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Lowepro Protactic Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

3.98
based on 300 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Protactic - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


100% of the reviewers give the Lowepro Protactic a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (100%)
Good (0%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Lowepro Protactic

  • Reviewers agree that the Lowepro Protactic pack gives the flexibility of a shoulder or cross-body-type bag in a roomier and more practical backpack form.
  • Reviewers also noted that it lays on the side facing away from the body to open with total access for complete loading of the bag.
  • Users thought that the bag has quite fantastic protection.
  • They also noted that its velcro tabs are sewn slightly more to the inside from the edges of the divider so it can be actually bend back more easily to allow for smoother positioning within the bag.
  • Other reviewers pointed out that its accessible top semi-hardshell flap under which can easily stash a body with a decent-sized lens attached is a neat addition.
  • Users noted that its strong zippers have loop attachments that can be pinched in a traditional sense, but that can as easily be pulled through with a single finger.
  • Reviewers indicated that it is an easy carry-on.
  • Users thought that the bag sits up wonderfully on the upper half of the back.
  • They have also mentioned that the bag's attachment loops and overall rigidity offer a unique look that certainly does echo the urban style.
  • Testers have noted that its waterproof cover hides away on the bottom of the bag in a way that provides more cushion.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the bag lacks the ability to store items other than photography gear.
  • A reviewer said that the pack becomes quite stiff when a laptop is added to the mix.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Lowepro Protactic models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight5.6 oz (2.5 kg)
Length iconLength9-11 in (23-28 cm)
Width12-14 in (30-36 cm)
Height17-19 in (43-48 cm)





Popular Models


Lowepro Protactic 450 Aw

76% choose the Lowepro Protactic 450 Aw

76 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight5.6 oz (2.5 kg)
Length iconLength11 in (28 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height19 in (48 cm)


Lowepro Protactic 350 Aw

24% choose the Lowepro Protactic 350 Aw

24 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Length iconLength9 in (23 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height17 in (43 cm)




Lowepro Protactic 450 aw vs Protactic 350 aw


The two most popular Lowepro Protactic models are the Protactic 450 aw and the Protactic 350 aw, so let's compare them:

The Protactic 450 aw
Lowepro Protactic 450 Aw

The Protactic 350 aw
Lowepro Protactic 350 Aw

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Lowepro Protactic bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Protactic 450 aw which is choosen by 76% (3.2 times as many as the 24% that choose the Protactic 350 aw).

Protactic 450 awProtactic 350 aw
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Protactic 450 aw is typically around $20 more expensive than the Protactic 350 aw, but check the deals before you buy.

Protactic 450 awProtactic 350 aw
Cheapest

If we look at dimensions, both the Protactic 450 aw and the Protactic 350 aw has the same length (11 in). Both bags are the same width (14 in), while the height is the same (both 19 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black.




Rankings


vs Lowepro Bags

The Lowepro Protactic ranks #6 compared with the other Lowepro bags.

4Lowepro Trekker
4.12
Lowepro Trekker
5Lowepro Whistler
4.11
Lowepro Whistler
6Lowepro Protactic
3.98
Lowepro Protactic
7Lowepro Runner
3.97
Lowepro Runner
8Lowepro Urban Reporter
3.87
Lowepro Urban Reporter

vs All Bags

The Lowepro Protactic ranks #1264 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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3.98
Ricardo Beverly Hills Sausalito
1263Lowepro Protactic
3.98
Lowepro Protactic
1264Delsey Embleme
3.98
Delsey Embleme
1265Granite Gear Leopard
3.98
Granite Gear Leopard
1266Wildkin Dinomite
3.98
Wildkin Dinomite



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Lowepro Protactic vs 4 other, similar bags.

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Lowepro Protactic vs LowePro Fastpack


Lowepro Protactic
Lowepro Protactic

3.98

Based on 300 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 5.6 oz
Price: $$$


LowePro Fastpack
LowePro Fastpack

4.01
BEST
Based on 3,306 reviews

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

  • The Protactic is rated about the same as the Fastpack.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,606 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Protactic is 40% heavier than the biggest Fastpack (5.6 oz vs 4 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Fastpack is available in these colors:
Blue
Red




Lowepro Protactic vs Lowepro Flipside


Lowepro Protactic
Lowepro Protactic

3.98

Based on 300 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 5.6 oz
Price: $$$


Lowepro Flipside
Lowepro Flipside

4.33
BEST
Based on 3,322 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.1-4.4 oz
Price: $$

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

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Flipside is available in these colors:
Grey
Green




Lowepro Protactic vs Lowepro Transit


Lowepro Protactic
Lowepro Protactic

3.98
BEST
Based on 300 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 5.6 oz
Price: $$$


Lowepro Transit
Lowepro Transit

3.87

Based on 194 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$

  • The Protactic is rated a little bit better than the Transit.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 494 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Protactic is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Transit is available in these colors:
Grey




Lowepro Protactic vs Lowepro Whistler


Lowepro Protactic
Lowepro Protactic

3.98

Based on 300 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 5.6 oz
Price: $$$


Lowepro Whistler
Lowepro Whistler

4.11
BEST
Based on 39 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 6.6 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Protactic is rated a little bit worse than the Whistler.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 339 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Protactic is 18% lighter than the biggest Whistler (5.6 oz vs 6.6 oz).

Only the Protactic is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Whistler is available in these colors:
Grey







Selected Reviews


Anthony Awaken people

Anthony Awaken

After my first Smoky Mountain trip with the Lowepro ProTactic 450, it was clear to see that it would be getting a 10 out of a 10. And it grew on me even more after that.

Posted 10 November 2017 by Anthony - Read full review


ePHOTOzine

Overall, the Lowepro ProTactic SH 200 AW will make a reliable camera bag for anyone who has professional kit and wants a shoulder style bag.

Posted 17 March 2016 by ePHOTOzine - Read full review

Mac Sources

The Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW is really a photographers dream bagand more.

Posted - Read full review

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Last updated on April 20, 2019