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LoweproPro Runner 450 AW Backpack
 
4.7

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Roomy (101)
  • Comfortable (87)
  • Strong construction (83)
  • Easily accessible equipment (69)
  • Adjustable harness (62)

Cons

  • Heavy (20)
  • Cumbersome (12)
  • Hard to access equipment (8)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (90)
  • Protecting gear (75)
  • Storing gear (70)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (32), Photo enthusiast (31), Pro photographer (31), Casual photographer (5), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (88), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Durable backpack w/ huge amount of space

I've only used this backpack for a few days, but I can already tell I'm going to get a lot of use out of it.

There are a few different reasons...Read complete review

I've only used this backpack for a few days, but I can already tell I'm going to get a lot of use out of it.

There are a few different reasons I needed a bag like this. First, I work as a Camera Assistant on TV/video shoots, and this bag has more than enough room for any camera accessories I would need, including: batteries, spare lenses, tapes, monitors, etc. It even fits my DVX100 with no problem.

My secondary use for this backpack is carrying around a DSLR kit with extra lenses and a laptop, all of which fits with more than enough room to spare. I can even add in an external hard-drive amongst other things.

It's pretty much at the upper limit of airline specified sizes for carry-on luggage, so it shouldn't be a problem for air travel, although I haven't tried this yet. Also, the first day I worked with it we were stuck out in the rain, but the pull-out rain cover kept this bag dry with no problem.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not strong for long travel

I have purchased this backpack for my Canon 5D mark III camera and lens so I can carry all my babies in one location when I travel. Size of the backpack is really great...Read complete review

I have purchased this backpack for my Canon 5D mark III camera and lens so I can carry all my babies in one location when I travel. Size of the backpack is really great and good to carry things around but dividers are not strong/firm enough for travelling.

It could have been better backpack it the dividers are stronger.

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5.0

I would buy this again

By BL

from JAcksonville, FL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable Harness
  • Comfortable
  • Easily Accessible Equipment
  • Roomy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

      Holds all my equipment and accessories, and fits comfortably

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Much larger than I expected...

      By Scaleytiger

      from Florida

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Cumbersome

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

      This bag is much larger than I had expected or wanted but I does indeed hold all of my camera gear and still has room to add more. When the waist belt is tucked away it is still comfortable to wear. I am a student at an art school and needing to carry my gear and computer around is essential, this bag does the job even though it is huge.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Lowepro Pro Runner 450 backpack

      By JohnL

      from Sydney. Australia

      Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

      Price good in US$ but stung a bit due to exchange rate however did not have to endure finding a retailer in Sydney that had them in stock and not wanting to pillage my wallet. Delivery on time ex US. Product perfect for EOS with 500mm lens attached and all my other lenses GoPro and accessories monopod chargers etc. all in one place and accessible easily

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      4.0

      Bigger than I thought

      By Yolaholga

      from Nowhere Zen NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

        After the strap on my shoulder bag broke I was going to get a rolling bag but came upon this backpack. I was worried it would be a tight fit for all my gear but i'm happy to report that I was wrong. Not only can I get all my gear in it but there is still room for another lens or two

        List of camera equipment that I was able to get in the backpack - Nikon d610, d800 camera bodies, two Nikon sb700 flashes, Led light,
        lenses - 70-200mm/2.8, 60mm macro, 35mm/1.4, 85mm/1.8, 50mm/1.8, 16-28mm/2.8.
        Plus all wires, memory cards, batteries and the rest of my accessories.

        ** The best part is that it is much more comfortable to carry all my gear now.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Roomy Pack

        By Steve

        from Lebanon, TN

        Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

        I needed a pack with room for two gripped bodies, my 70-200 f/2.8, and 100-400 lenses. This bag had room for all this and more. The bag is also well made with padded straps, though it does get heavy fully loaded.

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        4.0

        Great functionality & excellent capacity

        By Tom

        from Kansas City

        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 450 AW Backpack:

          I travel a lot with quite a bit of gear. Had a shoulder bag but it became very uncomfortable on long carries through big airports. This backpack distributes the weight much better and the thickly padded shoulder straps are comfortable. I carry two bodies, two lenses, a laptop, batteries and chargers, a ball head, camera straps, memory cards, multiple filters and other accessories.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Best bag for the money!

          By Dsphotomi

          from Flint, MI

          Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

          SPACE!!! It holds everything you could want to carry. I can comfortably fit my Mark II w/attached 200mm, plus 4 other L-series lenses, and my flash. Still have room to spare. Only downside, it is big and might be an issue as a carry on.

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          5.0

          The right size for all my gear!

          By JuanKgigo

          from San José, Costa Rica.

