• Dennis WOng says:

    May I know the sound track of your video on Lowepro Photo Hatchback AW Camera Pack

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Dennis, I’d love to say that I wrote and recorded it, but it’s stock iTunes music that’s included in iMovie.

  • Rick says:

    Wow, I think I just found my next backpack. My 70-200 f/4 L is a must-have when I shoot landscapes, so is there plenty of room for it, even if it’s not attached?

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Rick, that size lens may not fit in the camera compartment, but it will certainly fit in the main compartment. I took along my 80-200 f/2.8 the other day and just stuck it in the main part of the pack.

  • Mac McMillen says:


    Can you recommend a good pack for multi-day (3 or 4) excursions that can carry photo gear (DSLR, couple of lenses, etc, and a tripod) and other essentials (clothes, tent, etc)? Really enjoy your newsletter and your enthusiasm for the outdoors and photography. You’re living my dream! 🙂



  • Vincent says:

    Thanks for the review1 It does look like an awesome backpacks. Would you recommend this one over the Flipside Sport? What’s with the discount code? It doesn’t look like Lowepro has an online store…

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Vincent, the Flipside Sport is a great pack, but it’s much more technical in design and doesn’t have room for much else besides camera gear and a few very packable accessories. It’s designed for fast, highly active on the go shooting. The Photo Hatchback is a much more utilitarian pack that will fit more clothing, gear and even and iPad or small laptop in addition to a modest camera kit. For general use, hiking and travel, I’d recommend the Photo Hatchback. For trail running, fast mountain summit bagging and active sports where fast camera access and being able to move quickly is the most important aspect, I’d go with the Flipside Sport.

    Depending on your geographic location, you can buy right from the Lowepro site. On each product page, there’s an “add to cart” button on the right. If you don’t have that, you may not be able to purchase direct from the store. In that case, B&H Photo and other dealers have them in stock.

  • Vincent says:

    That’s great! Thanks a lot!

  • Jim says:

    Dan, great review. Do you think the 16L camera compartment will fit a D700 with a Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 attached… or will I have to go with the 22L size?

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Jim, I don’t think that combo will fit in the 16L version, but it should fit in the 22L. I just measured with a similarly sized lens, and without the hood, there should be enough room to cram a D700 w/ 24-70 /f2.8 in there.

  • Kevin Wijaya says:

    Will the 16L fit Nikon D7000 and 2 lenses? 35mm & 16-85mm.

  • Felix Leung says:

    Rick, Dan,

    I just bought this bag and the camera compartment can fit in my 70-200 f4 lens but without hooking to camera. This is the best bag of mine so far.

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  • Steve says:

    Ever since switching from full frame to the Olympus micro 4/3 system I’ve been looking for a more appropriate size pack. The hatchback 16L was the answer. In addition to the camera around my neck the divided compartment holds another body with lens and three more lenses. I can even throw the 50-200/2.8 in the upper compartment if need be. Unfortunately there’s no place for a tripod – I’ll figure that out later. What I love the most is how easy it is to drop the shoulder straps – leaving the waist belt attached – and bring the pack around front to access your equipment. Thanks for the heads up on this one Dan and thanks to Lowepro for making a pack designed for the new smaller camera systems.

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