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LoweproFastpack 100 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black)
 
4.6

(based on 117 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (105)
  • Easily accessible equipment (99)
  • Strong construction (90)
  • Adjustable harness (65)
  • Roomy (35)

Cons

  • Too small (16)
  • Hard to access equipment (5)
  • Cumbersome (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (97)
  • Protecting gear (73)
  • Storing gear (41)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (56), Casual photographer (29), Semi-pro photographer (20), Enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (62), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great hiking bag

I purchased the Fastpack 100 for carrying a Nikon D-40 SLR, lenses, and accessories while hiking and taking photos at my children's sporting events. We just got back from a week of...Read complete review

I purchased the Fastpack 100 for carrying a Nikon D-40 SLR, lenses, and accessories while hiking and taking photos at my children's sporting events. We just got back from a week of hiking in the Rocky Mtn National Park, Colorado. I was able to pack my camera with either the 18mm to 55mm or the 55mm to 200mm attached and the other lens packed with room to spare in the lower camera compartment. I had room for a small pair of binoculars, lunch, snacks, waterproof jacket, trail maps, and a few small items in the upper compartment. The side mesh pocket was great for carrying a water bottle. I used the small built-in strap pouch to hold my cell phone or some times my mp3 player. The accessory band on the other shoulder strap perfectly held my daughters Lowepro camera case when she was along. The bag was very comfortable even on a 15 mile hike along the Alluvial Fan to Lawn Lake. However what I liked most about the bag was the ability to swing the bag around on my shoulder and unzip the lower compartment for quick access to my camera without having to stop hiking and sit the bag on the ground as is necessary with other bags. The size, weight, comfort and ease of use exceeded my expectations. I would like to see Lowepro add the waterproof cover to this line in the future for those occasions when you are away from shelter and caught in the rain.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice bag...but just barely large enough

This bag is handy in the sense that you can quickly get to your camera with all the flaps buckled and all. It was, however, barely large enough to fit my Nikon D90...Read complete review

This bag is handy in the sense that you can quickly get to your camera with all the flaps buckled and all. It was, however, barely large enough to fit my Nikon D90 with my 18-105 mm zoom attached--and only a bit awkwardly and with the dividers arranged in a strange, unintended way. I would be fine with a prime lens or a smaller zoom, but anything larger would require that you unmount the lens before you could put it back in the bag.

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5.0

Small & Compacked

By Frattofoto

from New Jersey

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easily Accessible Equipment
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear

    Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black):

    Needed a small backpack for small DSLR with lens. It will also hold extra len.

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    • No

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    4.0

    This is a great backpack for a camera!!!

    By SusieQ

    from Indiana

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Black):

      I am going on a trip, and this is great for camera to take on a plane. It is small and not bulky like some camera backpacks. It will be my purse and camera bag for the trip. Great product!!!

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      • No

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      5.0

      I love this bag!

      By Mela

      from NYC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Black):

        This bag is small. I have a tendency to put all my gear in a large bag and then I'm lugging a 40 pound pack. This bag holds my 5DM2 and two lenses, plus has a top area to keep my wallet and other items, but because of the size, it doesn't get too heavy. It's great for a day in the city.

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        • No

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        4.0

        great for the price

        By vinny

        from santa clara

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black):

          Very easy to use. Everything fit (SLR with 18-55mm lens, 70-300mm, 50mm, flash, usb memory card reader, 3 CF cards, charger, 2 batteries) with room to spare. The only minor down side is that I wish it would stand upright better when placed on the floor. But if you really want a solid yet compact camera backpack, this is the way to go. Plenty of room without the bulk.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I love this bag

          By Blanka

          from New York City

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Black):

            Convenient and Practical

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great pack for what I need

            By Doug

            from Kenosha, WI

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black):

              I am by no means a professional photographer but this pack works great for grab and go knowing everything I need is in one easy to carry pack. I love the design of slinging over my shoulder and having easy and quick access to my camera. Has lots of pockets and spaces to separate items for easily locating what I am looking for.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Fastpack 100

              By Chewelah3

              from Chewelah,WA

              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 Fastpack 100 Backpack (Red/Black):

                I'm storing my camera it and using to carry the camera to the photo sites! I like it because of size and how it well pack is made!

