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Lowepro Flipside Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.34
based on 3,322 reviews


We have checked thousands of reviews and found 13 reasons to buy the Flipside - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


89% of the reviewers give the Lowepro Flipside a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (68%)
Good (21%)
Average (6%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (2%)



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Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Lowepro Flipside:

Reviewers like these things about the Lowepro Flipside

  • According to users, the Lowepro Flipside is streamlined and will carry a pro camera body and still have room for another lens or two and some accessories.
  • Reviewers mentioned that its back compartment entry gives safe and easy access to the camera gear when users are setting up.
  • They also indicated that it has an added security that could be used when on the move.
  • Users took notice of its outer storage panels for keeping gear accessories and personal items close at hand.
  • They noticed that its shoulder straps and backside are adequately padded and comfortable.
  • They also noted that there is an adequate room to store enough gear for a day.
  • Reviewers pointed out that its interior is made up of padded modular dividers that can be customized to their needs by reconfiguring them.
  • They also noted that it includes a separate pouch for accessories.
  • Testers said that the pack has a small zippered pocket on the flap that can hold manuals, filters, or other smaller items.
  • Reviewers mentioned that it is well-built with sufficient rigidity to protect their gear while hiking or biking to an area to photograph.
  • Other reviewers also found that the backpack itself is lighter and less costly.
  • Reviewers indicated that the bag is the right balance of size, weight, and value.
  • Other reviewers mentioned that it carries enough for any shorter outing.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer had issues with the zipper that is on the side of the pack that lays on their back.
  • Another reviewer noted that its lower hip strap is not padded at all.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Lowepro Flipside models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.1-4.4 oz (1-2 kg)
Length iconLength5-12 in (13-30 cm)
Width8-20 in (20-51 cm)
Height9-18.5 in (23-47 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Sport
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


Lowepro Flipside 300

48% choose the Lowepro Flipside 300

48 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.6 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength11 in (28 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height18.5 in (47 cm)


Lowepro Flipside 200

21% choose the Lowepro Flipside 200

21 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.1 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength8 in (20 cm)
Width8.5 in (22 cm)
Height16.5 in (42 cm)


Lowepro Flipside 400

18% choose the Lowepro Flipside 400

18 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Green


Specs
Weight iconWeight3.3 oz (1.5 kg)
Length iconLength10 in (25 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height18 in (46 cm)


Lowepro Flipside 400 Aw

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12% choose the Lowepro Flipside 400 Aw

12 %






Lowepro Flipside 300 vs Flipside 200


The two most popular Lowepro Flipside models are the Flipside 300 and the Flipside 200, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 69% of the people interested in the Lowepro Flipside bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Flipside 300 which is choosen by 48% (2.3 times as many as the 21% that choose the Flipside 200).

Flipside 300Flipside 200
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Flipside 300 is typically around $30 more expensive than the Flipside 200, but check the deals before you buy.

Flipside 300Flipside 200
Cheapest

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Flipside 300 is 0.5 kg (17.6 oz) higher than the weight of the Flipside 200.

Flipside 300Flipside 200
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Flipside 300 and the Flipside 200 has the same length (11 in). Both bags are the same width (10 in), while the height is the same (both 18.5 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Lowepro Flipside features:
  • Side pockets

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Rankings


vs Lowepro Bags

The Lowepro Flipside ranks #2 compared with the other Lowepro bags.

Top 10% Lowepro bag

1Lowepro Ridgeline
4.45
Lowepro Ridgeline
2Lowepro Flipside
4.34
Lowepro Flipside
3Lowepro Event Messenger
4.25
Lowepro Event Messenger
4Lowepro Protactic
4.18
Lowepro Protactic
5Lowepro Trekker
4.12
Lowepro Trekker

vs All Bags

The Lowepro Flipside ranks #319 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 20% bag

317Osprey Meridian
4.34
Osprey Meridian
318Lowepro Flipside
4.34
Lowepro Flipside
319Sherpani Prima
4.34
Sherpani Prima
320Tory Burch Britten
4.34
Tory Burch Britten
321Michael Kors Rivington
4.34
Michael Kors Rivington



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Lowepro Flipside vs 6 other, similar bags.

