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Lowepro Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Galaxy Blue)

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Product Highlights
  • Holds DSLR with 18-105mm, 2,3 Lenses
  • Dedicated iPad/Tablet Compartment
  • Removable Camera Box with Flap Closure
  • Converts to Daypack When Box is Removed
  • Side Access to Gear
  • Top Loading Compartment
  • Room for Water Bottle, Personals
  • Adjustable Backpack Straps
  • 210D Nylon Ripstop Polyurethane
  • YKK Zippers / All-Weather Cover

The galaxy blue Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack from Lowepro is an excellent choice for a day out in the field, walk along the boardwalk with the family or even a quick down and dirty gig. It's designed to hold your DSLR with an 18-105mm lens attached and two or three additional moderately sized lenses, flash, accessories as well as your iPad or tablet held safely within its own dedicated compartment.

The "wow" feature of this bag is that it comes with a removable camera box which, when removed, turns the pack into a full-fledged, empty pack that can be used as a daypack. The camera box comes with a storm flap for protection and two handles for easy removal. Load it beforehand, place it in the pack, and you're off. And, on days when you don't need it, just lift it out and the pack is ready for clothes, books, food, jacket or groceries.

Access is via a top loading zippered opening or its very handy side "hatch" for rapid retrieval of your camera when the shot appears. All the zippers are YKK for added durability. The 2.1 lb pack is comfortable with its adjustable backpack straps. This is an outdoor pack that is prepared for all weather eventualities since it contains Lowepro's All-Weather cover that can be rapidly deployed when the weather turns against you. The Photo Hatchback is made from strong 600D polyester and 210D nylon ripstop polyurethane-a combination made for the outdoor enthusiast. It is backed by Lowepro's lifetime warranty.

Holds DSLR, two or three lenses, flash, accessories, iPad
Removable camera box with storm flap closure and grab handles
Dedicated iPad pocket
Top loading compartment
Side "hatch" for rapid access to gear
Adjustable backpack straps
All-weather cover
Carry-On Form Factor
FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice, please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0" (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 40.6" (103.1 cm)
Material Exterior: 600D Polyester, Polyurethane, 210D nylon single ripstop polyurethane, air mesh
Interior: 200D Polyester
Type of Closure #5 YKK zipper
#8 YKK zipper
Exterior Dimensions 11.4 x 9.3 x 19.9" (29.0 x 23.6 x 50.5 cm)
Interior Dimensions 8.9 x 4.5 x 7.7" (22.6 x 11.4 x 19.6 cm)
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack straps
Weight 2.1 lb (1.0 kg)
Lowepro Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Galaxy Blue)
  • Removable Camera Box
  • All-Weather Cover
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    LoweproPhoto Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Slate Gray)
     
    4.5

    (based on 63 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (39)
    • Strong construction (28)
    • Roomy (27)
    • Adjustable harness (24)
    • Easily accessible equipment (23)

    Cons

    • Hard to access equipment (7)
    • Too small (3)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (31)
    • Protecting gear (23)
    • Storing gear (16)
    • Travel (15)
    • Daily transport (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (18), Casual photographer (10), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (6), Practical (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (54)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Camera backpack I've been looking for

    I've taken my new Hatchback 22L backpack for its maiden voyage (i.e. short trip from SFO to BOS). It has come through it with flying colors. I am a skinny...Read complete review

    I've taken my new Hatchback 22L backpack for its maiden voyage (i.e. short trip from SFO to BOS). It has come through it with flying colors. I am a skinny 5'4" and the backpack did not look humongous on me. I got the gray one. I had a Nikon 800E with 24-70mm f2.8 lens, Nikon SB900 flash. battery charger with cord, 4 sets of 4xAA batteries for the flash in the camera section. The lens is a bit long, but it still fits. I had an ipad in the iPad section. I gad a Bose noise canceling head set, lens hood, camera accessories, scarf etc. at the top section. Bottled water and umbrella on the side. By the time i'm done it is about 13 pounds. I felt like everything was secure. And the backpack fit very nicely under the seat in front of me on JetBlue, with inches to spare. I did have to make use of the strap that you snap to keep the straps on. For me one strap would keep sliding off if I don't. Perhaps my shoulders are too narrow. With it on it was great. I feel a bit worried about the prominent Lowepro logo, but at least they made it kinda tie dye-ish look so it is not too prominent. The front iPad section was a little tight even for me. It is a tight squeeze getting the iPad or anything you have in this section in and out. I've also had to use the AW cover. I also used the AW cover once. Though it was not raining that hard when I was out with the backpack. But so nice to know it is there when I need it. Some minor cons:I have yet to figure out how to get my camera without setting the backpack down. :-)The carrying handle is flimsy and not comfortable for long term use.

