26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Each bag has its purpose, and this is exactly what I was looking for,
This review is from: Lowepro Photo Hatchback 22L AW (Slate Grey) - LP36434-PWW (Electronics)
I own two camera bags. This Lowepro and a Crumpler 8MDH.
My Crumpler is ideal for location shoots. It houses my 24-70, 14-24, 70-200, and flashes. Location shoots was the main reason why I decide to buy it. I can set the bag nearby and go.
This Lowepro 22l AW is exactly what I was looking for hikes. Hiking in a messenger bag is very uncomfortable, given the amount of weight for the Nikon Trinity.
In the lower removable section, I am able to house my D700 (NO grip, not needed for hiking) with a mounted 14-24 and unmounted 24-70. I will provide a picture shortly.
I could also place my sb900 and a sandwich in the upper bag area or even the front pocket. Also, by design, it can carry two water bottles. Perfect.
As for comfort, I was very surprised. I previously owned a Tamrac Evolution 8. The size of this bag was enormous. I never carried a laptop so that just added to the thickness.
This bag was very stiff, but well protected, and I really disliked the style of the Evo 8. Also, the loaded weight was just to much for my shoulders. The under section of the shoulder straps had a rubberized grip which literally felt like my traps were being pulled down to my lower back. Very, very, uncomfortable.
All in all, very satisfied for my needs. From style, protection, and comfort, I highly recommend this bag.