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LoweproEvent Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica)
 
4.7

(based on 32 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (23)
  • Comfortable strap (20)
  • Compact (20)
  • Durable (20)
  • Good protection (18)

Cons

  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (21)
  • Daily transport (15)
  • Storage (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

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4.0

Bought it as a bag for extra lenses

By Mad Hungarian

from Washington State

Comments about Lowepro Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

I bought this not to keep a DSLR in it, but instead to keep a couple extra lenses in it for fast access, while my DSLR hangs on my other side on a BlackRapid strap. I was looking for something light, just the right size, and able to get lenses in and out of it fairly quickly with one hand. After trying a number of bags at my local camera store, i ended up buying this one. The one thing i don't like about it so far is the strap, but i suppose i can live with it or modify it.I'll be keeping two lenses in it -- an EF 16-35 f/4 IS, and either an EF 70-300 L or an EF 100-400 II. It holds the 70-300 with lens hood on, but i expect the 100-400 will have to have the hood reversed.I was also looking at some ThinkTank Retrospective bags, and almost bought one (their straps were much more confortable), but they weighed more and cost much more. And i was having a little more trouble getting my lenses in and out of them. The Retrospective 5 in particular fit my two lenses like a glove, but was too small for a 100-400 unfortunately, and also, well, looked just like a purse in the mirror.

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4.0

Good for Run-&-Gun Sessions

By CMW Visual Arts

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Lowepro Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

    Holds just what I need for quick, get-up-and-go kind of photography. This holds my DSLR with telephoto lens attached (or alternatively, my film SLR with lens attached), two extra small lenses (a maximum of three per slot, depending on the size of the lenses - just note that you have to stack smaller lenses, and there won't be any padding in between stacked lenses), my macro filter, my speedlite (w/ flash bounce), all of my cords, my ion battery charger, my filters, my cleaning supplies and my extra memory card.

    It is especially good that it has velcro straps that you can use in place/in tandem with the strap buckle. I found that leaving the buckle off and only using the velcro makes it very easy to open the bag and switch lenses/equipment without even having to look at the bag. Much better than the more square bags that may tilt and drop all of your expensive equipment.

    I only wish that the strap weren't built on, since built on straps aren't always the most comfortable, and I would have liked metal rings instead so that I could use my custom strap. But otherwise, this fits all that I need.

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    5.0

    Great bag for my CSC

    By Josh from Illinois

    from Urbana, IL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

        I have been using this as my main bag for commuting and getting my camera to work or to the park. I am photography hobbyist, and I like to take my camera with me everywhere I go. This bag allows me to carry my Sony a6000 with attached 16-55mm lens, a 55-210mm zoom lens, a 90 mm macro with extension tube and adapter, a small flash, and some flash bouncers and filters, as well as a power adapter, strap, keys, wallet, pen, lenspen, and spare AAA batteries for the flash. I have to do a little stacking to make it all fit, but its a compromise between that and the relatively slim profile, and it doesn't matter since I'm mostly just trying to get gear from point A to point B. I take the bag with me on walks and in the field to switch lenses and to act as a weather protector if things go south. Water beads up nicely on the outer flap, though I wouldn't trust the waterproofing in a deluge. I can put stuff I want to access quickly on top with my camera in hand. And it has a fairly slim profile, which is nice. I use a smaller bag for just the camera, but this is great for the entire kit. Perfectly suits my needs. It has a padded tablet pocket as well, though I mostly store my diffusers and bouncers in there. The strap is fairly comfortable for short hikes.

        There's really nothing wrong with it, though it would just be kind of cool if you could also access the storage area with a zippered panel an the side, so you didn't have to go around and pull out dividers to get to stuff further down.

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        5.0

        Awesome

        By PD

        from Bridgeton, MO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

            We are using this bag to take to med emergencies. We really like the versitility and the size. All the pockets are great and in the right places.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Amazing, cute, comfortable, and compact!

