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Flipside 400 AW

A high-performance backpack for the outdoor pro photographer or serious enthusiast.

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SKU# LP35270-Config

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$199.99

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A high-performance backpack for the outdoor pro photographer or serious enthusiast.

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This high-performance, large-capacity backpack is purpose built for the outdoor pro photographer or serious enthusiast looking for extra security, body-side access and all-weather protection.

  • Contoured shoulder straps and padded waistbelt help evenly distribute weight and provide extra comfort
  • Body-side access for added security and quick access to gear while wearing
  • Adjustable and padded camera compartment for easy customization of gear
  • Front storage panel for extra accessories and small personal items
  • Built-in All Weather AW Cover™ protects gear from the elements
  • Hideaway Tripod Mount™ secures a tripod to the pack
  • Silent zipper pulls provide quiet access around film crews or wildlife
  • SlipLock™ attachment loops expand carrying capacity
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent with just a small drawback I truly love this backpack - the only drawback for me is that the back side of the backpack cannot be fully opened, since the zip does not go to the bottom of the backpack. September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The perfect bag for hiking or travel I've been using Lowepro bags for a few years now and this bag is by far the best one I have owned. For the size of the bag it holds a ton of gear. I'm able to fit my camera body with grip, 7 lenses and a flash all into the back compartment easily. the front pocket is really deep with lots of pockets to hold all your gadgets. If there is 2 things that keeps me from giving this a perfect score it's that the bag will not stand upright when fully loaded, it tends to want to fall forward. Secondly, and I've read this from other owners as well, is the back compartments zipper which doesn't go fully to the bottom of the bag and you really have to push/pull lenses out if you have them stored in the bottom. Other than those 2 things this bag is great. It's super comfortable to wear all day, it's light and easily fits into airline overhead compartments. September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Excellent Capacity, Especially if you need to carry a larger lens I enjoy nature photography most of all and needed a backpack to accommodate my DSLR with Sigma 150-500 fitted, together with my other lenses etc. I've always been a big Lowepro fan and owned many items from the range over the years. Having looked around - I settled on the Flipside 400AW, and have been very pleased with it's performance - in fact, I now own two! I keep all of my gear in the black one and take the black/green one out with me with only the gear that I think i'll need for the day - this keeps it a bit lighter and allows me to fit some binoculars in there and a few bits of food and spare clothing. The straps on top are ideal for keeping a rain jacket to hand (it rains a lot here in the UK!#, and the All-Weather Cover is very useful #although, in my opinion, it would be better to manufacture the AW cover from a fabric to match the colour of the bag - so the green bag would remain more unobtrusive when watching wildlife in wet weather) The tripod securing system is ideal, whether I've got my tripod or monopod with me - I know it's safely on-board. The two mesh side pockets are hand for drinks, hats and any other bits and pieces that you need whilst out and about. Overall, I would recommend the Flipside 400AW wholeheartedly. September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excelent overall Tough construction and able to carry my immediate needed gear, DSRL with 2 lenses plus a 70-200, flash and other short hike gear, water and snacks. Used it in combination with the Pro Roller, took it all over the world, never took it easy on this bag and was very impressed to see how tough the bag is and how well it took a beating. Still looks almost like new, except for the side water pockets which I partially tore while roughing it through some slot canyons in Utah a couple of years ago... Highly recommended. September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best bag I have ever had. The search for the perfect bag seems unending. I have been through many of Lowe Pros shoulder bags, back packs and waist packs, as well as a backpack and waistpack from 2 different competitors. The Filpside 400AW comes pretty close to perfect for me. The design and comfort are great, even when the pack is fully loaded complete with a full size CF tripod on board. I do like that when it is on my back in a busy area no one can slip a hand in and take any gear other that what is kept in the little pouch. I think the only things that I have noticed that I would want changed are that the waist belt could be a little lower for my body length (one size fits all is pretty hard!) and I would not mind if the accessory pouch had some more smaller pockets sewn into it to hold filters and etc. I also think that for the tripod a strap from either side would be helpful to keep it more stable when hiking, rather than just the little strap attached to the outside pocket. Other than that, Great Bag! September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well built camera bag I've taken this camera bag to Europe, on numerous marching band road trips and most recently to Yosmite and the comfort of this bag on my back always amazes me. I love rotating the bag around while the hip strap is still attached to retreive my camera. I keep a 50mm , 24-70mm and 70-200mm lenses in my bag along with two camera bodies and a strobe. The inside pockets for the memory cards are very handy along with some outside mesh that I use for water bottles. I've only had to use the built in cover once during a rainstorm- the cover was easy to pull out and covers the entire bag. The flip out for a monopod also comes in handy. I wish there was a middle strap for the monopod though (I've had the monopod pop out of the bottom flap a couple of times, even when the top retention was tightened and is this is the only reason I gave a "good" instead of an :"excellent" performance rating). I would highly recommend this bag. September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great bag for the professional on the move! This bag is simply one of the best I have used out there. It's able to hold a Nikon D4, 70-200, 24-70 and two SB-900 Speed lights easy. I can fit a small soft box and some pocket wizards also inside. This bag is made to last has with all Lowepro products. You won't be disappointed. September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great bag which is a bit mistargeted. I feel I need to elobrate why I called it mistargeted, and that's the lack of focus to landscape photographers. Lowepro have chosen to advertise the Flipside 400 AW with focus on that you can grab your gear with the bag still attached to your body and that it provide security against theft, but what lacks is the great feature of back opening for the landscape photographer. A feature that I really love with the Flipside. I use this bag mainly for landscape photography. The gear I pack into this bag is: - Nikon D800 with battery grip - Tamron SP 28-75mm f2.8 - Nikon AF 28mm f2.8 D - Nikon AF 50mm f1.8 D - Nikon SB 28 Speedlight - Sekonic L-358 Lightmeter - Sekonic NP-FINDER 1° Spot attachment - Lee Filterholder and wide angle adapters - Lee Multi Filterpouch - A Lowepro pouch from the DryZone Rover with odd bits and pieces. For this setup the Flipside 400 works good, but I really miss a slightly better harness and that the bag would be an inch deeper in the main compartment. What would be great would be if Lowepro would fit the harness of the Vertex series on the Flipeside 400/500 AW. This would make it a perfect bag. With regard to the harness I find that the hipbelt works great, but the sternum strap has a to weak buckle, and it lacks the built in safety whistle you find on the Vertex. Since I find the Flipside more tuned toward nature photography then I find the Vertex I find this miss bad. What really makes the Flipside shine is the SlipLock attachment loops. With these one is able to expand the features of the bag with extra pouches. A feature I love. But all in all I really think Lowepro have a good bag here that with some small adjustments would be a top winner. October 11, 2013
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Flipside 400 AW - capacity

