Lowepro Fastpack 350 Mini Review

Lowepro FastPack 350Red-3

In this week’s review, I’m going to talk about my favorite camera backpack, The Lowepro Fastpack 350. I have the red one that I got from ebay for only $70.00 which is a good price at that time because as I remember, at the time I bought this bag, probably a year ago, this bag was selling at around $125-$135.00.

This is not my on the go bag, I use this when I travel out of town, where I will need to bring extra gear like a 15inch laptop, lots of cables, chargers etc.

Pros :

  • Lightweight and comfortable.
  • Doesn’t look like a camera bag
  • Well padded shoulder strap.
  • Well-Padded camera compartment with adjustable dividers
  • Zipper side for laptop
  • Memory card holders
  • Lots of compartments, great for small accessories, like chargers, filters, small light modifiers
  • Water bottle storage
  • Water resistant fabric
  • Durable, excellent build
  • Provides excellent protection for camera gear and Laptop.
  • Best of all, the side-entry camera access feature allows me easy and fast access to my camera. Ready to shoot anytime.

Cons :

  • Doesn’t include an all weather cover.
  • A monopod strap will be a good addition.

Overall, I like the bag, it allows me to be carry lots of gear, like my 15 inch Dell, a 20d or 40d with a ef 70-200mm attach, 3 lenses(tamron 17-50mm F/1.8, ef 85mm F/1.8, 430EX II, pro optic auto extension tube). In the accessory compartments I can fit small things, like chargers, extra batteries, laptop charger, flashlight, manuals and some other stuff that I will need. I can also put a small rebel xs with a nifty 50 inside the top accessory compartment.

It’s certainly not a perfect bag, but the overall design simply outshines a few missing features. Besides, I don’t think I can ever find a perfect camera bag. There is however a bag for every job.

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