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LoweproFastpack 350 Backpack (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 285 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (185)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (203)
  • Comfortable (199)
  • Easily accessible equipment (194)
  • Adjustable harness (162)
  • Roomy (150)

Cons

  • Heavy (22)
  • Cumbersome (14)
  • Hard to access equipment (12)
  • No tripod holder (5)
  • Too small (5)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (206)
  • Protecting gear (156)
  • Storing gear (115)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (84), Semi-pro photographer (62), Enthusiast (26), Casual photographer (24), Pro photographer (20)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (121), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for mobility

I bought this pack specifically for a 3 week trip through Europe. I needed a pack for my Nikon D300 (w/ grip), telephoto lens, 50mm lens, computer, and various electronics and...Read complete review

I bought this pack specifically for a 3 week trip through Europe. I needed a pack for my Nikon D300 (w/ grip), telephoto lens, 50mm lens, computer, and various electronics and cables.
After 'living' with the pack every day of the trip, I am very satisfied with it's design and performance. The pack probably weighed in at 20+ pounds fully loaded. The straps are comfortable and sturdy although I'm not a big fan of the sternum buckle and waist straps (wish I could disconnect the sternum buckle from the main straps). I tried using the 'fastpack' feature a couple of times but found that I didn't trust the overall stability (due to the weight I was carrying) in getting my camera out of the pack one-handed. It was not difficult to just set the pack down and safely remove the camera. The pack's contents are well protected from occasional rough handling. I only exposed the pack to light rain, so I can't comment on more extreme water protection.
It was easy to clear all security points (airports, museums, etc) with the pack and the outside pockets made it easy to access my travel documents. There is just enough room in the upper chamber to carry some extra clothes, if needed. The pack fit easily in overhead compartments on trains and airplanes.
I'm very satisfied with taking this pack on an extended trip.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Camera Backpack- some shortcomings

It was bought for a series of daytrips to photograph scenery, wild horses, birds, and dolphins. Camera equipment is a D3s with 20-70 mm and 80--400 mm lenses.
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It was bought for a series of daytrips to photograph scenery, wild horses, birds, and dolphins. Camera equipment is a D3s with 20-70 mm and 80--400 mm lenses.

Lowepro makes a great camera bag. It is easy to use and easy to load and unload the camera or lenses, even on a moving boat. It is comfortable and can be worn for hours. The mesh back provides some air circulation in a warm environment.

However, the chest strap came loose only 4 days into a 2 week trip. It is not sewed on and is only a plastic clamp that loosely attaches to a roll of plastic on the shoulder strap. Were it not for this shortcoming, it would receive a higher rating.

Reviewed by 285 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great backpack!

By Jaytelcom

from Mansfield, OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

Fits all my vacation technology toys in one bag!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The bag I wanted

By Beygan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

This holds my 3 lens (one of them in 70-200), flash and other accessories. The top open section is good and anything from photography accessories to regular travel items can be stored. Overall this is great product

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Strong and well designed

By Chulanga

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

This review is after using this bag for few months. It's great for a general purpose photographic journey. Gears can be stored safely. The bag is strong. I have travelled to Sri lanka for a week with this bag filled with 17" laptop, Canon 5DMIII+Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art (very heavy lens) + Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art + Canon 50mm F1.4 + Canon 24-105 F4L + Flash + filters and etc. Complete package was 10kg ++. The bag was strong enough to hold them tight. However, Straps are not comfortable enough to carry that much of weight.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice but bad zippers

By Kyle

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

Love the bag. I've had it for 4 or 5 years. Use it maybe twice a year for about 10-12 days at a crack. Great design. Very practical but during my recent trip, the zipper to the top compartment broke. The teeth broke. Very disappointed because one, I figure it should last longer than that and two, other than this issue, it's a great bag.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I wanted.

By Mike M.

from Lauderhill, Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

This is just what I needed. My lowepro fastpack 150 wp is great, but just too small. This bag is the same design only bigger. The only difference is this does not include the rain cover. Being new old stock at a fantastic price is just icing on the cake.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bag

By Debbie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

Great bag , holds a lot. And comfortable on my back

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality bag for those looking to carry quite a bit of gear!

By Joseph

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

Quality product that is very functionally designed. Holds my dslr with a 70-200 f/2.8 with ease. It is a large bag, so know that ahead of time. I just flew on an American Airlines 737 and it did fit under the seat in front of me.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a great pack for active travel.

By Johnr

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

I used this pack constantly for two weeks at Disney in Orlando Florida paced with a lot of photo gear, lunch, snacks and drinks for the day. Carried a fair amount of weight and was easy to access gear and easy going through security checkpoints that are becoming part of life these days.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I would not buy again, but it is decent quality.

