Lowepro Flipside 300 Backpack (Red)
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About this item
- Back entry compartment provides easy access to equipment as well as extra security when pack is being worn
- Removable accessory pouch allows you to take cables, chargers, manuals and other key accessories with you when you need them
- Hideaway tripod holder carries a compact tripod or monopod when you need it and easily concealed when you don¿t
- Tough water resistant outer fabric protects against moisture and abrasion
- Detachable waist belt and adjustable sternum strap helps to stabilize pack, distribute weight evenly and ensure carrying comfort
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The compact, lightweight design of the Flipside 300 backpack lets you carry your pro digital SLR without worry. The unique back compartment entry gives you safe, easy access to camera gear when you’re setting up plus extra security when you’re on the move. Outer storage panels keep digital accessories and personal items close at hand.
From the Manufacturer
The compact, lightweight design of the Flipside 300 backpack lets you carry your pro digital SLR without worry. The unique back compartment entry gives you safe, easy access to camera gear when you're setting up plus extra security when you're on the move. Outer storage panels keep digital accessories and personal items close at hand.
1 Pro DSLR with 300mm f/2.8 lens attached plus 1-3 additional lenses or flash units, 1 tripod, multiple cables, memory cards, manuals and other digital accessories.
Flipside 300 Highlights:
1. Back Entry Compartment
Provides easy access to equipment as well as extra security when pack is being worn
2. Outer Storage Panels
Centralizes digital accessories and personal gear for handy access
3. Hideaway Tripod Holder
Carries a compact tripod or monopod when you need it and easily concealed when you don't
4. Removable Accessory Pouch
Allows you to take cables, chargers, manuals and other key accessories with you when you need them or easily left behind when you don't
5. Detachable Waist Belt and Adjustable Sternum Strap
Helps to stabilize pack, distribute weight evenly and ensure carrying comfort when you need it
6. Mesh Side Pocket
Keeps a water bottle or other personal items readily accessible
7. SlipLock Accessory Loops
Expand carrying capability via SlipLock compatible pouches
8. Tough, Water Resistant Outer Fabric
Protects against moisture and abrasion
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Although it is a bit larger than I expected, I am now thankful that I bought the larger 300 model. Surprisingly it carries a lot more than I expected it would. I carry one pro-DSLR, a 70-200 2.8 lens, a 2.0 TC, and 2 fixed lenses; as well as a flash and a 'pile' of filters and other miscellaneous things. What amazes me almost as much as how much I can carry with me now, is how comfortable it feels on my back -- with the sternum and waist strap snug, it rests comfortably on my hips which takes all the weight off my shoulders. I could walk as far as my feet allow with no discomfort on my shoulders or back, whatsoever. The shoulder straps are very well designed as is the bag itself -- there are no hard surfaces or anything that would cause any chafing. Also, I should note, I am not young, strong, nor tall -- yet, it is very comfortable.
I like the zippered compartment inside the bag -- perfect for filters in their cases -- and a pair of reading glasses to view the display screen. :-) I like the shape of the bag; 'flipped up', it makes a perfect place to set your equipment on when outdoors, as opposed to 'on the ground'. The outside zippered component is a bit narrow, but it is perfect for a cell phone and your memory cards, but not much more. I especially like the very sturdy, well-designed 'handle' -- this allows you to pick up the bag when you just have to go a short distance.
Minor cons: I would not expect the tripod holder to carry anything heavier than a very light-weight tripod. I prefer an Op/Tech tripod strap anyway (it really does 'lighten the load'!), so that was not a consideration when I bought it. The zipper could be a 'half-inch' longer -- but I compensate by putting those things that I am less likely to need in that area -- but even that is not a major inconvenience. So far, I have taken it on several long day-hikes and found myself thinking, why didn't I buy one of these years ago! It really is a 'must have tool' for the outdoor photographer who likes to carry 'everything but the kitchen sink' with them -- just in case!
AF-S VR lens among other beasts, I kid you not weigh about 60 pounds when loaded. Not exactly point & shoot standards, and it is truly exhausting work at times.
So, when I had the opportunity last year to send off a few of my DSLR bodies back to Nikon's NPS for servicing & cleaning,
I opted for a clean start. I wanted a scaled down pack, that would offer more security & simplicity. The Flipside 300 did this and more. The pack is extremely tough and well-designed. Lowepro understands that you cannot please everyone all of the time and it focuses solely on its mission - provide a rugged, secure, comfortable, cost-effective backpack for the amateur and semi-pro arena of shooters.
The Flipside 300 has enough room for the following:
-Tamron 17-50 VC f/2.8
-Nikon 50mm f/1.4
-Sigma 120-300 f/2.8
-Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 OS
-Nikon MH-21 charger w/extra battery.
-Epson P-5000 photo viewer & storage device.
-Lowepro PixelPak V2 Memory Case
-Western Digital 1TB Passport Drive
-Lens Pen, Cleaning cloth, Rocket Blaster & small set of filters.
-2 Pens & Hiking book and/or small trail maps.
-Oregon 300 GPS strapped to outside.
-Gerber LMF II Infantry knife strapped to outside. (my non-TSA airport loading of course!)
-3 sets of Black Diamond Quickdraws. (external biners)
-No flash, no tripod!
So I guess you could say, I have my Flipside loaded down, but to me --- this is lightweight & easily managed.
-Rugged & Comfortable.
-Provides additional security with rear-faced zipped compartments.
-Excellent amount of storage for the compact profile.
-Smooth, steady zippers that never get stuck.
-Reasonable price & finally a choice of colors.
-Concealed tripod mount included.
-Fits well on Euro trains, buses, airplanes without problems.
-No room for even the smallest Netbook.
-No attached rain/sandstorm covers.
-Waist straps could be padded & wider.
Overall an excellent choice & one I would make again tomorrow without hesitation.
This is not your "huge, I am not a backpacker" pack that will hold your kids X-BOX and Cuisinart juice extractor
while taking pictures driving by in your mini-van. This is a focused tool for the adventurous photographer and will
reward you with its strength & simplicity.
A truly incredible backpack by Lowepro.
I started out buying a Tamrac messenger 7 thinking it would work - I only have three lens, the camera plus grip and the typically assorted misc. Unfortunately, as soon as it arrived it became obvious the Tamrac was not meant for a camera with grip attached. I fiddled with the inserts every way possible to no avail - the fit was bulky at best and left me fearful of an inadvertent breakage.
Trying to make it work I purchased a "fanny pack" to switch all the accessories to plus a couple of lens packs/case to provide extra cushion. While both were a good deal and provided the protection I needed the entire situation was gettting out of hand - too much to keep up with and difficult to access.
Finally, I decided to try out this Lowepro...great choice! It provides much more protection than the Tamrac bag, is easy to access, actually fits my camera - with grip, 3 lens (1 zoom, 2 prime) plus assorted misc. Easy to organize, easy to carry, easy to access and easy on the budget.
Wish I had bought this one first. Actually has a little room to grow if needed - or just enough space to put in a few extras without having to wrestle every time you access the camera or want to change a lens. All in all an excellent value!
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Reisverschluss liegt auf der Rückenseite, so kann niemand den Rucksack unbemerkt öffnen.
Obwohl als gebraucht gekauft, sieht man dem Rucksack das nicht an. Keinerlei Spuren oder Kratzer. Ich bin sehr glücklich bisher.