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LoweproPro Runner 350 AW Backpack
 
4.7

(based on 124 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (102)
  • Comfortable (100)
  • Roomy (93)
  • Adjustable harness (87)
  • Easily accessible equipment (84)

Cons

  • Heavy (20)
  • Hard to access equipment (9)
  • Cumbersome (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (102)
  • Protecting gear (90)
  • Storing gear (73)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (42), Photo enthusiast (40), Pro photographer (20), Casual photographer (12), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (94), 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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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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    • No

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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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        • No

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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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                  • No

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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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                  • No

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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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                  5.0

                  Nice

                  By Barreradm1975

                  from New York

                  Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

                  I love this backpack !! It was the best recommendation from the sale assistant and I'm very happy because it's perfect for traveling

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                  5.0

                  wow !!!! B& H you have it all I need.

                  By Geet ve

                  from New Delhi,India

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack:

                    I am happy with my purchase.I kept my two DSLR cameras,4 lenses,a laptop,and a hard disk.It carried all safely on an international flight safe .My thank B&H for helping me buy as per my requirement.I did not carry my purse along with this on the flight as my little travel things got adjusted in the outer pocket.

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                    5.0

                    Roomy and Comfortable

                    By BaySailor

                    from Chester County, PA

                    About Me Semi-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:

                      This backpack is big enough to fit a lot of glass as well as one or two bodies. The padding can be removed or rearranged so it can be configured whatever way you wish. Plenty of pockets for Wizards, filters, etc, and it is pretty comfortable on my back. Recommended!

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