Photo Sport Pro 30L AW

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Photo Sport Pro 30L AW
Lightweight technical photo backpack for the active adventure photographer.


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The Photo Sport Pro 30L AW takes inspiration from the original award winning Photo Sport AW series. It’s lightweight, offers quick access to a pro-sized kit, and features a breathable and supportive air-flow suspension system.

  • Lightweight, technical photo pack for active outdoor photographers provides a minimalist and technical carrying option for outdoor and action photographers who carry pro-sized gear
  • Breathable, trampoline-style, air-flow suspension system with breathable mesh offers a comfortable carry of a heavy load
  • Removable, Ultra-Cinch Camera Chamber provides secure protection while in motion; remove to turn bag into a traditional daypack
  • Fast-access side pocket allows you to quickly grab camera without removing the pack
  • Multiple storage compartments offer a variety of places to stash camera accessories and personal gear
  • Lightweight, resilient and high-performance tech fabrics constructed of 210D triple-ripstop nylon with PU coating for improved durability
  • Toploading design providesquick and convenient access to personal gear
  • Zippered lid pocket offers handy storage for sunglasses, lip balm and other small personal items
  • Patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover™ protects gear from rain, dust, snow and sand
  • Hydration-ready pocket offers easy-access to a 2 liter hydration reservoir (not included)
  • Trekking pole (or ice axe) attachments points provide an easy and secure system for expanding carrying capacity
  • Adjustable shoulder straps offer a custom fit that accommodates 16 to 19 in. (40 to 48 cm) torso lengths, measured from the C4 vertebrae to the top of the iliac crest
Reviews
Photo Sport Pro 30L AW (Slate Grey) is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Waited long for this but has room for improvement Bought the PhotoSport Pro 2 weeks ago and took it out last weekend for a try. It is really comfortable, light weight and the camera storage is just as described...very convenient. Finally a backpack that can hold your camera and some gear. The last star would require some minor improvements thought. 1. The adjustable chest strap disconnects too easily from the shoulder strap (it is just clipped on). 2. One more compartment on the inside for a tablet PC with a 2mm wall padding to keep it away from other hard gear. Last, would love to see more colors coming...gray is okay but the smaller orange versions really pop.
Date published: 2014-06-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good ideas - bad implementation Had this bag for a couple of weeks now. It is based on some good ideas. The side access to the camera gear is great, It is lightweight and the straps and frame are ok for a daypack. But the implementation is not thought through at all: There is no seperation between the lower camera area and the upper cargo area. This means that any smaller items will find their way underneath the camera compartment so you have to empty the entire contents to get to them. Some pockets and organization in the upper would be nice as well. Additionally the lack of seperation and support from the frame for the upper cargo area means that the weight of whatever you are carrying is supported 100% by the soft camera compartment. So if you carry anything weighing more than e.g. a jacket the camera pouch is compressed by the contents of the cargo compartment. This makes the camera difficult to get back in and is not very comforting. To improve the bag a simple seperation between the upper and lower with a string pull that is fastened all around the bag would solve most of the issues. ¨ As it is this bag is only useful for light daytrips with the lightest of gear.
Date published: 2014-10-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great idea, not so good implementation This backpack has many good features and the volume needed for backcountry skiing with a camera. The camera compartment is very easy to access quickly in the field and has room for an 80-200/2.8 in addition to a camera body with lens. The upper compartment has room for all the odds and ends needed for skiing in the backcountry. The pack sits stable on my back while skiing, both uphill and downhill. However it seems like there has been to much focus on weight shaving during design. - The hip belt buckle broke after only four days of use in the field. - The shoulder straps and hip belt are to thin and flimsy to support the weight of the pack when fully loaded. The shoulder straps on the Photo Hatchback 22L (which I also have) are far better - and that is a smaller pack. - The adjustment buckles on the shoulder straps "slide" to easily. I have to adjust the shoulder straps every time I put on the backpack, which is annoying. - The lid compartment is IMHO too small to be very usefull. I own more than 10, maybe closer to 20 different LowePro products and this is the first product which disappoints me.
Date published: 2014-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for! I got to take this pack out for its test run yesterday, and boy was I in for a treat. I put my DSLR plus attached telephoto lens in the compartment with room to spare, but the cinch system held it snug. I put a hydration system in, and the straps were perfect for holding the tube. The side hip pockets held my lens cap for when I was shooting, and my iPhone 5 for when I wanted to take some fun shots or write down notes about the wildlife. I've read that other people had issues with the sizing, but it is perfect for my body length. I'm 5'7" with a shorter-than-average torso. While the hip belt is tightened to the smallest it can go, it still works great, and perhaps better. I love that the camera compartment is removable, too; I can now use this not only for a daypack, but also a backpacking overnight pack, too. The chest strap does come off easily, but I think I'll sew in a stopper on the ends to combat that issue. In the big scheme of things, that is quite minor, and all of the attributes outweigh the possible issues.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from is a great product I've always used Lowepro. This is one of the best bags I've had, I used five different models .... light, comfortable, magnificent
Date published: 2013-11-06
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Question & Answer

