Pro Runner 450 AW

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Pro Runner 450 AW
A compact, streamlined and urban-inspired backpack for photojournalists and enthusiasts.

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A compact, streamlined and urban-inspired backpack for photojournalists and enthusiasts who carry their camera gear, laptops and essentials through crowded airports and busy city streets.

  • Travel-friendly profile is free of dangling, bulky parts (easy to wear; easy to stow)
  • Fully padded and adjustable camera compartment is highly customizable
  • Dedicated laptop compartment helps protect computer from impact
  • Discreet front pocket and zippered document pocket offer low-profile storage for business and personal items
  • Thickly padded backpad, shoulder straps, and waistbelt offers comfort, support and stability; shoulder straps have 5 adjustment points; waistbelt tucks away when not in use
  • Hideaway Tripod Mount™ system secures compact tripod or monopod to pack via foldout holder and cam lock buckles and straps
  • Patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover™ protects gear from the elements
  • SlipLock™ attachment loops expand carrying capacity
  • Side compression straps with quick-release buckles provide extra security on main compartment zipper and compresses overall size of backpack when needed
Pro Runner 450 AW (Black) is rated 4.2222 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Backpack I have had this bag for a while now and it is packed full of my gear. It does feel a bit heavy when carried by the handles, however when used as a backpack I hardly notice I have it on. I usually have a tripod or monopod with me and they attach with ease and are quick to remove when needed. The loops on the side of the bag are very handy, I use the bottom one for a torch and have ordered the bottle case for the top loop. I have also purchased the phone pouch, a great addition on a loop on the shoulder strap.
Date published: 2014-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Event Backpack I bought this not too long ago. I can simply say I love it. I love each and every pocket, how purposeful is the interior design of its various pockets and materials used. The usability and portability is wonderful. I am a single-style shooter. No aids. I need access to my equipment on the fly and find myself in populated areas. I have even used it in travel photography and it just shines great. If you have a backpack in mind. this is it! search no more!
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from cant fit my 17 inch ailenware pc Bought this just so i could carry my big pc with all my photo stuff! but the pocket for the computer is smaller than 17 inches but the space for the laptop is bigger, so even if u have a "small" 17 inch laptop its still hard to get it in there..... Lowepro its the best bags, but also one of the more expensive ones, and its the first time lowepro dident deliver! Iam almost 100% sure that earlyer models of this bag, you would put youre laptop from the top and not one the side like this one , becouse ive owned one before!
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Holds it all This bag is great if you want to pack all your precious gear for a wedding or photoshoot from point A to B. I wouldn't advise this bag for urban, vacation or everyday use. The bag is just an overkill for that. It is for the pro who wants all his gear safe on a location which I think other products do a better job. The bag is quite heavy with no kit and unwearable with all your gear.
Date published: 2015-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from can contain allot with laptop compartment I had many profetional bags but this is my favorit!!! very durable, can be ajusted in many ways to your gear, very comfortable! great for 2 bodys and 4 medium lenses and 2 big flashguns and laptop. if you have this amount of gear this is the best that you can find :)
Date published: 2013-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent This is very comfortable bag, even with a ton of gear, laptop, etc,meaning this has become my favorite Lowepro (out of many I have owned over the years) Not a huge fan of the rubber handles, so have re-covered them with hard-cord sponge… Very highly recommended if you have a lot of gear + laptop and need secure, but quick access!
Date published: 2013-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very appropiated to travel and to work. Very comfortable bag to carry all your equipment and documents. However I miss the pouches like the Compu Trekker Plus had. Very recomended.
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great bag, but straps do not store This is a great bag. It fits all my gear: dslr body, 3 lenses, 2 strobes, accessories, 17" laptop, a huge Manfrotto tripod, and a monopod. However, the straps do not tuck away which makes carrying the bag by the handles or placing it in the trunk of a car awkward: the straps get in the way. I can see this being a problem as carry-on on an airplaine. For backpacking it is an excellent bag. Very comfortable. It carries the weight of all your gear nicely.
Date published: 2013-11-28
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Question & Answer

Hi, can the all weather cover be used while my tripod (manfrotto 055) is fixed on?  moreover, is it allowed to take my nikon out quickly with this bag?  Thank you very much. 

Asked by: giallumatt
Hello, Unfortunately the All Weather Cover can't be used when a tripod is attached to the bag.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-09-18

Are the zipper and sliders plastic or metal? Are the pull cords that control the zipper plastics or metal??

Asked by: Rufine
Hello, the zippers themselves are metal and the pull cords are fabric with a plastic pull tab so it doesn't scratch your gear.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-09-18

Looking for a backpack that fits British Airways allowence 56x45x25 cm does this or the Lowepro Flipside 500 AW with less gear in the front appartments(laptop etc) allow me to take the backpack along the BA flights

Asked by: mvw52
Hello, The external dimensions of the Pro Runner x450 are: 35.5 x 32 x 51.5 cm While the dimensions are smaller than their requirements, we recommend contacting the airlines to assure there will not be an issue.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-11-22

Wpuld this fit into 450 AW? Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm F/1.4, Nikon D3s + Nikkor 14-24 F/2.8

Asked by: MartinLTU
Hello, Yes, you can fit that gear easily into this bag with some additional room.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-07-21

Would this fit a 150-500mm Sigma attached to a Canon 500D rebel body?

Asked by: OutbackGirl
Hello, Yes, the camera and lens you mentioned would fit inside the bag. You can also use our online Bagfinder tool to see all our recommendations for your specific gear:
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-03-17

Purpose of straps

Hi What purpose do the straps/belts/loops serve? There are 3 on the front and 2 on the side. The bottom on the front is used for the tripod holder. What are the others for? Sorry if this sounds like a silly question.
Asked by: desirider
Hello, Correct, the straps on the front are for holding a tripod and the side compression straps provide extra security for the main compartment and compresses overall size of backpack when needed.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-03-10

Can use Lowepro Runner 450 AW for my canon 600mm F 4 lens

Asked by: polecat
The internal dimensions of this bag are: 31 x 17 x 47 cm (12.20 x 6.69 x 18.50 in) It would hold a 600mm, but not attached to the camera.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-01-04

Can the Pro Runner 450 AW go on an airplane as carry on luggage in the over head con department ?

Asked by: TodRay
Airline carry-on regulations are subject to change and vary by airline and country, but the Pro Runner 450 AW meets many airline regulations and will fit in the overhead compartment. We always recommend to call your airline for current size and weight restrictions prior to your trip for hassle free travel with your gear.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-01-02
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Dimensions & Specifications


  • Pro DSLR with attached lens (up to 300mm f/2/8)
  • 4-5 extra lenses or flashes and accessories
  • Up to a 15.4ʺ laptop,/LI>
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Personal items

Technical Specifications:

Internal Dimensions: 31 x 17 x 47 cm (12.20 x 6.69 x 18.50 in)

External Dimensions: 34 x 29 x 50.5 cm (13.39 x 11.42 x 19.88 in)

Notebook Compartment: 31 x 4.5 x 39.5 cm (12.20 x 1.77 x 15.55 in)

Weight: 2.7 kg (5.94 lbs)


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