Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Comfort

Atlas Packs Athlete

(1/2)

Important: Choose the Adventure or Athlete hip belt – otherwise you will have literally no padding on your hips. I don’t recommend using the bag without a hipbelt either. The Adventure belt is more comfortable as it provides two layers of foam padding and a wider webbing and buckle – it’s also bigger and bulkier.

Positive
1 month ago

lowepro flipside 400 aw iii

(1/1)

And the winner is:- Lower 400 AW Pro- it took me a long time to consider so many bags, review countless Youtube videos, until I made the decision to go with this backpack version that was introduced over five years ago. I needed something that would be comfortable to carry, easily fit in the overhead and under the seat, and that would have room for my Mark IV and three lenses, and accessories. I also needed quick access to my headset and an iPad. This backpack is well made, has back support for longer treks/walks, and has many adjustment options with the velcro dividers

Positive
Photogeek
5 years ago

Hiking

Atlas Packs Athlete

(1/1)

I also purchased a Capture Clip from Peak Designs which allows you to fix the camera to the shoulder strap in place while hiking – a great addition to this pack.

Positive
1 month ago

lowepro flipside 400 aw iii

(1/2)

I need a bad for my first trip to Yellowstone. I needed space for two DSLR cameras and 3 lenses one of them being a 100-400mm lens. This bag is by far the best I've come across for hiking. The back feels like my Osprey hiking bag, and that is a welcome change from my other bulky camera bags

Positive
Alex
5 years ago

Compartment

lowepro flipside 400 aw iii

(1/1)

The main bag compartment to your camera equipment CANNOT open all the way with a full load of your equipment. This is because the waist area is attached to the main zipper area which is pulled upwards due to being strapped around the waist while the weight of the rest of the bag pulls down. Even with using one knee as a rest support it personally feels a bit awkward. You will have to open the compartment half way or three quarters

Negative
Peter
8 years ago

Carry-on

lowepro flipside 400 aw iii

(1/1)

Traveling through urban areas with it has been great. I have used it as my carry on for a few flights and I keep an extra lens pocket open for snacks and such. The back zipper can be hard to unzip (especially on a plane) but I enjoy having the extra security. The camera compartment is adjustable so you can move the compartments around to meet your needs

Positive
Jake Davis
6 years ago

Size

lowepro flipside 400 aw iii

(1/1)

ONE COMPLAINT: The pouch on the bottom that is supposed to hold the tripod is very tight. Needs to be about an inch or so wider so you can get TWO tripod legs/feet in the pouch. But then I see this with all the backpacks that have this feature.

Negative
Pen Name
5 years ago

Strap

lowepro flipside 400 aw iii

(1/2)

It is very comfortable and very well distributed - doesn't feel like you're carrying 20+ pounds of gear. Straps. I love the double strap (across the chest, around the waist) feature. It really helps with weight distribution

Positive
Amazon Customer
6 years ago