Since smartphones have come into existence, everybody is a photographer. But a few out of them still hold on to a professional camera, complete with a tripod and everything. And who doesn’t like to take amazing travel pictures? But imagine spending hundreds, if not thousands in acquiring a camera and then not storing them in an appropriate bag. With a variety of camera bags available online, choosing the right one can be a little daunting. So make sure you check out this list we made of the best camera bags before you make your purchase.
Best Camera Bags
1. Oberwerth – Porto Camera Bag
Oberwerth was started to deliver a product that inspired, convinced, and has the most intelligent design and the highest quality workmanship for their consumers. Oberwerth started as an idea, statement, and a conviction.
This carry on camera bag is Oberwerth’s largest camera bag and was designed with professional and ambitious amateur photographers in mind. Crafted from full vegetable grain leather that’s naturally tanned and dyed, and features a padded interior ensuring your equipment has maximum protection against every weather condition, and is flexible and easily adaptable to your equipment. It also comes with a padded shoulder strap and a detachable handle that allows a variety of carrying options. The material used for this camera shoulder bag is The Cordura®* 150 and 200 conforms to the Eco-Tex® Standard 100, which is extremely tear-proof, durable and easy to care for. The Cordura® is waterproof, oil and dirt resistant as well. Measuring 13.6 x 9.25 x 5.5 in on the inside, it gives you enough space to place your camera, along with the lenses, batteries and extra cards, still leaving space for more. The externa measures 14.4 x 11 x 7.1 in, but despite being as spacious on the inside, the outside looks just as compact and stylish as possible.
So make this amazing Porto Camera Bag yours for just €899.00.
2. Compagnon – The Camera Messenger Bag
Compagnon was established when the founders Valentine and Vitalis were about to embark on a trip. Since they’re huge photography lovers, they wanted to carry their beloved camera along, but could never find the right camera bag for it. Nothing was ever right, they would always find one imperfection in each and every product they come across. So they just decided to make their own perfect camera bag. And that’s how Compagnon was born. They sold their first messenger camera bag in December 2012, just around new years.
This camera bag for travel is crafted from naturally tanned German leather, and features two shorter and larger cushioned pads with their new folding function, a compagnon velcro velour in the versatile front pocket, an optional memory card holder for up to twelve memory cards with three marked slots for full cards, and two detachable zipper pockets for small items on the interior. The exterior of this shoulder camera bag features solid metal parts featuring a ‘Vintage Gunmetal’ finish, double sewn edges, tucked all around, a magnetic clasp by German manufacturer Fidlock, a new rear grab handle, a front pocket secured by the main flap, a rear pocket, a hidden zipper pocket, double sewn shoulder straps with a tear proof belt, the bags floor is protected by solid metal studs.
Measuring 9 x 19.8 x 5.1 in, this camera and laptop bag can fit two Sony A9 bodies with 2-4 lenses or a Nikon D850 with up to 4 lenses, along with a compartment for a 13” Macbook Pro or iPad pro and many more on the interior. The exterior measures 10.2 x 15.3 x 5.5 in, with enough space to store the rest of your essentials too.
So make this camera messenger bag yours for just 379.00 €.
3. Chrome industries – Niko F-Stop Camera Sling Backpack
Established in Boulder, Colorado in 1995, Chrome Industries is a global manufacturer of messenger bags, backpacks, utility cycling apparel and utility cycling footwear. They eventually moved to Denver for several years before relocating in 2002 to San Francisco, and eventually moving to Portland, Oregon in 2017. They have multiple retail stores around the states, and their factory is located in Chico, California.
This camera backpack is an updated version of the Niko Pack with updated opening, and more pockets in a low-profile silhouette. This camera bag crafted from ballistic nylon, and features exterior straps for tripods, skateboards, and other large objects, removable, modular dividers, a back panel full-zip entry, a plush padded laptop compartment, and a top-mounted zip opening with a tarp interior. Measuring 10 x 20 x 7, you can fit all of your essentials and go on an adventure with this camera bag for travel.
