Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black)

You Pay: $34.88
Product Highlights
  • Fits D-SLR Camera, 1 Lens Kit
  • 600D Dobby Holster-style Case
  • Fully Padded Interior
  • Interior Horizontal Divider
  • Built-in All Weather AW Cover
  • Inside Zippered Memory Card Pocket
  • Padded Handle
  • Removable Shoulder Strap
  • Belt Loop

The black Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW is a holster-type bag designed to carry a digital SLR camera with attached lens (up to 80-400mm f/4.5 or. It is made of 600 denier Dobby polyester with a fully padded and lined interior. The bag has a horizontal divider to separate an extra lens or accessory. There is an easy-access lid that opens away from the body and provides full access to gear. The bag has an Inside zippered pocket with memory card storage that provides space for 2 extra memory cards, filter or accessories. Built-in All Weather AW Cover protects camera gear and personal items from rain, dust and sand and neatly tucks away when not in use. The bag is carried by a padded handle, removable, adjustable shoulder strap or a belt loop. The optional Lowepro Topload Chest Harness will work with this holster bag.

Construction
  • 600 denier Dobby polyester
  • Fully padded interior protects camera
  • 210 denier nylon interior lining
  • Horizontal divider to separate an extra lens or accessory
  • Zipper with dual zipper pulls
Easy-access lid opens away from body and provides full access to gear
Lightweight, slim, holster-style design provides a snug fit and an easy-to carry option for a digital SLR camera with attached zoom lens
Built-in All Weather AW Cover protects camera gear and personal items from rain, dust and sand and neatly tucks away when not in use
SlipLock attachment loops for adding 2 compatible lens cases or pouches
Durable plastic D-rings for attaching additional accessories
Inside zippered pocket with memory card storage provides space for 2 extra memory cards, filter or accessories
Carrying options
  • Padded handle
  • Removable, adjustable shoulder strap fits across body or over shoulder
  • Belt loop
  • Optional Lowepro Topload Chest Harness can be attached
Material Exterior: 600 denier Dobby polyester
Interior: Fully padded
Interior: 210 denier nylon lining
AW Cover: 190T nylon taffeta
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 7.7 x 6.5 x 13" (19.5 x 16.5 x 33cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 6.3 x 4.3 x 10.2" (16 x 11 x 26cm) (WxDxH)
Accommodates A digital SLR camera with attached lens (up to 80-400mm f/4.5 or
Carrying/Transport Options Handle
Shoulder strap
Belt loop
Weight 12.8 oz (400g)
Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Rain Cover
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    LoweproToploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 58 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (41)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

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    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily accessible equipment (42)
    • Strong construction (39)
    • Comfortable (30)
    • Roomy (27)
    • Adjustable harness (24)

    Cons

    • Hard to access equipment (3)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (37)
    • Protecting gear (34)
    • Storing gear (23)
    • Travel (7)
    • Daily transport (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (27), Semi-pro photographer (18), Casual photographer (4), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (48)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect bag to carry 80-200 on body

    I needed a bag to carry my 80-200 attached to my D200. I also needed something customizable so I could carry an extra lens and/or a flash. This bag fits that description...Read complete review

    I needed a bag to carry my 80-200 attached to my D200. I also needed something customizable so I could carry an extra lens and/or a flash. This bag fits that description perfectly.

    To give you an idea of the space in this bag. This bag fits my D200 w/ RRS L-Bracket, hand strap, and 80-200 2.8 with hood reversed PERFECTLY. It literally hugs this combo like a glove. It's not uncomfortably tight but it is snug with no slack. I was contemplating buying this or the Toploader 75 Pro. I'm glad I bought this one because since I don't have a battery, pack, there would be a lot of slack with the 75 Pro. Also I like how this bag has less width than the 75 so it will be more comfortable to casually carry this on your shoulder.

    The front pocket can fit a flash but it has absolutely no padding so if you are putting anything in there that is fragile, it will probably get banged up if you bump into anything. If you want to carry a flash, I suggest buying a slip-lock lens case large enough to fit one. This bag allows you to hook up two slip-lock attachments. The 75 only allows you one. I have the Lens Case 1 and I keep my 18-70 w/hood reversed in there.

    For the price, the quality of the bag is excellent. The padding is great, the size is perfect, it is customizable, and it looks great. The weather cover is a plus and a welcome feature but I don't take my stuff out in the rain anyway.
    The top flap holds two memory cards.

