Lowepro 450 ProTactic vs 450 AW II

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OP TyphoonTW Senior Member • Posts: 1,365
Re: Lowepro 450 ProTactic vs 450 AW II

I went to my regular store and luckily they had all the models available. Here are my finds:

Flipside 400 AW ii: doesn't fit a 15.6" laptop

Flipside 500AW : comfortably fits a 15.6" laptop

Manfrotto Manhattan 50: comfortably fits a 15.6" laptop

450 ProTactic: fits a 15.6" laptop but the zipper doesn't close

The 400 AW was immediately out of the contest. The 500 AW on my shoulders felt terribly uncomfortable, so it failed the test. The 450 ProTactic was the most comfortable of the lot, as well as the one with the most/best padding. The Manfrotto felt ok, but very little padding especially on the back.

Eventually I decided to get the ProTactic. I'll add a velcro strap at the top to keep the laptop in its designed compartment even without closing the zipper.

Thanks for the suggestions!

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