Grab this Niko F-stop camera sling bag for just $200.00.
4. WANDRD – PRVKE 31 Camera and Laptop Bag
WANDRD comes from ambitions of photographers to support other photographers with functionally stylish gear. For wanderers who enjoy exploring no matter what the location is. WANDRD made sure to consider every detail and make good quality camera bags, and is recognized by some of the most regarded photography experts. This camera sling backpack is crafted using durable, water-resistant tarpaulin and nylon dobby, preventing your equipment from any damage, and features magnetic tote handles, checkpoint friendly laptop sleeve, weather resistant zippers, fleece lined cell phone pocket, side pocket w/key hook, an expandable water bottle/tripod pocket, a secure passport pocket, and a removable chest strap. This camera bag is available in the 21 litre size and makes a good camera/travel/everyday backpack.
Make this PRVKE 31 Camera and Laptop bag for just $204.00.
5. F Stop Gear – Florentin Shoulder Camera Bag
The Florentin Shoulder Camera Bag by F-Stop Gear is inspired by the diverse character of Tel Aviv’s Florentin neighborhood. This camera bag will perfectly blend in during business hours and provide all-around protection for an after work adventure.
This camera sling bag is crafted from Ripstop nylon with TPU laminate, and features Hypalon® detailing, Trimmers® Aluminum Clip Hook, a large front YKK zipper pocket with internal organizer, a removable padded main compartment with three dividers, laptop storage behind camera insert that fits up to 12” tablet, a reinforced carry handle, and a luggable handle sleeve. Measuring 10.4 x 14.1 x 4.7 in, this camera bag for travel has been made using premium quality materials and is durable and prepared for every kind of weather.
Make this Florentin shoulder camera bag yours, for just $119.00.
6. Peak Design – Everyday DSLR Camera Bag for Travel
Founder Peter Dering went on a trip around the world in 2010, and that’s when he realised that carrying a DSLR camera is not fun. So he returned after said trip and spent 10 months designing a bag for carrying cameras. Capture was launched on kickstarter in May 2011, and that’s how Peak Design was born.
This shoulder camera bag adapts to your ever-changing gear, environment, etc thus granting you accessibility and organization. Crafted using 400D nylon canvas shell, this camera backpack features three FlexFold Dividers, inner side panel pockets, laptop and tablet sleeves, holds your complete kit, top slip pocket, dual side access, and active side access. The laptop carry measure 15 x 9.75×1 in, letting you carry up to a 15 inch Macbook Pro Retina, and the tablet carry measure 14 x 8.5 x 0.4 in. The camera bag measures 18 x 12 x 6.75 inches on the outside, but might vary depending on the load.
Make this Everyday DSLR camera bag yours for just $259.95.
7. Ona Bags – The Bond Street Camera Sling Bag
ONA is a purveyor of fine bags and accessories, and is designed for and inspired by creative professionals. Founded in 2010 by Tracy Foster, each ONA product is handcrafted using premium materials and are based in New York City.
This small camera bag is the most compact bag crafted using full-grain leather, and features room for a camera and 1-2 small lenses and accessories, a removable adjustable strap, a solid brass hardware, four external pockets, and side weather flaps. Measuring 6.5 x 8 x 4 in, this camera bag fits most mirrorless and instant cameras, as well as some DSLR cameras. Measuring 7.5 x 9 x 4.5 in, this carry on camera bag can be stowed in a larger bag by detaching the strap.
Make the Bond Street camera sling bag yours for just $219.00.
Travelling with right equipment, be it your electronics, clothes or even toiletries is something we all take care of, so why wouldn’t you get the right accessory for your precious camera. With a variety of bag mentioned in this list ranging from slings, to backpacks, to even travel appropriate bags, you’d never fall short of options. But if you’re unsure about getting the right one, just browse through this list of the best camera bags before you make your purchase.