Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
Lowepro Flipside 400 AW direct from China ?
Posted By: Prakticant, 04-01-2015, 02:59 AM

I hope this is genuine Lowepro:
www.ebay.com/itm/221307872706
AU$53 + AU$12.30 shipping sounded reasonable, so I ordered one (they have also all-black version).
:



I like the Lowepro idea of back-side gear access, and I'm selling my newly arrived Canon Deluxe 200EG backpack finding Canon 200EG with its zippered-only front flap not secure enough for Pentax gear.
Views: 6,014
04-01-2015, 05:58 AM   #2
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,594
Give it a try.

I got a green Flipside 400 AW from a local dealer, which I presume is 'genuine' but it doesn't look much different from the one in your picture.
04-01-2015, 06:32 AM   #3
Site Supporter
jpzk's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Québec
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,981
I have a Flipside (black and grey) 400 AW too ... for which I paid a LOT more.
Hopefully, this one you are showing here is the real thing.
If so, that is one heck of a deal.
04-01-2015, 07:14 AM   #4
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 237
Original Poster
Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW from China ?

I'm also for a purchase of Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW (which is holster-type bag some bulky in size, but due to its 12'' length fits Pentax body & attached DA* 50-135mm/2.8 lens with hood in a shooting position) from Chinese seller (£26.60 or AU$49.17 P&P incl.):



Looks as if new - old stock (replaced by new Lowepro model of Toploader Pro II 75 AW) .

-----
QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Hopefully, this one you are showing here is the real thing. If so, that is one heck of a deal.



Last edited by Prakticant; 04-01-2015 at 07:44 AM.
04-01-2015, 07:42 AM   #5
Site Supporter
boriscleto's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Liverpool, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 12,304
I bought a Fastpack 350 direct from China. Took more than a month to arrive, but it was half retail. About the same price Best Buy was offering it for during an in-store pickup sale. There weren't any available within 500 miles of where I live...
04-01-2015, 04:06 PM   #6
New Member




Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 6
I've received the same bag from a popular seller on Ebay..Believe me you'll be surprised with what you get for that money... It's really like the ones in stores.The buckles have the same imprintings and labels ...Shoulder straps are well padded and belt fastener is also made from good material.
It stands up without any sagging while the bag is full with a K3 with a Tamron 28-75 mm 2.8 lens + a Sigma 12-24 + a Pentax 31mm + a Pentax 77mm + pentax 50-135 mm lens + batteries filters and a tripod ... What else can you ask for more ?
The only thing is that the removable pads separating the lenses are a bit thin and the rain cover may not be really waterproof.
But I'm sure you'll enjoy the bag a lot.

---------- Post added 04-01-15 at 04:08 PM ----------

And now as I checked I can clearly see it's the same seller that I made my purchase.Enjoy your bag..
04-01-2015, 09:01 PM   #7
Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Black Rock City, NV
Photos: Albums
Posts: 138
The Ebay one is pretty close but the stitching and material placement along the bottom part of the bag is slightly wrong. Amazon US pricing is double the Ebay price even for a used bag. Likely counterfeit.
04-03-2015, 07:23 AM   #8
Veteran Member
oxidized's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: USA - Delaware
Photos: Albums
Posts: 434
Very probably a fake.

04-03-2015, 09:30 AM   #9
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 306
I did buy my toploader 75 AW like that in above pic and it has served me well few months now. Just did get home 30mins ago with that bag and I really like mine. did pay about 30-35$. its probably fake ofcource but good fake. Strap is connected to bag with plastic not metal...donknow how its in original but I not like plastic there
04-04-2015, 07:25 AM   #10
Pentaxian
Weevil's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Near Montréal, Québec
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,523
You can get the same (maybe fake) copy on aliexpress, for 48$ USD SHIPPED!
Shop lowepro flipside 400 aw green online - Buy lowepro flipside 400 aw green for unbeatable low prices on AliExpress.com
04-06-2015, 01:57 PM - 1 Like   #11
Site Supporter




Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New England
Photos: Albums
Posts: 686
I found out the hard way that Lowepro bags and lens cases are being cloned by Chinese maker(s). I confronted an ebay seller after receiving one, and they claimed they didn't know it wasn't genuine. I let Lowepro know as well. While it wasn't bad per se, comparing it side by side to genuine Lowepro showed the overall quality was lower, stitching/ design was slightly different, padding wasn't as dense/rigid, and it had a slight smell to it (like lower-grade plastics/nylon can).
04-13-2015, 10:44 AM   #12
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 237
Original Poster
I received my Lowepro Flipside 400 AW direct from China today (pretty quick delivery).
Have no time at the moment to make PhD, but there are some details as if it was genuine and also some details as if that was a fake (very very well done fake if so).
I do have more Lowepro items (genuine I believe, from Canadian/US/EU sellers), so I'll inspect the Flipside 400AW backpack for your advantage.
One thing you can feel at the very moment of opening the plastic bag - the strong smell (kind of rubber/plastics smell) , which I've never felt from any of the Lowepro bags before, but the smell may come from black [polybuthylene?] shipment wrapping.
The bag itself looks more genuine (the buckles look to be original) than the product leaflet attached - the photographs in the leaflet are of a very low quality as if scanned from another printing material, also the white barcode 'label' is printed not sticked as with other Lowepro products.

Last edited by Prakticant; 04-14-2015 at 11:24 AM.
04-13-2015, 11:04 AM   #13
New Member




Join Date: Dec 2012
Photos: Albums
Posts: 14
QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
I bought that bag. They sent me a black one. Took a month to arrive. I didn't even notice until I saw your post that it wasn't green. If it isn't genuine Lowepro, I can't tell. It's certainly worth the $50 imo.
04-13-2015, 12:26 PM   #14
Site Supporter
boriscleto's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Liverpool, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 12,304
The smell doesn't take very long to go away.
04-15-2015, 10:36 PM   #15
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 237
Original Poster
Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW

I received 'Chinese' Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW yesterday (quick elivery), there was a different seller:
www.ebay.com/itm/191416844262
Shoulder-strap hooks/rings are metal, but I have quality doubts, the all-weather cover seems to be to small to fit the bag.
I do have original Lowepro Toploader 75 AW (non-Pro, 2005 y. from Henry's) which seems to be of higher quality concerning some details (like zipper pullers reinforced with plastics part), but that might be by design (bookkeepers, you know).
I'll try to find local dealer of Lowepro bags with Toploader Pro 75 AW in stock (not easy task, as there is a new Toploader Pro 75 AW II), confront them, and eventually make a claim to the eBay seller. If it wasn't that small raincover (I find small AW cover useless, or the fault is on my side not fitting proper way to fit it on the bag) probably I would't bother.

-----
QuoteOriginally posted by Joojoo2010 Quote
Strap is connected to bag with plastic not metal...donknow how its in original but I not like plastic there
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
bag, canon, coupon, lens, lowepro, lowepro flipside, mm, pentax, pentax deals, savings, seller
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lowepro Flipside 500AW - Too good to be true?? Pauld Pentax Price Watch 4 10-01-2013 09:18 PM
For Sale - Sold: Lowepro Flipside 200 kevingt01 Sold Items 3 08-05-2013 09:44 PM
Henry's, Lowepro Flipside 400, $99.99 bluenose Pentax Price Watch 0 05-30-2013 01:09 PM
Lowepro flipside 400 chest strap coming off pentax user Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 1 09-26-2011 09:17 AM
For Sale - Sold: Lowepro Flipside 200 cinaibur Sold Items 8 04-28-2010 07:40 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:16 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top