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Lowepro Whistler Backpack 350 AW II (Gray)

BH #LOWBP350AWII • MFR #LP37226
Lowepro Whistler Backpack 350 AW II (Gray)
Key Features
  • Holds DSLR and 8 Lenses
  • Padded Touch-Fastened Interior Dividers
  • Dedicated, Padded 13" Laptop Pocket
  • Padded Insert for Drone Kits
The gray Whistler Backpack 350 AW II from Lowepro is a heavy-duty bag designed to comfortably and securely carry your mobile photo studio. The spacious main compartment features an adjustable partition system that can hold a large DSLR with an attached 70-200mm lens, six additional lenses, and a shoe mount flash or additional lens. Users of mirrorless camera systems can fit up to eight lenses along with a camera, a flash or additional lens, as well as a backup camera, and for protection of foldable drones and their flight controllers, two padded inserts feature enhanced cushioning.
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Lowepro 350 AW II Overview

The gray Whistler Backpack 350 AW II from Lowepro is a heavy-duty bag designed to comfortably and securely carry your mobile photo studio. The spacious main compartment features an adjustable partition system that can hold a large DSLR with an attached 70-200mm lens, six additional lenses, and a shoe mount flash or additional lens. Users of mirrorless camera systems can fit up to eight lenses along with a camera, a flash or additional lens, as well as a backup camera, and for protection of foldable drones and their flight controllers, two padded inserts feature enhanced cushioning.

Access to the main compartment is provided by a rear-facing zippered panel with a 180° downward opening. Along the inside of that zippered panel is a memory card pocket and two zippered organizer pockets for hard drives, portable batteries, camera filters, or small electronics. Separated from the main compartment by a waterproof barrier, an expandable front pocket with a bottom drain hole allows wet outdoors equipment such as a climbing helmet, shovel, or ice pick to dry even when carried inside the Whistler Backpack 350 AW II. Integrated between the main compartment and the waterproof front pocket is a dedicated sleeve that can accommodate a 13" laptop. The laptop sleeve can be reached through a zippered top opening with capacity for books, notepads, snow goggles, or packable clothing. Along the inside the top opening is an accessory pocket for items that need to be secured, yet accessed quickly and conveniently, such as a pair of sunglasses, snacks, or headphones.

The Whistler Backpack 350 AW II can be carried via the built-in top handle, or by the adjustable, padded shoulder straps. For heavy loads, this backpack's waist belt transfers weight to the hips for additional comfort, while the sternum strap further limits unintentional shifting around the wearer. Along each side and on the front are two side-compression straps that can each hold and secure a tripod, monopod, or trekking pole. Connected to the surface of the bag with hooks that support up to 220 lb, the compression straps are suitable for skis, a snowboard, or other outdoor mountain equipment which can be harnessed and carried.

Featuring durable nylon construction, the Whistler Backpack 350 AW II is built to be weather resistant, and includes a seam-sealed cover for use under heavy rain.

Capacity
  • Camera compartment holds a DSLR and attached 70-200mm lens, six additional lenses, and a shoe mount flash or another lens
  • Camera compartment holds up to two mirrorless cameras, eight lenses, and a flash or additional lens
  • Padded, touch-fastening, removable dividers allow the camera compartment's space to be configured for the specific equipment being carried within it
  • Padded inserts that feature enhanced cushioning for folding drone and flight controller
  • Access to the main compartment is provided by a front-facing zippered panel with a 180° downward opening
  • On the inside of the main compartment's zippered panel is a memory card pocket and two zippered organizer pockets for holding hard drives, portable batteries, camera filters, or small electronics
  • Expandable front pocket with waterproof lining and drain hole allows wet outdoors equipment such as a climbing helmet, shovel, or ice pick to dry when carried
  • Integrated between the main compartment and the waterproofed front pocket is a dedicated sleeve that can accommodate a 13" laptop
  • Laptop sleeve can be reached through a zippered top opening with capacity for books, notepads, snow goggles, or packable clothing
  • Top opening accessory pocket for items that need to be secured, yet accessed quickly and conveniently, such as a pair of sunglasses, snacks, or headphones
Handling and Fit
  • Can be carried using the built-in top handle, or by the adjustable, padded shoulder straps
  • Adjustable sternum strap and padded waist belt with accessory pocket can evenly distribute the weight 
  • Padded back panel provides lumbar support
  • Compression straps on the front and along each side can hold and secure a tripod, monopod, or trekking pole
  • Secured by hooks that support up to 220 lb, the compression straps are suitable for skis, a snowboard, or other outdoor mountain equipment
  • Durable, weather-resistant nylon construction
  • Seam-sealed cover for use under heavy rain
UPC: 056035372261

