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About Lowepro

Adventure sport athletes who like to go fast and light - but equally like to capture the moment - will enjoy the freedom and comfort of Lowepro's Photo Sport 200 AW Backpack (Orange). This ultra-lightweight, dual-compartment backpack and sling pack designs offer ample space for personal gear and a camera kit. Lightweight, resilient and high-performance tech fabrics with ultra-tear-strength coating provide extra durability.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(8)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Comfortable (7),Easily accessible equipment (7),Adjustable harness (6),Strong construction (4),Roomy (3)
Best Uses:
Protecting gear (6),Transporting gear (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (3),Semi-pro photographer (3)

Lowepro Features

  • The patent-pending Ultra-Cinch Camera Chamber protects your camera gear in a padded and secure compartment and helps prevent bouncing while you're in motion. A zippered, side-access pocket allows you to quickly rotate pack to the front, unzip, un-cinch and access your camera
  • Personal Storage: The top loading upper compartment provides plentiful space for personal items
  • Multiple attachment points and storage spaces offer a variety of places to expand your carrying capacity
  • Ultra-Lightweight Construction: Resilient and high-performance technical fabrics with reflective piping
  • Enjoy all-day comfort with the molded airflow backpad: it provides support and helps wick away moisture
  • Front stretch pocket offers space for a light jacket; side stretch pocket is ideal for a quick-grab item
  • A built-in All Weather AW Cover protects camera and gear from the elements
  • A dedicated hydration pocket provides storage and easy access to liquid from a hydration reservoir (not included)

Lowepro Specifications

Compatibility
Pro DSLR without grip with lens attached; flash; hydration reservoir (not included); personal items like a hat, light jacket, trekking or ski poles, snack, cell phone, keys etc.
Toploading Compartment
13.9 liters
Camera Chamber Dimensions (W x D x H)
Interior: 7.7 x 3.5 x 9.1 in
19.5 x 9.0 x 23.0 cm
Exterior Dimensions (W x D x H)
10.6 x 6.7 x 19.3 in
27 x 17 x 49 cm
Weight
2.9 lb / 1.3 kg

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.2

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Highly recommended

I've been using the Lowepro sport 200AW for about 2 weeks now. It's been practical, relatively lightweight and comfortable. Primarilly used for day field trips, it holds my Canon 70D with the Canon 70-200mm f4, nonIS mounted (hood reversed) within the camera compartment. This was really important for me as I photograph birds and needed something I could easily put away without removing the lens each time. Keep in mind that if you, too are looking to store this exact kit - that the camera an...

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I've been using the Lowepro sport 200AW for about 2 weeks now. It's been practical, relatively lightweight and comfortable. Primarilly used for day field trips, it holds my Canon 70D with the Canon 70-200mm f4, nonIS mounted (hood reversed) within the camera compartment. This was really important for me as I photograph birds and needed something I could easily put away without removing the lens each time. Keep in mind that if you, too are looking to store this exact kit - that the camera and lens will fit diagonally and protrude a bit - although it can be zipped up and be fine. I could not recommend cycling or intense climbing set up like this - as a fall impacting the backpack might not protect adequately. There's room for binocs, lunch, light jacket, extra lenses and personal items. I keep it to a minimum as the pack can get heavy rather quickly. It weighed a bit more than I expected, having used a Camelbak prior. Most of the extra weight seems to come frm the camera compartment - makes sense with the padding and such. As others have mentioned, I would have liked the ability to remove the compartment - and I thought it did - no biggie. As with most (if not all) hiking backpacks, it's really versatile and has many places to attach carabiners and modify things as your imagiination allows - and I'll note that this seems to be a backpack first - well, modified for camera equipment. The quality seems top notch - as I beat it up we shall see. The zipper pulls are large and easil accessible. The only exception would be the h2o chamber as that zipper goes underneath the shoulder straps and is a bit fussier to get to - so pulling out your ipad might take a moment - but again, this is a minor thing. I don't use the belt as it does not go small enough for my waist - so I keep it buckled and behind me. Also, the zip pockets (on the waist belt) seem too far back to easily pull things out of - which is too bad - I was intending on keeping my Canon S110 there for quick access. But that's me, a different body type might not have this issue. Overall, great purchase. It arrived on a Thursday and it went on an outing that weekend. I got the orange backpack and really like it. I have more than enough black bags - I wanted something different - and it's great for cycling, hiking and being in the woods in general - easily spotted for safety. I would highly recommend this pack to any active, adventure, outdoor photographer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good design, poor execution

I bought this bag in hopes of keeping my photo gear safe and secured for adventure travels. I needed a well-constructed bag to protect gear while on the road and trail. My gear gets bounced around a lot on small planes, crowded trains, buses/jeepneys, taxis, boats and horse/camel. I also walk around places like airports, bazaars, plazas, museums, festivals so there's the crowd factor. I wanted a bag that I can wear as a backpack and be able to access gear without taking it off. This sling bag...