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                • No

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                4.0

                Just Right

                By Morgue

                from La Vernia, Tx

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Red/Black):

                  I like the two straps so that I can wear it hands free while herding my two boys.

                  I feel the camera and lens are well protected.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Lovin' it!

                  By Zach

                  from Northern Wyoming

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Red/Black):

                  I bought this as an accessory to my new Canon T4i and so far it's been great. The compartments are many and sufficiently spacious even though the compartment for the camera could be more snug.

                  The lost star is for comfort. It is stiff and the straps are a little abrasive.

                  But it works, so no complaints here!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Fastpack 100

                  By Jed

                  from SLC, UT

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment

                  Cons

                  • No Tripod Straps

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Short hikes
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Red/Black):

                  This is a nice small pack for camera gear, great for a hike. It seems to have a spot for everything but your tripod.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great little bag

                  By W

                  from NYC

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment

                  Cons

                  • Was Not Able Fit An Ipad

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel With Day Trip

                  Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Red/Black):

                  This is an upgrade from my other camera bag . I went to travel with it. It is nice and compact for few things I had. Wish the upper packet can fit my iPad in it it tightly fight my 2

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Great for day hikes!

                  By MichelleATC

                  from Alpharetta, GA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Black):

                    This is a great back pack for day hikes. Enough space to fit my Canon Rebel camera body and 3 lenses! I love that the top portion gives enough space to hold snacks and personal items.

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                    5.0

                    Very good for short trips!

                    By Niro

                    from Israel

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Red/Black):

                          Im wanna to make a trip with a limited gear.
                          Its the best choice for this price. Camera with 2 lens and some stuff more.
                          Im very satisfied, and recommand for you too.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Most Amazing Product

                          By EL

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Too Small

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Red/Black):

                          I used the camera bag when I need all my camera and accessories with me
                          Like the fact that it has compartment for everything new photographers needs.
                          Wish it had space for computing and/ or tablets

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent

                          By Rena

                          from Florida

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black):

                            I was looking for a light, sturdy backpack to carry my gear during travel. This backpack is perfect for my needs. It fits my camera with lens and could probably accomodate another smaller lens. It is a snug fit. The top of the backpack has an extra zipper compartment to put my wallet and keys. If you plan on carrying an extra larger lens or more than 2 lenses, you'll need to get a larger size. This is perfect for what I had intended.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect smaller size backpack

                            By Cassie

                            from Athens, GA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Harness
                            • Comfortable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Storing Gear

                              Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Red/Black):

                              I use this product while on the field for photographing sports. I have a larger photo backpack I use for toting more of my gear for other assignments, but wanted something smaller/ more comfortable so I can be more agile and not be slowed down by a big bag. I only need a small bag while shooting to hold an extra lens, batteries, memory cards, snacks,and water. It's a perfect fit for my needs and looks cute too.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Excellent backpack

                              By MAx

                              from Granby,QC

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Red/Black):

                                Just the right size

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                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Smaller Bag

                                By PhotoNut

                                from USA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Red/Black):

                                  This bag is smaller, but excellent for small trips or when you don't need everything but the kitchen sink1! Carries well, and is built very well.

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                                  3.0

                                  Good choice for 1 person day tripping

                                  By Photogenicspro

                                  from Lafayette, la

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable

                                  Cons

                                  • Too small for our needs

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Red/Black):

                                  Great little pack for one. Unfortunately I recently used it at a charity run for my wife and my camera gear. In reality it's great for one camera, two lens, and a few small extras. Light and comfortable.

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                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great backpack

                                  By Wiron

                                  from São Paulo, Brazil

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Protecting Gear
                                    • Storing Gear
                                    • Transporting Gear

                                    Comments about Fastpack 100 Backpack (Red/Black):

                                    Good cost-effective. Good quality e excelent for organizing my camera.

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                                    • No

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