Free Bag Friday! The Lowepro Passport Messenger

By April 3, 2014Contests


Here’s your chance to land the Passport Messenger. It’s our selection for this week’s Free Bag Friday.

Even though it only weighs in at 1.1 lbs., the Passport Messenger can organize and protect:

  • CSC (such as Sony NEX 6 or similar)
    or compact DSLR (such as Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm lens)
  • Extra lens or flash
  • 13″ laptop or tablet
  • Smartphone & Personal items

Here’s how to participate!

Tweet @Lowepro
Mention why you’d love to get this bag in the same tweet
Use hashtag #PassportMessenger
Not on Twitter? No problem.

Share a photo of your current camera bag and why you need the Passport Messenger on Instagram.
Use hashtags #Lowepro and #PassportMessenger.
Not on Twitter or Instagram? Just add a comment to this blog about how you’d use the bag if you won.

Make sure you post to any of these options by 11 pm PST, Sunday April 6, 2014.

We’ll randomly select a winner on Tuesday, April 8. The winning comment/photo will be posted here and on our Facebook Fan Page.

Open internationally, but void where prohibited. One winner will be chosen randomly.


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


  • peggy says:

    I currently have a lowepro bag, though much smaller than this one… with my new lenses I now need to get a new one! and if I can also get my laptop in! a big bonus for me! much easier to share picture!
    If I won, this bag would be going on all mynew adventures… as my previous two lowepro did before!

  • iosif says:

    Great! I will use it for my notebook… Share it on my photo group FB

  • Jon Okerstrom says:

    I’d use it to get my gear out more often… especially for walkabouts and day shoots when a heavy backpack is too much.

  • Lucy says:

    I have a Sony camera which I take with me everywhere in a stretchy sock!!

    Yes, I store the aforementioned sock and camera in my hand bag but ideally I think everyone would agree that a Passport Messenger would not only protect my camera but it could also contain all my essentials and look stylish at the same time, thus rendering my handbag obsolete.

    I think this would be an ideal solution for me as it would make my Dad very happy to see that I am finally taking good care of my camera that he gave me for Christmas and it would also stop my friend’s mocking me for using a sock for anything else but footwear.

  • Giuseppe says:

    Just perfect for my walks, I have a lot of lowepro bags but I need something smaller

  • Brent Stewart says:

    I’d love it for cycling, and day hikes, too. Perfect for capturing cool moments while out and about!

  • Mark Allen says:

    I currently have a Passport Sling and would like this and use it if I won on my first trip to Florida to hold my camera and spare lens and my tablet so I can document my journey of a life-time as I go….

    Many Thanks

  • clau says:

    this is just perfect for my camera+phone or other small accessories, thanks

  • TImo says:

    I would use your Bag for my Nikon D90 with one of my Pancake lenses and other small lenses I own. I think it would be the perfect addition to my other, bigger Lowepro bags!

  • George Murray says:

    I have a tendency to take every bit of equipment with me in my camera backpack-please save me from this obsession! The lowepro messenger would definitely lighten my load.

  • Phil Collins says:

    I’d love the Passport -it would fit my Olympus PEN EPL-3 and Canon Powershot S110 plus iPad when I go to do some street photography and want something neat and discreet.
    Doesn’t look like a camera bag, so doesn’t shout, ” HEY! Expensive stuff in here, come and steal me!” when I’m on the train, bus or street.

  • Mario Derstappen says:

    They say: “Don’t shoot the messenger!” With this bag I’d probably say “I don’t shoot without my (Passport) Messenger!”

    Best way to complement my Flipside 400 AW for daily use.

    #freebagfriday #PassportMessenger

  • Daniel Stultz says:

    Walkabout shoots

  • LM Smith says:

    I love hiking and walking and always have my camera with me…. I’d use this bag everywhere I went!

  • Xinhui says:

    Hi I’m from Singapore! I currently own a lowepro photo hatchback and it’s also my 1st camera bag! So glad that I chose to invest in Lowepro. Built quality and material is just superb.
    I recently added a canon macro 100mm L lens to my kit lenses collection. The photo hatchback is a little too cramp now for my lenses.
    Thus, if I won the bag I would use it for my field trips, macro trips n also for short getaways to Malaysia or Phuket ^^

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