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LoweproTop Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag
 
4.6

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well padded (48)
  • Easily accessible equipment (44)
  • Lightweight (38)
  • Supports lens well (34)
  • Roomy lens compartment (23)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Transporting slrs (44)
  • Protecting slrs (40)
  • Storing slrs (20)
  • Daily transport (3)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (30), Semi-pro photographer (15), Casual photographer (7), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ideal for the adventure photographer

I use this product to carry around my Nikon D700 with my 16-35mm or 24-120mm lens during hiking and backpacking trips. I bought the chest harness to go with this and it...Read complete review

I use this product to carry around my Nikon D700 with my 16-35mm or 24-120mm lens during hiking and backpacking trips. I bought the chest harness to go with this and it works like a charm: I have easy access to my camera gear without having to take off my bulky backpack, my camera is very well-protected, and since it is carried in front of me, my balance isn't thrown off. It has a very good built-in rain cover that can be deployed quickly and offers great protection from the elements.

This bag also has well-considered and convenient storage. I can fit everything I need for a week-long backpacking trip in this bag: my camera and lens (obviously), two extra memory cards (the bag has special pouches that fit CF cards snugly and securely), three extra batteries, my GPS tagger, an extra filter, a lens-pen, and shutter release cable and its remote. The only things it won't accommodate is my Q-Ball air blower and my tripod.

I have occasionally used this bag in holster-mode, with it attached to the side of my hip. It includes a strap that also goes across your body, which secures it well and keeps it from flapping about. It was comfortable to carry it this way, and would be good for urban photography.

I highly recommend this product. If you have a large DSLR/lens and need a well-protected way to carry it around with very easy access, this is your bag!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

May Work for You; Didn't Work for Me

First, before I begin my rant about this product I'll say a few good words about Lowepro and their products. I find Lowepro makes great products and is one of the leading manufacturers of...Read complete review

First, before I begin my rant about this product I'll say a few good words about Lowepro and their products. I find Lowepro makes great products and is one of the leading manufacturers of bags, cases, etc designed to hold your precious equipment. Overall I've been happy with their gear, but... here it comes.

After numerous instances of finding out a particular bag did not work quite right or chaffed here and there or just wasn't what I was expecting; I've come up with this bit of bag buying wisdom. If at all possible, try the bag out in person, leave the tags on, and do not throw the box or receipt away. Why? Because I've found that camera bags are like hiking boots, back packs, or rock climbing shoes. Some brands/models are just not meant to ever fit you well and will ultimately lead to chaffing or some level of dissatisfaction. Each person is different and what works well for one may not work at all for another. In this case, the bag and harness combination did not work for me (or my wife.) The problem lies in the fact that the bag tends to angle itself into my stomach or chest no matter the configuration of the harness. The top of the bag drifts outward away from you, while the bottom edge presses into you. This becomes rather uncomfortable, especially when snowshoeing, skiing, or hiking with the bag strapped to your chest. I rarely use the bag with it's single shoulder strap since I mainly purchased this to be my outdoor sports bag, used for skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, etc.

I do like the rugged construction of the bag and how spacious it is; it holds my Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 24-105mm lens perfectly. So, rather than return the bag, we've discovered a work around to its "angling" problem. Instead of using the harness which has to be purchased separately, we attach the bag to our hiking pack's shoulder strap loops or d-rings using carabiners. This works quite well with a few of our various sized packs and seems to position and hold the bag in a more neutral, upright position. I just wish the optional harness would have accomplished this on its own.

As mentioned above, I'd try the bag but leave the tags intact, box in good condition, and have the receipt handy just in case you experience similar problems.

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4.0

Hi quality bag!

By swright61

from Wichita, KS

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

This bag is very well made and I can tell it will be very durable and last a long time. My only disappointment is that the bag isn't quite as deep as I thought it would be, but it still holds my Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 24-105 lens alright, but little to no room for anything else, or a longer lens, inside the main compartment. There are a couple other handy side pockets to hold camera cards, and other small items.

 
5.0

Can't get too much of a good thing!

By Da Lowrider

from West Coast

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

I have three of these bags. Two are housing my Nikons, the third is for those times I take a longer lens and leave my main camera bag home. I like to keep expensive gear protected and Lowepro does that for me. I like having the option of a weather cover if those blue skies change and I can't get back inside where it's dry. Some of the places I visit are "off the beaten track".

The shape and style, the overall design of these bags is perfect for my shooting/carrying style. I've tried lots of bags, these are my choice. If I buy another body, I'd buy another Top Loader Pro for it to live in

 
5.0

I will recommend this pack to my friend

By Duy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

This pack fits perfect my D810 and the lense 24-70 mm. The material look good. I really like it.

 
5.0

Convenient No-Bulk Bag

By Crystal

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

This product is great for when you don't want to bring a backpack, or when you want quick access to your camera. It snugly fits an ungripped Canon 5DMkiii with 24-70mm f/2.8, but the hood has to be in it's stowed position on the lens. That kind of defeats the "quick access" perk if you need to be shooting with the lens hood on. For that, I would recommend getting the longer Pro 75 AW model. For shooting slower-paced events, like car shows for example, it's not a deal breaker. I love the functionality. I like the big finger loop zipper pulls. I like how the waist strap keeps it from flopping around as I go from standing to crouching shots. I like how it can be converted into a chest pouch for when I go hiking over boulders. It also comes with a side strap to hold a (smaller) tripod if I need. I did manage to fit a disposable plastic water bottle in the side pouch, but you could tell it was awkward and wanted to pop out. I wish it fit better, because I will have to buy a separate attachable pouch for it. That's really my only gripe with it. I also want to note that trying to fit a long bulky sling strap attached to the camera in it is tedious. I use a small wrist strap in conjunction with the bag, and the pair work perfectly together.

