Dynamic Duo: Lowepro Inverse 100 AW and Versapack 200 AW

By January 10, 2011Products

I question that I often hear is, “how can I extend the capability of the Versapack 200 AW? Outdoor shooters are looking for places to stow their water bottles and carry extra camera gear while remaining nimble on the trail. I think a great solution is to add an Inverse 100 AW to the equation. When I use the two bags together, I call them my “dynamic duo.”

My Lowepro Dynamic Duo for day hikes: Inverse 100 AW + Versapack 200 AW.

I pack my extra jacket, lunch, and other personal gear in the top compartment of the Versapack. It also holds my maps and/or iPad in the front pocket that is protected by the buckle-down flap. My 70-200mm plus 1.4x lens goes in the bottom compartment. Then, in the Inverse 100 AW, I pack my DSLR with a mounted 24-105mm zoom, two water bottles (one on each side in the mesh pockets), first aid kit, army knife, and other small essentials.

The Inverse 100 AW fits snugly around my waist. I can wear it in the back, or bring it forward for even quicker access. If I need to get to my long lens in a hurry, I can access it through the side pocket of the Versapack without having to dismount either bag. Both have AW covers so I’m protected if the weather turns against me. And the total weight of both bags (empty) is only about 4 pounds. Together they make a powerful combination for light trail work.

Derrick Story is the Photography Evangelist for Lowepro.


About Derrick

Derrick Story is a professional photographer, writer, teacher and photography evangelist for Lowepro. He has authored several digital media books, including his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers and The Digital Photography Companion (O'Reilly Media, publisher). Derrick is a Senior Contributor for Macworld magazine where he writes a digital photography column, and he's a regular presenter on the popular training site, Lynda.com. Online, Derrick has formed a virtual camera club called The Digital Story (www.thedigitalstory.com) that's open to all photography enthusiasts. The site features weekly podcasts, daily posts, training videos, and reader-submitted photos. You can reach Derrick at DStory@lowepro.com


  • Derrick says:

    The bags are not designed to be joined together. And in fact, I wouldn’t want that because sometimes I want to slide the Inverse around so it’s in front. But, if you really wanted to connect them, I’m you’d find a way 🙂 As for the grip, it should work. But I keep my camera on its side in the Inverse.

  • Steve Morton says:

    Can both bags be joined together by using the clips, in a similar way to the Orion AW and it’s rucksack can be joined or used individually.

    Also is the belt back deep enough to take a DSLR with battery grip fitted? My Orion copes with this set up well.

  • mango says:

    Thanks for the article. I like to see more how a professional photographer packs for weekend getaways, day hiking and globe trotting.

    Mr Story, it will be an icing on the cake if you can provide both photos and video. (2011 projects)

    Thank you,

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