Summary: This pack gives you everything you need to get out on the trail. The bottom compartment keeps your camera gear very secure and safe. The top compartment leaves you plenty of room for extra clothes or food for a long day out. I get to many of my shooting locations via horseback. The pack is comfortable to wear while in the saddle and the tripod holder keeps my Manfrotto tripod very secure. The pack is well made and I expect to get many years of good use out of it.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Roomy, Strong Construction
Summary: Just picked up this pack for my trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons this summer on the recommendation of a friend and the reviews given here. All my gear fits nicely with room for more and other odds and ends also. So far I love this pack, it fits me great (that is not easy as I am 6'2") and does exactly what I wanted but what else would you expect from Lowepro!
Summary: I use the product for when I carry light. It has a removable pocket that bridges the top part and the bottom to easily let in a 70-200 f2.8. This bag holds a camera body, flash, two telephoto zooms all with ease. Perfect bag, incredibly comfortable with large amounts of equipment in it. And there is also extra space in it for various other necessities such as spare batteries, filters, flash diffusers.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, All weather cover, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Everyspace has a purpose, Strong Construction
Summary: I needed a bag to carry items for day hikes when a backpack would be overkill. This bag is great. I can carry my camera, lenses and a few accessories. I can fit food, a light jacket or sunhat and a few accessories in the top portion. I love the slip lock loops on the waist belt. I bought a lowepro pouch and put my cell phone and small wallet in there. You can easily add lens cases, water bottle holder, etc on the belt.
Pros: Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Strong Construction
Summary: I've been using LowePro bags since the early 80's. I finally retired my old faithful last fall with a Stealth Reporter D650 AW and what a surprise it was with all the neat features it has. It not only holds my 17" MacBook Pro and all my Canon cameras and lens but all the extra little pockets and features not even mentioned in the ad. Way too many too list. I just got my latest addition, the Rover AW II and again, perfect for what I plan on using it for. I'm climbing Mt.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: To get five stars it needs to come with Sherpa or a mule. The zippers were a little reluctant, but overall this is starting to be a great backpack. I used it on multiple hikes where rain threatened and moisture was everywhere but didn't get to fully test the rain fly (AW) features. It distributes weight well for a non-custom fit pack and was comfortable with a load.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Strong Construction
Summary: We have used this pack for carrying our camera gear, including extra lenses and tripod, on day hikes. We have also used it for transporting our camera gear in airports as it is easily stowed under a seat or in the overhead bin. Constructed of durable material with rain cover for any unexpected showers. Extra room available in top pocket, 2 front zip pockets (that are a bit small to be functional), and 2 side mesh pockets.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Good looking, Lightweight, Padded for protection, Strong Construction
Summary: I've used the pack on several occasions and it has met my expectations every time. Most recent use was on a trip to DC. It worked great as a travel bag on the plane and performed well during 3 days of walking around DC shooting photos. The rain shield held up well to a torrential down pour, keeping all of my gear dry. My only complaint, and it is minor, is that getting to your gear means taking off the pack and working off a bench or the ground.
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Summary: I purchased the AW II in preparation for a camping and hiking trip to the desert in southern Utah and northern Arizona. I made a series of day hikes with it, using the bottom section for camerea equipment and the top for day hike supplies, including food and emergency equipment. The bottom compartment is a bit small for the gear I was carrying. (D300, 14-24mm f2.8 and 24-70mm f2.8 lenses, The lenses have fat barrels and fit pretty snugly.
Pros: Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Lightweight, Strong Construction, Well Padded