Top Rated Camera Bags – The Best 6 in 2018

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Top 6 Best Rated Camera Bags

When it comes to photography, the accessories are just as important as the camera itself. One of the most important in this case is the camera bag. It holds your camera and other important accessories like lens covers, stands, and so much more. They also act as a form of protection to all your precious gear.

With so much riding on one purchase, you simply cannot afford to take the decision lightly. To make it easier for you, here is a review of 6 of the top rated camera bags on the market. That way whether you are a pro looking for a replacement carrier of an amateur photographer looking for your first bag you know where to start.

Top rated camera bags

1. Best camera backpack- Vanguard Alta Sky 51D Backpack

Dimensions- 12.25 inches by 9 inches by 19.5 inches
Weight- 4.85 pounds
Laptop Storage- 15″ laptop and/or tablet
Tripod Storage- Yes
Drone Storage- Yes
Load Capacity- 29.75 lb
Warranty- Lifetime
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This backpack is designed to carry pretty much all you might need on your photography escapades. It has multiple pockets mean to accommodate different sized cameras and lenses. The main compartment can hold a D950 with its lens still on and up to 4 other lenses around. It also has a single large pocket for other devices including laptops, tablets and even drones that you might need for your photography projects. The feather on this versatility cap is the Alta Link feature for convenient carrying of tripod stands.
The backpack also comes with multiple organizers for other personal items. You can therefore easily store things like keys, phones, water bottles and even wallets in the same bag. Finally, it features a rain cover over the tough bag surface. This ensures that all your delicate equipment is protected from precipitation while you are out chasing the perfect shot.

2. Best camera shoulder bag- Kattee Leather Canvas Messenger Bag

Dimensions- 13.8 inches by 12.6 inches by 4.35 inches
Weight- 3.3 pounds
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Side bags are the go-to bag designs for photographers on the fast lane. They allow you easy and quick access to your camera and equipment so you can take that split second shot on time. The Kattee Messenger bag offers you this advantage and so much more. It features brass buckles that are secure but easy to open so you can get your gear without wasting time fumbling with the lock.
The bag features a mixture of leather and canvas materials. This ensures both strength and durability. You can, therefore, rest assured that this is an investment that will last you a long time. The materials also contribute greatly to the bag’s aesthetic value with the classic vintage effect created.
The interior of the bag features 2 adjustable space dividers. These allow you to organize the space based on your preferences and specific needs. These dividers also have built-in microfiber cloth. This is meant to protect the delicate surfaces it gets into contact with from scratches and other forms of damage.

3. Best camera suitcase- Think Tank Airport TakeOff Suitcase

Dimensions- 8.7 inches by 14 inches by 20 inches
Weight- 8.6 pounds
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This large piece is ideal for photographers with a whole lot of equipment to store. It is popular among professionals as a result. It can hold 2 DSLR cameras with their lenses on and up to 5 extra lenses. It has another undivided compartment for holding things like laptops and tablets. It also has special side buckles for holding the tripod stand. Finally, in terms of space, you get small zipped pockets for accessories like cables and memory cards. You can also store your personal items like keys here.
One of the best things about this bag is that you get to choose whether to use it as a backpack or as a rolling suitcase. When used as the former, it has 2 padded and adjustable straps for weight distribution and comfort. For use as a suitcase, on the other hand, the strong wheels and the retractable handle will come in handy.

4. Best camera holster case- Case Logic SLRC-201 Camera holster

Dimensions- 10 inches by 6 inches by 6.5 inches
Weight- 12.2 ounces
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This lightweight model is another great option for photographers on the move. It can fit most SLR cameras and at most one zoom lens. The interior compartment that houses these two features memory foam for protection from scratches as well as mechanical damage. The simple holster also features three small pockets for small accessories. Finally, the compact package features an ergonomically designed and sufficiently padded handle. This makes it very easy to carry around while out on the field.

5. Best camera carrier for lenses- Altura Photo Thick Protective Lens Pouch

Dimensions- 2.4 inches by 7.3 inches by 7.8 inches
Weights- 8.8 ounces
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The ouches are made from flexible neoprene that is padded for mechanical protection. The material is waterproof providing additional protection to the lenses. It also protects exposed lens surfaces from scratches and dents.
It is designed to hold lenses from different brands ranging from Leica and Canon to Nikon and Fuji. It can also be used to hold small digital cameras. The inserts are available in 4 sizes; small, medium, large and extra-large with the pack coming with one of each. This comes in particularly handy if you have numerous different-sized cameras.

6. Best camera inserts- Selens High Capacity Padded Partition Camera Insert

Dimensions- 11 x 9 x 4 inches
Weight- 6.4 ounces
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These inserts are used to convert any old bag into a camera carrier. It could be an old book bag, your work satchel or even your favorite handbag. The padded interiors are easy to adjust. This allows you to customize the division of the space to suit your particular storage needs. It can store DSLR and not more than 2 camera lenses. This allows you to carry you favorite camera-lens combo wherever you go without having to carry the entire gear bag. Finally, it features special padding as well as velvet lining on all surfaces to protect the camera from other items that might be in your bag.

Final verdict

The bags described all have something special to offer. All you need to do is decide what your main priorities are and you should be able to make the right choice.

For more interesting camera bags check the below posts:

And if you are interested to know what is in my camera bag, have a look at this post.

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8 Comments

  • Just the article I was searching for, thank you.

    My best friend recently started her fascination with photography because of her boyfriend. As a result, she bought her very first DSLR plus some accessories. But she ran out of budget that she was not able to buy a good quality camera bag. Since her birthday is coming up, i am planning to buy her a camera bag that is suitable for her camera and accessories, a good one but affordable.

    Among your recommendations, I have my eye on Kattee Leather Canvas Camera Bag, it’s perfect for my friend. And I got more excited that there other colors are available like light green, not just blue. I just wished they had a more feminine color, like maroon. 

  • I am still exploring your website Ehab. So many cool stuff can be found here. I am so glad that I bumped into your website. So I was checking your recommendations for camera bags. I have an old default camera bag I received after I bought my first camera. I am still using it up to this day, however it feels and looks old.

    I think Case Logic would be the perfect fit for me. Looks modern and just like a regular back. Thank you for sharing your choices with me. I appreciate it.

    Strahinja

  • Hi and thanks for creating this great collection of top rated camera bags.

    I wasn’t even aware of the variety available today. For me, I think a bigger bag in which I can put all my stuff needed on a trip is the best solution.

    Either the backpack or the shoulder bag but I think I will choose the backpack. It’s really important to define the needs before deciding to buy something. I love being outdoors and use my car but also do walking in towns and nature to find my motives.

    • Thanks Stefan for your comment,

      I know it’s always depends on what gear do you have and what purpose you will use it either travel or local sessions that’s why I just recommended one from each category, you may find this post also have some cool backpacks “Top DSLR Bags“.

  • This is an interesting post. I like the fact that most of the bags have compartments and padding to protect each of your camera components and accessories. It is very important to protect your camera and accessories because they are usually quite expensive and a bag like the Vanguard Alta can really give you peace of mind.

    I like the fact that the Lather Canvas Messenger Bag allows you to get quick access to your camera to get those time-sensitive shots in. If I had to choose I would either go with the Vanguard Alta Sky51 D Backpack or the Think Tank Airport Takeoff Suitcase. I like the padding and individual compartments.

    Thanks for sharing these cool camera bags.

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