Lowepro Outback 200 Camera Backpack Mini Review

This is a Mini Review of my favorite walk-around bag the Lowepro Outback 200 Camera Backpack . I Bought this on May 24, 2010 just in time for the Memorial Day Parade in Washington DC, and since then, it’s been my bag of choice for all around street photography.

First off, the features that I like about the Lowepro Outback 200:

  • a well-padded camera compartment with adjustable dividers,
  • one-piece foam framing and memory card pockets on the inside lid,
  • Two lens/accessory cases (also suitable for carrying flash, water bottles, personal electronics or other items) are easily attached or detached with sturdy, yet lightweight compression straps.
  • Easily attached a new or bigger lens case if needed in placed of the current lens case that came with with it.

Lowepro Outback 200 Backpack with EF 28-135mm IS USM in the left lens case, EF 85mm F/1.8 and 20D body with Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 in the main bag compartment together with my Demb Flash Diffuser on the side, and my EF 70-200mm F/4L IS inside Lens Case 2.

What’s in my Outback 200 bag?

Set I

  • Canon EOS 20D (Main Bag Compartment)
  • Tamron AF SP 17-50mm F/2.8 VC with lens hood in reverse position (attached to camera)
  • EF 85mm F/1.8 with lens hood in reverse (main compartment inside Et-74 lens hood, bottom compartment)
  • ET-74 (main compartment bottom together with Ef 85mm F/1.8)
  • EF 70-200mm F/4 IS USM (lens case 1)
  • Demb Flash Diffuser Pro (Main compartment side panel)
  • Canon 430EX II (Main compartment front packet)
  • 2 Extra LP-E5 batteries (Main compartment front packet)
  • 4 extra AA Batteries for 430ex II
  • Air Blower (lens case 2)
  • Brush (lens case 2)
  • CPL Filter (lens case 2)
  • Extension Tubes (lens case 2)
  • NPT-04 Wireless Flash Trigger and Receiver (lens case 2)

Set II

  • Canon Rebel XS with Battery Grip (Main Bag Compartment)
  • EF 28-135mm IS USM with lens hood in reverse position (attached to camera)
  • EF 50mm F/1.8 with lens hood in reverse (main compartment, bottom)
  • Demb Flash Diffuser Pro (Main compartment side panel)
  • Canon 430EX II (Main compartment front packet)
  • 2 Extra LP-E5 batteries (Main compartment front packet)
  • 4 AA Batteries for 430ex II
  • Air Blower (lens case 2)
  • Brush (lens case 2)
  • CPL Filter (lens case 2)
  • Extension Tubes (lens case 2)
  • NPT-04 Wireless Flash Trigger and Receiver (lens case 2)


My Impression:

I was really glad I bought this bag, it has excellent build quality, provides quick easy access to everything, my gear stays protected even in wet and cold environment, I can use it as a beltpack, or as a shoulder bag or both to evenly distribute the weight, and the best thing I like about this bag is the fact that I can use the main bag compartment to insert my Canon Rebel XS with Battery Grip and a EF70-200mm F/4 IS USM attached including a lens hood, with no problem. All I have to do is remove the divider and I can used like a holster when needed.

Lowepro Outback 200 Backpack-2

I also used the Lowepro Outback 200 in tandem with my Black Rapid Straps RS1 Black Fabric, a great combination.

I highly recommend this bag. If you do long walks with your gear the Lowepro Outback 200 Camera Backpack is the bag for you.

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Below are photos of the Lowepro Outback 200 Camera Backpack (Black) together with some of my gear.

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