Lowepro Nova 160 AW

Lowepro Nova 160 AW is a comfortable camera bag for digital SLR cameras. The bag features over flap lid to increase protection from the elements; dual memory card pockets on interior of lid; front accessory pocket; mesh side pockets; padded strap and cushioned grab handle tailored for comfort and durability; plus a belt loop so you can wear as a beltpack. The Lowepro Nova 160 AW measures 9.4W X 6.9D X 8.7H in./24 X 17.5 X 22 cm (exterior) and 7.9W X 4.3D X 6.7H in./20 X 11 X 17 cm (interior). It weighs approx. 1.14lbs/0.52kg.

Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Lowepro Nova 160 AW Expert Reviews

Digitalcamerareview reviews the Lowepro Nova 160 AW and writes;
“Overall, the Lowepro Nova 160 AW is a solid, functional compact bag that works well in the field. If you’ve ever hesitated to bring your camera with you because of a bulky camera bag then you know why this compact shoulder/beltpack makes perfect sense. Although the interior storage isn’t big enough for professional-level DSLRs, many average consumers will likely find the size of this bag perfect for vacation and weekend photo opportunities.”
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User Opinions

Lowepro Nova 160 AW User Reviews

Just what I needed
“Couldn’t be happier with this bag. The photo in the Amazon add makes it appear green, but it’s really a very nice brown. anyway, it’s good quality, holds everything I need (I’m a video producer for the Air Force, but not a photographer, so I’m limited on what I need for my home photo needs). So this holds my K2000, extra lens, flash unit and all the little things I need for it — SDHD cards, spare batteries, etc. This bag won’t hold much more than that, but it holds this much very well…” – By DeJ13655
Rating: ★★★★★

High Quality…Perfect
“I was trying to find the perfect camera bag for my new Olympus SP565uz and stumbled upon this product…am I ever glad I did! It’s light-weight, just big enough without looking like I’m pretending to be a professional photog, and until I become adept enough with my new camera to buy an add’l lense, the extra section can hold a bag of snacks! Velco strips enable you to block off just the right inside space to house your camera…” – By Gypsybaker
Rating: ★★★★★

The perfect day kit bag
“I have been using Lowepro bags for a long time and I’m always amazed at the simplicity of the design. This bag is perfect as my daily grab-and-go bag for my Pentax K-7 kit. It’s weather-proof, just like my Pentax gear so I don’t have to worry about the occasional rain or snow shower. I keep my SLR with a prime lens in one side (actually laying on the side with the grip facing up for quick access) and have room on the other side for another lens and some filters. The strap is well made and is easy to adjust. The zippers are well made and zip easily open and closed…” – By R. Adams
Rating: ★★★★★

Perfect for Canon Rebel XS with 3 lenses
“I use my bag told hold my Rebel XS as well as all my lenses and have no complaints so far. The lenses I keep in the bag are the Canon 55-250mm IS with hood reversed, the Canon 50mm f1.8, and the Canon 18-55mm IS. I can store all of them without feeling like I am cramming too much in, and can store the camera with any of the lenses attached to it.” – By Terrillja
Rating: ★★★★★

Great medium sized bag
“This is great little bag with amazing room and compactness. Just finished a 7 day trip with it and it was the perfect size for all my stuff, but not too bulky. Lots of little pockets for cards, battery charger, USB cord, etc. The perfect bag for an amateur who has a nice camera but doesn’t want the bulk of too much stuff. Even was able to put it in my backpack so I could still take a carry on bag on the plane!” – By CoachK
Rating: ★★★★★

perfect for Canon Rebel XS & two lenses
“Purchased bag to carry Canon Rebel XS. Bag fits the camera, an attached 18-55mm lens, and a 75-300mm lens, along with some lens filters and a Canon Elph compact camera. Build quality is excellent, as is durability. Size is perfect for a day exploring on foot with your camera, and shoulder strap is wide and padded and doesn’t dig into your skin. Would recommend to a friend and would purchase again. “ – By White Dynamite
Rating: ★★★★★

