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Lowepro Primus Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

based on 35 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 17 reasons to buy the Primus - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

79% of the reviewers give the Lowepro Primus a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (48%)
Good (31%)
Average (9%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (9%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Lowepro Primus

  • Some reviewers thought the mass of pockets and storage areas are very useful.
  • Wearing the backpack is snug and comfortable according to a number of photographers.
  • Other reviewers like how the three straps keeps the bag secure and give the best support.
  • Some users love the waterproof casing that protects it against harsh weather.
  • Many users appreciate the main compartment with its five smaller pockets for memory cards, spare batteries, stationery.
  • Others are impressed with how the bottom pocket can sensibly hold an SLR with a lens fitted and two other lenses.
  • Many reviewers like how the pack conforms to a variety of body types with an adjustable eight point harness system.
  • Roomy, strong construction,adjustable harness and environmentally friendly are cited as the main reasons for buying this bag.
  • Some owners love the presence a large external pocket for storage of things they may need to access quickly like jacket, hat and gloves.
  • The bag is great for holding a lot of gear and not being too bulky as observed by some users.
  • Many reviewers thought using this bag allows for a lot of flexibility and lets carry a decent amount of gear comfortably without having to worry about damaging it.
  • Some reviewers find the top compartment perfect for dry socks, snacks, and other essentials.
  • Many users agree that Lowepro Primus is a well made pack, very well thought out, and very ergonomic in its intended use.
  • Its capacity, size, and function are just right for tackling the more rugged back trails according to some photographers.
  • Many users are impressed with how it's able to fit laptop, DSLR+lenses, tripod, some clothes and water bottle.
  • A number of owners said the tripod holder works very nicely.
  • Others are amazed to find the side access door works great for a medium sized DSLR, even with a bigger lens attached.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Others find the camera compartment pretty small.
  • Some users complained that there's just too many straps on this bag which get caught on everything.


vs Lowepro Bags

The Lowepro Primus ranks #15 compared with the other Lowepro bags.

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vs All Bags

The Lowepro Primus ranks #2881 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews


Photographers who enjoy the extreme outdoors will gain a lot from having this bag as it offers security and comfort for your equipment and it allows a lot of equipment to be taken too.

Posted 10 August 2007 by Matt - Read full review

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Last updated on July 04, 2019