Summary: This is my third Lowepro flipside bag. I started with the smallest in the 300 and then got two of the 400s and then finally this one. This bag can store 2 dslrs easily and at least 6-8 lenses. It will be great for long trips where I need this kind of setup. The chains on the bag are of excellent quality. The material of the bag is undestructable. I have always loved lowepro's quality and this bag did not disappoint. Got it at an unbeatable price.
Pros: Durable, Excellent quality, roomy, great price from Best Buy
Summary: The Flipside is a much needed expansion from my small Mini Trekker. I would recommend Lowepro carefully demonstrate how access to the backpack should be taken with care on-the-fly. The contents, if not careful, could be dumped out without a little leg support from below. All is good though, plenty of needed space for equipment. I'm excited to put it to use!
Pros: flip side from back to accessing equipment on the fly without removing the pack
Cons: careful how the pack is supported when opening on-the-go
Summary: too many straps -waist and chest straps not needed.The idea of rotating it to the front and into a horizontal position to pick kit out - it opens at the back - is completely impractical considering the weight in it when fully loaded.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Black, Lots Mini-pockets Inside, Pack-away Rain Cover, Plenty Of Side Pockets, Roomy, Strong Construction
Summary: Capable of taking a long telephoto lens on the body and ready to go plus extra lenses and a spare body the flip side 500 is certainly roomy. I love the inbuilt rain cover and the fact that when out in the field I can use this to give the bag and equipment extra protection.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy, Strong Construction
Summary: A great backpack for heavier camera and lenses. Very comfortable to wear, with great water bottle holders on each side and straps for a tripod or monopod. Access into the bag to get your equipment could be easier but on the plus side your kit is kept safe and secure inside.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Roomy, Strong Construction