Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents)

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Product Highlights
  • For Pro DSLR with Attached 300mm f/2.8
  • Holds Extra Pro DSLR with Grip, 2 Lenses
  • Separate Pocket for 11.75" Tablet
  • Sling-Style Access to Gear
  • Removable Camera Compartment
  • Secure Tripod Attachment System
  • Pocket for Optional 1.5 Liter Reservoir
  • Holds Trekking Poles, Ice Axe, Cables
  • Waist Belt / Built-in All-Weather Cover
  • Adjustable Shoulder Straps/Carry Handle

The galaxy blue with light gray accent Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack from Lowepro is a compact daypack that holds a pro DSLR with a 300mm f/2.8 lens attached, an extra pro DSLR with grip, two additional lenses and a flash. There's also a separate pocket for an 11.75" tablet or small laptop. The pack will also hold an optional one liter hydration reservoir with room for a sip tube.

The pack features a removable, adjustable, water-resistant camera compartment with storm flap closure. When this compartment is removed, you have one large interior storage space. If you rotate the pack to the front, your gear can be accessed from a zippered side pocket. This saves you the trouble of removing the entire Flipside to retrieve equipment. For added security, a security buckle prevents the side zipper from being opened. You can secure your tripod or monopod to the side and there are also attachment points for trekking poles or ice axe. The back panel has a zippered pocket for small accessories and personal items.

The material is a lightweight 210D triple ripstop nylon with polyurethane coating. A built-in All-Weather cover can be rapidly deployed to protect your pack from foul weather. The adjustable shoulder straps, sternum and waist belt provide a customized fit while on the trail. The back and shoulder areas are perforated to help wick moisture.

Material Exterior:
210D triple ripstop nylon UTS (ultra-tear strength) coating
420D HD (high density) nylon
600D polyester
Perforated EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate)
Interior:
210D nylon
Velex
Type of Closure #8, #4 zippers
#5 reverse zipper
Exterior compression buckle
Tripod Holder Yes
Waist Belt Yes
Carrying/Transport Options Adjustable backpack straps
Sternum strap
Top grab handle
Front Compartment 9.1 x 1.0 x 15.75" (23.1 x 2.5 x 40.0 cm)
Interior Dimensions 9.8 x 5.9 x 15.6" (24.9 x 15.0 x 39.6 cm)
Exterior Dimensions 11.6 x 9.4 x 18.3" (29.5 x 23.9 x 46.5 cm)
Weight 3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents)
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    4.4

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable strap (13)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Good protection (9)
    • Compact (4)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (11)
      • Daily transport (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Optimal camera daypack

      I was looking for the following:1. Something that will be strong enough and hold the requested gear (see below)2. Includes a compartment for a water reservoir of 100oz.3. Not too...Read complete review

      I was looking for the following:1. Something that will be strong enough and hold the requested gear (see below)2. Includes a compartment for a water reservoir of 100oz.3. Not too bulky or big and should be comfortable for hikesMy relevant gear includes:1. Nikon D8002. Nikon 300mm 2.83. Nikon 24-120 44. Nikon 105mm 2.85. Gitzo Systematic GT4552TS tripod6. RRS BH-55 LR7. Some small stuffFirst of all, the Lowepro flipside 20L AW is the only one I saw that answers the above requirements. Officially they do say that only a 50oz. reservoir can fit in, but I found that if you take a 100oz. one and fill it up w/ only 70oz. (the 70oz. bag is wider than the 100oz. one) - it can fit.It is a very good bag, sturdy, strong and comfortable to carry around. Well, almost. It depends. Since the tripod is located on the side of the bag, and the water reservoir on the other, you might think it balances (my tripod plus the ball head weight around 7.5 lb). But what if I decided not to take water with me? Or had finished it all? Then, the bag tilts to the side. Moving the heavy 300mm lens to the other side of the tripod - did help a little, but didn't bring the desired balance.I ended up buying a [$]4 adjustable bungee (28"-6"), hooked it to the bag handle, and by placing two tripod legs in the walking stick straps, I was able to safely secure the tripod w/ the bungee to the front (see picture enclosed). So when I don't carry water, or had finished it all, I'm moving the tripod from the side to the front. Not ideal, but does work.The inside camera compartment is divided in an OK fashion. If you attach your camera to the greater lense, say the 300mm 2.8, it's fine. But, but if you want to attach a small lense to your camera and have the big one in the bag - the velcros do not reach the height of the big lense and it stays a little loose on the upper side (see enclosed picture). I did manage to store it after all, leaving one end of the divider loose. Same here - good, but not great.Overall, w/ the above limitations, I'm pleased and believe it's a good purchase.

