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

B&H # LON180AWCB Mfr # LP35258-PEU
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Product Highlights
  • 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

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 62 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Well padded (50)
    • Strong construction (46)
    • Easily accessible equipment (44)
    • Comfortable (43)
    • Lightweight (35)

    Cons

    • Not enough pockets (9)

    Best Uses

    • Protecting gear (42)
    • Transporting gear (41)
    • Daily usage (40)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (30), Semi-pro photographer (11), Casual photographer (9), Pro photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43), Yes (3)

    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.

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    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

    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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        • No

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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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            • No

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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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                • No

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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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                5.0

                Lots of room

                By Peter

                from Harrison, AR

                About Me Casual 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):

                  This bag is the perfect size. Will handle your DSLR and 2-3 lenses as well as all your other accessories. It's built well and confrtable on the shoulder. A little better documentation for the novice would be helpful to show just how things fit properly.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Confortable bag

                  By Gremio2013

                  from Aptos, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Not Enough Pockets

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Chestnut Brown with Black Trim):

                  I purchased this bag to use with my Nikon D800+grip and one lens. It was a good purchased, cos its confortable and I can carry on everything I need.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  nice

                  By tiger

                  from Oakland

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                    good size and construction

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Just right for my needs

                    By Chuck

                    from Apex, NC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    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've used my Nova 180 AW for just over a year. It replaces a Nova 170 AW that was ideal for my E-620 gear until I added 14-54mm & 35mm lenses. The 180 is deep enough for the camera to go in back to front so it offers greater freedom for lens/flash placement and is much easier to access items while using the shoulder strap. One quirk, the front zippered compartment is nearly an inch narrower than on the 170. Reorganization of charger/cords was the solution. The overlapping top closure and zippers have not allowed Western wind blown dust or sand to get inside and the rain cover has "worked" coast to coast.

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                      4.0

                      don't judge it by its size

                      By James

                      from NY, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                      • Not Enough Pockets

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear

                      Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                      The Nova 180 offers quite a bit of space and shock resistance for your gears. You can also freely adjust the pads to utilize your items and keep them sound and safe. I'm writing this review roughly 6 months after purchase and it has offered nothing but good quality and satisfaction for its price.

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                      5.0

                      Great bag!

                      By Matt

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage

                        Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                        Fantastic camera bag. Comfortably fits my nikon d7000 with lens, telephotolens, and lens (+ various accoutrements). The pockets on the sides have generous give and maintain their hold, and the strap is strong and secure. The best function of the entire bag, for me, is the weatherproof cover that can easily be unraveled and unzipped from a pocket on the bottom of the bag.

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Great Everyday Shoulder Bag

                        By Paul

                        from Connecticut, USA

                        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 bag easily fits my D7100 with 18-105 attached plus a 70-300mm lens (both have lens hoods attached in the storage position). I also fit everything else I got with my equipment in this bag (lens bags, battery charger, cables) in the main compartment so I figure if I move those to the side pockets I can easily fit in another small prime lens or 2 and a flash unit.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Just right for D7100 and four lenses

                          By BP

                          from Raleigh, NC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Protecting Gear

                            Comments about Nova 180 AW Shoulder Bag (Black):

                            Just big enough for two prime and two zoom lenses and D7100 DSLR. Well made with useable features.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great Protection, but a bit cheap

                            By Musical Photojournalist

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Photography Student

                            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):

                              This Lowepro camera bag fits my gear that i got, but could be bigger for future gear. I can fit my 16-85, SB-600, and accessories without it being too tight. The workmanship could be better, such as it being made in China, no rubber feet on the bootom, and plastic front clip. Over all it is a great bag for easy access and ability to survive the elements.

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                              5.0

                              Perfect size

                              By Andrew H. Kim

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                              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 have the older version of this bag, and decided to buy this as a gift for someone else. It is the perfect size in my opinion for location work. Big enough to fit your gear, not so big it feels bulky during the shoot. Built in rain cover is great, and the way it retains its shape makes it much easier to access lenses. Shoulder bags that don't have shape tend to feel like you have to reach in, and hold it open to find stuff.

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