Lowepro Flipside 400 AW photo backpack for sale

Lowepro Flipside 400AW Photo Backpack For Sale

This large capacity camera backpack has had only very light indoors use, and is in excellent condition. It weighs only 3.5lbs, and the internal dimensions are 10.6″ x 5.9″ x 16.7″.

It is for sale for only £65 (or £75.00 including postage within the UK), and can be inspected before purchase at my premises in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

The Flipside 400AW is particularly suited to outdoor photographers  who need to carry big lenses or a larger amount of camera gear. I normally carry a full frame Nikon dslr with 6 lenses (including a 70-200mm zoom, and 300mm f4 telephoto), plus filters, batteries and other accessories. The bag can also easily hold my 200-500mm zoom lens with one or two camera bodies and extra lenses.

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing, or require any further information.

Lowepro Flipside 400AW side view
Side view, showing the mesh pocket and SlipLock attachment on each side.

One of the great features of the Flipside 400AW is that entry to the main equipment compartment is from the rear of the bag next to the photographer’s body – meaning that it can’t be opened while the backpack is being worn. This ensures all the valuable photographic equipment it contains is protected against theft while remaining easily accessible. It also means that when the bag is laid on the ground, the straps and waistband are facing upwards and kept out of mud etc.

Lowepro Flipside 400AW outwards-facing pocket
The large padded outwards-facing pocket with its pouches

There are several pouches for storing smaller accessories both inside the main compartment lid and in the large padded outwards-facing pocket (along with a key clip). Each side of the bag also has a handy exterior elasticated mesh pouch for holding water bottles etc. There are a total of 6 SlipLock attachment points on the outside of the bag for additional pouches or lens cases, as well as compression straps (which are great for attaching outdoor clothing). There is also a sternum strap along with additional attachment points on the shoulder straps, a pull-out pouch for holding a monopod or tripod, and an All Weather Cover.

The broad padded shoulder straps, belt and lumbar support make  the Flipside 400AW extremely comfortable to wear (or carry by its top handle). It is extremely well designed and made, and is currently my favourite bag. This bag that I am selling is the original (Mark 1) version. I currently use the Mark II version, which is almost identical except that it has a laptop sleeve. The first and second versions of the Flipside 400AW are in my opinion much better than the current one that Lowepro makes. The 400AW III currently sells for about £160.00, but lacks the external anchor points and expansion features of the earlier versions that I find so useful.

I bought this bag off eBay thinking it was the Mark II version. I have never used it and the original owner assured me that it has never been used outdoors. That certainly appears to be true given the bag’s excellent condition.

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing, or require any further information.