When it comes to Camera bags you have a ton of options running the gamut on prices and quality. In addition there are many different styles of camera bags including backpack, over the shoulder, fanny pac, bags with wheels, and more..

Then we have hard cases for the ultimate protection great for plane travel or hardcore professional work like wedding photography where both security and durability are key!!

 

Backpacks

Here are a few bags that I recommend checking out as either I’ve used them personally or re-searched them enough to know they are quality bags for the money!!

Tenba Shootout Backpack, Medium – The Bag I Use Everyday

Tenba Shootout Backpack, Medium (Black)

The Tenba Shootout Backpack, Medium is a padded weather-resistant ripstop nylon backpack made to carry a two digital SLR six lens camera outfit and a 15″ laptop computer or 17″ Mac PC. It has a padded dividable main section for photo equipment and a removable padded, frame sheet reinforced laptop compartment for a laptop computer. There is a fully adjustable harness/belt system, a waist belt that features multiple clip-on points for pouches and accessories plus hand carrying straps on top of the pack and on both sides to let you “grab and go” from any position.

The Shootout backpack has padded side pockets that feature interior panels that can be moved to convert the space from cargo pocket to QuickAccess interior hatches. This allows fast, easy retrieval of a lens or accessory without having to fully remove or open the entire pack. There are interior clear, plasticized mesh pockets and web loops to hold accessories plus a media wallet and phone/music pouch.

Tenba Shootout Backpack, Medium

The backpack also features a MSTC (Multi-Stage Tripod Carrying) system which adjusts to securely and optimally carry tripods of varying sizes and styles. A fast deploying WeatherWrapauxiliary protection cover fully encloses the entire harness for hand carrying or storage.

  • Padded water repellent ripstop nylon photo/computer backpack
  • Customized, well padded interior dividers
  • Body contact points covered in ventilated, moisture-wicking padded mesh for comfort

Price: ~$209.00

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Tenba Messenger Series: Photo/Laptop DaypackTenba Messenger Photo/Laptop Daypack

The Tenba Messenger Series: Photo/Laptop Daypack (Black) is a lightweight backpack/daypack with a removable photo insert designed to carry a SLR camera with 2-3 lenses, flash, accessories, magazines and files. A laptop compartment will hold a computer with a screen up to 15″ or an Apple MacBook pro notebook computer. The bag is made from weather and abrasion resistant 1000 denier military-grade nylon with closed-cell, crossed-link foam padded interior. A “wide mouth” top drawstring opening accesses the padded laptop compartment and a flexible storage space. There is a tilt-out front panel with a removable, adjustable photo insert that offers fast, quick-draw access to an SLR camera 2-3 lens kit. There is a full overlap top flap that provides weather protection and security. Dual, military-grade web straps provide additional security to both top flap and front photo section.
Tenba Messenger Series: Photo/Laptop DaypackThe Photo/Laptop Daypack has 30 various pockets, slots and storage spaces, including large side cargo pockets that hold cables, media cards and much more, an organizer inside the top flap keeps portable devices and accessories quickly accessible plus an accessory organizer in the top section holds a hard drive, USB thumb drives and more. There is additional fast storage and easy access to small items in the front zip pocket. Color-coded media windows separate used flash cards from empty ones. The pack can be carried by a padded handle or an expedition-grade harness system that is lined with ventilated mesh for serious carrying comfort.

Construction
  • Weather and abrasion resistant 1000 denier military-grade nylon
  • Closed-cell, crossed-link foam padded interior
  • Genuine YKK zippers
  • Duraflex clips and adjuster
  • Rubberized bottom panel protects fabric from moisture and abrasion.
  • “Wide mouth” top drawstring opening accesses padded laptop compartment and flexible storage space
  • Full overlap top flap provides weather protection and security
  • Dual, military-grade web straps provide additional security to both top flap and front photo section
Compartments
  • Tilt-out front panel with removable, adjustable photo insert offers fast, quick-draw access to an SLR camera 2-3 lens kit
  • Laptop compartment holds a computer with a screen up to 15″ or an Apple MacBook pro notebook and accessories
  • Photo insert can be used as daypack, weekend travel pack or laptop bag
Pockets
  • 30 pockets, slots and storage spaces designed to carry almost every accessory including the following
  • Large side cargo pockets hold cables, media cards and much more
  • Organizer inside top flap keeps portable devices and accessories quickly accessible
  • Accessory organizer in top section holds hard drive, USB thumb drives and more
  • Additional fast storage and easy access to small items in front zip pocket
  • Color-coded media windows separate used flash cards from empty ones
Carrying options
  • Padded carry handle
  • Expedition-grade harness system lined with ventilated mesh for serious carrying comfort.

