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LoweproVersapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray)
 
4.3

(based on 36 reviews)

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    (14)

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    (19)

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    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (29)
  • Strong construction (28)
  • Easily accessible equipment (25)
  • Adjustable harness (22)
  • Roomy (15)

Cons

  • Too small (7)
  • Hard to access equipment (6)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (21)
  • Protecting gear (15)
  • Storing gear (7)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (20), Casual photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for amateur photographer mom

I needed a bag to carry my DSLR, zoom lens & video camera, plus wallet, H2O bottles, sunglasses, etc. around Orlando theme parks. This back pack bag was perfect. ...Read complete review

I needed a bag to carry my DSLR, zoom lens & video camera, plus wallet, H2O bottles, sunglasses, etc. around Orlando theme parks. This back pack bag was perfect. All of my camera & video equipment fit neatly in the bottom compartment designed to protect this equipment. The top compartment fit everything I would have put in a medium-sized purse, including wallet, keys, sunglasses, eye glasses, a micro folding umbrella, water bottle & even my baseball cap. Although I didn't use it on this trip, I love the built-in rain cover and would have used it had we gone on any water rides. Only one negative - I didn't need the waist and chest straps & found them to be somewhat of a nuisance and had to buckle them to keep them out of the way. I would like to see side pockets added to the pack for my water bottle & sunglasses. All in all, an excellent bag for travel and camera protection.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good bag but the zipper was the let down

Good construction but not much padding. It's a bit smaller than I expect and its zipper was the let down. It's good but not easy to open it. If you want to access...Read complete review

Good construction but not much padding. It's a bit smaller than I expect and its zipper was the let down. It's good but not easy to open it. If you want to access your camera in the hurry, forget it. It's not great, but not bad enough to send it back.

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4.0

Worked well for Europe/Asia trip

By Diana

from NY, NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Pros

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

Cons

  • Lacks Bottle Carrier
  • Thin Straps

Best Uses

  • Day Travel
  • Protecting Gear

Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

This is more like a 3.5 star bag. I bought this bag for a 2 month trip through Europe. And although I looked like a total American tourist with a backpack, I liked that it didn't look like a camera bag and was pretty slim, important for me as a petite female.Pros:Plenty of space for my camera, lenses, and daily personal itemsEasy access slip pocket on the front (which isn't visible) is great for papers, passport, etc.Zip compartment on top was great for keeping things secureDual-sided access to camera. Finally, a bag that addresses righties and lefties!Raincover came in handy several times. Really like how it's attached/hidden awayTripod set-up also a great bonus that I got use out of2 buckle clips at the bottom was good for carrying a compact umbrellaValueCons:Padding that the bag comes with works well for packing camera/lenses vertically, but not if you want to configure side-access. Padding is not long enough, and too wide for that. Call LowePro and they will send you more padding inserts to make this work.Backpack straps need more padding. For a bag meant to carry so much, the straps need to be able to support it. Mine are worn thin after 3 months of daily use.No separate laptop pocket. While I didn't carry my laptop around during the days while sightseeing, I did pack my laptop in this bag on travel days. My 13" mac book pro fit in its neoprene sleeve in the bag. But it was a huge hassle to get it in and out of the pack (for security) when my camera/lens was also packed because I would have to undo all the velcro holding the mid-section, which would then disrupt my neatly packed lens dividers. A simple zipped section for the laptop would easily solve this.No exterior water bottle carrier. B/c personal section of bag is zipped and difficult to get to while moving, the bag needs another easily accessible pocket large enough for things like a drink.

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3.0

105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro

By Chris780IM

from Boulder, CO

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Accessible Equipment

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear

    Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

    Great deal! [*]

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    • No

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    5.0

    very nice bag

    By Meg

    from VA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

      My sony alpha with a 18-55mm and a 50mm lens fits very well in this bag. The upper part can hold my wallet, keys and other small items. Very comfortable.

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      4.0

      compact and efficient

      By Tim

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

            I use this backpack for my Nikon D3200 and camcorder Canon HF-M50.

            Like:
            compartment on the top, waistbelt, side zipper for quick access.

            Dislike:
            it does not sit properly on the its bottom.
            hard to open the top compartment from the top zipper.

            Overall, I like its quality, compact size and design.

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            4.0

            Really great... Almost perfect

            By Ezskankin

            from Berkeley

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

            This is a fAntastic bag. I have two small gripes. 1) not enough organization in the top section 2) no waterbottle holder

            Otherwise this thing is perfect!

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            5.0

            Excellent for hiking

            By Tresell

            from Marin County, CA

            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 Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

              I've always been afriad to bring my camera on a hike, or found it too awkward with an over-the-shoulder bag, but am loving this new backpack. Perfectly organized for the lenses and accessories and a bit of space left over for a protein bar!

              The top zip takes a bit of getting used to, great other than that!

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              5.0

              Great Value Photography Bag

              By SunnySideDown

              from Sacramento, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Comfortable

              Cons

              • Hard To Access Equipment

              Best Uses

              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

              I can fit my 6D + Grip + 17-40mm F4L in here with no problem. The bag is light but durable enough to withstand movements of the daily bag. It doesn't get very hot on your back like other bags I own. I enjoy the size of this bag compared to my other BIG backpacks. It doesn't look bulky either.The flaps aren't that conveient at times.Good bag overall for the value.[*]

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              4.0

              Snug Fit, but well padded and discrete

              By Paulo

              from MD

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Comfortable
              • Discrete
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Hard To Access Equipment
              • Too Small

              Best Uses

              • Short trips

              Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

              I was looking for a smaller bag, something easier to carry then my current DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW.

