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LoweproDSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (53)

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    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (2)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (50)
  • Comfortable (47)
  • Easily accessible equipment (47)
  • Roomy (42)
  • Adjustable harness (41)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)
  • Cumbersome (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (48)
  • Protecting gear (36)
  • Storing gear (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (23), Semi-pro photographer (19), Casual photographer (8), Pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (57), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great all purpose pack

I purchased this pack with the knowledge I would be acquiring many pieces of kit over this past year. This pack is a great all purpose bag that will carry plenty of gear in...Read complete review

I purchased this pack with the knowledge I would be acquiring many pieces of kit over this past year. This pack is a great all purpose bag that will carry plenty of gear in whichever conditions you will require.

I have taken it on a number of trips and it fulfilled exactly what I needed it to do. I have carried it through downtown Vancouver on many occasions and throughout Cabo San Lucas this past January, without so much as an awkward or suspicious gaze. The backpack is entirely black, with no bright or gaudy logos that scream "Expensive Camera Equipment Inside!" Even the Lowepro logo is blacked out, and small enough that you could cover it up with an iron on patch, though I would not necessarily recommend that.

It easily fits within airline carry-on specifications, so there is no need to worry about checking expensive equipment at the airport.

The bag has substance; it weighs around 4 pounds empty, and will only gain as you load up your kit. It feels durable and I got the impression I could load it to the gills, and it would stand up to all I could dish out. During my trip to Mexico, I loaded up every empty nook and cranny with the souvenirs I purchased and all told, it weighed a substantial amount, but did not feel as though it would burst at the seams. Thankfully, it has a waist strap that can tuck away inside the bag, as well as an adjustable chest strap. It has a hidden tripod holder that actually took me 3 weeks to discover. For those unsure, on the side of the bag with a pocket, it is folded away underneath the pocket and will hang below the flank of the bag. The unfortunate thing about the placement is if you are carrying a tripod and facing inclement weather, you will have to decide whether to use the All-weather cover and carry the tripod or risk water penetration.

It is Lowepro quality, but please do not take that to mean it is waterproof. On a catamaran, we faced rough water with waves coming overtop the deck. The bag was below my seat and a wave came up, immersed the bag for about 5 seconds, then drained away. For the most part, my equipment was dry though there were some areas that got wet. The laptop storage was wet (Thankfully only storing a sweater, pair of socks and 6 AA batteries), there was moisture inside the camera compartment, and there was moisture inside the front pocket. If you are around water, I would strongly recommend making use of the all-weather cover because you may not luck out as I did.

The camera storage pouch can hold plenty of equipment, though it is a tight fit for what I am carrying. I currently have a Canon 600ex-rt flash, which barely fits in the designated flash pocket. You may have to work it into place, and adjust the head to 75 degrees to make the flash appear more of a straight line. It will not fit with an omni-bounce on it. Below that, I have stored my TC-80n3 remote and 3 LP-E6 batteries. The main pocket holds a gripped Canon 7D with 70-200 f2.8 and lens hood attached. It will fit a gripped 5DIII in place of a 7D. It also holds a 24-70 f2.8 II with hood and 15-85 with hood, (It may be likely to fit a 16-35 f2.8 in place of this) and a memory card case. If you have a similar kit, you should be able to fit it in there.

To access your camera, simply take your right arm out, sling it across in front of you and unzip the bag. Do not unclip the strap unless you want your gear falling out. If you need to change a lens, you will have to set it down.

In the upper pouch, I can store plenty, whether it be a change of clothes, cleaning equipment or souvenirs, and there is an included transparent pocket which could fit an ID card. There is a key strap which you can clip your keys into. There is also an elastic strap at the bottom of the pouch, with which you could fit a filter wallet or something else that is a comparable size. The alternative is to use the included pouch designed to store cables and accessories. I personally use it to hold cleaning supplies.

On the outside of the bag, there is a hidden pocket which will hold a passport, albeit with a tight fit. By the same token, you could fit an iPhone 4S without a case in there too.

I really do love this bag. It does a great job, though I personally would make some alterations if Lowepro was taking constructive criticism. On the inside, I would add a stitch or two to be able to have a pen holder. I would add an extra centimeter to the pouch where you could fit a passport and have the flap extend by one inch so it could tuck in better. I would also increase the size of the padding for lumbar support. My reasoning is because having anything in the laptop compartment will inevitably end up pressing on your back and could cause some discomfort. I would change the material of the zipper pulls to be something more durable, or put loops so it could be locked and prevent the chance of theft due to the loops being slashed. Lastly, I would add more velcro to the inside compartment for customization of the setup.

All in all, it is a great bag. While I would make some improvements, it carries plenty of gear and has plenty of extra room to use. It is comfortable when you have it loaded right up (If not using the laptop compartment) and can haul a wide variety of lenses.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Holds a ton of gear. May not fit under airline seats.

