My Versatile Workhorses: Pro Runner x350 and x450 AW

By July 28, 2012It Also Fits..., Products

Do you have that favorite scuffed-up Lowepro bag that you just couldn’t live without? I do. Two of them. The Pro Runner x350 and x450 rolling backpacks. I use them for storage at the studio, then toss them in the trunk of the car for location shoots. They hold a tremendous amount of gear. I can roll them along the pavement, or pull out the hidden backpack straps and wear on my back across rough terrain.

Let me take you on a short, visual tour of why I like these bags so much. I’ll show you the smaller of the two, the x350 AW.

Contents in Pro Runner

Inside the x350 I have a Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70mm f/4, 700-200mm f/2.8, 16-35mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4, Speedlite 580EX, Off-Camera Shoe Cord, Gary Fong Lightsphere, Canon Remote Switch, Olympus OM-D E-M5 with 14-42mm zoom, strobe bracket, filters, memory cards, batteries, and cleaning cloth.

Front Compartment Pro Runner

In the front compartment I store my Orbis Ring Flash and Rogue Flash Benders.

Backpack Straps Hidden

Most of the time, I have the backpack straps tucked away in their hidden compartments and I use the x350 as a professional rolling bag.

Backpack Straps Out

But if I encounter rough terrain, I can pull out the straps and belly band, and wear the x350 like a backpack. And it is incredibly comfortable.

Front View Pro Runner

Yes, my Pro Runner x350 has a few scuffs. But they are well earned. Because this bag has served me well on more location shoots than I can count. Both the x350 and x450 AW are my versatile workhorses.

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


  • BatMan2010 says:

    i like your pro runner

  • I have a computrekker. It fits 2 bodies and number of lenses as well. It has its own compartment for a laptop. Does this one have it as well? Likewise, is the height of the bag for indoor compartment taller? Where do you fit-in a tripod or monopod? Does it also have raincover? How about the wheels, are they sturdy as well light? Don’t they get in the way once it’s on your back? How about the metal braces that support the wheel, don’t they hit your back?

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