Free Bag Friday – The Classic Camera Backpack

By May 4, 2012Contests

The Lowepro Pro Runner 300 AW backpack is lean, mean, and comfortable. This beauty can accommodate a standard DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom attached, plus spare lenses, flashes, and even personal gear in its roomy front pocket. It includes: side compression straps with quick-release buckles; a Hideaway Tripod Mount system; rainflap lids; SlipLock™ attachment loops; mesh side pockets; discreet front pocket accommodates a light jacket, cell phone or MP3 player; memory card pockets on inside lid; padded mesh backpad; adjustable and padded shoulder straps; webbing grab handle.

And it might be yours.

For your chance to win the Pro Runner 300 AW, post a comment below answering the question: “Are your urban or outdoors?” Since this backpack works great in both environments, either is appropriate. We’ll randomly select a comment next week, and notify everyone on our Facebook Fan Page and here.

Deadline to comment is midnight PDT, Sunday May 6, 2012. Contest is void where prohibited. One winner will be selected and receive a Pro Runner 300 AW.

Good luck!

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, Online, Derrick has formed a virtual camera club called The Digital Story ( 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


  • leigh says:

    Definitely urban

  • Anthon Plake says:

    I’d say I’m urban. I absolutely love portraits in urban areas because there are so many things you can do with actions and textures in those environments. Urban areas have so much room for your colors to really pop when you take them into an editing suite. There’s also a sense of adventure when you do urban shoots because most urban places aren’t exactly open to the public 🙂

  • I’m an outdoor enthusiast that does mostly forests, farms, waterfalls and covered bridges in the northeastern United States. I’m currently using a Lowepro 150AW but I’ve already outgrown it. I hate to leave equipment in the car or at home!!

  • Meghan Finley says:

    I’m an urban person

  • Georgina Stokes says:

    I’m an outdoors person 🙂
    I prefer rural settings, but I live in the centre of a city, so dabble in both!
    Natural sunlight is my favourite!

  • Nina Hornauer says:

    Mainly urban but slowly making the move outdoors as I’m finding my feet with outdoor lighting.

  • Siti Rudebaugh says:

    Defintely outdoors! Just got back from an amazing trip to Petra with my trustee Pro Runner 250. My lil’ LowePro backpack hiked with me, all the way up to the Monastery, rode on camel back & a mule through Petra, flew back to Dubai then off to the tropical jungles of Sri Lanka! I love LowePro <3 !

    • Siti Rudebaugh says:

      * just realised I typed Pro Runner 250 instead of Pro Runner 200. Oooopps! My lil’ LowePro is the 200. 🙂

  • Gareth says:

    outdoor as like to shoot kitesurfing or american football

  • Susan Thornton says:

    Urban since I like to photograph my people.

  • Ken Howe says:

    Outdoors is the place to be with a new Pro Runner 300 AW backpack.

  • Derrick C. says:

    I am definitely outdoor. Actually, can you make a bag that is for outdoor and as solid as Flipside 300? Would love to get one for my biking trip.

  • Rupesh says:

    With Pro Runner 300 AW, I am convinced I can be both!

  • Adam Korst says:

    Both. As long as I have a camera in my hand and my gear strapped to my back, I don’t care where I am, I’m happy!

  • Renate says:

    Hello, urban atm! But maybe, with this backback…

  • Seth Dewey says:

    There is more to photograph in urban environments, and it is pretty much guaranteed that I will come up with some interesting images. That said, I feel more “in my element” in outdoor rural settings. The vast majority of my photos are taken outdoors, either in urban or rural environments, so “outdoors” can apply to either in my book.


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