The Lowepro StreamLine 250 Shoulder Bag (Slate Gray) holds a mirrorless camera with an attached lens, an extra lens and a 10" tablet. While designed to look like a traditional shoulder bag, the StreamLine 250 differs from traditional camera bags because its camera compartment is accessed from a zipper on the front of the bag. A seemingly flat zippered pocket on the front of the bag opens to reveal a concave area suitable for holding your camera. The inside of this compartment is separated by a padded divider, which allows you to store an extra lens. This design was created to prevent someone from reaching into your bag and stealing your camera and lenses.
The bag's central compartment can be accessed from the top of the bag. This compartment can store general items or accessories and has a padded divider that provides you with space to hold a 10" tablet. If you need to make the whole compartment deeper, you can by unzipping the expansion zipper on the bottom exterior of the bag.
For storing basic accessories, a front flap with touch fastener tabs lifts to reveal two slip pockets and a key leash. You can store your key chain and small photo items in these pockets. The backside of the bag provides a large open slip pocket as well as a small attachment hook for hanging the bag. The bag can be carried using the adjustable shoulder strap.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I am always searching for the perfect bag, and this one is it. It's good looking, hangs perfectly from my shoulder, lays flat at my side, carries my Lumix camera plus has room for almost everything else I usually carry in my purse..AND it's inexpensive! Unlike other camera bags I have, I carried this one all day and barely knew I had it on. Too bad they didn't have more colors...I would buy them all.
I feel like Goldilocks and three camera bags - this one is too big, that one is too small, maybe there's one that's just right. I already have a purse-style Tamrac Aria 3, which is great for when I want to carry my NEX, a spare lens, a few accessories, smart phone, wallet, etc on a trip that's mostly about some other activity (going out for dinner, sightseeing) but when I want to have a camera with me. I've been looking, however, for a slightly larger bag that stays out of my way when I'm moving around more, crouching or otherwise positioning myself awkwardly to take a shot. In other words, a bag for a photo-focused day in the city or even on an an easy hike. And maybe for days when I go to work with my camera and continue on for other activities. But I don't want to carry a tank on my back, especially since I have a bad back and an old rotator cuff injury (left shoulder). Oh, and it would be nice for the bag to be lefty-friendly. This sling bag ticks almost all the boxes. I like the fact that the padded compartment for the camera is fairly small - some bags felt too big for my NEX and I was worried that it would bounce around a bit. This bag has two compartments in the camera section. The compartments were big enough for me put a Lensbaby Composer Pro with macro accessories attached in the lens pocket and still hold the camera with the 55-210 zoom attached. It was a tight fit, but they fit. If the spare lens were smaller than the Lensbaby, the second compartment probably could stack two smaller lenses. It was convenient to access the camera while the sling was on my back from the side compartment (on my left side). In the main top compartment (which has some space that runs down to the bottom around the camera compartment on the right hand side as you're wearing the bag), I put (to test the bag) a 50mm lens in a small case, a flash, a small sweater, and a small wallet. A small, light rain jacket would probably fit instead of the sweater. There is an internal mesh zippered compartment that runs the full length of the front of the bag. Depending on how full you pack the main compartment, you could put an assortment of flattish things - filters, a cleaning cloth, lens cleaning brush, spare memory cards, a passport (if you're travelling and want to keep it more secure), etc. If you packed less into the main compartment, you could fit a collapsible 22" 5-in-1 reflector into the main compartment. There is a shallow, external zip pocket at the top that could (just) hold my keys, my blackberry and my larger, 2nd smartphone, as well as grey cards. There's probably room for a few other tiny things like an ipod nano, etc. The fairly large and lightly padded compartment (accessed by a side zip) is big enough for my Nexus 7 tablet in its skinny case. I think (not 100 percent sure) that a 10" tablet would fit (tightly) into it. It would also be a good place to keep a travel wallet for security. There is also a fairly roomy stretch pocket that could hold an umbrella, water bottle etc. The bag is very light and fits my 5'7" frame comfortably. The back is lightly padded, as is the strap and the hip pad. The padding is slightly textured but not so textured that I think it would damage my clothes. More amply endowed women might find the sling style uncomfortable. Style-wise, it's a nice dark grey with a low profile that I think will blend in well for city adventures and doesn't scream camera bag, so it might become a bag I use regularly on work days. What would I change about it? Maybe make it just a little deeper, make the front external pocket more of an organizer pocket (a bit deeper and with a pocket for a cell phone, or add a cell phone pocket on the outside the bag). Add some kind of strap at the top of the bag on body-right so that you could put a small tripod in the water bottle pocket. But these are quibbles and I think the design is very good for the purposes the bag is designed to serve.