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Lowepro Fastpack 250 Camera/Laptop Backpack

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  • Side Entry Compartment provides easy access to D-SLR equipment and accessories, even when pack is being worn
  • Triple Compartment Design ensures superior camera protection, notebook protection (fits up to a 15.4" Widescreen)
  • 180-Degree access panel with adjustable dividers provides excellent protection in a customized fit that's easy to load.
  • Outer accessory pockets provide external storage for other accessories with fast access
  • Tough, water-resistant outer fabric protects against moisture and abrasion
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Screen Size compatibility: 15.4

Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 12.8 x 18.5 inches ; 3.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000YIYQ30
  • Item model number: Fastpack 250 (Black)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

Fastpack 250

Manufacturer Description:
You can shoot all day when you wear the lightweight, comfortable Lowepro Fastpack 250 backpack. It protects a digital SLR with an 18-55mm or 17-85mm kit lens attached plus 15.4" widescreen notebook while providing generous storage for 2-3 additional 105mm f/2.8, 18-200mm f/3.5, or 70-300mm f/4.5 lenses, flash, and other gear. You won't miss a shot, because side-entry compartments let you grab equipment and accessories, even while you're on the move. Customize the easy-to-access main compartment with adjustable dividers, use the outer organizer to keep large accessories handy, and manage memory cards with a built-in pocket. Breathable, contoured shoulder straps distribute weight evenly.

Hardware Capacity:
1 digital SLR with a mid-range zoom lens attached plus 2-3 additional lenses or flash units (up to a 70-300 f/4.5, 15.4" widescreen notebook, memory cards, batteries and cables.


Fastpack 250 Highlights:

1. Security Flap
Provides additional protection to outer compartments

2. Built-in Memory Card Holders
Efficiently manage memory cards

3. 180-degree Side-entry Panel
Provides complete access to camera compartment and lets you easily customize camera kit to suit your shooting needs

4. Adjustable Dividers
Delivers excellent protection in customized fit that's easy to load

5. Triple Compartment Design
Ensures superior camera protection, notebook protection and organizes personal accessories

6. Harness Pocket
Provides easy access to MP3 player or mobile phone

7. Outer Accessory Pockets
Provides external storage for large accessories to provide fast access

8. Mesh Side Pocket
Keeps a water bottle or other personal items readily accessible

9. Tough, Water Resistant Outer Fabric
Protects against moisture and abrasion

10. Side-entry Access
Offers fast and easy access to camera and gear so you can capture that perfect shot in a moment

 

Additional Features & Benefits:

  • Compact design protects camera with large lens plus notebook computer while providing generous storage for accessories
  • Lightweight material makes this bag perfect for daytrips
  • Padded main compartment with full 180-degree access and adjustable dividers delivers excellent protection and a customized fit
  • Padded, contoured shoulder straps with DryFlow fabric provide breathable comfort
  • Outer organizer pocket enables fast access to large accessories
  • Built-in pockets efficiently manage digital accessories
  • Reversed zipper with silent pulls resists sand and dirt
  • Durable, water-resistant outer fabric helps protect against the elements
  • Security flap provides additional protection to outer compartments
  • Harness incorporates a pocket for an MP3 player or mobile phone
  • Mesh side pocket keeps a water bottle readily available
  • SlipLock loop expand carrying capability by enabling attachment of any SlipLock-compatible product
  • Air mesh padded back provides enhanced comfort, moisture wicking and ergonomic support

Product Description

On streets or trails, you can shoot all day when you wear the lightweight, comfortable Fastpack 250 backpack by Lowepro. It protects a digital SLR with an 18-55mm or 17-85mm kit lens attached, plus 15.4" Widescreen notebook, and extra storage for 2-3 additional 105mm f/2.8, 18-200mm f/3.5, or 70-300mm f/4.5 lenses, flash, and other personal accessories. You won't miss a shot, because side-entry compartments let you grab equipment and accessories, even while you're on the move or without taking the backpack completely off! Customize the easy-to-access main compartment with adjustable dividers, use the outer organizer to keep larger accessories handy, and manage memory cards with a built-in pocket. Brethable, contoured shoulder straps distribute weight evenly.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very well made.
bhnova
The Lowepro Fastpack 250 is ideal for those photographers professional or amateur who want to fit all their camera gear and other items for all types of travel.
Matthew R. Horner
PROS: -Shoulder straps & back padding are very comfortable.
C. Wilder

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

378 of 381 people found the following review helpful By Brett Despain on April 10, 2008
Color Name: Black
Almost just right..., April 10, 2008
By Brett Despain (Draper, UT USA) - See all my reviews

Still looking for the perfect bag...this one comes very close. I own a Lowepro Compurover AW and a Tamrac Adventure 9 bag. The Compurover is too heavy and you have to crack it open like an egg to get to the Camera compartment. The Tamrac is the perfect size, but you have to take the bag off and lay it on the ground or your lap to open the camera compartment, otherwise you risk spilling out all of your gear! Not good.

