Excerpt: I had a flipside 300 for about 5 years, the breast strap buckle broke during the first year but other than that the 300 faired ok, it probably has about a year of survivable use left.I have only used the 400 several times to date, it has a larger capacity than the 300. The 300 could accommodate a 5.6f 400mm lens attached to a camera and a 70-200 zoom along side but that was very tight and probably put excessive pressure on the zipper. If you sweat a lot, i.e.
Excerpt: I have used this backpack a few times since it arrived. I love how spacious it is and it is extremely comfortable to wear while shooting. It is lightweight so it doesn't add to the weight of my heavy gear. I like the functionality of the flipside option, but I do wish that the bag opened a little more fully, though I don't know that is a design option due to the purpose and functionality of the bag. So far I am more than pleased and plan to use it almost exclusively.
Excerpt: I'm going to give 4 stars, but it's definitely barely 4. Many people complain about the access to the main compartment being on the side facing your back. This is actually why I chose the bag. In Europe, a pickpocket can get into your pack without you feeling a thing. This bag eliminates that threat. The green color doesn't scream camera bag. It holds as much stuff as my larger Lowepro bag and its size is kind of deceiving. It's well constructed.
Excerpt: I do frequent day hikes for nature photography. This bag works out to be a perfect size. A bigger bag would just be more weight and bulk. I generally carry my camera ready to shoot anyway. So that saves room inside. My equipment includes Canon 70-200, 100-400, 100 macro, 18-55 kit, flash and 1.4 extender. And all spare batts and cards. I've seen complaints about access while wearing. It has not been a problem for me. Not putting small items on the bottom solves this.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Plenty Of Room For Gear, Very Comfortable, Well Organized
Excerpt: I like this bag. I have the Mini-Trekker and the one thing I hated with that bag was the location of the tripod and the prism of the Camera body.... It also didn't help that the Mini-Trekker is so shallow. This bag is deeper and can carry a body with a grip. Not only that but because it opens from the inside (the side against me back, the bottom of the camera is positioned against the tripod.
Excerpt: This backpack is well built with lots of useable space. I have my Nikon D810 with a couple pro lenses and a couple prime lenses in it as well as all my various accessories. I don't find the access from the back to be very helpful except that it keeps the back area clean when you are setting it on dirt.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Roomy, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I had been using and older and now discontinued LowePro Mini Treckker to carry my gear when flying, around town etc. Needed to replace and settled on the Flipside 400. Nice bag, roughly simmilar to the Mini Treckker in size. Overall very nice. Not going to give it 5 stars because from a suspension standpoint these LowePro bags do not allow enough customization to allow form fitting comfort for long hikes etc.
Excerpt: I found this pack, so far, very comfortable to wear. Nicely padded in the lower back area, with generous strap lengths making it easy to adjust. Not sure yet if I like the zip in the back of the pack when using out in the field, but it will prevent anyone from stealing anything while I have it on. Nice amount of space inside to adjust the spaces to the sizes I need. I think the price was very fair as well.
Excerpt: This bag is sturdy, comfortable and distributes weight nicely. It has plenty of extra room after packing in D5200 body, attached 55-200mm and 2 additional lenses, charger, cords, flash, cleaning kit, filters and other must haves. Pockets in the outside flap are great for keeping pens and notebook handy. I fit everything in this bag comfortably with room to spare and love the slip and flip for access to equipment.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Easy to Use, Good protection, Roomy