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Lowepro StreetLine BP 250 

I do not get to see many quality backpacks and here is the second this year. This one is perhaps a little more normal than the recently reviewed item that for me would be the sort of item that might be used by the James Bond character.

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The Streetline BP250  backpack from Lowepro measures 51cm tall, 33cm wide and 12cm deep it weighs 1.2kilos when empty.

It is charcoal grey with black zips and straps.

To be honest it is not a name I have heard of but the agency that handles another brand asked me to look at it and the Lowepro site seems to be popular with quality photographers requirements where what they are carrying needs careful handling and support.

Its design makes it almost one deep bag with zips on the front and enough compartments on the inside with varying degrees of support for the contents. So the motto here will be a place for everything and everything in its place and not just lob everything in it.

Having given you the measurements the 51cm mentioned can extend by at least a couple of centimetres as the fold over top can be adjusted to suit that extra tall item.

So unclip the fitment and the fold over top opens to reveal the innards. First however there is a Velcro flap on a 17x15cm pocket with a couple of inner slip pockets on its back and even a key ring holder this is towards the bottom of the face. The right side of the front has a 24cm vertical zip to a slip pocket. The left side of the front has a similar vertical zip this time a little longer at 34cm which gives you access to the inside of the unit possibly useful as a quicker way of getting to the contents than unclipping the fold over top.

Now peering into the recesses of the bag shows a 15cm horizontal zip on the front side for an 11cm deep unpadded pocket.

Next moving to the back of the bag area a Velcro strap holds a pocket with the picture of a laptop this is 22cm wide an 30cm deep this can be two separate pockets padded both to the front – the centre of the bag – and the back. In front of this a stiff pocket 24cm wide and 30cm deep. In front of this two stiffened ‘flex pockets’ in their closed form 14cm wide and 20cm deep but these can expand to 9cm instead of just being static. These are heavily padded and where you are likely to store your mirrorless lens cameras.

The outside of the base is covered in a waterproof rubber so the odd puddle or three could be coped with.

The side has a padded carry handle so it can be carried landscape and under the straps at the back is another handle to enable carrying portrait.

The straps are 6cm wide and 40cm long with another 20cm available for expansion of holding fabric. The back is a shaped sheet of material to make the unit more rigid and to give support to the back.

If you think of this as a cavernous portrait shaped bag with enough pockets for anyone to lose so many items in then you probably have a good idea of the StreetLine BP 250.

The StreetLine BP 250 from Lowepro is available from the link below for £178 including delivery.

https://www.lowepro.co.uk/brands/lowepro/streetline/streetline-bp-250/pd367/

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