Classified 250AW Overview
The Classified is not a flashy bag at all, most Lowepro bags are not. It has an all black design that’s all business. On the front there is a large flap that unclips to reveal 2 large pockets, one even larger pocket, and a nice ID holder. One the 2 large pockets one is lined with soft material so it would be used for things like lens filters or an iPod. Also there is another zipper, which I thought was a pocket at first but it unzips to expand the inside of the bag, just like luggage does.
Inside of the largest pocket you will find a memory card wallet, which is clipped on to one of the two clips in the pocket. These clips are very useful for holding important things like keys and other accessories. The memory card wallet can hold up to 6 CF cards. Moving around back there is another large zippered pocket and a luggage sleeve that can be used to connect the 250AW to your luggage.
What’s interesting about this bag is that the front flap is actually not how you get into this bag. On the top you will see a leather handle, unbutton it and you will find a large zipper opening. Lowepro calls the 250AW one of their fast-access bags and this is why. You can easily get into the bag, grab your camera or laptop without even having to set the bag down. Before we take a look inside the bag there is one really cool feature of this bag. Moving around to the back of the bag towards the bottom there is a little Velcro compartment at the bottom that has the built-in all weather cover. This cover is attached to the bag and slides over the bag nicely, protecting it from the nasty weather that you might be in.
The Inside of the bag is comprised of 4 compartments and the notebook compartment. The 4 compartments will fit 2 DSLR’s with attached lenses plus an additional 2-3 other lenses. That’s sure a lot of storage in such a compact bag! Each main compartment is accented in leather to easily help you get your equipment in and out. The notebook compartment is nicely padded and will fit notebooks up to 15.4-inches. In one of the compartments there is a built-in microfiber cloth that you can use. All in all there is a lot of storage and protection. Also inside you will find the shoulder strap.