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LoweproDSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (57)
  • Comfortable (56)
  • Easily accessible equipment (53)
  • Roomy (50)
  • Adjustable harness (44)

Cons

  • Cumbersome (4)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (59)
  • Protecting gear (45)
  • Storing gear (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (31), Semi-pro photographer (17), Casual photographer (10), Photography student (5), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (67)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Example of gear that can fit in this bag

I specifically was looking for a photo gear backpack that would carry my body, lenses, and most used accessories Plus a few overnight things like socks, underwear, t-shirt and simple toiletries. The...Read complete review

I specifically was looking for a photo gear backpack that would carry my body, lenses, and most used accessories Plus a few overnight things like socks, underwear, t-shirt and simple toiletries. The Lowepro Video Fastpack 350 looked like my bag until I saw just how huge it was in a video review...

Enter the Video Fastpack 250:
Most reviews are not informative - I want to know what (size) body and main lens (size) you can hold plus other lenses and accessories.

To the point, here is what I hold ~
Main lower gear compartment:
EOS 70D (easily gripped) with EF 70-300L IS with hood extended. Invert the hood and you could slip in a provided partition for an 'upright' EF 24-105L IS, for example.

320EX speedlight (out of case) on left side of camera body/mounted lens (lots of room for larger speedlight, in fact Lowepro made a special compartment where you could fit a long accessory 'under' the speedlight, too.

Two other compartments for 'upright' large lenses (size of EF 24-105L IS, for example)

There is a compartment for a huge laptop that would hug against your spine. I don't have one, and I have read it is uncomfortable for some people.

Upper Compartment: I threw in a rocket blower, SD cards, Lens-pens, a pen, extra AA batteries, extension tubes, and other stuff and I still have room for socks, underwear and a t-shirt plus toothbrush and comb. It actually comes with a little (video?) accessories pack in the upper compartment which seems handy for maybe stuff you don't grab often... remote shutters, etc...

There is an outer upper compartment to easily get at extra batteries, charger, microfiber cloth, Rolaids, and more.

On the side pocket you can put in a water bottle, or I attached a medium sized compact umbrella. There is an upper clip belt to secure it AND you can also pull out the tripod pouch under the water-bottle pouch and insert a tripod leg and share the upper clip belt with the umbrella.

This a large, comfortable, water resistant, well thought out photo-gear backpack that I am excited to have.

I own the Fastpack 100 which is a great little backpack to carry your extra stuff in... "while you carry around your camera body and lens" (yeah, if you put a 70D in this packpack - you can only attach a 18-55 kit sized lens, plus two other upright smallish lenses like 85 f/1.8 size)

You will get many other details from other reviews but I wanted you to know the body size and lenses and accessories you could typically fit.

I did not see ONE video review of this backpack on youtube or anywhere - except one good reviewer briefly showed the size difference between his Video Fastpack 350 and the smaller 250, which sold me on the 250. Thus I took a chance on this bag but am quite pleased.

Remember, the regular Fastpack 250/350 do not have a tripod holder, only the "Video Fastpack". Please let me know if you found this review helpful.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Conflicted on this DSLR Backpack

I love the exterior design of this well-made bag (and this bag is remarkably spacious). That said, I returned it as soon as it arrived because I didn't like how the camera body...Read complete review

I love the exterior design of this well-made bag (and this bag is remarkably spacious). That said, I returned it as soon as it arrived because I didn't like how the camera body sat somewhat loosely in the padding. I tried to adjust the padding to fix that, but still felt like it was sagging and not completely snug in place. This may have been just the one I got. I am also very cautious about protecting gear (probably too cautious!). But I'm happy now with a smaller bag where the camera sits in its holster a bit tighter.

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5.0

Perfect!

By Abbeykins

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

This backpack was everything I hoped for and more. It holds my canon dslr camera with an attached telephoto lens. It also has space for y other lenses and accessories I need for my camera. I used to have to carry 2 camera bags because I wasn't able to keep the longer lens on in the bag with other accessories. Now I have everything in one ORGANIZED backpack, as well as my MacBook Pro, and iPad.
There's still 2 other compartments with loads of room haven't even filled yet. I love the fact that it has straps/buckles that cover the zipper compartments while carrying on back to prevent any kind of theft. Great bag!

 
5.0

Great product!

By Raul

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

Great product! Makes everything compact and comfortable to take around with. Very happy with my purchase overall.