By Ryan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

Good quality, but surprisingly little storage for the physical size of the bag. I bought this figuring to use it as my camera bag and carry on: camera gear, laptop, maybe a sweatshirt, and a few other little items. You can forget the sweatshirt and probably the few other little items. There is also really nowhere to put my tripod (mefoto backpacker). I probably should have done a little more research before making this purchase.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So much bag for the money

By Dan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

I love this bag! So much bag for the money. Sturdy and well-built, and spacious enough to hold all of my gear for photography or video assignments!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for travelling

By Chulanga

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

It's a well designed bag. I can put Canon 70-200 F2.8 attached to Canon 6D in the lower middle compartment and I can easily take it back with one zip.
I don't use laptop compartment most of the time as I'm not carrying my laptop for each shoot.
Bag is well built and straps are strong. Good deal for the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Definitely recommend.

By Stephanie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

So Far I love this pack. It truly does hold my 17" computer, and the pocket is against your back so the heavy computer weight is well balanced. The top area has lots of room for miscellaneous items when traveling or hiking. The camera space is good for a DSLR and a few lenses. It's all I want to carry for a long hike or travel. I'm a 5'3" woman and it is very comfortable to carry. My old pack was very nice but just too huge.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect

By Steven

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

Perfect size for what I wanted. Use for my backup system for weddings. I now own two of these. First one being 2 yrs old and I have had not one problem with it. bweddingphoto.com

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Im in love

By Jamz

from Dallas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

This product is fulfilling all my needs. I can transport all my necessary gear adequately

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

we shall see

By PhotoNut

from los angeles, ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

for now i will give the bag a 4 star review just for the quality. great size for 1 or 2 bodies and a couple lenses. plenty of pockets and storage areas. i purchased to scale down my profile during a full week of events coming soon. (today is 1.10.17) - i will further review when the week is over.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Active Travelers

By JOHN

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

I loved traveling around Disney in Orlando Florida for two weeks with this backpack; plenty of room on top for a cooler, lunch, snacks, drinks & a sweatshirt or jacket. The bottom is great for both protecting and carrying camera gear all day and was easy for inspection and getting past security check points. Backpack was good for heavy duty use and travel.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Firm and well designed

By Chulanga

from Doha, Qatar

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

Space is managed well and the design is efficient.
My canon 6D attached with 70-200 F2.8L fits in to middle camera compartment and I can get it out without having to wrap out every thing, easily accessible while the bag is on one shoulder.
I can put 4 lenses of the size of 100mm F2.8L (or little bit wider) in the small four compartments. However I need 2 small compartments to put my Youngnuo YN 685. There are many small smart pockets for memory cards etc. The upper compartment having a good space to pack batteries and chargers.
Main drawback I see is it's not fashionable. it's just like a black bag. It has zero impact on the performance though.
The bag is firm and sufficiently strong. It's ok on the shoulders (it doesn't have the best comfort but as a camera back pack it's good).
I would recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

large size lenses ? this is your pack

By webforu2

from South Cumberland Tennessee

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

I actually got a pack ... 2 packs ... that didn't work first. They all had convertible space, what you would expect - but if you have large/deep lenses - check the dimensions ! This pack is enough depth for my 6" L series lenses with adaptable space and 'sticky strips' to customize it. All of it's features work well with little pockets that just happen to match size of my battery, charger, memory cards with ample space in top compartment for speedlite and in my case, intervalometer. The weight of camera, lenses, and accessories is not significant so - getting the slightly larger pack made difference for me in a one shot solution: pack where I can easily store all my lenses, my Canon 6D, accessories, manuals - it even has slot for laptop. Great solution.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Uhhhh.....Big? Trouble thinking of anything nicer to say.

By ctuna

from Illinois

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

Seems to be well made but after I got it and looked it over the internal layout and limited modification options just don't work for me. I like Lowe products but this one just has too many silly things going on with poorly laid out zippers, flips, flaps and only a couple of tiny pockets. Went to return it, but the B&H RMA required me to pay the return freight, which was half the cost of the bag. Not happy. Will keep it, chop it apart to make something more useful to me, and not put quite so much faith in B&H. This might work for someone who just wanted to carry around a lot of big photo gear....but I have a suspicion even they may have a hard time loving the way this thing works.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome..

By Guy

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fastpack 350 Backpack (Black):

I am approaching my 5th year of using thus bag and boy has it traveled. 15 cross-Atlantic flights and hundreds of hiking miles. I like the two good sized sections that allow its use as an overnight or weekend bag. Lots of variations for safely carrying all your camera gear with padded velcro partitions. Currently carrying Sony a6000 with 4 lenses, flash, batteries, chargers and filters etc. I feel confident that I will get a further 5 years from this backpack. Only one minor downside is that it is not fully waterproof.

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