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LoweproSlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag
 
4.6

(based on 202 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (140)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 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

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

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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.

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  • No

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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

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    • No

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    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.

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    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.

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      • No

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      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.

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      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.

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        • No

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        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.

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          • No

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          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.

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          • No

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          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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          5.0

          Very Useful!

          By Mando

          from DFW, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Perhaps A Bit Cumbersome

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

          I used to own a Canon D31000 with this bag but then sold it. When I got back into photography I knew I wanted this bag again. It is very useful!! It has the customizable pockets in the inside, The nice pocket on top for your personal things,and tons of extra small zipper pockets. This is great for an amateur photographer because it can hold nearly everything you'll need. A couple extra lenses, a flash, your portable tripod/monopod, memory cards, and cleaning stuff. You can even take your point and shoot with you too. AND if it starts to rain there is a water resistant sheath that is connected to the bag that you can pull over and protect your stuff! A great bag overall!!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect fit

          By Gus

          from Emerson NJ

          About Me Casual Photographer

          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:

            bought this for my Nikon d3300 + 2 lenses. Fits great including accessories.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Camera Backpack

            By Lorenzo

            from Okatie, SC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

            Very handy for one camera and a lens or two plus accessories. It is a little small IF you have a large telephoto lens. Good for light day trips.

            Going to get a larger Lowepro 202 for longer trips.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great bag for the money

            By masai

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

            Really well made, lots of space and very practical in accessing everything you need.
            The only downside is that it can get quite heavy on just one shoulder if loaded with a tripod. I've walked 8 miles on a hike with it and it was killing me. If you're planning on lots of activities a backpack is actually the best choice (I learned it the hard way), but for light shooting this is great.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Well made & thought out.

            By Mike

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

            I use this product if I am going to be on the move and don't want to bring along all my gear. I can easily fit 3 lenses and the camera body. With a few other pockets for storing cables or shutter release controller. It has a small pocket on the side that can fit my tripod. When the bag filled up, it can be a little heavy for one shoulder.You can sling the bag forward from the side and not have to take it off. Also, when the bag is flipped forward for the easy access to your camera, you can rest your elbows on there to steady your shot a little more.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Sleek and Practical

            By Andrew Marin

            from New York, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

              I purchased 2 of these bags for my sons to use for their cameras. They are single strap (messenger bag style) which is not easily seen from the picture. They work well for their entry level and advanced amateur level dslrs and their lenses. They don't have extra room for books or anything like that though. I would recommend the bags for anyone who wants a nice and streamlined bag for carrying equipment around without changing the way you get around and without slowing you down.

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              5.0

              Love this bag.

              By Mattysnap

              from NYC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                Just the right size I wanted - camera body and a few lenses for on the go. GREAT BAG

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                • No

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                5.0

                Goldilocks bag

                By Ballentyne Larry

                from Charlotte NC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                  Not too big, not too small - just right. Lots of pockets either zippered or flapped, very adjustable to your needs.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  perfect!

                  By Old Man

                  from St Cloud, MN

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                    This camera bag allows me to hike or bike and take photos with freedom. Access to my camera is instantaneous. No backpack to take off and find somewhere to put it, while I shoot. Then, putting the backpack back on is a burden. If I had a larger camera, then I would certainly want one of the 102 AW's bigger brothers!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Product & Great Deal!!!

                    By Grandpa

                    from Lehigh Valley, PA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag:

                        Great for family outings on the hiking trails, sight seeing or whenever you are on the move. Easy access to gear but very secure. Design is well thought out.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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