Summary: It is easy to access to my cameras from this bag and is water proof, when I cross over the rever this bag get under water few times. The was wet but cameras and lenses had not even one drop of water.
Summary: I use this bag as a urban carry around. It's simpleness can pass it off as a waistpack or a regular shoulder bag. I actually modified it with mountainsmith backpack harness and wear it on both shoudlers to even out my load. The build quality is great. Lots of pockets. The rain cover comes in handy, although it is a bit cumbersome to use.
Pros: Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Strong Construction
Summary: I use the D300AW to store my Nikon D80 (with a Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 attached) as well as an SB-800 speedlight, Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, extra EN-EL3e battery along with the charger, lens cleaning tools, and my Blackberry. I also have a Quantaray Nikon AF mount 70-300mm f/4-5.6 (it came as a freebie when I bought the D80), but it mainly gets used as a paperweight at home. That being said, this bag can hold a ton of gear safely.
Pros: Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Summary: I have a lot of faith in Lowepro products for storage of my photographic equipment. The D300AW is used as a quick access ready bag and comfortably stores a standard size DSLR body. My load out is a Canon EOS 40D fitted with a battery grip and a 17-55EFS lens plus lens hood. This fits comfortable face down in the centre of the bag. There is adequate room for 2 other lenses and my 580EXII.
Pros: Can store accessories, Compact, Durable, Good Protection
Summary: For the past 15 years i have used a Billingham Hadley camera bag and and still think they are one of the best in the world, but after moving to a D3+lens the SB 900 flash and f2.8 70-200mm lens i found it too small . All this equipment fits perfectly into the D300 AW with a little space to spare for a tablet and other items.
Pros: Compact, Durable, Good Protection, Lightweight