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Lowepro Photo Active BP 200 AW Backpack (Black/Dark Gray)

BH #LOLP37260 • MFR #LP37260
Lowepro Photo Active BP 200 AW Backpack (Black/Dark Gray)
Key Features
  • Holds DSLR, Mirrorless, or Video Gear
  • For Travel and Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Ripstop Nylon & High-Abrasion Polyester
  • 3 Easy-Access Entry Points
The black/dark gray Photo Active BP 200 AW Backpack from Lowepro has a lightweight 210-denier triple ripstop nylon top and a high-abrasion 500-denier polyester bottom for rugged durability. The backpack is useful for travel and outdoor enthusiasts, is made from IP 6/7-rated DryZone materials, and has an all-weather cover for extra protection against inclement weather.
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Lowepro BP 200 AW Overview

The black/dark gray Photo Active BP 200 AW Backpack from Lowepro has a lightweight 210-denier triple ripstop nylon top and a high-abrasion 500-denier polyester bottom for rugged durability. The backpack is useful for travel and outdoor enthusiasts, is made from IP 6/7-rated DryZone materials, and has an all-weather cover for extra protection against inclement weather.

The interior has a QuickShelf divider system which can be configured to hold a DSLR, a 70-200, and a 24-70mm lens plus personal gear in the top compartment. All your equipment can be dispatched quickly via the three easy-access zippered entry points, and there are two integrated side pockets for holding a water bottle and/or a compact travel tripod. The rear CradleFit compartment holds a 12" tablet or a 2L hydration system, and the front of the backpack has attachment points for trekking poles or a monopod. Furthermore, the ventilated ActivZone back panel keeps you cool and dry during those hot summer days.

210-Denier triple ripstop nylon and high-abrasion 500-denier polyester
Configurable QuickShelf Divider System
3 easy-access points and two side pockets for a water bottle or a travel tripod
Rear CradleFit compartment holds a 12" tablet or a 2L hydration system
Attachment points for trekking poles or for a monopod
IP 6/7-rated DryZone material and all-weather cover
Ventilated ActivZone Back Panel
UPC: 056035372605

Lowepro BP 200 AW Specs

Carry/Transport OptionsBackpack Straps, Belt Loop
ColorBlack, Gray
Type of ClosureZipper
Laptop/Tablet CompartmentSingle Compartment: Fits 12" Tablet
Interior TypeAdjustable Dividers (Hook & Loop)
Monopod/Tripod HolderYes
FeaturesAccessory Loops, Hydration Bladder Compatible
Environmental
Water ResistanceRain Cover, Water Resistant (Material)
IP RatingIP67
General
Maximum Volume4.23 gal / 16 L
MaterialsExterior: Nylon
Interior: Tricot
DimensionsExterior
17.5 x 10.4 x 6.3" / 44.45 x 26.42 x 16 cm
Interior
16.5 x 9.4 x 4.7" / 41.91 x 23.88 x 11.94 cm
Weight2.65 lb / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.79 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.9 x 11 x 7"

Lowepro BP 200 AW Reviews

Good backpack for women

By Xiaohong
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-25

Light weight, easy to carry your gear waking around.

