LowePro Adventura BP 150 III review

The LowePro Adventura BP 150 III is the opposite of a pro backpack, and that’s actually a GOOD thing

5 Star Rating
LowePro Adventura BP 150 III
(Image: © Rod Lawton)

Digital Camera World Verdict

You don’t have to get the biggest and best of everything. That applies just as much to camera bags as it does cameras. What you need is a bag that’s right for the job, and the LowePro Adventura BP 150 III could be that bag. It has space for a camera and lenses, straps for a tripod, and pockets and a compartment for documents and other belongings. It’s well padded, easily configured, doesn’t catch on stuff and can push easily into smaller spaces. It doesn't get its 5-star rating for capacity or quality, but for its value, simplicity and size.


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    Slim on your back

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    No dangling straps to catch and snag

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    Packs a camera and 3-4 lenses

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    Attachments for a small tripod

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    Low price for a backpack


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    Tablet sleeve but not laptop

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    Materials feel cheap-ish

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The LowePro Adventura BP 150 III doesn’t hold a lot, it’s not especially adaptable and it’s not expensively made. And it could be just what you need.

Camera backpacks don’t have to be huge and ungainly. If you’re trekking across Antarctica you’ll want to take a lot of kit and expedition gear, but if you’re taking a weekend city break or a day out, you won’t need all that. Big backpacks are a nightmare on buses, trams and trains, and dangling straps, waist belts and carabiners will get caught on every door, luggage trolley and passer-by. That’s where a more modest backpack like the LowePro Adventura BP 150 III makes a lot of sense.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com