Lowepro Pro Runner x450 AW is camera bag to carry Pro DSLR with attached lens (up to 300mm f/2.8) plus 4-6 lenses/flash and accessories; up to a 15.4″ widescreen laptop; tripod or monopod; and personal items. The bag features Easily converts between a backpack with a 5-point adjustable, padded backpack harness, and a rolling case for easy transport through airports, Designed in size and weight to fit most airlines’ carry-on requirements, Removable, checkpoint-friendly laptop sleeve will fit most 15.4″ widescreen laptops completed with All Weather AW Cover that protects camera and gear from the elements. The Lowepro Pro Runner x450 AW has exterior size 14.0W X 12.6D X 20.3H in./35.5 X 32.0 X 51.5 cm, interior size 12.8W X 6.3D X 17.5H in./32.5 X 16.0 X 44.5 cm, Notebook Compartment Inner Dimensions: 10.8W X 1.6D X 15.2H in./28.5 X 4.0 X 38.8 cm, and weighs 10.4lbs/4.7kg.
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Lowepro Pro Runner x450 AW User Reviews
Outstanding Design and Airline Friendly
“The X450AW is very well designed. It includes a canvas covered cushioned pouch with shoulder strap for a laptop up to 15″ that fits into the front zippered compartment. There are nifty little attention to detail features including key holders, flash card slots, and zippered pockets throughout. The system includes a unique tripod carrying base pocket that attaches to the outer bag that keeps one leg secure from slipping. It is removable when not carrying a tripod.” – By Frank E. Trinkle
“One of the best features, of course, is that it can easily change from a backpack to a rolling piece of luggage. When you want to switch back to the backpack it’s easy, and the padded shoulder straps make it painless to lug it around. The best thing about it is that it fits most airline’s requirements for carry-ons. That’s a great feature. This is a great product that will probably last your lifetime. Yes, you can probably find a cheaper one, but I can’t imagine you’ll have any regrets if you spring for this one. It’s got everything.” – By Booklover
A Sturdy Gear Bag
“I am impressed by the sturdiness, design, and functionality of this backpack. The dividers attach to the interior walls with velcro, so they can be reconfigured to meet the specifications of your gear. They can also be completely removed, turning this backpack into an overnight bag or airplane carry-on bag. The handle extends and retracts easily, the wheels roll smoothly, and the backpack straps zip neatly into the bottom of the bag.” – By George P. Wood
“If you need this kind of travel bag, then look no more. Get this one. Rugged, roomy, customizable, lightweight, compact, and extremely versatile. For all it carries, it is amazing. Then there’s the weather cover, which is a bit tricky at first, but extremely handy once you get the hang of it. There are tons of small pockets and little zipper compartments for just about everything you need: media, drives, papers, tools, etc. And the wheels really ARE heavy duty. The handle gets caught up on the way in sometimes but not bad. And if backpacking is your thing, not mine, that works great too.” – By bezoarrn
Great bag but heavy
“This is a great travel bag for the professional photographer who needs to transport lots of high-end photographic equipment (including camera(s), lenses, a tripod, flashes, a laptop, etc.). The bag has plenty of well-padded individual storage compartments to protect the equipment. The structure/frame of the bag is very well constructed and well supported with metal framing and plenty of padding. All of this substantial structure, however, means that this bag is fairly heavy, even when it’s empty. Although this bag is advertised as a “backpack,” its weight (and substantial size) makes it more appropriate as a rolling bag.” – By Gwendolyn Dawson
Not only for photographers
“What is amazing is that it fits very comfortable on the back. I carried it for a few hours and I like the way it fits and hold well against the back. There are numerous straps for this entire backpack, and a solid way to carry the tripod if needed. I like the way the bag rolls, the way the wheels turn easily. The quick release pull handle is in a lock position when in use. This is great because when traveling, with the pull handle, you need a bag that locks and stays put when you need it.” – By Rizzo
Lowepro Pro Runner x450 AW Expert Reviews
Mymac reviews the Lowepro Pro Runner x450 AW and writes;
“I have used the x450 on a couple of photography shoots this year. For a wedding shoot, I needed to bring along two camera bodies, multiply flashes, multiply wireless triggers, two lenses with their accompanying hoods, my MacBook Pro, a monopod, cables, CF cards, batteries, a battery charger, and a couple of straps. On previous wedding shoots, this would have required a couple of bags. The x450 handled the load in a workman like fashion. As a photography companion, the x450 performed very well.”
Lowepro Pro Runner x450 AW Features & Specifications
The Pro Runner x450 AW DSLR rolling backpack delivers a convertible, streamlined and urban-inspired solution for pro photographers and photojournalists who carry their gear through crowded airports and busy city streets. It’s purpose built for superior protection and maximum flexibility as photographers work and travel. This easy-to-convert design fits up to a pro-sized body with grip and 300mm f/2.8 attached lens (x450 AW), laptop, tripod and multiple accessories, plus a few personal items. From its fully padded interior to it’s patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover, the Pro Runner x450 AW thoroughly safeguards valuable gear.
Includes: spring-loaded trolley handle; premium wheels; checkpoint-friendly laptop sleeve; see-through luggage/business card pocket; side compression straps with quick-release buckles; a Hideaway Tripod Mount system; rainflap lids; SlipLock attachment loops; mesh side pockets; discreet front pocket accommodates a light jacket, cell phone or MP3 player; memory card pockets on inside lid; padded mesh backpad; thickly padded shoulder straps with 5 adjustment points; padded waistbelt; durable rubber grab handle; zippered document pocket.
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