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ProTactic SH 180 AW

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ProTactic SH 180 AW

Get mission-critical access in a compact and rugged shoulder bag for your mirrorless or DSLR kit, plus mini tablet.


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Will My Gear Fit?



Our award-winning ProTactic series expands to bring urban-inspired shoulder bags to all street shooters, bloggers, photojournalists and adventure travelers. The ProTactic SH 180 AW delivers accessibility, versatility and smart organization for your DSLR kit.

  • A compact shoulder bag built to deliver on all fronts: accessibility, versatility, comfort and organization
  • MaxFit System interior provides maximum capacity for snug and protective fit. Fine-tune your gear fit with adjustable and padded dividers.
  • Shoulder bag includes modular accessories (zippered accessory case and two QR buckle attachment straps) to expand your capacity via exterior, MOLLE-style straps with SlipLock. Use straps to add a compact tripod, telescoping trekking poles or a light jacket to bottom of bag; or create a convenient and secure trolley attachment for smooth transport when used with a roller.
  • Never miss a shot when you access your kit via the water-resistant, top-zip opening.
  • Protect your valuable gear from the elements with the built-in All Weather AW Cover™, easily deployed from a zippered compartment at the bottom of the bag.
  • Molded and rugged top offers extreme impact protection and includes built-in memory card pockets on inside lid.
  • Stash a mini tablet, small accessories, your smartphone, filters, spare battery, wallet and keys (attached key fob included) in the well organized front compartment.
  • Carry on shoulder, across body or by the sturdy grab handle.
ProTactic SH 180 AW is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Camera Bag Took the bag on a recent trip and the results were very satisfactory. Sturdy, enough space for all the gear I wanted to take and provided excellent cover during a rainy day. Was also able to carry my video camcorder in it. Have no concerns about taking it on future trips.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection! I use this 180 to hold my Canon Rebel and a pair of lenses, I love that the strap is long enough to fit like a sling across my body so I can wear my backpack along with it.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well built all weather camera bag. I bought this because I needed a bag to fit my Canon 70D with a 70-300mm lens attached to it. This bag works well with my camera and I have room for two spare lenses, memory cards, spare batteries, etc. I keep my speed lite in the small accessory storage bag which I can attach to the outside of the bag if I need it. And, in the rare event that I need room for a third lens I can attach the lens case that I already have to this bag with the SlipLock™ attachment system. This bag appears to be well built and should last me for many years. I like the fact that I can zip the bag completely closed to keep dust and dirt out, and the AW cover should come in handy when the weather turns. I also have a Lowepro Passport sling bag which I really like but I can't zip the top closed with the 70-300mm lens on my camera which is why I bought this bag. I wanted a bag that would be small enough to comfortably take with me when I travel. I normally take my camera and one or two extra lenses with me or one lens and my speed lite, so this bag will handle that. I originally bought the ProTactic SH 200 AW bag but when I got it home I found that it was just to big to comfortably take with me when traveling, so I exchanged it for the SH 180 AW. The only problem that I have with this bag is that I can't remove my Canon 70D camera through the top zippered opening which is why I only gave this bag four stars. So, I'll need to open the top flap to remove the camera from the bag but I can exchange lenses through the top opening once the camera is out. I was able to remove my camera from the top zippered opening on the SH 200 AW because the top opening is bigger on that bag, so if using that feature is important to you the SH 200 AW may be a better fit.
Date published: 2017-02-05
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Question & Answer

Getting new Nikon D850 when it comes out. It is essentially same size as D810. Also have Nikon's 28-300mm zoom and 16-35mm zoom. The telephoto zoom "compresses" into the same length as the wide-angle zoom. Will this full-frame camera gear fit this bag?

Asked by: PhoenixMike
Yes, I believe your gear will fit the ProTactic SH 180 AW.
Answered by: Lowepro Product Support
Date published: 2017-08-31

Can it fit a 5d Mark IV with battery grip and a 24-70 2.8 lens attached to it and a 16-35 III on the side?

Asked by: Rajat
The body with battery grip would exceed this bag's capacity. The ProTactic SH 200 AW may be flexible enough to accommodate it.
Answered by: Lowepro Product Support
Date published: 2017-08-07

Will canon 5D markiii with a 70-200 f/2.8, 24-105 f/4 and the accessories be able to fit in pro tactic 180 AW ?

Asked by: Sooraj
No, this would require the larger ProTactic SH 200 AW.
Answered by: Lowepro Product Support
Date published: 2017-06-01

Will a Canon 5DS with an attached Canon 70-200 f/4 IS lens fit in this bag?

Asked by: Al021
The best option is to step up to the ProTactic SH 200 AW which will hold this set up as well as a few extra lenses. Here is a link: However you could remove the MaxFit dividers and fit this set up along the width of the bag. If you did this you would not be able to carry any additional lenses this way.
Answered by: LoweproWebTeam
Date published: 2015-11-06

Will this bag be able to fit a Canon 70D w/ Canon 24-70 2.8, Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II, and Canon 16-35 2.8?

Asked by: Mrfingaz86
Yes, your Canon 70D with attached lens and the extra lenses will fit in the ProTactic SH 180 AW.
Answered by: LoweproWebTeam
Date published: 2015-10-20

I would like to able to store a Nikon D5500, 16-80 f2.8 vr and 35 f1.8 lens plus speed light 900, standard size iPad and charger etc. which shoulder bag is best for that gear? 

Asked by: DannyLV

60D with a 70-200 f/4 has attached to it( it is my primarily kit ) With a 16-35mm f/4 L IS. Do they fit in pro tactic 180 AW

Asked by: ali07
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Dimensions & Specifications


  • DSLR with lens attached (such as Nikon D750 with 24-70mm f/2.8)
  • 1-2 extra lenses or flashes
  • Small tablet (such as iPad™ mini)
  • Smartphone
  • Spare memory, plus small accessories and personal items

Technical Specifications:

  • Internal Dimensions: 29 x 13 x 22 cm (11.42 x 5.12 x 8.66 in)
  • External Dimensions: 35 x 21.5 x 28 cm (13.78 x 8.46 x 11.02 in)
  • Laptop Compartment: 28.5 x 2 x 16 cm (11.22 x 0.79 x 6.30 in)
  • Weight: 1.3 kg (2.86 lbs)
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Fine-tune your fits with MaxFit dividers. Protect your gear from the elements with the included All Weather AW Cover and attach whatever you need with the SlipLock compatible MOLLE-style system.

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