Price: ~$154.00

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Lowepro Flipside 200 Backpack

Lowepro Flipside 200 BackpackThe Lowepro Flipside 200 Backpack (Black) is a tough, 600 denier water-resistant polyester backpack that protects digital photo equipment against moisture and abrasion. The back compartment entry gives safe, easy access to camera gear, plus extra security. The outer storage pocket holds digital accessories and personal items, and the removable accessory pouch holds cables, chargers, manuals and other key accessories. It is carried by a backpack harness with a detachable waist belt. There is also an adjustable sternum strap for comfort.

  • Tough, 600 denier water-resistant polyester backpack that protects equipment against moisture and abrasion
  • Back entry compartment provides easy access to equipment, as well as extra security when pack is being worn
Lowepro Flipside 200 BackpackPockets
  • Outer storage pockets centralize digital accessories and personal gear for handy access
  • Removable accessory pouch holds cables, chargers, manuals and other key accessories
  • Mesh side pocket keeps a water bottle or other personal items readily accessible
  • Uses attachment loops for optional SlipLock add-on accessories
  • Hideaway tripod holder carries a compact tripod or monopod
Carrying Options
  • Backpack harness
  • Detachable waist belt
  • Adjustable sternum strap

Price: ~$65.00

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Sling Bags

Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag

Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera BagThe Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag is designed to carry a D-SLR camera (without grip) with attached standard zoom lens 1-2 additional lenses or flash units, accessories (including a point & shoot camera), compact tripod or monopod and personal items. It is made from 600 denier polyester with 1680 denier ballistic nylon and a 210 denier nylon lining. There is a fully padded main camera compartment with an updated divider system that accommodates the camera gear and an upper compartment for personal items. It has 2 built-in memory card pockets on the inside lid of the main compartment. The bag also has a Hideaway Tripod Mount system, an All Weather AW Cover and 3 SlipLock attachment loops. It is carried by an attached, ergonomic sling strap that offers a comfortable way to carry gear and allows quick rotation from back to front.

ConstructionLowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag
  • 600 denier polyester with 1680 denier ballistic nylon exterior
  • Polyurethane foam padding
  • 210 denier nylon lining
  • Easy-glide zippers offer smooth operation and fast access to all compartments
Compartments
  • Upper compartment for personal items
  • Two built-in memory card pockets provides access to extra memory on inside lid of main compartment
  • Hideaway Tripod Mount system with foldout holder, quick-release buckle and strap secures a compact tripod or monopod to the side
  • All Weather AW Cover protects camera gear and personal items from the elements and tucks away when not in use
  • Three SlipLock attachment loops expand carrying capacity by adding compatible pouches, cases and bags
  • Microfiber cleaning cloth is included
  • Attached, ergonomic sling strap offers a comfortable way to carry gear and allows quick rotation from back to front

Price: ~$55.00

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Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW Camera Bag

Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW Camera Bag The Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW Camera Bag (Black) is designed to carry a D-SLR camera (without grip) with attached standard zoom lens 3-4 additional lenses or flash units, accessories (including a point & shoot camera), compact tripod or monopod and personal items. It is made from 600 denier polyester with 1680 denier ballistic nylon and a 210 denier nylon lining. There is a fully padded main camera compartment with an updated divider system that accommodates the camera gear and an upper compartment for personal items. It has 2 built-in memory card pockets on the inside lid of the main compartment. The bag also has a Hideaway Tripod Mount system, an All Weather AW Cover and 3 SlipLockattachment loops. It is carried by an attached, ergonomic sling strap that offers a comfortable way to carry gear and allows quick rotation from back to front.Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW Camera Bag

