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Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Camera Bag

Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Camera Bag

The Lowepro Nova Sport L17 AW is a shoulder camera bag that holds your DSLR and essential gear with a top loading bag that includes space for your camera, tablet and a few extras.

Ease of Use, Performance:  5/5
Look & Feel:  5/5
Features:  4/5
How much I enjoy:  5/5

Recommendation:  5/5 Stars

Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW

The Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag holds your DSLR camera with plenty of room for some extras including a tablet and flash as well as lenses. The 17L AW is 14 inches wide, 8.9 inches deep and 9.3 inches tall with padding inside and an extra removable case.

The 17L AW should bag has a full main interior pocket, removable inner case and two front pockets with a zipper pocket on the front flap. The front flap is held in place with two snap closures that are on the corners of the front flap for extra security.

The inner case also has a top closing draw string that can be used for extra security to keep things in your bag when needed such as on flights. The Lowepro camera bag has a unique angled flap where it attaches to the body of the bag that creates fold over sides when the front flap is closed so no gear spills out the sides of the top.

Lowepro 17L AW w. Camera & Gear

The side stretchable pockets are perfect for quick access while the rear pocket holds a special surprise in a zipper on the bottom of the pocket. The bottom zipper instead of a top one opens to create a loop that can be used to hold the camera bag on the handle of roller luggage.

The two front pockets are smaller pockets perfect for a smartphone or batteries while the front zippered pocket would work great for the DSLR manual or other pamphlets. The main area of the 17L AW has a space for a tablet while the main removable camera case is handy for storage and for use separately as well as extra padding.

The removable compartment has a fold over pull string that closes the main compartment when inside the bag or out and you can fold this over outside the inner bag to keep it out of the way. The removable compartment has handles on each side for easy removal and carrying while the inside has removable Velcro dividers.

Inside the Nova Sport

You can arrange the interior to suit your gear while the padding on the interior compartment and the front and back of the main bag protects your gear. The Lowepro bag comes with an attached rain cover while the nylon offers some added protection from the elements.

The rain cover that easily covers the entire camera bag is in a pocket behind the rear pocket and is attached to the bag with a nylon strap. When the rain cover is not needed it stores quickly in the pocket and will not fall out with a Velcro closure on the pocket.

I have used the Lowepro should bag for carrying my Canon DSLR camera along with an extra lens and flash but also fit a tablet or two and a few extras like batteries. I also used the Lowepro 17L AW to carry a model robot made of LEGOs for my weekly First Lego League meeting when I had to take the robot home for some troubleshooting.

Rain Cover & Compartment

The Lowepro bag is a handy size for many uses including cameras and other electronics and makes a very handy carry case with its top handle and shoulder strap with padding. The bag does have the removable interior case which is a unique feature so you can use both separately or together.

I am very impressed with the quality of the bag and checking the seams and stitching I only see top quality sewing with no loose or messy seams. The bag has held up just fine with my limited use and I am sure it will last a good long time as well because of the Lowepro reputation.

Lowepro has a very good reputation for their products when looking at their line of camera bags on Amazon with a four to five star rating for their bags. I did not find any bags on Amazon that had less than a four star rating from customers who bought their bags which is quite impressive.

Rain Cover in Place

I highly recommend the Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW should bag for a nice smaller sized camera bag that also has room for a lens or two with a tablet.

Nova Sport @ Lowepro

Nova Sport @ Amazon

Pros
Removable interior padded case
Quality materials and stitching
Plenty of room and pockets
Unique handle sleeve

Cons
None

Think Tank Mirrorless DSLR Mover 30i Review

Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 30i Review

The Think Tank Mirrorless Mover line of camera bags fit the mid-sized mirrorless and smaller DSLR cameras with a full sized pocket for the iPad in a quality shoulder or hand bag.

Ease of Use, Performance:  5/5
Look & Feel:  5/5
Features:  5/5
How much I enjoy:  5/5

Recommendation:  5/5 Stars

Mirrorless DSLR Mover 30i

The Think Tank Mirrorless DSLR line of camera bags fit the mid-sized cameras known as mirrorless cameras such as the Fuji X-Pro 1 or the Leica M8. The Mirrorless Mover line will also nicely fit a smaller DSLR such as the Canon Rebel line or the Nikon D3200 but also fits an iPad in the padded pouch area.

The Mirrorless Mover bags all use high quality materials such as YKK zippers, ballistic polyester with DWR coating for waterproofing and metal hardware. The Mirrorless Mover 30i is 11 inches wide by 5.7 inches deep and 8.9 inches tall with enough room for an iPad in the pouch.

The pouch is next to the inner side of the bag that rests against your body when using the removable shoulder strap. The Mirrorless Mover 30i also has a rear slot for use with a belt such as the Speed Belt that Think Tank sells.

Inside the Mirrorless DSLR Mover 30i

You can also use a variety of other belts which is what I did on a couple of recent hikes in local wildlife parks where I used a tool belt I am also reviewing. The slot is three inches wide when flat so a two or two and a half inch belt fits well and the tool belt I used was very comfortable with the Mirrorless Mover.

The Mirrorless DSLR Mover has a top flap held in place by magnets with a wide zippered pocket that has the rain cover and another smaller pocket. The inner compartment has a small mesh pocket for smaller items while the main pocket has three Velcro dividers.

One of the dividers has four small pockets for SD cards while the main iPad pocket easily fits your tablet like an iPad or Nexus 7. The dividers make it easy to customize the main compartment for your camera setup which works well for my Canon EOS Rebel.

Rain Cover for Mirrorless DSLR Mover

The Mirrorless DSLR Mover worked extremely well for my Canon DSLR and small trips like hiking in parks and the zoo where we go a couple times a year to catch shots of critters. The hikes made a great trip for the Mirrorless Mover and its convenience as a belt bag for my camera and an additional lens.

I easily fit the DSLR camera with the common 18 to 55mm lens or the Tamron 18 to 250mm lens I commonly carry while hiking and taking photography trips. The Think Tank camera bag also has the rain cover in case you get caught in the rain which is seam sealed for protecting your photography investment.

The shoulder strap is removable and the sides of the bag where the shoulder strap attaches both have pockets with one being a stretch pocket while the other is polyester. The Mirrorless DSLR Mover 301 makes a fantastic medium sized camera bag for smaller trips or day excursions.

Mirrorless DSLR Mover w/ Canon Rebel

The bag has all the pockets and handy spaces for your gear and has enough padding to protect it on your trips even from bad weather. The Mirrorless Mover 30i is a great camera bag for those smaller mirrorless bags and for smaller DSLR cameras with an additional lens.

I highly recommend the Mirrorless Mover 30i for the perfect midsized camera bag that is good looking as well as convenient for mid-sized cameras.

Mirrorless Mover 30i @ Think Tank

Pros
Quality materials and rainproof
convenient handle and removable shoulder strap
Slot for use as a belt camera bag

Cons
Absolutely None