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Lowepro Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica)

You Pay: $35.99
Product Highlights
  • Fits DSLR with Attached Lens
  • 2-3 Extra Lenses or Flash and 2 Lenses
  • Padded Tablet Compartment
  • Dual-Mode Flap Design for Quiet Access
  • Front Zippered Accessory Pocket
  • Adjustable Shoulder Strap

The mica Lowepro Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag is a lightweight yet durable messenger-style bag that holds a DSLR or mirrorless system camera, tablet, and accessories. It can hold a DSLR with an attached lens, 2-3 extra lenses up to a 70-200mm f/2.8, or a flash with two lenses, accessories and personal items.

The bag features a padded compartment to hold a tablet. It also has an easily accessible main compartment, adjustable dividers, a front flap, as well as an additional zippered closure for the main compartment. The interior is customizable using adjustable touch fastened dividers.

The Dual-Mode Flap system consists of touch fasteners that can be used to close the bag without using the snap coupler. The fasteners can fold back so that when you open the bag, it will not make the ripping sound that hook-and-loop touch fasteners are known for. The front zippered accessory compartment contains pockets for pens, memory cards and your phone. The bag is carried by an adjustable shoulder strap or its top grab handle for quick access retrieval. It's made from a combination of a nylon polyurethane exterior and polyester, tricot, foam interior.

Material Nylon, polyester, tricot, foam
Type of Closure Flap, touch fasteners, zipper, buckle
Exterior Dimensions 13.5 x 6.2 x 10.5" (34.3 x 15.7 x 26.7 cm)
Interior Dimensions Main Compartment: 11.6 x 3.9 x 8.6" (29.5 x 9.9 x 21.8 cm)
Front Compartment: 11.0 x 0.8 x 7.1" (28 x 2 x 18 cm)
Tripod Holder No
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder strap, top grab handle
Weight 1.3 lb (600 g)
Lowepro Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica)
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    LoweproEvent Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica)
     
    4.7

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (24)
    • Compact (21)
    • Comfortable strap (20)
    • Durable (20)
    • Good protection (18)

    Cons

    • Too small (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (21)
    • Daily transport (15)
    • Storage (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27)

    Reviewed by 33 customers

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    5.0

    Awesome Bag!

    By Strat Man for Life!

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Very Padded

    Best Uses

      Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

      I use this for my Pentax K1000 35mm camera (very soon to be swapped for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 cam) and I love it! Clip stays secure and there's also velco that you can use or not use which I find very useful if I want a more secure seal. Fits my 50mm and 80-200mm lenes easily along with some filters and film. There's not a lot of padding so be sure to carry this with you at all times, don't leave it lying around for someone to knock over and break your precious camera.

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      4.0

      Bought it as a bag for extra lenses

      By Mad Hungarian

      from Washington State

      Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Black):

      I bought this not to keep a DSLR in it, but instead to keep a couple extra lenses in it for fast access, while my DSLR hangs on my other side on a BlackRapid strap. I was looking for something light, just the right size, and able to get lenses in and out of it fairly quickly with one hand. After trying a number of bags at my local camera store, i ended up buying this one. The one thing i don't like about it so far is the strap, but i suppose i can live with it or modify it.I'll be keeping two lenses in it -- an EF 16-35 f/4 IS, and either an EF 70-300 L or an EF 100-400 II. It holds the 70-300 with lens hood on, but i expect the 100-400 will have to have the hood reversed.I was also looking at some ThinkTank Retrospective bags, and almost bought one (their straps were much more confortable), but they weighed more and cost much more. And i was having a little more trouble getting my lenses in and out of them. The Retrospective 5 in particular fit my two lenses like a glove, but was too small for a 100-400 unfortunately, and also, well, looked just like a purse in the mirror.

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      4.0

      Good for Run-&-Gun Sessions

      By CMW Visual Arts

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Black):

        Holds just what I need for quick, get-up-and-go kind of photography. This holds my DSLR with telephoto lens attached (or alternatively, my film SLR with lens attached), two extra small lenses (a maximum of three per slot, depending on the size of the lenses - just note that you have to stack smaller lenses, and there won't be any padding in between stacked lenses), my macro filter, my speedlite (w/ flash bounce), all of my cords, my ion battery charger, my filters, my cleaning supplies and my extra memory card.

        It is especially good that it has velcro straps that you can use in place/in tandem with the strap buckle. I found that leaving the buckle off and only using the velcro makes it very easy to open the bag and switch lenses/equipment without even having to look at the bag. Much better than the more square bags that may tilt and drop all of your expensive equipment.