 
5.0

Everything AND the Kitchen Sink

By Jeffrey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

Received it very recently, so I haven't been able to give it some extended wear yet, but the pack is good quality, plenty roomy for my Nikon D5300, 2 lenses, DSLR accessories, AND my 17.3" laptop. All this without even touching the top compartment, which in itself is also quite roomy.

 
4.0

Very nice for one body, three lenses, flash, tripod and more

By Julio

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

It is a very nice backpack for carrying a single body (Nikon D5500 in my case), two lenses (18-55 and 55-300 in my case), a flash (Yongnuo in my case), tripod (external), cables, SD-cards, and much more places to keep many valuable things, and it is no too heavy nor bulky. The only con I think it has is it has no protection for the side (principal) pocket. The new model (250 AW II) has it, but B&H have no stock at that time. Very good for its price.

 
4.0

Perfect for Travel, or having everything at once..bag.

By Andy Makes Videos

from Poconos, Pennsylvania

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

If you are into DSLR video, then this backpack might be for you! As a working videographer I'm always on the go and finding a good bag to carry all my essential gear in has been a bit of a challenge. (I used to like having a bag for set groups of equipment types. Not so much anymore.) However, I looked to Lowepro for an affordable all-in-one quality travel worthy backpack and again, they came through with a product that fit my needs. I'll soon be taking a trip to Indianapolis for some video work and THIS is the bag I'm taking on the plane. I'm not the guy to ask about how it compares to other bags but I do know it fits all my essential gear plus a travel sized tripod strapped to the side. Oh, and it has a built-in rain cover which is always nice.

 
3.0

Loved the Bag... UNTIL

By Mike

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

I've had this bag for about a year now, and I love it. The only problem I've had is with the zippers. I understand that zippers fail, but for a bag of this quality, it should have taken much longer than a year. This bag is five stars all day long if two of the zippers hadn't failed a year in. This is the best DSLR video bag I've owned - Storage is perfect. Just FIX THE ZIPPERS!!!!

 
5.0

Love It!

By Adam

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

I use this bag for hiking and travel, and I love it. I fit in the bottom compartment, a gripped 5D body with 70-200mm f/2.8 attached, a 24-70mm f/2.8, a 16-35mm f/2.8, and two 600ex flashes. In the upper compartment I fit a light weight jacket, extra battery and memory card, sunglasses, keys, wallet, etc........I also can get my 15'' Macbook Pro in the back compartment if I want to bring it with me.....depending on what I am doing.

 
5.0

Great Bag!

By Dev

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

Pro

The bag is spacious and the compartments make it easy and efficient to carry all of the recording essentials. I was able to carry three lenses and a full camera body. The side packets also made it easy to carry a small tripod. I was traveling with the bag and I was able to put the bag under the plane seat without any issues. I had originally ordered a bag from Amazon, but the "vendor" did not send the bag in almost 2-weeks, B&H was able to send the bag immediately (within 24hrs)-- AMAZING!!

 
5.0

Bigger than I expected.

By h87

from Mojave, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

I bought this for a trip so i could keep everything in one place. It held my Nikon F5 with 300mm lens attached, Nikon FE2 body, and at least 2 other lenses. Also held all my film, a laptop, tape, shutter release cable, filters, tripod, light meter. Everything i needed to take. It was great. Doesn't feel very heavy on either.

 
4.0

Awesome camera bag

By Cate

from San Diego, CA

About Me Pro 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 DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

    The pack is a great size, not too big, not too bulky. A ton of room for my laptop, dslr with telephoto lens, and all camera accessories to fit inside. Fits under airplane seats nicely and the interior is high quality. I wish it was weatherproof on its own, especially the bottom of the pack, without the AW cover, but otherwise, the bag is great for a traveling photographer.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Another great lowpro bag!

    By JB

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

    I've got a 6+ year old low pro fast pack bag an decided I needed another. This one has fixed all the small issues I had with the other one. Just minor things really as I still love that old bag. The design for this new one is more rugged and is cleaner overall. I love the rain pouch which I have been using while traveling through the UK. The price was a no brainier for the quality of the bag. I did my research and kept coming back to low pro and glad I did.

     
    5.0

    Sweet Backpack!!

    By Bri Bri

    from Conway, Arkansas

    About Me Semi-pro 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 DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

      We got this backpack for our daughter and it is everything she wanted. Laptop, camera gear all fit perfectly and is protected against weather and damage from most anything. Thanks

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Excellent backpack for camera and 3 lens

      By Mama Ellen

      from Greenville, NC

      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 DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

        Roomy! Has room for 3 lens, camera body, and various other essentials for photography. Has a rain hood which is easily accessible. Has a compartment for a computer, which also holds a knee pad if you don't bring the computer. This is the second 205 AW which my husband has owned. His original was stolen and he wanted the exact same video backpack. You can access the camera by unzipping only a portion of the compartment.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Backpack

        By Jeff

        from Prescott, AZ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Roomy
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

          I use this backpack for my DSLR video equipment. It is well make and durable, for sure. I really like that it has spaces for things like SD cards marked on the inside of the pack. You can also move the deciders for a semi-custom set up.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          A nice backpack!

