Flipside Sport 20L AW

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Flipside Sport 20L AW
Get on-the-go access with a lightweight and technical camera daypack that fits pro-sized gear.

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Get on-the-go access with a lightweight and technical camera daypack that fits pro-sized gear. The Flipside Sport 20L AW is built for photographers in pursuit of active adventures.

  • Lightweight photo daypack with a sleek and low-profile shape provides a minimalist and technical carrying option for outdoor and action sports photographers who carry pro-sized gear
  • Body-side access design offers quick access to gear when pack is rotated to front and added security while wearing
  • Removable, adjustable camera compartment with storm-flap closure provides a customizable space for gear; offers water-resistant protection while accessing gear; may be removed to convert to fully functional daypack
  • Perforated, breathable padding with air channels offers comfort and moisture wicking at back and shoulders
  • Ultra-secure tripod attachment system provides secure attachment for a tripod or monopod at side of pack
  • Hydration-ready pocket offers easy-access to a 1.5 liter hydration reservoir (not included)
  • Trekking pole (or ice axe) attachments points provide an easy and secure system for expanding carrying capacity
  • Patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover™ protects gear from rain, snow, dust and sand
  • Multiple adjustment points allow for a custom and comfortable fit at shoulders, sternum and waist
  • Back panel zippered pocket offers storage for small accessories and personal items
  • Lightweight, resilient and high-performance fabrics constructed of 210D triple-ripstop nylon with PU coating for improved durability
Reviews
Flipside Sport 20L AW is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, Holds lots of Gear, Great Design! I was looking into a camera backpack for day hikes and walking in the wilderness and this bag was my number top pick. It has a enough space for my DSLR with grip, 3-4 lens a flash and much more accessories. I went with the 20L over the 15L because the front pocket and more room. There were 2 things that I can think of that I had problems with and I fixed one of them already. First I want to say that I love the back side opening making it known as the Flipside. With that being said when I had it in the flipside position it was a little tough to close the bag when it was full of gear. So I fixed it with extra sting and attached it to the bottom of the bag so I could hold it while I zipped that bag back up. The other problem was the tripod got in the way when I was flipping the back and sometime when it was in the flipside position. But that is something minor and I'm still learning this bags in's & out's and trying to figure the best way to hold my tripod. But again those are small things and this is an amazing back. I love it!
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and versitile all weather pack I have lots of different bags for my gear, but was looking specifically for a flexible pack that I could carry my camera body, my 100-400mm zoom and a couple of smaller lenses and accessories for backpacking and canoe trips and still have room for lunch or some extras and that had good accessibility and weatherproofing. This bag fits all these requirements very well plus has some innovative new features that I didn't even know I needed until I had them. First off, the pack is medium size and has two "rows" of storage for lenses. This fits without problem my 100-400 with lens hood mounted on the camera and still gives room for 3-4 additional lenses, or other things you want to put between the dividers. The base kit comes with more dividers then I could ever use, and I typically just remove the extras. The entire camera area of the pack is very accessible and viewable by opening the back and the way it is designed to open from the back is great. you just keep the hip belt fastened, shrug out of the shoulder straps, turn the case around and you have an instant platform to access all your camera gear without having to put the pack on the ground. Perfect for juggling and changing lenses in the field. I think Lowepro should actually do a video of this as it is one of their best features. It is also reassuring as when you put the pack back on, you can be assured that you actually did it up and nothing is going to fall out on you. The whole inner "camera area" also removes from the pack and has a dedicated rain or moisture fly that can be put over the internal camera area. This is in addition to a full fly that can be put over the entire pack - providing double rain and moisture protection. I use both features when I have the pack out in my canoe or a boat to help protect the equipment from splashes or standing water. While not a full waterproof case, this is much better the the other designs out there right now. The side tripod mount is great - especially with two fixed straps that you can hook your tripod in which will hold the tripod from falling out all by themselves, just in case you forget to do up the tie-downs. The pouch on the other side is also great for a water bottle (I put my 1L Nageline bottle in there) and has openings for most hydration systems. This pouch seems to be well waterproofed and separate from the rest of the bag so you don't have to worry about leaks soaking your equipment. The pull ties on all the zippers are sturdy and have a unique end that keeps the loops open making it easy to grab or hook your finger into. The full width/depth zippered slots at the front of the pack will fit a medium/small laptop or tablet securely and still gives room for other odds and ends in the other front pockets. All in all, a great versatile pack for day trips and outdoor adventure.
Date published: 2013-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great carrying and wary access on the fly. I have had this pack for a few months now and have found it to be great on many fronts. Pros -It fits a descent amount of gear, it's deep -incredibly comfortable -water carrying is excellent feature, no more paranoia re water in pack with camera -good, tough water/wear resistant design and materials -easy access to camera gear without removing pack getting shots could be bothered with before due to kids/wife whinging i was taking too long -extra compartments good size Down sides -Width a little narrow for SLR gear to be packed with camera in centre and extra lenses down either side (as all of my other lower packs fit easily) -Waist band under great stress when using as flips ode is intended (waist band done up and hanging in front). Hard to do up zip again if unzipped all the way in this position. One or 2 stitches have started to come undone. Still holding strong though, but will have to keep an eye. Hopefully covered in warranty of becomes problematic. Overall i love this pack and i carry too much gear (on average) with comfort and ease. I would highly recommend this pack and works well as design intends.
