Best photo backpacks: 6 top models tested and rated

Best photo backpacks: 6 top models tested and rated

Best photo backpacks: Lowepro Flipside 400 AW

Best photo backpacks: Lowepro Flipside 400 AW

Price: £85, $180
Buy it: www.lowepro.com
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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  • jmeyer

    Ach, you’re right! We’ve now fixed this and the correct Pros and Cons are now in place. Thanks for pointing that out!

  • jmeyer

    Thanks, Scott. Now fixed.