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Photo Hatchback 22L AW

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Photo Hatchback 22L AW
The everyday adventure backpack for all your stuff.


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Maximize your carrying options for all-day adventures with this lightweight and high-performance photo backpack/flexible daypack that features body-side access and a removable, padded camera box.

  • Sleek and modern outdoor daypack design offers a casual, yet high-performance carrying solution
  • Multi-functional compartments provide versatile organization of camera gear, tablet and creature comforts
  • Removable, padded camera box with storm-flap closure and grab handles offer customizable storage for a complete camera kit; remove it to convert bag into a fully functional daypack
  • Body-side, hatchback opening provides easy and secure access to camera gear
  • Padded, front stash pocket offers quick access to a dual compartment that fits a tablet or compact laptop, plus other fast-grab items
  • Padded, mesh-covered backpad provides soft, breathable comfort for all-day wearing
  • Tall, stretch-mesh side pockets supply ideal storage for water bottles or extra gear
  • Roomy upper compartment offers plentiful space for personal items (lunch, jacket, sunglasses, etc.) and includes a zippered pocket with built-in key fob and 2 stretch-mesh pockets
  • Built-in memory card pocket supplies a convenient place to stash spare memory
  • Patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover™ provides a premium Lowepro feature that protects gear from the elements
  • Multiple adjustment points offer a custom and comfortable fit via straps at shoulders, sternum and waist
  • SlipLock™ attachment loops on shoulder straps expand carrying capacity
  • Webbing grab handle provides an extra way to carry pack
Photo Hatchback 22L AW is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It fits everything and doesn't scream "camera bag!" I recently got this backpack as an upgrade from a Lowepro Nova shoulder bag. While I loved my old bag, it had "expensive camera" written all over it and I wanted something more discreet that could still hold just as much gear (it actually holds more). To my surprise, I can fit a Canon 5D with 24-105 lens, 50mm lens, a flash, and still have room for cables, chargers, etc. I can also fit my 70-200 lens into the top compartment when needed, but it throws off the balance of the bag with so much weight up top. I like that it doubles as a regular backpack with the camera compartment removed, too. Overall, I'm very pleased with this bag!
Date published: 2013-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality bag! I bought this bag primarily for my trip through Central America but I continue to use it as my primary storage bag. It is able to fit my Nikon D7000 with a lens on, as well as an additional lens and an external flash. Great padding and security. One of my favourite features is that the camera isn't accessible while wearing it. This is great when travelling through countries where pickpocketing is a big concern. The built in rain cover is also fantastic, I have used it on many many occasions. Love it and would highly recommend!
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slim and stylish I bought this bag mainly for traveling, like the design is so simple and stylish, not like any other camera bag in the market. It can be my main day bag when I don't carry any camera gear. Love the slim design that can allows me to slip throw the crowd. The real compartment design for camera storage keep my gear safe and sound. Fit my D700 with 50mm, 20mm 28-105 mm lenses, flash, ipad mini and joby gorrilapod with no problem, and plenty of space to spare for my jacket, food & water, passport and map. Loving the bag and it will continue to travel with me.
Date published: 2013-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera + all purpose backpack My Gear: 5D Mark III, 24-105L, 50 1.4, 580EXII, 2x Pocketwizards, batteries, cords, etc. Pros: - Incredibly lightweight, it barely weighs anything (a real bonus when carrying your already heavy gear) - Camera box removes and top compartment folds down and turns into a traditional backpack. If I'm out on a hike with the family or traveling and don't have my camera gear, I use this bag (1 bag, so many uses) - Has a place that fits my iPad 2 perfectly Cons: - Camera compartment is a bit small, I have to think about what gear to bring before a shoot rather than bringing everything and the kitchen sink. Overall, this is currently my everyday, go to bag. Perfect for hikes with the family, day trips around town and travel in general.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hybrid bag for taking a small setup with other non-camera gear. I've mostly used this bag for my GoPro cameras and accessories. But I like it for taking minimal 35mm gear when I don't need much (body, lens or two, memory cards, flash). It's great for throwing a sweatshirt or small misc stuff in the top compartment, a water bottle and sunblock in the side mesh pockets, etc. And I've even been able to fit my MacBook Pro inside it. The rain cover is a nice feature that will surely get used at some point. One feature I also like is the removable padded area and cinch cover. The option of removing that section adds to the hybrid abilities of it. This small bag offers a lot, it's nice and light, and the quality is good.
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish, sporty, well designed I love this bag, perfect for advanced amateur photographers. I am able to fit my D90, 18-70mm 70-300mm 50mm 60mm and a flash in this bag, with room for a jacket, water bottle, iPad Mini, filters, SD cards and more. It is very sporty looking and very well made. I have been using Lowepro bags for years and this is by far my favorite!
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid, strudy, durable - like a pickup truck This bag is nice size, about what I expected. It is the of "most" backpacks. The material is nice and lightweight, but hopefully not at the expense of durability. It is made from a blend of poly & denier. The layout is nice but I have one tweak if I could re-design then it would be all 5-stars. I would allow for another 2 inches of depth so that a 15-inch laptop could fit WITH the camera storage box in place. (I bought this backpack to travel with my camera, laptop, and tablet. The only way for the 15-inch laptop to fit is to un-velcro divider flap separating the top main compartment and the camera storage box and slip the laptop down and against your back, in between comfort pads and camera gear. Not ideal because it will block access to my camera when laptop is inside, but will allow for laptop in travel such on flights when I do not need my camera.) Pros - Design #Sleek, color, contours and straps and of course camera storage. The Side pocket/holders with stretch fabric for tripods, water bottles, or small cameras. The weather cover is great, but doubt I will ever use it. But should I need it, it doesnt take up much room and its there. Cons - Accessory pockets are very average. Depth needs to be added. The bag does almost most things, not all things. Single stictched should straps, I hope they hold & last. Tablet/small laptop pocket is tight, not much room for even the case on the tablet (10.1"). Future improvements? - 2 inch dept. Also a gopro mount on front right should strap at upper chest for hikes/trips would be a game changer. More accessory pocket stuff
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Backpack for Any Job When I went looking for a photo backpack, my first stop was LowePro. Being a young, amateur photographer, I was price-conscious, but I wanted a pack that would suit my needs. I wanted something sleek, modern, versatile, and spacious. This bag did all of that and more. Working as a camp counselor, I found this bag to be perfect for me when the photo insert was taken out. When I go to most events to photograph, I am able to carry my Canon 7D w/ 28-135mm attached, a 70-300mm lens, extra batteries, cords, and still have some space. The top portion, while a bit small (you have to sacrifice some space to keep the bag from being huge), is great for carrying other accessories, whether it be an extra shirt, snacks, or a Steno. Overall, I believe this bag is the best value for your money. Spacious, light, and comfortable, the LowePro Photo Hatchback 22L AW is an amazing bag that will allow you to transport your gear comfortably and in style.
Date published: 2013-09-17
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Question & Answer

