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LoweproTransit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey)
 
4.5

(based on 53 reviews)

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    (29)

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    (22)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (36)
  • Easily accessible equipment (32)
  • Strong construction (28)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Well padded (24)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (6)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (28)
  • Daily usage (23)
  • Protecting gear (18)
  • Computer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (8), Pro photographer (5), Practical (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Truly an Exceptional Bag

I chose to take this bag to Yellowstone last week in the winter snow because I thought I could get a lot of equipment in it and also have easy access to my camera through...Read complete review

I chose to take this bag to Yellowstone last week in the winter snow because I thought I could get a lot of equipment in it and also have easy access to my camera through the side entry door. By reconfiguring the inside I was able to take two camera bodies (Nikon D7001 and D7000), Nikon lenses 18-200, 80-200, 10-24, 35 and Tamron 200-500 all with hoods and an SB600 flash, cleaning supplies, 3 spare batteries, accessories. On top of all that, I attached my Manfrotto 4 section graphite tripod with RRS ballhead onto the side strap/support. And then it also carried my iPad which I decided to take instead of my laptop but the laptop also would have fit. By taking the iPad, I also fit my Bose headphone case in the laptop pocket with the iPad. It was tight but I never thought I could get this all into and onto one bag but it worked out. Obviously it was heavy but this simplified air travel immensely. I don't check or gate check any camera equipment. It goes overhead or under a seat - period. Also as another pleasant surprise, the bag stands vertically by itself with all of this stuff in and on it. Unbelievable!! Simply the best bag I have ever used. My old Delsey shoulder bag is also great but not as great as this one. I also have two other Lowepro bags but this one is far superior to those other good bags also.

The only thing that would make this bag even better is a D-ring to hook a carabiner onto. I used the top hand holding loop instead to hook onto.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works Well

This bag isn't as large as I thought, I wish it would have been a little deeper. Laptop fits snug and no place for the power source. The color is not that attractive.

This bag isn't as large as I thought, I wish it would have been a little deeper. Laptop fits snug and no place for the power source. The color is not that attractive.

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4.0

Good for my needs

By Booboo the bear

from Birmingham, AL

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Roomy

Cons

  • Not Enough Pockets

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer

Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

I purchased this as a primary carrier for my camera and laptop, along with accessories. It is extremely comfortable and feels secure on my back. I've used it on a month long tour of the country so far and for the most part it's great! Only downside is the construction for the top half of the pack seems to cave in, so there could be some more support there. Otherwise fantastic!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Good Street walking backpack

By Joe G

from Los Angeles, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

        I use this whenever I plan on walking around and need most of my gear. It holds quite a bit and the quick access side pocket is good. I have a nikon d610, 50 f/1.4, nikon 14-24 2.8, gorillapod tripod, shutter release, mac book pro retina 15", and other small accessories with space to spare. I also use the tripod strap on the side when I take it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Backpack! Just the Right Size!

        By Videographer, Graphic Designer

        from Huntington Beach, CA

        About Me Modern, Practical, Student, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

        • A little pricey

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

        - Used with Canon 6D DSLR, Macbook Pro
        - Ideal for student on the go who likes to bring there camera everywhere like me.

        Perfect size with enough space to carry everything you need during the day.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Very impressive backpack!

        By Ryan

        from Ontario, Canada

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

            This bag is covered with ingenious ideas, from the completely customizable compartments, to the quick access pocket, to the tripod holder, to the waterproof cover. It can hold a surprising amount of gear as well as a laptop. It's comfy, light, and doesn't look half bad. Overall great bag, can't recommend it enough

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Very good for heavy loads

            By Backroad Rider

            from Phoenix, OR

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Roomy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Camera Bag For Hiking

              Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

              I had Lowepro's Slingshot bag and got good use from it for many years, but when I purchased a heavier camera and lenses (plus longer lenses) the single strap was uncomfortable and the bag was a bit too small. Two straps and a belt are needed for heavy loads and the Transit Backpack with its side opening provides much of the convenience of the SlingShot while providing more space and better distribution of the weight. My only criticism is that the belt could have a buckle that is less likely to slip.
              I haven't used the backpack long enough to judge its durability.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent!!!

              By Murph

              from Lake Ariel,PA

              Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

              I have a smaller Lowepro shoulder bag that I have swore by because of it surviving and protecting me when I had a surprise rain shower! When I saw the pictures of the Transit Backpack I was excited to get a look at it. The day I saw it, I was immediately sold!!! I bought it that day and have never regretted! If you want a functional backpack that has waterproof, this is this one!!

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              4.0

              Perfect Backpack for all your gear!

              By Annie D

              from Nevada, MO

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Great Features

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                  This backpack has enough space for 3 lenses (24-70) plus my camera. I like the fact that this is roomy enough to fit more in it then the normal over the shoulder woman's camera bag. It is a lot bigger then what I would like to carry, but I know my gear is going to be safe for traveling and carrying around during shoots.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent product!

