Lowepro SlingShot 300 AW, All-Weather BackPack/Sling Bag Converter

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About Lowepro

Perfect for photojournalists, the SlingShot 100 and 200 AW use a unique sling design to go from carry mode to ready mode in just seconds. Carried comfortably on the back, these smart bags easily rotate to the front to allow quick access to camera gear to prevent missing the perfect shot. It's certain to surprise even the most demanding photojournalists.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Strong construction (65),Easily accessible equipment (60),Comfortable (55),Well padded (51),Lightweight (33),Adjustable harness (15)
Uncomfortable fit (8),Cumbersome (6),Hard to access equipment (3),Not enough pockets (3)
Best Uses:
Transporting gear (62),Protecting gear (57),Daily usage (22),Storing gear (20)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (30),Semi-pro photographer (18),Enthusiast (14),Casual photographer (3),Professional (3)

Lowepro Features

  • Ergonomic Sling Strap - Distributes weight evenly to comfortably carry heavy equipment
  • Full Access Lid - Allows you to easily work from the bag while wearing it or provides 180° access while packing
  • All Weather Cover - Offers maximum protection against rain, dust and sand
  • Zip Stop Buckles - Prevent zippers from completely opening while accessing camera
  • Built-In Memory Card Pouch - Quickly find memory cards in the same place every time
  • Built-In Micro Fiber LCD Cloth - Protects LCD screen from camera strap, nicks and scratches
  • Silent Zipper Pulls - Provide quiet access around film crews or wildlife
  • SlipLock Attachment Loops - Add pouches or other SlipLock compatible products to customize
  • Accessory Pockets - Provide quick access to cables, adaptors, small accessories or personal items
  • Mesh Covered Back Pad & Sling Strap - Provides breathable comfort during long treks
  • Built-In Memory Card Pouch - Quickly find memory cards in the same place every time
  • Built-In Micro Fiber LCD Cloth - Protects LCD screen from camera strap, nicks and scratches
  • Padded Waist Belt - Fully adjustable belt distributes weight on hips for heavy loads

Lowepro Specifications

Interior Dimensions
Inner Dimensions: 11.8W x 6.5D x 11.8H in / 30 x 16.5 x 30 cm
Maximum Load Capacity
Pro SLR with attached 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens, 5-6 extra lens, and flash unit

Reviews about this item

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(based on 75 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


The Perfect bag - for me!

I've been using the Slingback 200AW and find it to be the perfect camera bag - for me! But, with new equipment I've outgrown it. When sitting down on trains/buses you don't have to remove the bag - you just bring it to the front and place it on your lap: a real snap. Also, I bring it to the front, rest my elbows on top and use it as a perch to steady my arms and camera. What took LowePro so long to make the 300 model? I'll definitely purchase one when they become available.


Most Liked Negative Review


Defective Zippers

The nylon zippers open under normal use which cause lost of valuables.

Reviewed by 75 customers


Works Great!


from Amarillo, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

This pack goes just about everywhere with me. When loaded, it carries a Canon 50D with mounted 70-200MM f2.8L lens, 1.4X,2.0X and 28-135MM lens along with filters, spare battery, etc. It is light weight, well balanced and easy to carry for long distances. By not using the waist strap, the pack is easy to rotate to the front and use to brace/support the camera when shooting. I do this a lot when shooting birds and wildlife as I hand hold the camera.


This product is exactly what I needed.


from Modesto ca.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this product constantly, my lowe pro and my Motorcycle are always on the move.


Best travel bag ever


from Chicago and Cali, Colombia  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I don't know why more manufacturers don't make a sling bag. This is the best form factor of any bag I've seen. (I also own a 202 for street use.) I can fit three bodies and a good variety of lenses in this bag and access them, on the run. Unlike a backpack or shoulder bag, this bag swings from your back to your stomach allowing you to access whatever you want in the bag and then have both hands free immediately. It's very well constructed and has a lot of really helpful features. You can configure it to tightly hold and protect a really wide variety of gear and the hidden rain cover is a life saver. Best bag (along with the 202) I've ever owned. Hat's off to LowePro on this line of bags.


Plenty of room for pro D-SLR


from Seattle  -  Photo Enthusiast

Easily holds Canon 1DMIII, 5D, Speedlight, several lenses, etc. The single shoulder strap allows for easy access, and the wide hip belt takes the load off the shoulder.


Very versatile


from Englewood , CO  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have been using this bag for almost a year now and haven't felt the need for a new one yet. This bag is very versatile and fits a lot of gear very comfortably. It currently holds the following gear: Canon 7D with grip and Tamron 28-75mm attached, two Canon 550ex flashes, two Vivitar 285hv flashes, two umbrella adaptors, Rosco gel packs and Lumiquest strap, 5 pocketWizards and a Shepard Polaris light meter. The pockets also accomodate spare batteries & chargers and synch cords. This bag is easy to carry and seems to be durable. It still looks new after nearly a year of heavy use outdoors.


BAg ok but not great


from Seymour, CT  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this sling bag for photographing sporting events based on advertising on how easy it was to access equipment and how much room it has. I use 2 Cannon cameras w/ mounted lenses most times out working. I carry 2 Cannon flash units (430 & 580) as well as fliters, batteries, etc... If you want a sling bag for short hikes, sporting events where you will use 1 camera and not have much extra with you that you will need to change out often, then this bag is for you. I have another BACK PACK model which,though you need to put it down and unzip it to access extra items, is better suited to long hikes, and even events where you will need to carry more than one camera. Yes, you can access the main compartment when slung infront of your body, but a 2nd camera or having to change out a lens with your only camera will not be as easy as the company would have you believe. For me, it's a 3 star unit. The construction is solid, in principle it is a good idea, but the 2 straps for carrying it (using a back pack style) and the increased room for more gear outdoes this style bag. If you are on the fence about it, dont buy it. If you are looking for a 2nd bag for quick outings (like vacations, etc..) then it may be for you. I will stick with putting my back pack down to unload and the ability to carry more gear over this style.


Great for storing multiple lenses


from Kansas City, MO  -  Casual Photographer

I bought this because my friend recommended it. It had a lot of slots for my lenses and the padding was good. The only thing I don't like about this was the fact that it's pretty bulky and when you have all of your camera equipment in it, then it's heavy. With those things aside, I like it because there's enough pockets for my use and holds all 5 of my lenses. It's now used to store all of my lenses when I'm not using them but I don't carry this big thing around with me. Great backpack to store lenses!




from Amarillo, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great for carrying and protecting gear. Comfortable and easily accessible. Don't fasten the waist belt and the pack easily swings to the front to be used to brace your arms and steady the camera. With ingenuity, you can clip tripod/monopod to the pack.


excellent bag if not overpacked


from Central Oregon  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Works great to hold my DSLR with a 70-200mm lens attached plus a few other lenses and accessories. However, need to be careful about overpacking since this can get quite heavy and is not so comfortable with just the one shoulder strap. I usually switch to a regular photo backpack when I'm carrying lots of weight.


Very Versatile Bag!


from Sarnia, ON, Canada  -  Photo Enthusiast

use for my D300 plus 28-70 2.8 but will carry much longer lens on camera. Lots of additional cubby holes for flash, filters, lens, etc. Easy shoulder sling model for convenience while carrying.


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