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lowepro primus AW

Lowepro Primus AW Backpack

Reduce, reuse, recycle. The Lowepro Primus AW Backpack ($74.95) is a fast-access, all-weather backpack designed for the adventurous photographer. It is built with a recycled, water-resistant outer fabric and a seam-sealed AW cover that protects the gear. It is made to carry a pro digital SLR or DV camcorder outfit with accessories, and personal outdoor items. The pack conforms to a variety of body types with an adjustable eight point harness system, giving the photographer exceptional comfort under a heavy load. The lumbar-equipment access point keeps the bag off the ground when digging for equipment in either the upper or lower padded compartments.

Tenba Messenge Photo Laptop Daypack

Tenba Messenger Series: Photo/Laptop Daypack

30 various pockets, slots and storage spaces. Oh yeah, it can hold your camera too. The Tenba Messenger Series: Photo/Laptop Daypack ($139.95) is a lightweight backpack/daypack with a tilt-out front panel with removable, adjustable photo insert designed to carry a SLR camera with 2-3 lenses, flash, accessories, magazines and files. A laptop compartment will hold a computer with a screen up to 15″ or an Apple MacBook pro notebook computer. The bag is made from weather and abrasion resistant 1000 denier military-grade nylon with closed-cell, crossed-link foam padded interior. A “wide mouth” top drawstring opening accesses the padded laptop compartment and a flexible storage space. There is a full overlap top flap that provides weather protection and security. Dual, military-grade web straps provide additional security to both top flap and front photo section.

mountainsmith borealis at daypack

Mountainsmith Borealis AT Daypack

It’s that time of year. Winter. As the demands of winter location photography increase, the Borealis AT Daypack ($189) from Mountainsmith delivers. The Borealis exceeds demand by providing photographers with the highest level of protection for a wide array of photo equipment, laptop computer, and digital accessories. A sturdy harness system and waist straps are set for spending all day on your back. The bag has enough cargo room for primary DSL camera; back-up camera body and camera gear, and a laptop. In addition, the bag is made with 100% recycled PET ReDura fabric, the Borealis AT is a great example of products and fabrics using re-purposed materials.

crumpler cork and fork

Crumpler Cork and Fork

Whats better than one camera bag? How about TWO camera bags. The Crumpler Cork and Fork Photo Trolley Bag ($497) is a combination of two bags: a super functional photographer’s backpack nestled inside a rolling duffel shell. The rolling duffel features a retractable, shovel-style handle and beefy, smooth-rolling wheels; rubber feet on the bottom and back let it stand upright or lie flat on its back. Inside, the duffel contains 1 large zippered pocket, 4 small zippered pockets and a full-length flap with a large zippered pocket for dirty clothes. The backpack features a comfortable harness with a padded air-mesh back panel, air-mesh shoulder straps and an adjustable hipbelt. The backpack’s interior features a padded main compartment that has 2 rigid spine walls, 2 “snake” dividers and removable rip-and-stick tabs that easily accommodates several camera bodies, lenses, flashes and accessories. The Crumpler Cork and Fork offers great protection and portability for your valuable camera gear when on the move.

tenba shootout ultralight backpack

Tenba Shootout: Ultralight Backpack

Light and versatile. The Tenba Shootout Ultralight Backpack ($134.95) is a lightweight, full-size backpack designed to carry 1-2 SLR cameras with 3-4 lenses, flash, and accessories. The backpack has a removable Switchback padded equipment insert that can be reversed to be accessible only from the back side of the pack, or when reversed the equipment can only be accessed through the secure hatch on the body side. Remove the Switchback insert to convert from photo use to a travel daypack. The bag is made from water-repellent, dobby/diamond ripstop nylon shell with closed-cell, crossed-link foam padded interior.

naneu adventure k5

Naneu Adventure K5

A wilderness photographers dream bag. Naneu’s Adventure K5 ($369.99) is ideal for the wilderness and adventure photographers who need to haul food and water, wet clothing, gloves, hats, crampons and other climbing equipment along with their photography gear on their many adventures. Designed like a traditional backpacking bag with an internal frame and all, the Adventure K5 has a separate and removable camera bag that allows you to remove your camera and lenses from the pack without having to unpack your other equipment. The removable camera compartment fits up to a pro DSLR camera, such as the Nikon D3 or Canon EOS 1D, with up to 70-200 f/2.8 lens attached plus 3-4 additional lenses, flash and portable media device. The camera insert can even be used separately as a small camera backpack while leaving the hiking pack at the campsite.

F-Stop Tilopa BC backpack photo by dan carr

F-Stop Tilopa BC photo backpack

Spend most of your winter in the backcountry? Adventure photography bag maker F-Stop has just announced their Tilopa BC photo backpack ($269+), designed specifically for those photographers who snowshoe, skin or boot pack their way around the snow-covered mountains. Well known ski and adventure photographer Dan Carr has an exclusive first look at the Tilopa BC on his blog. Go check it out for a great write-up and a bunch of great photos of the bag!

(Above photo courtesy of Dan Carr)

tamrac 558801 expedition 8x backpack

Tamrac 5588 Expedition 8x Backpack

Have a kitchen sink to carry around along with your camera gear? The 5588 Expedition 8x Backpack ($264.99) is Tamrac’s largest backpack, intended to carry a vast amount of photo equipment. The interior offers foam-padded protection and quick access to multiple SLR cameras, lenses, flash, accessories and a 17″ laptop computer. Ideal for long lens shooters, the interior has room for a camera with a long zoom lens attached that is suspended on two vertical, foam-padded dividers that are internally reinforced with rigid plastic while a restraint strap holds the lens firmly in place. Cushioning on the backpack harness provides maximum carrying comfort while air channels help keep the harness cool and dry during extended use. There is also an adjustable waist belt and expandable sternum strap for finer adjustments for the perfect fit.

delsey corium backpack

Delsey Corium Backpack

Want a fancy leather backpack to carry your photo gear? Try out Delsey’s Corium Backpack ($399), a fashionable backpack made from black Pebble Leather. The bag features quick access to your gear through a unique magnetic overlap, a removable, zippered, inner bag. A comfortable, padded adjustable harness system is also included, giving you maximum comfort when carrying your gear. The sleek leather surface and minimalist styling combine together to achieve an elegant and luxury look.

kata bug 255 ul

Kata Bug-255 UL Backpack

A lightweight bag that will still store and protect a lot of gear. The Kata Bug-255 UL Backpack ($325) is designed to carry and protect a Pro D-SLR camera body with up to 300mm lens and battery grip attached, a second body, an additional 4-5 lenses and accessories. The bag’s unique design provides quick, separate access to your Pro DSLR from the front, without having to open the entire bag. The backpack is made from lightweight, durable ripstop nylon and polyester mesh with aeriform foam padding that is perforated and has a bright yellow interior for viewing the contents with ease and it can attach optional dividers. There is a specially formed foam encased spring steel Spine Guard for ultimate structural protection and an aluminum skeleton stave that arcs across the mid section of the pack.