The Lowepro Flipside 500 AW is built to protect, store and carry a 500mm f/4 lens, plus addition pro-sized equipment in a padded and spacious main compartment. An adjustable divider system makes it easy to organize gear in a variety of configurations. An unique back-entry design offers easy access to gear when the waist belt is secured and the pack is rotated to the front and unzippered. It also provides extra security when the pack is worn. A contoured shoulder strap with padded waist belt evenly distributes weight and provides exceptional comfort.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I finally got to take this bag out for a medium trek through the local zoo fully loaded. Yes, it does get a bit heavy but I could carry two camera bodies (D5100 w/18-140mm and D5300 w/ 18-300 older and larger zoom ) and most of my lenses (Pro optic fisheye, Nikon 18-55mm, Sigma 10-20mm Wide zoom, a SB-910 speed light, filters and assorted accessories. I hand carried the D5300 with all else in the bag. I have since also added two Lowepro 100 Aw utility bags and a Tamrac filter belt pack only to ease crowding and be able to detach and leave behind when needed. For an hour or two it is great and for grab and go to location perfect. If I needed accessing equipment would have been easy. For longer than 2 hours (at the very most) I will return the the Lowepro Slingshot 302. THe only lenses I could not fit into this case is my extensive collection of LensBaby lenses which I store in several of their cases lashed together. This is the best all around grab and go case I have ever had the pleasure of using and I have used many over the years. If you carry a lot of gear this bag is almost an essential piece of kit. This case is suburb at protecting, storing and transporting a lot of equiptment. If you need easier access go with a belt or vest system.
I just purchased this bag, i can tell you that it suits my purposes 80% of the time. It can carry all of my essentials (and then some) although a few small items are rather difficult in certain situations to get to. A few of the slip-loc bags add ons should take care of this. Between this bags and my Lowepro slingshot 302 bag, 99% of my needs are taken care of. About the only thing I would not want to do with this bags is walk around all day on a long trek through the city or woods, fully loaded. For that project I will use the Slingshot 302. I can't praise the quality of the constuction enough (escailly at this price). With Lowepro I feel like I am paying for quality and not the name.
With the removable separators inside you may organize to keep and travel with : Nikon D3s body, Nikon AF-S 500 f4 VR lens, Nikon AF-S 70-200 f2.8 VR II lens , Nikon AF-S 17-35 F2.8 lens, Nikon AF 50/1.8 lens, TC-1.4 EII, TC-1.7 EII , SB - 900, memory cards , battery for the camera and flash light , lens cleaner and basically all full equipment that you need for travel needs. Fits perfect like carry on overhead in big and small airplanes . Highly recommend this product.