Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW

Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW is a camera bag that comfortably to carry a digital DSLR body with a compact zoom lens attached, plus 1-4 extra lenses or flash units. The bag features Ergonomic Sling Strap, Full Access Lid, All Weather Cover, Zip-Stop Buckles, Tuck-Away Stability Strap, Built-In Memory Card Pouch, Built-in Micro Fiber LCD Cloth, Silent Zipper Pulls, SlipLock Attachment Loops, Accessory Pockets, and Mesh Back Pad. The Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW has exterior size 9.4W X 7.1D X 17.3H in./24 X 18 X 44 cm, interior size 8.7W X 5.9D X 11.8H in./22 X 15 X 30 cm, and weighs 2.05lbs/0.93kg.

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


Expert Reviews

Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW Expert Reviews

Geekinspired reviews the Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW and writes;
“The Slingshot 200 is a much like a messenger bag (as are the 100 and 300). You wear it over your right shoulder so that the strap comes across your chest and under your left arm. The shoulder strap is well padded and comfortable, and an extra stability strap can be used to keep your bag in place while you hike. If you’re like me, though, you’ll only use the shoulder strap as it is adequate for most normal activities.”
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Squidoo reviews the Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW and writes;
“I just love the “rain coat”! It’s attached to the bag so no worries about losing it. It works really well. If you’re a shooter in the tropics, you know that it can rain at any moment making this a must have. If you have up to 3 lenses and don’t mind the inconvenience of having to put the bag down to change lenses then this bag is great! I haven’t come across any messenger style bag with a built in rain coat.”
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Camandcheese reviews the Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW and writes;
“The bag is slightly padded in all of its compartments. It’s still pretty light weight. I would have wished that the back padding was a little bit stiffer. Overall the bag is fairly sturdy and there have been no problems with it in the 3 years that we’ve had it. Then again, it hasn’t been used or taken out that much.”
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Daydull reviews the Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW and writes;
“As mentioned many times so far, I really can’t stress enough that this seems like the perfect bag for the average DSLR user. Unless you are a demanding professional, needing to carry multiple camera bodies and many lenses with you in one bag, you’ll fit everything you need in this bag. Its well thought out design and sling feature make using it much more convenient and easy than you would expect out of a camera bag.”
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Talkurbex reviews the Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW and writes;
“So all in all, the Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW is a great flexible bag to carry a standard camera equipment. If you have more lenses or things you carry around, I would suggest to get the 300 or even the 350 which also has a compartment for a wide screen laptop. The 300 and 350 also have a waist belt which help distribute the weight evenly on the body… I’ve used it on only one explore now, but I’m very satisfied with it and it is a huge upgrade from the shoulder pouch I had before.”
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Photonomikon reviews the Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW and writes;
“The Lowepro SlingShot 200 AW camera bag is a hybrid backpack-shoulder bag that is very versatile, fairly comfortable and serves its role very well. It combines the ease and comfort of a backpack with the accessibility of a shoulder bag. As an added bonus, it can carry a lot more than it seems capable of at first sight. I would recommend the Lowepro SlingShot 200 AW to anyone who needs a convenient and affordable bag but who doesn’t like putting down a backpack to access their camera or hates the weight and balance of a shoulder bag hanging from their neck.”
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The-digital-picture reviews the Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW and writes;
“The Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW is obviously larger than the Slingshot 100 – it better-holds what I typically need. It is better-suited for a serious photographer. The larger amount of gear the Slingshot 200 can hold can also make the pack considerably heavier than the 100 packed full. I found an even modestly loaded Slingshot 200 to become uncomfortable after several hours of carry. The load is not as evenly balanced as a backpack. Toploaders also have an unbalanced carry weight, but this weight is more adjustable – it can hang on either shoulder as well as either shoulder while over your head. The Slingshot 200 has a significant capacity advantage however.”
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User Opinions

Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW User Reviews

Great Camera Bag for the money
“Bought this bag for my Nikon d80 + external flash + battery grip. It fits everything pretty snuggly. Other reviews state that the camera juggles around in the bag but I had not experiance that. Very comfortable. I was able to wear it for 8-10 hours straight wandering around Disney World with a little one in tow. No discomfort whatsoever. I love the easy accessibility of the bag…quick access to camera when needed. Rain pouch works great too. I highly recommend this. I agree with other reviewers that the Slingshot 100 would’ve have definitely a bit small. Glad I went with the bigger size.” – By DM “DMaister”
Rating: ★★★★★

Great for hiking/walking
“It’s true that there is no camera bag that’s good for all uses and this is no exception to that. There are not enough pockets for gadgets and stuff for me, but it really is great for a specific outing where you know exactly what you need. There’s enough room for a good sized dSLR (I use an Olympus E-30) and a number of lenses, some filters, batteries, and a flash. The top pocket is fairly spacious, but a small divider would have been handy there too.” – By Middle age tech freak
Rating: ★★★★☆

