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LoweproSlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag
 
4.6

(based on 212 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (149)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily accessible equipment (152)
  • Strong construction (144)
  • Comfortable (140)
  • Adjustable harness (131)
  • Roomy (84)

Cons

  • Too small (21)
  • Cumbersome (5)
  • Heavy (4)
  • Hard to access equipment (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (144)
  • Protecting gear (118)
  • Storing gear (87)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (84), Casual photographer (59), Semi-pro photographer (21), Enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (164), Yes (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Small bag for traveling lite

I bought this bag for a specific purpose - traveling light with minimal equipment and having quick sling access. Being the smallest bag in this series, it's not meant to cram loads of gear...Read complete review

I bought this bag for a specific purpose - traveling light with minimal equipment and having quick sling access. Being the smallest bag in this series, it's not meant to cram loads of gear in -- keep that in mind. However, if you want to protect your gear AND travel lite, this bag will work well. It has a built-in rain cover and tripod strap system. This is what I carry in it: Nikon D7000, attached 28-300mm lens, Hoya 77mm rubber lens hood, spare memory cards, wireless remote trigger, Hoodman loupe, Hakuba hand strap, spare battery, 77mm polarizer, 77mm vari-ND filter, lenspens, rocket blower, cleaning cloths, Black Rapid strap, Op/Tech camera rain covers, Gary Fong popup flash diffuser and a few personal misc items. The camera, filters & battery go in the lower compartment, everything else in the upper one. My bag weights in at less than 7 lbs -- a little more if I take a beanbag tripod. I usually don't carry a tripod with this bag but I can strap a jacket there instead when needed. This bag gets it done for me when I want to travel lite. The downsize to this bag is that it is small so you can't carry all your gear. But when's the last time you saw a lady carry her suitcase purse to a cocktail party?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Simplicity speaks to itself

I travel a lot and decided to buy a slingshot bag for my SLR. I have two Olympus lenses and one of my telephoto is too big to fit. Perhaps not most of SLR...Read complete review

I travel a lot and decided to buy a slingshot bag for my SLR. I have two Olympus lenses and one of my telephoto is too big to fit. Perhaps not most of SLR lenses will fit into this bag. Very convinient to carry. Most pockets have use on it and the best part, it has a place to put your tripod. Like I said very simple yet needs more adjustment. There's another version of this but it looks very bulky to wear. Maybe a little adjustments inside the area of the lenses and camera will be a perfect idea.

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5.0

Downsizing

By Ron

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

Great size and well made

 
5.0

I would buy again.

By Aiki

from Buenos Aires

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

I use in my Nikon equipment. Excellent quality and design.

 
5.0

102 Aw

By Tom

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

Great case for a grab and go bag. It will not however, fit a battery grip.

 
5.0

Couldn't ask for a better bag

By Derek

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

Bag is just perfection. They thought of everything from the placement and sizes of the many compartments, to the hiding spots for the rain cover and shoulder strap.

 
2.0

I'll not purchase this camera bag again.

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

This sling bag does not have a waist strap and so slides off my shoulder constantly.

 
5.0

Another Perfect Fit

By Mac

from Fallon NV

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

I reviewed many different camera bags before I chose the SlingShot 102. It easily holds my daughter's D5300 and two lenses (18-55mm and 55-200mm).

She is very happy with it. It is light-weight, easy to carry and quickly swings around to get the camera.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exactly what I was looking for

By Em

from Brasov, Romania

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

I was looking for a bag that would hold my camera (canon6D ) and possibly one other lens securely, comfortable, easy access on the go but not the bulging obvious camera shoulder bag. I actually made a backpack, and slingback for travel but after a while it started to fail.
This low pro slingshot bag was exactly what I needed. The size was perfect to accommodates my camera with lens & hood, one other lens if I want, travel tripod, and space for spare battery, memory, and small journal and little things. It's padded for security and has adjustable padding. Lots of pockets, convenient zippers and latches. I'm a 5'2" small frame Asian woman and this bag fits comfortably on my frame with great ease in swinging from the back to the front to access the camera.
I have carried it around in the snowy mountains for 5 hours without feeling the load. It stayed tethered close as it was part of my body but I could reach for the camera with a quick motion.