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Over all a good bag I purchased this product so that I could carry my pro DSLRm, few lens, few other camera accessories (e.g. filters...etc.) and that is about it. I also wanted a backpack that I could swing around my waist (i.e. with out taking it completely off). I have grow to the point of not needing to carry all of my camera equipment around with me. if I need to pack more equipment, i use a roller bag for transport and this product for when I arrive at my destination Features that I value are the tripod holder on the side, place for a hydration pack, enough room for a tablet (again, I am not carrying around a laptop) and the ability to slide the bag around to access the contents with out taking the backpack off completely. The bag would be even better if: the chest strap did not come off so easily which mine has done to the point I purchased a after market one and attached it. Carry handle on the top of the bag would be better if is were more like an actual handle and I have a 23" torso so an extra inch of length would be nice but that is a me problem.
Date published: 2014-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good bag in general I was somewhat surprised how well the side mounted tripod mount was. I thought it might be off balanced and hurt one shoulder or something, but I haven't noticed that at all. Rear mount (such as the flipside 400) tend to wobble around a lot more. This is nice and tight. The straps and fit are nice and adjustable. I think there could be a bit more padding in the shoulders but I might be proven wrong if it was there. I can't know without having it to try. The waist belt is better than the FS 400 being it's larger and padded more now. I've never used the removable "bag" feature and not real sure what the use case would be that I'd want them separate. I also have the Flipside 400 which I also like, but I wanted a place for a water bladder for longer/hotter hikes and some place to put a rain jacket which this has both of. I so far haven't actually used and and only put water bottles in it anyway. I guess I haven't gone on any day hikes this year. It seems like the columns for gear inside could be a bit wider or at least one of them. The lens hood on a f/4 70-200 L IS Canon lens really bulges the side columns out if I put it in there. I guess this would make the whole bag a bit wider, but that would probably be okay. I wish the dividers were a bit more configurable too. Some of the sides don't have velcro on them so you can't hook them in certain ways. I also wish the front main pouch/pocket was a bit more like the Flipside 400 which has more room to get into it and look around and access gear in there. I also miss the dedicated memory card pockets. Using the bag in the "flip" mode (ie swinging it around with only the waist belt so you can get into it while wearing it) gives you good access to the gear. The FS400 zipper didn't come all the way to the bottom and didn't let you have easy access to the bottom row of lens/gear columns. This one does, but at a price of it can be hard to get it zipped back up if you have a lot of gear in it as the structure isn't sturdy enough to hold it's shape well and it spreads the zippers apart so you can't zip them or it's hard to get the closed enough to zip. To it's credit it does have little grab tabs at the bottom to help pull that and the zipper in the other to help a little, but not really in a loaded down bag case. I like the little mesh pockets on the waist belt. I've started using them more. I put a memory card wallet in one and a flashlight in the other and you could put filters or something as well. It might be good if they (or one of them) zipped instead of being elastic. The Rain cover is good as it can be. (ie it's waterproof and fits over back of the bag) It's hard/impossible to to have a pull over cover like that and not get some water down the back of the pack still. Gear used in this bag generally: Canon 7D (sometimes a grip on it but not for hiking), 10-22 EF-S, 24-105 f/4 L IS, 70-200 f/4 L IS Maybe a 50 f/1.4 some times or in place of another lens. 550EX flash sometimes, variable ND and a circular polarizer filter. Extra battery or 2, CF cards, cleaning cloths, lens pen, intervalometer, tripod, water, various other little small things This is currently my largest bag, so I used it for car travel and any "studio" shooting I might do for work, but that's basically the same gear. Good bag but still could use some work.
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great bag if not loaded utilizing all of it´s volume What really I love is to carry this bag even fully loaded - the harness is simply comfortable, making me not believing what´s inside and aside. But, that situation, i.e. a DSLR body with grip and either a combination of as in my case 8mm, 10-22mm and 17-55mm and 28-300 (L) or instead of the latter two an 24-105mm (L) and a 100-400 (L) lenses plus a tripod (without I think the tripod carrying solution in general is really comfortable) plus the common gear needed like battery charger, cleaning utilities plus a note tab - all of which should fit by the product spec - makes the intended flip use of the bag indeed impossible. Having said that, this had been clear for me ahead of buying it, though, the product suggestions are not saying so. What I am most disappointed about, the velcro used either for the dividers or for the side walls is not of the adhesive strengh which should be expected. Apart from, the wall fixed velcro textile spares too much namely on the upper side, so dividers cannot be fixed there - though, even they could, I concluded that the vertical (main) dividers are too short., causing a lot of space left not usable other than for soft goods beside the camera body in the top of the bag. All in all a great bag, but with some deficiencies.
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable capacity, quality, and value! The bag arrived and it fit ALL of my gear with room to spare. The quality of the materials and construction is top notch. It is an extremely comfortable pack to wear and I have since ordered another back pack for other equipment. This backpack will not disappoint!
Date published: 2013-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bags of Room Just recieved the 20l version, worried it wouldn't take all the gear I use out and about! NEEDLESS stress it swallowed it up with room for more!! Look forwrd to using on my up coming trip.
Date published: 2014-06-15
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Question & Answer

