Lowepro Whistler Backpack 450 AW II (Gray)

Lowepro Whistler Backpack 450 AW II (Gray)

Lowepro Whistler Backpack 450 AW II (Gray)

B&H # LOWBP450AWII MFR # LP37227
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Product Highlights

  • Holds DSLR and 10 Lenses
  • Padded Touch-Fastened Interior Dividers
  • Dedicated, Padded 15" Laptop Pocket
  • Padded Inserts for Drone Kits
  • Organizational Pockets
  • Heavy-Duty Side and Front Straps
  • Straps Hold Tripods, Mountain Equipment
  • Front Pocket with Drain Hole
  • Waist Belt with Pocket, Sternum Strap
  • Weather-Resistant Exterior, Rain Cover
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Model: 450 AW II

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Lowepro 450 AW II Overview

  • 1Description

The gray Whistler Backpack 450 AW II from Lowepro is a heavy-duty bag designed to comfortably and securely carry your large mobile photo studio. The spacious main compartment features an adjustable partition system that can hold a large DSLR with an attached 70-200mm lens, eight additional lenses, and a shoe mount flash or additional lens. Users of mirrorless camera systems can fit up to ten 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 450 AW II. Integrated between the main compartment and the waterproofed front pocket is a dedicated sleeve that can accommodate a 15" 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 450 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 450 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, eight additional lenses, and a shoe mount flash or another lens
  • Camera compartment holds up to two mirrorless cameras, ten 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 15" 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: 056035372278
In the Box
Lowepro Whistler Backpack 450 AW II (Gray)
  • 10 x Divider
  • 2 x Drone Insert Pad
  • Rain Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Lowepro 450 AW II Specs

    Features Accessory Loops, Adjustable Interior Dividers, Laptop Compartment, Removable Interior Dividers
    Carrying/Transport Options Top Handle, Waist Belt
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    Compartment Dimensions 11.4 x 16.5 x 7.1" / 29.0 x 42.0 x 18.0 cm
    13.4 x 19.7 x 3.1" / 34.0 x 50.0 x 8.0 cm
    10.6 x 5.9 x 3.9" / 27.0 x 15.0 x 10.0 cm
    Laptop Compartment Screen Size 15.0"
    Laptop/Tablet Compartment Dimensions 10.6 x 15.0 x 0.8" / 27.0 x 38.0 x 2.0 cm
    Exterior
    Exterior Dimensions 12.99 x 23.62 x 10.04" / 33 x 60 x 25.5 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Rain Cover, Water-Resistant Material
    Interior
    Interior Dimensions 11.42 x 16.54 x 7.09" / 29 x 42 x 18 cm
    Interior Material Nylon
    Maximum Volume 1522.08 fl oz / 45 L
    Weight 6.83 lb / 3.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.0 x 13.5 x 10.0"

    Lowepro 450 AW II Reviews

    Whistler Backpack 450 AW II (Gray) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replacing old Whistler 450 AW by second generation Thank you to B&H for your services and smooth delivery! After reading the specifications for the new version, I decided to replace my ~3 year-old Whistler 450 AW backpack by the new version. The old backpack had served me very well, but I found the camera compartment too narrow. Upon unpacking the new backpack, it looked less strong than the old bag; and the old backpack had indeed been very strong. Even after 3 years it did not show signs of heavy use. The outer size of both backpacks looked about the same. The new backpack is lighter and well made. The new backpack no longer has the removable case in the camera compartment which makes for the larger inner space of the new bag indicated by Lowepro in their specifications. Removing the case also gives you now access from the top to reach your camera; a feature I like to have as I do not always want to open the entire backpack to reach my gear. I also like the new computer compartment. While I normally do not carry a computer going out on a hike, the new compartment is very handy to put my tablet in a safe place. Before I had put my tablet into a sleeve and then placed it into the front compartment of the old backpack. The front compartments of both backpacks feels the same although now the zipper for the extension runs around the bottom of the new backpack. It is also more hidden than on the old version. The camera compartment of the new backpack feels wider though I still have to see how to pack the backpack in the future on different trips. Without having counted, it is my impression that the new backpack comes with less dividers than the old one. One of the dividers of the new version seems to be for carrying a drone. The harness of the new backpack feels more comfortable than the old bag. However, the cushions on the back of the bag are still very thin. Carrying the fully loaded old backpack for a day could get hard as the flat back of the backpack used to press on my backbone. Other (hiking) backpacks are more comfortable and fit better on my backbone. Although I did not make any long hike with the new version, I assume the new Whistler backpack will be similar to the old backpack, where Lowepro could have done more to improve the back panel of the backpack and to allow for more air flow. I also would have liked to see better attachment points on the new backpack to fix a tripot to center of the front of the backpack.  Overall, I like the new version better than the original backpack, and look forward to take it out for my first hike and photo tour. Hopefully, it will serve me as well as the first backpack had done.
    Date published: 2018-11-21
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    Is there enough room to fit just the stabilizer ...

    Is there enough room to fit just the stabilizer portion of the Ronin MX in the front pocket?
    Asked by: Maxamillian
    We highly suggest the Manfrotto Pro Light Cinematic Backpack Balance B&H # MAMBPLCBBA instead for the Ronin-MX. This bag is specifically designed to hold a set up Ronin-M or MX. https://bhpho.to/2N2nGBP
    Answered by: Joseph
    Date published: 2019-04-08

    Is it carry on for an airplane?

    Is it carry on for an airplane?
    Asked by: roberto
    Yes. That’s why I purchase. In fact this is the best bag I ever had
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-05-19

    Will a 17inch laptop fit in this bag?

    Will a 17inch laptop fit in this bag?
    Asked by: gabe
    I would not suggest it as the Dedicated, Padded Laptop Pocket is made to hold 15"
    Answered by: Moe
    Date published: 2019-05-27

    Is there a hydration bladder pocket?

    Is there a hydration bladder pocket?
    Asked by: Scott
    No, but there is a laptop pocket that might work, feeding your hose through the top. I tend to use a nalgen in the main compartment
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-04-12
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