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LoweproFastpack 350 Backpack (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 219 reviews)

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    (140)

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    (69)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (189)
  • Comfortable (183)
  • Easily accessible equipment (179)
  • Adjustable harness (149)
  • Roomy (134)

Cons

  • Heavy (22)
  • Cumbersome (13)
  • Hard to access equipment (11)
  • No tripod holder (5)
  • Too small (4)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (188)
  • Protecting gear (141)
  • Storing gear (102)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (77), Semi-pro photographer (59), Enthusiast (26), Casual photographer (21), Pro photographer (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (104), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for mobility

I bought this pack specifically for a 3 week trip through Europe. I needed a pack for my Nikon D300 (w/ grip), telephoto lens, 50mm lens, computer, and various electronics and...Read complete review

I bought this pack specifically for a 3 week trip through Europe. I needed a pack for my Nikon D300 (w/ grip), telephoto lens, 50mm lens, computer, and various electronics and cables.
After 'living' with the pack every day of the trip, I am very satisfied with it's design and performance. The pack probably weighed in at 20+ pounds fully loaded. The straps are comfortable and sturdy although I'm not a big fan of the sternum buckle and waist straps (wish I could disconnect the sternum buckle from the main straps). I tried using the 'fastpack' feature a couple of times but found that I didn't trust the overall stability (due to the weight I was carrying) in getting my camera out of the pack one-handed. It was not difficult to just set the pack down and safely remove the camera. The pack's contents are well protected from occasional rough handling. I only exposed the pack to light rain, so I can't comment on more extreme water protection.
It was easy to clear all security points (airports, museums, etc) with the pack and the outside pockets made it easy to access my travel documents. There is just enough room in the upper chamber to carry some extra clothes, if needed. The pack fit easily in overhead compartments on trains and airplanes.
I'm very satisfied with taking this pack on an extended trip.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Camera Backpack- some shortcomings

It was bought for a series of daytrips to photograph scenery, wild horses, birds, and dolphins. Camera equipment is a D3s with 20-70 mm and 80--400 mm lenses.
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It was bought for a series of daytrips to photograph scenery, wild horses, birds, and dolphins. Camera equipment is a D3s with 20-70 mm and 80--400 mm lenses.

Lowepro makes a great camera bag. It is easy to use and easy to load and unload the camera or lenses, even on a moving boat. It is comfortable and can be worn for hours. The mesh back provides some air circulation in a warm environment.

However, the chest strap came loose only 4 days into a 2 week trip. It is not sewed on and is only a plastic clamp that loosely attaches to a roll of plastic on the shoulder strap. Were it not for this shortcoming, it would receive a higher rating.

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5.0

A MUST HAVE!

By FASTLANE

from Martinez, CA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

    Great backpack, perfect for my uses. Great service too. Not only was the order much cheaper then on other sites I found, but the delivery was free and in half the time that the others offered for $50.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent bag!

    By Deanna

    from Cohasset, MN

    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 350 Backpack (Black):

      This bag is the best! It has plenty of room for my laptop, camera and accessories and personal items. Great for travelling to use as a carry on!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Lowepro Rocks

      By Musquiz

      from Katy, TX

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Top Opening

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

      I tend to travel alot and the back pack is great as a carry on. It has enough space for all my camera and laptop needs.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Near perfect!

      By Gregor the Terrible

      from Nanaimo, B.C.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

        Can fit a DSLR w/grip & 70x200mm mounted.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I love it!

        By Vohaze

        from Washington

        Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

        I just got this pack and it seems great so far. I have seen some bad reviews on here about this bag so I'll have to see how this bad works out in the long run but so far I love this pack! I have two camera bodies, three lenses and a bunch of other stuff and I even have room left over for a sandwich!

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        4.0

        Well made

        By Jay

        from Harrisburg

        Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Red/Black):

        Well made backpack. Just a tad small if you want to fiit in a thick 17 inch laptop

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        4.0

        Looking good, fast load/unload

        By ZAR

        from Kapaa, Hawaii

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

          Just got this about 2 weeks ago, and it has plenty of room for all my gear! I am working with 3 prime lenses and a 15 inch laptop with many accessories. Holds everything well and is built with reliable quality. It has a simple sleek design is also very comfortable. I just wish it came with a rain cover, why did you not include this Lowepro?! It would be perfect if this little 10 dollar accessory came with it!

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          • No

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          3.0

          Not my favorite bag.

          By Mo

          from Daytona Beach, FL

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Cumbersome
          • Hard To Access Equipment
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black):

            This bag is pretty bulky and heavy. I ended up giving it to a person who is a much larger person than I am. It holds a ton of equipment, but you feel every bit of it. I like the Kata Bug MUCH better. I'm tall, but have a short torso and this bag hit me all kinds of wrong no matter how I adjusted it. I was sad because it's a beautiful bag to look at. I just need functionality over looks.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Best Low Cost Option

            By Speaker Geek

            from California

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black):

              This bag is a good mix of space, utility, and cost. I use it to carry a Canon 5D3 w/ grip, 2 lenses 70-200 f2.8 and 24-105 f4, a 580 speedlite, a camcorder, and some filters. To do this however, my setup is nothing like the pictures. I wanted easy access to my second lens and flash. Having the camera in the middle doesn't work that well. You need to move the camera to one side do some rearranging with the dividers to accomplish this.

              The construction is great and it is comfortable to carry for extended periods. I do wish it were a little bigger so that there were more arrangement options, but I am quite pleased overall.