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      Okay, but

      This is a roomy bag with a number of pluses. However, its interior flexibility is limited because of where the movable velcro dividers can be placed, and the left to right dividers are...Read complete review

      This is a roomy bag with a number of pluses. However, its interior flexibility is limited because of where the movable velcro dividers can be placed, and the left to right dividers are too short to allow for larger compartments. It is comfortable and has several exterior pockets with room for water--the main reason I bought it.

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      4.0

      Optimal camera daypack

      By Guilliame

      from NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Carries Water Reservoir
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Challenging Balance
      • Inner Division

      Best Uses

      • Day Travel

      Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

      I was looking for the following:1. Something that will be strong enough and hold the requested gear (see below)2. Includes a compartment for a water reservoir of 100oz.3. Not too bulky or big and should be comfortable for hikesMy relevant gear includes:1. Nikon D8002. Nikon 300mm 2.83. Nikon 24-120 44. Nikon 105mm 2.85. Gitzo Systematic GT4552TS tripod6. RRS BH-55 LR7. Some small stuffFirst of all, the Lowepro flipside 20L AW is the only one I saw that answers the above requirements. Officially they do say that only a 50oz. reservoir can fit in, but I found that if you take a 100oz. one and fill it up w/ only 70oz. (the 70oz. bag is wider than the 100oz. one) - it can fit.It is a very good bag, sturdy, strong and comfortable to carry around. Well, almost. It depends. Since the tripod is located on the side of the bag, and the water reservoir on the other, you might think it balances (my tripod plus the ball head weight around 7.5 lb). But what if I decided not to take water with me? Or had finished it all? Then, the bag tilts to the side. Moving the heavy 300mm lens to the other side of the tripod - did help a little, but didn't bring the desired balance.I ended up buying a [$]4 adjustable bungee (28"-6"), hooked it to the bag handle, and by placing two tripod legs in the walking stick straps, I was able to safely secure the tripod w/ the bungee to the front (see picture enclosed). So when I don't carry water, or had finished it all, I'm moving the tripod from the side to the front. Not ideal, but does work.The inside camera compartment is divided in an OK fashion. If you attach your camera to the greater lense, say the 300mm 2.8, it's fine. But, but if you want to attach a small lense to your camera and have the big one in the bag - the velcros do not reach the height of the big lense and it stays a little loose on the upper side (see enclosed picture). I did manage to store it after all, leaving one end of the divider loose. Same here - good, but not great.Overall, w/ the above limitations, I'm pleased and believe it's a good purchase.

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      • No

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      5.0

      great bag!

      By Marcelo

      from New York, NY

      About Me Modern, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight
      • Lots of Pockets
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports
        • Traveling

        Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

        lots of space, water and weather resistant, great rain cover, wide straps

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

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        4.0

        Flipside was what I needed

        By Colorado Kevin

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        About Me Amateur Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Thin Zippers

        Best Uses

        • Traveling

        Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

        I headed out to the deserts of Arizona and Utah with my new Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack carrying my Nikon D800, my 24-70mm f2.8 lens, my 50mm f1.8 lens, and my GoPro Hero3. The desert is a dusty place for camera gear. With the Flipside, I could lay the bag on its backside and get my camera out without getting my straps and the part next to my clothes all dirty. The Flipside also allows me to carry my carbon fiber tripod on my backpack close to my body instead of protruding out to knock into rocks walls while I was in the narrow Antelope Canyon. The material was easy to wipe off when it got dirty. I would give it a five star rating if the zippers were heavy duty and I could get the pack in black. So far, the zippers have held up.