Does the following set of equipment fit into the subject backpack? Nikon D700 + battery grip, Nikon D600 + battery grip, Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC, Tamron 70-300/4.5-5.6 VC, Tamron 70-200/2.8 VC, Sigma 12-24, Sigma 105/2.8 Macro, and Nikon Speedlight SB-800?
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Yes, that gear should fit without a problem. You can always check out our bagfinder tool for the most updated fits recommendations.

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I got a D3s and a D700. i can fit only one body with the bg..there's no depth enough for a second body with the bg because the lower part is shallower.
I don't know if you can fit all the lenses, but it will be a very tight fit. I think the 70-300 and the 70-200 are too long to be fitted vertically, and orizontally they will eat too much space.
Also, IMO, the two zooms cover almost the same focal lenght and it is a non sense to me to bring always both.
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can I carry canon 500 f4 and more stuff in this bag

can I carry canon 500 f4, canon 7d bodies (two), canon 100-400 lens, canon 1.4 & 2x extenders and batteries and chargers in it? I am aware of flipside 500 Aw but keen on flipside 400 as it meets airline carry on norms.
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The largest lens that will fit in the Flipside 400 is a 300mm f2.8 which is approx. 9.8" long. The length of the 500 f4 is approx. 15" long. You would need to step up to the Flipide 500 to fit the 500 f4 lens:

http://store.lowepro.com/flipside-5...
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No sure exact dimensions of the Canon, but I fitted a Nikon D7000 with Sigma 500mm lens attached. It goes in the bag with plenty of room left over. I just reconfigured the dividers & made it 2 long compartments. Hope that helps. Advantage is the 400 is carry on size, I think the 500 isn't.
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15.4 laptop Do you fit

15.4 laptop can be temporary?
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The Flipside 400 doesn't have a dedicated laptop compartment, but if that is a requirement, you can check out all our backpacks that fit 15" laptops here:

http://store.lowepro.com/backpacks?...
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I fitted a 13" max, I think a 15" is too big!
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Can I fit these?

Nikon D800, Nikon 80-400G, Nikon 17-35 2.8, Nikon 55mm, Nikon 50mm, FujiFilm Xpro1
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Yes, the Flipside 400 can fit all the gear that you listed. You can also check out our online bagfinder tool to help find all our recommendations for your exact gear setup:

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I think you will.
I fit a D3s, D700, 24-70, 70-200, 85 f1.4, 35 f1.4.
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Could I fit the following in the bag

Nikon D7100
Sigma 150-500 zoom
Nikon 18-85 zoom
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Hello,

Yes, the gear you mentioned would fit inside the bag without a problem.
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I fitted a D7000 with the Sigma 150-500 lens attached into the bag - it fits, but I made it into 2 long sections with the dividers. The other half fits a few lens & bits. The tripod attachment on the lens might stick into your back a little - but with the padded back, I didn't notice.
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Dimensions & Specifications

Fits:

  • Pro DSLR with lens attached (up to 300mm f/2.8)
  • Extra camera body
  • 4-6 extra lenses
  • Flash
  • Accessories and small personal items

Technical Specifications:

Internal Dimensions: 27 x 15 x 42.5 cm (10.63 x 5.91 x 16.73 in)

External Dimensions: 30.3 x 25.3 x 46 cm (11.93 x 9.96 x 18.11 in)

Weight: 1.6 kg (3.52 lbs)

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