Reviews and Problems with Lowepro Pro Messenger 160AW
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Pro Messenger Bag 160 AW
Bill from Thuis Photography, B&H Photo
15 June 2014
Excerpt: My wife uses this while I use the 180 AW. We both love these bags. They hold an amazing amount of equipment and are designed to allow for easy access for virtually everything. Has lots of smaller storage pockets though a couple of them are difficult to access. Bag has a lot of padding to protect your gear-- this was important to us. But this does add to overall weight of the bag, which is a bit heavy already when it's empty.
Excerpt: It doesn't look like a camera bag. The bag holds Canon 5D III with a 70-200mm f4 attached (hood reversed). If you wanna store a camera with a 70-200mm f2.8 lens mounted vertically, it is a little tight.
Excerpt: I bought this bag because my camera bag is a little big too small for my essential equipment. I always bring 5D3, 35L, 24 TS-E and a flash gun. Depending on the situation, I'll also bring a 85L, 135L or 70-200 f/4. That's one camera, three lenses and a flash gun. Plus some small accessories. The shoulder pad on the strap is comfortable but a little bit too stiff. The FlexFlap is very well designed. Generally everything is very functional. The bag looks ok.
Excerpt: I'd been doing research to find a good travel bag for my 6d with grip. I work as a long haul flight attendant and I take my camera all over the world. I wanted a bag that blended in to the street environment. This bag was the one for me , great build and great design . I own three lowepro products this bag is the latest addition to the family. Looks retro style and i love the pockets with amples of space. If you are lookin for a quality bag with style this is it.
Excerpt: Useful in urban walks because goes unnoticed as a normal shoulder bag. Protects from light rain and pickpocket. Suitable for carrying a small DSLR with grip and 18-200mm + 35mm lens + speedlight + light meter + batteries + small accessories. Fast and silent access to the camera when used with magnetic closure. Velcro closure for walking or traveling. Convenient front pocket with compartments for personal items such as keys, cell phone, documents.
Excerpt: I bought this bag and the Event Messenger 250. I returned this and kept the Event Messenger. This is the more featured bag and has greater volume but the more structured construction of the Event Messenger made it easier to work out of. (See my review of it on its page). Otherwise typical Lowepro quality.
Excerpt: The bag is great, but I wish that it was larger. That problem is on me, should of checked dement ions. The bag is very well made, very strong and provides excellent protection for my photo gear. I would recommend it to a friend. Thank you.
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Compact, Durable, Good Protection, Lightweight
Excerpt: I'm like a woman and her pocketbooks when it comes to camera bags. I have several because I like to use the right one depending on where I'm going and what kit I'm bringing. This bag is great for taking a pro DSLR, a flash and/or a long telephoto with some accessories. I've put my 7D with grip, 580EX, and 70-200 L with some small accessories in it and it was fine. I don't like to load it up too much - I have a different bag for that.
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Durable, Flexible Configurations, Good Protection, Well Made