While you’re out on your travels with your camera its great to have a solid camera bag that will keep your gear safe and secure while youre on the move. I have collated a list of some of the best bags for travelling, there should be one that fits your style, whether it be lightweight with quick access or provide lots of room for your vast lens collection. Take a look and see which one would be best for you!
This compact bag is ideal for a day out shooting if you want to stay lightweight and mobile. There is enough room for a DSLR with a average sized lens attached, there is room to carry another small lens too. There is room in the top of the bag for some accessories and bits of extra equipment like batteries or a camera trigger, just the bare essentials really. There is no room for supplies like food, drink or additional clothing so it lends itself to shorter trips out somewhere or in the city where you can stop off somewhere for food easily. Overall it is ideal for those who want a compact package for short walks out to take some snaps.
This one is like the bigger brother to the fastpack 100, it has a similar layout but provides much more room and is on the bulky side. There is enough room for a DSLR with a long lens, with room for an additional 2 lenses or even 3 if you are pushing it. There is plenty of room to carry most of your gear so it could be a useful bag to travel with, with extra space for your laptop, a few documents and food.
The Rover Pro is suited to the outdoors type who likes to go hiking, climbing or camping in amongst the elements. It has segments which can be customised or removed to suit your needs which is helpful depending on what other gear you are taking with you, like additional climbing gear. The bag is sturdy and rugged and would suit the adventurous among you as it would stand up to the weather and keep your camera gear secure for when you want to capture some great climbing shots high up in the mountains. There is also a slightly larger 45L option if you need that little bit of extra space.
Chrome is known for making bicycle bags and produce a fairly rugged package to stand the abuse of cyclists, now they are producing this camera bag. It is still geared towards cyclists but it doesn’t mean you have to be one! It provides enough room for a DSLR and 2 medium sized lenses, there isn’t much more space other than that. There is a small pocket in the top for some small accessories or a notepad but don’t expect to carry much more than that. It is a little pricey compared to other bags of similar features but it is particularly sturdy and will take a bit of abuse.
The passport sling bag is great for a walk around type bag and can fit your camera easily and a small additional lens. There is also space for a few extras you might want to take with you like extra batteries, food or any miscellaneous things that you want to take with you while you’re out and about. Its a small form factor so it is easy to carry around with you all day and it is easy to take on the airplane as hand luggage.
This bag is good for transport as it provides lots of space for your camera gear, depending on your configuration you could equip 2 DSLR’s, a good few lenses, a flash or 2 and space left over for batteries and memory cards. There is also a pouch on the rear side for carrying your laptop. The bag has rollers on the bottom which makes it easy to take around, without having to hold the weight of all your equipment! So its good for travelling but not as a day bag while you’re out shooting, lots of room and easy to transport with the rollers.
This is a great all bag for carrying a lot of camera gear, there is room for your DSLR and a couple of small/medium lenses, a tripod strap, and a laptop. So you can quite easily carry your whole quiver of camera equipment and it will be secure and comfortable to wear, the bag can even be converted to sling style if you prefer to carry it that way. The only downside is that there is no weather cover so it won’t hold up against the elements as well as some of the others.
The Veloce provides a lot of room for your camera gear, including your DSLR, a couple of lenses, a flash and some extra batteries. The compartment opens from the back so it is not to good for quick access, lends itself more to transport and then setting up at a location of keeping your camera out of the bag most of the time. The bag is a little on the heavy side so dont expect to be walking around for too long with it on, which is why it useful in terms of space while you’re travelling but not for carrying around for the day while you’re shooting.