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Lowepro Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Fits DSLR with Attached Lens
  • 3-4 Extra Lenses or Flash and 3 Lenses
  • Padded Laptop Compartment
  • Dual-Mode Flap Design for Quiet Access
  • Front Zippered Accessory Pocket
  • Adjustable Shoulder Strap

The black Lowepro Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag is a lightweight yet durable messenger-style bag that holds a DSLR, laptop computer, and accessories. It can hold a DSLR with an attached lens and 3-4 extra lenses up to a 70-200mm f/2.8, or a flash with three lenses, accessories and personal items.

The bag features a padded compartment to hold up to a 13" laptop. 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 15.3 x 7.4 x 11.7" (38.8 x 18.8 x 29.8 cm)
Interior Dimensions Main Compartment: 13.8 x 4.7 x 9.7" (35.0 x 12.0 x 24.5 cm)
Front Compartment: 13.4 x 0.8 x 7.5" (34 x 2 x 19 cm)
Tripod Holder No
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder strap, top grab handle
Weight 1.8 lb (800 g)
Lowepro Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Black)
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    LoweproEvent Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Mica)
     
    4.6

    (based on 36 reviews)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good protection (22)
    • Comfortable strap (19)
    • Durable (10)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Lots of pockets and features (8)

    Cons

    • Not weatherproof (5)
    • Uncomfortable strap (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (21)
    • Commuting (8)
    • Daily transport (6)
    • Heavy duty protection (4)
    • Storage (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (13), Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (18)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (31)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    excellent choice

    This is holding: Canon 50d with 24-105L attached, Canon 70-200/2.8, Sigma 20/1.8, Canon 50/1.4, and 1.4TC.

    This is holding: Canon 50d with 24-105L attached, Canon 70-200/2.8, Sigma 20/1.8, Canon 50/1.4, and 1.4TC.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not What I Expected

    I hate to be too hard on this bag because it is cheap. The problem is it feels cheap. I'm a die hard Lowepro guy and usually stick with the Pro AW series,...Read complete review

    I hate to be too hard on this bag because it is cheap. The problem is it feels cheap. I'm a die hard Lowepro guy and usually stick with the Pro AW series, but I have several inexpensive older Nova bags that have been great and really held up well. I don't think this bag has the same level of construction or features as even the old bargain Nova bags. This thing is really boxy as well, which is fine if you're expecting that. Think laptop projector bag and you've nailed it. Honestly I was thinking more messenger style that was a little softer and less obviously a camera (or projector) bag.

    Laptop compartment is tight, which is great for an Air Book, but a little difficult to slide my old school MacBook in and out. A very minimal pocket for a flash card without any included wallet. Very minimal interior gear slots in the small compartment, which makes it harder to stow laptop peripherals.

    I bought this for a video b-cam set up with a GH3, lens or two, short shot gun mic, shock mount, headphones, and related stuff and it works OK for occasional use, but again I always feel like I'm lugging a video projector. It never settles in on my back for the ride. Most Lowepro stuff is awesome, but I wish I wouldn't have cheaped out. I was hoping for more bang for the buck. The Lowepro Slingshot series, for example, is terrific for the price.

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    2.0

    Not What I Expected

    By Williams Visual

    from Ogden, Utah

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Protection

    Cons

    • Not Enough Pocket Room
    • Too Bulky
    • Uncomfortable Strap

    Best Uses

    • Inexpensive

    Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

    I hate to be too hard on this bag because it is cheap. The problem is it feels cheap. I'm a die hard Lowepro guy and usually stick with the Pro AW series, but I have several inexpensive older Nova bags that have been great and really held up well. I don't think this bag has the same level of construction or features as even the old bargain Nova bags. This thing is really boxy as well, which is fine if you're expecting that. Think laptop projector bag and you've nailed it. Honestly I was thinking more messenger style that was a little softer and less obviously a camera (or projector) bag.

    Laptop compartment is tight, which is great for an Air Book, but a little difficult to slide my old school MacBook in and out. A very minimal pocket for a flash card without any included wallet. Very minimal interior gear slots in the small compartment, which makes it harder to stow laptop peripherals.

    I bought this for a video b-cam set up with a GH3, lens or two, short shot gun mic, shock mount, headphones, and related stuff and it works OK for occasional use, but again I always feel like I'm lugging a video projector. It never settles in on my back for the ride. Most Lowepro stuff is awesome, but I wish I wouldn't have cheaped out. I was hoping for more bang for the buck. The Lowepro Slingshot series, for example, is terrific for the price.