            By Kira

            from Utah

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Organized
            • Secure

            Cons

            • Water Bottle Pouch Tight

            Best Uses

            • Protection
            • Storage
            • Travel

            Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

            I love this bag! It's very secure and has plenty of dividers that you can move around to your liking. I adjusted the dividers to hold my Sony A65 with lens attached, then put another divider over the lens so it can't go anywhere. My spare lens easily and securely fits in the other half of the bag I sectioned off. This setup works with both my regular and zoom (200mm) lens attached (at separate times, of course).
            The smaller zipper holds my wallet, phone, extra batteries, SD cards, lens cleaning cloth and spray, ect.
            Very lightweight. It gets a little heavy once you put the camera and 2nd lens in, but not too bad.
            I love how secure it is! I was terrified putting my new camera in a bag, but I completely trust the bag now.

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            • No

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            5.0

            AWESOME!

            By Adrian Monzon VjCUBA

            from Miami, Florida

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Compact
            • Good looking
            • Good Protection
            • Lightweight
            • Very useful

            Cons

            • Lacking Tripod Support

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport
            • Storage
            • Travel

            Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

            I use it to carry my work and personal things. Nikon camera with long lens fit perfect and have much more space for other fragile things. It also has a wonderful first pocket where wallet, pens, and accesories can be well protected. The best thing is an innovation by me :) I use it also to carry the tripod since it is small and fit perfect when I close the bag. Another supernice thing is the back space perfect for papers. At the end it looks serios and cool at the same time. Dont know what else to said but I have nothing bad. I recommend it to everyone.

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            5.0

            Great Walk Around Bag

            By NormU

            from Absecon, NJ

            Comments about Lowepro Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

            I've had a number of Lowepro bags over time and this messenger bag is another example of Lowepro quality and efficient construction. Bought for my son for his first dslr bag and his first father's day. Easily holds his DSLR w/lens, his semi compact camera, & still has room for another small lens or flash or in his case storage for his battery charger & cord. IPad storage is perfect and room in the front for lens filter and other odds and ends. Well made and stylish. Might get one for myself at this price!

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            5.0

            Excellent everyday bag

            By JeffP

            from Miami,Fl

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Protection
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport
              • Storage
              • Travel

              Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

              This bag's design is well thought out. You can fit plenty of gear for such a small bag.The strap is sewn into the bag so you cannot replace it. I don't think you can find a better bag for the money.

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              5.0

              Terrific Bag

              By HLH Photo

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Good Protection
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport
                • Storage
                • Travel

                Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                This is the perfect size camera bag. Not too small, not too large. Great for daily use, when you just need one camera, one lens, and the various other things like memory cards, batteries, smartphone, etc. I like all the compartments. It's easy to get in and out of and find everything. Also fits an iPad. I used this bag every day on a recent trip to Morocco -- even used it as my purse when flying, with my gear in my larger carry-on camera bag. I'm very happy I bought this size camera bag.

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                5.0

                Very good mid size messenger bag.

                By Mark D

                from NYC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Protection
                • Good value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport
                  • Storage
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Lowepro Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                  This is a good size messenger bag. For me it replaces a much bigger bag, but holds almost as much. It easily holds a small or midsized DSLR with a midsize lens attached and 2 to 4 other lenses or 2 or 3 other lenses and a small or midsize flash. The front pocket holds filters, an extra batter or two, and misc gear.

                  I've collected a lot of bags over the years, but now I just use the Event Messenger 150 and the smaller 100.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Versatile, compact bag

                  By Goreous

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Not Enough Pocket Room

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                  Great, little starter bag. Perfect for one camera with lens and two extra lenses. Perfect for beginner or student photographers.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for mini photo session.