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I bought this bag in hopes of keeping my photo gear safe and secured for adventure travels. I needed a well-constructed bag to protect gear while on the road and trail. My gear gets bounced around a lot on small planes, crowded trains, buses/jeepneys, taxis, boats and horse/camel. I also walk around places like airports, bazaars, plazas, museums, festivals so there's the crowd factor. I wanted a bag that I can wear as a backpack and be able to access gear without taking it off. This sling bag seemed the answer. I was initially impressed especially with the exterior construction. The materials are light-weight; small items can be stored in the handy compartments; compression straps keep bag contents snug and balanced; has an attached rain cover for those sudden downpours; orange/gray color is attractive and it didn't cost an arm & leg. After opening the bag, specifically the "camera compartment", I was disappointed. The stitching on the hook-and-loop panels came undone almost immediately even with a light touch. That being the case, it certainly will not bear up under more rigorous use. I have gotten excellent use with other Lowepro packs over the years so this is disappointing. I've also gotten good use from cheaper non-brand name bags so the brand products are not always the best choice. I returned the bag the next day for an exchange hoping the replacement from Lowepro will be better. I would recommend the bag but make sure you inspect the interior especially the "camera compartment" before putting it to use.

Reviewed by 8 customers

 
5.0

practical and comfortable

By

from Skagway, Alaska  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is the perfect day pack for hikers that care about their camera gear. very comfortable, with convenient and quick access to the camera. Even though I take my camera every time I go hiking, I like the removable compartments.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Highly recommended

By

from Ft Lauderdale  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I've been using the Lowepro sport 200AW for about 2 weeks now. It's been practical, relatively lightweight and comfortable. Primarilly used for day field trips, it holds my Canon 70D with the Canon 70-200mm f4, nonIS mounted (hood reversed) within the camera compartment. This was really important for me as I photograph birds and needed something I could easily put away without removing the lens each time. Keep in mind that if you, too are looking to store this exact kit - that the camera and lens will fit diagonally and protrude a bit - although it can be zipped up and be fine. I could not recommend cycling or intense climbing set up like this - as a fall impacting the backpack might not protect adequately. There's room for binocs, lunch, light jacket, extra lenses and personal items. I keep it to a minimum as the pack can get heavy rather quickly. It weighed a bit more than I expected, having used a Camelbak prior. Most of the extra weight seems to come frm the camera compartment - makes sense with the padding and such. As others have mentioned, I would have liked the ability to remove the compartment - and I thought it did - no biggie. As with most (if not all) hiking backpacks, it's really versatile and has many places to attach carabiners and modify things as your imagiination allows - and I'll note that this seems to be a backpack first - well, modified for camera equipment. The quality seems top notch - as I beat it up we shall see. The zipper pulls are large and easil accessible. The only exception would be the h2o chamber as that zipper goes underneath the shoulder straps and is a bit fussier to get to - so pulling out your ipad might take a moment - but again, this is a minor thing. I don't use the belt as it does not go small enough for my waist - so I keep it buckled and behind me. Also, the zip pockets (on the waist belt) seem too far back to easily pull things out of - which is too bad - I was intending on keeping my Canon S110 there for quick access. But that's me, a different body type might not have this issue. Overall, great purchase. It arrived on a Thursday and it went on an outing that weekend. I got the orange backpack and really like it. I have more than enough black bags - I wanted something different - and it's great for cycling, hiking and being in the woods in general - easily spotted for safety. I would highly recommend this pack to any active, adventure, outdoor photographer.

 
4.0

Great Bag!

By

from Citrus Heights  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Like most photo nuts, I have several bags. After several years with a hip pack for hiking I decided a hydration pack would be best. after visiting camera shops and websites the best deal seemed to be the Lowepro 200. Now that I have the pack in hand and in use it is great! It is light and sturdy with plenty of room for gear. It has become my everyday bag and i take it with me anytime I leave the house. My D7000 with grip is a tight squeeze but it fits. The ease of use of the bag has actually increased the number of photos I take, because the bag allows me to bring the camera everywhere.