Construction
  • 600 denier polyester with 1680 denier ballistic nylon exterior
  • Polyurethane foam padding
  • 210 denier nylon lining
  • Easy-glide zippers offer smooth operation and fast access to all compartments
Compartments
  • Two built-in memory card pockets provides access to extra memory on inside lid of main compartment
  • Hideaway Tripod Mount system with foldout holder, quick-release buckle and strap secures a compact tripod or monopod to the side
  • All Weather AW Cover protects camera gear and personal items from the elements and tucks away when not in use
  • Three SlipLock attachment loops expand carrying capacity by adding compatible pouches, cases and bags
  • Microfiber cleaning cloth is included
  • Attached, ergonomic sling strap offers a comfortable way to carry gear and allows quick rotation from back to front

Price: ~$62.00

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Other Bags

Including Shoulder Bags, Holster style Bags, Waistband Bags, Fitted Bags and anything else!

Lowepro Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag Lowepro Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag

The Lowepro Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag (Black) is a 600 denier polyester and 600 denier ripstop, lightweight, streamlined bag with a fully padded interior and tricot lining. It is designed to carry a digital SLR camera body with  attached standard lens plus 2 additional lenses or flash and accessories. Or, it can accommodate a camcorder and accessories. The rainflap lid covers zippered main section and protects contents. The interior has a high-visibility burnt orange color and removable dividers.

The Adventura 170 has a zippered front pocket with 2 interior pockets for memory cards and small accessories, a zippered front exterior pocket with 2 interior pockets and 2 pleated side pockets. The bag is carried by a padded grab handle, a removable, adjustable shoulder strap with a non-slip patch and snap hooks or belt loops.

Lowepro Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag Construction
  • 600 denier polyester and 600 denier ripstop exterior
  • Fully padded interior
  • Tricot lining
  • High-visibility burnt orange color interior
  • Removable dividers
  • Quick-release buckle closure
  • Zippers with metal pulls
  • Rainflap lid covers zippered main section and protects contents
Pockets
  • Zippered front exterior pocket with 2 interior pockets
  • Two pleated side pockets
Carrying options
  • Padded grab handle
  • Removable, adjustable shoulder strap with a non-slip patch and snap hooks
  • Belt loops

Price: ~$30.00

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Ape Case ACPRO625 Compact Plus DSLR Holster

Ape Case ACPRO625 Compact Plus DSLR Holster (Black)

The black ACPRO625 Compact Plus DSLR Holster from Ape Case is a compact, affordable way to tote around your DSLR with a lens up to 5.0″ (12.7 cm). The water-resistant nylon exterior covers a padded Hi-Vis Yellow interior that makes seeing inside the holster easier in marginal light. The bag is designed to unzip away from your body. In this way you get full access to the contents without the concern of others around you peeking inside. The camera is held, face down with lens attached, ready to be easily extracted and used. When the shot is finished, replace the camera, zip up the bag, and move on. The dual zippers have handy pull tabs that make using the bag with gloves much easier. For your accessories, there are front and interior storage pockets for media cards and batteries. The ACPRO625 is carried around by one of three methods. You have an adjustable, removable shoulder strap, top grab handle or rear belt loop that will leave you hands-free to take pictures. For additional protection, there’s a built-in rain cover that will add another level of protection if you’re caught Ape Case ACPRO625 Compact Plus DSLR Holster (Black) in inclement weather. The bag is backed by Ape’s lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects.

