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LoweproPro Roller x100 AW
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Good protection (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (9)
  • Daily transport (3)
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    • Pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Bag ever

I absolutely love this bag. It's very durable and you can throw it easily in an overhead compartment without the fear of destroying your gear. I also love the backpack option but it gets...Read complete review

I absolutely love this bag. It's very durable and you can throw it easily in an overhead compartment without the fear of destroying your gear. I also love the backpack option but it gets VERY heavy to carry on your back once all of the equipment is in there. But I did find that I could carry the backpack and then put all of my clothes into the other compartment and wheel that around. It's very efficient and definitely a great piece of equipment, especially for those that travel with gear or like to move around in airports quickly like myself.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Major Step Back

This Roller is a major step back of it's predecessor. Mine is half a year old, and the elastics neoprene front part has already holes, as it less strong than nylon, and typically...Read complete review

This Roller is a major step back of it's predecessor. Mine is half a year old, and the elastics neoprene front part has already holes, as it less strong than nylon, and typically tears up much easier than heavy fabrics. To clarify, part of the front is heavy duty nylon, part is neoprene, which by the way looks bad too.Worst of all, they constructed the rear part of the backpacker new, and moved the center of gravity forward to the front side. This makes the the Roller front heavy and it you have a larger notebook in the front pouch it flips over on the front. This means either you hold the trolley handle all the time or you find yourself elevate the roller over and over again form the ground where it lays on the front sind like a bug with the feet up.I a traveling for my living, This is not the way to build such gear. Thumbs down.One more thing...CAUTION! The Roller has a Zipper on it's backside. This is the side it lays on when you open the top. The zipper will damage the surface of your floor. There are severe scratches on my wood floor caused by the zipper. Lowepro should be held responsible for that kind of damage

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1.0

The Pro Roller AW is a sturdy well padded case.

By Viola man

from WASHINGTON, dc

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

The Pro Roller x100 AW case is a sturdy, well padded case, but proved to be the wrong case for my needs.

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5.0

Best Bag Ever!!!

By Sen

from NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

The best Investment Ever!!!! Very durable.

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5.0

Perfect travel roller bag

By BD

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

Perfect size for a limited amount of camera gear. Would've liked a bit more level bottom of the bag along the pull out handle. Able to fit all my filters, 4-5 lenses and my Canon 5d. Very well constructed. Highly recommend

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5.0

Perfect!

By Amy

from Delaware

Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

This was exactly what I was looking for! And the price point was perfect too! As always, B&H delivered this to me in quickly! I ordered on a Monday night and had it by Wednesday!

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5.0

Great companion to my 200AW

By Mike

from Louisiana

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Protection

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Transport
    • Storage
    • Travel

    Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

    I ordered a 200AW over a year ago primarily for an assignment in Maui and Honolulu. After returning to the States I just kept all my gear in the roller full time. I recently added a third camera and lenses and needed something more than a backpack so I ordered the 100 AW. Same quality and build as the 200 but perfect for my full frame Nikon, all my glass and two speed lights and some grip. Very satisfied and highly recommend.

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    5.0

    Amazing travel Bag

    By Jeremy

    from Boston MA

    Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

    I was hired for a celebrity event in Ft Lauderdale, and needed a reliable travel bag that could carry everything I needed and not break the bank. The pro Roller was all this and more, it is very light and spacious and held two camera bodies, 2 600XRT canon flashes, turbo sc battery pack, light master pro meter, extra radio triggers, light stand, light modifiers, misc parts and pieces, cf cards Ect... Needless to say I had a travel studio in this amazing bag, and it fit perfectly into the overhead compartment. It also converts into a backpack for even more versatility. Highly recommended for those photographer who travel a lot like I do!!

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    4.0

    Compact and really well made

    By Chezaray

    from Las Vegas

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Protection
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Transport
      • Travel

      Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

      The wheels are almost silent, airline carry on perfect size. The only thing is not enough padding at the bottom you need to add some yourself. But overall this bag is really well made. Just travel to Cancun from Las Vegas absolutely made the trip really easy. 2 Canon 6D 24/70 f4 70/200 f4 and 16/35 f4 2 Quantum trio flash with 2 Cheetah Batteries and SLR Strap, Sekonic light meter, Cards extra batteries Passport cell phone. all of it inside this bag.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Not Impressed

      By Dion

      from Denver

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Protection

      Cons

      • Poor Divider System
      • Too Bulky

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

        I had high hopes for this bag but the inside sucks. I hate the new divider system. Their old configuration was better. All I want is a simple grid divider system. This one has too many parts and the bottom is uneven height.

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        5.0

        Pretty Amazing Bag

        By Flip Snyder

        from Danville, IL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Good Protection
        • Organized

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pocket Room

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport
        • Multi Body Protection
        • Storage
        • Travel

        Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

        I have been shooting weddings now for almost 10 years and I was always lugging 3-4 smaller bags of equipment around. 2 bags for cameras with the lenses attached, 1 bag for flashes and light modifiers, and another bag for stands and reflectors.

        I was able to fit everything I shoot with into this one Roller Bag. Two Cameras with lenses attached, my canon 2x tele-extender, a set of extension tubes, extra batteries for flashes and cameras, 2 600EX-RT flashes in their pouches, light modifiers, lens hoods, an ST-RT remote control, cables, 2 filters at 77MM each, the pop on flash diffuser, 2 sling straps, extra memory cards, and cable release. All in this one bag.