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    4.0

    Great Value, Well Constructed, Secure

    By Steve from NC

    from North Carolina

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Black):

      By default, the bag is set up with 3 compartment slots ... the center can hold a full-frame SLR with attached 6-inch lens pointed downward plus there is a compartment on each side.
      - Each of the side compartments can hold a lens up to 8-inches long.
      - Main bag area compartment regions are easily adjustable with the supplied Velcro attaching pads.
      - Bag is very secure: has adjustable clasp plus 2 Velcro patches that can be used optionally to secure the front closure.
      - Has front zippered compartment with pockets to hold and organize a number of items such as lens caps, filters, USB-keys etc.
      - Has padded back panel to hold small laptop or tablet.
      - Has outside slot on back which can hold magazine or other paperwork ... tickets, map.
      - Has 2 elasticized side pockets which can hold small items.

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      5.0

      Best Camera Bag for the Price

      By Bolbax the great

      from Lancaster CA

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

        Best camera bag for the price. Well made and works well with cameras and lenses.

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

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        4.0

        LowePro Messenger

        By C Boyer

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Black):

          I really like this bag, easy to close, love the protection, pockets for storage.

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          5.0

          Perfect Size for Video outfit or DSLR ki

          By Bob

          from Upstate NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Well built quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Black):

            I use this bag to carry my Canon Vixia HF-G20 along with these other items: a lavalier microphone (with long wire); a Zoom H2n Recorder along with all the items that came with its optional accessory kit; a Pearstone shoe adapter; a shotgun microphone; and all the cables, batteries, and a Watson battery charger for the camera.

            My 13" Apple MacBook Pro (retina) fits perfectly in the padded slot just behind the rest of the gear.

            If I wanted to, I could remove the items I now carry and instead carry my Canon 50D slr with 2 or 3 lenses and a flash. The 13" MacBook Pro would still fit in with the slr outfit.

            I have had a lot of different bags, but this one comes as close to perfection as any other bag I've seen for carrying either a DSLR or high end video outfit. It holds just enough gear without carrying too much to weigh you down.

            If I were a journalist, this is the bag I would use to carry an SLR, an audio recorder like the Zoom H2n and a 13" MacBook Pro inside the bag, as well as a paper pad in the slot on the outside rear of the bag.

            There is also a thin front pocket that is ideal for pens, pencils, memory cards, batteries, tissues and that sort of stuff.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Sizable and low-key

            By The Traveler

            from Florida

            About Me Practical, Traveler

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lots Of Pockets And Features
            • Rugged
            • Spacious
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable Strap

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Travel
            • Versatility

            Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

            I needed a bag for traveling that could fit a good amount of gear but not scream "photography stuff inside!" After scouring the Internet, I decided on the Event Messenger bag.

            The key points are its spaciousness and camouflage. This just looks like a normal bag and doesn't draw any attention to you as a photographer. It fits a good amount of gear (more than it appears to) - I can stuff a Nikon d600 body, 4 lenses, and a Rode videomic in the main compartments, as well as an ND filter and chargers in the front compartment and a tabletop tripod where the laptop is supposed to go (my laptop is far too big to fit in there, not that I'd want to carry it around anyway).

            The only downside is a bit of shoulder stress if you're carrying it for a few hours and it's full of gear.

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

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            4.0

            Great light duty bag.

            By Iaio

            from Hazlet, NJ

            About Me High-End Shopper, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Protection
            • Lots Of Pockets And Features
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Not Weatherproof

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

            Great bag.I use this for traveling with only the necessary equipment. I can fit my 5D with 24-105 4L, 5D MkII with 17-40 4L and a 70-200 4L unmounted. and still have room for 2 chargers plus the front pockets for cards, cables, etc.The only minor drawback is the clasp closure it is cumbersome to open and close the back withouttaking it off your shoulder. There are however a couple of velcro strips that you can use instead, but this makes the bag also easier for anybody to open it.

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            • Personal
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            • No

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            4.0

            Innocuous and useful

            By F8lee

            from So Cal

            Pros

            • Capacious
            • Comfortable Strap

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

              Not as obvious as a traditional camera bag, this case allows me to walk around cities without worrying about someone being tempted to snatch it. It holds my Fuji X-T1 with a few lenses plus some accessories, and the "velcro silencers" on the flap are a nice feature for use in quiet surroundings.