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

          I recently bought this backpack to carry my gear, especailly I was thinking in my 600f/4 plus two camera bodies and flash. Well, happens that this is a large enough backpack to carry all that and even more! I was not impressed with the construction of this bag as Lowepro is constant on that department, very well made, padded and only high quality materials were used in this bag.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent bag

          By Steve

          from CT/NYC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

            Amazing bag. Comfortable, well constructed, good organization in pockets and great value. Most importantly, it fits in the overhead storage on international flights which many of the other bags don't. Highly recommended.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack by Lowepro

            By Ramon

            from Southern California

            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 450 AW Backpack:

              This backpack is great for being out in the elements. It holds all the equipment you need.I carried my camera body, two lenses, a flash, batteries, the usual cleaning and cable items and it not only held all my gear, but it also felt light while hiking around in the Alabama Hills.I highly recommend this backpack. It is practical comfortable, and easy to access your equipment in the field.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent (jumbo) Backpack

              By PhilM

              from Dallas, TX.

              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 Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

                I was looking for a large backpack that could accomodate multiple bodies (with Barrery Grip), lenses, and accessories. This pack does all that and then some. It has excellent construction and is well padded inside and out which makes it comfy on your back.

                Note: when it's loaded, it can be quite heavy.

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                5.0

                big and awesome

                By Brittany

                from San Luis Obispo, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Roomy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

                  I am a professional photographer and I bought this backpack to transport my gear to-and-from local shoots. It's larger than the last bag I owned, and I'm loving it so far. It's bigger than I would comfortably want out of a carry-on, so I purchased the slightly smaller 350 AW for shoots that involve flights, but for local shoots, this 450 is perfect. I have two Nikon D800 bodies, both with vertical grips attached, and a variety of lenses and flashes. Fits it all great! Impressively comfortable even with as heavy as it is fully loaded.

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                  3.0

                  Not Bad

                  By GW

                  from Fairfield, CT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

                      Pretty good bag. Holds 2 DSLR's, five lenses, speedlite, and batteries and charger.One downside is the tripod holder. Useless. Can't even fit a really tripod in the side holder

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                      5.0

                      Great bag

                      By Jmotorman

                      from Olympia, WA

                      Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

                      I was using a Tote & shoot by Shootsac but outgrew it as I shoot mostly ideo. This bag is really a well made and well put together bag. Although have not been on any hikes with it, have worn it around the house fully loaded and it is very comfortable. You can't go wrong with this if you are looking for a backpack camera bag.

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                      5.0

                      Lowepro Pro Runner 450

                      By TNmike

                      from Northwest TN

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Roomy
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

                        As with all Lowepro products I've owned it is well constructed, padded, and very versitle in regards to the ability to arrange the inside for various equipment.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Better than even my high expectations

                        By Jordan

                        from Denver, Colorado

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Very Big

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

                        The product is lightweight, yet very durable. It was big enough to fit all of your camera accessories with more room to spare. Perfect from short, quick trips to long, lengthy trips. Possibly the only downfall of the backpack is the depth dimension of the backpack. Other than that I couldn't have asked for a better product.

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                        5.0

                        Amazing backpack for your equipment!

                        By AaronD

                        from South Bend, IN

                        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 450 AW Backpack:

                          High quality backpack. I can store everything in this pack and the padded compartments are customizable to fit all my lenses and multiple camera bodies if needed. Very durable. Heavy zippers. Nice that it has a place for my MacBook. Even holds my monopod or a tripod.

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                          5.0

                          Comfortable, spacious and sturdy.

                          By SanjaM

                          from Baltimore, MD

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Harness
                          • Comfortable
                          • Roomy
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

                          I like to be able to move around with my equipment and go very small when filming. I wanted something that would be comfortable on my back, look professional but also protective for my equipment. This rucksack has space for all your equipment and it is a great size for hand luggage. It is a bit bigger than I expected and heavy for a rucksack, but I can go with that considering how sturdy it is.

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                          5.0

                          I love this backpack!

                          By iridecolnago

                          from Michigan

                          Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

                          This backpack was just what I was looking for, lots of room for all my gear, sturdy construction, and thoughtful features! The padded shoulder straps are very comfortable as well as the Waist belt help distribute weight evenly. I can now COMFORTABLY carry my gear. My ONLY regret is I didn't buy it SOONER! I highly recommend this backpack!!!

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                          4.0

                          So Far , a good bag.

                          By Trying for the Shot

                          from NE OHIO

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Roomy

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Top Side Handles
                          • Needs More Adj Travel On

                          Best Uses

                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

                          Just came back from a 15 day trek with this product.
                          It seems to be road worthy. The handles on top and side seem alittle flimsy, but are still in tack. Time will tell.
                          My use for the bag is primarily to hold gear and accessories, not the camera itself. It is very comfortable fully packed. I do wish there was more travel of the adjustment straps. And as others have stated, too many hanging straps, such for double security. I had to tie them down.

                          Overall, I like the product and it works for me. I'm sure there are other products as good or better, but this is a nice backpack for the price.

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