19 Best Camera Bags, Straps, Inserts, and Backpacks (2022)
We’ve examined loads of digicam luggage. Here are others that we actually like however which have been eclipsed by our prime picks.
Peak Design Everyday Sling for $160: The Everyday Sling has lengthy been one among my (Jaina) private favorites for on a regular basis carry or heading out for a day of capturing. It comes with versatile dividers you’ll be able to alter or take away, relying on how a lot group or space for storing you want. It is available in 3-, 6-, and 10-liter sizes. The 10-liter model has room for a 13-inch MacBook Pro, a charger, and my FujiFilm X-Pro 2 digicam. If you want room for added lenses or a bigger digicam physique, you would possibly wish to forego the MacBook; it may get somewhat tight in there.
Shimoda Explore V2 25 Backpack for $373: I actually like this backpack, however it’s a contact too costly. It’s supremely snug to hold, due to its in depth padding, and the entire thing is waterproof to maintain your gear protected. I used to be capable of stuff it with a stunning variety of gadgets regardless of its comparatively slim measurement (all of which you’ll be able to entry from the rear), together with a tripod in its facet deployable pocket that you would be able to cinch tight with a strap. There’s facet entry to the digicam, tons of pockets for group (I really like the little pouch on the arm straps), and a padded sleeve for a 13-inch laptop computer.
Wotancraft Scout Daily Camera Bag 9L for $299: If you are after a classy messenger, I’ve at all times appreciated the designs from Wotancraft, and the Scout isn’t any totally different. It’s made from sturdy Cordura with some cowhide leather-based thrown in for the straps on the flap. The principal compartment is spacious and separated by sturdy dividers, together with a padded laptop computer pouch that may simply barely match a 13-inch MacBook Air. There are two pouches within the entrance that may loosely carry some small gadgets, however there’s not a lot in the best way of group right here. There is a baggage pass-through and a rear zippered pocket, however no facet pockets and no simple strategy to connect a tripod.
Ona The Bowery Compact Messenger Bag for $209: I’ve owned this bag (the black waxed-canvas model) for seven years, and it stays in nice form. It’s enticing and good for brief outings, with loads of padding and a divider to maintain your gear protected. You’ll solely have the ability to match a digicam and one further lens. There’s a pouch on the again I’ve used to stow a Nintendo Switch or a Kindle, and I shove my cables, batteries, and SD playing cards within the pouch on the entrance. Unfortunately, the 2 facet pockets are too tight to suit something greater than a pen or a microfiber fabric. One perk? You can shortly detach the strap to show the Bowery right into a digicam dice for a much bigger backpack. It is available in an array of colours and supplies.
Tenba DNA 16 DSLR Backpack for $230: You can entry your digicam from the entrance of this bag, and the compartment cooly folds out, like a drawer. There’s sufficient house to suit an enormous digicam and a number of lenses, however do not forget the padded laptop computer compartment in again, a roll-top you’ll be able to develop, and one other zippered space for added gadgets. You can comfortably put a water bottle and a tripod into both sides pocket. I took it with me on a visit to DC, and the entrance seems to be a bit scuffed up already, however it’s an in any other case advantageous bag.
Manfrotto Pro Light Frontloader Backpack for $235: Unzip the principle entrance compartment and you’ll be able to entry all of your digicam gear neatly sectioned aside by the included Velcro divider system. This 25-liter bag is roomy, however that additionally makes it fairly puffy in your again—you would possibly stumble upon of us in crowds in the event you’re not cautious. There’s facet entry for the digicam, which is good, however it’s an in any other case dreary-looking pack.
Tenba Fulton V2 16L Backpack for $140: I actually desire luggage which have some strategy to shortly seize the digicam, and that is why the Fulton V2 is not larger above: The solely strategy to pull out digicam gear is by taking the bag off and unzipping the again compartment. (Technically, you’ll be able to entry this compartment from the roll prime, however that requires undoing loads of Velcro.) Otherwise, it is a good, small bag that may match a superb quantity of drugs, with an expandable roll prime to retailer lunch or spare garments, a stretchable mesh facet pocket for bottles, and a canvas facet pocket that may match small tripods. Tenba says this will match a 16-inch laptop computer within the padded compartment on the entrance, however I might solely squeeze in a 13-incher. It’s waterproof and comfortable to tote round.
Lowepro PhotoSport Outdoor Backpack III 15L for $190: This pack solely seems to be good on the path and can solely match a small DSLR or mirrorless in its detachable dice (with facet entry!). It’ll mesh nicely along with your different mountain climbing gear, and there is a good quantity of room for snacks and the rest you’d need on brief hikes (together with a 2-liter hydration bladder). It’s made from 75 % recycled materials.