Product Comparison: Lowepro Vertex 100 AW vs Lowepro Vertex 200 AW

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General Specifications
Vertex 100 AW
Vertex 200 AW
About the Product
The Lowepro Vertex 100 AW Backpack is a bag made to carry a digital SLR with lenses and accessories, plus most 14" notebook computer. It is ruggedly constructed with water-resistant zippers and a seam-sealed AW cover.
Lowepro is one of the trusted and professional photographers have relied on their products since 1967. These photographers carry Lowepro bags over the world-in every kind of climate and in every kind of condition-and rely on the inventive designs to provide protection, accessibility, comfort and durability they can trust.
Key Specs
Compartment Types
Camera compartment, Memory Card Pockets, Accessories compartment, Personal items compartments, Laptop or tablet compartment
Camera compartment, Accessories compartment, Laptop compartment, Personal items compartments, Extra lens compartment
Exterior Material
1680D denier nylon, 420D denier nylon ripstop
Interior Material
600D denier polyester padding
Number Of Compartments
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Lowepro Vertex 100 AW
  • The materials are hard wearing and robust, but still look good and very professional.
  • Durable material looks quality and I trust it very much.
  • The bag has a large compartment for a 15 inch laptop but I see not reason to add 6 lbs to a camera bag by having a laptop and its charging brick.
  • The laptop compartment is more than sufficient to hold my Dell Latitude D830, a 17" widescreen laptop.
  • The material is very worn out after a month. Scratches are visible and threads stick out everywhere.
  • The only thing that I don't like is the pockets for holding filters are on the small size , will not hold 67 or 77mm filters in the plastic boxes they came in.
Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Photo/ 15.4" Notebook Backpack For Digital SLR & 4-6 Lenses - Black
  • Exterior materials are hard wearing and seem to hold up well to some fairly tough environments.
  • There are many pockets, some look-through, and some are more usable than others.
  • The most striking feature is the quality of materials and robustness. Comfortable to wear.
  • The quality of the materials and the components (zips, straps, attachment points etc) is definitely in line with the price-point, and I can see it lasting a long long time.
  • I've used it for a couple of trips (including a 4-day festival trip) and it swallows all my kit with ease, and then allows easy access to it.
Size & Weight
16.5 in.
18.5 in.
11.81 in.
12.6 in.
11.42 in.
10.2 in.
1.76 lbs.
7.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Lowepro Vertex 100 AW
  • The bag is compact and very small but with a lot of space for gear and equipment for amateurs!
  • It is cleverly designed, very comfortable thanks to its big thick waist and shoulder strap and it is the right size for travel by plane.
  • Plenty of room for the three lenes I currently use and all three of the lens hoods too, which are pretty good size and take up a lot of room.
  • For the size, excellent storage areas and reasonably light weight and durable.
  • This bag with nothing in it is just too heavy. If weight doesn't bother and you want storage then I could see this being a decent bag. But then might as well get a suit case that rolls.
  • The bag is somewhat heavy, even without equipment in it.
Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Photo/ 15.4" Notebook Backpack For Digital SLR & 4-6 Lenses - Black
  • The bag, although large and a little heavy (3 kg), feels well in your hands and shoulders.
  • I am abot 6ft 18stone brick-outsized size person and I found that heavy to lift, but once on your back it was comfortable to wear and after a while you hardly noticed the weight.
  • The bag is quite large, but it does not feel bulky, even if it is fully loaded, it feels comfortable.
  • Not enough lightweight padding and too many complicated straps as well as tough but really heavy fabric makes this a hard bag to hump around.
  • It's a little bulky when squeezing past people while browsing in shops etc.
Lock Features
Glide-Lock, SlipLock Attachment Loops
Glide-Lock, SlipLock Attachment Loops
Internal Padding
High density padding
High density padding
Water-resistant YKK zippers
Water-resistant YKK zippers
What customers say about "Protection"
Lowepro Vertex 100 AW
  • The Lowepro has a soft, almost microfiber like interior material which are not hard on the equipment.
  • It holds my SLR, 4 lenses, cables, manuals with plenty of rooms for other stuff. And everything protected by the isolating material.
  • It has a waterproof, cinch-down covering in case you go hiking in the rain. The cover perfectly saves all the things that are in the backpack.
  • The zipper goes all the way around the top, one side, and the bottom, so you have full access to the interior and this too makes a difference in terms of both what will fit inside.
  • There is a slip-lock attachment anywhere you could want one, and a very well-engineered "GlideLock" system on three points.
Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Photo/ 15.4" Notebook Backpack For Digital SLR & 4-6 Lenses - Black
  • The extra padding and materials certainly ensure that your kit is well protected.
  • This backpack offers great protection from the weather and the knocks my gear gets.
  • The zippers are strong with some being weather sealed, the padding is thick and durable.
  • The bag has sufficient space for gear and the dividers protect your gear really well.
  • A great bag for storing camera & accessories. Lots of compartments and lots of padding to give the protection needed!
Padded Straps
Removable Inserts
Water Bottle Holder
All Weather Cover, Silent zippers, FormShell™ protects gear, ActivZone™, MaxFit divider system, Hideaway Tripod Mount, Detachable tripod mount secures
Accommodates 15.4ʺ Laptop, Silent zippers, Tricot covered Photo Viewer pocket, All Weather Cover, Removable tripod holder
What customers say about "Features"
Lowepro Vertex 100 AW
  • The straps and waist belt and sternum strap design is excellent and I would not have minded the extra 3 lbs. of weight with this backpack.
  • The backpack is very good to use when you're out on a hike. It's adjustable in lots of ways, and the straps that go around your lower back help to balance the weight.
  • The straps are easy to control and snugs up tight & comfortable making this heavy load easy to carry.
  • The lack of interior wall area with material for attaching the Velcro panels greatly limits the options for changing the interior configuration of the bag.
  • The top lock for the tripod needs to be unlocked to get to the main compartment, and the tripod can slide somewhat back and forth when you're opening the bag.
Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Photo/ 15.4" Notebook Backpack For Digital SLR & 4-6 Lenses - Black
  • The straps are very high quality and the waist and chest straps are of the proper hiking type with great padding.
  • Padding easily rearranged to suit individuals specific needs via the Velcro anchor points.
  • The bag allow me to pack some food and a flask - exterior pockets can take a bottle of water.
  • It's weather resistant, so no worries about getting your equipment soaked, and the zip is large and chunky, so less likely to fail than some of the smaller ones.
  • It has an all-weather cover with a clinch belt to stop it flapping in wind, which is not only water but also dust and sand resistant.
Warranty / Certifications
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