Is there any plan to make the Photo Sport Pro 30L in another color other than black. I live in a very hot climate and black would get extremely hot when I go hiking, which is what I want this bag for. It is perfect for my needs other than the color.

Asked by: Jamal
Hello, This is currently the only color in the works, but I will pass along your feedback to our designers.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2015-04-09

My main combo is Nikon D7100 + Sigma 150-500 lens. Does this fit in the camera compartment? Thanks

Asked by: lbaia
The Flipside Sport 15L is a bit small, as in addition to the camera/lens I also need to take personal stuff for a one-day hiking trip (rain jacket, extra layer, food, etc.). I was thinking something more in the 30-40L range. Would the Rover Pro series fit this camera/lens combo? thanks
Answered by: lbaia
Date published: 2014-11-21

Good afternoon, Would this as a carry-on bag for the airplane? Having my camera equipment in it I'd really like to keep it with me. Thanks

Asked by: gXyZOd
Hello, The Photo Sport 30L is too large to be considered Carry-On compatible. For a complete listing of our Carry-on compatible backpacks, visit here; http://store.lowepro.com/backpacks?features_lowepro=197
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-07-28

Will this bag take a laptop?

Hi, I am looking to carry a 13 or 15 inch laptop and tablet will this bag take these?
Asked by: Stepram
I have a photosport 200aw and find that my macbook pro 13" fits quite neatly into the water bladder compartment.
Answered by: kate
Date published: 2015-07-24

Without the camera chamber, will this bag fold flat to go inside a larger bag for airplane check-in?

Asked by: Cat1
Hello, The internal back panel frame doesn't allow the bag to be folded. We do have a shoulder bag that can completely fold up for travel: http://store.lowepro.com/photo-sport-shoulder-18l
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-06-23

I need to know if these would fit in 30L or 200 AW?

i have a 5d mark iii, 70-200 f/4, 24-105, 50 mm f/1.4 i also need space for a pair of binoculars, gps, personal belongings and clothing needs for 2 days. i need to know wether i should choose 30L or 200 AW. i do not want to choose rover models since i carry a 65+10 deuter technical pack. This camera bag is for scouting around the base-camp for 1-2 days.
Asked by: Radioxen
Hello, You should definitely be looking at the Photo Sport 30L. The Photo Sport 200 would be too small to carry all of the gear you have listed.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2015-07-24

How and where can you fit a tripod

Assuming a tripod will fit is it quick to put on and take off (monofroto 190)
Asked by: Eberlin
it is very easy to carry a tripod on this pack as long as it is a smaller travel tripod which I think the Monofroto 190 is. Use the side pocket and secure it using the two side straps. I carry the tripod head down so if the tripod feet get muddy or wet they don't mess up the inside of the pocket. The side pocket is made our of a very thin but strong material with a lot of elasticity to it. By the way I use the smaller AW 200 pack so this larger one could probably carry a larger tripod if someone would want to carry one.
Answered by: RichL
Date published: 2015-07-20

Why does this come only in black?

Orange was excellent. Red or Lime Green would be great too. But black is just dull and it overheats in the sun.
Asked by: slupix
The Photo Sport 30L currently only comes in the Slate Grey color. Products are often released with a limited number of color options and will expand over time if there is interest. Our product team is always looking at bringing out additional colors and I will pass on your feedback!
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2015-04-09
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Dimensions & Specifications

Fits:

  • Pro DSLR with grip, with attached 70-200mm f/2.8 lens
  • Battery charger, filters, flash and other accessories
  • 2 liter hydration reservoir (not included)
  • Trekking poles
  • Personal items such as a hat, light jacket, snack, cell phone, keys, etc.

Technical Specifications:

Internal Dimensions: 31 x 21 x 28 cm (12.20 x 8.27 x 11.02 in)

External Dimensions: 33 x 24 x 54 cm (12.99 x 9.45 x 21.26 in)

Camera Compartment: 29 x 15.5 x 17 cm (11.42 x 6.10 x 6.69 in)

Weight: 1.7 kg (3.74 lbs)

 

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