              The carry handle is in a slightly awkward position - rather than being centered on the top flap it is sewn into the edge of the bag - when carried by the handle the bag just tilts oddly. Also, the gussets that connect the ends of the top flap to the bag's main body disallow the possibility of flipping the flap all the way over to leave the top of the bag completely open. If the strap were removable it would be nice as well. But these are not major issues, the bag is a good value.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
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              • No

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              4.0

              Solid bag

              By MattCad

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Good Protection
              • Lots Of Pockets And Features
              • Rugged

              Cons

              • Not Weatherproof

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Travel

              Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

              I've had the Event Messenger 150 for a long time and have loved it. It was the perfect size for my m4/3 kit, but the only downside was it was just barely too small to fit my 11" Chromebook. That's why I picked up the 250.

              My hope was that this bag would be a good travel bag that could hold my camera gear along with a small and light laptop without the bulk of a full backpack. For me, it didn't quite accomplish that task as it's almost the same size as my Lowepro Transit 350AW backpack, except less comfortable and not that much more convenient. Whereas the boxiness of the 150 was helpful, the boxiness of the 250 combined with its size makes it a bit unwieldy. I wish Lowepro would make an Event Messenger 200 - something between the 150 and the 250 in size.

              That being said, it is a superb bag. The shoulder pad is thick and the build quality is fantastic. While it didn't quite fit my specific use scenario, I'd still recommend it to anyone who is looking for this in particular.

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

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              5.0

              Well designed and well made

              By Winston Smith 6076

              from Third Stone From the Sun

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Configurable Space
              • Convenient Design
              • Good Protection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Easy For A Day Shoot
                • Storage

                Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Black):

                I have a Pentax Kx with smaller zooms. This bag is made for lens 3+" in diameter and a dull sized 16 MP camera. The bag is a bit bigger than I need, but I will definitely use the space. The slot for the tablet is an excellent idea.

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                5.0

                Event Messenger

                By Iamdondada

                from Global citizen.

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport
                  • Storage
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Black):

                  Smile all the way!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Finally!

                  By JDP

                  from Evansville, IN

                  Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Black):

                  Been looking for a long time to find a cheap but reliable bag to carry all of my gear. It's a great bag would recommend it to any one trying to carry a laptop and a dslr.

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                  4.0

                  Packs a lot of value as well as gear

                  By sweeperdave

                  from San Jose, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Protection
                  • High Value

                  Cons

                  • Handle Placement
                  • Not Weatherproof
                  • Wears Easily

