Lowepro Runner 450 Review, Pros and Cons

Lowepro Runner 450 is rated 4.35 based on 1489 reviews

Feature Summary

Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW DSLR Backpack (Black)
  • Fits a Pro DSLR with attached lens (up to 300mm f/2/8), 4-5 extra lenses or flashes and accessories, up to a 15.4" laptop, tripod or monopod and personal items
  • Fully padded and adjustable camera compartment is highly customizable
  • Dedicated laptop compartment helps protect computer from impac
  • Discreet front pocket and zippered document pocket offer low-profile storage for business and personal items
  • Thickly padded backpad, shoulder straps, and waistbelt offers comfort, support and stability; shoulder straps have 5 adjustment points; waistbelt tucks away when not in use

Reviews Summary

Here’s what the reviewers think about the Lowepro Runner 450:

Reviewers like these things about the Lowepro Runner 450

  • 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.

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


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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