I want to buy only inside compartment for this model specifically. Lowepro, do you separately sell the compartment only for Photo Hatchback 22L AW Backpac?

Asked by: Gary06
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Answered by: Lowepro Product Support
Date published: 2017-07-12

Will the camera compartment fit a Nikon D7100 + 18-140mm and the rest of the bag a Surface Pro 3?

Asked by: Photog
I'm fairly sure the Surface Pro 3 should fit in the top compartment, and your camera should fit in the padded camera compartment.
Answered by: Lowepro Product Support
Date published: 2017-06-08

Hi, Can this bag fit a Nikon D700 with Nikon 24-70 mm lens or with 70-300 VR? Thanks.

Asked by: malikhang
Yes the Photo Hatchback 22L will fit your gear perfectly.
Answered by: LoweproWebTeam
Date published: 2016-05-13

Between this bag and Transit Backpack 350 AW ( which one has a larger camera compartment and which one is larger inside overall? I just can't tell from the specifications.  Thank you . 

Asked by: calin
The Transit Backpack 350 has one large compartment with the ability to be divided making it the larger camera compartment. As far as the overall size of the bag they are almost identical as far as cubic CM. The Hatchback is a bit taller while the Transit is a bit more wide.
Answered by: LoweproWebTeam
Date published: 2016-01-19

Will an IPad Pro fit in this bag the proper way?

Asked by: Ad2701
No, the Photo Hatchback 22L is designed to hold up to an 11" tablet or laptop. At 12" the iPad Pro will not fit the proper way.
Answered by: LoweproWebTeam
Date published: 2016-01-04

Can I fit my 13" MacBook Pro in this bag? It does not need to be a perfect fit. I really like the design and I will only be carrying 3 small mirrorless lenses and a Sony A6000. 

Asked by: Neil
No, your 13" MackBook will not fit in the Photo Hatchback 22L AW. A bag with a similar style that will fit your laptop is the Passport Backpack. Here is a link:
Answered by: LoweproWebTeam
Date published: 2017-06-19

Hello. Will Canon 6D with 55mm and one 70-300mm fit?

Asked by: Bibbi
Yes, the Photo Hatchback 22L AW will fit your Canon 6D with 55mm and a 70-300mm lens.
Answered by: LoweproWebTeam
Date published: 2015-11-07

Hi, Can this bag fit a Nikon D5500 with Nikon 18-140mm lens and one additional lens 35mm?  Thanks!

Asked by: Nick123
Yes, The Photo Hatchback 22L AW will fit your Nikon D5500 with 18-140 lens and an additional 35mm.
Answered by: LoweproWebTeam
Date published: 2015-10-31
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Dimensions & Specifications


  • DLSR with attached lens (up to 18-105mm zoom)
  • 2-3 extra lenses, flash or other accessories
  • Tablet or MacBook Air® 11"
  • Water bottle, extra gear and personal items

Technical Specifications:

External Dimensions: 29 x 23.5 x 50.5 cm (11.42 x 9.25 x 19.88 in)

Camera Compartment: 22.5 x 11.5 x 19.5 cm (8.86 x 4.53 x 7.68 in)

Top Compartment: 29 x 12.5 x 24 cm (11.42 x 4.92 x 9.45 in)

Weight: 1 kg (2.20 lbs)

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