Can this bag hold a 13" sony wio laptop?

Asked by: Akki
Yes the FlipSide Sport 20L AW will be able to hold the 13" Sony VAIO Ultrabook.
Answered by: LoweproWebTeam
Date published: 2016-01-19

I need a backpack for airline travel. Does this meet carry-on requirements? Can it be locked with luggage padlocks? If so, which compartments?

Asked by: JohnW
Hello John, This back does meet airline carry on compatible requirements, however airline carry-on regulations are subject to change and vary by airline and county. We always recommend checking with your airline for their current size and weight restrictions prior to travel.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2016-03-16

Are the mentioned Depth dimensions form the Flipside Sport 15L AW correct?

Interior Depth of the 15L AW = 19,5 cm, while the depth from the 10L AW = 13,5 cm and depth from the 20L AW = 15cm... It seems odd to me that depth from the medium sized pack is larger than the depth from the larger pack.
Asked by: Dabase
Yes, the listed dimensions are correct. The Flipside Sport 15L is a deeper bag than the Flipside Sport 20L. The Flipside Sport 20L is a taller and wider pack than the 15L and that's what makes up the additional 5L of storage space.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-01-23

this the bag deep enough to accommodate a gripped pro body with a "L" bracket attached?

Asked by: BillFromPasadena
It would really depend on the size of your specific camera and attachments. The interior dimensions of the Flipside Sport 20L are: Internal Dimensions: 25 x 15 x 39.5 cm (9.84 x 5.91 x 15.55 in) If your gear fits within this range, than you will be good to go.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-01-20

What are the dimensions of the tablet/small laptop sleeve?

Will a 14.1 inch screen laptop fit into this pack? What are the dimensions of the sleeve designed to hold a tablet or laptop?
Asked by: photogator
This bag unfortunately won't hold a 14" laptop. Size of the secondary compartment are: 2.5 D 40.0 H (cm) 9.1 W 1.0 D 15.7 H (in) You can find our online recommendations for bags that fit your specific gear here: http://lowepro.com/bagfinder
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2013-10-25

Is the bag large enough to hold a Macbook Air 13"?

The dimensions that you gave in an earlier response imply that it will fit, however, I have seen reviews where people say that the MBA 13" doesn't fit. Could you help by clarifying.
Asked by: A1000

I have a similar request. I have a new macbook pro,  Height: 0.95 inch (2.41 cm) Width: 12.78 inches (32.5 cm) Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm) According to your dimensions, it seems it would fit in the front pocket. Please confirm. Thank you.

Asked by: Gabriel

Hi! If the internal dimensions are 25 x 15 x 39.5 cm, how could it be deep enough to fit a Nikon D4 (L=16 cm, H=16 cm)?

Asked by: Franci
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Dimensions & Specifications

Fits:

  • Pro DSLR with grip, with attached 300mm f/2.8 lens
  • Extra Pro DSLR body with grip
  • Tablet or small laptop
  • 2 extra lenses and a flash
  • Battery charger, filters and other accessories
  • Tripod or monopod
  • 1.5 liter hydration reservoir
  • Trekking poles, ice axe, other personal gear

Technical Specifications:

Internal Dimensions: 25 x 15 x 39.5 cm (9.84 x 5.91 x 15.55 in)

External Dimensions: 29.5 x 24 x 46.5 cm (11.61 x 9.45 x 18.31 in)

Front Compartment: 23 x 2.5 x 40 cm (9.06 x 0.98 x 15.75 in)

Weight: 1.6 kg (3.52 lbs)

 

 

 

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