Lowepro Flipside 400 AW

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Lowepro flipside 400 AW is the largest of the flipside range. It is also the only model equipped with AW.
 

It is a medium size backpack that is not overly large on your back. The access of the main compartment is from the back so it is more secure when on the move. It has an integrated quick release tripod holder and a large pocket at the front which are missing from the Flipside 200 and 300.

Size comparison between mini trekker AW ( left) and flipside 400 AW (right)

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On the side, there are attachment loops for sliplock accessories. Also included for additional support is a padded waist strap. The shape of the flipside 400 is much more contoured which is a bit more appealing.

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What can you fit in the Lowepro Flipside 400 AW ? Actually quite a bit of more gear when compared with the Flipside 300 and Flipside 200

You can easily fit these in the bag:

  • Nikon D700 + MB-D10
  • Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
  • Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 (attached)
  • Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR
  • Nikon 20mm f/2.8
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.4
  • Nikon 85mm f/1.4
  • Nikon TC-14E

What can you fit in Lowepro Flipside 400 AW

Lowepro Flipside 400

When compared to the Flipside 300. the flipside 300 is quite a bit smaller, here is how I arranged the Flipside 300.

  • Nikon D700 + MB-D10
  • Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
  • Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 (attached)
  • Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR
  • SB-900

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Lowepro Flipside 300

The smallest of the Flipside range Flipside 200 is a light travel. IT is very small and very convenient for travel. It can fits a couple of lenses and a flash. If you have a pro DSLR with a battery grip, it needs to be fitted side way as the bag is not really deep enough. Here is how I packed the Flipside 200.

  • Nikon D700 + MB-D10 (sideway)
  • Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 (attached)
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.4
  • Nikon 85mm f/1.4
  • What can you fit in Lowepro Flipside 200

Lowepro Flipside 400

Lowepro Flipside 400 AW is a good medium size backpack for those adventurous photography trips where you might be bringing quite a bit of gear. In fact, it can fit a pro DSLR with lens attached up to 300mm f/2.8 plus additional 6-8 lenses and accessories. However, you might want something bigger like the photo trekker if you are on a professional photography trip or something smaller for trips that are less photography orientated. So far, I have to say the Flipside 400 AW suits me the most (but not perfect) out of all the other Lowepro backpacks that I have encountered. Next, I will continue my search of the perfect backpack trying out the ThinkTank Streetwalker.

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Kent is a professional wedding and portrait photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand. He and his team specialise in modern and contemporary weddings. Kent has his work published in international magazines and is a regular author to a number of photographic publication. He is fascinated by photographic equipment and enjoys showcasing the gear used in creating his images. You can find him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Google+
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Thanks for this, its a really helpful comparison.

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