Review – Lowepro Fastpack 350
Written by: Tiffany Joyce
I have been doing a LOT of research on the right camera/laptop gear bag or backpack, suitable for my personal application and amount of gear. I spent, no joke, at least three weeks perusing different options and product websites. I finally decided upon the Lowepro Fastpack 350.
This backpack-style camera and laptop case has all the versatility I require, and yet is not heavy (by itself – stuffed with ALL of my gear it is!) or too bulky. It’s very sturdily constructed and the backpack is of the hiking style, with a waist belt and sternum strap. There are a myriad of pockets and customizable storage areas to suit any arsenal of camera gear, and the laptop sleeve accommodates up to seventeen inches. There’s plenty of padding everywhere to suitably protect whatever you might stuff into the thing.
I took a bazillion pictures in order to demonstrate the capacity and versatility of the bag. Up top is the front view, here are the back view, a look inside the front zip pocket, and a look at the front pocket revealed under a flap. Click to enlarge.
Then we’ve got the open front pocket, the access panel that zips open along the side for quick camera removal (at the top you can see the two little pockets for memory card storage), and an angle on the laptop sleeve. Click to enlarge.
Next we have the access panel oriented with the bag in its upright position, and the fully opened camera gear storage area. You can see from this photo where the camera body and attached lens would be stashed, lens inward with the back of the camera facing the zipper. Last is an included removable pouch that comes with the bag. Again, click to enlarge.
Here is everything that fit into the bag, with room to spare. Not shown are my Canon DSLR, 17-55mm lens with hood, and battery grip. Because I was using them to take the pictures with, of course! On my pool table, no less, and pardon the lack of studio photography refinement. Anyway, rest assured it all fit comfortably with more room for more stuff. The laptop is a 16.4 inch.
As I mentioned, once fully packed it was pretty heavy, but that’s to be expected. The bag stands securely upright when placed on the floor, which I like. Don’t have to worry about it toppling over as I grapple with plane tickets and baggage claim stubs during our travels this summer. Which is precisely why I was in the market for a new camera bag. I highly recommend this one!
Photo credits (all): Tiffany Joyce.
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