My Bag For Landscape Photography | Lowepro Whistler 450 AW

A few of you have asked about the bag I use for landscape photography so I decided to make a video about it. Some of you had more questions so I grabbed a few photos to explain it better. I’m currently using the Lowepro Whistler 450 AW

I’m not sponsored by Lowepro so these are my opinions, this is just my way of saying cheers for subscribing to my YouTube channel. If you have any questions feel free to comment below or on the YouTube video






  • Carry a lot of camera equipment
  • Carry clothing/gear for being up in the mountains
  • Pretty waterproof
  • Has a sweet holder on the belt
  • Camera gear is inside a hardish case. I hit the deck whilst walking down Pillar. I took a few rocks out with my neck and hurt my leg but there are no marks on the bag and the cameras were fine
  • Strong enough to put up with some abuse


  • Expensive
  • Annoyingly heavy – Not too heavy, but you know it’s there.
  • The dividers are quite rigid, I can’t fit the 135mm with the lens hood fitted backwards. It fits upside down though like in the videos so it’s not a big issue


Outside The Bag

Plenty of straps to attach equipment

What fits in the bag?


Normal Camera bag setup

Normal Camera bag setup

Vlogging bag

Main compartment : Canon 5diii with 24-70 2.8ii. Canon 70d with 10-20mm F4-5.6. Canon 135mm F2.0 . Rode Video Mic pro, Lee Filters, Hoya Cpl Filters , Lens cloths, Trigger release



Vlogging camera bag

Vlogging camera bag

Landscape and Wildlife combination bag

Main compartment : Canon 5diii with 24-70 2.8ii. Canon 7dii with 135mm F2.0 . Canon 400mm F5.6 . Lee Filters. Hoya Cpl Filters. Lens cloth. Trigger release




Front Compartment

  • Drink
  • Lens cleaning stuff
  • Layers – hoodies, tops, coats
  • Gorilla Pod

For sunset/rise trips I also put a torch in this compartment


Top Compartment

  • Sweets (Very important)
  • Gloves
  • Rain proof coat
  • Wind proof coat
  • Map
  • Compass
  • Built in rain cover for the bag


Straps And Other Things You Might Want To See


What I Used Before

A walking bag my neighbour gave me with a side bag from a old camera that my friend gave me. I’ve got away with not buying a bag for about 5 years so that’s why I splashed out this time.
The big bag is now full of sandbags and weights and I use it to train my legs. Maybe soon I’ll stop bitching about how heavy the new bag is.




2 replies on “My Bag For Landscape Photography | Lowepro Whistler 450 AW

  • Liam Good

    Hi Adam
    Enjoying your videos, nicely delivered, short enough not to be boring, lots of good info and tips. Overall great job, and fantastic location. I reckon Thomas Heaton also covers the Lake District, have you bumped into him yet? Always look forward to your videos, keep them coming.



    • Adam Kappa | Lake District Photographer

      Hi Liam,
      Thank you for watching them it means a lot! I try to get them under 10 minutes (Usually fail) but glad you think they’re not too long. Cramming as much distance in as possible tends to take it over. Coniston is my favourite, figured it would be the best spot to show the bag.

      He’s often in the Lakes, I’ve not seen any other vloggers yet. Met a couple people up on the fells that are there because of a video though which was cool. If there’s anything you’d want to see give me a shout. Always looking for new ideas



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