I bought this bag as a travelling bag mostly. Holds a ton of gear, in fact all of mine. There is a down side though. I flew Virgin America, and this particular...Read complete review

I bought this bag as a travelling bag mostly. Holds a ton of gear, in fact all of mine. There is a down side though. I flew Virgin America, and this particular bag doesn't fit under the seat fully loaded. It is durable so far, but I haven't really beat it up yet. It was also supposed to come with a rain cover, but I haven't found it yet. Not sure if that is B&H or the bag though. If you're looking for a bag to carry all your gear, I recommend this one as long as you aren't flying fully loaded and it is your personal item. It can also get a bit heavy.

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1.0

Bulky without fitting enough gear

By Audrey

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

Does not fit under the seat in front of you. Found out literally 3 days after the return date cutoff. Had bought this specifically for traveling so it's a waste of money. On the plus side, it's really padded so whatever you do plan to bring will be protected.

 
3.0

Fits a lot, Uncomfortable On Shoulders

By Jacob

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

Overall, you can fit a ton of a gear into this backpack so it's great for travel in that regard. However, it's not great for travel in that it's actually reasonably painful to wear. The straps dig into my shoulder and make me beg for mercy!! Not fun on long walks through airports, riding subways, hiking places, etc.

 
5.0

Very Pleased

By Jmars

from Houston, Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

This is a great kit pack. It has a very usable layout, plenty of little pockets and little storage components that make it pack very tight while still being accessible. The camera compartment is roomy and allows fast access to the camera and other kit I can get a D810 with 24-70, a 70-200 and 2 primes with a remote, a flash, light meter and passport color checker. I had to rob a couple of dividers from another bag to get the layout I wanted but it worked out fine and I very much like the bag. The upper compartment has plenty of usable space, comes with a handy accessory bag and a big velcro strap in the bottom that is perfect for securing filter packs. I liked it so much I added 2 larger ones to strap everything else down and make the pack quiet. For the money this bag is a win and if it holds up for a couple of years it will have been money very well spent.

 
4.0

Excellent Camera Bag with one design flaw

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

I purchased this Camera Bag to replace my LowePro Flipside 400 AW bag which I had purchased a little over a year ago. The Fastpack 350 AW has a lot more room & I like the way it gives you access to your equipment much better. I also like the fact that the waist belt is much less intrusive & tucks away if & when you choose not to use it. The one thing that I did not like was what I perceived to be a vulnerability with the camera falling out of the bag if you aren't being careful. Otherwise I like the bag a lot & would have given it a solid 5-Star if LowePro had designed it with an adjustable strap to add a safety factor to keep the camera more secure when unzipping the main camera compartment. I decided to do my own 'customized remedy' by sewing a 'safety' strap on both sides of the dividers to wrap around the back of the camera. (see photos)

 
5.0

A Great Bag for your Laptop and DSLR & Lenses/Accessories

By Christian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

Overall, this is a great bag for storage of your up to 17" laptop, DSLR camera, lenses, and associated equipment. Awesome for travelers with easy access to everything.
Pros:
-Fits everything comfortably & securely.
-Tripod pocket can double as a water bottle pocket
-LOTS of storage space & compartments that are adjustable
-Comes with an all-weather protective cover
-All black, nice finish. Subtle blacked-out Lowepro logo on top. No "Look at Me, This is an Expensive Camera Bag" logo
-Padded straps and back
-Has not been prodded by the TSA...yet
-Fits under mainline airline seats*
Cons:
-A little bulky, especially when you are first getting used to it
-*Just barely fits under the seat, although you will have little legroom

 
5.0

Solid pack

By Vince

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

I just received this bag and I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I've read reviews that said it was too big, and I've read reviews saying it was too small. What I can tell you is that I just loaded the main compartment with my Canon t2i with a grip and lens attached, my a7s II in the side compartment, plus three lenses for that camera, a Rode mic, and I haven't even moved to start loading the top compartment, yet. If this bag is too small for you, then you are some sort of human pack mule. As far as size is concerned re: travel, I've compared this to my old backpack that I used to load with gear and cram underneath airplane seats and they are about the same size as far as thickness is concerned, and this bag is just a few inches longer. I'm traveling overseas at the end of the month and I'm looking forward to a real test drive with this thing.

 
3.0

No too big

By D

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

Well built however a bit too big for compact mirrorless cameras.

 
5.0

A great bag for a big SLR, lenses, and much more

By James

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

This is a big bag. I bought it as an upgrade from a shoulder bag, having recently upgraded a couple of lenses. The lower camera compartment is well padded and has movable dividers. It easily fits my Nikon D500, with attached 100-300mm lens - and even with a battery grip attached. The camera compartment fits my normal nature/wildlife kit which consists of this camera and lens, a 16-80mm lens, and an 85mm macro lens. It has room left for my 50 and 35mm primes also, though I don't normally carry them.

