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LoweproPro Runner 450 AW Backpack
 
4.7

(based on 127 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (92)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Roomy (106)
  • Comfortable (91)
  • Strong construction (89)
  • Easily accessible equipment (73)
  • Adjustable harness (67)

Cons

  • Heavy (21)
  • Cumbersome (14)
  • Hard to access equipment (8)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (96)
  • Protecting gear (81)
  • Storing gear (74)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (35), Semi-pro photographer (34), Photo enthusiast (32), Casual photographer (5), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (95), 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

Better than expected. As good as ThinkTank International.

By Casey Hyer

from Salt Lake City, UT

About Me 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:

    I have SO many bags. This is my new primary bag. My favorite bag so far has been Think Tanks International Roller. But this is right there with that. But much less. I'm currently using a Sony A7r system. Also sometime 5d3.
    I just got back from a week long commercial job in LA area. I could easily carry everything I need and more.

    In this bag I carried the following:
    2 - A7R2
    55mm
    85mm batis
    70-200mm
    24-70mm Sony
    24-70mm 2.8 Canon
    15mm Voitlander
    18 Batteries
    macro tubs
    2 - HD's
    5 - radio slaves
    15" Macbook Pro
    power cords, USB cords, HDMI cords
    chargers
    and more....

    Everything fits nice and carry's well.
    The laptop against the back is better than the other designs I've used.

    Super good bag. Especially for the price.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Wonderful

    By Sudhakar

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

    This is awesome bag....my gear grew up with different bags...and this bag has soo much room to hold my 3 camera bodies and 4-5 lenses....

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    • No

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    5.0

    Favorite Purchase

    By Cpetes

    from NY

    Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

    Great purchase, great camera bag. Fits my Panasonic HPX-170 setup, while still having plenty of room for accessories and basically anything I want in that bag. I feel that this bag secures my setup, not only does it protect the gear it protects my back with Lowepro's great comfort system, great gel supports on the back and shoulders. Can't forget that rain cover! I fully recommend the Lowepro Pro Runner 450W. Best bang for your buck if you have a hefty setup like I do. Gotta love B&H for making it happen with the quality products.

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    5.0

    great backpack

    By stevo

    from florida

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Roomy
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

      I have used this backpack for a few years now and it is still in great shape. It fits in the overhead on the plane. all the straps are still in good shape, and I have used and abused this bag. I have replaced my camera tree time and still have this as my everyday backpack. great storadge for laptop.

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      • No

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      4.0

      This bag is HUGE!

      By Debb1

      from Lynchburg, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Cumbersome
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

      Love the backpack just wish it wasn't so big. I won't be carrying it on my back the bag engulfs my whole body , plus it does have some weight to it. I didn't return it because Im going to use it to keep all my photography equipment in. But I still need a backpack ...... one a little bit smaller than the 450 AW.

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      • No

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      4.0

      LowePro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack

      By HoboLux

      from SF / East Bay Area

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable
      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy When Filled

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

      This is a large storage backpack for gear that is not intended for "outdoor hikes" but rather transport of gear from your car to the shoot. The shoulder pads and hip belt are thick & comfortable. The zippers are large and have a good feel. The inside of the bag is very customizable to all sorts of bodies and lenses. When filled, the bag will be quite heavy. For mutli-day back county treks other packs would be better suited. For my urban transport duties, this works great!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Top notch

      By Smukal

      from Columbus, OH

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

        I am very satisfied with this bag! I was worried it wasn't going to be able to hold all of my gear but it proved me wrong. My bag includes an HVX200, canon body, multiple lenses, rode mic, and a light. This bag is comfortable and is padded very well.

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        5.0

        Great bag

        By MEE

        from Dumont New Jersey

        About Me 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 bag has plenty of room. I could put my 200 to 400 F4 in there and still get two bodies more lenses and flashes in. That's a lot of weight, but when you put it on your back you don't feel it.

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          4.0

          Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack by Lowepro

          By Andrew

          from New York

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Cumbersome

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Backpack:

          Functions well however the large padded bottom straps seem unnecessary to me for a bag of this small size. Large zippers are great. Padded compartments do the job.

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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

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              • 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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              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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                  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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                  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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                        • No

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