A camera bag is a necessity for any photographer (amateur or professional). This is the place where you store, transport and access your camera equipment. Your DSLR (or mirrorless) body, lenses, cables, batteries etc.
We’ve chosen these bags mainly for their functionality, ease of use and travel comfort levels.
There are going to be different things you are going to require from a bag. Some might need a bag for travel in airports, while others just need an every day carry bag... In any case we've got you covered with one of the bags below.
For an event, you may need your laptop, as you can work on your images in the downtimes. We have tried to include a few options that are big enough to carry your main gear and a laptop.
The first bag on our list is the 'Mega-Capacity Multifunction Camera Bag w/Wheels'...
Our favorite feature with this bag is the portability it provides with wheels and a handle making it a breeze to navigate an airport without lugging around a huge bag.
We also love how this bag is designed to fit into the overhead space of an airplane making it not only easy to travel with but allowing photographers to keep all their (most important) gear nearby just in case good 'ol Delta decides to lose your luggage ('cause we all know that will never happen, right? :) Here are a few specs for this bag:
- Plenty of Space and Pockets
- Holds 1-2 DLSR bodies + 4-7 lenses + more
- Fits perfectly in airline overhead compartments
- Water-Resistant, High-Performance Tech Fabric
Moving along to our next camera carrying bag is the 'Easy Access Camera Sling Bag'. It's lightweight and definitely holds it's own when it comes to storage capacity.
Our favorite feature on this bag is the 'easy access' compartment on the side making it incredibly convenient to grab your DSLR on the fly without having to dig through the bag or even put it down.
Here are a few of the key specs on this 'easy access camera sling bag':
- Soft interior lining
- Easy-access sling with color lining, compatible with most DSLR cameras
- Holds DSLR camera body with attached lens and 1-2 additional lenses and accessories
- Adjustable, padded dividers allow you to customize the camera compartment;
- Three external pockets for accessories
- One internal pocket for tablet, accessories
- Comfortable adjustable shoulder strap
The next bag on our list is the 'All-Weather Deluxe Camera Backpack' chosen for it's high quality canvas material, lightweight design and large storage capacity.
A perfect combination for photo gear and tablet, this was designed specifically for digital photographers. Photojournalists and location photographers will find it a great travel companion.
The backpack's reinforced construction,shock-absorbing closed-cell foam padding, and tough,water-resistant outer fabric protects contents from moisture and sudden impacts.
The patented All Weather Cover offers maximum protection from extreme weather conditions, dust and sand.
A quick-access hide-away Tripod Mount, SlipLock attachment loops and a number of laminated and zippered organizer pockets provide photographers with fast, easy access to equipment.
Rounding out our list is the 'Cameras Gear Storage Organizer Set', while this isn't exactly a 'bag' (in the truest definition) we found it an incredibly useful travel and storage accessory for on-the-go photographers.
It's 100% waterproof & shockproof, perfectly designed for DSLR and photography accessories like lenses, iPad, Laptop, Power cables and more. Each organizer comes with velcro dividers making it super easy to configure the inside compartments however one desires.
A great camera bag for travel (and on-the-go) photographers will be defined by several features that will make or (literally) break your equipment (ouch). Photographers must consider aspects like material, size/weight, capacity, discreteness, security, and comfort in order to choose the right camera bag.
While not exhaustive the above list lays out several options for photographers who travel, shoot on the go or are just looking to carry some gear with them.
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What Happy Photographers Are Saying:from 244 reviews
My wife bought this bag for me for Christmas and I absolutely LOVE it. It's exactly as it is named, easy access. I don't have rummage through he bag to quickly grab my DSLR on a shoot or on the go. great bag for the price!
Nicely packaged... can't wait to get out and use it.
Great product that works as advertised.
Perfect size. Fits all my gear and the quality is really, really good.
I bought this for a trip I was planning and the bag was absolutely perfect. Great quality, lots of storage spaces and the wheels were just an added bonus! Highly recommend!
Great Product, Fast Service
Excellent tripod & monopod! Easy to carry with included bag.
Works great, nice tight fit, and the bubble level is a nice addition.
Works perfectly on my D750, very satisfied.
I LOVE MY T-SHIRT
Everything is good with the price
Love the protectors!! Plenty of protection and offer a great clip to carry on your side for easy accessibility. I just wish perhaps they were slightly wider for my lens hood to remain on my Large lenses. Would order again!
So far so good! I’ve been using it for astrophotography.
Great lens at this price point!
Received my order in a timely manner. Haven't used the products yet but looking forward to putting them to good use.
Comfortable, straight stencil, reasonably good quality
Fast service, item was even better than expected. Now both my camera and flash are smarter than I am.
Love the ring light
A basic over the shoulder camera strap that works well and keeps the weight of the camera off of my neck, which is why I purchased it.
I primarily bought the case to carry my flying camera(drone) but will see use for my dslrs. Easily configured for multiple uses with movable dividers. Only negative is the zipper sometimes hangs up on the lids edge seam and has to be manipulated to get it unstuck. Good value!
Sturdy yet light and watertight. Does the job.
Nice bag, keeps camera dry and able to shoot in heavy rain. Handy strap for carrying.
They could modify the roll up plastic to leave more room to snap closed. Needs a a trigger hole for shutter button.
Overall pretty good bag for price.
Looks very good and real but takes to long to get
Arrived in good condition, looks good.
I personally don't care too much about wearing the Name Brand around my neck when I'm out photographing the world around me.
I love my "Vintage Fashion Neck & Shoulder Trap" It's very comfortable and looks real nice. I would highly recommend this strap. It's a good one.
Its a great product, However when i use my 28 to 300 lense I can see the ring clearly through the viewfinder
just what the doctor ordered, now some experiments
Nice tripod. Reasonably light and sturdy enough for my Sony A6000 with kit lens.
I ordered this background, it took a longer time than projected to arrive. But I have to say that it was worth the wait. I was so pleased with the product that I have purchased a different background. Keep up the good quality.
The flash works well with my Canon 60D. I've been pleased with its performance, and I'm looking forward to really putting it through its paces. I do agree with one of the other reviewers, that an online manual would be greatly appreciated.
I bought this item on the recommendation of some pro photographers. It is a very well-made device, but I haven't yet found a way to use it in my photography. I'm sure I will!
I love it...it’s very helpful when I’m on the move
Served as an ideal backdrop in most recent series.
I like the way it attaches to the bottom of the camera. Very secure. I have large hands and a battery pack on my cameras, so a little more strap would have been nice. I anm still waiting for my double harness, to fully test these out. There was delays in shipping my harness. Which was ordered with the hand straps.
Top class Product thanks :)
Delivered the next day . Good job!!!
Plenty of room very comfortable on my back
Works great for my camera!