                  By Tatiana Velloso

                  from Brazil

                  About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Features
                  • Roomy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Computer

                    Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                    Excellent product. Everything I was expecting. Lots of room, lots of space. Very pleased! I recomend this to a friend, yes!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great All Around Bag

                    By Pet Enthusiast

                    from southern Maine

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                      This bag has a little something for everyone. It easily holds an SLR with lens attached, in addition to effortlessly fitting at least 2 other lenses, a large flash, and many other accessories! To top it off, it also has a laptop sleeve and the main compartment has plenty of space to hold the charge cord for the computer. Great for travel and counts as a carry on bag. Worth every penny!

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Perfect size

                      By Chris

                      from Kissimmee, FL

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Lightweight
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage
                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                        Bought this because I wanted a pack that had enough space for a long lens attached as well as other gear..AND a compartment for personal items. The only drawback is that the two side "pockets" are not adjustable and are just a tad too small for a water bottle to fit into. Other than that, the backpack is perfect for me, is very light and even though you don't have a choice of colors, I happen to really like the slate grey.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Best Deal in Backpacks

                        By Rosegold Creative

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Lightweight
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                        • Not Enough Pockets

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage

                        Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                        For the money, this is an incredible backpack. I use it primarily for quick location shoots around the city when I don't want to take everything I own. It holds quite a bit of stuff, including a few pro lenses, a pro body or two, and all the fixins. If your tripod is small enough, it can also handle that. I rarely carry a laptop when I work, but I've been using the laptop sleeve to carry a 9x12 portfolio with print samples. If you want to sell prints, you better have something to show people. I also carry a mini softbox in there for my speedlites, which is always great to have. But the bag isn't without a couple of little issues:

                        My first issue with it is that the pocket on the front is so small as to be basically worthless. I keep some business cards and some earbuds in there, and that's about it.

                        My second issue with it is that it could really use some more internal pockets. Photographers have to carry a lot of little things like cables, batteries, memory cards, lens cloths, etc., and it's good if you can keep them organized.

                        Basically, if you need a great everyday camera bag and you're short on budget, stop looking now; this is the bag for you.

                        Also, LowePro, what's up with some other colors?

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Happy Camper

                        By Jo

                        from Middletown, NJ

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Usage
                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                          Asked for this bag for my birthday after careful research. It was exactly as expected. Good for my 7D and extras as well and feels comfortable for me while carrying gear. Good quality, perfect for a photo hike. Only cons but not my opinion is that my family thinks I look like a walking turtle. I love it either way.

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Practical & Handy Backpack

                          By tavonati

                          from central Florida area

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Padded Carry-on Straps
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                          • Side Ease Of Access

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Usage
                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                          Very well padded bag (backpack) for daily carry-ons w/chest & waist-strap: will fit comfortably the Nikon D4 WITH attached Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VRII, Speedlight SB-910; Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone; Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lens plus accessories.

                          Very comfortable backpack for long tracks.

                          Will carry tripod as it has a "footer" and straps.

                          Side ease-of-access NOT for Nikon D4.

                          Has zippered back-pocket for a 13" MacBook Pro, plus front pocket for a notepad.

                          Have searched long time buying/returning several bags/backpacks from different manufacturers and found this outstanding one!

                          Do recommend highly.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Just what I needed

                          By Jimbo

                          from Texas

                          Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                          Perfect for travel, side access to camera works well. Would have liked another small zip compartment for small items like my 202 has.

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                          5.0

                          Fantastic Bag!

                          By divel52

                          from Bogotá- Colombia

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                            Really good value, superb manufacture, very clever arrangement of space to store gear. VERY HAPPY WITH THIS BAG. Similar other brand bags sell for a lot more money.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            GREAT PACK

                            By Chuck

                            from Bronx, New York

                            Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                            Everything I was looking for!!! Light and versatile you can config it any which way you want. For most packs I have had in the past were too heavy to start and difficult to handle. especially coming out of a car. I am 70 things don't always work the way you want.. With this pack fully loaded is still manageable at my age.

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                            3.0

                            Works Well

                            By Mrutan

                            from Alden, NY

                            Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                            This bag isn't as large as I thought, I wish it would have been a little deeper. Laptop fits snug and no place for the power source. The color is not that attractive.

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                            5.0

                            Love it

                            By Gu

                            from Ny

                            Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                            Very good

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                            4.0

                            handy

                            By juan

                            from brooklyn, ny

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                            • Small

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                            I use this product whenever i want to shoot specific things in the city but don't want to carry my camera around my neck.I also use it for a gig.
                            I like the side pockets which lets you take out the camera without having to take the book bag off.As i said earlier i don like to have my camera around my neck all the time so it really helps to have easy access to the camera for when i really need it.It also does a great job at holding my tripod and has great storage room for other items such as snacks, water bottle, note pad etc.Lastly i like the fact that it stands without falling over.I wished they modified it to fit larger notebooks up to 17 inches considering this is the largest this bag comes in in this specific model.

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                            4.0

                            Good!

                            By Marcio Silva

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                            • Laptop Pocket Too Straigh

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (Slate Grey):

                            Bag has plenty of space. It also can hold a laptop despite ad says that 15" laptops are welcome, mine was not cause the back pocket for it is not large enough... Bought it for a trip to Brazil, but had to buy a laptop sleeve to carry my computer outside. Very comfortable, looks durable (time will tell better), lightweight. I recommend.

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