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Vertex 300 AW
A premium and rugged backpack built for adventure and sports photographers.

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Lowepro’s premium and rugged backpack built for adventure and sports photographers who carry pro-sized gear, laptop, tripod, outdoor accessories and a few creature comforts on shoots.

  • Lightweight harness system with multiple adjustment points delivers maximum comfort with minimal bulk
  • Padded camera compartment with adjustable divider system offers easy customization
  • Adjustable Glide-Lock™ system secures tripod or other outdoor accessories to front of pack
  • Water-resistant YKK zippers repel moisture
  • Patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover™ with heat-sealed seams provides maximum protection from elements
  • Padded front compartment offers protective space for laptop, files, jacket, etc.
  • Outer storage pockets centralize accessories and personal items for easy access
  • SlipLock™ attachment loops expand carrying capacity
  • Built-in memory card holder keeps spare memory organized and within easy reach
  • Reversed zippers with zipper garages protect gear from scratches
  • Detachable tripod mount secures tripod or monopod with stability and balance
  • Silent zipper pulls offer quiet access when shooting near wildlife or film crews
Vertex 300 AW (Black) is rated 4.8667 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great companion in the city and travel It's a great backpack, spacious and practical, the cover for the shoulder straps is very useful for air travel, which prevents the handles always fasten the seat backs. How have some negative point: 1) I'm tall, I have one meter and 88 centimeters, for me the shoulder straps are a bit short and become a little uncomfortable, the handle of the chest is very close to the neck, this already with the lowest setting there. 2) The vedaçõs rubber that is in the zip wears out very fast. For me solving these two items and adding a space for a bag of water she would be a perfect backpack
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bucket loads of room! I was looking for a big enough rucksack which would protect my cherished equipment, but be small enough to take on as hand luggage. This fits the bill perfectly. I was worried that the bag wouldn't be accepted on to the low-cost, budget airlines whose mantra is 'no, you can't! - now what's the question'. I'm please to report that, by using the very useful weather-proof cover, this pulls everything together and just fits into their check-in cage. If I had one recommendation, it is to have removable shoulder straps which would mean the depth measurement would be even slimmer.
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful bag! This camera bag / backpack is the best I've owned, by far! Great quality in almost every department (especially the zips) and the gear fits great, with plenty of options to personalise - a big plus. The ONLY negative I have is that the rain cover needs to be redesigned in terms of material. I have used it on multiple occasions and for the first 5 or 6 rainfalls everything stays dry but after that it starts letting you down with moisture and wetness getting through to the surfaces (but never into the main compartment thankfully!). Lowepro, can you / have you do / done something about this? I would order a new cover if you have. Thanks, Steve, South Africa.
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the Wildlife Photographer The Vertex 300 AW is awesome for the travelling wildlife or in my case bird photographer. It is airline cabin friendly. I always have it as my carry on piece. I have travelled with it to Europe, Namibia, Bahamas and New Zealand. It fits two camera bodies a 500mm lens, 400 f5.6, 70-200 f4 10-20mm, extenders and my mac book and all the electronic paraphernalia which accompanies them. It is comfortable to carry with a good waist belt and in a light shower one can stretch over the waterproof cover quickly. A tripod can be attached easily. If I go abroad I wouldn't be without it.
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the first day! Hi Guys, it is now over 12 years with my Photo Trekker Classic. An extraordinary backpack that followed me in all my photo adventures. It sailed on the best classic boats in the mediterranean sea, on board of Helena, Stella Polare, Orianda and on some of the best sailing yachts ever. It was flooding in the dirty, wet and salty floor of the worst rubber dinghy I cruised to follow my passion for photographic sailing adventures, tacking care of my precious camera, lenses and mac. My daughters call it "the big brother" as it is always with us traveling the world up and down. Hi my big "Lowe", I love you. Greetings from Italy and best wishes for the coming festivities PC
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Backpack! I purchased the Vertex 300 mainly to use as a camera bag for keeping everything in one place, not to use for hiking. Although I have to say the shoulder straps and hipbelt are very comfortable. The zip up panel to hide the straps is a brilliant idea! I had originally purchased a Tamrac Expedition 7X sight unseen on eBay. The straps and hipbelt are HUGE on this pack! There was no way to store or remove them, so I sold it on Craigslist and ordered the Lowepro. I couldn't be happier! The vertex 300 has a much cleaner look than the Tamrac Expedition packs. Lowepro has made this pack very streamlined and professional looking. This was not my first lowepro camera bag, and definitely won't be my last. I have no idea why I strayed from the best to begin with. It won't happen again! Thanks.
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic camera storage and transport For me this bag has two purposes, when not in use my gear is safely stored in the bag but ready to go at a moments notice. I usually keep the straps covered up and use the top handle to move the bag from my office to my car, not having the straps flapping around makes this much easier. When I do need to use the bag as a back pack it works really well and is very comfortable.
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roomy and comfortable You have room to carry almost any photo gear in this backpack: you have pockets for memory cards, batteries, all kinds of wires, lens, gloves, camera body, and many more. The only drawback of this unit is the tripod mount, which is too small. I could hardly fit two legs of my former tripod and only one of my new one. Not the best design.
Date published: 2014-03-17
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Question & Answer

