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LowePro Nova Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.28
based on 4,044 reviews


We have checked thousands of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Nova - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


94% of the reviewers give the LowePro Nova a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (79%)
Good (15%)
Average (3%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (0%)


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Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the LowePro Nova:

Reviewers like these things about the LowePro Nova

  • Users found this bag to be comprehensive and ideal to fit any camera gear.
  • Other users said that the memory card pouches of the bag are quite useful.
  • Most buyer said that the bag is well secured with YKK zippers and nothing falls out.
  • Reviewers said that the bag is quite sturdy with strong stitching from all the sides.
  • Other reviewers said that the bag comes with adequate padding to protect your gear.
  • Some users said that the interior grey lining makes it easier to find items even when it is full.
  • Few reviewers claimed that the bag has adequate weather protection.
  • Some users sad that the padded grab handle of the bag is comfortable to use.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • The bag is very bulky as confirmed by a few users.
  • Some buyers felt that the pouches of the bag should have been expandable to fit few extra accessories.
  • A user mentioned that the front buckle is not of a very high-quality plastic.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all LowePro Nova models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.95-3 oz (0.4-1.4 kg)
Length iconLength7-9 in (18-23 cm)
Width8-15 in (20-38 cm)
Height7-10 in (18-25 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Sport
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


LowePro Nova 200 Aw

27% choose the LowePro Nova 200 Aw

27 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight3 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength9 in (23 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)


LowePro Nova 180 Aw

24% choose the LowePro Nova 180 Aw

24 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength9 in (23 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)


LowePro Nova 160 Aw

21% choose the LowePro Nova 160 Aw

21 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight1.2 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength7 in (18 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)


LowePro Nova 170 Aw

18% choose the LowePro Nova 170 Aw

18 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.1 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength9 in (23 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)


LowePro Nova 140 Aw

10% choose the LowePro Nova 140 Aw

10 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight0.95 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength7 in (18 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)




LowePro Nova 200 aw vs Nova 180 aw


The two most popular LowePro Nova models are the Nova 200 aw and the Nova 180 aw, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 51% of the people interested in the LowePro Nova bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Nova 200 aw which is choosen by 27% (1.1 times as many as the 24% that choose the Nova 180 aw).

Nova 200 awNova 180 aw
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Nova 200 aw is typically around $40 more expensive than the Nova 180 aw, but check the deals before you buy.

Nova 200 awNova 180 aw
Cheapest

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Nova 200 aw is 1.4 kg (49.4 oz) higher than the weight of the Nova 180 aw.

Nova 200 awNova 180 aw
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Nova 200 aw and the Nova 180 aw has the same length (9 in). Both bags are the same width (15 in), while the height is the same (both 10 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black.




Rankings


vs LowePro Bags

The LowePro Nova ranks #1 compared with the other LowePro bags.

Top 5% LowePro bag

1LowePro Nova
4.28
LowePro Nova
2LowePro Slingshot
4.17
LowePro Slingshot
3LowePro Passport
4.10
LowePro Passport
4LowePro Highline
4.07
LowePro Highline
5LowePro Hatchback
4.02
LowePro Hatchback

vs All Bags

The LowePro Nova ranks #437 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 20% bag

435Vera Bradley Glenna
4.28
Vera Bradley Glenna
436LowePro Nova
4.28
LowePro Nova
437Michael Kors Riley
4.28
Michael Kors Riley
438Petzl Bandi
4.28
Petzl Bandi
439Lowe Alpine Alpine
4.28
Lowe Alpine Alpine



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the LowePro Nova vs 2 other, similar bags.

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LowePro Nova vs LowePro Adventura


LowePro Nova
LowePro Nova

4.28
BEST
Based on 4,044 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.95-3 oz
Price: $$


LowePro Adventura
LowePro Adventura

3.69

Based on 2,758 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0.4-0.9 oz
Price: $

  • The Nova is rated somewhat better than the Adventura.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,802 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Nova is 233% heavier than the biggest Adventura (3 oz vs 0.9 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black




LowePro Nova vs Lowepro Apex


LowePro Nova
LowePro Nova

4.28
BEST
Based on 4,044 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.95-3 oz
Price: $$


Lowepro Apex
Lowepro Apex

3.58

Based on 184 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Nova is rated better than the Apex.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 4,228 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black







Selected Reviews


ePHOTOzine

Overall, the Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW will be a great choice for the photographer who likes to go on adventurous pursuits with minimal kit.

Posted 6 February 2014 by Emma - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019