The Lowepro Flipside range has been created with 2 primary purposes, security and easy access, The Flipside 200 is so easy to access you don’t even have to put the backpack down to get inside.
The Flipside is designed so the main compartment is opened from the body side (the side that sits on your body) this ensures the backpack cannot be opened from anyone behind you, a pick pocket would have to take the bag off your body (which isn’t going to happen) to get inside. One main feature of the Flipside 200 is that you can remove the harness straps from your shoulders while leaving the harness belt fastened, you then flip the bag to the front of your body and flip the bag down and away from you so it’s horizontal, then simply unzip the main compartment and access your gear. A Photographer cannot always place their bag on the floor, imagine if your shooting on wet and muddy ground or your in a venue and there’s no tables about the Flipside solves this annoying problem.
The zip opens silently and goes around pretty much the whole bag lift this well padded flap up and access your camera compartment. The inside of the flap features a flat open topped zip pocket while the main compartment has adjustable dividers and a removable accessory pouch to organise your camera gear.
The Flipside 200 is the smallest bag in the flipside range but with an internal capacity of around18 x 13 x 38 cm it will hold a fair amount of equipment. The internal capacity can be expanded by around 1/5 by removing the accessory pouch. The accessory pouch fits into the top of the backpack and is padded and zipped, this is where you can put your spare batteries, charging brick etc
With the Accessory pouch fitted into the main compartment you will fit
- Canon EOS 5D with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Attached (hood Reversed)
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Now if you remove the accessory pouch you will fit an extra lens such as the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM or another camera body (without attached lens)
The Flipside 200 only has a depth of 12 cm so if you you use battery grips with your camera(s) you will have to have lenses unattached when in the bag or maybe you’d be better off with a deeper version such as the Flipside 400.
One side of the bag has a zipped accessory pocket than can be zipped right open inside you will find 2 dedicated memory card pockets that are fastened with Velcro tongues, 2 slip pockets, 2 pen holders and a key clip. A mesh guard is at the bottom half of the pocket to stop stuff falling out when opened. The opposite side features an easy reach open mesh pocket for stuffing bottles of drink.
The back of the bag features a quick release tripod loop in the centre and a pullout Tripod mount, if you want to carry a Tripod the feet sit in the mount your Tripod is secured with the quick release tripod loop. A verticle hand carry handle sits neatly near the top of the bag while a hanging loop sits on top.
The body side of the bag is well padded and coated in breathable airmesh. The harness is also padded, fully adjustable and can be fastened across the waist and chest. Finally several Sliplock attachement loops are present to attach extra lowepro lens cases and pouches.
External Dimensions 21.8 x 15.7 x 42 cm
Weight 1 Kilo
Available in colours Black and Pine Green
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