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LoweproSlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag
 
4.6

(based on 162 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily accessible equipment (123)
  • Strong construction (119)
  • Comfortable (114)
  • Adjustable harness (108)
  • Roomy (68)

Cons

  • Too small (16)
  • Cumbersome (4)
  • Hard to access equipment (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (121)
  • Protecting gear (98)
  • Storing gear (75)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (64), Casual photographer (54), Semi-pro photographer (16), Enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (132), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Small bag for traveling lite

I bought this bag for a specific purpose - traveling light with minimal equipment and having quick sling access. Being the smallest bag in this series, it's not meant to cram loads of gear...Read complete review

I bought this bag for a specific purpose - traveling light with minimal equipment and having quick sling access. Being the smallest bag in this series, it's not meant to cram loads of gear in -- keep that in mind. However, if you want to protect your gear AND travel lite, this bag will work well. It has a built-in rain cover and tripod strap system. This is what I carry in it: Nikon D7000, attached 28-300mm lens, Hoya 77mm rubber lens hood, spare memory cards, wireless remote trigger, Hoodman loupe, Hakuba hand strap, spare battery, 77mm polarizer, 77mm vari-ND filter, lenspens, rocket blower, cleaning cloths, Black Rapid strap, Op/Tech camera rain covers, Gary Fong popup flash diffuser and a few personal misc items. The camera, filters & battery go in the lower compartment, everything else in the upper one. My bag weights in at less than 7 lbs -- a little more if I take a beanbag tripod. I usually don't carry a tripod with this bag but I can strap a jacket there instead when needed. This bag gets it done for me when I want to travel lite. The downsize to this bag is that it is small so you can't carry all your gear. But when's the last time you saw a lady carry her suitcase purse to a cocktail party?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Simplicity speaks to itself

I travel a lot and decided to buy a slingshot bag for my SLR. I have two Olympus lenses and one of my telephoto is too big to fit. Perhaps not most of SLR...Read complete review

I travel a lot and decided to buy a slingshot bag for my SLR. I have two Olympus lenses and one of my telephoto is too big to fit. Perhaps not most of SLR lenses will fit into this bag. Very convinient to carry. Most pockets have use on it and the best part, it has a place to put your tripod. Like I said very simple yet needs more adjustment. There's another version of this but it looks very bulky to wear. Maybe a little adjustments inside the area of the lenses and camera will be a perfect idea.

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5.0

Great Bag

By Cinerex

from Shenandoah Valley, VA

About Me Casual 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 SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

    I selected this bag on a recommendation of a better photograher than I. It is SPOT ON! Exactly what I needed. Buy it!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Outstanding Bag

    By Chas

    from Hillsboro, hio

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

      I have the 202 AW and needed a smaller/lighter version for long walks. I love both bags. Obviously they were designed by photographers then field tested and revised. There is nothing I can think of that would improve these bags... well done Lowepro.

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      • No

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      4.0

      "nice bag"

      By steve

      from Upper Michigan

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

        The SlingShot 102aw camera bag is well made and a nice size.The pentax k-3 with 18-135 lens fits nicely in the bag.The 55-300 pentax lens and pentax battery grip also fits in there if you move the dividers.Just wish they would give assorted dividers to make compartments in the bag.Overall I'm quite happy with the bag.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Portable Bag!

        By Jose B

        from New York, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hiding Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

          I use this bag not only to carry my DSLR camera and lens, but to hide my camera and lens too. I don't like people knowing I have expensive camera equipment and the Lowepro looks like a regular back pack bag. But I have the camera at the ready should a good shooting opportunity present itself.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Nice Lightweight Camera Bag for beginner

          By PQ69Bronco

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • No Inside Pocket To Body

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

          The SlingShot 102 Camera bag was exactly what I was looking for on an upcoming Europe trip. I have recently picked up a Canon 70D, 18 - 135mm lens, 50mm lens and 2 batteries. This case handles it well, especially having 70D & 135mm mounted and ready for use. I still have room for another lens that I will purchase later in time.

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          5.0

          For motorcycle riding

          By Pierre Pratte

          from Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

            I needed the bag for motorcycle riding, the sling system is well designed. the bag does not move around, even when i borrowed a dirt bike and rode off road. There is Rain,(Mud)protection attached to the bag. Most important the camera is accessible in very little time whe something worth stopping comes in sight.

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            • No

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            5.0

            A perfect 10

            By Redbug1

            from Arkansas

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Just the right size
            • Light weight
            • Plenty Of Padding
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

              I used my new Slingshot 102 AW Camera Bag to carry my Canon EOS 60D with a 24x105 lens and extra battery and sd cards on my last trip to the coast and I had everything with me when I needed it, and when I did not need it I slung the bag on my back. The great thing about this bag is you can swing it to the front and have your camera in your hands in a moment, and when you are thru you place the camera in the bag, zip it, and swing it back behind you leaving your hands free.

