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LoweproPro Runner 350 AW Backpack
 
4.6

(based on 127 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (104)
  • Comfortable (101)
  • Roomy (95)
  • Adjustable harness (88)
  • Easily accessible equipment (85)

Cons

  • Heavy (21)
  • Hard to access equipment (9)
  • Cumbersome (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (103)
  • Protecting gear (92)
  • Storing gear (73)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (43), Photo enthusiast (40), Pro photographer (21), Casual photographer (12), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (96), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Another excellent backpack by Lowepro

This backpack is for you when you have atleast one 70-200mm f2.8 (or similar size) and 1 or 2 more lens and a camera body with couple of filters, 1 or 2...Read complete review

This backpack is for you when you have atleast one 70-200mm f2.8 (or similar size) and 1 or 2 more lens and a camera body with couple of filters, 1 or 2 TC(depends which one), a flash, battery charger, laptop 15" and a solid tripod. Virtually it will pack in everything that you may need for a days photoshoot, unless you are into wildlife photography where main lens is 500mm and above.
I did check with b&h and measured, this bag can even hold 300mm prime. If inside the bag is not enough then you have sufficient holders, there you may attach more small lens(you have to purchase the lens holder seperately).
Over all its a solid build bag, the cloth is made of high grade material, it can withstand some degree of rain and all. To hold so much weight it has got sufficient padding outside where your back meets the bag, so you feel comfortable holding it for long time. I liked the waist padded belt, it really hangs on and i did feel comfortable. It has 2 latches to hold a tripod unlike 1 in 300AW. That was one of the main reason i did not go for 300AW and another reason is laptop holding capability. Although i may seldome use this, but just in case i need to carry it then i should not be holding another bag just for a laptop, so this is a added great feature. This bag has sufficient compartments, you can hold on a lot of additional things like magazines/books, or say a thin shorts and a T-Shirt, just if you need to carry. So over all a great buy worth every cents spent.
This is my 2nd Lowepro bag, the first one I have been using for last 4 years and has gone every where i have been to, yet not a single cloth strings or any thing came out, absolute rugged, i am sure this one will last for years to come too.
Hope my review helps you in deciding on backpack.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Comfortable Backpack

I am a professional photographer so I have many different backpacks, rollers,and slingshots.
What I like about the Pro Runner 350 is that its a perfect fit for my body type. ...Read complete review

I am a professional photographer so I have many different backpacks, rollers,and slingshots.
What I like about the Pro Runner 350 is that its a perfect fit for my body type. It also fits my two Canon SLR's with many of my flashes and Lenses. I also like how my 15inch laptop fits in the back.
The only thing I did not like about this was the strings on the backpack. My main zipper string fell off only a few days after I bought it. It may have been because i was trying to fit too much into the bag but I found this very disappointing and thought it should be stronger.

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4.0

Great functional backpack

By David N

from Melbourne

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Roomy
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear

    Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

    The Mini Trekker AW has been my goto back for 7 years and starting to show some signs of wear and I started to shop for a replacement. I tried the CompuTrekker and found it too heavy, rigid and bulky because I am not a big person.

    I have been using the CompuTrekker for about 18 months now. The CompuTrekker has the laptop sleeve on the front away from the body. So unless you use a macbook air or something very light, it does feel heavy. I use mbp. This is not the case with the Pro Runner 350. Also, the padding on the computer pocket is not overly thick and is comfy with or without laptop.

    It is not as soft as the Mini Trekker. Like many would say, Mini Trekker can fit a lot more than one would think because of its softness. Pro Runner 350 can easily take two pro bodies, 70-200mm, 24-70mm mounted, 17-35mm, two flashes, batteries, cables, laptop, pass, etc. I often squeeze one more lens in. ;)

    The strap is more substantial than the Mini Trekker and feels comfortable. They haven't collapsed like the CompuTrekker ones which were really plush but loses its plushness or foam volume pretty quick. I love the laptop pocket being close to the body. It makes the bag "feel" lighter than if it were on the front.