Even with all of this gear in the bottom compartment there is plenty of room in the top compartment for a sweater, rain poncho, lunch, etc. Small compartments and a provided zippered bag hold all the small stuff - lens brush, lens cloth, spare batteries, memory cards, remote shutter release, filters, etc. There is a sturdy strap and  bottom pocket that tucks out of the way when not in use for securing a tripod to the bag's side.

There is also a zippered compartment the entire height and width of the bag that could hold a laptop if you cared to tote one.

 
5.0

Highly consider this bag

By Jon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

Great bag for the price. I was able to pack it full for a recent trip I took. The bag weighed 35lbs(loaded) and had no problems. I was able to carry this bag on a plane and it fit fully loaded under the seat in front of me. I had 2 bodies (1pro and one with no vert grip), a 70-200 & 24-70, an AD-360 flash and battery pack with two batteries, triggers, laptop, tripod, chargers, cords, extra camera batteries, small light modifier or the flash.

 
5.0

Better Than I Expected

By Michael

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

I was searching for a backpack for my old medium format camera that wouldn't be overkill.  While it is bigger than I need, I can very comfortably pack the camera, several rolls of film, light meter, and miscellaneous photography items in the bottom part with room to spare and have the top part available for everything else.  Since I can pack light for traveling, I've used it twice as my only item flying (not over-packing so it meets carry-on size).

Nicely constructed and laid out.  My only tiny little quibble which won't pertain to the masses.... I wish I could configure the bottom dividers a little differently.  It is ideal for digital cameras and associated lenses but having an old Rolleiflex, I don't have any lenses.

I would easily purchase this backpack again and highly recommend it.  (I consider myself a seasoned user; nowhere near professional but slightly above average)

 
4.0

Buena mochila, excelente precio/ calidad

By Silvio

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

Es un muy buen producto, sobre todo teniendo en cuenta la relación precio - calidad. En el compartimiento de abajo entran comodos un cuerpo full frame, un 70-200 f2,8, un 24-70 f2.8, dos lentes fijos, dos flash de cámara y un cuerpo extra,
El compartimiento superior es algo grande y no permite una organización optima, con lo que a veces sobra espacio que hace mas voluminosa la mochila. pero en general es un muy buen producto

 
5.0

Better have plenty of equipment

By Williamd

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

This backpack is big and will hold plenty of photography equipment, a sleeve for a laptop/tablet along with room for ponchos or extra clothes. It may be too large to place under airline seats which I was hoping to do. Quality is good and as usual B&H shipped timely.

 
5.0

Funtional

By Matthew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

Layout is usable. If you have a moderate amount of gear as well as a laptop this will serve you well. I use for video recording with addit

 
5.0

The backpack suits all my needs

By Alikhanov

from Armenia, Yerevan

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

The product reallt suits all my needs. I wanted to carry my laptop, camera, lenses, flash and other items in one place and not to carry them in separate bags. The laptop area is even bigger than 15.6 inch laptop size. My laptop is thin, so I think that 17 inch one also will fit in that area (I haven't try, but it feels like that).
It fits really good on me, so that carrying it is not a problem, even if it's heavy.

 
5.0

Lowepro Fastpack 350 AW

By DJS

from Undisclosed

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

This is my second Lowepro bag. I ran out of room with the other. Awesome, durable, great size and price.

 
5.0

Love it!

By Paula

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

I love everything about this bag!
Has a lot of space and I like that I can hang my tripod on it too.

 
5.0

would buy again

By Joseph

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

great item.I feel safe knowing my equipment is safe.I like the waterproof cover. Plenty of storage.Great price, fast shipping

 
3.0

Ill configured, capacity too small

By Randolph

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

I purchased this backpack to move up in size to hold more of my equipment.  Physically it is about 1/3 larger than my prior backpack but no matter how I tried to configure the 350 AW I could not make it hold more than my old, smaller, backpack.   The quick retrieval opening was too small to get my 5D MkII through easily.  The straps fall across the back making opening the backpack awkward.  The velcro panels are too small and ill configured to maximize the inside of the pack pack.  I purchased this backpack and am selling it unused for about 1/3 of what I paid for it.

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4.0

Happy so far

By Tom

from Fort Worth, Tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

Has a very large capacity and camera is easier to get to than with previous backpack.

 
5.0

Capacious backpack!

By Craig

from Greenville, SC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW (Black):

I have it loaded with my gear, though it's nowhere near filled. Plenty of space to expand! I haven't actually used it on a trip yet, but it seems to be comfortable. My only problem is getting my Canon 6D with attached 24-105L f/4 to stay snug. There is a lot of room in the camera compartment, and as the sides are not fully compatible with velcro the divider placements are limited. I think I'll need to roll up a t-shirt to pad the camera a little bit and to keep it from sliding around. Would be great with a longer lens attached, and perhaps a battery grip. Really roomy.

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