Slingshot 200 Worked Well on Alaskan Cruise
“My Lowepro Slingshot 200 all weather backpack worked very well. I could swing it around and get the gear I needed. I have had headaches from the camera strap around my neck on hikes so I wanted to try a backpack. At age 54 it worked much better. I still had some aches with a long hike, but no headaches. If you carry more gear, this can carry camera, extra lens, flash, small handycam recorder, and all the extra items for using them. I lightened the pack of extras when I knew I would not use all the gear and that helped with the weight.” – By Darl A. Buck
Rating: ★★★★★

Great bag all around
“I, like many, am in search of the perfect bag, or bags, because I don’t think that there’s one bag that does it all. The Slingshot 200AW is one of 3 bags I currently use, and still do not feel like I have my bases covered. Out of my 3 bags, this is the one that I use the most. It fits a pro body or a regular body with the grip attached easily, and leaves me room for 2-3 lenses. Typically I’ll have the camera with attached wide angle zoom, 70-200, and one or two primes. Then I stick a flash and some filters in the top pocket, and batteries/chargers in the small accessory pocket.” – By Nick S.
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent walk-around bag
“After using the bag multiple times, I really like the sling design. It takes a bit to get used to as far as how to put it on without disconnecting the strap, but pretty soon it becomes second-nature. The sling design makes it much easier to access your camera than a standard backpack. In fact, I found myself walking around with the bag in sling mode (i.e. pulled around to the front of my body) quite often when not in crowed spaces. That manner of carrying the bag also relieves your shoulder if it is getting tired. The build quality of the bag is very high, with the zippers well constructed and the strap very securely sewed down.” – By E. Lacey
Rating: ★★★★★

Great bag, well thought out. Every photographer, hobbyist to pro, should have a Lowepro
“This is easily one of the smartest purchases I’ve ever made. I couldn’t be happier with the durability of the bag and the features? Holy smokes, Lowepro seemingly have thought of EVERYTHING; they are definitely geniuses or have done a lot of homework. If you use your camera on the road to any extent, this bag WILL become your best friend without a question, especially if you’ve ever tried any other bag or backpack. “ – By Stephen M. Lerch
Rating: ★★★★★

Very good design
“The 200 will hold the body with lens and up to 4 smallish lenses. Take note that this is not the bag for you if you consistently carry your body with a grip and 70-200 f2.8, that setup will just not fit. Overall the build quality is excellent, you can move the dividers around to make a more custom fit for your gear which is a nice feature, it is also comfortable to carry for long periods of time. I have no problem recommending this bag, you will enjoy it if you stay within it’s capabilities.” – By Thomas B. Wright
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Travel Bag
“I carried the Lowepro Slingshot 200 All Weather Backpack (Black) all over Europe and absolutely loved it. It carried all of the gear I wanted to travel with plus enough personal items that I could use it as my only carry-on. And the hidden all-weather cover zipped into the bottom of the bag was wonderful. (It’s also very easy to overlook so examine the pack carefully when you first get it.)” – By J
Rating: ★★★★★

Fantastic amateur bag
“Love this bag. It holds my Nikon D90 with the 18-200VRII lens, my SB-600 flash, my 35mm prime, and my Sony HDR-1100 Video camera. Plus the top storage compartment holds all the associated cords for both and part of my camera cleaning kit. The front pocket holds extra batteries, flash cards, etc. Lots of extra belt loops to attach stuff if needed later also. Feels very secure wearing it. “ – By Steve Maygar
Rating: ★★★★★

Features & Specifications

Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW Features & Specifications

The Slingshot 200 AW is a sling style camera bag designed to comfortably carry a digital SLR body with a compact zoom lens attached, plus 1-4 extra lenses or flash units. Loaded with features, the SlingShot 200 AW boasts an All Weather Cover, a built-in memory card pouch, a micro fiber LCD protector, Hypalon SlipLock attachment loops and plenty of other amenities to provide the greatest ease of use and comfort.

Hardware Capacity:
Canon EOS Series, Rebel Series; Konica-Minolta Maxxum 7D; Leica Digilux 2; Nikon D70, D100; Olympus E-300; Pentax with compact Zoom lenses or flash units.

Slingshot 200 AW Highlights:

1. Ergonomic Sling Strap
Evenly distributes equipment weight while carrying heavy equipment

2. Full Access Lid
Allows you to easily work from the bag while wearing it, and provides 180° access while packing

3. All Weather Cover
Offers maximum protection against rain, dust and sand

4. Zip-Stop Buckles
Provides security when accessing camera equipment while wearing the bag

5. Tuck-Away Stability Strap
Adds stability while carrying or easily tucks away while accessing equipment

6. Built-In Memory Card Pouch
Quickly find memory cards in the same place every time

7. Built-in Micro Fiber LCD Cloth
Protects LCD screen from camera strap nicks and scratches

8. Silent Zipper Pulls
Provide quiet access around film crews or wildlife

9. SlipLock Attachment Loops
Add pouches or other SlipLock compatible products to customize

10. Accessory Pockets
Provide quick access to cables, adaptors, small accessories or personal items

11. Mesh Back Pad
Provides comfort during long treks

Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW

Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW


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1 Comment »

Comment by Asiantv
2011-03-28 00:40:55

I’m slowly building up my collection of photo equipment James and the good thing is I still have room for a few extra things. The other day I even found I could hook my tripod on the back of the bag so now I can take my tripod with me as well.

 

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