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              5.0

              Love this bag!

              By Don B

              from TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                  I've had this for just over a month and am extremely pleased with it. Room for my 70D with lens plus 2 more lenses, and accessories. Very comfortable to wear.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Compact but spacious

                  By Lens-Eyes

                  from MD

                  Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                  It was definitely smaller than I anticipated it being, but I quickly realized I wouldn't have a space issue. After carrying it for a few days, it became like a part of me because of how light and compact it is. I love that I never have to take it off to get the camera out/on/off and I love that when I need to sit down or feel like something's could get taken from it, I can just slide it around to the front.

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                  4.0

                  great bag

                  By Baggerv

                  from Milwaukee Wi

                  Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                  Compact with dividers for camera ,lens ,flash ,tripod rain hood and storage for other small gadgets in top of bag overall great bag

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                  4.0

                  I like this BAG

                  By Harris

                  from Loveland, CO

                  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 SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                    I am an armature photographer and have a good amount of equipment an it fits with some room to spare.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Awesome bag with room for everything!

                    By Dustin

                    from Detroit, MI

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Tripod Carrying Feature

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                    Great bag with lots of pockets and spaces for all of your accessories a few lenses and your camera. Great for quick accessibility.

                    The only thing about it that is bad is the tripod carrying feature doesn't work for any tripod that is a reasonable size. The bag becomes unwieldy and akward.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great Bag

                    By Photog123

                    from VA

                    Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                    Wonderful quality, good storage, and bonus is the rain protection. Most appreciated aspect of bag is ease of removing camera while bag is on. Has clips in place to ensure the camera doesn't fall out if you ropen the bag halfway.

                    Wish there was at least 1 more large compartment, but that would just make the bag bigger. This is great for 1 camera, 2 lenses and accessories.

                    great buy!

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                    5.0

                    Slingshot 1002 Bag ideal for Panny GH3

                    By Chris

                    from Boston, MA

                    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 SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                      I am into week 2 with my new bag and am very happy with it. Perfect for the type of shooting that i do... i have a 14-45 zoom on the body and carry 2 prime lenses that are easily assessed in well padded slots. Great choice if you like to go light.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great bag!

                      By Woodie

                      from Southern Maine

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Keeping Camera Handy

                        Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                        For walking around in the back woods and in-town this bag is perfect. Easy to get at and stores enough equipment to be very useful.

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                        5.0

                        Great Bag

                        By The Yakuza

                        from Sacramento, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Protective Of Equipment
                        • Roomy
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Transporting Gear
                          • Uneven Terrain

                          Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                          I was apprehensive of the sling style camera bag, and the amount of equipment the bag could carry at one time. I have been very satisfied with the sling style, as well as the equipment I'm able to carry. I have used the bag on two excursions, and was very pleased with it's functionality.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Bag!!

                          By Benny

                          from Wyckoff, NJ

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Storing Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                            This bag is great, lots of compartments to fit lenses and such into. Very comfortable while wearing and is easy to access camera while its in there.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Love This Bag

                            By Sonya Brookshire

                            from Summerville, SC

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Harness
                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Has A Place For Tripod
                            • Roomy
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • All in one
                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Storing Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                              This bag has room for everything I need, (including that tripod), but more importantly, convenient access to those things. It can be worn on my back when walking to my destination, then moved to the front while shooting pictures. It even has space for my personal items, like drivers license, credit cards, etc., so I don't have to carry a purse. Before this bag, I had to carry my camera bag, my tripod and my purse every where I went. Now, it's all in one convenient bag.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Good quality with config options

                              By Tony the amateur photographer

                              from Milwaukee Wisconsin

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Too few pockets

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Storing Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                              This bag is wide enough to fit my Nikon D7100 with 18x200 lens attached, plus as configurable compartments in the interior to hold 2 more lenses.

                              It provides convenient straps on the outside to hold additional equipment like a tripod, and a few extra pockets for smaller paraphernalia. Straps are easily adjustable and I like the added touch on detail in providing a way to tuck away the excess strapping. The only negative that I can comment on is that I didn't feel there were enough pockets to carry additional small items.

                              The pack construction appears to be durable and well padded to protect equipment inside should it be dropped.

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                              1.0

                              Wouldn't fit my camera

                              By Danrogy

                              from NYC

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Hard To Access Equipment
                              • Too Small

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                                I mean it's well made by a good company & all, but my camera wouldn't fit! It's a Canon EOS T3i with a stock lens on there & no matter what way I crammed it in, IT WOULD NOT FIT MY CAMERA! The top pouch, the one designed to fit cameras, needed to be an inch longer or wider. This bag was a giant fail.

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