Lowepro Fastpack 250 Camera Bag Review
Lowepro’s Fastpack bags come in two sizes, with the smaller 250 that we used for this review recommended for larger semi-pro and pro-sized DSLRs and laptops with up to 15.4-inch screen. The larger Fastpack 350 is designed for photographers using larger lenses and holds 17-inch widescreen notebooks. In both cases, the Fastpack has a typical backpack profile, with the laptop storage inside a side-entry pocket behind the back pad and the side-entry camera compartment located at the bottom of the bag.
Photographers using larger professional SLR bodies and large zoom lenses or telephoto primes will likely find the Fastpack’s space a little cramped. The Fastpack series might not offer as much camera equipment storage as similarly sized camera bags, but most camera bags can’t protect a full-sized laptop as well. The storage flexibility combined with the Fastpack 250 one of the best options for digital photographers.
- Plenty of room for notebook, accessories, and a reasonable camera kit
- Excellent padding
- Rugged build quality
- Traditional design that doesn’t draw unwanted attention
- Placing a 15.4-inch notebook inside makes it uncomfortable to wear as a backpack
- Cell phone holder only fits smaller cell phones
- Not weather proof
- ease of use