Product Comparison: Lowepro Flipside 400 AW vs Lowepro Flipside 400 AW II

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General Specifications
Flipside 400 AW
Flipside 400 AW II
About the Product
The Flipside 400 AW is a high-performance, large-capacity backpack that is built for the outdoor pro photographer or serious enthusiast looking for extra security, body-side access and all-weather protection.
The world’s best camera backpack just got better. Our most popular size, the Lowepro Flipside 400 AW II is engineered for the modern landscape. Load in your DSLR camera with up to 7 lenses and flash or compact drone.
Key Specs
Compartment Types
Camera compartment, Front storage panel, Memory Card Pockets, Accessories compartment
Camera compartment, Memory Card Pockets, Tablet compartment, Accessories compartment, Personal items compartments, Front storage panel, Laptop compartment
Exterior Material
Polyester 600D
600D Polyester, 150D 148T Polyester, 190T Ripstop, 450D Shadow Rip Polyester
Interior Material
150D 148T Polyester
Number Of Compartments
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Lowepro Flipside 400 AW Pro DSLR Camera Backpack
  • The quality of the materials used is top-notch. I like the design which makes the camera gear completely secure when you have the backpack strapped on.
  • The material is very durable and high quality, but doesn't give much which leads me to believe that it may just need some time to break in.
  • I can fit my 15" MacBook Pro in the main compartment fully loaded without any bulge in the back. Although I do not think the bag was designed to do this.
  • The material is a little stiff, but I haven't done much hiking with this bag yet which will probably loosen it up.
  • I wish the zips of the main compartment could reach lower to the bottom so that user could reach their grear easier.
Lowepro Flipside 400 AW II Camera Backpack - Black
  • Great product. Just as described. Solid material with sufficient padding to keep my equipment safe.
  • It is made from really high quality materials. They built this to last.
  • I like the half open and fold of main opening if just need camera. Zips seem excellent. Materials feel strong. Overall very impressed.
  • My 10" Tablet will fit with ease in either pocket (the Laptop pocket in the main storage compartment, or the tablet compartment in the zipper front storage area).
  • The material seemed to me rather weak in order to save my camera from falling.
Size & Weight
18.1 in.
19.29 in.
11.9 in.
12.6 in.
10 in.
9.96 in.
2.9 lbs.
3.31 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Lowepro Flipside 400 AW Pro DSLR Camera Backpack
  • This is the perfect size for a day hike or as an extra bag for travel.
  • Great size. Large enough to hold the gear I need (including my laptop) and small enough to not be too cumbersome.
  • Good size bag for an afternoon out for moderate shooting. I can fit two Canon 5D bodies, along with a total of 4 lenses, a speedlight, full tripod, snacks and water.
  • I had a Crumpler camera backpack, I put the same equipment on both and the Lowepro is way lighter and well distributed weights on your shoulders.
  • Downside which isn't the fault of Lowepro is the weight of the bag fully loaded was causing issues pulling on my shoulders, but keep in mind that was fully loaded.
Lowepro Flipside 400 AW II Camera Backpack - Black
  • Great bag, great materials, easy to use, and carry.
  • The backpack fit easily in the airline storage compartment, and could have fit under the seat if I had wanted to use it that way. Excellent pack! I highly recommend it.
  • The bag is very well made and is so light the big pocket on the front has a few good sized compartments.
  • The weight of the camera, kit lens, 2 other lenses and other paraphernalia are well-distributed in this case, ensuring you can wear it for long periods of time without getting pain.
  • I would be wary about the sizes , i have a 15” laptop but with a hard case and it won’t fit in the specified pocket.
Lock Features
SlipLock Attachment Loops
Exterior SlipLock strap
Internal Padding
Foam Padding
Foam Padding
Silent zippers
Silent zippers
What customers say about "Protection"
Lowepro Flipside 400 AW Pro DSLR Camera Backpack
  • The backpack is very well-made, good material that could protect your gear and in my opinion , it could protect your camera from small rain.
  • It is `rain resistant' with its sealing zippers, but that's not a substitute for a cover in a contemporary bag.
  • It's also very water resistant, I've had it out in the rain. Highly recommended.
  • The back zipper can be hard to unzip (especially on a plane) but I enjoy having the extra security.
  • The water resistant material so far has held up to moderate rain for 10 mins.
Lowepro Flipside 400 AW II Camera Backpack - Black
  • The main compartment next to your back is a huge security advantage, it's very comfortable, good amount of space, easy to use and looks to be good quality.
  • Was easily lockable with TSA locks I purchased separately.
  • The backpack design is essential for me since I've had back surgery, and the interior zipper gives me peace of mind.
  • Very well made, it is very ergonomic with easy to use zippers.
  • The zippers at the back , once you pull them all the way down, are hard to locate and to be zipped up quickly.
Padded Straps
Removable Inserts
Water Bottle Holder
Hideaway Tripod Mount, Padded Waist Belt, Unique Back Compartment Entry, All Weather Cover
Hideaway Tripod Mount, All Weather Cover, CradleFit pocket, Signature flipside design, Padded Waist Belt, Moisture wicking back panel keeps
What customers say about "Features"
Lowepro Flipside 400 AW Pro DSLR Camera Backpack
  • I was easily able to adjust the straps to fit my body comfortably.
  • The camera compartment is adjustable so you can move the compartments around to meet your needs.
  • I love the side pocket which is large enough to hold a water bottle and you can even strap in a small tripod on the front!
  • There are pockets on the sides of the pack to hold any item you want, and I use for my water bottle and GPS.
  • Stretchy fabric, fairly wide. It should hold most standard sized water bottles. Fairly deep, not much worry about the water bottles falling out.
Lowepro Flipside 400 AW II Camera Backpack - Black
  • The waist strap does a great job of redistributing the weight off your shoulders. And both that strap and the shoulder strap are very well padded.
  • The bag is very well made, includes a water proof cover and a tripod holder literally everything a landscape photographer needs in a bag.
  • The side clasps worked great for holding a jacket or raincoat in place when I wasn't wearing it. The rain cover fit nicely over the pack, even with a water bottle and umbrella stuffed in the side pockets.
  • The ability to move the shelving/compartments around is a little limited due to Velcro positioning
  • I like the size of the bag but the belt strap buckle broke in the first month.
Warranty / Certifications
Other Information
149.95 $

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