Lowepro 350 AW II Specs

Key Specs
Color
Gray
Carry/Transport Options
Backpack Straps with Sternum Strap, Handle, Waist Belt
Type of Closure
Zipper
Interior Type
Adjustable Dividers (Hook & Loop)
Laptop/Tablet Compatibility
Single Compartment: Fits 13" Laptop
•Up to 15 x 9.8 x 0.8" / 38 x 25 x 2 cm
Water Resistance
Rain Cover, Water Resistant (Material)
Dimensions
Exterior
20.87 x 11.42 x 9.45" / 53 x 29 x 24 cm
Interior
15.4 x 10.2 x 5.9" / 39 x 26 x 15 cm (Camera Compartment)
9.4 x 4.7 x 2.4" / 24 x 12 x 6 cm (Top Compartment)
Accessory Pocket
18.1 x 11.8 x 2.8" / 46 x 30 x 7 cm (Front Pocket)
Weight
5.95 lb / 2.7 kg
Carry/Transport Options
Backpack Straps with Sternum Strap, Handle, Waist Belt
Type of Closure
Zipper
Interior Type
Adjustable Dividers (Hook & Loop)
Laptop/Tablet Compatibility
Single Compartment: Fits 13" Laptop
•Up to 15 x 9.8 x 0.8" / 38 x 25 x 2 cm
Features
Bottle Pocket
No
Hydration Bladder Compatible
No
Stand/Tripod Holder
Yes
Pressure/Purge Valve
No
RFID-Blocking Pockets
No
Security Lock
No
General
Water Resistance
Rain Cover, Water Resistant (Material)
IP Rating
No
Maximum Volume
1116.19 fl oz / 33 L
Materials
Exterior: Nylon
Interior: Nylon
Padded Interior
Yes
Dimensions
Exterior
20.87 x 11.42 x 9.45" / 53 x 29 x 24 cm
Interior
15.4 x 10.2 x 5.9" / 39 x 26 x 15 cm (Camera Compartment)
9.4 x 4.7 x 2.4" / 24 x 12 x 6 cm (Top Compartment)
Accessory Pocket
18.1 x 11.8 x 2.8" / 46 x 30 x 7 cm (Front Pocket)
Weight
5.95 lb / 2.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
22 x 16 x 10"

Lowepro 350 AW II Reviews

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Can you take out the entire camera insert?

Can you take out the entire camera insert?
Asked by: R
There is no "entire camera insert" per se, but rather the inner bag is lined with touch-fastener material that the multiple padded inserts fasten to. You can remove all these pads from the bag, but you do not get fully-separated insert to use with other bags, if that was your intention.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-10-11

The negative review comments on strap comfort - ...

The negative review comments on strap comfort - anyone else find this an issue? Many thanks
Asked by: Malcolm
Most customers find the straps on the Lowepro Whistler Backpack 350 AW II (Gray) to be comfortable.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2021-05-24

Is there a place for a water bladder?

Is there a place for a water bladder?
Asked by: Lisa G
Officially no, you could certainly fit one in the very back of the bag.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-05-08

How big/long is the waist belt?

How big/long is the waist belt?
Asked by: Tania
According to Lowepro, they state that their waist belt standard is 150cm, or about 60 inches, which would be the length of the built-in waist belt on the Lowepro Whistler Backpack 350 AW II (Gray).
Answered by: Manzell L
Date published: 2021-10-11

Can I buy the insert separately? I'd like to have ...

Can I buy the insert separately? I'd like to have two inserts that I can swap.
Asked by: James
While the insert is removable, we do not carry it separately. This can only be obtained through LowePro directly.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-11-06

Does the pocket on the outer side (not the main ...

Does the pocket on the outer side (not the main compartment) have interior pockets?
Asked by: Elizabeth
The front pocket on the Lowepro Whistler Backpack 350 AW II (Gray) has a small mesh pocket. The rest of the compartment is design to hold outdoor sports gears and sharp objects. If you need additional space for small personal items you can use the top pocket.
Answered by: Llinelva D
Date published: 2023-05-29

Can I carry a D5 with 200-400mm f/4 VR attached ...

Can I carry a D5 with 200-400mm f/4 VR attached with the hood inverted, a Nikon AF-D ED 80-200mm f/2.8 and a Sigma 24-70 2.8 Ex Dg in this model or should I upgrade to the 450 AW II? Many thanks
Asked by: Fernando
You will be best served with a larger/taller bag: the combined length of the D5 and the 200-400mm lens is about 18" and the 350 AW II has an interior camera compartment measuring 15.4". The 450 AW II's camera compartment measures 16.5", which is actually still a bit short to be ideal. If you remove the lens from the camera body, you should be able to fit everything into the smaller 350 AW II bag.
Answered by: Bjorn
Date published: 2021-12-02

Can this bag be configured to hold a gripped XT3 ...

Can this bag be configured to hold a gripped XT3 with Fuji 150-600mm attached? With room for more lenses?
Asked by: Matt
Yes, the Lowepro Whistler Backpack 350 AW II can hold the FUJIFILM X-T3 Mirrorless Camera with the FUJIFILM XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR Lens attached with room for a couple of small - medium lenses.
Answered by: Michelle F
Date published: 2024-03-31
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