"I'm thirsty."

Day Four of the desert canyon hike, and that's the recurring thought that runs through your head — so you indulge yourself by taking a deep sip from the hydration pack that lives in the camera bag. In the camera bag! On your back. Now that's cool.

All this while you're tirelessly snapping photos of your hiking club partners, charging across the landscape. It was good thinking on your part to house your gear in the Lowepro Flipside Sport 15L AW. Aside from protecting your pro-sized DSLR with attached grip and long-zoom lens in almost any weather, it holds additional tools, like extra lenses or some flash units. It has attachment points for carrying a tripod or a monopod, and even a spot for a hiking pole, not to mention a zippered pouch for personal items and small accessories.

All this in a daypack form factor that's ingeniously designed to swivel about your hips when you shed the shoulder straps, providing easy access so you'll be ready for that critical shot in seconds. No taking off the pack to slow your mobility. Take another sip. You're gonna need it.

Product Highlights:

  • removable, adjustable, water-resistant camera compartment makes a customizable space for a pro-sized DSLR camera with long-zoom lens and extra lenses/flash units
  • hydration-ready pocket can host up to a 1 liter reservoir (not included)
  • built-in all-weather (AW) cover keeps equipment safe and dry
  • triple-ripstop nylon construction
  • multiple adjustment points at shoulders, sternum and waist make for a custom fit
  • body-side access design offers quick access to gear; a quick shedding of the shoulder straps and the pack rotates about your body
  • attachment points for a tripod or monopod; also for a trekking pole or ice axe
  • back-panel zippered pocket provides storage for personal items
  • breathable padding wicks moisture at back and shoulders
  • lightweight and low-profile
  • internal dimensions: 8-5/16"W x 16-1/8"H x 7-3/4"D
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

  • Lowepro Orange/Light Gray backpack camera bag

Product Research


Overview: The Lowepro Flipside Sport 15L AW is a lightweight photo daypack designed for use by outdoor and action sports photographers. The slim, low-profile backpack can hold a DSLR with attached lens (up to 300mm), and one to three additional lenses and/or flash units. The customizable camera compartment is removable so you can convert to a fully functional daypack. One side has a secure tripod attachment system, while the other side provides a space for a 1 liter hydration reservoir (sold separately). The patented All Weather AW Cover protects everything from the elements, and tucks away when not in use.


  • Materials: Lowepro Orange and light gray nylon exterior; light gray tricot polyester and nylon interior
  • Pockets: Large, dual zippered, main compartment has body-side access for quick access to your gear when the pack is rotated to the front, and adds security while wearing; Adjustable camera compartment has a protective storm-flap closure, and can be removed for when you're not carrying your equipment; Side pocket for optional 1-liter hydration system; secure tripod attachment system on other side.
  • Divider: Adjustable, padded divider system in removable camera compartment.
  • Portability: Adjustable, non-removable, padded shoulder straps with air channels for ventilation; non-padded top grab handle

Internal Dimensions: The bag has the following internal dimensions:

  • Width: 8.3"
  • Height: 16.1"
  • Depth: 7.7"

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Works well

Written By Jbug, Ohio on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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I just took this on a trip to Peru. It held my 6D camera and two lenses plus the water I needed for my day hikes, sunscreen, a raincoat and other small items for the Andes. I stuffed my down sweater in the tripod area. Nice pack, easy to carry and very durable. It 'flips' well and is easy to get into.

Cons: Maybe one or two little pockets on the outside would be nice.

Great backpack and fast delivery

Written By MacroXscape, OC CA on Sunday, June 30, 2013

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This backpack is just the right size for my D800 with grip, 70-200mm, 16-35mm, 24-70mm lenses, tripod and tablet. The delivery was super fast. The unique design allows you to take the photo gears out in a big pouch and use the empty backpack as a regular backpack. Crunchfield service is very reliable and prompt.