    My only rant about it include: (1) the top handle is rubberised. From experience, it will crack and can be painful when it does and catches your skin in the crack. (2) the clips on the front of the bag can easily catch something and loosen up.

    These are very minor rant. I love this bag and it is my go to bag nowadays because it can carry more than the Mini Trekker and it takes the laptop as well. Must say I don't usually carry it on my back all day like I used to with Mini Trekker though.

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    4.0

    Great bag all in all

    By Joel

    from Ottawa, Ontario

    Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

    Even though it's now discontinued, I thought I'd review this bag after owning it for 4 years. I use it mostly for weddings every weekend and for other various jobs. It's very well put together with excellent stitching and durable nylon that has stood the test of time with little to no fraying. The zippers rarely catch and are also quite robust. Well padded and holds my gear securely too. The cons I have may include: weak Velcro on the interior that deteriorates if you change the configuration too often, which I do. Also, the pulls on the zippers disintegrated after 3 years. I'm now using zip ties to pull them open and closed. The padding is comfortable on my back but some ventilation would be appreciated. Great bag all in all.

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    4.0

    I love this!

    By C5Roller

    from Rancho Cucamonga, Ca

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

    I absolutely love this backpack. It's a little heavy, but offers a tremendous amount of protection for my gear. It's a little bigger than I thought, but that is fine because I can fit more into it.

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    5.0

    Great Bag for your $$$

    By Jason

    from Buffalo, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Roomy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

      This bag has great storage. Easily accessible and well worth the money. Great product

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      5.0

      Very comfortable

      By Sweetkachen

      from Germany

      Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

      I love this bag, because of the very comfortable wearing.

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      5.0

      Best Canon bag purchase

      By Sam the Airbrusher

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Great Padding
        • Protecting Gear

        Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

        Great size of compartments. Just found out that there is a rain proof cover that comes with it inside.

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        • No

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        5.0

        The best I have over owned!

        By Craig

        from Chicago, Il

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hiking
          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

          I can take a lot of gear hiking and it doesn't feel so heavy because the back pack is so comfortable.
          It also has a great slot for a lap top or ipad...

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          5.0

          Best backpack

          By Gi

          from São Paulo, Brazil

          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 Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

            Durable, perfect ergonomics for your back even when you carry heavy gear.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Backpack

            By Henry

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Cumbersome
            • Too Big For Airline Ovhd

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

            Wonderful storage for my camera equipment. Though it is larger than I was expecting. I travel a lot via airplane and I am concerned that it may be too bulky for overhead storage on regional jets. And I don't want to gate check my camera equipment. The backpack is quite versatile, but there was no documentation with it that tells you about the different features. I guess the manufacturer assumes that the buyer will know everything about it. There was an attachment for a tripod that I had to take into a local camera shop in order to know how to use it. By exploring the backpack I keep finding new little compartments and ultimately found what I think is a built in rain cover. It would have been nice to know about this from the manufacturer.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Not Deep Enough

            By Ross

            from St Catharines

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Comfortable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Not Deep Enough

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

            This was a great bag up until I moved to a 5D MK III w grip and it is now not tall enough to put the camera in. Otherwise the bag is excellent.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack

            By This Guy

            from AR

            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 Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

              This is my first real camera back. External dimensions are perfect. Not as big from front to back as the 450, so it will fit in an overhead.

              I'm carrying a D7000 w/ grip, Nikon 24-70 2.8, Tokina 11-16 2.8, Tamron 70-200 2.8, Nikon 35mm 1.8G, Nikon 18-200, 3.5-5.6(?), SB-700, a cleaning kit, and some other stuff in the main compartment and I have room to spare. The camera with grip is inserted sideways, card door up, and it fits PERFECTLY. I'll pull one or two lenses and carry my Tamron 150-600 if it ever shows up. I have a carbon monopod mounted the outside. There is misc other stuff in the outer compartment.

              I LOVE this bag and I'm glad I didn't get the 450.

              Padding is nice and the craftsmanship and materials are awesome.

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              5.0

              Great camera backpack!