 
5.0

Functional and Durable

By Rick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

Previously I've used Tamrac camera holsters. I paired them with a Mountainsmith Day model Lumbar Pack. They were great and very durable except for the spot where the belt would attach. I had to find an upholstery shop to sew extra straps to reinforce that spot. Bt this Toploader model comes with a reinforced attachment area. Haven't used it much yet but it looks to be bombproof.

 
4.0

Just what I needed!

By Joseph

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

Just what I needed to carry my dslr with 150-300 mm zoom.

 
4.0

well made

By Brian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

this does the job very well. when in position along the waistline the lid can be a little awkward to open but not a big deal. holds camera securely and is readily accessible

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A solid camera bag for daily use.

By Zhizhen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

the bag is well built and fits my camera with lens (EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS) attached properly.

 
5.0

Top notch!

By Nelson

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

Top notch!

 
4.0

would buy again

By Jerry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

works as advertize

 
3.0

protecting with a top loader or not

By Wietse

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

Although a well fabricated product which feels sturdy and a safe place for my camera, closing and opening and taking out the camera with lens in hurry is a bit cumbersome. This probably is true for most if not all top loader camera bag. One has to weigh if carrying the camera should be protected or can be carried lose on it's own shoulder band, I most likely will end up with the latter.

 
5.0

The one camera bag you need as a professional

By Pewter

from Cypress, TX

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

Considering a professional full-frame DSLR will cost few thousand dollars you will want a bag that adequately protects your investment and same time makes it a breeze to use, convenient and unobtrusive. This bag scores highly by all these measures. It looks great and works really good.

PRO
Bought this bag to tote my Pentax K-1, and it fits snugly and firmly and top loader design makes it a cinch to reach down and quick-draw the camera for almost instant access. I like to be low-key with my expensive gear and not advertize for would-be thieves. This bag is sufficiently plain and utilitarian - looking that most people wont easily guess it's contents. The bag is made of high-grade materials and has plenty of padding built in for the inevitable knocks. It certainly seems water-resistant as advertised and I would not hesitate to take it out in inclement weather.

CON
There are a few outside flaps and pockets but all too small to hold anything much. I ended up using the under-lid top compartment to stow away some spare batteries and white balance filter. If you need additional space for a flash or lens hood extra lens this wont do, you'll still need a primary kit bag or add-on storage accessories or extra pockets on you.

 
5.0

Great bag for hiking!

By Charisma

from St. Louis

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

This bag is designed well and has any features that work well and make it quick to grab the camera. The exterior pockets are designed with photographers need in mind. Adequate room for batteries and cards. The bag features plenty of padding to protect the camera as well.

 
4.0

Works Great.

By SW Ff Bill

from SW Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

I needed a walk around bag for my walk around lens. My D500 and 16-80 2,8 fit perfectly in the bag. (lens hood inverted). Several pockets are handy for extra battery and small accessories. Very happy with the choice.

 
5.0

Great bag!

By w. Barnard

from McLean, VA

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

Fine bag for my 7D II and a 24-70mm lens, especially at the sale price!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

High quality case, excellent design.

By Landscape Photographer

from Roseville, CA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

Beautifully designed, rugged and excellent case for various camera and lens combinations.
I use mine with my Olympus E-M1 with the extra Battery grip and the 300mm f/4 lens mounted on it.
Fits like a dream, very happy with it.

 
5.0

Very nice case

By Eric

from Dexter, OR

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Accessible Equipment
  • Lightweight
  • Roomy Lens Compartment
  • Supports Lens Well
  • Well Padded

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting SLRs
    • Storing SLRs
    • Transporting SLRs

    Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

    I can fit my Canon 70-300 4-5.6L in this perfectly with a battery grip and filter. It also has a spacer to fit slightly shorter lenses. The sliplock straps on the side allow you to add additional lens cases. I carry a 24mm efs lens with my zoom for a slightly wider lens and it's a decent walk around kit.

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    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Finally, a bag that will let me use a vertical grip.

    By camguyed

    from Republic of New Jersey

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Lightweight
    • Roomy Lens Compartment
    • Supports Lens Well
    • Well Padded

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

        I used a Nikon D7200, D750 and a D300 - all with vertical grips. For a day trip with one lens most bags don't let you keep the grip on the camera but this one does. Very easy to remove and replace the camera from the bag for quick shots. The waist belt is great. It is big enough to fit a big guy like myself. With the shoulder and waist belts combined, this bag stays by your side (or front or back). This is most fantastic carry/use bag I have ever used. I'm going to get the 75 aw next for carrying a body & two lenses.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Top Loader Pro 70 AW

        By wall_flower

        from Mission Viejo, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy Lens Compartment
        • Supports Lens Well
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting SLRs
          • Storing SLRs
          • Transporting SLRs

          Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

          I bought this bag for my Nikon d810, and it is a perfect fit even with my 300mm attached. It is very sturdy and padded exceptionally well to provide the best protection. Excellent bag!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It fits!

          By MEB

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Lightweight
          • Roomy Lens Compartment
          • Supports Lens Well
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting SLRs
            • Storing SLRs
            • Transporting SLRs

            Comments about Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag:

            The case is built very good, solid construction. It's padded very well in all the right places. It has two zippers with great pull taps and a buckel in the center. I have Canon 70D, 18mm-135mm, 35mm L, 100mm macro and a Tamron 16-300 F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD. They all fit with lens hoods on.

            I keep two to three batteries, charger, lens caps cards and still room for a flash inside.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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