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Lowepro Runner Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 1,702 reviews

We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 17 reasons to buy the Runner - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

88% of the reviewers give the Lowepro Runner a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (66%)
Good (22%)
Average (6%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (2%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Lowepro Runner

  • A lot of users find it safe, sleek and modern backpack that offers maximum gear protection in a compact design.
  • Many users find it easy to maneuver around busy airport with two easy to grab handles.
  • Others love its padded back panel and contoured shoulder straps for comfort even with heavy loads.
  • Many users love how its huge capacity let them bring and organize all their tools for their work.
  • A lot of users laud its maxfit system feature which allows them to easily pack to the max.
  • Others are impressed how the sturdy tripod straps combine with a sliplock tripod cup holds a pro sized tripod easily.
  • Some users also love the presence of the two zippered slash pockets which give them quick access to items during travel.
  • A lot of users are pleased with its multiple adjustment points so they can modify the straps to fit their frame.
  • Some reviewers praise its sliplock attachment loops on the shoulder straps which allow for expanded carrying capacity.
  • Others find the webbing grab handle easily accessible and comfortable to grip.
  • Comfort, flexibility and storage capacity are cited as the main reasons for choosing this bag.
  • Many users thought the AW cover does the job well at keeping gear dry and the bag cool by reducing heat conduction to the bag.
  • Others find the straps very supporive and nicely padded.
  • Some users also like the detachable waist strap.
  • Many photographers find it well built, lots of storage and feels durable.
  • A lot of users are impressed with how it holds all their camera equipment, some extras and still had room for laptop.
  • Others like how the weight is well balanced throughout the bag.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users thought its overly padded straps were too big for their small frame.
  • Others said it's not good for the larger wide angle lenses.


Crowdsourced specs across all Lowepro Runner models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight5.4-9.4 oz (2.4-4.3 kg)
Length iconLength12-14 in (30-36 cm)
Width8-9 in (20-23 cm)
Height18-21 in (46-53 cm)

Popular Models

Lowepro Runner 450

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48% choose the Lowepro Runner 450

48 %
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Lowepro Runner 300 Aw

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26% choose the Lowepro Runner 300 Aw

26 %
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Lowepro Runner 350 Aw

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26% choose the Lowepro Runner 350 Aw

26 %
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Lowepro Runner 450 vs Runner 300 aw

The two most popular Lowepro Runner models are the Runner 450 and the Runner 300 aw, so let's compare them:

The Runner 450
The Runner 300 aw

Popularity and Prices

In total, 74% of the people interested in the Lowepro Runner bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Runner 450 which is choosen by 48% (1.8 times as many as the 26% that choose the Runner 300 aw).

Runner 450Runner 300 aw
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Features and Colors

Both models are available in black.


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The Lowepro Runner ranks #7 compared with the other Lowepro bags.

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The Lowepro Runner ranks #1327 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Mac Sources

The rollers are super smooth and even though I’d like to see the straps be a little more padded, they are very durable as well.

Posted 12 December 2017 by Robyn - Read full review


I wish the bottom was rubberized or had feet to raise it from airport floors and wet surfaces. The empty weight is 6.5 pounds for the model I’m using, so no complaint there. The color is basic black, but Lowepro jazzed up the trim surfaces with a diamond pattern that looks quite luxurious.

Posted 18 June 2015 by Jon Sienkiewicz - Read full review

PMags people


Someday I may splurge on a fixed lens camera, but for now, the Lowepro Photo Runner 100 is a very good solution when I haul the DSLR.

Posted 11 March 2015 by Paul Mags - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019