The Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW is the largest model of Lowepro’s Slingshot cases. It is similar to the Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW and Lowepro Slingshot 100 AW but significantly larger. There is a lot of room in the 300 – it is essentially a backpack without one of the shoulder straps. The AW portion of the product name refers to the “All Weather” protection provided by a just-the-right-size rain jacket stored under the padded section of the back of the case and held in place by hook-and-loop fastener. Pull it out when needed. ? ?The Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW pads and the case itself are very protective – very typical for Lowepro gear. Quality construction is also typical Lowepro. The external material is a strong, durable Nylon. The case itself is relatively light. ? ?I personally find Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW too large for this style of case – I would rather use a true backpack that distributed the weight better. The 300 can certainly hold a lot, but the size and weight of this configuration is more than I like hanging on one shoulder (the waist belt can help this) or swinging under my arm for accessing. Yes, I can get to the gear without removing the case – this is an advantage. As I’ve said before, we all have different preferences and needs when it comes to carrying our gear. The Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW can carry a large amount of gear, but give serious consideration to a backpack when making your decision. READ FULL REVIEW AT DIGITAL PICTURE
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Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW: ideal for a pro DSLR camera with an attached zoom and 5-6 extra lenses or flash, this bag is good for photojournalists allowing for easy access to your gear. The “sling” aspect of the bag works well to access your main camera/lens combo. As designed, the bag swings around your body and presents you with the zipper for the main compartment. I’m a smaller guy, so the 300 version of the bag was a little unwieldy to swing around. I have also used a Slingshot 200 AW, which fits a smaller body better. There are two quick-release buckles that keep the main compartment zipper from being opened any further than is necessary to access gear. When testing the bag, I noticed how surprisingly comfortable it was. The shoulder strap is well-padded and the waistbelt transfers weight to your hips. Running with the bag was comfortable; with a shoulder bag, running is uncomfortable as the bag bounces around and slams against your hip. The SlingShot is a cross-hybrid: it is a lot more comfortable to wear for extended periods of time than a shoulder bag, but the load is not as well-supported as with a backpack. I found it convenient to not have to set down the bag in order to access my camera, as I would with a backpack. READ FULL REVIEW