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(From company literature) Lowepro Photo Runner. This compact, convertible shoulder bag/beltpack provides great freedom of movement for runners, hikers and cyclists. Carry it your way: there’s a hide-away waistbelt and removable padded, contoured shoulder strap. BatWing™ compression straps stabilize your load and vertical compression straps hold a jacket or small tripod. There’s a front zip pocket and — for fast access — a DualZip™ Top handle.


  • Type: Beltpack / Shoulder Bag
  • Available Colors: Black, Royal Blue/Black
  • Outer Fabric: Water-resistant 600D TXP™ and 600D TXP™ ripstop
  • Type of Closure: Zippers
  • Capacity: SLR with 2 compact zoom lenses
  • Interior Dimensions (W x D x H): 28 x 11.5 x 18 cm / 11 x 4.5 x 7 in.
  • Exterior Dimensions (W x D x H): Unspecified
  • Weight: 544 g / 1.2 lb
  • Notes: BatWing compression straps secure your gear for active photography

Keywords: Lowepro Beltpack Shoulder-Bag


Registered: December 2005
Posts: 5
Lowepro Photo Runner review by nrshapiro
Review Date: 1/9/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $35.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Small, well padded
Cons: Small

This is a very good bag if you want to travel light. It is for traveling with some of your equipment but not all (unless you have very little).

I like to keep my "kit" small. I carry a Canon Rebel XT with EF-S 10-22 mounted, a Canon 70-300 IS DO (a compact lens), and the Sigma 18-125 in the bag. It's very tight when you do this. I have just enough room in the main compartment for a Cokin wide angle (slim) filter holder and four cokin filters in a soft case. There's one zippered compartment on the outside where I keep several batteries, lenspen, microfiber cloth, and sometimes an extra filter.

This meets my needs well, but it's very tight. It's best though while walking around when the camera and third lens is not in the bag. Then you can comfortably use it as a changing station, where you have the extra room to quickly put filters in and out and its not stuffed. Sometimes I even carry a second small bag just for the camera and lens, just to handle the overflow. That's not a bad idea anyway as it distributes weight, and it's easy to carry two small shoulder bags (though I guess it looks a bit weird!)

I like waist pack bags, but actually, I've never found the need on this bag to use the waist strap. But if you were doing strenuous hiking with some scrambling it would be a good way to anchor the bag to your waist.

Registered: December 2006
Posts: 6
Lowepro Photo Runner review by keegan
Review Date: 12/13/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

Pros: comfort, design

I love this bag for hikes and when I just want to bring a limited kit. I don't have any complaints about the design, and the constuction quality is excellent. It will fit nicely a D200 or same sized body, two lenses, and a flash unit, granola bar, or small water bottle. Great bag.

Registered: September 2006
Posts: 1
Lowepro Photo Runner review by airphloo
Review Date: 9/8/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

Pros: Easy to access camera, shoulder strap & belt loop is great for hiking.
Cons: Zipper is flawed, okay size but a touch small for a lot of people

This bag seems like the best design out there and it almost is. The problem is that the weight of the camera puts a lot of stress on the zipper, esp. if you use the handle to pick it up when it isn't completely secured. Thus, after about two years of use the zipper broke. If you keep the bag secure using the straps that wrap around the bag, it should last. I wish there were more bags like this.


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