A Camera Bag Built for Travel: Transit Backpack 350 AW

&copy: Ty Wivell

Vermont-based Dan Bigos, our national sales manager for Photo Specialty, is a frequent traveler, passionate photographer and expert on packing a camera bag to the max. He took the new Transit Backpack 350 AW on a recent trip to Boston, with Ty Wivell (our national sales Manager for Outdoor), also a passionate photographer. The Transit Backpack 350 at Fenway Park – home of the Boston Red Sox and the oldest Major League Baseball stadium still in use – was obviously a highlight. We asked Dan to share his impressions and what he packed.  Here’s the scoop:

&copy Dan Bigos“The fast access on this pack is great. I can drop it down to my shoulder, pull out my camera and get the shot with minimal effort. I went from Burlington, Vermont to New York to Boston with it utilizing many forms of transportation and with all, traveling was a breeze.

The access to my 15″ laptop was convenient – especially when going through airport security. I had a lot of personal space that was also easily accessible without having to open the whole bag up; a great feature especially when it’s under the seat in front of you.”

“I carry a lot of gear in my bags. In the Transit 350 Backpack, I load up about 23 to 25 pounds. Want to know what’s in my pack? Here’s the list.”


© Dan BigosNikon D7000
Nikkor 28-300 and 50mm, Tamron 10-24mm
Nikon SB 910 Speedlight
Pentax Optio WG-1
Dell 15.4″ notebook
iPad w/ Acme Made case
Garmin Nuve, stand & charger
JOBY GripTight Micro/Gorillapod tripods
JOBY UltraFit Sling Strap
SanDisk SD cards in Lowepro S&F Memory Wallet 20
Western Digital Passport hard drive
Lowepro S&F Bottle Pouch
Lowepro Lens clothes
Honl Photo Flash bender & gels
Samsung Stratosphere
Assorted cords, chargers and batteries
Personal items (trusted toothbrush, wet wipes, almonds, etc.)

“This is one of the smallest packs in overall shape, size and profile that can carry all of this gear while offering top level protection both impact and weather. It’s very comfortable especially when walking long distances with the heavily padded shoulder straps. As I travel from city to city people (not even photographers) approach me – unsolicited – and remark that the Transit is a ‘great-looking backpack’ and ‘that’s a really sleek bag’. I’ve tested A LOT of bags and for running the streets with a camera, this is the best backpack available.”

Thanks Dan!

&copy& Ty Wivell

Katrina Neill

About Katrina Neill

Katrina was the Senior Editor & Communications Manager for Lowepro.

One Comment

  • J M Cohen says:

    I need to buy a Lowepro bag tonight (literally for an upcoming trip. I have done a lot of reseacrh and thought I had it nailed with a 350 AW DSLR Vieo Fastpack. Now I read this and I am once again questioning my decision. As I have not yet pulled the trigger can you tell me what the differences are? I have a Canon 5D MIII and a few lenses, flash, etc. Needs to be beig enough for me to grow into as I add a batter grip, another Long lens, etc. Can you help me understand the differences? Thanks much.

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