Would this bag the 300 AW fit carry on regulations thru the us? Need to know before I buy it.

Asked by: DJ5MARK111
Hello, The Vertex 300 is too large to be carry-on compatible, however the Vertex 200 is carry-on compatible:
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2015-05-14

Can the Vertex 300 AW carry a 500mm F4 lens attached on a DSLR?

Asked by: garylhm
Hello, The Vertex 300's interior compartment size is: 31 x 16.5 x 52 cm (12.20 x 6.50 x 20.47 in) As long as your gear is smaller than these dimensions it will fit into the bag.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-08-15

Can the Vertex 300 accommodate a Nikon 7000 with a Sigma 150-500 mm lens attached?

Asked by: Mexberry
Hello, Yes, the Vertex 300 can easily accommodate your gear with room for additional accessories as well.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-06-30

Carry on regulations

Hello, Would this bag fit carry on regulations ? Thanks
Asked by: olivier
Hello, No, this bag is too large to be considered carry on compatible. The largest sized bag in these series that is carry on compatible is the Vertex 200:
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2015-05-14

I want Vertex 300 aw in pakistan is there any way?

courier services or some thing like that
Asked by: Anees
Hello, To find a dealer in your region, please check our dealer locator page:
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-03-10

would a d 3100 150- 500mm nikon lens fit this bag

Asked by: smithy
Yes, the camera and lens you listed will fit into this bag. You can also use our online bagfinder tool to see all of our recommended fits:
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-01-21

Question about the shoulder strap cover...

Hi, I recently bought this bag from Dubai airport and came onto your website to see if there was anything I had overlooked with it. It's an awesome bag but wanted to ask about the shoulder strap cover as shown in the pictures. Mine doesn't have one. I guess I bought an older model? Cheers Shaun
Asked by: Shaun
The cover you are referring to is actually sewn into the bag during manufacturing. You can find it tucked away next to the All Weather Cover.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2013-11-04

Vertex 300 AW Tripod mount

I've lost the tripod mount for my Lowepro Vertex 300 AW. Is it possible to buy this? I've heard with some of the suppliers here in Norway, but none of them could help... I hope you can help me, as the Vertex 300 AW is the best backpack I've ever had, and don't want to buy a new one, just because of the lack of the tripod mount. Regards Frank
Asked by: Frank
We unfortunately don't sell individual tripod mounts for the Vertex 300 AW. You can try contacting our customer service team to see if they have any additional recommendations:
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2013-10-14
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Dimensions & Specifications


  • 1-2 Pro DSLRS or a medium format system
  • 6-8 extra lenses (up to 400mm f/2.8)
  • Flash
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Up to a 17ʺ laptop
  • Accessories and personal items

Technical Specifications:

Internal Dimensions: 31 x 16.5 x 52 cm (12.20 x 6.50 x 20.47 in)

External Dimensions: 33 x 26 x 55 cm (12.99 x 10.24 x 21.65 in)

Notebook Compartment: 30 x 5 x 50 cm (11.81 x 1.97 x 19.69 in)

Weight: 3.7 kg (8.14 lbs)



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