 
5.0

Definitely recommend this camera bag

By Elizabeth

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

So comfortable and perfect for everything for my camera!

 
5.0

Great day bag

By Richard

from Seattle

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

Just right for a days shooting without all my gear

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bag

By cqangel1

from CA

Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

I am very please with this bag. I'm a small framed woman and it fits me perfect. I like how there is a place and pocket for everything and it is very easy to get into while wearing it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By joe

from san diego ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

We already own a 202 aw, but needed something smaller. This is great. Wife carries her camera, two lenses, flash, wallet and id. perfect

 
4.0

Nice for the cost

By Jo

from Pittsburgh PA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable Harness
  • Comfortable
  • Easily Accessible Equipment
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Storing Gear

Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

A well made product. It is too small for my current needs. I use it to store equipment not in use. It has convenient access to equipment.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

A bag for all travels

By Walker 37

from Ny

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable Harness
  • Comfortable
  • Easily Accessible Equipment
  • Roomy
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Storing Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

    Light weight, tough, water resistant. Camera lenses and the kitchen sink all fit it. Easy access to camera while wearing bag. A real bargain

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great bag!

    By Arbie

    from Washington DC

    Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

    Not only is the bag great, the quick turnaround by B&H was fantastic.

     
    4.0

    Nice improved bag

    By Pacerpop

    from Chicago

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Accessible Equipment
    • Roomy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

      This bag is a replacement for the prior model which lasted about 8 years before the zippers broke. This seems to have better fabric and more useful compartments. The size is just right for a large DSLR and extra lens.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Small Bad

      By Ampere Image

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Small
      • Smart Compartments
      • Strong Construction
      • Versetile

      Cons

      • Small

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Protecting Gear
      • Travel

      Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

      I was skeptical about the single strap design at first, but soon discovered that its surprisingly supportive. Cinched up and with the secondary strap it lays on one's back very well. I love the ability to "sling it" to the front, where the compartments can be accessed with ease. I found it very useful for traveling, especially through airports, where one needs to access documents frequently. The biggest Pro of this bag is that it's small, and that is it's biggest Con. I shoot with a Lumix GH3 (micro 4/3 format) and find this bag perfect for day outings. Not sure how well it would fit DSLR and its lenses.
      Photography is all about compromises...

      Ps. When not in use the smal tripod holder can hold a bottle of water, thinner and taller work best.
      ...or a rolled up jacket, wind breaker type.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      couldn't be happier! (PERFECT FOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY)

      By kaiwardphotography

      from nomad

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

        the lowepro slingshot 102 AW is just that, a motherf***king slingshot! if you shoot with this bag you become a cowboy in the wild west. you just sling it around, zip-zip and pullout the camera which is perfectly placed to be fired right then and there. it takes me 3.81 seconds from just walking to having my camera ready for action. the bag also acts as a great "table/tray" to change out or clean your lens. this bag is also currently priced in tokyo's best camera shops at over $100 dollars down from more than $170.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I recommend this item

        By R. Velasquez

        from Ney York City

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Harness
        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

          You can carry your camera and a couple of lens. Also you can have an extra camera and accessories.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          great idea

          By smokin joe

          from Salt Lake City

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Harness
          • Comfortable
          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Cumbersome

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

          great storage, light weight, comfortable. little bit cumbersome to figure out how it is supposed to be worn so you can slide it around and have access to your camera. I'm sure with time I will get it down. Old dog...new tricks.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          LOVE THIS BAG

          By Jaleeb Caru

          from New York, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

          There are so many great aspects of this bag, but the biggest is the price. The number of quality compartments and functions for it's minimal price is truly outstanding!

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