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Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW Review

Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW Review - The Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW bag is designed for both DSLR and Mirrorless camera users. Daniel Bell reviews.

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Category : Bags, Cases and Straps
Product : Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW
Price : £79
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The Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW is a versatile bag designed for the urban photographer. It's discreet and has a fast action side opening to allow quick access to your photography gear. The bag is designed for both mirrorless camera and DSLR users. It is available in slate grey for £82.00.

Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW Features

  • Fits a DSLR with attached lens (up to 24-70mm for side access, or 70-200mm when stored vertically) and 1 to 2 extra lenses, or
  • Fits Mirrorless / CSC kit with 2-3 additional lenses
  • Room for flash and accessories
  • Holds a compact tripod using the Hideaway Tripod Mount
  • Pocket for a 10 inch tablet
  • Available in slate grey
  • Ergonomic sling strap
  • Mesh-covered on back
  • Front pocket
  • Built-in All Weather cover
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Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW Handling & Performance

When you first pick the bag up it feels extremely light. On the front you'll find a zipped pocket which would be ideal for spare memory cards, change etc. The pouch for a tablet is also located on the outside of the bag and on the side is the tripod mount. This is hidden when not in use, your tripod feet sit in it and there is a clip to go around the top and fit it firmly in place. It can only hold a small tripod, but this would be enough for the urban photographer. The bag has a chunky strap which feels comfortable, there is also another strap which goes across your stomach to keep the bag firmly in place. This strap can also be hidden when not in use.

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Inside the bag is configurable to your set of photographic gear, there are a total of 5 pieces which can be totally removed from the bag. There is a separator so you can store you camera in the bottom and other items on top or you can tuck this separator away and have the whole bag open.

In the top half of the bag is a wide mesh pocket, ideal for batteries, memory cards and other accessories. On the inside of the front flap is another zipped pocket which also has a clip, you could attach your keys to this for safe keeping.

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As you can see from the pictures above the bag can be arranged in many ways. We've been able to comfortably fit a Nikon D3000 with a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, with an extra lens and battery charger stored in the lower part as well. With a smaller lens attached, such as the standard 18-55mm, you can fit it all in the lower part and use the side fast access opening. Depending on which lenses you own, you'll find room for one or two extra lenses in there as well. With this arrangement, the top section can be used to carry your lunch and a drink.

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Value for money

The Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW is available for £82.00. There are lots of sling bags available, the following will hold a similar amount of photographic gear; the Manfrotto Stile Agile V at £59.87, Vanguard UP-Rise II 34 at £70.60, Kata 3N1-22 DL at £83.13, Lowepro Photo Sport 100 AW at £79.00 and Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8 at £139.34.

Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW Verdict

The Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW clearly has a well thought out design. You can pack it with a camera, extra lenses and a tripod or completely strip the insides out and use it as an everyday bag. There's plenty of storage space for accessories and the side pocket gives quick access to your camera and lenses. If you are using a 70-200mm lens, it's not quite as easy to remove, particularly if you have other items stored in the top section.

   
  The Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW is a versatile camera bag for mirrorless camera or DSLR users.  

Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW Pros

Holds a camera with a 70-200mm lens
Room to carry a 10 inch tablet
The inside can be configured into many layouts
Tripod holder and all weather cover built-in

Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW Cons

Might be easy to lose the removable parts
Can be a little tricky to remove camera with 70-200mm lens attached

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Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW Specifications

ManufacturerLowepro
Bag type
StyleBackpack
MaterialPolyester
Dimensions
Weight800g
Width255mm
Height160mm
Depth430mm

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