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

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        4.0

        good field pack

        By RASTr

        from Rochester NY

        About Me Field Biologist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • In the field

          Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

          Camera backpacks designed for use in the field are uncommon. I bought this bag as a day hiker to carry my camera gear, water and a sandwich or snack. It fits my Nikon D5300 attached to my Nikon 80-400 zoom w/hood, Nikon 105mm macro w/hood, Nikon 16-85mm w/hood, 2 filters, small headlamp and other small items. There is room for one more small lens, a flash or a D5300 body. I have carried a Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod and 488RC2 head in the side carrier. The bag is comfortable for me (5' 9" 180 lbs). Much of my field work is in swamps and marshes, so being able to swing the bag around an access the camera compartment without having to set the bag down is a big plus. The camera compartment is removable, allowing the bag to be used as a daypack. This is a nice idea, but it means the sides of the bag are not attached to the outer shell. Consequently when you swing the loaded bag around to the front and open, the sides relax, making it hard to close the zipper. I solved this problem by taking the bag to a shoe repair shop and having them stitch the compartment to the shell. Not a perfect fix, but much better. While I was at the shoe repair shop I had them stitch a small mesh zipper pocket from an old gym bag to the inside of the flap to hold small items like memory cards and batteries. While there are 6 pockets on the outside of the bag, they are not accessible when the camera compartment is open. There is only one pocket on the camera compartment side, in the flap, and it is nylon cloth, so small items like memory cards or batteries are not visible. It is also too deep to be handy for small items, although OK for filters or small manuals. All in all, it works well for me. No bag is perfect, and I would recommend the bag.

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

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          5.0

          The most versatily backpack

          By Happy Doc

          from Marysville Kansas

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Strap

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

          I love the light weight, the ability to carry allmy camera and lenses and other things.The belt in the front is for me useless, I need toput on on and remove fast. The front belt is too cumbersome.I will use it for my trips for pleasure and my next trip to Europe.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love this bag!!

          By Joe

          from NYC

          Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

          Bought this bag for times when I need to go out with something smaller that my LoweproAW400. I was looking for the smallest footprint backpack for what I wanted to carry, and I definitely found it. For as small as this back is, I was able to comfortably fit my 14-24, D3s with 24-70 attached, 70-200, SB900 and gripped D700. There's not a lot of pockets on this bag. But for a day out shooting it's PERFECT. I was able to store spare batteries for both cameras and my flash. I absolutely LOVE this bag. Even with all that weight, the bag was comfortable on my back. The only problem I do have with the bag is the waist strap. I wish it was removable!!!! I don't use it and never will. So I'm going to have to remove it because it's too much in the way for me. Besides that, this bag is perfection... for me.

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          5.0

          Fantastic Backpack

          By The Artist

          from New York, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Compact
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

            I got this backpack as a birthday gift for my husband and he loved it!! He said it's the best photo backpack ever! There are many special features like ventilated straps and back which keeps the pack cool, a water proof cover, and compartments on the inside that hold gear without moving.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            great lightweight bag

            By ozzie

            from nyc

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Good Protection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport
              • Storage

              Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

              Bag is great. Enough support to help distribute weight on back. Compared to other bags this is a very light bag. Easy to rearrange compartments reorganize your equipment.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Impressed!

              By Walter

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport

                Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

                I've figured out I like backpacks over shoulder bags to haul my gear around... but backpacks have generally been too big or not big enough and usually too heavy. This one is perfect - plenty deep enough to hold DSLR with battery grip, my three other lenses, flash, batteries, external mic, and a few extra's. Really lightweight. Body side opening is excellent. And that idea that LowePro has about twisting the backpack around front held only by the waist strap to get to your gear - seems odd - but works like a champ! The tripod wrap on the side is great - fits my Benro Travel Angel with no issue. The front pocket isn't going to fit anything more than an iPad, but I got this to haul my gear around, not a laptop.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great Photo Daypack

                By GregH

                from orange county, ca

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Good Protection
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

                  Lots of storage and lightweight

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Photo Daypack

                  By ghadel

                  from Lake Forest, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

                    Lightweight, lots of room to pack up for a day trip out into the wilderness, especially with the reservoir pouch for water.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Just one more outside pocket please.

                    By Oldrollei

                    from New Orleans, La.

