Affordable, roomy, versatile and fashionable. Jo Totes’ Rose handbag ($89) allows you to stay stylish while still protecting your camera gear. Available in a bunch of vibrant colors, the Rose is a great bag for carrying your camera and an extra lens with your purse items while out and about for the day. The padded interior can be custom fitted not only to protect a camera and lenses, but also to accommodate and organize items like a wallet, music, phone, keys, cosmetics and more. The bag is constructed out of lambskin patterned high quality faux leather, keeping the price down so maybe you can get more than one to mix and match.
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.
A belt pack for hours of on-the-trail use and abuse. Clik Elite’s Seeker Waist Pack is intended for the photographers who spend a lot of time shooting on the trail. The bag features a specialized back panel that provides supportive rigidity while still contouring to your back while corrugated channels increase air circulation, venting heat and moisture. Breathable, padded waist belt with bidirectional buckle comfortably distributes weight on the hips and keeps you cool during prolonged activity. An internal flexible “Marsupial” camera pouch with adjustable dividers keeps your gear protected and organized inside the main compartment.
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.
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.
Tenba has expanded its urban-inspired Messenger collection to include a new Mini Photo/Laptop Bag ($84.95). The new bag incorporate the soft, body-hugging and retro-discreet styling of the company’s courier-style messenger bags, but in compact sizes for smaller camera systems. The bag’s laptop compartment is appropriately sized for an iPad or 13″ laptop/netbook such as the new Macbook Air. The bag is constructed of military-grade, 1000 denier nylon: the most time-tested, durable, weather-resistant textile in the outdoor industry. The bag offers a variety of pockets and other storage spaces to keep digital camera equipment and accessories organized and protected. Space is thoughtfully and efficiently laid out for cables and card readers, mobile hard drives, chargers and much more.
On a mission to capture all the carving, drops, butters and tricks on your first trip up the slopes this year? Grab Dakine’s Mission Photo Backpack ($125) this fall and rest assured that your camera will be well protected. The bag features a removable padded camera block, vertical board carry, deploy-able tripod carry, back access entry, side organizer pockets, and a deploy-able rain cover. The backpack’s padded camera block will help keep your DSLR and up to four lenses safe and secure while your barrel down the mountain.
A travel companion that keeps your gear right at your side. The ACPRO1600 Travel Case ($120) by Ape Case is a professional luggage camera case that is the perfect companion for photographer aficionados always on the move. The bright yellow interior features 14 pockets and compartments that can be reconfigured multiple ways to hold a variety of cameras, lenses, and flashes. The case will hold SLR cameras, digital cameras, 35mm cameras, mini digital video cameras and a wide array of accessories. The security handle on the top and a deluxe-comfort shoulder strap offer multiple ways to carry your gear comfortably to your final destination.
Hammocks aren’t just for sleeping anymore. The Case Logic SLRC-206 Camera Backpack ($134.99) with laptop storage is designed to hold all your photographic journey essentials. The DSLR compartment includes a neoprene hammock suspension system that suspends the camera above the bottom of the case, preventing impact. The compartment holds most SLR bodies up to 10.4′ x 4.7′ x 5.6′ with an attached lens up to 9.8” in length. The Laptop compartment measures 15.4” x 10.4” x 1” to hold most 16” PC laptops or a 17” MacBook Pro. Materials include a heavy-gauge nylon exterior and a water-resistant molded EVA base that allows the backpack to stand upright.
A bag ready for action. Naneu’s Pro Military Ops Tango ($147.99) has a unique stylish design that incorporates military-like features for quick access and equipment security. The main compartment features padded inserts for cameras and lenses. The removable, padded SLR camera insert can be carried separately via its own handles and is capable of holding a DSLR, such as the Nikon D700 or Canon EOS 5D Mk II, with up to a 6 ¾” long lens attached, plus additional large lens up to 9 ¼” long (such as a 70-200mm f/2.8) and a small lens, as well as a flash and portable media device. The bag doubles as a laptop bag and is capable of accommodating most 15.4″ wide-screen notebook computers. Both the laptop and camera compartments feature waterproof zippers that will safely protect your valuable gear against the elements. Made out of water-resistant 1680D Ballistic Nylon, it is intended to travel with a concealable/removable mesh messenger-style strap that is ergonomically designed, detachable and adjustable for your comfort.