Lowepro Flipside 500AW vs. Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW

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Lowepro Flipside 500AW vs. Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW
2 months ago

I need a big pack. I've looked at Lowepro Flipside 500AW vs. Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW and I'm trying to decide between these two bags. I like the reverse opening system of the flipside, both in regards to practicality and theft prevention. However the Pro Runner seems like a sturdier product, at least from the looks of it. They fill pretty much the same need in terms of carrying capacity. I'm looking for something that is comfortable to carry for a day hike and won't fall apart for years.

Does anyone have experience with both of these, and are able to provide any pointers on which pack to go for?

Thanks!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/672936-REG/Lowepro_LP36145_PEU_Pro_Runner_450_AW.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/840044-REG/Lowepro_LP36412_PWW_Flipside_500_AW_Backpack.html/prm/alsVwDtl

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