              For my current setup, D7000 with extra battery grip and 50-200mm lenses, the fit its snug.
              It's well padded, but quite snug. Not much space left for extra lenses or flash.
              For quick trips that do not require lots of hardware works just fine .

              Its very discrete, doesn't really stick out as a camera bag and due its smaller size blends in quite well when next to common backpacks.

              Could have a better zipper layout.
              But its design and snug fit, sometimes I wish it would open wider to fit larger pieces of equipment.

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              4.0

              Great One

              By Vijay

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Comfortable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

                Best part is, I can carry some snack and water bottles in the upper compartment.

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                5.0

                it is a good camera bag

                By Yang Lu

                from houston,TX

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear

                  Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

                  very good for my two cameras

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                  4.0

                  Not Perfect, But Good

                  By Bubba B

                  from Auburn, AL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Too Small

                  Best Uses

                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

                  This pack is big enough to get a couple lenses in and a body -including a longer lens, but you would have to reconfigure the compartment divider. Probably a perfect pack to bop around the city, since it includes a strap to hold a tripod on.

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                  3.0

                  Good bag but the zipper was the let down

                  By CR

                  from Alabama

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Hard To Access Equipment
                  • Too Small

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

                    Good construction but not much padding. It's a bit smaller than I expect and its zipper was the let down. It's good but not easy to open it. If you want to access your camera in the hurry, forget it. It's not great, but not bad enough to send it back.

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                    5.0

                    great!

                    By John

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

                          It is a good designed pack for my camera (Canon 40D, tow lens). Furthermore, I can carry some small things for my little boy.

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                          4.0

                          Excellent camera backpack

                          By H K P

                          from San Francisco, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Harness
                          • Comfortable
                          • Roomy
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hiking

                            Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

                            Got it few weeks back and not absolutely love it, good for hiking, where you can carry your gear and some food/water along with a tripod, camera compartment is not a huge but serves the purpose well. comfortable and strong, there is a rain cover hidden at the bottom which I almost missed. Love it.

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                            2.0

                            Floppy top

                            By JB3

                            from Utica, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Roomy
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Hard To Access Equipment

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

                              Bottom half great. It fit Sony a57 with 28-75mm f2.8, extra lens, external flash, & other camera stuff. The top has a lot of room, but had it had no form & was impossible to open with one hand while slung on your shoulder.

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                              4.0

                              Great for Hiking

                              By Jason

                              from Missouri

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Roomy
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Top Compartment Ease

                              Best Uses

                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

                              I took this backpack on a few hikes in Colorado. It worked very will and I was able to carry my camera, a tripod and some extras. There was plenty of room for my Canon 60d with and attached lens. I was able to get the camera out fairly quickly also. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a similar use at a fair price. The only draw back I found was the top compartment did not seem t be to easy to get into. There was plenty of room I just didn't care for the ease of the zipper in the top compartment.

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                              5.0

                              Great

                              By Traveller

                              from Germany

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Tripod Attachment
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Gear
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

                                It is the Backpack I was looking for. Ok the upper compartment could be a little bigger for an ipad, but the backpack is very versatile. You can load the camera from top or bottom compartment or for easy acces from the side. I haven't quite figured out how to pack it optimal for the divieders give only limited possibilities. That would one other thing that could be improved. But all in all it is great. And I feel save in the city since you can pack it so not anyone can have easy access. I was looking for a nice little daypack wich ataches the tripod. nd that is exactly what it is.

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                                4.0

                                some tjung i looked for long time

                                By the photografer Grand Pa

                                from ISRAEL

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Too Small

                                Best Uses

                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

                                As one who use to travel and takes pictures I looked for a bag in which i shall be able to carry my dSLR another lens and some food, water and even sweater.Now I fouond and even the flash is in.
                                It little bit smaller than i was impressed in the net but still very comfortable and flexible .

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                                5.0

                                Comfortable roomy lowepro bag

                                By Shoot, Shoot, Shoot

                                from Seattle, WA

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable Harness
                                • Comfortable
                                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                • Roomy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

                                  I owned an older Lowepro bag, and while that was good, it had a lot of space for additional lenses but I never had that many or will have that many, and had insufficient space for additional personal items. I upgraded to the Versapack 200 and loved it, it was great during a recent trip I took. The most important, it was very comfortable, had enough space for me, protected my camera and lenses, and could also carry my tripod.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great day bag

                                  By JSimard

                                  from Timmins, Canada

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Great Features
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Too Small

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Day Trips

                                  Comments about Lowepro Versapack 200 AW Backpack (Black and Gray):

                                  I have just received this bag about a week ago and am so far impressed. While I haven't been able to get much use out of it, I can tell that it will suit my expectations.

                                  The bag is a decent size and is of high quality. It's loaded with features, such as tripod storage, a hidden rain cape, and seems to have enough space for most of my gear. The bag falls short with respects to ways in which it can be configured with the removable, Velcro inserts. The lower compartment can be altered to suit most configurations, however the insert which separates the lower compartment from the top can either be in place, or removed. If I would want to keep the 18-200mm lens attached, I would need to sacrifice the additional space of the top compartment by removing the insert.

                                  With regards to accessibility, it takes a bit longer to remove the camera from the bag due to the zipper and clips. I don't mind this feature seeing as the camera is better protected, however if you want to take the camera out quickly this bag may cause some difficulty.

                                  All in all, this bag is great. Despite not carrying as much as I had anticipated, it's still made of high quality materials and would function perfectly for day trips.

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