SlingShot AW Series... The next generation of SlingShot AW from Lowepro. Designed for the photojournalist. Adopted by the enthusiast.
The fast-access SlingShot AW series builds on the inventive design of the original and incorporates what many photographers are looking for: faster access, extra space for personal items, improved organization, and the ability to add a tripod.
The SlingShot AW offers more volume in the upper compartment for extra accessories or personal items. A Hideaway Tripod Mount system with foldout holder and quick-release buckle secures a compact tripod to the side.
The same inventive design letting you quickly rotate to the front to access remains a tried-and-true feature of this customer favorite. Also includes: a patented All Weather AW Cover; 3 SlipLock attachment loops; built-in microfiber cleaning cloth; and more.
The Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW is commonly used for Daily transport, Daily usage, Protecting gear, Transporting gear, Travel and more.The Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW: Comfortable, Comfortable strap, Easily accessible equipment, Good protection, Lightweight, Strong construction and Well padded
Most Liked Positive Review
I bought this as a replacement for an earlier Slingshot model, the 100AW, which I had bought to fit a Rebel XT. I needed something a little bigger that would more comfortably fit my EOS50D. In addition to the larger size, there are some nice upgrades over the first generation Slingshot line. There are several more pockets in convenient locations, and the biggie for me is the inclusion of a strap to hold a tripod or monopod. Watch out when carrying one, however. Since the Slingshot hangs off yView full Review
I bought this as a replacement for an earlier Slingshot model, the 100AW, which I had bought to fit a Rebel XT. I needed something a little bigger that would more comfortably fit my EOS50D. In addition to the larger size, there are some nice upgrades over the first generation Slingshot line. There are several more pockets in convenient locations, and the biggie for me is the inclusion of a strap to hold a tripod or monopod. Watch out when carrying one, however. Since the Slingshot hangs off your back at an angle, the tripod may stick out a little to the side. I've accidentally whacked a couple of people in passing. The only disappointment for me is they have downgraded the CF card wallet built into the lid of the main compartment. On the first generation Slingshot it was a wallet that opened wide and could easily hold 8 or more CF cards. On this one, it is two very small and tight pockets that can squeeze in 2 cards each. I assume this was done to keep the cost down with all the other upgrades. Not a deal killer, but I really did like the larger card carrier in the first gen product.
Most Liked Negative Review
maybe and maybe not
After using the Sling Shot for a couple of weeks I find that there is a need to increase the width by 3 inches and the complete bottom of the main storage compartment should have Velcro stick capability. I have the 14-24 Nikkor with 24-70 Nikkor and use the 18-200 Nikkor for my walk around lens. All fit but not very good for I can not use the velcro tabs. This is my rant and I am sticking to it.
Reviewed by 82 customers
I am a big fan of Lowepro slingshots. I had the 101 and the 301 and one was too small and the other too large for everyday use. The 202 turned out to be just what I needed for my Fuji X stuff. Plenty of room , a big pocket on the top for misc. stuff and a holder for my tripod on the side.
Exceptionally well constructed. Very comfortable when carrying. Well designed for carrying camera, lens and accessories. Choice of sizes to fit photographer's needs.
I had the 102 Slingshot and really liked it, but with a new camera it was too small. This is perfect for a Nikon D800, flash, and spare lenses. The zippered pouch at the top holds my filter wallet and it has a rain cover to protect your equipment. Since it's a sling, it's equally weighted across your chest and can be carried on just one shoulder. When you want something out of your bag, just slide it to the front, unzip and there you are.
I use this backpack when I go bicycling around the lake, I don't need to set it down to get to my camera, I just swing it around and all of my equipment is right in front of me for easy and quick access. I don't even have to dismount the bike to take a picture.
Much more room than your basic camera bag, and pretty comfortable. Plenty of room for accessories. The side-loading compartment makes stowing/grabbing your camera pretty quick and easy. The downside to this is that all the sub-compartments inside are perpendicular to the quick-access flap, so if you want to get at any lenses/flashes, you'll have to take the bag off and fully open it up. Additionally, large telephoto lenses are a tight fit, and may require some reconfiguration to fit (though that could also make them easier to access). Bottom line: I'd recommend this for anyone looking for a bit more space than your typical camera bag, and want something that's a good value.
Lots of pockets Excellent quality Met expectations. Good value for the quality of the product
I was looking for a camera bag that gave me access while in the field and comfort while getting there. This is it.
Well designed bag but it's too small for more than one pro DSLR plus a flash and a couple of small lenses. I ended up returning this and got the larger 302AW.
Well make, not find any thing wrong yet.
This is a perfect fit for my D800 and accessories.