  • Top unzips away from your body for easier access to equipment
  • Slim design makes walking through crowded areas easier
  • Hi-Vis Yellow interior makes finding your equipment easier
  • Retractable any-weather rain protection system
  • Integrated belt loop
  • Detachable padded shoulder strap
  • Front and interior pockets for media and accessories
Carry-On Form Factor
FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice, please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0″ (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 22.0″ (55.9 cm)

Price: ~$22.00

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Lowepro Adventura TLZ 25 Top Loading BagLowepro Adventura TLZ 25 Top Loading Bag

The Adventura TLZ provides a snug-fitting design, sized to fit a wide range of today’s best-selling compact DSLR models. Inside, Lowepro’s fully padded and protective interior is lined in a contrasting burnt orange offering high visibility to gear. The soft, tricot lining is brushed to help protect delicate LCD screens and lenses from scratches and dust.

Lowepro’s protective OverLap Zipper with a rainflap lid shelters gear from dust, sand and rain and covers the zippered closure while carried or stored. Durable, water-resistant outer fabrics offer additional protection from moisture and abrasion. The convenient access lid opens toward the body, so the photographer can grab gear, change a filter or battery and shoot with ease. A easy-to-access zippered front pocket with dedicated space for a memory card provides secure storage for filters, small accessories or personal items and spare memory.

Lowepro Adventura TLZ 25 Top Loading BagThe Adventura TLZ offers multiple carrying options: a padded grab handle; a built-in belt loop; and a removable shoulder strap that adjusts for a custom fit and includes a non-slip patch and sturdy snaphooks for easy connections. Two stretchy, pleated side pockets round out the full list of features and provide a quick way to store and grab lens caps, accessories and other essentials.

Price: ~$27.00

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Sony Body Case and Lens Jacket for the NEX-7 (Black) Sony Body Case and Lens Jacket for the NEX-7

The black Body Case and Lens Jacket for the NEX-7 from Sony fits a variety lenses and provides excellent protection for your NEX-7 system. It’s made with a rich, handsome leather material and embossed with the well-recognized Sony logo. Inside, there is a handy storage pocket for a media card. The case has been designed to work when mounted on a tripod so if the tripod accidentally falls, you’ll have some protection for your gear.

Compatibility
Sony SEL16F28, SEL30M35, SEL1855, SEL50F18, SEL24F18Z lenses

Price: ~$150.00

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Roller Bages

 Lowepro Pro Roller x200 CaseLowepro Pro Roller x200 Case

The Lowepro Pro Roller x200 Case (Black) is a water-resistant 1680 denier ballistic nylon mobile studio designed to carry 1-2 pro D-SLR cameras with grip plus 6-8 lenses and accessories. It has a Reserve Pack backpack insert that unzips from the roller case. A zippered front panel secures the hard case for storage while it is in use. There is a Lock and Go System that is a retractable cable connecting a TSA approved Travel Sentry lock that secures all components and pockets. There is a Hideaway Tripod Mount that secures a tripod two ways at the front or side of the case.

The Pro Roller x200 case has a zippered laptop pocket that holds a computer with a screen up to 15″, a zippered pocket in front of the laptop pocket, a large interior mesh pocket. 2 medium interior mesh pockets and 1 vertical organizer pocket. It has SlipLock attachment loops that allow the addition of add-on accessories. It is transported by a top padded carry handle, a side padded carry handle, a retractable TelePod handle and built-in 3.0″ wheels. The TelePod handle has a threaded camera mount which turns the handle into a tripod-like platform for a camera or flash. The hideaway prop foot allows the bag to be placed at a stable 30-45° angle.

Construction
  • Water-resistant 1680 denier ballistic nylon
  • Foam padded interior
  • Zippers closure
  • Set of movable dividers to customize the case
  • Lock and Go System is a retractable cable that connects a TSA approved Travel Sentry lock that secures all components and pockets
  • Reserve Pack backpack insert is a removable pack designed to carry the photo gear and computer without the full roller case. A zippered front panel secures the hard case for storage while it is in use
  • Hideaway Tripod Mount secures a tripod two ways at the front or side of the case
  • SlipLock attachment loops allow the addition of add-on accessories
Lowepro Pro Roller x200 CasePockets
  • Zippered laptop pocket holds a computer with a screen up to 15″
  • Zippered pocket in front of laptop pocket
  • One large interior mesh pocket
  • Two medium interior mesh pockets
  • One vertical interior organizer pocket
Carrying options
  • Top padded carry handle
  • Side padded carry handle
  • Retractable TelePod handle
  • Easily replaceable built-in 3.0″ wheels
  • Backpack straps on Reserve Pack
  • TelePod handle has a threaded camera mount which turns the handle into a tripod-like platform for shooting or lighting
  • Hideaway prop foot allows bag to be placed at a stable 30-45°3; angle

