Best photo backpacks: 6 top models tested and rated

    | Accessories | Reviews | 23/05/2013 00:01am

    Best photo backpacks: Lowepro Flipside 400 AW

    Best photo backpacks: Lowepro Flipside 400 AW

    Price: £85, $180
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    Like the Manfrotto backpack, Lowepro’s ‘flipside’ design enables opening from the rear so the surface that you wear against your back stays clean if you have to lay it on the ground.

    You can also slip off the arm straps and swivel it to your front to open it fully without removing it.

    Despite its light weight of 1.6kg, the main compartment is cavernous, able to take up to 12 photo gadgets.

    It can hold one or two cameras plus lenses, or one camera with a long lens attached, plus a bunch of other kit.

    Build quality feels strong, and there’s ample space in the bag’s front pocket, which is external so you can open it separately.

    Other refinements include a memory card organiser, tripod attachment system and slip-on rain cover, and it’s extremely comfortable to wear.

    Our Verdict
    Pros… Tough with plenty of storage space for camera kit
    Cons… No laptop compartment, waist strap is massive
    WE say… A top-quality backpack at a reasonable price

    Score: 4/5

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    Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 12:01 am under Accessories, Reviews.

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