Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 150 AW

Written in 2013, lastest update 2014

I purchased Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 150 AW for short trips to carry my Fujifilm X-S1 and Ricoh GR. It is a small and light backbag of excellent quality. Despite of the compact size it still carries both my cameras, a bottle of water, a compact umbrella, a small laptop and some other stuff. For my serious equipment like Canon EOS 1D Mark III and the lenses this backbag is a no-no. Notice that I don't currently shoot video. The back carries Video tag but it works well as a regular camera backbag.

I have used the backbag on a trip and noticed that it is very comfortable. I can get my Fujifilm X-S1 out instantly due to the side-entry compartment. The side-entry comparment is a great idea and also in practice works as expected. The difference in the ease of accessing the camera is huge compared for example to Lowepro Nature Trekker AW II. I had my water bottle in the external pocket and lost it since the back is tilted heavily when the side-entry compartment is accessed.

I had difficulties in choosing between the 150 and 250 models. I was wondering if 150 was too small for me and 250 too large for short trips. There is an excellent video showing the 150 model in different angles and that helped me to make the decision. I still think that 200 model could be optimal for me but such model doesn't exist. Lowepro Versapack 200 AW might have been an option. I still liked Fastpack 150 AW more since it is much more sturdy.