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Lowepro Flipside vs LowePro Fastpack


Lowepro Flipside
Lowepro Flipside

4.34
BEST
Based on 3,322 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.1-4.4 oz
Price: $$


LowePro Fastpack
LowePro Fastpack

4.01

Based on 3,306 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.7-4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Flipside is rated a bit better than the Fastpack.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,628 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Flipside is 10% heavier than the biggest Fastpack (4.4 oz vs 4 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Flipside is available in these colors:
Grey
Green

Only the Fastpack is available in these colors:
Blue
Red




Lowepro Flipside vs LowePro Hatchback


Lowepro Flipside
Lowepro Flipside

4.34
BEST
Based on 3,322 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.1-4.4 oz
Price: $$


LowePro Hatchback
LowePro Hatchback

4.02

Based on 3,186 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.8-2 oz
Price:

  • The Flipside is rated a bit better than the Hatchback.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,508 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Flipside is 120% heavier than the biggest Hatchback (4.4 oz vs 2 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Grey

Only the Flipside is available in these colors:
Green

Only the Hatchback is available in these colors:
Blue




Lowepro Flipside vs Lowepro Protactic


Lowepro Flipside
Lowepro Flipside

4.34
BEST
Based on 3,322 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.1-4.4 oz
Price: $$


Lowepro Protactic
Lowepro Protactic

4.18

Based on 300 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 5.6 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Flipside is rated a little bit better than the Protactic.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,622 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Flipside is 27% lighter than the biggest Protactic (4.4 oz vs 5.6 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Flipside is available in these colors:
Grey
Green




Lowepro Flipside vs LowePro Slingshot


Lowepro Flipside
Lowepro Flipside

4.34
BEST
Based on 3,322 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.1-4.4 oz
Price: $$


LowePro Slingshot
LowePro Slingshot

4.17

Based on 2,802 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0-2 oz
Price: $$

  • The Flipside is rated a little bit better than the Slingshot.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,124 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Flipside is 120% heavier than the biggest Slingshot (4.4 oz vs 2 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Flipside is available in these colors:
Grey
Green




Lowepro Flipside vs Lowepro Whistler


Lowepro Flipside
Lowepro Flipside

4.34
BEST
Based on 3,322 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.1-4.4 oz
Price: $$


Lowepro Whistler
Lowepro Whistler

4.10

Based on 39 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 6.6 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Flipside is rated a little bit better than the Whistler.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,361 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Flipside is 50% lighter than the biggest Whistler (4.4 oz vs 6.6 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Flipside is available in these colors:
Black
Green




Lowepro Flipside vs Think Tank Streetwalker


Lowepro Flipside
Lowepro Flipside

4.34
BEST
Based on 3,322 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.1-4.4 oz
Price: $$


Think Tank Streetwalker
Think Tank Streetwalker

4.25

Based on 19 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 3.5-4.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Flipside is rated a little bit better than the Streetwalker.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,341 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Flipside is the same weight as the biggest Streetwalker (both 4.4 oz).

Only the Flipside is available in these colors:
Black
Grey
Green







Selected Reviews


Photography Life

The Lowepro Flipside 300 is the right balance of size, weight and value for me. It carries enough for any shorter outing that I undertake whether hiking or biking.

Posted 13 June 2015 by Tom - Read full review

The Phoblographer

It seems like I let the fact that It doesn’t have a small external compartment bug me quite a bit… more than it probably should but overall its easily my favorite backpack that I have ever owned.

Posted 2 September 2012 by Peter - Read full review

ePHOTOzine

The Flipside Sport 15L AW is a fantastic bag from Lowepro and is great for the active photographer.

Posted 3 August 2012 by Daniel - Read full review

Cult of Mac

The Flipside Sport 15L AW from Lowepro is a talented camera bag built for the mountain man in you. It’s the best bag of its kind that I’ve used, and whether you’re taking it into the heart of the jungle, or just the urban kind, it’ll keep your gear safe, dry, and easy to get to.

Posted 24 July 2012 by Erfon Elijah - Read full review

ePHOTOzine

This bag does everything it sets out to do really well; it’s comfortable for long periods of time with a lot of heavy gear in; it’s easy to get to all your gear and organise it, letting you get on with what you got it for in the first place - taking great photos.

Posted 25 June 2012 by Chris - Read full review

The Phoblographer

This bag is great for travelling because of its ability to carry a lot of gear while maintaining a small form factor.

Posted 4 August 2011 by Osvaldo - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019