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Lowepro Flipside 500 AW Pro DSLR Camera Backpack
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- Fits up to a Pro DSLR with grip and 500mm f/4 lens, 1-2 extra camera bodies, 2-4 extra lenses, flash, 3 memory cards, tripod or monopod, tablet, accessories and personal items. Camera models that fit the Flipside 500 AW include: Canon EOS 1Dmk, Canon EOS 5D/5Ds/5D Mk II/7D, Canon EOS 70D, Nikon D4/D4s, Nikon D7100/D7200, and Nikon D800/D810.
- Contoured shoulder strap with padded waistbelt evenly distributes weight and provides exceptional comfort
- Body-side access design provides added security while wearing
- Hideaway Tripod Mount system helps secure a tripod to the outside of pack for easy access
- Roomy and padded camera compartment provides protective and adjustable divider system for easy customization of gear
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Lowepro Flipside 500 AW for Pro DSLR Cameras
Large Capacity for Large Lenses
The Flipside 500 AW fits up to a pro DSLR with grip and 500mm f/4 lens, 1-2 extra bodies, 2-4 extra lenses, flash, 3 memory cards, tripod or monopod, tablet, accessories and personal items.
Front Storage Compartment
Zippered, front storage compartment with space for a tablet provides quick access to a tablet, small accessories and personal items.
Protection, Comfort and Easy Access
Body-side access design provides added security while wearing. Unique, back-entry compartment with easy access offers easy access to gear when pack rotated to front. Contoured shoulder strap with padded waistbelt evenly distributes weight and provides exceptional comfort. Patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover protects gear from rain, dust and sand. Hideaway Tripod Mount system helps secure a tripod to the outside of pack for easy access.
|Flipside 200||Flipside 300||Flipside 400 AW||Flipside 500 AW|
|What hardware fits in the bag?||DSLR with lens attached (up to 80-200mm f/2.8)||Up to a pro DSLR with lens attached (up to 80-200mm f/2.8)||Pro DSLR with lens attached (up to 300mm f/2.8)||Up to a pro DSLR with grip and 500mm f/4 lens|
|What are the internal dimensions?||7.01 x 4.96 x 14.96 in||9.06 x 5.43 x 15.94 in||10.63 x 5.91 x 16.73 in||11.02 x 7.28 x 18.90 in|
|What are the external dimensions?||8.58 x 6.18 x 16.54 in||10.16 x 6.85 x 17.52 in||11.93 x 9.96 x 18.11 in||11.81 x 12.80 x 20.08 in|
|Weight of bag||2.20 lbs||2.64 lbs||3.52 lbs||4.40 lbs|
|All Weather AW Cover?||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Fabric Type||100% Fabric|
|Item Dimensions||12.7 x 19.9 x 11.7 inches|
|Item Display Weight||2 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||4.4 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||4.59 pounds|
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Lowepro expands its award-winning Flipside series with a large-capacity, big-lens outdoor backpack for professional photographers who shoot adventure and sports images: the Flipside 500 AW. The body-side access design provides added security while wearing. The unique, back-entry compartment offers easy access to gear when the pack is rotated to the front. Capacity for a 500mm f/4 lens. The roomy and padded camera compartment provides protective and adjustable divider system for easy customization of gear. The contoured shoulder strap with padded waist belt evenly distributes weight and provides exceptional comfort. The patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover protects gear from rain, dust and sand. The Hideaway Tripod Mount system helps secure a tripod to the outside of the pack for easy access. The zippered, front storage compartment with space for a tablet provides quick access to a tablet, small accessories and personal items. The built-in memory card pockets offer quick access and storage of extra memory. The SlipLock attachment loops increase carrying capacity with compatible cases, pouches and bags. The Flipside 500 AW fits up to a Pro DSLR with grip and 500mm f/4 lens, 1-2 extra camera bodies, 2-4 extra lenses, flash, 3 memory cards, tripod or monopod, tablet, accessories and personal items. Camera models that fit the Flipside 500 AW include: Canon EOS 1Dmk, Canon EOS 5D/5Ds/5D Mk II/7D, Canon EOS 70D, Nikon D4/D4s, Nikon D7100/D7200, and Nikon D800/D810.
Top Customer Reviews
I'm not a professional photographer; however, I do want a bag to carry my essentials which include a Canon 30D, 2 lenses, a tripod, a small video camera, a small digital camera for my 8 year old, as well as batteries, extra flashcards, and other small items. Yes, all this fit with room to spare as I didn't use any of the outside pockets except for the water bottle netting... but the best is yet to come!
Hiking with a camera backpack is fantastic! You don't have to deal with shoulder straps slipping and your hands are totally free to use as you will. But the best part (it's really fantastic) was to just swing the pack around to access my camera 'stuff' with a mimimum of fuss. The pack never touched the ground until we stopped to wade in a mountain pool with very, very, cold water... brrrrr.
