I know, every photo backpack is the same. But the new Lowepro FreeLine BP 350 AW is probably one of the more interesting and versatile bags I’ve seen in a while.
From my experience, Lowepro does many things right with their photography bags. What they understand best, in my opinion, is how to do the dividers right. Most every bag I’ve had from other companies go way overboard with the divider paddings that there’s little room left for actually carrying gear. The FreeLine follows this tradition of awesome dividers with their QuickShelf system. This allows one to quickly setup the backpack for carrying whatever gear they need that day, or easily collapse it flat and remove it without needing to redo the organization from scratch later when you’re carrying camera gear again.
Other features of the new FreeLine include dual side access panels, a removable gear box for cables, batteries, and small accessories, tripod attachment straps, dedicated laptop storage for screens up to 15 inches, and a removable rain cover. The exterior is made with Nylon 66 with a water and abrasion-resistant Carbonite coating and uses YKK weather-proof zippers.
The FreeLine can hold a full-frame DSLR with mounted 70–200mm f/2.8 lens, plus two extra lenses — or an equivalent amount of gear including compact drones, multiple mirrorless bodies and several lenses, and more.
The Lowepro FreeLine BP 350 AW backpack is available now for $259.95.