Lowepro Pro Runner x450 AW DSLR Backpack (Black)
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- Fits a DSLR with attached lens (up to 300mm f/2.8) plus 4-6 lenses/flash and accessories; up to a 15.4" widescreen laptop; tripod or monopod; personal items
- Easily converts between a backpack with a 5-point adjustable, padded backpack harness, and a rolling case for easy transport through airports
- Removable, checkpoint-friendly laptop sleeve will fit most 15.4" widescreen laptops
- Designed in size and weight to fit most airlines' carry-on requirements
- All Weather AW Cover protects camera and gear from the elements
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|Item Dimensions||20.3 x 14 x 12.6 inches|
|Item Display Weight||13.5 pounds|
|Item Weight||10.36 pounds|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||Limited Lifetime|
|Shipping Weight||10.8 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
- Design: Very thoughtfully laid out, convenient to use, with every detail accounted for. Especially like the waterproof cover built into the bottom of the bag that's easily accessed in a sudden downpour, and the built-in sideways camera sleeve located near the back. Great organizer front pocket for travel documents and personal items. All the pockets and build-ins remind me of Eagle Creek luggage, which I absolutely love.
- Protectiveness: Your gear is completely covered in this thing.
- Versatility: The internal padded dividers can be adjusted to conform to your lenses and accessories. Waterproof inside pockets for memory cards and other small items. Or you can remove the interior dividers altogether and use this as a backpack for short trips.
- Build quality: This is solidly constructed, and should last for years.
- Bulky: It's fairly big for a smaller framed person. I'm 5'4", and look slightly overwhelmed by this backpack. It's not heavy though (6 lbs), and it's comfortable to carry, thanks to the very padded, adjustable straps.
- Looks: Not bad-looking, but a bit generic for those of us who like colorful bags.
This line of DSLR backpacks represents the Flagship of Lowepro's urban adventurer.
The Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW DSLR backpack is constructed of durable black 600d Polyester on its exterior and 210d Nylon PU Velex in its interior. The difference between this and its cousin, the 350 AW, is the larger capacity for longer lenses (300 mm versus 70-200 mm), more accessories(4 to 6 versus 3 to 4), and a larger widescreen laptop (17" versus 15.4"). AW stands for All Weather.
Carrying methods are flexible: conventional backpack carry, side carry and top carry. A durable feeling rubber grip on the side and top is comfortable. This facilitates easy navigation through customs, airport security and through busy terminals. The shoulder straps are padded, and the weight distribution is eased by the chest and waist straps. The weight of the bag without equipment is 6 pounds.
This bag is very big but it will still fit into an overhead compartment on an airplane (under current standards, May 2010): 13.4W X 11.4D X 19.9H in (Exterior). There is even an internal padded compartment for a notebook: 12.2W X 1.8D X 15.6H in and this fits my 15.4" Macbook Pro comfortably. It is located along the left side of the pack (when it is on your back) secured by a zipper.
The interior is subdivided with compartments that can be adjusted with padded dividers fastened by Velcro. The dividers are completely removable which allows me to use this as a convenient overnight bag, also. There is surrounding padded on the top, sides and bottom of the backpack's housing. It is up to your imagination to what configuration best suits the weight distribution of your valuables.Read more ›
I evaluated this bag for a long overseas trip with a lot of photographic equipment. The challenge is to get all the equipment to the destination and then be in a position to carry it from photo-op to photo-op. These goals are contradictory. A big bag will let you take all your things by plane or car but then is impractical in the field. This bag, therefore, is to transport all your equipment where you are going. After that, switch to a smaller bag and only carry selected items. Alternatively, see if you can make do with a medium-sized, dual purpose bag.
Spacious: probably big enough to fit all your stuff in one bag. Will accommodate one pro DSLR with large lens or two smaller DSLRs and accessories, including medium laptop.
Will fit in most big airplane overhead compartments. Not in the small planes, though.
Sturdy construction, but light for its size.
Padded straps for backpacking
Big: If you can manage with a smaller bag you should. This one is hard to maneuver in crowded spaces. Also do not imagine you will be backpacking with it. Even if the weight is not an issue, the bulk and square profile is.
In summary, I would use the Lowepro ProRunner 450 AW to carry all my photographic equipment in one bag as carry on luggage on an airplane or in a car. If real walking, hiking or crowded places are anticipated I would eliminate some stuff and use a smaller bag.
When you unzip the front flap you will find pockets for your cell phone, MP3 player, pens, keys, documents and other small items. Opening up the main compartment, you will find 13 compartments that are all adjustable. You can remove the shelving to make them taller or shorter depending on your needs. All the compartments are well padded, so there is no fear of any damage to your equipment. Even the front flap has compartments.
This pack is also designed to take on an airplane, but with all the equipment that you can store in this pack it might take you a little while to get through security.
I can also see other uses for this backpack. If you are into research where you needed to pack out into the wilds and bring back samples of say soil or water, the padded compartments would protect your samples.
This is a very well thought out and constructed pack and I believe you would not be disappointed in owning this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great backpack for a beginner. I thought I was getting one of the best, but after I researched it further, I discovered this one just doesn't offer a lot of the pockets... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Carolyn Haney
Warning - this bag is HUGE and somewhat heavy even when empty. If you are okay with that, then this is your new best friend. I can easily pack a 5dMk3, 24-70 /2.8, 70-200 /2. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jonathan clayton
Great construction and quality! Makes taking my camera on hikes much more convenient!Published 2 months ago by Aw BB
PLENTY of room for both my cameras and the two lenses i have with both, as well as other accessories. LOVE the tripod carry option in the front. Great bag.Published 3 months ago by Colby
well made bag and fits my needs perfectly. the bag, once packed, is very comfortable to wear and manages to not be overly heavy. inside compartment is easy to customize. Read morePublished 3 months ago by jacqueline buys
Awesome couldn't believe the price arrived within 10 days not the month it said it would take very happyPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great bag, hold up well. Lost a belt clip and the manufacturer send me a new one no questions asked!Published 4 months ago by M. Osman
Lightweight and comfortable to wear, provides many adjustable compartments, easily fits an SLR and 5-6 lenses plus other accessories, holds a tripod on the outside, and even... Read morePublished 5 months ago by number1fan