M4/3rds pack, camera compartment needs redesigning

By Aniell
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-10

I own the Slingshot Edge 150 and I do love the design. I needed something just a little bigger. When you can carry your camera phone in your back pocket you wonder why bother? But I did. Makes you look like you are serious about your hobby! The backpack style means you can carry a bit more gear and still be comfortable. This pack does have the chest strap which is a must have and why I did not buy the M-Trekker BP. It also has a waste strap which is unnecessary but easy to remove. This bag will work for me but it is a design dud. We buy a camera bag for the camera compartment, why you would want to make it removable is beyond me. The double access and the box design is just silly although the way the bag is designed overall it probably does need 2 access openings. I would have preferred the slingshot design where your camera gear snuggles within soft but well padded walls. With the box design it is all hard edges, wasted space, extra weight and no stitched in walls to fully separate camera compartment and the storage compartment above, so any small items fall through. The bag does feature Lowepros high quality construction, although the zips while being well made, slide much too easily and I could see the zips slipping open while walking and dumping you camera gear. This however can be solved easily with a simple retainer clip. The tripod can only go in one place, the back pocket not the side as suggested, 2 legs in and 1 out and retained with the elastic loops either side designed to hold the hiking poles. I made a modification to one compartment in the camera box by adding an extra divider from my Slingshot bag, so I could carry 2 primes lenses without rubbing.  The rain cover and a thin nylon raincoat can be stored in the space between the bottom of the camera compartment and the bottom of the bag. In the camera compartment I can store my Olympus EM1 with 40-150 Pro lens attached, EM5 mk2 with Panasonic Leica 8-18 attached, 2 small primes or my larger Sigma 56mm 1.4. I can also fit a 3rd prime in the smaller padded upper compartment. There is also space enough for a compact warm vest in the larger upper compartment. There are extra pockets for spare batteries lens cleaning etc and Lowepros unique SD card holders. As I dont carry a laptop I found this compartment perfect for storing filters and a book if you prefer reading while travelling instead of being a phone addict. In summary this pack will carry 2 M4/3rds bodies, 2 large telephoto lenses and 3 small prime lenses. This pack generated 3 stars, it is compact, comfortable, and will fit the desired amount of camera gear plus the extras, but the camera compartment is a design dud.

Really wanted to like this bag but too many issues

By Huy
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-29

I've been searching for a good comfortable small bag for travel and was hoping this was it. It's not, at least for me. I thought the bag was too heavy and uncomfortable. It's padded like a tank which adds a bit of weight and makes the bag not flexible. Feels like you have a cardboard box attached to your back. The removable divider system is a gimmick IMHO. It's hard and heavy with limited ability to organize pads to your liking. I was able to fit a mirrorless Nikon Z7 with 24-70 attached and a 14-24 lens and no more. My biggest problem is that the upper compartment is not separated from the camera compartment. Items I placed on top fell through to the bottom. I'd like to place my wallet or phone in there for security and quick access but anything that size ends up falling through to the camera compartment. It'll will be banging into your camera as you walk. Sorry Lowepro but this will be going back.

A great bag on paper, miserable in actual use

By Kevin
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-14

I was excited when I found this bag, I thought it had everything I wanted: light weight, weather resistance, a laptop compartment, a side pocket for a water bottle, extra storage space up top for smaller items, and point(s) to carry a tripod on the outside. Indeed, it does have all of these features, however the execution leaves so much to be desired. First off, the camera divider system is difficult to reconfigure and will not stay attached to the bag for more than a day of use. The front and back panels slide into a tiny bit of fabric to hold them in place, and will frequently come undone from this minimal attachment system. Because of this system, the entire bag is one giant compartment, resulting in anything smaller than a Rode VideoMicro sliding down into the camera compartment - usually to the sides, where it will fall out of your bag upon opening one of those flaps. Speaking of those side flaps, another huge design issue: if you close the compartment by zipping up, you run the risk of a heavy item (i.e., a full water bottle) causing the panel to unzip on its own, which will result in one of your lenses (and the stuff that dropped down from the upper compartment) falling to the ground shortly thereafter. Sadly, I learned this first-hand, though thankfully with a relatively inexpensive lens. At the end of the day, I can't for a second believe that Lowepro actually tested this in the real world. It has so many obvious, fatal flaws that would be impossible not to identify in short order. While I thought Lowepro was a reliable brand, I will most likely look elsewhere for my next bag(s) as I would like to have some level of confidence that it is built, and tested, by people who carry camera gear in the real world, not just in some giant corporate office.

Lowepro Photo Active BP 200 AW Backpack

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-01

I like the quality of this back. The zips are all good. The back pocket is for water bag. I was trying to fit in a laptop. But it was not big enough for my laptop (14). Smaller laptop or ipad should be OK.

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