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Lowepro Vertex Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

based on 243 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 15 reasons to buy the Vertex - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

87% of the reviewers give the Lowepro Vertex a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (68%)
Good (19%)
Average (7%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (3%)

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Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Lowepro Vertex

  • A number of users find it big, thickly padded, sturdy, durable.
  • Others find the zippers weather resistant and thick.
  • Other reviewers said the harness system has all of the various straps to fine tune the fit.
  • The bag has enough of the little various pockets that a photographer will require according to some photographers.
  • A lot of owners agree that this pack is incredibly versatile.
  • Others love the presence of a slip-lock attachment anywhere they need one.
  • One user find the glidelock system very well-engineered.
  • Some reviewers like how the compression straps on the side can be used to open the pack enough to pull out their camera, but keep it closed enough to not drop everything else out.
  • Some reviewers find the compartments & configuration very practical.
  • A number of usrs find the straps easy to control and snugs up tight & comfortable making this heavy load easy to carry.
  • A number of photographers love its tripod carrier that is also easy to position and use.
  • Some users thought it's large enough to carry all the gear a normal photographer would ever need.
  • One user said that its backpack capability is exceptionally comfortable and has infinite ways to personalize.
  • Some users said the exterior compartments do well to hold miscelaneous items.
  • Others thought the velcro snaps also make it easier for them to configure how each compartment will be used.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said that the interior storage of the bag is very limited.
  • Others thought it's a bit heavy and uncomfortable.


Crowdsourced specs across all Lowepro Vertex models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.2-8.3 oz (1-3.8 kg)
Length iconLength13-14 in (33-36 cm)
Width10-12 in (25-30 cm)
Height18-22 in (46-56 cm)


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The Lowepro Vertex ranks #10 compared with the other Lowepro bags.

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The Lowepro Vertex ranks #1881 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparisons of the Lowepro Vertex vs 2 other, similar bags.

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Lowepro Vertex vs Lowepro Apex

Lowepro Vertex
Lowepro Vertex

Based on 243 reviews
Weight: 2.2-8.3 oz

Lowepro Apex
Lowepro Apex


Based on 184 reviews


  • The Vertex is rated a little bit better than the Apex.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 427 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:

Lowepro Vertex vs Tamrac Expedition

Lowepro Vertex
Lowepro Vertex


Based on 243 reviews
Weight: 2.2-8.3 oz

Tamrac Expedition
Tamrac Expedition

Based on 620 reviews

Weight: 1.7-5 oz

  • The Vertex is rated a little bit worse than the Expedition.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 863 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Vertex is 66% heavier than the biggest Expedition (8.3 oz vs 5 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:

Selected Reviews


Well made as usual with Lowepro, I feel the design of this one is more compact and aimed at the photography enthusiast fearlessly plodding through dismal conditions, rather than the photojournalist in Sudan.

Posted 20 November 2007 by Duncan - Read full review

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Last updated on July 04, 2019