4 Best Trav­el Back­packs for Your Cam­era Gear

Namrata Gogoi

When buying a camera backpack, you need to consider plenty of things, such as the quality of the material, size, and capacity. More importantly, there should be enough straps to take the weight off your shoulders. A well-designed travel camera backpack lets you do just that. Not only do they let you carry your camera accessories with ease, but these travel bags also have extra room to pack an item of clothing or two.

4 Best Camera Travel Backpacks That You Can Buy

Moreover, you can carry your tablet or laptop. So that even if you have to edit photos on the go, you can do so.

Read on to read about our recommendations for the best camera travel backpacks that you can buy. But first,

1. LowePro ProTactic 450 AW II

LowePro ProTactic 450 AW II

The LowePro ProTactic 450 AW II is the one for you if you do not mind spending a few bucks. This premium travel backpack has a huge capacity. It's strong and rigid, and holds its shape even when it's fully loaded. In addition, it's water-resistant and is designed to protect your gear from water and moisture damage.

The highlight of the ProTactic 450 AW II is its space. As per its makers, it can fit two full-body DSLR cameras with ease. The removable dividers are sturdy, and you can tailor them easily.

Since it's a big bag, you'll have to compromise a little on its weight. This one weighs around 5.7 lbs. That said, it's comfortable, and the waist and chest straps along with the shoulder straps help in even weight distribution.

The ProTactic 450 AW II is a premium bag. If you have to carry all your camera gear together, this camera travel backpack is a good pick.

2. Nomatic McKinnon Camera Pack

Nomatic McKinnon Camera Pack

The Nomatic McKinnon is a high-end bag that you can take out for hikes and photography trips. It's big enough to fit clothes, a camera, and small accessories like batteries and filters with ease. One of the users has described that the bag is big enough to fit their drone, camera gear, laptop, among others.

The insides are customizable and can be moved around it to fit the shape of lenses and camera bodies. Plus, there are quite a few pockets to store small camera accessories.

The straps are designed cleverly to distribute the weight evenly around your upper body, thereby leaving your shoulders free to take pictures. It's comfortable to use in the long run, and there are quite a few users who have spoken highly of its durability and comfort.

Cool Fact: The Nomatic McKinnon backpack has been designed in collaboration with photographer Pete McKinnon.

3. Think Tank Photo Streetwalker Pro V2.0

Think Tank Photo Streetwalker Pro V2.0

If you do not want long loops and straps to bother you during your photo walks, the Think Tank Photo Streetwalker Pro proves to be a good pick. As the name suggests, it's designed for urban photographers to carry their camera equipment. The bag is big enough to hold a camera or two. In fact, the folks at the GloboTreks were able to fit two full-frame cameras in this backpack. Furthermore, there's a compartment at the back to hold laptops and tablets.

Like any travel camera backpack, this one lets you move the dividers around. If we talk numbers, there are one large and six small dividers.

The best part is that the Photo Streetwalker Pro lets a strap hold a standard tripod. The shoulder straps are padded and let you use your shoulders freely. Unlike the one above, there are no waist straps.

That said, it's a well-made camera bag and can hold on to your camera and its accessories without sagging. The best part? It's not as expensive as its counterparts above.

4. f-stop Dalston 21L Roll Top Camera Backpack

f-stop Dalston 21L Roll Top Camera Backpack

The f-stop Dalston ticks off quite a few boxes. For one, it's affordable and doesn't cost a bomb. Secondly, it's a lightweight backpack and weighs just about 1.8 lbs and doesn't add much to the overall weight. Finally, like the one above, this one is designed for urban photoshoots. While it can carry its stipulated weight, it's not really meant for heavy loads.

It's spacious and can fit two mirrorless cameras with ease. The removable inserts are padded, which is a big plus.

At the same time, this Dalston backpack is weather and abrasion-resistant. However, the feature which makes it stand apart from the rest is its dual-side zippers which adds to the accessibility. However, you may find it a tad difficult to reach the lower end of this camera backpack.

That said, it's a looker and lets you carry both your camera and laptop. As per some users, the 15-inch MacBook Pro fits well in this camera backpack.

Carry With Style

As exciting as it is to own a ton of camera equipment, it's not as easy to carry them all simultaneously. The idea is to find the travel backup to hold the gear you can't do without improvising on the spot. After all, creativity is the key, right?


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Namrata loves writing about products and gadgets. She has been working for Guiding Tech since 2017 and has around three years of experience writing features, how-tos, buying guides, and explainers. Previously she worked as an IT Analyst at TCS, but she found her calling elsewhere.