Camera Bags: Lowepro Ridge 5, Rezo 15, Rezo 10, D-Pods 10

Dollarama, had a number of Lowepro camera cases stocked on the shelves for around $3 each. There were other cheaper generic brand cases, but Lowepro is a well known brand for digital cameras cases and DSLR cases.

The following cases were found and bought at Dollarama:

  • Lowepro Ridge 5 – $3
  • Lowepro Rezo 15 – $3
  • Lowepro Rezo 10 – $3
  • Lowepro D-Pods 10 – $2

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Read on for reviews of the compact camera cases.


Review: Lowepro Ridge 5

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The Lowepro Ridge 5 was the largest camera case purchased.

The main compartment is zippered. The front flap is velcroed to reveal an expandable pocket for memory card and accessories. On the front of the flap is a zippered pocket for memory cards.

On the back of the case is an integrated belt loop. Unfortunately it is sewn onto the back of the pouch, which means the hydropac strap has to be threaded through the belt loop.

A removable adjustable shoulder strap was included inside the main compartment.

Fabric is water resistant, though coarse and rough feeling.

Inside the case there is plenty of soft padding to protect the compact camera and prevent scratching of the LCD screen.

Overall, the Lowepro Ridge 5 was okay for mountain biking. Unfortunately the zippered pockets were more difficult to open with gloves on. In addition, the sewn belt loop limited options for attaching it to a hydropac.

Rating: 3 out of 5


Review: Lowepro Rezo 10, Lowepro Rezo 15

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The Lowepro Rezo 15 is a slightly larger version of the Lowepro Rezo 10. Nonetheless, both have slim profiles compared to the Ridge 5 and D-Pods 10.

Underneath the velcro flap are two pockets. The back pocket is the main compact camera compartment, while the front pocket is for camera accessories.

On the back of the case is a velcro and buttoned belt loop. Pull the button and lift the velcro flap to slide over a strap or belt.

A removable adjustable shoulder strap was included inside the front pocket.

Fabric is 600-denier ballistics nylon.

Inside pockets are heavily padded and lined with a soft scratch free fabric.

Overall, the Lowepro Rezo 10 and 15 were great for mountain biking. Easy to attach to a hydropac, and easy to access to the main compartment.

Only color available at Dollarama was “leaf” green.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5


Review: Lowepro D-Pods 10

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The Lowepro D-Pods 10 was the smallest camera case purchased though not the thinnest.

Underneath the velcro flap are two pockets. The back pocket is the main compact camera compartment, while the front pocket is for accessories. In addition, the back of the flap has a slot for memory cards.

On the back of the case is a velcro belt loop. It is more convenient than the Lowepro Rezo belt loop, but if felt less secure without the secondary button flap. However, there were no issues when mountain biking with it attached to the front chest strap of a hyrdropac.

A removable adjustable shoulder strap was included inside the front pocket.

Fabric is a stretchy water resistant neoprene.

Inside pockets are heavily and thickly padded. Compared to the Lowepro Ridge and Rezo, it had the best and thickest padding.

Of the cases purchased, the Lowepro D-Pods 10 was the best for mountain biking. It was the easiest to attach to a hydropac, contained the best padding, and it was easy to access the main compartment.

Compared to the Rezo 10, it was a little bit thicker but smaller in width and length. The dimensions could be a problem, though, as only the smallest cameras can fit inside Lowepro D-Pods 10.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5