LowePro Hatchback 22L Review, Pros and Cons

LowePro Hatchback 22L is rated 4.5 based on 2428 reviews

Feature Summary

Lowepro Photo Hatchback 22L AW. Outdoor Day Camera Backpack for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED. The Hatchback 22L fits a DSLR with attached lens (up to 18-105mm zoom), 2-3 extra lenses, a flash, built in memory card pocket, a tablet or 11" thin laptop, water bottle, and other personal items in the zippered or mesh pockets.
  • SAFE, SLEEK, MODERN. The Photo Hatchback offers a modern design, with all the carrying capabilities you need. This high performance pack has multi-functional compartments and organization. The reflector loops add high visibility and attachment points.
  • GRAB AND GO.Use the removable padded box to customize your kit, or remove it for a functional day pack.External Dimensions- 11.42 x 9.25 x 19.88 in. Camera Compartment- 8.86 x 4.53 x 7.68 in. Top Compartment- 11.42 x 4.92 x 9.45 in
  • GET COMFORTABLE. Designed for those with a fun, active lifestyle, the Photo Hatchback has multiple adjustment points for a custom fit via shoulder, sternum and waist straps. With SlipLock attachment loops for extra carrying capacity and comfort.
  • ALL WEATHER PROTECTION. A built-in All Weather AW Cover offers extra protection from rain, snow, dust, and sand. Deployed from a zippered pocket at the bottom of the pack, you can keep your gear protected without hassle.

Reviews Summary

Here’s what the reviewers think about the LowePro Hatchback 22L:

Reviewers like these things about the LowePro Hatchback 22L

  • A reviewer thought that the LowerPro Hatchback is a mid-sized backpack that doubles as a photo backpack and a multi-purpose backpack, thanks to its highly customizable interior.
  • Users mentioned that it is highly versatile and customizable.
  • Reviewers pointed out that it has an excellent build quality.
  • According to some reviewers, it has the perfect size for carrying many items without getting too heavy.
  • Other reviewers noted it comes with a right amount of compartments and pouches, adjustable straps, velcro pads, and zippers.
  • They also noticed that its main compartment could be divided into two smaller compartments.
  • Others noted that it is fastened with velcro pads.
  • Testers noted that its lower compartment could be fitted with paddings that hold and protect the camera gear.
  • Several reviewers indicated that its dividers could be arranged in a number of ways as to accommodate a specific gear.
  • Another user thought that the bag is very comfortable to carry.

Reviewers don’t like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the bag is not as convenient to access as a messenger bag.
  • A few other reviewers noted that its stitching got loose on the top handle after a couple of weeks.

Selected Reviews

The Phoblographer

Thanks to its high customizability, it is very versatile and can be used for photographic ventures as well as general everyday activities such as commuting, travel or family trips.

Posted 3 June 2013 by Felix – Read full review


It’s ideal for a photographer with a smaller kit who doesn’t require the advanced features of a more expensive model with tripod holder, padded waist strap, better padded compartments and adjustable harness.

Posted 22 November 2012 by Peter – Read full review

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