My Current Camera Hiking Backpack: Lowepro Hatchback AW Camera Case II Review
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I recently bought the Lowepro Hatchback AW Camera Case II and have used it on a couple hikes now. I spent a long time searching for the right hiking backpack that would keep my camera safe so I wanted to give it a review it for you all!
Scroll down to read the Pros and Cons of the Lowepro Hatchback AW Camera Case II:
I want to add that I bought the 16L Lowepro Hatchback AW Camera Case II as I am petite and didn’t want something too big.
1. Holds Camera + Personal Belongings
I am not a professional photographer by any means so I don’t have a tone of camera equipment; all I have is the camera body and one lens so this bag works perfectly for me.
This bag perfectly holds my camera gear plus has room for my personal belongings. Whenever I go hiking I am now able to carry my camera, wallet, sunglasses, chapstick, sunblock, binoculars and more in this bag.
2. All Weather Cover
I took this bag on a waterfall hike with me and I felt completely secure the entire time. This is a special feature that was one of the contributing factors for me purchasing the Lowepro Hatchback AW Camera Case II!
Now if it rains during our hikes I have nothing to worry about.
3. Camera Easily Accessible
The camera compartment opens on backside of the backpack which makes it very accessible. Whenever I want to grab my camera or put it away all I have to do is just swing the bag aroun.
I don’t have to set the bag down and fumble around with it.
4. Camera Security
Because the camera compartment opens on the backside my camera is completely secure! Another great feature about this bag.
5. Padded Back Side
The backside of this bag is padded very well which makes it extremely comfortable. I have done a couple of hikes with the backpack and haven’t had any issues with it being uncomfortable.
This bag is lightweight compared to other hiking backpacks out there.
1. Can Be A Little Warm On The Back
While the backpack is very padded and has a mesh-like material to it, I found it to be a little warm on a sunnier hike that I did. It wasn’t that bad though.
2. Not A Lot Of Room For Much Water
There are two side pockets that you can hold extra items in such as a water bottle or tripod. I have found that my 24 oz Takeya water bottle just barely fits on the side. I drink a lot of water during hikes and have found that I usually drink all of my water before I finish some hikes.
This post was not sponsored or endorsed – I wrote this post to help others who are searching for the perfect camera hiking backpack!
What is your favorite camera hiking backpack? I would love to know the other options out there!
PS: I have been receiving a lot of questions on Instagram lately asking what camera I use – would you like me to write a whole post on my camera + what I use to edit my photos? Comment below!