The one thing about the bag I was hesitant about, before purchasing, was how the bag was going to hold the weight of all my equipment and still stay horizontal when used. No worries! The bag did not falter and performed as advertised. This is one of those purchases that gives you that "I'm glad I bought this" feeling. It's padded well, looks good, works as designed and, with the opening against your back, it's safe to take anywhere where crowds may hide those individuals looking for an opportunity to avail themselves of your equipment.
If you're like me and looking for something that's not too expensive and can carry the essentials then this Lowepro 300 Flipside backpack should be highly considered.
Right now we have our Canon T3i with 4 lenses in the back plus the charger, some flash equipment, filters, and other miscellaneous items. The shell of the bag itself is very sturdy and provides lots of cushion and support. The pads that go against your back are thick and have a small space for airflow while it is on. In the smaller front pockets will not allow you to hold a ton of stuff, but we have a few filters and cleaning material and whatever we need for the day (maps, wallet, etc)
One of the best features is that you can access the lenses without setting the backpack down by simply spinning it around to your front side while having the waist belt on. Being able to flip the bag around on your waist to switch out lenses is a great feature. You never have to set your bag down and it acts almost like a table to set the lenses on during the switch. I especially like this while in large crowds where I feel most vulnerable to theft.
I haven't been able to test the rain cover yet, but I will update the review as soon as I can.
This is a great pack for those walk a lot while traveling and want to keep multiple lenses with them. It is very secure and doesn't scream "steal me" while in a crowd. So far, I am very satisfied with this purchase and look forward to testing it out on many trips this year.
*I purchased this bag on my own and received nothing but your like for my review.
I demanded several criteria in a camera bag:
1. No more than $100 cost (it's a padded BAG!)
2. Capacity for 450D body, battery grip, 150-500 lens attached, short lens (24-70), miscellaneous smaller gear
3. Comfortable (naturally)
4. Overall bag size should not be larger than a student's book bag.
A. Tether for monopod/tripod
B. Preferably a sling bag to access equipment without having to take off the pack
C. Theft resistant
D. Room for a water bottle, umbrella, keys, and other personal items.
I tried and considered several items including the Tenba Shootout Medium Sling Bag, Lowepro Slingshot 100/200 (300 is hard to find in stock locally), Lowepro Fastpack 200, Canon 200EG. Surprisingly, all of these bags are too small to handle a 500mm w/ body attached. I also have a military fabric messenger bag I used prior to the 150-500 (custom added padding, dividers) but that became obsolete with the new lens. All of these bags had great features and would have worked wonderfully - if you don't have a large 400mm+ lens w/ body attached.
I effectively had to forget about the side loading sling bags - they can hold a larger lens by itself but not with the camera body. Surprisingly, the Tenba Shootout sling bag did allow top-of-bag access to my setup but it was very unwieldy to remove the camera & lens (side access definitely a no-go). The camera & lens caught on the bag zipper area a lot - that's just asking for a dropped camera. The Fastpack was impressive but since the upper compartment is separate from the lower half that limits the ability to carry larger items (such as body+large lens). I did not have an opportunity to test the larger slingshot (300?).
The Flipside was not a first choice but it serves my needs adequately. Excellent padding, straps, and the typical complement of the Velcro dividers. The bag holds my body+500mm lens combo very well although it is not accessible without putting the bag down - very roomy inside for its size. The particular impressive aspect is a Velcro-attached zippered bag in the interior - as a mundane item I geniunely appreciate not having to search 10 different pockets for certain items. The bag is also secure as you can only open the main compartment from the part that rests against your back.
However, the bag is not without fault. Several aspects I dislike:
I. Limited external pockets for storage. The external storage aspects of the bag are very lacking.
II. Some bags come with rain cover but this does not. The bag *is* rain resistant (sealing zippers) but not a sub for a cover.
III. Bag can certainly hold a monopod but a tripod might be somewhat questionable without buying an additional tether
I rated this bag 4 out of 5 stars. I give the bag a generous rating for obvious solid construction, versatility, excellent value (as far as camera bags are concerned), comfort, and standing true to its advertising - ability to carry a large lens/body combo. I docked the bag primarily due to the lack of extra pockets. I will not dock the bag rating for size as this is just a matter of proper bag selection (space efficiency is a different story).
I regret that I have yet to encounter a bag with quick access to a body+large lens combo.
A bit more shifting of bag contents and it holds my gear better now. I've also added a 340DX tripod to the rear of the pack - it carries this surprisingly well. The 340DX is a stable AMT alloy tripod so it's not the lightest but not heavy either - enough to balance my 500mm telephoto. The tripod pouch on the bag holds it for now - I have concerns that it will not last the long-term before it tears but that is just speculation.