In our ever pursuit of the best travel camera bags we are reviewing the Lowepro Fastpack 350 Backpack today. If you have been researching travel photography bags then you’ve no doubt heard about this popular model.
But is it the right bag for you? We will give you the full rundown and let you know if it is worth investing in.
Lowepro Fastpack 350 Camera Backpack Specs
Fully Water Resistant
Fits DSLR Camera Kits
Holds up to a 17″ Laptop Computer
Side Entry Camera Compartment for easy access
180° Access Panel
Adjustable Internal Dividers
Durable Waist and Sternum Straps
Dimensions 12.4 x 9.65 x 19.29 inches
Weighs 3.86 lbs.
Overall the build quality is excellent. It’s a sturdy bag that offers sufficient camera and gear protection. There is enough space for the majority of your gear making this a solid all in one travel camera bag solution.
Who is it for?
- Travel Photographers
This backpack has a good mix of versatility and protection that is ideal for the travel photographer. It can hold multiple lenses, a camera body plus accessories, and a laptop. Plus it has water resistance so you don’t have to worry about rain or spills. I backpack with my camera frequently and this model will work well on overnight hikes.
Vloggers looking for gear bags are also going to be interested. The bag is well padded and there is plenty of room in the bottom compartment for your external hard drive and other sensitive items.
What we love about it
There are a lot of great things to say about the Fastpack 350. But one of the main selling points is that it is large enough to hold a lot of gear and sturdy enough to protect it from wear and tear.
It also has extra storage options for accessories as well as a laptop pocket. The side-entry panels allow quick access to your camera without having to take your backpack off. Plus the top access makes it easy to get at any of your other important items when you need them.
What could be improved
The only real downside is that it isn’t marketed as a waterproof bag but instead as a general water resistant camera bag. So it does lack the full waterproof protection needed in a downpour. This is a minor complaint though and with the addition of a rain cover you can still enjoy the benefits of water resistance without being forced to sacrifice your gear.
How it performed in our tests
The Fastpack 350 performed very well in our tests. It is a sturdy camera bag that offers great protection for all of your gear. There are two side-entry compartments but the size of this bag isn’t intended for heavy duty photo gear and you should expect some issues with dropping gear from the top panel. That being said there is still plenty of room to get in and keep your camera safe while on the go.
The Bottom Line
If you are looking for an all-in-one travel camera bag then this model is ideal. It’s a good size, nicely padded, and has lots of storage options. The price is also very reasonable considering all of the features included. So if you are looking for a bag that can pack a lot in and offer protection, then the Lowepro Fastpack 350 is a top contender.