. My Gorillapod incidentally did not fit at all.

    Other than the space issue (which was a big issue), the bag just felt too clunky to carry around. I could see this bag being suited for someone who leaves their cam bag in their trunk and only takes the camera out to play. But for anyone traveling, or otherwise spending a lot of time with their bag on their person, I would think this would just get in the way.

    On the plus side, the bag is made of very nice materials, solid zippers and stiff padding. The strap has metal clasps and seemed comfy enough. The outer pocket held a few odds and ends OK. I found the rain cover very well designed and useful, though again I don't see this as a "field" bag. Also, the cover when stowed in the outer pocket's flap, adds bulk to that area.

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    5.0

    Great camera bag for camera & 3 lenses!

    By Hawk Eye

    from Winter Springs, Fl

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Usage
      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

      This camera bag is perfect my my camera and three lenses. I have plenty of extra room. I had the smaller camera bag for over ten years and I am even happier with this model. I love all the pockets! And the top zips so I don't have to worry about my equipment getting wet if I am caught in the rain. There is also a protective cover!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good Size & Access

      By John

      from SF Bay Area

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Built-in Rain Cover
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Lightweight
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Usage
        • Protecting Gear

        Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

        Easy to access interior, Plenty of room for my small DSLR w/lens attached plus three other smallish lenses and misc. items. Nice to have built-in rain cover. Internal dividers easy to rearrange.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect fit

        By Bergsteiger

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage
          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

          Lots of room for my Canon 5D MII, 3 lenses, 24-105, 70-205, and 16-35. Meets my needs.

          Some of the negatives on here, seem to be with knit-picking cry babies.

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          • No

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          5.0

          The right size bag (for me)

          By Ajhsys

          from SE PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage
            • Vacations

            Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

            The most important thing in buying a bag is that it is the right size for your needs. Lowe Pro has always been top quality, so that was not an issue in my choice. The bag that came with my new Sony A58 was way too small. The Nova 180 holds camera with both lenses, an extra battery and SD cards, and plenty of room for the flash, which is my next purchase. This bag even holds two water bottles in mesh pockets. Perfect for travel.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love this Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag

            By Laurelee

            from Columbia, SC

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

              Received this shoulder bag as a Christmas gift from my husband - to go with my new camera. It is exactly the right size - not too big, has lots of movable storage for my camera and an extra lens and lots of zipper pockets for accessories. I would recommend this for anyone.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Nice bag for lens

              By Kevin

              from Livermore ca

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                Love this bag for carrying lenses and accessories.

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                • No

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Marian Gociek

                from Canada

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                  Bought it for my Nikon D7000, after i bought more lenses i need to upgrade my back to fit all in it. After reaserch i found this one, and suprisely i can fit all my equipment in to it.Nikon D7000 body with attached 18-105mm lenses, then Nikkon 50mm 1.8 and Rokinon 14mm, and i have still plenty of space for my flash SB-700 with one apartement left for flash accesories. Weight is pretty good, i used it for transporting my stuff during flyights with me on board, works good, but for shooting days i uses still my old bag if i need just one spare lenses.A lot of space for filters, cables, batterys.Deff worth the money!

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                  5.0

                  Durable Shoulder Bag at Great Price!

                  By David Robinson

                  from Cannon Beach, Oregon

                  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 Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                    I just purchased a new Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lens Kit from B&H and found the Lowepro Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag to be a perfect size and style of camera bag for my equipment. Lowepro offers highly durable camera bags. I love the self-enclosed raingear, easy to pull out, quick to cover the bag and keep camer and lenses dry in wet weather which we get pleny of on the north Oregon Coast.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Bag

                    By Lenny F

                    from New City, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Usage
                      • Protecting Gear

                      Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                      Bought a new lens and needed a bigger bag but wanted to be able to take camera in and out easily for pictures.

                      My Equip:
                      Cannon Rebel T2i w/24-105 on it
                      2 other lenses
                      Flash
                      Pockets for extra batteries, memory cards, etc...

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Excellent bag with a strange design flaw

                      By melmerry

                      from ho chi minh city

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Slightly Uncomfortable Fi

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                      The product is the usual Lowepro standard, offering a good level of protection to valuable gear, and customisable with the removable internal velcro'd tabs. The overlap lid provides extra space for gear. Only one quibble: There is a zippered pocket at the back, with a second band of fabric covering the same area as the pocket. I did not realise that this was just a band since it is quite deep and appeared to be a second external pocket, but an unzipped one for easy access. This seemed clever, until my new sunglasses disappeared during the course of my shoot and I realised my mistake--I had put them into the band and they had dropped out the bottom, unnoticed. I'm not really sure what possible use the band has, but I would suggest that it should be eliminated and replaced with un unzipped exterior pocket. At least now I know.

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                      5.0

                      Room for all the basics.