 
5.0

After 8 Months Going Strong

By

from Provo, UT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I got this for Christmas and I have abused this backpack. It has handled everything I have thrown at it. It is NOT the most comfortable backpack I have ever used (especially since I have scoliosis and the pads sit funny on my crooked back), but it is the most useful. I go hiking and travel a lot and I always go for this pack not just for my camera gear but for anything else I ever need. I have a 28-135mm lens on my T2i with a 100mm macro in the other compartment, but I also keep my nifty 50 in the top pouch with some padding in it. The bottom straps have come useful for carrying a tripod around when I need it and the waterproof pouch has come in handy, especially at Disneyland on the water rides. The padding has come in handy, mostly in my car. I have had many close calls and have had to slam my brakes causing my pack to fly around in my car. It has protected everything wonderfully. Also the fastpack feature is amazing. This is the first pack that I have had that is a fastpack and it is so convenient, especially when shooting on the fly, which is what I tend to do. I must say that all of the little pouches and the main big pouch is very useful. I keep my gradient filters, polarizing filters, and remotes in the inner pouch along with batteries and memory cards in the side pouches. The large pouch is big enough to hold a full size soccer ball (Yes I took one on a trip once) and is very flexible for pretty much anything you need. I also carry my netbook in the waterpouch area. Overall this pack is so useful and with the bright orange, I'm never noticed. I would give it a 9/10 if it was a 10 point scale with the knock being comfort. I was worried when I first got it, but now after 8 months, I can honestly say it is a great backpack.

 
5.0

Great for light photo gear

By

from Portland, Oregon  -  Pro Photographer

This is a great pack for carrying some light gear along with some snacks, water and photo accessories. So far, I've taken it on hikes and on a bike ride carrying a Canon 5D3 with no battery grip and 16-35 2.8 attached along with a second short lens all in the actual padded photo compartment. I packed a 70-200 2.8 in the main compartment. It's very easy to access the actual photo compartment without taking the entire pack off but instead rotating it around to the side. The 70-200 in the main compartment must be accessed by taking the whole pack off and going through some buckles, etc. Mostly, I intend to only pack one body and two small to mid size lenses. I put lunch, snacks, light jacket, etc in the main compartment. I add a water bottle in the side packet that I can access without taking the pack off. This part is a VERY nice feature. I could easily use this as a carry one bag and add my Mac Air laptop as well.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Good design, poor execution

By

from San Mateo, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this bag in hopes of keeping my photo gear safe and secured for adventure travels. I needed a well-constructed bag to protect gear while on the road and trail. My gear gets bounced around a lot on small planes, crowded trains, buses/jeepneys, taxis, boats and horse/camel. I also walk around places like airports, bazaars, plazas, museums, festivals so there's the crowd factor. I wanted a bag that I can wear as a backpack and be able to access gear without taking it off. This sling bag seemed the answer. I was initially impressed especially with the exterior construction. The materials are light-weight; small items can be stored in the handy compartments; compression straps keep bag contents snug and balanced; has an attached rain cover for those sudden downpours; orange/gray color is attractive and it didn't cost an arm & leg. After opening the bag, specifically the "camera compartment", I was disappointed. The stitching on the hook-and-loop panels came undone almost immediately even with a light touch. That being the case, it certainly will not bear up under more rigorous use. I have gotten excellent use with other Lowepro packs over the years so this is disappointing. I've also gotten good use from cheaper non-brand name bags so the brand products are not always the best choice. I returned the bag the next day for an exchange hoping the replacement from Lowepro will be better. I would recommend the bag but make sure you inspect the interior especially the "camera compartment" before putting it to use.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not too hot, not too cold. Just right

By

from los angeles  -  Pro Photographer

This is the bag I've been waiting for. Holds my Nikon D700 with 24-70, plus another lens or flash. The perfect bag for Disneyland with the kids, or hiking/biking/skiing with some gear. If you really wanted, you could stuff a ton more gear in the top portion, but I just use it when I know I'll walk around a bit, and where photography isn't the main focus of the journey. I've got other bags for that. Highly recommended product, coming from someone who's had quite a few bags through the years. It fits just right and does what it's supposed to. Great buy.

 
4.0

Excellent tool for the outdoor journalis

By

from Gettysburg, Pa  -  Pro Photographer

I am a multimedia journalist and much of my work places me outdoors. I don't need a lot of equipment but it must be accessible. The side-loading camera pocket holds my DSLR with lens, and a mic and recorder. The top holds a jacket and lunch. pockets in the waist belts hold extra batteries and small recorder and la mics. There's a convenient place for my tripod and a couple other straps I haven't used yet. The only negative is the two-liter hydration bottle was not included in the space provided for it. If the bottle is important (it is to me) then it adds to the cost of the bag.

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