If you are serious about photography, you will surely take - or would like to take - your mirror or mirrorless camera and lenses, and possibly a tripod (and possibly the drone) with you on a trip. So you are a travel photographer.
Of course, there are other options. You can prefer a stylish bag to carry your photo equipment, and if you are not going to travel outside the city, it will fit. However, if you plan to do shooting backcountry, it is better to get a backpack.
How to choose a backpack for the camera?
Start with the basics — your camera and lenses. Two DSLRs and 600mm telephoto lens require one backpack, while a mirrorless camera and a pair of lenses require a different backpack. Most camera backpacks come with two compartments, one or both with velcro separators, the width of which can be changed for a tighter fit and thus better fixation and protection of your equipment.
Think about the size — you don't want to register a backpack with a camera at the airport, so make sure it's sized to match your carry-on baggage size requirements.
If you are going to take a backpack with a camera, consider waterproofing as well. Most backpacks are made of waterproof fabrics and ballistic nylon, but an extra waterproof coating will add you peace of mind if you fall under tropical rain. No less important is comfort. Choose a backpack with high-quality shoulder straps, and if you plan a hike, then with a hip belt and back support system.
There are other options that should be taken into account in certain circumstances. For example, do you always travel with a laptop or tablet? Do you always need a tripod? Also an important feature - the possibility of quick access. Some backpacks allow you to quickly get the camera without removing the backpack itself. However, if you frequently change lenses, it is better to choose a backpack that opens from the back.
Whatever your requirements, you are sure to find something right here.
Lowepro ProTactic BP 450 AW II
Have you ever wanted your backpack to be extensible for a long trip while at the same time offering the possibility to detach the side pockets and use it for a short walk? Lowepro has developed a regular camera backpack that adapts infinitely and adapts to your needs. First, in itself, it offers two compartments for cameras and lenses that not only have many (very many) splitters on velcro but also offer access on both sides, on top and even on the back (The cover also contains a laptop compartment and several pockets). Even the hip belt can be removed. Secondly, there are many accessories to it — there are many loops on the backpack, to which you can attach everything, from the bottle holder to the phone case. Moreover, it has a compartment for safe storage of a small drone and sunglasses.
- Modular design and comfort
- Expensive accessories
Chrome Unisex Niko Pack
Durable ballistic nylon is what this expensive but well-designed camera backpack is made with. The back hole gives full access to all the contents of a 23-liter bag that fits up to two cameras and three lenses, although its capacity depends directly on how you position Velcro separators. There are several pockets designed for SD cards, while the front is a pocket for a 15-inch laptop. It also has two large reflective velcro straps on the front that can be used to mount almost everything, from tripod to jacket.
- Holds camera gear and a 15-inch laptop
- No thigh belt
Manfrotto MB MA-TRV-GY Advanced Travel Backpack
Designed to carry DSLR and three lenses in a separate zipper zone, this unusual camera backpack also has a special compartment for a drone. The upper part is designed for drones (DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Mavic Pro Platinum, Breeze Yuneec or DJI Spark), and the side pocket is large enough to accommodate the DJI OSMO or OSMO mobile gimbal. The entire camera compartment can be pulled out to use it as a normal travel bag, and during outdoor shooting, its built-in rain cover and tripod pocket will definitely come in handy.
- Can carry a drone
- Allows you to carry only a small tripod
Thule TLGB-101 Legend Backpack for GoPro
Travelling will always be a joy if you always rely on GoPro when shooting. Or at least it should be. The reality is that you need to carry cables, charger, tripod, wiring harness, and other accessories. This backpack is designed specifically for GoPro — it has a special camera compartment with a special support system (although it can be easily pulled out if you want to use Legend as a base backpack). There are also pockets for SD cards, cables, extra batteries, and remote control, a water bottle holder and even a hip belt for even more comfort. Well, the most important feature of Thule Legend is that the backpack itself has integrated mounts for two GoPro cameras.
- Integrated holders for 2 GoPro cameras
- Not large
Gitzo Adventury 30L
Few bags are made for outdoor survival, but for dedicated wildlife photographers ready to stand up before dawn and go to remote places, such a backpack will be very useful. This backpack is the Cue Manfrotto Gitzo Adventury 30L, which contains a DJI Phantom drone, four lenses and a pair of oversized DSLR, one lens 70-200mm f/4 (or one DSLR and 400mm telephoto lens f /4). $ Complete with a 13-inch laptop or tablet bag and raincoats bag, this backpack will be the perfect solution for wildlife and landscape photographers.
- Can carry telephoto lenses