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Handling & Performance
The Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW is a weather resistant camera bag designed for those who do a lot of outdoor adventuring with their camera. It features a removable camera compartment, and is available for around £49. It is available in pepper red, or slate grey. We took a look at the pepper red version, which is actually more of a burnt orange colour.
Also in the main compartment there is space for a 7 inch tablet. There are two elasticated mesh pockets on either side of the bag, and on the front there is a small zipped compartment. Underneath the flap there is a velcro expandable pocket which can be used for your smartphone or other personal accessories. On the back there is a built in all weather cover which completely covers the bag, useful if you get caught in the rain.
The bag also features a removable top carry handle and removable and adjustable shoulder strap.
Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW Key Features
- Holds a DSLR/ mirrorless with attached lens and extra lens
- Detachable carry handle
- Detachable and adjustable shoulder strap
- Removable padded camera compartment
- Built in all weather cover
It's really easy to access your equipment; simply unclip the flap and lift the camera out. We managed to fit a Pentax K-50 with attached macro 35mm lens and additional 18-55mm kit lens in the bag with no problems. If you have a DSLR that's any bigger than the K-50 you might find things a little too snug.
If you want to use the bag for things other than camera equipment, you can pull the padded camera compartment out and stow it somewhere. Once this is removed, the bag feels a little flimsy as the outer material isn't that thick, but this shouldn't be an issue once you fill the bag with your own things.
The built in all weather cover pulls out of a slot at the bottom of the back of the bag, and can be quickly fitted. It is attached by a fabric strip, which means it can't be accidentally dropped. It also fastens back onto itself with velcro when fitted, making sure your equipment is properly shielded from adverse weather.
Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW Value For MoneyFor what you get, this bag represents good value, as it is already weather resistant, comes with an all weather cover and features a removable padded compartment, making it really versatile. It is well made, and the large padded strap makes it really comfortable to wear.
The Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW is available from Wex Photographic for £49 at the time of writing. Bags of a similar size include the Vanguard 2GO 22GR, which is available for £44.99, but doesn't have a removable padded camera compartment. If you want something a little bigger, the Manfrotto Stile Bella V will hold a DSLR and 2-3 additional lenses for £39.95, but doesn't feature a built in weather cover.
It's really easy to access your gear, and with colour choices of pepper red, shown here, or a more subdued slate grey, it's ideal for both those who want a highly visible gear bag or for those who want to be a little more inconspicuous.
|The Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW is a well designed and versatile bag for the sporty photographer who wants to travel light.|
Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW ProsRemovable padded camera compartment
Easy access to kit
Fully adjustable straps
Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW ConsThose with larger DSLRs may find the bag a bit cramped
No feet on the bottom of the bag
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Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW Specifications