    If you don't have a battery pack, just buy this bag and skip the 75 as it is designed strictly for pro bodies or bodies with battery packs. Slack in a camera bag is no good and defeats the purpose of protection. I have a feeling the 70-200 2.8 might be a very tight fit or it might not fit at all so please use my combo example when deciding if your combo will fit in this bag.

    The only thing I would recommend you do is buy an accessory strap as the one that comes with the bag is basic and uncomfortable. I bought the Op/Tech USA SOS mini. It is perfect and it makes the bag feel even lighter than it is.

    I am very happy with this bag and I highly recommend it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great Little Bag

    One other post said the bag is large enough for a DSLR and a 70-200 2.8 lens. Well, yes but just barely. I bought this to take to the US Open and...Read complete review

    One other post said the bag is large enough for a DSLR and a 70-200 2.8 lens. Well, yes but just barely. I bought this to take to the US Open and it was simply to snug for me. The camera and lens will fit, but very tight. I would opt for something slightly larger if you want to carry anything at all. The strap has no padding and is uncomfortable to carry a big lens and camera. Well made, affordable but not for me...

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    5.0

    Well-crafted and functional

    By JPC

    from Marysville, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Roomy
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

      This is a replacement for a much cheaper holster bag that I used for many years with a Yashica 230 AF and 28-85 macro zoom and 75-300 macro zoom. Proved to be a VERY useful camera bag, but my newer Canon 60D is too large to fit in it. This bag will accommodate my 60D and the 75-300 IS lens. I look forward to using this bag for many years to come, as I did the cheaper version. This one is much better construction, has the option of using the shoulder strap or belt loop, for mounting right on your belt or an accessory belt, and has a hide-away waterproof cover!

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      5.0

      Perfect protection for a day hike

      By Harrison

      from Knoxville, TN

      About Me Casual 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 Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

        This is a perfect fit for a camera and a large lens to protect your equipment on a day hike. It is very simple design but it is exactly what I was looking for and the rain cover is a added bonus.

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        5.0

        Perfect bag for what I needed

        By The Bam

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Semi-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 Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

          I use it mostly with my 18 -135 lens but it is also perfect with the 75 -300. It is light weight and holds what I need. It has a cover for inclement weather. The only bad point was figuring out where that cover was.

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          4.0

          Great little bag!

          By AyBee

          from California

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

            This product is ideal to take your camera (in my case, a D600) out on a shoot without having to lug around a heavier backpack or camera bag with all your gear. Once you've picked your lens, you're off. Plus there's space for a few vital extras like SD cards as well.

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            5.0

            Well padded and good quality

            By Billy

            from Union City

            Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

            The top loader is best suited to carry my d800 and 80-200mm lens with hood reverse. The outer pocket serves to carry miscellaneous item.

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            5.0

            Efficient Delivery

            By Kelly Chua

            from Singapore

            Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

            The product quality is already well known because of the branding. What amazed me is the super fast delivery by this merchant. Product arrived really fast and in good packaging and order.

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            5.0

            Still a Great Bag over 2 years old

            By JWARD

            from Fontana, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

              Lowepro make the best camera bags in my opinion and the 55AW is no exception. Using this on a Canon 40D and a 5D MKII with Canon battery grips is a tight, really tight fit but they do fit. Over two years old and the 55AW has held up expectional well, based on the quality it's time to order the 70 AW for a little more that according to the reviews fit with battery grips attached. The 55 AW comes in real handy on shoots for carrying my 580 EXII with Gary Fong collapsible Lightsphere (a bit overpriced but get great results doing event photography) fully extended in the bag along with the off camera cable attached. There's a roomy zippered pocket on the outside and a nice one on the inside flap. This is definitely a bag that should you "outgrow" it, it won't go unused. Rugged, well designed and will definitely last.

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              5.0

              Great bag

              By Sybe

              from Netherlands

              Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

              I purchased this back to take my camera for a quick trip.
              It fits my canon 5d markIII

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              5.0

              Just what I wanted!

              By EB847

              from Sacramento

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

                Perfect fit for d600/70/200 f4. Great for vacations when you want to cart around the big lens.

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                5.0

                Nice quality bag

                By Frankie Beans

                from Staten Island

                About Me Semi-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 Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

                  Fits my camera and the 70-300 as advertised. The usual Lowepro quality and great B&H service.

