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Lowepro-flipside-400aw.33253474
9.5 out of 10

Lowepro Flipside 400AW

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Reviews and Problems with Lowepro Flipside 400AW

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Overall 4
4.0

Be careful what you wish for.

Staggerman, B&H Photo
19 August 2014
  • Excerpt: This camera pack is well made and has space for one or two camera bodies plus several lenses, as advertised. It is quite comfortable for the weight it might carry. But be very careful about just how large your pack is because it can get quite heavy when filled, especially after several miles in the mountains. The inside zipper access to the main compartment, although perhaps secure in a crowded subway, is very inconvenient otherwise.
  • Pros: Comfortable Design, Durable, Lots Of Space
  • Cons: Easy To Overload, Very Awkward Access
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Overall 4
4.0

Not what I was coping for.

GrayKinney, B&H Photo
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I mainly got this to hold 2 full size DSLs and 3 lenses. Although it does this, the issue is that the zipper on the side that goes to your back does not allow the whole flap to open. So you are cramming the camera in or trying to dig it out without causing damage because the flap wont open far enough.
  • Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Cumbersome, Hard To Access Equipment
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Overall 4
4.0

Flawed Design

Gabe, B&H Photo
7 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this bag thinking it will be a nice upgrade from the Flipside 300 I have as my gear have increased and I became in need of a bigger bag that uses the same design as the 300. Also, I have the Lowepro filter pouch 100 which I though I can attach to the waist belt of the Flipside 400 so that I have access to my filters all the time on the go.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Roomy, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Cumbersome, Hard To Access Equipment
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Overall 4
4.0

Useless for big people

Brett, B&H Photo
19 October 2010
  • Excerpt: It's a nice pack and the security feature is great, but it's way too small for serious use, and useless for anyone over 6 feet. A Flipside 600AW would probably be a great product, but this is not useful at all. It's also very hard to open all way, and just generally way too small for any more than a camera and a couple lenses.
  • Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Cumbersome, Hard To Access Equipment, Too Small
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Overall 4
4.0

Flipside 400AW - Not What We Expected

Mahoney Family, B&H Photo
17 August 2010
  • Excerpt: We originally called to purchase a Tamrac backpack with a side-entry feature. After calling, we ended up ordering the FlipSide 400AW instead. We own other Lowepro bags, but after using this backpack only once, we immediately realized how difficult it was to actually get our equipment out.
  • Pros: Roomy
  • Cons: Cumbersome, Hard To Access Equipment
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't buy this bag if you are over 5'8

KyotoPop, Adorama
21 January 2009
  • Excerpt: All-in-all this constructed perfectly, but is functionally useless. Unfortunately, I am too tall (5'11") and the designers of almost all Lowepro bags seem to be teeny tiny people. I don't know why Lowepro biases itself in this way -- maybe its not marketing to tall people. I don't know. But the fact is that the 400AW was Lowepros best and brightest hope for a good bag for tall people and once again, they failed.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Better for Shorter people, Cumbersome, Hard To Access Equipment
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Yandex
20 January 2014
  • Excerpt: На картинке вроде всё неплохо, забит плотно, только максимальная ширина заполненного внутреннего пространства определяется шириной задней стенки (та, которая отстёгивается, а она, как раз, узкая и со всем, что на фото, вряд-ли нормально будет застёгиваться, т.к. молния находится под большой нагрузкой, учитывая и то, что бленды уже положить некуда.
  • Pros: Рюкзак, руки свободны.
  • Cons: Поясной ремень очень широкий и толстый, не отстёгивается, а поэтому, как правило, мешает. Бленда от 70-200 2,8 не помещается. Грудная перемычка очень высоко, при застёгивании почти у горла.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Покровский Николай, Yandex
27 August 2013
  • Excerpt: ищу замену..
  • Pros: Доступ к оборудованию осуществляется через заднюю стенку рюкзака, это самый большой плюс - он не откроется как кашалот и не вывалится техника на асфальт если износилась молния
  • Cons: Все бы хорошо, но уже у второго через год накрывается внешняя молния, починить которую невозможно.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pas aussi pratique qu'attendu

Live At Budokan, Amazon
27 December 2010
  • Summary: Acheté sur conseil: Intérêt d'un tel sac pour la randonnée, compartiments biens choisis, couverture imperméable etc... En fait produit lourd, encombrant et d'usage compliqué sans doute utile pour un semi pro ou un pro mais à déconseiller àl'amateur
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