                  Best Uses

                  • Heavy Duty Protection
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                  The Bottom Line: Despite some issues, the Messenger 250 is a good value with the features most users would need to carry a full professional kit on location and light field work.I wish I had a "thing" for camera bags. I don't. But I consider them a necessary part of my hobby and profession and having one sure beats schlepping gear in a grocery sack. I may have more invested in camera bags than normal people will spend on cameras in their entire lives. The life of a location photographer is as much about toting and protecting gear as it is about shooting. Selecting and having the appropriate bag is as important as the rest of a shooter's accouterment. What I neededHaving finished acquiring a comprehensive professional, full-frame SLR kit, I discovered that my faithful shoulder bag that nicely held my smaller frame camera (an APS-C SLR) and lenses was way too small to handle the much larger SLR and professional trinity of zooms, a 17-35mm, 24-70mm, and 80-200mm each in the f/2.8 version. What I was looking for is a bag that would carry a minimalist but comprehensive, full-frame kit that wouldn't be too bulky to have at my side all day or that would accompany me on video projects where I normally shoot stills to supplement the final product. The bag that I owned that could accommodate all of it was too bulky for only those items. I needed a "tweener." By the way, I have several even larger bags, some of them backpacks, that carry far more gear that I need when I'm shooting SLR video or need even more lenses and equipment. But those bags are overkill for many of my shoots.I had researched a number of bags from Lowepro and other bag makers such as Crumpler, Think Tank, and Tamrac. What I found were some nice-looking but awful designs. If you ever read my other camera bag reviews, you already know that I'm no fan of bike messenger style bags with their asymmetric design. These trendy bags, while appearing to be stylish and oh so chic, are a literal pain. Instead of remaining in place on your shoulder and back, they tend to shift forward and require constant and oh so not chic shifting the load back into place. Their soft-structured sides offer little protection from bumps and drops and they turn into a shapeless pile when placed on the floor or ground. In fact, this is a fault with many other bags of the size I needed regardless of how makers intend you to carry them. I do like backpack style camera bags for transporting camera gear but not for use in the field or on location when it takes too long to access contents. What I gotI chose the Lowepro Messenger 250 bag for its size, features, low-key design and price. Despite the name, the Messenger 250 is a stiff bodied bag resembling a business satchel with a flap. Inside is a customizable compartment with included dividers that can be arranged in an infinite number of ways. A pocket within the compartment is sized to fit up to a 14-inch laptop. A zippered compartment on one of the large sides has pockets on the inside for storing a variety of photographic or personal gear. Opposite that side is an open pocket big enough to fit a magazine or documents. There is no opening at the bottom to allow slipping the bag over an extendable suitcase carry handle. On each of the short sides are elastic gusseted pockets. A fabric grab handle on top and adjustable-length shoulder strap offer two ways to tote the bag. There are no accommodations or attachment points to carry a tripod. Internally, the main compartment measures 11.6 x 3.9 x 8.6 inches and measures 13.5 x 6.2 x 10.5 inches externally. Two color schemes are available, in black with red accent and, the one I chose, in Mica which is an olive green. I prefer a traditional, boxy, heavily padded bag for most of my location shooting which includes everything from indoor shoots at a client's corporate facility to travel and landscape shooting where I might trek several miles on foot or suffer the figurative slings and arrows of taxis, public transportation, crowds, or whatever nature has setup to harm my gear. Others have bemoaned the boxy style but they ignore the advantage that the bag retains its shape making packing, unpacking and finding items within easier. Softer sided, floppy bags also don't have the beefier padding that I need more than want because location photography is simply hell on gear. Finally, I like a boxy shape that allows the bag to sit and remain upright with access at the top so that contents don't spill out and helps keep dirt and whatever from getting into the bag. The Messenger 250 fits my requirements in these areas nicely.Inside is a mix of smooth, nylon fabric finishes for the compartment dividers and a felt for the walls. I'd prefer a smooth finish for all internal surfaces for ease of cleaning. Externally, non-reflective nylon fabric and a single, small black on dark-green logo makes for a discreet appearance that doesn't advertise its precious contents.In use Initially, I took a few moments to configure the main compartment for my SLR body and three lenses. There was plenty of room with enough left over to fit a small flashgun. In aircraft and on other trips, I carry a tablet in the internal pocket as well. In the zippered pocket I can fit batteries, memory cards, filters, gels, and other small gear. Very nice is the small pocket secured with a Velcro flap into which I can place full SD and CF cards. The side pockets could hold a water bottle but I've not used them for such. I like to carry good old-fashioned paper maps in the open pocket as well as field guides.Typically I sit my bag on the ground or floor when I shoot so that I have less mass swinging around me. I like that the bag remains upright. Another nice design touch is the gussets on the main flap that fold neatly when the flap is closed and prevents small items from rolling or falling out of the bag if it tips over.Lowepro makes a big deal of its "dual mode" flap design which describes the ways the main flap is secured. A plastic clip is the most secure method to keep the flap closed. You can also press down on the flap corners to mate the Velcro material which also keeps the flap closed albeit not as securely as using the clip. By flipping the two small flaps on themselves, you can "neutralize" the Velcro closure which prevents the loud ripping sound each time Velcro disengages. This might be beneficial if you're covering an event such as a wedding or business presentation. I tend to use the clip almost exclusively to keep the flap closed.What I especially like about the Lowepro Messenger 250 bagI found other bags of similar size and form that would have worked for me with more features and, frankly, looked more handsome but they were far more expensive. At $45, this bag had all the features I wanted at the expense of some nits that I'll explain in a moment. The bag packs a lot of value as well as gear. The low-profile appearance won't deter a motivated thief but may go unnoticed by the casual crook. What I don't like about the bagThe handle is sewn into the edge rather than center of the top of the bag which causes it the hang askew when carried like a briefcase. Consider it a grab handle rather than carry handle because the bag will be lopsided if you try to carry it thusly. The design guys at Lowepro really goofed on this. I tend to use shoulder straps and carry camera bags both across my body and on one side. The shoulder strap is beefy enough but isn't removable nor does it swivel. I prefer the option to remove the strap for the times I have to pack it in larger bags. Also a swiveling strap attachment makes it easy to untwist straps that invariably seem to take on a contortionist life of their own. To save a few bucks, Lowepro decided not to include "feet" or a tougher material on the bottom of the bag. I'm sure in a not too distance future that the bottom will wear quickly. A sewn-in plastic form or even extra material would mitigate wear and tear and help prevent seepage or wicking of water if the bag were set on a wet surface.Conclusion and recommendationDespite some issues, the Messenger 250 is a good value and has all the features most users would need to carry a full professional kit on location and light field work. I would recommend this bag for those looking for a value-priced bag and doesn't care about its few handling nits and limited durability.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love this bag

