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LoweproFastpack 350 Backpack (Arctic Blue/Black)
 
4.6

(based on 226 reviews)

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    (144)

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    (71)

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    (10)

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    (1)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (194)
  • Comfortable (188)
  • Easily accessible equipment (183)
  • Adjustable harness (154)
  • Roomy (139)

Cons

  • Heavy (22)
  • Cumbersome (14)
  • Hard to access equipment (12)
  • No tripod holder (5)
  • Too small (5)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (194)
  • Protecting gear (147)
  • Storing gear (105)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (82), Semi-pro photographer (59), Enthusiast (26), Casual photographer (21), Pro photographer (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (110), 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

Nice backpack

By John

from Granby, CT.

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):

    When I first received it I thought it was too big. But, after using it is the right size for me. It holds numerous lenses, a DSLR camera, flash unit, all accessories needed for me to carry out my photo needs. Plus it has space to add a lightweight coat, gloves, hat, flashlight and other items. It has an outside zippered compartment in which I store my snacks. It also has an outside water bottle holder which is great. It doesn't have a tripod carrying straps, but no big deal to me. I carry straps to affix it to the back of the backpack, which keeps the load centered for comfort.I keep my manuals in the laptop panel. I figured I couldn't go wrong with a pack from Lowepro.

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    5.0

    Just what I was looking for!

    By citykitty213

    from Eastern USA

    Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

    This bag is great. I can fit my D3100 with attached lens plus carry 4 additional lenses. The top has room for my Gorilla pod and much more. Very pleased with my purchase.

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    3.0

    Quality but not the space it boasts.

    By garygoody1

    from Westminster Maryland

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Harness
    • Comfortable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Hard To Access Equipment
    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Storing Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

    A lot of the reviews I read talked about it having more than enough space for pretty much the exact equipment I have. I find that my equipment is a little snug for my liking and therefore not so easy to manage. In the sectioned compartment I have a Canon 6d with battery grip and 70-200 f/2.8 attached, a crop sensor body with battery grip, a 24-70 f/2.8 lens, and a 50mm f1.4. The large zipper section is nice but things tend to roll around in there. In using this as more or a transporting pack I should have looked into a case. Websites tend to push this pack for the wrong reasons, I believe.

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    • No

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    4.0

    BIG BAG!

    By Huy

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Roomy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

      If you're considering to buy this bag, you are probably split between this one and the AW version of the same bag. This 350 version is a slight bit bigger, you won't regret it.

      Don't go for the AW just because you want to mount your tripod on a bag. The AW had one design flaw: That tripod mount is off to one side. This means once you start walking for 2 miles, you'll be in a world of hurt cause the weight of that tripod is off to one side. You'll feel it on your back.

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      5.0

      Great Backpack

      By Dontre

      from Myrtle Beach, SC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

        I researched backpacks extensively. While there are other competitors that have similar products, this one was slightly bigger and met my minimum requirements. Also, the 250 appears to be an inch shorter and about an inch thinner. It may work for most.

        I have non-camera equipment that I carry sometimes. It also fits well in the lower padded compartment, so I immediately tested that by removing all the dividers. The Velcro sticks very well, so it will stay together when used with camera gear.

        My 16" notebook and charger fit in the long compartment in the back. When configured for my camera, my Nikon D5300, with a 70-300mm zoom attached, does fit! I also have a wide-angle zoom, flash, hoods, and filters that all fit. All the videos and reviews appear to be accurate as far as size. It is also generously padded (bottom & back).

        The top compartment is padded on the side towards your back, while the other 3 sides are not as much. However, the sturdiness of the material provides adequate protection for most things. You could easily add some pads if you use the top for fragile items (or put them in their own cases).

        It is a big backpack compared to the usual "book bag". It does easily meet the usual carry-on luggage requirements though. It is just flexible enough to fold the top down a few inches (if not fully packed on the top). This allows for fitting in tighter spaces. So it is not rigid, but the bottom is padded enough to give it sturdiness, and it stands up on its own.

        I am pleased with the initial quality. It has a water-resistant material, like most backpacks. The pictures looked like it was a real soft and absorbent type material, but I was pleasantly surprised that it sheds water. It isn't waterproof, but since I have experience with my other backpack, made of the same material, it appears that it will hold up for awhile in the rain.

        It is comfortable also. I haven't worn it for an extended time period yet, but the shoulder straps are very well padded and adjustable.

        It is still new to me, so I can't write about durability, but I am very pleased so far.

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        4.0

        Great Bag

        By the wolfster

        from Williamsport PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Cumbersome

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

        This is a large bag and has a lot of space. Currently it contains 2 DSLR's (Canon D50 & D70) one with a 100 to 400 zoom lens attached. Three other lens. 1 13" laptop and all of of the support goodies. Its a little heavy with all this gear but sits well on the back and is not really uncomfortable. It can be a little tough to get the shoulder straps on, they seem a bit short for my size frame.
        I would recommend this bag for anyone who carries a lot of stuff and wants fairly easy access to it.

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        5.0

        Excellent gear at this price point

        By Av8tor1

        from SE USA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Carry On Luggage Sized
        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Flaps For Zippers
        • Room For 17" Laptop
        • Roomy
        • Strong Construction
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

        • No place for Tripod
        • no rain cover

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

        For the money it's very hard to beat. The strap connection points are very strong. There is no concerns about something giving way when its fully loaded and you swing it around on one strap to get your camera out. All the zippers are protected with flaps, the main access is protected with a secondary flap, etc.
        I do own a competitors product that has more features but the build quality does not compare. The only thing missing from the Fastpack 350 is a rain cover and tripod attachment point.
        The rain cover is not a biggie really, unit is pretty weather resistant as is.
        Highly recommend.

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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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            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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                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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                  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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                          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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                              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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