Excerpt: I couldn't get this pack to feel comfortable. I wouldn't recommed if you are tall and plan on spending most of the day hiking about. Most of the weight was on my lower back with very little on my shoulders. I fiddled with the differents strap lengths and never could get it to feel comfortable. It gets worse if you add a tripod. The waist strap doesn't do much at all except allow you to swing the pack around to access your gear. That part works as advertised.
Pros: Easily Accessible Equipment, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I had to visit the Lowepro site to make sure I bought the correct camera backpack. The one I ordered, Flipside 300, touts that it will hold a digital SLR, 300mm 2.8, and other lenses and gear. My Nikon D300 and 300mm 2.8, with lens hood, take up virtually all of the inside space. Maybe I'm supposed to take the camera off the lens. I could wedge some other items inside, but that lens cost me a fortune.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Lightweight, Strong Construction