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Lowepro Urban Reporter Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 13, 2019

based on 78 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 15 reasons to buy the Urban Reporter - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

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

Excellent (52%)
Good (27%)
Average (16%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (2%)

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Lowepro Urban Reporter:

Reviewers like these things about the Lowepro Urban Reporter

  • Many users thought it looks good, feels good, and is ideal for EDC or international travel.
  • Some reviewers like the back document pocket with bottom zipper that allows for luggage handle attachment.
  • Other users thought the snaps are secure and easy to use.
  • A number of reviewers like its adjustable camera padding partitions.
  • Others are pleased that it comes with a padded tablet pocket.
  • Some users like the shoulder straps with rubber coating which prevents the bag from slipping.
  • One user said it's a simple yet dynamic bag.
  • Some owners said the material of the bag looks classy and durable.
  • Many users find the front pockets very handy for quick access to frequently used accessories.
  • Some reviewers thought the inside front zipper pocket has a balanced variety of pockets, zips, and clips for accessories and other items carried.
  • Others like how the camera padding slips right into the main section of the bag.
  • Many users are pleased that the camera padding does come with a generous supply of velcro secured partitions that allow custom configuration.
  • Some are impressed to find that the padding itself has a velcro lid to secure it's contents.
  • Some users recommend this bag to those who want lots of lens options with them without opting for a massive bulky bag.
  • A number of users thought the removable padded insert makes this a very versatile bag for your camera or everyday items.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some useers said the snaps can be hard to open at different angles.
  • Other reviewers said it has no reinforcement or coating material on the bottom to protect it from everyday wear and tear.


Crowdsourced specs across all Lowepro Urban Reporter models and sizes:

Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


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The Lowepro Urban Reporter ranks #9 compared with the other Lowepro bags.

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vs All Bags

The Lowepro Urban Reporter ranks #1676 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

The Phoblographer

Overall, in use, the Urban Reporter bag is comfortable bag to work out of when you’re shooting on the street or documenting events, I find that given its size I want to carry more than I need to and that ultimately means a heavier bag to carry

Posted 5 December 2013 by Abram - Read full review

The Phoblographer

This bag can easily fit my Canon 5D with Canon 50mm f1.8 attached, Canon 17-40mm f4L, Canon 70-200mm f4L IS along with a few extra accessories. Given the size of the bag, I think that is extremely impressive.

Posted 28 July 2012 by Mike - Read full review

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Last updated on May 13, 2019