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Not Enough Pocket Room

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

                    This is a daypack with security, room for enough gear for most shoots, and comfort. The design is comfortable, adjustable, and well balanced. The tripod holder works well with my carbon fiber tripod. The outside pockets on the waist work well for my cellphone and small things like filters. One more pocket outside for maps etc. would be nice.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Okay, but

                    By History Guy

                    from Great Falls, MT

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Roomy

                    Cons

                    • Inadequate Flexibility

                    Best Uses

                    • Hiking

                    Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

                    This is a roomy bag with a number of pluses. However, its interior flexibility is limited because of where the movable velcro dividers can be placed, and the left to right dividers are too short to allow for larger compartments. It is comfortable and has several exterior pockets with room for water--the main reason I bought it.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    BEAUTIFUL AND VERY FUNCTIONAL!

                    By Shutterbug Patti

                    from Tampa, FL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hiking
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

                      I bought this backpack for my husband so we could go on longer hikes (I bought the orange one for myself). It is a beautiful and very functional photo backpack. So far, it does everything we need it to do.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Very nice and comfortable bag.

                      By Alex

                      from Penang, MALAYSIA.

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Back Compartment Entry
                      • Comfortable On Me
                      • Comfortable Strap
                      • Good Protection
                      • Secure Access

                      Cons

                      • A Bit Bulky
                      • None
                      • Time To Access The Dslr

                      Best Uses

                      • City travel
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

                      I just started photography hobby just 1 month ago and i needed a bag which has secure feature to access the dslr and stuffs and prevent the thief from accessing the dslr or other stuffs.
                      I bought this bag without checking at the physical elsewhere to see wether it suits me well or not.
                      I taught i made a mistake by buying this bag by just looking at the specifications and features.
                      But i was lucky i made the right choice at least for me.
                      This bag has deep space inside and can actually hold pro dslr attached with battry grip and a long lens but i don' have pro dslr so i can't comment much on this.
                      I have Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm standard lens with MB-D15 battery grip attached and extra 35mm 1.8g DX Prime lens and it fits perfectly.
                      In future i might add more lens and this bag has space for it.
                      I just adjust the pads inside to keep my stuffs well fitted.
                      Very nice bag for me and comfortable to carry around with stuffs in the bag.

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                      5.0

                      Functional and Beautiful

                      By Obospieler

                      from Ney York, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Strap
                      • Convertible
                      • Durable
                      • Good Protection
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport
                        • Storage
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

                        I use this bag not only for camera gear, but I remove the inside sectional and use it for general use as well.

                        Most photography bags are just plain ugly and there is no reason for that. This big is not only nice looking, but feature PACKED!!!

                        It fits so much I need for most photographic occasions and I am beyond pleased with it and happy to have bought it.

                        The price is NOT far off from what I would pay for a bag that carries a laptop alone. Much less one that is so versatile.

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                        4.0

                        Great bag!

                        By Ms. Nancy

                        from Simsbury, CT

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Strap
                        • Durable
                        • Good Protection
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Transport
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

                          I purchased this bag for travel. I am pleased with the comfort of the bag. The hip strap makes a huge difference on my shoulders. Also.. and this is GREAT.. when you have the band on, you can turn the bag around and open it flat. This means you will have almost a table in front of you where have access to your camera and lenses, etc. It might look a little strange, but when you're out, you'll love not having to put the bag on the ground. However, this does mean you have to take the bag off to access your gear... nobody can grab something for you. This does make the bag very secure because nobody can unzip it and steal your treasures. This bag is really a backpack with a camera case inside. You can take the case out and have a daypack if you want. I can't imagine using this feature, but you never know.

                          The biggest negative for me is the fact that the vertical foam pieces cannot be moved. I had hoped to have 2 camera bodies with lenses attached, but this won't work.

                          Second negative-- the width of the sections is too narrow for a lens AND hood attached. I have to work with the bag a bit because I can't believe I can't make this work..

                          Fits well on shoulders.. I am a small female. Some of the other bags were too wide at the top.

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                          4.0

                          Confortable and helpful

                          By Mike Neils

                          from New York City

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Strap
                          • Good Protection
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Flipside Sport 20L AW Daypack (Galaxy Blue/Light Gray Accents):

                              Very safe since it opens in the side close to the back. Very comfortable and light

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                              • No

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