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    Not for Me but a Nice Bag

    I am a mom w/ 2 little ones and I purchased this bag b/c I need protection for my camera while being able to carry a couple diapers, some wipes & misc...Read complete review

    I am a mom w/ 2 little ones and I purchased this bag b/c I need protection for my camera while being able to carry a couple diapers, some wipes & misc toddler necessities. This bag has the space, the camera protection & even a place for sippy cups but it was huge on my 5'3" average sized frame and I felt and looked really awkward. It was also pretty stiff. This would be a great purchase for a medium to large sized man. I am thinking about getting the next size down.

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    4.0

    Great day bag

    By bobbyphoto

    from NJ/NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Galaxy Blue):

      I bought this bad to take on family vacations, as my large backpack is too much to handle for traveling. Here are my thoughts...

      I like to carry a lot of gear. This bag let me carry everything I needed to not only capture family moments, but also to capture some high-quality travel pics as well. It held a 7D with a 17-50 2.8 zoom attached, a 580exII flash, charger, extra battery, card wallet, and gopro in the camera section. In the top compartment I had a mefoto travel tripod, cable release, gopro accessories, a poncho, long sleeve shirt, and snacks. The side pockets held waterbottles.

      The only thing I would like to see on this pack is a set o rings on the back to string bungee cord on to hold a jacket or sweater.

      Other than that, I love this bag....alot. Very comfortable in the heat. It's size prevents it from getting too heavy. And the fact that the camera part comes out is a nice feature.

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      4.0

      Great backpack for hiking

      By Shane

      from St. Louis, MO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking
        • Travel

        Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Slate Gray):

        Great for long hikes! Comfortable to wear and easy to use. The only complaint is that there is not very much room for a tripod. I have a Vanguard Alta Pro 254 and it barely fit.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

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        By Francois

        from Paris, FRANCE

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Galaxy Blue):

          Great backpack. Very safe for the camera.
          There is plenty room inside and it is really comfortable.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack

          By GeoD

          from Woodland. CA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hiking

            Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Slate Gray):

            Purchased for hiking with camera gear and personal items (water, food and extra clothes).

            The camera section is tight. I carry Canon 50D w/18-200 (very tight), extra lens, filters, batteries, etc. There are side pockets for two water bottle and plenty of room for a light jacket and food for the day.

            It is comfortable and carries the weight well. It works well for scrambling over rough terrain. Serious short coming is poor air circulation against back. Nots so nice in the 80s and 90s.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            ALL YOU NEED FOR A DAY OUT!

            By Yeyesaurio

            from Santiago Chile

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport
              • Storage
              • Travel

              Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Pepper Red):

              After reviewing a lot of backpacks, I decided to buy the Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Pepper Red) by Lowepro because of it´s practical properties and compact size where you can fit everything you need for travel, hiking or a day out. Here I carry a Nikon d5100 with two lenses (18-55 & 55-200) a fish eye compact lens a full go pro kit with grip and time lapse "kitchen clock" spare batteries for both cameras, small tripod, 8 SD cards, cleaning kit, set of cables for both cameras and still have space for my travel documents, ipod, headphones, and spare sweatshirt or pants. Also, the all weather cover make this backpack "ONE AMAZING PIECE OF GEAR ANY PHOTOGRAPHER MUST HAVE". Before making your pick check the Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Pepper Red) by Lowepro.

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              4.0

              A safe tourist

              By Charlie

              from Montreal ,QC

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Pepper Red):

              You can travel safe with your camera in your back and don't be scared to be robbed. In the other compartment I have enough place to put my raincoat, a cardigan, my sunglasses, keys and my 2l water bottle!! With all the padding it is very comfortable.

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              5.0

              Great backpack!

              By Nikko

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport
                • Travel

                Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Pepper Red):

                I have been looking for a relatively small bag to use as a carry on in airplane, but also when being out on a casual photo hike. This bag is just great. You can fit a professional DSLR body (I have a D800 with a battery pack which is bigger than a D4 and it fits) and several lenses, a tablet, your books and what you need for the plane. The top compartment fits a rain jacket, a sandwich, etc if you're hiking. Plus it comes with a rain cover.
                Really love that backpack.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great modern day pack

                By eicherfoto

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Great Features
                • Lightweight
                • Roomy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Cycling
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Slate Gray):

                  I have the smaller version also. This one fits 5D mmiii, 24-70L, 70-300L, batteries, cards, 270EX flash, iPad and room leftover for "stuff" and bottle holder

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Very nice!

                  By Dumdrum

                  from West virginia

                  Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Pepper Red):

                  This pack beat my expectations! Feels and looks like a quality product. I felt like I was always looking or unloading my gear to find something before I had this pack. I have my camera, three lenses, chargers, extra batteries, filters, flash... ... You get the idea. Very convenient, well made product. Highly recommend.