          By Technipire

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

          I have been looking for a backpack that can carry all my photo gears plus other necessary equipment for touring, such as a laptop, water bottle etc.

          This backpack fits my standard nicely. I could carry all my photo equipment (a DSLR, two lenses, cleaning kit, charger, and a tripod) and valuable items (laptop, wallet etc) while touring. With the helpful design to hold water bottles and a waterproof cover nicely stored at the bottom of backpack.

          So far, I just love it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Excellent Camera Backpack

          By Matt the Filmmaker

          from New York, NY

          About Me Pro 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 DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

            This bag is great! It's small and light enough to carry around for everyday travel but also carries enough gear to use on production days!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great bag!

            By NY-B

            from New York, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

              Its just the right size to carry a 5DMK3 w/ battery grip, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, laptop, headphones, batteries, cables, and a bunch of other random things I usually need. Very versitle for travel with a minimal equipment.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great for the one "on-the-go"!!!

              By Matt P

              from North Carolina

              About Me Semi-pro 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 DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                I had been looking for a simple but well thought out solution to carry all of the need gear (computer, camera(s), mice, etc) that I use for producing/editing for outdoor entertainment shows. In the past I would have a bag or two slung over each shoulder with a tripod in one hand and I would probably have something else in the other. But because of this bag, all of my gear that I use for video production can travel with me in a compact but comfortable package.

                With this bag I can carry a 15"MBP, GH4 with 3 different lenses, VND filters, an on camera light, wireless mic system, Rode Video Mic Pro, headphones, mediums sized tripod (65" height) and a few portable hard drives and when needed, I still have room for a Canon XA20/G30/G20 and another mic for the camera. I had concerns about having that much weight in a compact bag but this little bag maintains its comfort level very well. The shoulder straps are designed/padded well and in the right places. I have carried other bags that could carry the same amount of gear but the straps were poorly designed and it made for some very uncomfortable hiking. The back panel is vented which helps keep the low back area cool while carrying the bag. The zippers have yet to give me any problems and seemed to keep my gear dry (but I haven't had the bag out in heavy rain, just a steady light rain) and with that said, I haven't been able to use the rain cover but its nice extra to have just in case.

                I liked how the compartments are laid out (the location of the velcro for the camera area is good too). The camera area is flexible enough to get a D4s with a 70-200 on it in the center slot or, what I typically carry, a GH4 with a 14-150 and a 25mm in the same slot. In addition to having quality zippers, the safety strap for the camera compartment is a nice backup. It prevents the camera compartment flap from opening all the way open and dumping out your camera (which has saved me a few times BTW). The tripod pouch is sufficient for a Manfrotto 535 Tripod or something similar but a tripod with a spreader might be a bit too big for that design.

                2 little features that I didn't known about at the time that I purchased the bag are SD card pouches in the camera area flap and the wireless mic system organizer bag. I can put 3 SD's in each of the 2 pouches. The organizer has a side that has a thin layer of padding on one side, 2 slots for the transmitter and receiver and it has a small zippered pocket that could be used for extra batteries or an extra lapel mic. The upper main compartment has a few pouches and a zippered pocket that is useful for extra cables/chargers.

                The bag is a great bag that makes keeping your gear organized a simple task. Lowepro has taken the time to think of some little things that really make the difference, for example, the button loop that can hold your headphones that's located in the main upper compartment (it has a stitched headphone on it). It's great bag for anyone who likes to/needs to carry a camera and computer on a regular basis for whatever the reason. Great Job Lowepro!!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Bag for day trips

                By rennisk

                from Los Gatos, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                  Bought this to replace another bag that had a broken zipper. I'm pretty impressed with the bag. It fits my pro DSLR with a 70-200 lens attached plus 2 other lenses and a speed light flash. Plus it has a nice accessory pocket that can fit a Canon SL1 or another lens or two. The laptop pocket is large enough for most laptops and I especially like the tripod pocket.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great bag

                  By Travis

                  from Maryland

                  Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black):

                  I use this bag on hikes and vacations. It is a great product and as always I am impressed by the qualtiy of Lowpro.

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