Urban Reporter 150

Urban Reporter 150

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Urban Reporter 150
A refined, versatile and street-smart messenger bag with removable camera insert.

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Urban Reporter 150 is a refined, easy-access and versatile messenger bag that lets you hit the streets with your full camera kit, tablet and lots of accessories.

  • Refined and discreet messenger styling offers a classic and timeless carrying solution that doesn't shout "camera bag"
  • Easy access points make it simple to grab gear via the top main opening, zippered front pocket and side cargo pockets
  • Removable camera insert provides fully padded and adjustable organization of a complete kit; remove it to store camera gear and use messenger as a full day bag.
  • Dedicated tablet compartment offers a softly lined, padded and protective space for essential tech tool
  • Cargo-style side pockets provide roomy storage space for quick grab items
  • Convertible pocket/trolley sleeve transforms from handy storage space to travel-friendly sleeve (to use with rolling luggage)
  • Front organization pocket offers multiple, zippered pockets, a leather-lined business card holder, mesh pocket and plenty of space for essentials
  • Leather touchpoints provide refined details throughout design of bag, including snap closures on flap and grab handle
  • Anti-slip, adjustable shoulder strap with padding helps secure strap at the shoulder when you're in motion, plus allows adjustment for a comfortable fit
Urban Reporter 150 (Black) is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great design, versatile, but disappointed by quality I've been a Lowepro user for years (Trekker, Mini Trekker, Slingshot) and I love their products. Bought the Urban Reporter 150 last July for a trip to Japan this month. Great bag, well designed, very convenient (1 Fujifilm X-T1 + 2 lenses + 1 Gorillapod + lots of small other stuffs) But after only two days of normal use, the snap fastener of the front flap broke… Would recommend it anyway, but very disappointed by the quality.
Date published: 2014-10-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Looks great, feels great but unfortunately low quality Looks and feels great but unfortunately the bag's outside pocket already broke after only 7 days of use.
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits my OMD-5 Perfectly! This is a great bag for small cameras. It fits my Olympus OMD-5 great and is really lightweight. It's kind of got an old look to it's styling which I really like. I leave the snaps on the bottom of the bag open while shooting to get my camera in and out easily. I button up the snaps for when moving around and throwing the bag in the back of the car.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bag for the Look and the Functions I own a Nikon D600 with a 20mm 2.8, 28-70 2.8 and a 80-200 2.8 (that giant black cannon), as well as a SB-400 flash, a spare battery, and some filters. And a blow bulb. And a 7" Google Nexus 7 tablet. I have tried the Urban Reporter 250 and it fit them all with a bit too much space to spare, so I decided to give the smaller 150 model a try. To my surprise, everything still did fit, minus the blow bulb. The main camera compartment seriously had enough space to fit a body with a medium-range lens (that is quite fat, may I add), a heavy tele lens, a small wide-angle lens AND a small external flash unit. All with dividers in between so they do not bump into each other. The only minor complaint is that the camera body is a bit taller than the width of the bag, so the bag doesn't look perfectly flat when closed. Obviously this is not a bag one should get if one uses a pro camera body with a grip. The front pocket holds a pair of thin gloves (for shooting in windy/rainy days), a polarizing filter in its box, and a battery. There is more room to spare, but I chose not to stuff more things in so it wouldn't bulge out when I close the top flap. There is also a back pocket with a zipper on the bottom. Zip it closed and you have a back pocket for documents, maps, etc. Zip it open, and you can turn the camera bag into an extension of your carry-on suitcase. Those who saw my review on the Urban Reporter 250 may be wondering why I'm writing one for the 150 as well, considering the 250 didn't really work out for me. The thing is that, my biggest problem with the 250 was that: 1. It was slow to open and close. 2. It was actually too big. Problem 2 obviously solved itself when I went for a smaller 150. Problem 1 persisted, but then I realized that if I use the lid of the camera compartment, I can keep my gears locked in the bag even when the top flap was not buttoned down. I once bashed the shoulder pad for the lack of padding and width. I still believe the shoulder pad could be a bit wider with more padding, but I realized that the current form is a good balance between look and functionality. I also once bashed the lack of a "quick-draw" option, but then I realized that I got spoiled by the Passport Sling. The leather strap design used for the Urban Reporter series is a good way of securing the top flap, ensuring that nothing in the bag would ever fall out when you have buttoned things up properly. If you are one of the many urban shooters who likes to have some style and comfort, and you don't carry more than two large lenses with your camera body, this is a good bag for you.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good bag... I'm pleased with the 150. Overall a good bag. It has many of the features I was looking for. I wish however it had velcro strips on the big flap closure as they've done on some of their other bags. And they could have used magnetized snaps on the side pockets. If this becomes my bag of choice for photography adventures, I'll probably modify the bag with velcro and magnet snaps.
Date published: 2015-03-06
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Question & Answer

Is this bag waterproof?

Asked by: Sassy
Hello, No, this bag is not waterproof. You can find a listing of all of our waterproof bags at: http://store.lowepro.com/backpacks?features_lowepro=280
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2015-07-19

Hi, enough room for an 11 Macbook Air? Thank you

Asked by: Bithor
The largest device that the Urban Reporter 150 will hold is a 10" tablet. If you have an 11" MacBook Air, you should check out our Urban Reporter 250: http://store.lowepro.com/urban-reporter-250
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2013-12-02

Nikon 300mm lens

hi i really like the look of the urban reporter 150 its small and light for what I want to use my question I have a Nikon D600 with 24-85 lens attached I also want to carry my Nikon 300mm 1.4 lens its around 10 inches in height will the 150 bad be able to accommodate this lens thank you
Asked by: Pardus
The dimensions of the Urban Reporter 150 are: Camera Compartment: 34 x 10 x 24.5 cm (13.39 x 3.94 x 9.65 in) External Dimensions: 41.5 x 17.5 x 28.5 cm (16.34 x 6.89 x 11.22 in) If your lens is smaller than the height of the camera compartment, you shouldn't have a problem fitting the lens into the bag (9.65in or 24.5cm)
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2015-08-12

Enough room for a tripod?

I was just looking at the dimensions and was trying to work out what I would be able to carry when travelling - is there enough room for a tripod in one of the lens compartments or is the laptop compartment slightly expandable to maybe hold one?
Asked by: barnesyboy
If you have an extra small or flexible tripod such as a Joby GorillaPod Focus http://joby.com/gorillapod/focus you could bend it to fit in one of the lens spaces. Anything larger definitely wouldn't fit.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2013-10-25
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Dimensions & Specifications


  • DSLR (such as Nikon D7100)
  • Extra lens
  • 10" tablet
  • Accessories and personal items

Technical Specifications:

External Dimensions: 34.5 x 14.5 x 26 cm (13.58 x 5.71 x 10.24 in)

Camera Compartment: 27 x 8 x 23.5 cm (10.63 x 3.15 x 9.25 in)

Weight: 1 kg (2.20 lbs)



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Urban Reporter 150

Urban Reporter 150 in action

For photographers looking to travel light and carry their Mirrorless or DSLR camera.

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