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                  4.0

                  Awesome

                  By JeffB

                  from Connecticut

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Features
                  • Lightweight
                  • Roomy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Slate Gray):

                      problem. I have way too many bags but never seem to have the right one. Took this on a family trip for a week and loaded up my Fuji XE-1 gear with three lenses, cables, chargers and ipad. PERFECT!

                      Bag was light and intelligently laid out. Access was great to camera despite being on the inside. I had originally purchased the 16L and found that too small.

                      All in all, a great, light and usable travel bag. If you have loads of gear however, likely not a great choice.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Perfect!

                      By Jrmz

                      from Quebec

                      Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Pepper Red):

                      The bag is simply perfect, awesome and well made!

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                      5.0

                      Absolutely love this camera backpack!

                      By TingTing

                      from Chesapeake, VA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Strap
                      • Durable
                      • Good Protection
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport
                        • Storage
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Pepper Red):

                        This backpack is great! I'm no pro, but I take pictures during different events. This backpack does not scream 'camera bag' and it has great storage. I love how the camera gear is stored in the part of the bag that is against my back. I also have enough room to store my iPad, notebooks, and other gadgets I want to carry that aren't camera related. This bag is also extremely comfortable and I love the color!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Space is limited, but great backpack.

                        By Chad

                        from Nashville, TN

                        About Me Career, Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Great Features
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Not Enough Pockets

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Slate Gray):

                          It's not the most spacious backpack I've ever used, but it has enough space for everything I need. I typically only use two lens per shoot, so it gets the job done for me. It's not completely water-proof, but knowing that my gear is well insulated makes me feel a little bit better. Overall, a great pack if you use just a little gear.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Design

                          By Creighton

                          from Florida

                          About Me Practical, Stylish

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Comfortable
                          • Durable
                          • Great Features
                          • Lightweight
                          • Roomy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Slate Gray):

                            This was my first real camera backpack and it is great. I use it all the time with everything from day trips to trips to another continent. The size is perfect, not too big, not too small. It fits my D3100 and four lenses (kit, 70-300mm, 50mm, and 35mm). There are two reasons that the rear compartment works great for me: 1. There are a lot of pick-pockets in big cities, especially internationally, so I never have to worry about my gear. 2. I can easily access all of the equipment because there's nothing under anything else. The rear compartment, though it may not seem like it, is very easy to get to. All I do is leave the waist straps on, slip off the shoulder straps, and spin the backpack around to the front of me. The waist straps keep it on and it's very easy to access everything. Another great feature of this backpack is that the camera compartment can be removed. I use this backpack all the time, but don't always bring my camera, so this feature has come in very helpful. It's built with great materials, has a great design, and overall I couldn't find anything disappointing about the backpack. It's a great purchase!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Feel safe

                            By Rob brown

                            from NYC

                            Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Slate Gray):

                            This bag let feel safe knowing my camera and lens won't be damage.

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                            5.0

                            Great camera bag

                            By dj

                            from Denver CO

                            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Comfortable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Slate Gray):

                              After a couple of years and several trips, I have a bag that works well. Easy to use and light weight. Great purchase.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great bag

                              By Tbest25

                              from New York, New York

                              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 Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Slate Gray):

                                This bag is very functional and good for everyday use. As an aspiring professional photographer it's great to have all my lenses and camera in one place that's protected from the elements.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                4.0

                                Worth for the price

                                By Rayho

                                from California SF bayarea

                                Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Slate Gray):

                                Pro.
                                Good size camera bag for traveling with DSLR (with full frame body D 800 size and 24-70 plus a flash) or daily use without camera compartment.
                                Light weight.
                                Nice look. (Just a bit alike college students style )

                                Cons.
                                The padding holds the body temperature(hot). I think its just like regular foam. Can't do any hiking or travel with it in summer time.
                                Not able to carry 70-200 in camera compartment.
                                No tripod holder or strap. (Really don't know why they have two water bottle holders)

                                Conclusion
                                Worth for this price at B&H. Fits for anyone who need a backpack to carry DSLR with a bit personal items.

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                                2.0

                                smaller bag than suggested.

                                By Kylefornia

                                from California

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Too Small

                                Best Uses

                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Slate Gray):

                                I ordered this and well it says it doesn't fit a laptop correct but my gear really didn't fit in there either. I had a 70-300 lens and it can't just be put in straight up has to be lying down in the bag and that takes up more room making it a tight fit for a camera with a 18-55mm lens attached and the rest of cords and battery and such. Great bag if you have a small amount of gear not if you have a good amount of gear.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Solid Backpack Style

                                By Mighty Mosef

                                from Philadelphia, PA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpack (Pepper Red):

                                  The bag serves its purpose. I am able to fit a camera body with zoom lens attached, as well as 3-4 lenses in the other compartments. There's plenty of room in the other zipper comparments for batteries, flashes, etc so that is a relief. My only complaint is that the largest section is just a bit too small to fit a laptop in which would have made me give this a 5 star rating. Also the color is just awesome in my opinion.

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