A good travel bag is essential for the traveling photographer. A bag that is spacious and has room for all your accessories is needed so you can properly store your gear and avoid damage to the equipment. Below is a list of the best camera bags and backpacks for travelers.
Featuring various options for anyone, including leather bags with stylish designs, hard shell storage for tougher conditions, and even shoulder bags for simple shoots and minimal style.
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The Tenba BYOB 10 is a lunchbox style camera bag that fits one DSLR or mirrorless camera with room for 2-4 lenses. It comes with padded dividers to protect your accessories and gives you plenty of room to transport whatever you need.
The Lowepro Pro Tactic 450 is a camera backpack that holds 1 or 2 DSLR cameras with lenses attached. This backpack has room to hold many things such as a laptop, tripod, and a water bottle. The 10+ dividers within the backpack holds everything without space issues.
The Qipi is a camera backpack that is specifically designed for photographers. With a door style opening on the backpack it has room to store one camera and multiple lenses. The Qipi comes with a waterproof cover to protect all your belongings to protect against the elements.
The Peak Design is a spacious 30L backpack that is designed to hold 2 DSLR cameras and 3-6 lenses. There is a dedicated 16 inch laptop sleeve inside along with 3 level dividers to keep everything separated. The backpack is also made out of water resistant fabric so the rain and water will not penetrate and damage your equipment.
The Domke F-2B is a canvas style bag that is made to hold 2 DSLR cameras, multiple lenses, a flash unit, and a small laptop or tablet. Inside the Domke has 12 compartments and an additional 4 removable compartments.
The USA S17 Gear Backpack comes with tons of storage space. It features room for at least 3 DSLR cameras and has 5 other compartments to hold any other accessories that you need to carry with you. This backpack has a dedicated foot pocket and strap to keep your tripod on you with ease. The backpack is also made with a water resistant material and comes with an extra rain cover to protect all your gear.
The Evecase Backpack is one of the more stylish backpacks to make the list. With a clean and modern design this backpack will hold one camera with a dedicated lens compartment.This backpack is water resistant and has extremely ergonomic back straps and chest straps.
The Estarer Shoulder Bag has room for four lenses and two DSLR cameras. It features a dedicated laptop sleeve that holds up to a 15.6 inch laptop and also comes with a rain cover to protect your equipment from the elements.
This backpack from Bagsmart is unique because it features four different internal designs you can choose from. This backpack can be easily converted from an everyday backpack to a camera travel backpack. It has two main compartments with one allowing you to store one DSLR camera along with 3-6 lenses. There is also a dedicated tripod holder on the side of the backpack.
This Kattee backpack doesn’t appear to be a backpack suitable for cameras, but many internal compartments make this an ideal camera backpack. The top compartment is made for storing various objects you want to take with you while the bottom compartment is made for storing camera equipment. Plenty of room and compartments makes this a great backpack to take with you on your adventures while the waterproof cover is designed to keep you protected wherever you go.
Handsomely crafted with waxed canvas and detailed with dark truffle leather, the Camps Bay camera backpack is designed to hold an SLR with a 70-200 2.8mm lens attached, up to 7 additional lenses, most 17″ laptops, and small personal items. Many reviews from customers shared that the bag was both stylish and well-made for tougher conditions and trekking through various terrains.
The Mop Top backpack is perfect for documenting and shooting while you’re out and about the city, countryside, or anywhere in between.
Fits your camera, lenses, and room for a laptop and other personal belongings. The modular divider system keeps all your lenses and gear organized so they don’t jumble around.