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Reviewing the Lowepro Flipside 400 AW

Lowepro has been known for great quality camera bags, especially for photographers who love the outdoors. Today, we are going to review one of their products geared for the outdoor-loving photographer, the Flipside 400 AW. Let’s see how well this bag stacks up.
ON THE OUTSIDE

The Lowepro Flipside 400 AW is a camera bag pack with external dimensions of 30.3 x 25.3 x 46 cm. (11.93 x 9.96 x 18.11 in. it only weighs 1.6 kg, (3.52 lb) so it does not contribute additional weight to whatever you will be putting in your bag.


It also offers contoured shoulder straps and padded waistbelt which help evenly distribute weight, especially if you will be putting a lot of gear in the bag, as well as provide extra comfort when you’re going from place to place for your photography.
There is also a body-side access for added security and quick access to gear at any time when you need reach out for something in your bag. And if you’re in the wild, where silence is very important so not to disturb the animals there, the Flipside 400 AW has silent zipper pulls that would provide quiet access around your surroundings, especially if silence is very much important.
In addition, the bag also has a built-in All Weather AW cover that is included to protect your gear from the elements like rain and harsh sunlight.
ON THE INSIDE

The bag has a very spacious body, designed to carry a full-sized DSLR with a 300 mm lens, as well as an extra camera body, 4-6 lenses, an external flash, and other accessories and small personal items. These items can be arranged in separate padded camera compartments that can be adjusted or personalized, depending on the gear you will be bringing in with your bag.
The bag also has a front storage where you can place those small personal items and other accessories. And if ever you need some extra space, the Flipside 400 AW have SlipLock attachment loops that serve to expand its carrying capacity.


If you will be bringing a tripod with you, the bag has a Hideaway Tripod Mount which serves to secure your tripod to the pack.
In addition to all this, Lowepro guarantees the longevity of this bag. In fact, it provides a lifetime warranty, making sure your bag is guaranteed to last as long as you use it.
FINAL THOUGHTS
The Lowepro Flipside 400 AW is not for everyone. But if you’re a professional outdoor photographer or even a Wedding Photographers Los Angeles who does work outdoors most of the time, this is one bag you should seriously consider to have as part of your gear. It has a huge capacity and can take on as much as you do in your work. It is one of the best camera bags out there in the market guaranteed to meet your needs in protecting something as precious and important as your camera gear.

Why I Love My Thinktank Airport 2 Carry-on Camera Bag

As a photographer who travels a lot quite often, it is important for me that I have a bag that is capable of carrying all of my photography gear without having to worry of either not being able to fit them all comfortably or worse, be subject to damage due to external elements that my bag would have to endure.

Thus, I was simply thrilled to know that ThinkTank Photo has come up with a bag that addresses my needs with the Airport Security V2.0 Rolling Camera Bag. Simply put, it is one of the best camera bags out there and let me explain why I think it is so.

Large Capacity

First thing to love about it is how much it can carry with its size. The bag can fit up to two camera bodies, 4 to 6 lenses, 2 or more external flashes and other accessories like chargers, rode microphones, whatever else you may need to put in. if you have a tripod, the Thinktank Airport Security V2.0 Camera Bag has a special compartment on the side where you can attach it to.

With so much capacity, the Airport Security V2.0 Camera Bag is not that big in size. In fact, with its dimensions at 14” W x 22” H x 9” D, it passes the standards as a carry-on luggage at the airport.

Keeps My Gear Well-Organized

Organizing stuff in this bag is not a problem with the included movable dividers that allow you to properly organize the contents of your bag whatever way you want it, depending on the gear you’ll be putting in and how you want them to be organized. In addition, the bag also has a front pocket organizer that allows you put in other items like pens, notepads, and other smaller items.

Keeps My Gear Protected

The Thinktank Airport Security V2.0 Camera Bag is designed to protect your valuable camera gear, something I appreciate with this product. Its exterior is designed to protect my gear from rain, abrasion, and other elements thanks to its water-repellant coating and a reinforced padding inside and out. There is also a waterproof cover included for a more sure and reinforced protection in the case of heavy rains.

Even its wheels are designed in such a way to keep your gear protected thanks to its unique design which makes sure your bag is stable and protected in instances where you have to go through curbs.

Security reinforced

This bag also employs a number of security features to keep your gear inside secure from thieves. For starters, it has a TSA combination lock which secures the zippers and deter anyone from opening it. On top of that, it also has a rear security cable which allows you to fasten the bag to an immovable object like a nearby post, preventing anyone from stealing your bag altogether while you are away.

As an added level of protection, the bag also has its own security plate, with a unique number you need to register so in the event the bag gets lost and someone finds it, the bag can be easily returned.

Sturdiness

Every element the bag is made out of is made from quality and long-lasting materials. In fact, Thinktank Photo provides a lifetime warranty for this bag, which goes to show how confident they are in believing this bag is made to last.

This warranty also covers the bag’s wheels as Airport Security V2.0 Camera Bag was built with mobility in mind. Even if you wear out the wheels, ThinkTank Photo will readily provide you replacement wheels for your bag.

Everything Else Is Covered

If in case you are taking the stairs or walking by a rocky surface, the bag also includes shoulder straps that you can attach to the bag, converting it into a backpack as the situation calls it.

 

You don’t have to take my word for it though. You can check out the Thinktank Airport Security V2.0 Rolling Camera Bag at your neighborhood photography shop and see for yourself all these features and why it is a popular bag of choice among many photographers out there.