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Video Review: Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 150 AW

by Mike Pouliot on 05/13/2012

If you’re like me, you’re always on the hunt for the ultimate travel bag. I recently purchased a small laptop (11.6″) for school and photo editing when on the go. Because of this new purchase, I wanted a compact bag that could carry my new laptop along with my photography essential gear. While I don’t necessarily shoot a lot of video, the Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 150 AW hit all of the requirements on my list. So, is this the new holy grail of travel bags? My wife hopes so because, according to her, I have WAY too many bags. Anyway, on to the review!

Video Review

Capacity

These are the different kits that I used with the Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 150 AW. One thing I wanted to mention is this bag will also accept a 13″ laptop. I tried the bag with my wife’s 13″ Macbook and it fit but it is very snug.

Kit #1

Kit #2

If you have a small kit (like the Pentax K-5 kit list above) or use mostly primes, the Fastpack 150 AW will probably be a great bag for you.

Below is straight from Lowepro’s site:

Pro DSLR (without grip) with attached lens (up to 17-55mm f/2.8); 1 extra lens; 1 flash or LED light; headphones; microphone; audio transmitter/receiver set; voice recorder; sound mixer; cables and cords; 13″ laptop; tripod or DSLR video rig; extra accessories

Size(Interior):
7.5W X 4.3D X 7.5H in./
19 X 11 X 19 cm
Size(Exterior):
9.8W X 8.3D X 17.7H in./
25 X 21 X 45 cm
Camera Compartment Inner Dimensions:
8.1W X 4.9D X 9.1H in./
20.5 X 12.5 X 23 cm
Notebook Compartment Inner Dimensions:
9.3W X 1.4D X 15H in./
23.5 X 3.5 X 38 cm
Front Compartment Inner Dimensions:
4.5W X 0.8D X 8.1H in./
11.5 X 2.0 X 20.5 cm
Outer fabric:
300D POLY DOBBY PUX2; 600D Polyester
Interior Fabric:
200D POLY W/PU
Weight:
3lbs/1.4kg

Professional SLR SLR Memory Card Flash Unit Notebook Cell Phone Lens

Other Options from Lowepro

As I stated in the video, I also have a Lowepro Versapack 200 AW that I absolutely LOVE. This bag has been to seven different countries and has accrued hundreds of hours out in the field. It is similar in size to the Video Fastpack 150 AW but it forgoes all of the super stiff structure and padding that is found in the Fastpack series. This lack of padding/structure means the Versapack bag is very light and it takes the shape of your back. Because of this, the bag feels more like a part of you rather than a large block of padding strapped to your back. Check out my review of the Versapack 200 AW if you’re interested. Fair warning, I wrote this review before I had a camera with HD video recording abilities. Also, I was not a part of the Phoblographer at this point so please do not associate my shoddy video work with the site.

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