This Fastpack 250 intrigued me because the side access pocket allows access to your camera quickly without taking the backpack off. Guess what? it works. You really can get your camera out quickly while still wearing the bag.

I bought this as strictly a travel bag. I'm a pilot so I needed a medium sized bag that I could fit in the cockpit while carrying my 40D and 3 L lenses. I also need the top compartment of the bag to carry a few snacks, water and other supplies.

Okay here's the breakdown.

Pros:
1. Slim design, fits in cockpit and on top of my roller suitcase with ease. Also fits very nicely in the space underneath your seat in an airliner.
2. Side camera access in a serious advantage. I considered the sling packs, but I like the comfort and security of having a full backpack. The sling packs are uncomfortable after a while and hard to position to get your camera out without twisting up your clothes or coat.
3. It's lightweight and comfortable to wear. Significantly lighter than my other two bags.
4. Not as pricey as my two other backpacks. I paid less than $90.
5. Side pocket fits a good sized Nalgene water bottle.
6. Medium size and all black color doesn't shout "Camera Bag!" while wearing it.
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97 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Lee on May 29, 2008
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I was considering the Lowepro slingshot 200 and the Fastpack 250, and boy am I glad I went with the fastpack. Here's a quick side by side comparison:

1. Camera storage compartment: pretty much identical between the two models.
2. Ease of Access: Much easier and more comfortable for the fastpack; just let go of the right strap and swing the bag around. The slingshot swings around and ends up on your chest, pretty awkward feeling/looking; the fastpack ends up near your left waist, allowing you to suavely draw your slr.
3. Size: the fastpack is bulkier than the slingshot, though not by much.
4. Price: the same for both models.

Other random fastpack 250 notes:
1. Laptop storage compartment: the zipper opens along the side, not around the whole backpack.
2. Cellphone pocket: my samsung t-629 fits very snugly.
3. I use this bag for school, storing a slim folder in the laptop pocket, and a couple of 8x6 books in the top compartment.
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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful By J.Q. on April 9, 2008
Color Name: Black
This, like my previous lowepro, is very strong, durable bag. It's a hybrid that serves well if you have carry on camera equipments, a laptop and minor stuffs (like cloths, a book and small personal items), but like every other bag, depends on your own needs, it could be very useful, or totally useless.

pros:
1. well built, I never had quality issue with lowepro and I wouldn't expect one with this bag either.
2. laptop compartment protect your very well, I carry my laptop every day with it, and never worried
3. good for one or two camera system, but limited lens. it's designed for large bodies, like D300, still got room in it, so any SLR should be fine.
4. good extra upper compartment, for books, everything, I can even put a jean, and several t-shirt, and/or limited personal items in it. yet it is just a little shy of A4 size, so keep that in mind when you consider it.
5. plenty of small pockets, ideal for all kinds of digital items.
6. very good design to flip around for quick access to cameras (see below for more), and no, it's not easy for thieves to take advantages of that without let you notice.
7. I once put around 25lbs in it, it you feels very good with very good weight support, you wont easily get tired

cons:
1. the bag, is bulky, though after used it I get used to it, but it is much larger than I think, especially I use it as everyday backpack to work, so in a peak hour subway train, you need to take it off and put on floor.
2. no all weather cover, I really dont understand why they take that feature off, maybe it prevent you from flip over with the cover on, but do u really want to use your camera in that condition?
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87 of 93 people found the following review helpful By W. Meyer on March 5, 2010
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I just completed my first trip with the Lowepro Fastpack 250, which I purchased because it provided a compartment for a laptop along with one's camera equipment. Up to this time, I had been using the Lowepro Micro Trekker 200. The Fastpack 250 held all the equipment I normally carried in the Micro Trekker, including a digital SLR with 28-80 and 70-300 zoom lenses, an external flash unit, a point-and-shoot camera, a compact camcorder, USB cables, and battery chargers. With all that and my 14" laptop and its charger, the backpack was quite heavy. Even after unloading the laptop and chargers in the hotel room, the Fastpack 250 was still considerably heavier than the Micro Trekker with the same equipment. What's more, after walking around with it for several hours, I felt some strain in my shoulders and upper back. This could be due to the fact that all the camera equipment rests in a compartment that is in the lower half of the back pack, so it pulls down on your shoulders.

The Fastpack 250's feature that allows you to swing it around to extract your camera without having to remove the pack or open the whole pack adds an advantage over all others. However, that benefit also has a disadvantage. You have to decide which lens you're going to use and mount that lens prior to packing the bag. If you change your mind, you have to remove the backpack, unclip two clips, and unzip two zippers to get to the rest of your equipment. Also, the camera equipment compartments are neither as roomy nor as flexible as in the Micro Trekker.

If you take a considerable amount of camera equipment and a laptop on trips, the Fastpack 250 is a good choice, but be prepared for some discomfort and inconvenience. Unload as much weight as possible in your hotel room, before going sightseeing. I will use the Fastpack 250 for travel, but will continue to use the Micro Trekker 200 for all my everyday needs.
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