        I only wish that the strap weren't built on, since built on straps aren't always the most comfortable, and I would have liked metal rings instead so that I could use my custom strap. But otherwise, this fits all that I need.

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        5.0

        Great bag for my CSC

        By Josh from Illinois

        from Urbana, IL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

            I have been using this as my main bag for commuting and getting my camera to work or to the park. I am photography hobbyist, and I like to take my camera with me everywhere I go. This bag allows me to carry my Sony a6000 with attached 16-55mm lens, a 55-210mm zoom lens, a 90 mm macro with extension tube and adapter, a small flash, and some flash bouncers and filters, as well as a power adapter, strap, keys, wallet, pen, lenspen, and spare AAA batteries for the flash. I have to do a little stacking to make it all fit, but its a compromise between that and the relatively slim profile, and it doesn't matter since I'm mostly just trying to get gear from point A to point B. I take the bag with me on walks and in the field to switch lenses and to act as a weather protector if things go south. Water beads up nicely on the outer flap, though I wouldn't trust the waterproofing in a deluge. I can put stuff I want to access quickly on top with my camera in hand. And it has a fairly slim profile, which is nice. I use a smaller bag for just the camera, but this is great for the entire kit. Perfectly suits my needs. It has a padded tablet pocket as well, though I mostly store my diffusers and bouncers in there. The strap is fairly comfortable for short hikes.

            There's really nothing wrong with it, though it would just be kind of cool if you could also access the storage area with a zippered panel an the side, so you didn't have to go around and pull out dividers to get to stuff further down.

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            5.0

            Awesome

            By PD

            from Bridgeton, MO

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                We are using this bag to take to med emergencies. We really like the versitility and the size. All the pockets are great and in the right places.

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                5.0

                Amazing, cute, comfortable, and compact!

                By Kira

                from Utah

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Organized
                • Secure

                Cons

                • Water Bottle Pouch Tight

                Best Uses

                • Protection
                • Storage
                • Travel

                Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                I love this bag! It's very secure and has plenty of dividers that you can move around to your liking. I adjusted the dividers to hold my Sony A65 with lens attached, then put another divider over the lens so it can't go anywhere. My spare lens easily and securely fits in the other half of the bag I sectioned off. This setup works with both my regular and zoom (200mm) lens attached (at separate times, of course).
                The smaller zipper holds my wallet, phone, extra batteries, SD cards, lens cleaning cloth and spray, ect.
                Very lightweight. It gets a little heavy once you put the camera and 2nd lens in, but not too bad.
                I love how secure it is! I was terrified putting my new camera in a bag, but I completely trust the bag now.

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                5.0

                AWESOME!

                By Adrian Monzon VjCUBA

                from Miami, Florida

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Compact
                • Good looking
                • Good Protection
                • Lightweight
                • Very useful

                Cons

                • Lacking Tripod Support

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport
                • Storage
                • Travel

                Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                I use it to carry my work and personal things. Nikon camera with long lens fit perfect and have much more space for other fragile things. It also has a wonderful first pocket where wallet, pens, and accesories can be well protected. The best thing is an innovation by me :) I use it also to carry the tripod since it is small and fit perfect when I close the bag. Another supernice thing is the back space perfect for papers. At the end it looks serios and cool at the same time. Dont know what else to said but I have nothing bad. I recommend it to everyone.

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                5.0

                Great Walk Around Bag

                By NormU

                from Absecon, NJ

                Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Black):

                I've had a number of Lowepro bags over time and this messenger bag is another example of Lowepro quality and efficient construction. Bought for my son for his first dslr bag and his first father's day. Easily holds his DSLR w/lens, his semi compact camera, & still has room for another small lens or flash or in his case storage for his battery charger & cord. IPad storage is perfect and room in the front for lens filter and other odds and ends. Well made and stylish. Might get one for myself at this price!

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                5.0

                Excellent everyday bag

                By JeffP

                from Miami,Fl

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Protection
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport
                  • Storage
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                  This bag's design is well thought out. You can fit plenty of gear for such a small bag.The strap is sewn into the bag so you cannot replace it. I don't think you can find a better bag for the money.

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                  5.0

                  Terrific Bag

                  By HLH Photo

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Storage
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                    This is the perfect size camera bag. Not too small, not too large. Great for daily use, when you just need one camera, one lens, and the various other things like memory cards, batteries, smartphone, etc. I like all the compartments. It's easy to get in and out of and find everything. Also fits an iPad. I used this bag every day on a recent trip to Morocco -- even used it as my purse when flying, with my gear in my larger carry-on camera bag. I'm very happy I bought this size camera bag.

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                    5.0

                    Very good mid size messenger bag.

