Is it a waist pack? Is it a shoulder bag? Eagle Creek’s Scout Shoulder Bag/Lumbar Pack ($50) is a nicely sized day excursion bag with an adjustable waist strap and removable shoulder strap for two carrying option. A large main compartment has a removable and adjustable interior padded panel for camera or electronic gear and ample room for your essentials. Made of Ripstop Nylon, the Scout is durable and strong. The signature Eagle Creek organizer panel lets you keep all your travel necessities together and the side mesh pockets hold frequent use items like water bottles or cell phones. The Eagle Creek Scout Shoulder Bag/Lumbar Pack is a compact messenger bag that can be used here or abroad every day.
No more straps sliding off your shoulder. BlackRapid’s RS-Sport Strap ($69.95) allows your camera to hang upside down at your side, ready to maneuver into position at a moment’s notice via a sliding ConnectR that allows the camera to move freely while the strap stays put. BlackRapid has expanded on its RS line offering with the RS-Sport by adding an under-arm safety tether that allows you to move around and capture the action however you need to without worrying about the strap slipping. The RS-Sport will keep your gear safe and steady in even the most strenuous situations.
A little bag for a little camera. The SnapR Bag/Strap ($39.95) from BlackRapid is a perfect little camera bag for those photographers out-and-about with their higher-end point-and-shoots or micro-four-thirds camera. The SnapR is a combination of BlackRapid’s innovative sling strap concept and a durable, padded camera bag. Your camera rests upside down, attached to the strap, ready to slide into shooting position. Allowing for a quick draw to capture that special moment.
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.
Sometimes you just need a stylish and fashionable way to transport your camera. The Clover ($184.99) from Epiphanie is a camera bag that is practical enough to use during a photo session but also versatile (and cute) enough to bring to a ballet recital, concert, or a girls weekend out. The bag’s exterior is made from water-resistant, high quality synthetic leather and its interior is crafted with extra padding for maximum equipment protection. The bag has room to hold a 15″ laptop, a DSLR camera body with lens attached, a couple of extra lenses, wallet, keys, cell phone, and other miscellaneous personal items. Whether you’re a professional photographer, or just a girl who loves to take pictures, the Clover makes it easy to bring your camera with you everywhere without sacrificing style.
Slim and sleek. Tamrac’s 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag ($134.95) is a slim-profile messenger bag that conveniently converts from a camera bag to a briefcase when you need it to. The bag can carry a DSLR camera with a lens attached, 2-3 additional lenses (including a 70-200mm f/2.8), and a flash. There are 2 compartments; a foam-padded camera compartment called the “shuttle”, which features adjustable, foam-padded dividers and a foam-padded compartment that can hold most laptop computers with a screen up to 15.6″. The zippered top opens away from the body for fast access to a camera with a lens attached. Gear can also be accessed by unbuckling and lifting the top flap.
In case of emergency, pull here. The Kata LighTri-317 PL Torso Pack ($165) keeps your DSLR camera in quick-draw position at all times, and the top flap features both a right and left “pull to shoot” opening. The bag is designed to carry and protect a DSLR camera body with a 70-200mm lens attached, up to 2 lenses, flash and accessories. It can be carried either on the back or on the torso and simply switch from one position to the other by swinging the bag from back to front to grab the camera for shooting. The pack is made from light, durable ripstop nylon and polyester mesh with a “Thermo-Shield-Technology” that gives the perfect protection for the digital equipment while creating an extremely light product and Aeriform foam perforated super light laminated and reinforced EVA and EPE foams.
Carry your gear in style while still protecting your valuable equipment from prying eyes. The Urban Disguise 50 ($169) shoulder bag from Think Tank is meant to help the photographer maintain a low profile while on assignment while carrying thousands of dollars worth of photo equipment. The bag carries up to a 15.4” laptop, a regular or pro size DSLR with a standard zoom attached, and two to four additional lenses. Whether you are a professional who wishes to maintain a lower profile in dangerous situations or a serious amateur who wishes to lessen the risk of having your gear ripped off, the Urban Disguise’s low profile allows you to carry the right gear with less fear.
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.
A shoulder bag for photojournalists and news photographers on the sly. The Stealth Reporter D300 AW ($119.99) from Lowepro is designed to withstand the elements while providing quick access to lenses and digital accessories. The camera bags, through its unique water-resistant top zipper, gives photographers quick and easy access to camera gear to help them capture those extraordinary moments that happen in a split second. The bag is made from TXP ripstop and 2000D ballistic nylon with high density closed cell foam padding. There is a padded insert with adjustable dividers that protects equipment from shock and scratching, plus a removable accessory pouch and memory card wallet. The bag can hold a pro DSLR, 4-5 lenses, flash, film and accessories.