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              5.0

              Lots of Room! Looks Great!

              By TimPinLV

              from North Texas

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Roomy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black):

                Needed a basic backpack to carry camera gear, laptop and 'stuff' for travel, hiking, to work and play. This pack fits the bill and more. Good looks... Lots of room... Comfortable to wear/carry. Personally I couldn't ask for much more in a backpack that comes in at this price. I like my Think Tank Street Walker but this will be my main bag for quite sometime.

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                5.0

                Greate product

                By Michel

                from Otterbun Park, Quebec

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black):

                    The bag is large enough to hold my laptop, my camera and my 500mm lens.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    "I would buy this product again and agai

                    By Gio

                    from Chicago

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Red/Black):

                        It is a great product

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        fastpack 350

                        By Louis

                        from Charleston, SC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black):

                          Everything about this product is just as the manufacturer describes. Nice padding. Heavy duty exterior and zippers. I easily packed a Nikon D200 with MB D200 and attached lens plus an another body, a speedlight, and two additional lenses. There was plenty of room in the pockets for accessories, spare batteries, etc. The top compartment is plenty big for a daytrip change of clothes.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Perfect for longer walks/trips

                          By Paul

                          from LA, CA

                          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 350 Backpack (Black):

                            It can accommodate almost all the gear and an outfit!

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great camera bag, not a daily commuter

                            By Lollygaggin Jasper

                            from Metuchen NJ

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Roomy
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Storing Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black):

                              I often carry a camera with me in a business backpack. I wanted to use this as an everyday laptop backpack for my commute into work aand actually protect my camera at same time. The bag is a quality bag, but simply proves impractical for a work backpack. Nowhere to store anything larger than 8.5 in x 11 in. other than laptop sleeve which is tight already. The quality of the bag is high, and it is large enough to carry a good deal of equipment. If looking for convenient camera bag - highly recommended. Not a business backpack, though.

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                              3.0

                              Pretty spacious

                              By mac

                              from san diego, ca

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

                                The backpack has basically three sections: laptop, upper half general storage, and lower half camera storage. The good thing about it is it's has all three so it's possible to travel with all of them. The back side is we do not have enough space for general storage and camera. The camera compartment is good for one camera with lens attached to it, and another lens. It does have space for more, but to access them without removing the backpack would be difficult.

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                                5.0

                                Great Price, Great Quality

                                By Shinebrite

                                from Buffalo, NY

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                • Roomy
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black):

                                  I recently purchased this backpack to hold my new DSLR (Nikon D5200), as well as all of my gear for my filming and photography. All I can say is, it's well worth it's money.I use this backpack to hold all my gear, and it works out great for that. It's spacious enough for an adequate collection of lenses or speedlights, and has adjustable walls, which use Velcro to hold them in place. There are two pockets on top of the flap that fold out for containing two SD cards, which I found quite useful.The top of the bag, you have the pocket that can contain a multitude of items, specifically it has two small pockets for a pen brush, or, well, pens, and other pockets (A mesh and one covered with a flap) that have served me well. Another feature I liked is the bag on the inside for containing any loose items, which DOES have velcro on it, so it does stick to the wall! The only CON I have about it is that opening it is sort of awkward, but it should not be something to turn you off of the bag.The laptop pouch on the side is easily accessible, and holds my 16" Laptop perfectly.Overall, the quality is great. The straps seem like they will last QUITE a while, and my other Lowepro bag has held out for nearly 5 years now. I have the highest hopes for this, and for the price? It's quite a bargain!PROS:- Cheap, great bang for your buck!- Quality Build, doesn't seem like it will break ANYTIME soon.- Easily accessible, albeit it awkward to get into the top compartment, but nonetheless great.- Strong buckles, no cheap plastic, but it isn't metal either. A great medium.- Pockets and Storage, great for storing multitudes of itemsCONS:- Top Compartment, it's somewhat awkward to have OPEN, per say. But it really isn't something major, unless that would bother you.- Nothing else is really something to point out, from here on out, it's personal taste!NOTE: I did buy this for $[$], which I thought was a steal, but at the time of this review, it's not $[$]! This is a great deal!

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                                  4.0

                                  Solid Pack

                                  By The Engineer

                                  from Moundsville, WV

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black):

                                  Does everything I need it to. Only drawback is that with a bigger pack you tend to carry more equipment leading to a fairly heavy pack. That said, the support system is good and distributes the weight well

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Fastpack 350

                                  By Christy

                                  from Maryland

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable Harness
                                  • Roomy
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky
                                  • Cumbersome

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

                                  Bought this pack to replace my old tamrac slingpack. It's a bit on the large side when fully packed, my hubby says I look like a ghostbuster wearing it. However, the bottom compartment comfortably stores 4 lenses (inc 70-200), body with grip and a little extra room for small accessories. The top section is perfect for additional accessories, or other miscellaneous stuff (in my case, a kindle, snacks and thin hoodie). All in all, a great value for the price. Oh, and the laptop compartment is a bonus too!

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                                  5.0

                                  BIG BAG

                                  By Grammi

                                  from Las Vegas, NV

                                  About Me Photography Student

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Protecting Gear
                                    • Storing Gear
                                    • Transporting Gear

                                    Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black):

                                    This bag is bigger than I thought. I can put my carry-on items in it too. It also has a waist strap to balance out the load, but I don't think I'll carry more than one camera. The only thing missing is a holder for my tripot. Great price too.

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