                    By Mark D

                    from NYC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection
                    • Good value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport
                      • Storage
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Black):

                      This is a good size messenger bag. For me it replaces a much bigger bag, but holds almost as much. It easily holds a small or midsized DSLR with a midsize lens attached and 2 to 4 other lenses or 2 or 3 other lenses and a small or midsize flash. The front pocket holds filters, an extra batter or two, and misc gear.

                      I've collected a lot of bags over the years, but now I just use the Event Messenger 150 and the smaller 100.

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                      4.0

                      Versatile, compact bag

                      By Goreous

                      from Cleveland, OH

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Strap
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Not Enough Pocket Room

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                      Great, little starter bag. Perfect for one camera with lens and two extra lenses. Perfect for beginner or student photographers.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect for mini photo session.

                      By Krishna

                      from Frankfort, KY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Strap
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Protection
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport

                        Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                        I use this product to take it to kids ball games and photo walks etc..It looks and feels good and very light to carry. It fits 24-70 f2.8 attached to camera and 70-200 f2.8 easily after you remove all the extra partitions. Even though you can fit iPad or Surface with camera gear, i don't use it. I saw people complaining about the length of belt, I am 6'1" and it feels perfect to me. It could be personal preference though. If you are planning to take this bag for day or two with smaller lens, you could fit charger and may be flash. I have Caselogic backpack to lug around whole gear but this bag is very useful on a daily basis and you don't look like a DORK with this bag on :)

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                        5.0

                        very good

                        By caesar

                        from Denton TX

                        Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                        very good

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                        5.0

                        The perfect bag for any DSLR camera

                        By Rafael Baptista

                        from Orlando, Fl. USA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Strap
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Protection
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Transport
                          • Storage
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                          This bag was an excellent choice and I've thrilled with it. Well made, light weight, plenty of dividers for customization, and comfortable to carry. I have my Canon 6D plus attached Canon EF 24-105 mm F/4 (plus hood) + Canon EF 70-200 mm F/4 IS (plus hood) + Canon Speed lite 430 EX II and my Ipad. The front pouch holds my charger and batteries with plenty of room to spare, only bulging out the front ever so slightly. The extra pockets in there are perfect for the extra SD disk card or filters. I love the added feature of Velcro close for quick access, or latch close for security against jostling. This bag is perfect for walking in a city. I would highly recommend this bag to anyone looking for a easy and portable camera bag.

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                          5.0

                          Great bag for its value

                          By EOS M Owner

                          from New York Suburb

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Strap
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Protection
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Transport
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                            I recently bought a EOS M 18-55 kit and a 55-250 EF-S lens to go with it. This Messenger 150 is excellent for my needs. It's not too big, yet it can fit some extra stuff if I need it. I can even put my old 35-85 and a Zoom H4n inside the main compartment. The front part (under the flap) is nicely zippered and has multiple sacs where one can put items. The EOS M charger just fits perfectly into the leftmost pocket. I think there could be a better way to store SD cards. The current situation makes it so you have to push up from the bottom of the SD slot so you can remove it. Minor annoyance. The strap is also very high quality, with even a rubbery part on the inside so it can hold on to your shoulder better. In all, this bag is great for its value and worth.

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                            5.0

                            Great bag for the family camera gear

                            By Mike S

                            from Detroit

                            Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                            Was looking for a bag that could accommodate our DSLR, HandyCam and tablet without being too bulky to carry along. This bag has great modular dividers to fit whatever your gear requires. Looking forward to catching the good times without hulking around a huge camera bag.

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                            5.0

                            Great value for a good fit

                            By Gebby

                            from Cambridge, OH

                            Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                            This bag is just the right size for my camera and extra lens as well as having room for other items. This is a very good bag for the price!

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                            5.0

                            Very Versatile Bag

                            By Leno

                            from Holliston, MA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Strap
                            • Durable
                            • Good Protection
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Transport
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                              So I have a lot of bags and did I need one more - the next perfect bag? Well yes! I have a Lowepro Hatchback but it's a little big for around town (a great bag). The messenger bag is perfect for just carrying some gear. I can fit a Pentax K5 with a 18-250 lens, a macro 90mm lens and another lens with a iPad and most of my "little" gear like filters, extra cards, etc. It's light weight and comfortable to carry.

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                              5.0

                              If it was a man I'd marry it!

                              By Lina H

                              from Stockholm, Sweden

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Strap
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Protection
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                                I fell in love with this bag completely! On shoots far away from my hometown, often this is all I need. It's lightweight, looks good, fits all and has all the pockets you can think of, it's totally perfect. If it was a man I'd marry it!

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