The Flipside bags are great for packing your gear in crowded areas due to the unique design of access zipper. The compartment in which you pack your camera can only be opened from the portion of the bag that rests on your back.
This means that a would-be thief in a crowd can’t get to your goods if they are behind you. The bag has to come off your shoulders to take the camera out.
The Flipside 400 AW is currently available for $149.95 US. It’s available in black and green from Amazon.com.
Lowepro Flipside 400 AW
The Flipside 400 AW backpack, designed for a full day of shooting – rain or shin.
Lowepro, creator of innovative carrying solutions for the imaging world, announces the launch of Flipside 400 AW, a high-performance camera backpack designed with a large capacity, premium security, all-day comfort, plus protection from the elements.
Flipside 400 AW features a unique back-entry compartment that provides easy access to gear when setting up – keeping the harness off the ground and clean – plus extra security when on the move. With access to gear placed in the rear of the backpack, roving hands are discouraged from reaching into the bag. With the padded waist belt secured, gear is quickly reached by rotating the entire bag to the front, offering handsfree use and providing a stable work platform while changing batteries, memory cards or setting up for the next shot. To protect expensive gear from the elements, the Flipside 400 AW includes Lowepro’s patented, built-in All Weather CoverTM.
“As consumers continue to add to their imaging portfolio, we understand their desire for protective and comfortable carrying solutions for a larger camera plus multiple accessories,” said Paul Gibbs, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Maxwell. “Flipside 400 AW gives them an ideal option for all the gear they may need on an assignment, for travel or during an allday trek.”
Flipside 400 AW offers expanded capacity with room for a professional DSLR with attached zoom lens and 4-6 additional lenses. Adjustable dividers allow custom organisation inside the main compartment. Other features include: a meshcovered, padded waist belt, back pad and contoured straps added comfort and wicking away moisture; a hideaway tripod holder to secure a tripod or monopod to the backpack; built-in memory card pockets on inside panel; front storage panels and mesh pockets for storing additional gear; attachment loops for SlipLockTM compatible products; and silent zipper pulls.
This newest model follows the success of two smaller-sized companions (Flipside 200 and 300), geared to the amateur who wants the convenience and comfort of a rotating bag. The Flipside 400 AW is ideal for the serious enthusiast or professional photographer who needs peace of mind and a full set of premium features in a sturdy and comfortable camera backpack.