        AMAZING. Now ... read this carefully ... I was used to lugging 2 - 3 bags full of equipment around at one time. This one bag is heavy since it has everything I use in it. Its probably right around the 30-40LBS mark considering all the stuff that is in there. BUT what is great about this, its on wheels and they seem pretty good at going over a lot. PLUS it has a slide plate so you can pull up to a curb or stairs and just pull it up and it slides nicely over the edge of the stairs.

        My only regret is I should have went with one size up since I packed it pretty full. Pocket sizes were a bit tight but that may just need breaking in.

        One other thing I just love, is the handle for the bag neatly stores inside its own zippered pouch, plus there is another pouch on the back side that contains the rain cover.

        Definitely recommend this to anyone that has a couple of bodies that you want to leave your lens on and consolidate your equipment into one manageable bag.

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        5.0

        Great roller case, fast shipping

        By Qui

        from Germantown, MD

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Good Protection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

          Exactly what I want out of a camera roller case.

          The shipping is free and very fast.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect Size for Travel

          By Camera Lady

          from East Windsor, NJ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Good Protection
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

            For travel and SONJ sporting events.

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            • No

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            4.0

            can't really go wrong here.

            By no name

            from Dayton Ohio

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Protection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

              The pro roller x 100 is a well made product and it is even better because a laptop can be carried as well.thank you.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great bag, but a little heavy

              By LB ATL

              from Altanta, GA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Protection

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Weddings

              Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

              I'm glad I purchases this bag. It is very deep on the inside and holds all of my gear safely. I'm very thankful it does have the built in lock. The only issue I have it the bag itself is very heavy... I do wish it was a bit lighter. I also wish the outside zip pocket was a little larger (but that is just being picky). It does have an open flap which will easily hold a clipboard, very helpful.

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              5.0

              Satisfied

              By PK Maharana

              from Kuala Lumpur

              Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

              I got this bag from BH. I would simply say that this is a superb bag. I could put all my 9 Canon lenses including 70-200, 24-105, 16-35, 135L, 100L, 85L, 50, 40, 35L, my two DSLRS 5D, 60D, my Sony Handy Cam, two flash lights.
              It has a nice pouch on front and I would wish it could have a chain for laptop case for added security. The bag can be split for back pack and trolley case should the case arise.
              I am 100% satisfied and would recommend to any photographer who would like to keep all his gears in one case.

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              5.0

              GREAT VALUE! I love it!

              By Lizzie2v

              from Pasadena, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

                first of all, I love Lowepro; it is a great value and extremely well made!.

                Many of options are available with the velcro separators. The pockets are great for filters and SD cards.

                It is very sturdy and great for flying-- the extra pocket for a laptop-- is also a sturdy part of the roller.

                The fact that it also has a reserve pack to use as a backpack? means this is my primary camera bag from now on!

                cannot say enough about this product!

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                1.0

                A Major Step Back

                By Peter

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

                    This Roller is a major step back of it's predecessor. Mine is half a year old, and the elastics neoprene front part has already holes, as it less strong than nylon, and typically tears up much easier than heavy fabrics. To clarify, part of the front is heavy duty nylon, part is neoprene, which by the way looks bad too.Worst of all, they constructed the rear part of the backpacker new, and moved the center of gravity forward to the front side. This makes the the Roller front heavy and it you have a larger notebook in the front pouch it flips over on the front. This means either you hold the trolley handle all the time or you find yourself elevate the roller over and over again form the ground where it lays on the front sind like a bug with the feet up.I a traveling for my living, This is not the way to build such gear. Thumbs down.One more thing...CAUTION! The Roller has a Zipper on it's backside. This is the side it lays on when you open the top. The zipper will damage the surface of your floor. There are severe scratches on my wood floor caused by the zipper. Lowepro should be held responsible for that kind of damage

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Bag for My Micro 4/3 Travel Needs

                    By Geoff

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

                      I use a micro 4/3 set up and if I need to travel with all my gear, this is the bag I use. I am able to carry my Olympus EP-5 and Olympus OMD EM-1 as well as the Olympus 12-40mm Pro Lens, Olympus 17mm, Olympus 25mm, Olympus 45mm, Olympus 75mm, my RODE Video Mic as well as a bunch of other accessories (filters, batteries, power cords, etc). It is solidly built, all weather and I like the fact that it is a bag within a bag. It doesn't turn into the greatest backpack, but it gets the job done in a pinch. I think its worth saying that the MaxFit divider system makes setting up this bag much quicker and way less frustrating. I usually curse those velcro dividers.

                      That being said, there are two gripes I have with this bag, but they are minor in my opinion.

                      1) I can fit my 15" MacBook Pro in the front sleeve, but its a tight fit and it makes the bag front heavy. It tipped over twice at the airport. I solved this issue by putting my laptop in my backpack (where I used to carry it anyway).

                      2) The zippered compartments on the outside and inside of the bag don't hold much. To get the most out of them, store flat items like filters, step up rings, lens caps, etc.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best Bag ever

                      By Christin

                      from Royal Oak, MI

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Heavy When Full

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Lowepro Pro Roller x100 AW:

                      I absolutely love this bag. It's very durable and you can throw it easily in an overhead compartment without the fear of destroying your gear. I also love the backpack option but it gets VERY heavy to carry on your back once all of the equipment is in there. But I did find that I could carry the backpack and then put all of my clothes into the other compartment and wheel that around. It's very efficient and definitely a great piece of equipment, especially for those that travel with gear or like to move around in airports quickly like myself.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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