                  By Krishna

                  from Frankfort, KY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport

                    Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                    I use this product to take it to kids ball games and photo walks etc..It looks and feels good and very light to carry. It fits 24-70 f2.8 attached to camera and 70-200 f2.8 easily after you remove all the extra partitions. Even though you can fit iPad or Surface with camera gear, i don't use it. I saw people complaining about the length of belt, I am 6'1" and it feels perfect to me. It could be personal preference though. If you are planning to take this bag for day or two with smaller lens, you could fit charger and may be flash. I have Caselogic backpack to lug around whole gear but this bag is very useful on a daily basis and you don't look like a DORK with this bag on :)

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                    5.0

                    very good

                    By caesar

                    from Denton TX

                    Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                    very good

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                    5.0

                    The perfect bag for any DSLR camera

                    By Rafael Baptista

                    from Orlando, Fl. USA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Transport
                      • Storage
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                      This bag was an excellent choice and I've thrilled with it. Well made, light weight, plenty of dividers for customization, and comfortable to carry. I have my Canon 6D plus attached Canon EF 24-105 mm F/4 (plus hood) + Canon EF 70-200 mm F/4 IS (plus hood) + Canon Speed lite 430 EX II and my Ipad. The front pouch holds my charger and batteries with plenty of room to spare, only bulging out the front ever so slightly. The extra pockets in there are perfect for the extra SD disk card or filters. I love the added feature of Velcro close for quick access, or latch close for security against jostling. This bag is perfect for walking in a city. I would highly recommend this bag to anyone looking for a easy and portable camera bag.

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                      5.0

                      Great bag for its value

                      By EOS M Owner

                      from New York Suburb

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Strap
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Protection
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                        I recently bought a EOS M 18-55 kit and a 55-250 EF-S lens to go with it. This Messenger 150 is excellent for my needs. It's not too big, yet it can fit some extra stuff if I need it. I can even put my old 35-85 and a Zoom H4n inside the main compartment. The front part (under the flap) is nicely zippered and has multiple sacs where one can put items. The EOS M charger just fits perfectly into the leftmost pocket. I think there could be a better way to store SD cards. The current situation makes it so you have to push up from the bottom of the SD slot so you can remove it. Minor annoyance. The strap is also very high quality, with even a rubbery part on the inside so it can hold on to your shoulder better. In all, this bag is great for its value and worth.

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                        5.0

                        Great bag for the family camera gear

                        By Mike S

                        from Detroit

                        Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                        Was looking for a bag that could accommodate our DSLR, HandyCam and tablet without being too bulky to carry along. This bag has great modular dividers to fit whatever your gear requires. Looking forward to catching the good times without hulking around a huge camera bag.

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                        5.0

                        Great value for a good fit

                        By Gebby

                        from Cambridge, OH

                        Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                        This bag is just the right size for my camera and extra lens as well as having room for other items. This is a very good bag for the price!

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                        5.0

                        Very Versatile Bag

                        By Leno

                        from Holliston, MA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Strap
                        • Durable
                        • Good Protection
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Transport
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                          So I have a lot of bags and did I need one more - the next perfect bag? Well yes! I have a Lowepro Hatchback but it's a little big for around town (a great bag). The messenger bag is perfect for just carrying some gear. I can fit a Pentax K5 with a 18-250 lens, a macro 90mm lens and another lens with a iPad and most of my "little" gear like filters, extra cards, etc. It's light weight and comfortable to carry.

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                          5.0

                          If it was a man I'd marry it!

                          By Lina H

                          from Stockholm, Sweden

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Strap
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Protection
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Transport
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                            I fell in love with this bag completely! On shoots far away from my hometown, often this is all I need. It's lightweight, looks good, fits all and has all the pockets you can think of, it's totally perfect. If it was a man I'd marry it!

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                            4.0

                            good bag

                            By roger b

                            from new york

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Strap
                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Good Protection
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Lowepro Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag (Mica):

                              Fits canon 6d with 24-105 attached, 17-40 and 70-200 f4 and battery, filters, and cards

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