Specs:

Material Exterior: Water-resistant 1680 ballistic nylon
Interior: Closed and open cell foam padding
Type of Closure Lockable zippers
Exterior Dimensions 15.7 x 11.2 x 24.2″ (40 x 28.5 x 61.5cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 12.2 x 6.6 x 19.8″ (31 x 16.8 x 50.5cm) (WxDxH)
Notebook section: 12.7 x 1.1 x 18.1″ (32.5 x 3 x 46cm) (WxDxH)
Accommodates 1-2 pro D-SLR cameras with grip plus 6-8 lenses and accessories
Laptop computer with a screen up to 15″
Carrying/Transport Options Two carry handles
Retractable handle
Built-in wheels
Weight 13.1 lbs (5.94kg)

Price: ~$260.00

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Hard Cases

 HPRC 2550WF Hard Case with Cubed Foam

HPRC 2550WF Hard Case with Cubed Foam Interior (Black) The HPRC (High-Performance Resin Cases) 2550WF Hard Case with Cubed Foam (Black) is a lightweight, waterproof, unbreakable case. It meets ATA 300 specifications for transit cases. The hard-resin shells are virtually unbreakable and the interior rubber O-rings keep the case air and watertight. HPRC wheeled cases have a smooth low-profile backing that houses a high-strength aluminum telescoping handle. This efficient design translates into a clean finish on the back side of the case, while the use of aluminum delivers a stiff feel for complete control between the handle and case. The case also comes with smooth-gliding wheels, soft-grip handle for carrying and an air pressure release valve. The case can be used to carry audio, photo or video equipment and accessories. This case has a cubed foam interior.

Key Features:

  • Unbreakable, waterproof, resin case with a cubed foam interior made to carry audio, photo or video equipment and accessories
  • Super-soft grip, rigid handle
  • High-strength aluminum telescopic handle that pulls out when wheeling
  • Smooth-gliding wheels
  • Neoprene O-rings keep the cases airtight and watertight
  • Air pressure release valve
  • Temperature rating = -40 to +176°F (-40 to +80°C)

Specs:

Material Exterior: TTX01 High-strength resin
Interior: Cubed foam
Interior: Neoprene O-ring
Type of Closure Double-hinged locking system
Exterior Dimensions 13.78 x 21.46 x 9.05″ (35 x 54.5 x 23cm) (WxHxD)
Interior Dimensions 11.22 x 20.08 x 7.83″ (28.5 x 51 x 19.9cm) (WxHxD)
Design Wheeled hard resin case
Interior Fitting Cubed foam
Accommodates Photo equipment and accessories
Video camcorder and accessories
Audio gear and accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Rigid handle
Telescopic handle
Smooth-gliding wheels
Weight 11.24 lbs (5.1kg)

HPRC 2550WF Hard Case with Cubed Foam InteriorCertifications

  • Meets or exceeds ATA (Air Transport Association) 300 rated for shipping cases
  • IP67 military specification is an international standard IEC 60529 that classifies the level of protection that is provided against the intrusion of solid objects or dust, accidental contact, and water. The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts and the ingress of solid foreign objects. The rating of 6 indicates the highest level of protection – no ingress of dust, complete protection against contact. The second digit indicates the protection of equipment against harmful ingress of water. The rating of 7 (out of 8) ensures that entry of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the case is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to at least 1.0 m of submersion)
  • STANAG 4280 and DS 81-41 are NATO equivalents for military specifications for standardized endurance and quality tests designed to simulate extreme situations
  • Flammability rating of HB standard, V-0 available by Special Order: from UL 94 Flame Rating System

*Backed by a lifetime replacement warranty

Price: ~$152.00

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