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Jan 22, 2013 05:41 |  #1

hi everyone..
so i bought a lowepro fastpack 250 and overall its a great bag but i have only one problem:
the straps of the bag. i'm not talking about the shoulder starps, but the starps around my waist. if you still don't know what im talking about then here is a picture i found on the web:
it is the bag on the right.

http://www.cambags.com …hics_2.jpg?forc​e_no_api=1 (external link)

i haven't used this bag for a real hike yet, but when i wear it around in cities, i'm not using the starps and they arent comfortable when i put them down and i also look stupid.
so i thought about cutting the starps off and leaving the cushins on.
Do any of you share the same problem? do you think that if i'll cut the straps off i will regret it later? and sorry for my bad english, it is not my native...


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Jan 22, 2013 09:41 |  #2
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Yeah, I wouldn't cut them. I leave the unattached in the middle when not in use


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Jan 22, 2013 09:55 |  #3

If possible, I recommend returning this backpack and getting the Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW.

I've had the regular Fastpack 200 & 250 as well as the DSLR Video 250 AW.

The advantages of the DSLR Video 250 AW:
- sternum straps (I'm a huge fan of sternum straps as I think they are unobtrusive yet provide exceptional support)
- hide-away/tuckable waist straps (I rarely use waist straps unless I'm hiking - these straps tuck away nicely without adding excessive bulk)
- tripod strap/holder
- built-in all weather rain cover
- comes with a removable pouch in the top compartment to carry accessories (I use it to organize chargers, batteries, USB cables, etc)


http://products.lowepr​o.com …tpack%20250%20A​W,2282.htm (external link)

I was able to get mine from Amazon (Prime eligible) for $100 - used in Like New condition. That said, I'd be happy to pay the full price as it is MUCH better than the standard 250, IMO.


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Jan 22, 2013 10:00 |  #4

Here is a crappy iPhone pic I took to demonstrate the waist strap tucked in. I pulled it out a little to make it more obvious. It's completely unobtrusive and I forget they are even there until I need them.

IMAGE: http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5496/photoetn.jpg

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Jan 22, 2013 10:45 |  #5

v35skyline wrote in post #15519685 (external link)
If possible, I recommend returning this backpack and getting the Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW.

I've had the regular Fastpack 200 & 250 as well as the DSLR Video 250 AW.

The advantages of the DSLR Video 250 AW:
- sternum straps (I'm a huge fan of sternum straps as I think they are unobtrusive yet provide exceptional support)
- hide-away/tuckable waist straps (I rarely use waist straps unless I'm hiking - these straps tuck away nicely without adding excessive bulk)
- tripod strap/holder
- built-in all weather rain cover
- comes with a removable pouch in the top compartment to carry accessories (I use it to organize chargers, batteries, USB cables, etc)


http://products.lowepr​o.com …tpack%20250%20A​W,2282.htm (external link)

I was able to get mine from Amazon (Prime eligible) for $100 - used in Like New condition. That said, I'd be happy to pay the full price as it is MUCH better than the standard 250, IMO.

thanks for the comment, although i'm not sure if it will be possible due to the fact that i bought it on sale (came with a tripod and a remote control) and it was 3 months ago. anyway i can check that out tommrow. but i seariously considering cutting the waist straps off, it is so annoying walking around with this.


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Jan 22, 2013 21:53 |  #6

v35skyline wrote in post #15519685 (external link)
If possible, I recommend returning this backpack and getting the Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW.

I've had the regular Fastpack 200 & 250 as well as the DSLR Video 250 AW.

The advantages of the DSLR Video 250 AW:
- sternum straps (I'm a huge fan of sternum straps as I think they are unobtrusive yet provide exceptional support)
- hide-away/tuckable waist straps (I rarely use waist straps unless I'm hiking - these straps tuck away nicely without adding excessive bulk)
- tripod strap/holder
- built-in all weather rain cover
- comes with a removable pouch in the top compartment to carry accessories (I use it to organize chargers, batteries, USB cables, etc)


http://products.lowepr​o.com …tpack%20250%20A​W,2282.htm (external link)

I was able to get mine from Amazon (Prime eligible) for $100 - used in Like New condition. That said, I'd be happy to pay the full price as it is MUCH better than the standard 250, IMO.

Great suggestion! I am kind of bummed that I bought the plain 250. I don't recall seeing this newer version in the store at the time. I might consider getting it so that I can carry my tripod occasionally. Thanks for the tip.




  
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Jan 23, 2013 04:59 |  #7

anyone else??


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Jan 23, 2013 08:52 |  #8

Romax12 wrote in post #15523361 (external link)
anyone else??

In regards to the straps. I find that problem with every backpack I own, for photography or otherwise. I am used to it dangling and I doubt anyone cares what it looks like on me. I have tried to wear it with the straps connected to each other behind my back, but then the plastic connectors poke me in the back.

Personally, I wouldn't cut them off because I do find them very useful at times to help secure the backpack, especially if I am more active.




  
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Jan 23, 2013 09:15 |  #9

nwlight wrote in post #15522579 (external link)
Great suggestion! I am kind of bummed that I bought the plain 250. I don't recall seeing this newer version in the store at the time. I might consider getting it so that I can carry my tripod occasionally. Thanks for the tip.

NP! I actually still have my Fastpack 200 (ditched the 250) and use it when I don't need the capacity of the DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW. The 200 is my go-to day-pack when I'm not carrying too much gear and I use the DSLR Video 250 AW when I need to carry my laptop and/or tripod.


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Jan 24, 2013 11:48 |  #10

can anyone PLEASE help me what to do?!?!?!? i am not considering anew bag cause i paid a lot fot it


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Jan 24, 2013 11:51 |  #11

If you think you'll use them in the future, don't cut them off. If you don't think you'll use them in the future, cut them off.

Simple...

If you care about "looking stupid," you've got more important things to worry about. I can appreciate wanting to use a somewhat stylish (yet functional) camera bag, but what does it really matter at the end of the day how you look? Rather, how do your pictures from that day look?


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Jan 24, 2013 11:55 |  #12

Just let them hang. I have the fastpack 350 and I sometimes use the waist straps, sometimes not. If not I just let them hang there, no big deal.


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Jan 24, 2013 23:04 |  #13

Thanks for the tips on the fastpack 250 vs the new fastpack video DSLR 250. I'll get the new version.




  
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Feb 04, 2013 14:16 |  #14

anyone?


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Feb 04, 2013 23:04 |  #15

Seriously, what are you having trouble with? If you think you'll ever need them, leave them. If not, cut them off. What's so complicated about that?


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