We’ve examined so much of digicam baggage. Here are others that we actually like however which were eclipsed by our high 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 taking pictures. It comes with versatile dividers you’ll be able to regulate 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 might probably get a little bit tight in there.
Shimoda Explore V2 25 Backpack for $373: I actually like this backpack, nevertheless it’s a contact too costly. It’s supremely comfy to hold, because of its in depth padding, and the entire thing is water resistant to maintain your gear protected. I used to be in a position to stuff it with a shocking variety of gadgets regardless of its comparatively slim dimension (all of which you’ll entry from the rear), together with a tripod in its aspect deployable pocket you can cinch tight with a strap. There’s aspect 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 trendy messenger, I’ve at all times appreciated the designs from Wotancraft, and the Scout is not any totally different. It’s made from sturdy Cordura with some cowhide leather-based thrown in for the straps on the flap. The predominant 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 aspect pockets and no simple technique 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 ideal for brief outings, with loads of padding and a divider to maintain your gear protected. You’ll solely be capable to match a digicam and one additional 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 aspect pockets are too tight to suit something larger than a pen or a microfiber material. One perk? You can rapidly detach the strap to show the Bowery right into a digicam dice for an even 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 a giant digicam and some lenses, however do not forget the padded laptop computer compartment in again, a roll-top you’ll be able to increase, and one other zippered space for added gadgets. You can comfortably put a water bottle and a tripod into either side pocket. I took it with me on a visit to DC, and the entrance seems a bit scuffed up already, nevertheless it’s an in any other case nice bag.
Manfrotto Pro Light Frontloader Backpack for $235: Unzip the primary entrance compartment and you’ll 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 for those who’re not cautious. There’s aspect entry for the digicam, which is good, nevertheless it’s an in any other case dreary-looking pack.
Tenba Fulton V2 16L Backpack for $140: I actually desire baggage which have some technique to rapidly seize the digicam, and that is why the Fulton V2 is not greater above: The solely technique 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 high, however that requires undoing quite a lot of Velcro.) Otherwise, it is a good, small bag that may match a very good quantity of drugs, with an expandable roll high to retailer lunch or spare garments, a stretchable mesh aspect pocket for bottles, and a canvas aspect 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 may solely squeeze in a 13-incher. It’s water resistant and comfortable to tote round.
Lowepro PhotoSport Outdoor Backpack III 15L for $190: This pack solely seems good on the path and may solely match a small DSLR or mirrorless in its detachable dice (with aspect entry!). It’ll mesh properly together with your different mountaineering 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 p.c recycled materials.