The 10 Best Camera Bags to Protect Your Gear

by David Em

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Great camera bags have several things in common. They have comfortable padding, customizable inserts, and protect your gear.

A photographer wearing a camera backpack and taking a photo while standing on a trail near mountains.

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1. Peak Design Everyday Backpack 30L

Peak Design blue backpack.
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Peak Design is known for creating durable and aesthetic gear. The Everyday Backpack 30L is an exceptional choice because it offers customizable internal dividers and is made of a recycled nylon canvas shell, which makes it weatherproof.

The backpack also makes your gear easily accessible. You can grab your gear by using the side zippers or opening the top MagLatch. The access points can be secured, which will protect your gear from getting stolen.

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2. Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW II

Black Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW II backpack.
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The Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW II is a lightweight, rugged, and well-designed camera backpack that will protect your gear during your adventures. You can access your gear from four points and it has a waist belt to make carrying your equipment easier. It’ll protect your gear from rain, snow, dust, and sand.

3. Lowepro Tahoe BP 150

Lowepro Tahoe BP 150 backpack.
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Lowepro also offers the Tahoe BP 150 backpack, which is a lightweight and sporty backpack. The main compartment area is customizable and well-padded. It can fit a camera with the lens attached, a flash, one extra lens, and personal gear. Your gear will be protected by its quilted padding and weather-resistant material.

4. Manfrotto Street Medium Backpack

Green and grey Manfrotto Street Medium Backpack.
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The Manfrotto Street Medium Backpack is a versatile, durable, and weatherproof camera bag made of nylon. It’s perfect for fitting a camera with a kit lens plus two extra lenses and accessories. On the side, you’ll find a place to keep your tripod, and there’s a compartment inside to fit a 15-inch laptop.

5. WANDRD PRVKE 21L Camera Backpack

WANDRD PRVKE camera backpack.
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The WANDRD PRVKE 21L Camera Backpack is sleek, urban, and minimal. You’ll be carrying your gear in style with this backpack. It can fit the following:

  • One camera body.
  • Three lenses.
  • One flash.
  • One laptop.
  • One drone.
  • One tripod.
  • One water bottle.

You won’t have to worry about your gear getting damaged because it’s made out of durable and water-resistant tarpaulin and ballistic nylon.

6. AmazonBasics Camera Backpack

AmazonBasics camera backpack opened and showing the inside compartments.
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AmazonBasics is known for its low-cost goods. The Camera Backpack by AmazonBasics is less than $50 and it has plenty of roomy pockets, pouches, and compartments for all your gear. It also has adjustable and heavily padded shoulder straps to ensure you’re comfortable as you carry your gear.

7. Tenba Solstice 10L Sling Bag

Tenba Sling Bag opened to show a camera, lens, and flash.
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Tenba’s Solstice 10L Sling Bag combines the comfort and support of a backpack with the quick camera access and slim design of a shoulder bag. It can fit a camera with two to three lenses, a compact drone, flash, and a small tablet. It also has a WeatherWrap rain cover, which is removable and gives your gear extra protection.

8. Think Tank Photo Retrospective 5 Shoulder Bag

Grey Think Tank Photo Retrospective 5 Shoulder Bag.
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The Photo Retrospective 5 Shoulder Bag by Think Tank is one of the most popular shoulder bags for camera gear. It has a classic and minimal look while being soft and comfortable. The bag can fit a camera body, a tablet, and a lens. It’s perfect for photoshoots where you want to travel light.

9. Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 Camera Bag

Sage green Billingham camera bag with chocolate leather accents.
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The Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 Camera Bag is a water-resistant bag with canvas. It’s a top-selling camera bag because of its perfect size, good looks, and the ability to remove the padded insert to turn it from a camera bag to a casual bag. It’s a spacious and stylish bag.

10. eCostConnection Medium Camera Equipment Bag

Opened black eCostConnection camera bag with a camera and lenses inside of it.
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The eCostConnection Medium Camera Equipment Bag allows you to carry it with a comfortable carrying handle or a removable strap. It can fit a camera and several extra lenses nicely.


A good camera bag will keep your equipment safe from the weather and accidental drops. Buy one that has adjustable padding on the inside and is comfortable to wear.

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