Loweprow Event Messenger 150 :: What's In My Bag

I've been on the look-out for a small messenger style bag that can also take an iPad. There are a few out there that do the job size wise, but are awkward, because you need to remove camera gear to get to your iPad. I received the Lowepro Event Messenger 150 in the post the other day and loved it as soon as it was unpacked. Not only does it have a separate compartment for the iPad, it has a two tier system with dividers that attach to the side of the bag using velcro. It can take everything you see in the video above and there is still enough room in the bottom section at the left of the bag for the 60mm f2.4 lens for the X-Pro1.

The built quality is fantastic (as you would expect from Lowepro) and although I wasn't sure about the colour when I first saw it on the web, it looked perfect when I saw it in the flesh. Four of my other other five Lowepro bags are black, so this is a welcome change. Another feature that's very welcome, is the silent velcro system. As you can see near the end of the video, you simply pull the velcro tabs from one side to the other to either have the velcro function or not. The front section has good sized pockets for phones and general accessories and there is even a dedicated pouch with a velcro lid for memory cards, which after my recent disaster, I like to put SC cards inside the supplied plastic containers before putting them in my bag. Price for this bag is very reasonable and is available at Wex in the UK for £39.95 or from B&H in the US for $59.95

As you can see from the video, the Event messenger packs a lot of gear for such a small bag. There is also a smaller 100 model and the larger 250 model available. The latter holds a laptop, but is obviously a bit bulkier. I'll be sticking to my trusty Computrecker for weddings and portraits, but for street and documentary work, the Event Messenger 150 is absolutely perfect for me and will be my bag of choice for my upcoming trip to Italy.