Great bag
“I own several Lowepro products and bought this as a gift. It’s very roomy with multiple pockets. One of the best features is the built-in waterproof cover. It tucks away when not needed, but it’s very easy to pull out if you get caught in the rain. In my opinion, Lowepro has the best build quality of all camera bags, and this is no exception.” – By coach
Rating: ★★★★★

Lowepro is the way to go
“The two small pockets in the top inside hold multiple SDHC cards. The zipper pocket at that same location holds extra still camera batteries. The zipper compartment in the lid flap, accessible from the outside, holds 2 mini-DV tapes. The zipper compartment on the front of the bag holds 4 more mini-DV tapes. There are elastic pouches on both sides that hold water bottles, or cords, or miscellaneous other stuff. A flat zippered pocket on the back of the case is big enough for a full sized DVD, or anything else that is pretty flat. “ – By Diane K. Miller
Rating: ★★★★★

Good but not quite great
“This is my second Nova 160 bag–the first one (bought 10 years ago) is still going strong, but I needed a second. This bag is convenient in all the right ways. I have used this when backpacking. The small loops on the top rear of the bag allow it to be hung with carabiners from D rings on my pack straps so that the bag rides on my lower chest. This allows quick and convenient access when the wonderful vistas appear…” – By Ventura D
Rating: ★★★★★

Good but not quite great
“Terrific little bag, VERY well made, etc. But it could stand to be just a bit larger. Advertised as able to hold a DSLR and two lenses. I have my Pentax K2000 plus an extra lens and a small flash unit — and it’s a bit of a sqeeze. Also, at least on my computer, the bag appears a sage green. It’s actually a very nice tannish-bronze color. Good looking bag, just a bit small. “ – By V. Johnson
Rating: ★★★★☆

Camera bag is worth the price
“This is a great bag- fits my canon rebel and has room for an extra lens. I bought it for two reasons. One: it wasn’t huge like most camera bags for larger cameras seem to be, and two: it has a covering attached to it that is waterproof so I don’t have to worry about whether it will start to rain while I am in the middle of the woods. I have been wearing it daily for 3 mile hikes and it is fairly comfortable although it squeaks while I walk (haven’t figured out how to get that to stop, but mustn’t be too loud because I came up quite close to a deer the other day before he heard me). It fits my small stainless steel waterbottle in the side pocket and has enough little compartments for things you might need when using a larger camera. “ – By Sandy A.
Rating: ★★★★★

Features & Specifications

Lowepro Nova 160 AW Features & Specifications

The Lowepro Nova 160 AW Shoulder Bag (Black) is a rugged 840 denier nylon and 600 denier polyester bag with adjustable padded dividers and stitched hinges. It has an overflap lid to increase protection from the elements and a 360° All Weather Cover that offers maximum protection against rain, dust and sand while also providing full access to gear. There is an exterior front zippered pocket that provides easy access to cables, adapters and other digital accessories. Plus dual memory card pockets on the interior of the lid can keep memory cards in the same place every time. There are other interior and exterior pockets for accessories. The bag can be carried by a cushioned grab handle , removable, adjustable shoulder strap with non-slip pad or on a belt or strap using the belt loop.

• Rugged 840 denier nylon and 600 denier polyester bag with 200 denier polyester interior

• Single compartment design enables easy and secure access to camera and accessories

• Adjustable padded dividers and stitched hinges

• Overflap lid to increase protection from the elements

• 360° All Weather Cover offers maximum protection against rain, dust and sand while also providing full access to gear

* Exterior front zippered pocket provide easy access to cables, adapters and other digital accessories
* Two exterior mesh pockets for water bottles and other gear
* Dual memory card pockets on interior of lid
* Interior zippered, mesh and slash pockets organizes batteries and accessories

Carrying options
* Cushioned grab handle
* Removable, adjustable shoulder strap with non-slip pad
* Belt loop to carry bag on a belt or strap

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