Vertex 200 AW

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  • All Weather AW Cover(TM)
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  • Accessory pocket
  • Adjustable interior
  • Glide-Lock(TM) system for attaching tripods or SlipLock%u2122 compatible products
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  • Tripod attachment
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Vertex 200 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 200 AW (Black) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile, solid, excellent flexibility and great protection Using my two camera bodies for photography as well as for film productions, I've been looking for quite a long time for a bag I can take easily on trips and travels. The Vertex 200 AW not only suits perfectly well my equipment, it also is extra comfortable even on longer walks and fits easily my "hand luggage extras" when I'm flying with my gear and don't want to carry 5 hand luggage bags only coz of my photography equipment. When shooting, things are so easy to access and all is built to simply work well. For my needs - filming and stills photography - there could be 1 more pouch for memory cards and batteries. All other than that I'm very happy with my purchase. Oh and: almost two years of heavy duty use and the backpack still looks like fresh from the shop. - What else could you want?
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from indestructible, cavernous, brilliant where to start ..? this bag truly carries everything, and more. This has been everywhere with me when I need to take lots of gear. It has been thrown, crashed, dragged, bashed and everything in between, and yet still just goes on and on. It is cavernous in design, with so many useful pockets, dividers, compartment and attachments: it is like a portable studio on your back, but is so well designed that it is very comfortable (and adjustable) to wear. It even has a quick release but very well held tripod holder built in.. This bag seemingly carries everything, (and yet more! like water bottles, umbrellas, you name it) has been totally abused, and yet there is no noticeable wear on it ! It just goes on and on. Brilliant design, build quality is exceptional; practicality has been so well though through. Even the outer roll out built in wet jacket. I use this all the time, and would thoroughly recommend.
Date published: 2013-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from backpack for any trip a backpack with extraordinary excellent conformation also perfect for long journeys. I wear during my travels for a whole day without any problems. The generous padding and rigidity make it exceptional against any shot may suffer. Very spacious accommodation conveniently located in the all'intreno the following accessories: camera body, Canon 70-200, Canon 17-85, 2x extender, tripod Manfrotto Compact Series, a compact camera, a windproof jacket and all the batteries and memory cards that you want, if instead let the stand outside with convenient media advances still much room for anything else you want. The intensive use of two years has not minimally affected so much so that it still looks new shop, also very good resistance to rain and something very important has the appropriate measures to be carried as hand luggage on the plane (who among us wants to take on the 'equipment in the hold?). In short, the ideal backpack for every trip.
Date published: 2013-11-08
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Question & Answer

I need to carry the following Canon gear on international flights: 400/2.8L IS, 70-200/2.8L IS, 16-35/2.8L II, 1.4x TC, 2x TC and EOS 5D II.  Will the Vertex 200 AW accommodate the 400/2.8?  The lens is 37cm x18cm (plus another 4cm for the tripod foot).

Asked by: Xenedis
I've since purchased a Lowepro Vertex 200 AW and it comfortably accommodates a 400/2.8.  It holds all of gear I mentioned.
Answered by: Xenedis
Date published: 2015-01-26

Carrying capacity

I have a Canon 7D and travel with a 24-70 (ISO 2.8), 16-24 (ISO 2.8), 75-200 (ISO 2.0) and 100-400 (ISO 4.6) lens set as I often find myself doing both landscape/wildlife and street photography in the same trip. Will this bag accommodate all of that as while I see long lenses in the gear photo, I don't see any that have the girth of the 200 and 400's with hoods that I use.
Asked by: easystreets1
I have this 200 AW bag and it quite happily holds a Canon 70D, Canon 100-400mm IS L USM lens, 70 - 200mm IS L USM lens and the the 18-135mm IS STM kit lens.  Plus Leica binoculars (10x42) and aCanon 580 Flash within the main body of the bag.
Answered by: Watchman
Date published: 2014-09-26

Hello will this fit a Nikon 7100 DSLR camera plus a 80- 400 mm lens, as well as an extra 18 -300 mm lens?

Asked by: jennifer
Hello Jennifer, Yes, you would be able to fit the gear you have listed in the Vertex 200.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-09-18

Am shortly travelling to the USA and then onto Canada. Is this bag okay for taking on flights as cabin luggage?

Asked by: Joe90
Hello, Yes, the Vertex 200 meets the carry-on requirements for many airlines. Airline carry-on regulations are subject to change and vary by airline and country. We recommend checking with your airline for current size and weight restrictions.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-07-22

In videos it seems a pro body exceeds the depth of the vertex 200 so when closed it seems to create a bulge on the backpack. Does that make any pressure on the laptop  in its compartment? Will a Nikon D3S create pressure on laptop?

Asked by: Marco
Hello, No, this bag was specifically designed to carry pro body depth cameras with a laptop, you will have no issues with any pressure on the laptop from the depth of the gear.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-07-21

Does this bag have the ability to be used like a Slingshot 300 AW bag?

I own a Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW shoulder bag that is capable to be swung around from my back to the front thus becoming a torso bag to gain access to the gear. Does the Vertex 200 AW have this capability?
Asked by: wprman
Hello, No, the Vertex 200 wouldn't give you the sling style access like the Slingshot 300AW. If you are looking for a sling style bag you should take a look at the Transit Sling 250:
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-04-21

Does the Vertex 200 have the same shoulder strap cover as the Vertex 300?

Asked by: apertureace
No, the Vertex 200 does not have the shoulder strap cover like the Vertex 300.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-07-21

Where can I buy spare parts?

I have recently bought this bag (second hand unfortunately ) - I love it. Only problem is, the strap that goes across the chest to help support the weight of the bag is missing its buckle to clip into. I was wondering where I could buy this buckle to make it fully functional again? Regards, Tom Parnell
Asked by: TomP
Unfortunately we don't sell individual spare parts. You can trying contact customer service in your local region to see if there is anything they can help with.
Answered by: LoweproOnline
Date published: 2014-02-07
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Dimensions & Specifications


  • 1-2 Pro DSLRS or a medium format system
  • 4-6 extra lenses (up to 300mm f/2.8)
  • Flash
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Up to a 15.4ʺ laptop
  • Accessories and personal items

Technical Specifications:

Internal Dimensions: 30 x 16.5 x 44 cm (11.81 x 6.50 x 17.32 in)

External Dimensions: 32 x 26 x 47 cm (12.60 x 10.24 x 18.50 in)

Notebook Compartment: 30 x 5 x 42 cm (11.81 x 1.97 x 16.54 in)

Weight: 3.32 kg (7.30 lbs)



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