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                  4.0

                  does the trick

                  By Camera Amateur

                  from Queens, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

                    To carry around my Nikon D300S and lens

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Lowepro High Standard

                    By A Happy Aussie

                    from Brisbane Australia

                    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 Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

                      I had previously used the Lowepro TLZ2 camera bag with both Canon 7D and 5D III bodies but wanted a bag just a little longer to better cope with my Canon 70-200 f4 lens. The 55 AW bag is very well made with lots of little helpful inbuilt accessories. The colour choice though is either black or a very bright blue. I try to not stand out so the my old TLZ2's green colour is missed. The new bag also no longer has suitable velcro strips or support strips (that the TLZ2 did) up near the case opening to hold the weight of the body and a shorter lens eg a 17-40 from resting on the lens front, deep down in the bag. But overall it is a very secure and moisture resistant travelling case.

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                      5.0

                      Just what I needed

                      By Prof. Carter

                      from Phoenix, AZ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

                        I purchased the wonderful Canon 70 - 300 L series zoom lens for my Canon 5D Mark III and I needed a new case. The camera, recharger, and data cables fit as expected, but there was no issue with the lens hood (turned so it covers much of the lens) as I found with other sling-based top loaders. I'm thrilled with how easy it is to go from a "packed way and ready to go" state to the "camera is ready to take a picture" state. Perfect!

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                        4.0

                        Perfect fit 70-200mm 4L IS (Hood Rev)

                        By CPA Photog

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

                            I use this bag for sporting events. It will hold my T4i with 70-200mm 4L IS with the hood reversed. Can attach extra lenses to the side with lowepro lens cases. Has a pocket in the top flap to hold lens cap and two small pockets for memory cards. Would have given 5 stars if the strap was padded. I had to get a padded strap for when I attach a lens to each side.

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                            5.0

                            Very good for D800+Nikon 24-70mm (f/2.8)

                            By Silvia

                            from Fairfield, CT

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Harness
                            • Roomy
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Hard To Access Equipment

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Storing Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

                            This bag is very good for the D800+the Nikon 24-70 lens. The camera with this lens is quite bulky and this bag "minimize" the space and at the same time provides excellent protection. It can be carried with the strap as a separate bag or can be fitted in a larger bag (e.g. when traveling in a carry on or in a backpack). The only minor cons about the bag are that it has a zipper so it take some time to take it out and one cannot leave the camera strap out

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                            5.0

                            Great bag

                            By pj

                            from Washington DC

                            About Me Semi-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 Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

                              This is my second bag by Lowepro, for a new camera. Well made, good padding and convenient. I do not like to carry a lot of equipment bags when I shoot. This bag can be carried with stap or on belt. I like it.

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                              5.0

                              perfect fit

                              By Tank

                              from Williamsburg,VA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Not To Small Not To Big

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Gear

                                Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

                                i used the 55AW to carry my 40D with 70-300 L attached.This for a trip to Costa Rica and it worked out perfectly. The rain cover came in handy when we were in the rainforest. I used the case for the entire trip and it was great.

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                                5.0

                                Nice Case

                                By Sunflower

                                from Norton, MA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                • Light weight
                                • Roomy
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

                                  I use this case for my DSLR with 70-300mm lens attached. It works well and offers the necessary protection. The storage pocket on the front of the case is useful for carrying extra batteries and/or fliters. There is also a zippered storage pocket inside the lid that is large enough for an extra filter. Within the lid pocket are two smaller pockets to accommodate memory cards.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great bag for a long telephoto lens

                                  By Travelin Tomas

                                  from Venice, FL

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                  • Roomy
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

                                      This bag fits my DSLR and 70-300mm zoom lens very well, with a small side compartment for accessories. Easy to shoulder carry or attach to a belt. Gives quick access to the camera. It has the usual Lowepro quality. Highly recommended.

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                                      5.0

                                      Bring it everywhere !!!

                                      By Patsar

                                      from Prevost,

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Transporting Gear

                                        Comments about Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW Bag (Black):

                                        I do a lot of outdoor sports... downhill ski, cross country ski etc. I was rarely taking my Canon 5D with me. With this bag, I carry it everywhere and took some precious shots. It is solid and it doesn`t restrict your movements. I can ski with my 5D with a 75-200 attached to it and not even noticing it.

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