              By CJ

              from Larkspur, CO

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

                I just took this on a trip. I was able to carry 2 long lenses, 2 camera bodies and 2 small zooms. I also packed a 15in laptop. There were other small items, like an external hard drive. The bag is very well padded and you can move the padding in the main compartment. I may have overpacked it, but I like to be prepared.

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                4.0

                Heavy but safe

                By Guilherme Borges

                from Brazil

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Roomy
                • Safe
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear
                • Work

                Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

                For those who work with video both as camera operators and editors, this backpack will serve all your needs. There's a lot of room in it, you can change the compartments any way your desire and everything will be safe and sound, since this is a very strong backpack. Carrying all your lenses, cameras and notebook is possible, though it gets heavy.
                I own a T3i, NEX-3N, and seven lenses, plus a MacBook Pro 15", and they all fit. It's great to finally be able to carry all my equipment in one bag, specially when you travel for work – this backpack can go with you as a carry-on bag on airplanes, though heavy.

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                4.0

                Good Spacious Bag.. a bit Large

                By pgsdeepak

                from Green Bay, wi

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Hard To Access Equipment
                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear

                Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

                I bought this bag to carry my laptop and camera gear as checkin bag. I have a lowepro flipside 300. Thats my daily use bag. this is more like a long journey backpack for me, which I think it will serve the purpose. Also for the money, there is no better option to carry laptop, one or two dslrs and a couple of lens and speedlites.
                the construction is sturdy, secure and a lot of pockets and compartments which will be really useful.
                But Airline Restriction might be a problem for the backpack . the bag itself is around 2.1 KG (4.7Lbs). Some airlines have 7KG or less carry-in limitation. Which means, it will exceed the limit if you put a 15 inch Mac book pro, 5DMIII+Lens and one more small item. We will really have to work around it to use in airline.
                Next, when it is filled, then its a little too heavy. But I don't see it a problem carry on your back as the straps are all designed to make it more comfortable.

                Another drawback is the front open zipper.. means no easy access.
                My take is, if you have a slig or flip side backpack, then this will be more of a travel backpack than a day to day back pack.

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                5.0

                Very nice bag

                By Dennis

                from Canada

                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 Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

                  My camera gear outgrew my 200 AW which I loved and this seemed like a logical upgrade especially for the price point. Easily fits my Sigma 70-200, 2x teleconverter, 50mm, 18-135, 28-300 and all the other accessories. Very well padded laptop slot. Organized pockets and slots. I should be set for awhile now.

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                  4.0

                  Lots of room

                  By Claudia

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Roomy
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Hard To Access Equipment

                  Best Uses

                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

                  I don't do a lot of traveling however for this occasion I needed a bag that will fit my 7D + 4 lenses + flash + diffuser + batterypacks/cables + 13' laptop and this bag did the job pretty well.

                  It's big and bulky but also has tons of room inside and the waist belt helped off load the weight from my shoulders.

                  It would be better if the straps were thinner.

                  For the price and number of times I'll use it, it's a good deal. Also it's carry-on size

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                  4.0

                  Great Backpack

                  By Bryan

                  from Austin, TX

                  Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

                  This bag is great. I fit a body with a 70-200 attached, a second body, a 16-35 lens, a 24-70 lens, a speedlight, and I have room for more. The pockets for extra gear push into the main space a little bit more than I expected. I carried the backpack around all day and my shoulders were fine.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome bag by a great manufacturer

                  By Dr. Robert

                  from Chesapeake, VA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Roomy
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

                    Very flexible storage options. Feels great on your back.

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                    5.0

                    Get outside and SHOOT!

                    By The Scoundrel

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Roomy
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

                    This bag holds all the photo equipment I own. Now when that special photo moment presents, I'll be ready.

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                    4.0

                    Great backpack for the money

                    By drumhedz

                    from Tucson, AZ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

                    Very versatile, lots of pockets and compartments, easy to customize to your camera kit. When fully loaded, this will be heavy. However the strong shoulder straps/chest and waist straps allow for a secure fit. Plus I can fit my 15.4" MacBook Pro in the laptop compartment with ease.

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