For photographers around the world, the search for the best camera bag seems like a never-ending conquest.
If there’s one thing for sure when building up your photography gear, it’s that you’ll never settle on just one bag, especially here in 2020 where there’s just so much variety.
At A Glance: Our Top 4
Picks for Camera Bags:
Peak Design Everyday Backpack 30L ''OUR TOP PICK''
Best Camera Bags in 2020
Peak Design Everyday Backpack 30L (Black Camera Bag)
Holds 2 Cameras & 3-6 Lenses
Innovative Divider System
Sleek, Minimal Design
Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L (Camera Bag)
Flex Fold dividers
Quick side camera access
Checkpoint friendly laptop sleeve
Magnetic tote handles
Removable camera protection
Comfortable to wear
1- LowePro BEST Camera Bags 2020
The enormously popular LowePro Camera bags took the Internet by storm in a Kickstarter campaign some years ago, and has gone on to win numerous awards as one of the most innovative carry products ever produced.
10 of the BEST LowePro camera bags:
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How to Choose a Camera Bag?
With all the choice available on the market for photographers, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start when selecting a bag.
Here are a few of the factors that I always consider when evaluating whether a bag is right to add to my collection:
This isn’t so much a question of how much gear you own, but rather, what gear you need to carry with you on a certain outing or assignment. The reason I own several camera carrying products, is that I like to select the bag depending on what I’m shooting, and how much gear I require.
There’s a time and a place for each of the different types of bag. If I’m popping out with the kids to the park, I grab a sling bag that fits my camera and one extra lens. If I’m traveling, I might opt for a backpack, to leave my hands free to carry other luggage. If I’m shooting a wedding, I’d use a rolling option to squeeze more gear in, and save my aching back… you get the idea.
3. Design (Usability)
This one’s key. If a bag doesn’t let you get your gear in and out easily, it’s not worth your time. I omitted some of the most stylish camera bags from this list, simply because I found them a pain in the a** to use! Function over form… in most cases!
4. Design (Style)
This is obviously very subjective, but I recommend you buy a bag that makes you happy to look at and touch each day. Invest a little more on something above the ‘budget’ recommendations, and you’ll get something that a design team has given some thought on, with regards to the looks as well as the usability.
You usually get what you pay for – spend more on a well-known brand name, and you should get more years out of it. Some even offer warranties, which guarantee breakages for several years.
Another subjective one, but I’d say that you should experiment a little here. If you’ve invested in a pricey brand-name backpack for example, try opting for a more affordable sling bag (like this one) – when you’re still not sure what type of bag is right for you, spend your money wisely until you’re ready to drop the big bucks.