                      By Jim in CNY

                      from Central New York

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Good Accessory Pockets
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage
                        • Protecting Gear

                        Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                        The main compartment can fit a DSLR with a fairly good size lens attached plus a large telephoto zoom, one full sized flash and a few small things. It is tall enough for a large f/2.8 zoom lens placed vertically. The accessory pockets underneath the entire top and in the front flap and in the bag's front are very smart and useful. The better bag for me professionally is the Nova 190 which is the same internal hight but a couple inches longer horizontally. Lowepro makes extremely good quality camera bags. Their Nova bags are lightweight, made of good materials and very durable. The top flaps have sides which keep the rain out. I find that their built-in shoulder pads don't grip my shoulder well enough while I'm working so I replace the whole strap.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        just about perfect

                        By Mike

                        from Canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • All Weather Cover
                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                        • Little On The Heavy Side

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Lenses
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                        I mainly use backpacks. I have the Lowepro Pro Runner, Flipside 300 and 400 but I wanted a bag that would make it easy to carry just a few pieces of gear for shoots where I know I won't use long lenses. I hesitated between this one and a few smaller shoulder bags from Lowepro. I wanted to carry at least a Nikon body with 17-55mm lens attached, an extra short prime and a dedicated flash. The other cheaper Lowepro shoulder bags would allow me to fit the extra lens but not the flash and definitely not 2 extra lenses. It's well made like all Lowepro's and there's room for accessories all over. It's a litlle deeper than I would like but that's the price to pay to have decent internal space. Also, the shoulder strap has decent padding and some alternatives didn't. Long term comfort is of prime importance to me. The AW cover is a bonus and because I've used it on my backpacks a few times, I know it can come in handy in foul weather.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect bag for Micro 4/3 Users

                        By Mike

                        from Meridian, Idaho

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Usage
                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                          I liike Lowepro's Nova series because they have lots of pockets and do a good job protecting gear. My only complaint is that many of them don't have enough padded dividers for those of us who use smaller cameras with many lenses. The 180 AW is a perfect balance between reasonably small size and lots of features.

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                          5.0

                          Great Bag

                          By Aardvark

                          from Cincinnati, OH

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                            This is the third one of this bag in our family. The size is comfortable and holds what is needed: extra lens(es), spare battery and charger, filters, small notebook, cleaning supplies. The interior compartment dividers velcro into place and can be rearranged to fit other lenses. The rain hood is a plus.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            does your bag improve your life?

                            By Hank the Nikonist

                            from Nashville, TN

                            About Me Semi-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 Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                              I own two Nova 4 AWs, the newest for my Nikon D300, the oldest a utility bag and now a Nova 180 AW for my Nikon D-7000...a smaller bag for a smaller camera. Also have an assortment of Lowepro pouches and small cases for phones, point and shoots, field recorders, light meters and other little stuff. The brand meets all my requirements, price, quality, utility and durability. Never had to use the AW feature but once, but it worked and its great to know its there.

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                              5.0

                              Nice bag

                              By GHG3333

                              from Easton, Pa

                              Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                              Perfect bag for a small D slr or an ILC. Work great with my OMD E - M1 plus a 12-50 mm, a 40-150 mm a small flash, hoods and has room left over for my 70-300 if I want or two smaller
                              Lenses. The front storage is a bit tight but will hold a card wallet and extra batteries. The bag is light but we'll made as per lowepros's usual quality.

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                              3.0

                              Great for its price

                              By AOS

                              from NYC

                              Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                              Medium size convenient but doesn't seem to tolerate drops

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                              5.0

                              Nice outdoor and travel bag

                              By Richard

                              from Seattle, WA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Usage
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                                I bought the Nova 180 AW as a medium outdoor and travel bag for my Olympus EM-5 outfit. It holds the EM-5 with 12-50 mm kit lens and battery grip attached, a flash and three other lenses including a 300 mm zoom. More lenses could be carried if you are willing to stack them. There is still room for extra batteries, cards and filters.

                                Everything fits without overcrowding so I can work directly out of the bag while it is on my shoulder. I don't have to put the bag down to change lenses or filters. I also like the built in rain cover on damp days.

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                                5.0

                                Nice bag for our new Canon SL1 plus lens

                                By bob snow

                                from Bartlesville, OK

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Usage
                                  • Protecting Gear

                                  Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                                  I bought this for my wife's new Canon SL1. It is packed with the camera with kit lens, 40mm pancake, and 55-250, along with a Canon 430 EX II flash and a bunch of accessories. It all fits in very nicely, including with the battery charger.

                                  Bag looks well made, and the price is reasonable.

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                                  5.0

                                  The Lowepro Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag

                                  By Winty

                                  from NYC

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Not Enough Pockets

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                                  It is well structured and protects my equipment, while having a beautiful appearance.

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                                  • No

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