                  By Carl the IT Guy

                  from Raleigh, NC

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Good Protection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                      Used this to replace another LowePro bag that I out grew. So far, I love this bag. Easy to get into to get to my lenses and accessories. Lightweight and hopefully as durable as my previous LowePro.

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

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                      5.0

                      Great Messenger

                      By R.A.Taylor

                      from Gunsan, South Korea

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Protection

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Black):

                        First off, great bag!
                        I would say I am at a beginners level with gear and this bag, as a messenger, has everything I need. I travel a ton and fly all the time. This bag fits my 13in Macbook & Ipad all in the computer sleeve. Fits all of my chargers, 2 lenses, and of course my camera. Love the bag, great qulaity also! Thanks B&H!

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                        5.0

                        One bag for my camera AND my laptop!

                        By Jon

                        from Philadelphia, PA

                        About Me Beginner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Strap
                        • Good Protection
                        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                        • Rugged
                        • Stylish
                        • Weatherproof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Commuting
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                          I originally purchased the Event Messenger 150, hoping it would be enough to hold my 11" Macbook Air, but it just couldn't quite do it. I moved up to this model, and it's all the space I need with lots of wiggle room.

                          I just used this on a trip for the first time, and it worked perfectly. I have a Sony A65. I carried it attached to my Tamron 18-200mm lens, had plenty of room for my 18-55mm kit lens, my 50mm standard prime lens, a bevy of smaller accessories and batteries, my 11" Air, and still had a large compartment that went unused where I could safely keep my sunglasses and other things like that. It really was a perfect bag for everything I needed.

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

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                          5.0

                          Great value, great bag!

                          By Jim

                          from Kansas City

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Protection
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Transport
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Black):

                            I mostly shoot events and like to carry my 70-200 for tight shots, but my old bag wasn't long enough to accommodate that lens easily. The Messenger 250 carries the lenses vertically, and is not as wide, so I don't bump into quite as many people. Also has room for an iPad or small laptop. The design also does not scream out "Camera Bag"!

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                            5.0

                            Better than my gadget bag!

                            By D-Yell

                            from Lehigh Valley, PA

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Strap
                            • Durable
                            • Good Protection
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Transport
                              • Storage
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Black):

                              I recently upgraded all my gear to pro gear and bought a gadget bag to store some of it. The gadget bag awkwardly fit some of the gear and I wasn't happy. I decided to take a chance and buy this event messenger bag as a 2nd additional bag for all the gear, but I really like it as my primary bag! It fits my Canon markII with grip and a 24-70 2.8 L on the body, 70-200 2.8 L lens, a 580 flash or my 85mm 1.8, and lots of small extras. Now the gadget bag is my secondary bag!

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                              5.0

                              Perfect Bag...for me!

                              By JT from KC

                              from Kansas City

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Protection
                              • Lightweight
                              • Un Camera-bag Looks

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Black):

                                This is probably the best bag for my purposes. Holds everything I usually need for an event and a steal of a price! I expected to pay twice as much. Doesn't look like a camera bag.

                                Holds camera with 24-70 lens attached, 70-200 flash room for an iPad or small laptop and a Camranger.
                                Everything held securely and separately w/o stacking stuff on top of each other.
                                Just get it!!!

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                                5.0

                                Perfect every day bag

                                By Mike

                                from Colorado

                                Comments about Event Messenger 250 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                                I bought this bag to replace a much larger back pack that rarely got used (it was a pain to bring around) and a computer bag.This bag, however Is a joy to use. It's pleanty big for a camera and several lens' but also small enough to be a commuter bag for me.

                                Having this bag has meant that I have my camera with me almost all of the time.

                                Great quality and price compared to others. The brown color is nice and doesn't draw the same attention as a black lowpro bag.

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