Lowepro DashPoint AVC 40 II

Last year, Lowepro introduced a line of camera bags perfect for both protecting and carrying action video gear. I reviewed the AVC I as part of a GoPro travel accessories must-have feature.

I recently learned that these sturdy, redesigned AVC bags are now offered in three sizes, including a new, compact AVC 40. Being a fan of small bags, I asked Lowepro to send me the smallest one to see what would fit in there.

Dashpoint AVC 40 II with GoPro

The lightweight FormShell composite-shell case design follows the same shape and structure as the original lineup but this updated series is only available in black with orange accents. The bag also has slightly curvier edges than its predecessor.

The dual pull zipper design is also different from the original: this one has heavy-duty knotted cord pulls in place of hard plastic ones.

Lowepro AVC 40 II-1

The AVC 40 II’s the smallest of the three and has a zippy new interior. Rather than a padded divider held in place with a velcro tab, this mini model has a stretch mesh pocket from top to bottom with a slightly longer velcro tab (the larger two models, DashPoint AVC 60 II and AVC 80 II, retain the divider panel design).

What I really like about the AVC 40 II is the size: at 3.7” x 3.2” x 6” (9.3 x 8 x 15.3 cm), it’s easy to pack into a backpack or purse.

Lowepro AVC 40 II-3

There’s just enough space in the divided main compartment to accommodate a GoPro in one and small accessories such as underwater housing, thumb screws, 3-way pivot arm or adhesive mounts in the other.

That mesh pocket is perfect for a USB wall charger and cable or smart remote.

Lowepro AVC 40 II-2

Key Features

– Easy-to-grab handle at the top of the bag
– Tricot-lined interior, padded divider lid helps prevent scratches on your camera lens
– Repositionable divider for customizing your gear
– Compact format great for travel
– Dual zippers for tight closure
– Weighs 0.3 lbs (0.1 kg)

Lowepro DashPoint AVC Lineup

The DashPoint AVC 40 II retails for CDN $24.95/US $19.95. If you’re looking for more room, check out the DashPoint AVC 60 II (accommodates one or two GoPro cameras plus gear) and DashPoint AVC 80 II (two to three GoPro cameras plus even more gear).

The AVC II series can be purchased online or at London Drugs across Canada.

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