10 Best Bags for Travel Photographers

Need a camera bag for the holidays? Here are our top ten picks

 

1. Manfrotto Advanced Travel Backpack

 

10 Best Bags for Travel Photographers

 

The Manfrotto Advanced Travel Backpack is divided into two compartments – the bottom for your camera gear and the top for personal items, making it a perfect all-in-one bag for a day’s travel. The lower section can hold a DSLR with attached lens as well as one or two extra lenses, while Manfrotto has also found room for a dedicated sleeve for a 13-inch laptop and an external side pocket for a Befree tripod.

 

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2. Lowepro Slingshot Edge 250 AW Sling Bag

 

10 Best Bags for Travel Photographers

 

Lowepro’s Slingshot Edge 250 AW is designed for quick and easy access to gear, which makes it a good choice for travelling street photographers. Its sling design makes it easy to swing around and access at a moment’s notice, and its interior space is capacious enough to accommodate a small DSLR or standard CSC with extra lenses, a flash, a tablet and accessories.

 

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3. Vanguard VEO 37 Travel Shoulder Bag

 

10 Best Bags for Travel Photographers

 

Lightweight, streamlined and functional, the Vanguard VEO 37 Travel Shoulder Bag is ideal for a CSC user to pack an extensive selection of kit. Its multi-access storage system provides dedicated space for a travel tripod and a long lens, meaning you’ll be prepared for a broad range of shooting situations, and there’s also a separate 11-inch tablet sleeve.

 

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4. Manfrotto Professional Roller Bag 50

 

10 Best Bags for Travel Photographers

 

If you need to carry a little more kit for your travels, consider Manfrotto’s Professional Roller Bag 50. A svelte and stylish trolley bag, it’s capable of holding two pro-sized DSLRs, a broad selection of extra lenses, a 17-inch laptop, a tripod and more. That should see you prepared for anything you encounter on your travels! Handily the Roller Bag 50 also conforms to airline carry-on standards (though do check before travelling).

 

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5. Billingham 307L – Khaki FibreNyte / Chocolate

 

10 Best Bags for Travel Photographers

 

Billingham’s reputation for premium quality bags is well deserved, and the Billingham 307L is no exception. Made in Billingham’s trademark style, its FibreNyte construction resembles traditional canvas and provides tough but light protection from abrasion. The interior features a contoured closed cell foam section to provide dedicated protection for a camera, while an additional slipcase can house a 13-inch laptop.

 

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6. Lowepro Toploader Zoom 50 AW II

 

10 Best Bags for Travel Photographers

 

Compact, padded and well-engineered for quick gear access, the Lowepro Toplaoder Zoom 50 AW II can hold a DSLR with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens attached, plus a selection of accessories. Featuring an All Weather cover to protect from weather damage, the Toploader Zoom 50 can be worn in three different configurations – across the body, on the loop or with a Topload Chest Harness – allowing the user to personalise it according to individual style and taste.

 

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7. Tenba DNA 15 Messenger Bag

 

10 Best Bags for Travel Photographers

 

The padded insert in the Tenba DNA 15 Messenger bag is designed to hold a DSLR with a grip, and can be removed to allow the bag to function more as a general everyday bag. This makes Tenba’s DNA 15 a versatile choice for travellers, and especially useful if photography is one of many items on your travel to-do list.

 

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8. Lowepro ProTactic SH 180 AW Shoulder Bag

 

10 Best Bags for Travel Photographers

 

Elegant and straightforward, Lowepro’s ProTactic SH 180 AW shoulder bag provides a winning combination of accessibility and organisation. A mid-sized DSLR with an attached 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens will fit nicely, leaving space for a couple of extra lenses, a small tablet and other accessories. The bottom straps can also be used to hold a mini tripod or other support such as a Joby Gorillapod.

 

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9. Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack II

 

10 Best Bags for Travel Photographers

 

Manfrotto’s Advanced Active Backpack II can hold a DSLR system with three or four standard lenses, meaning you’ll be able to put together a comprehensive travel setup. Its four zippered compartments allow you to keep your various bits and pieces organised, and you’ll find space to fit a large laptop, a flash unit, documents and an iPad.

 

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10. Tamrac Anvil 23 Professional Backpack

 

10 Best Bags for Travel Photographers

 

A rugged, durable and capacious backpack, the Tamrac Anvil 23 Professional Backpack can hold a pro DSLR body with a full range of lenses and accessories. It’s designed for long-term comfort even with heavy loads, thanks to an airflow harness and removable M.O.L.L.E. (modular lightweight load-carrying equipment) compatible belt system. Additional features include a quick-release tripod attachment system and a protective rain cover.

 

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