Camera Bag

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1. Posted by Dymphna (Respected Member 223 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I just was on a trip to NYC. I have outgrown my camera bag, so have been putting my camera in a regular backpack. This is not safe for the camera and is all jumbled. I would like to find some kind of backpack bag where there is room for a camera and pockets for other stuff you might want, like a jacket or munchies, on your trek. I know there are female bags and male bags to fit body types. Suggestions are very welcome.

2. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 1096 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

The brand "mountainsmith" makes a great line of bags like this - too many to list any model name, and I cannot think of the names of the ones I've seen, anyway!

Several of their "gear bag" styles look like day packs with one shoulder strap (not a purse!). Check 'em out online.

[ Edit: Edited on 24-May-2019, at 18:02 by road to roam ]

3. Posted by Dymphna (Respected Member 223 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I like the Spectrum bag! Thanks

4. Posted by roneidaselva (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hey Dymphna,

As a traveler and photographer, we guys have to carry our camera everywhere with us. We don't know which moment will become so adventurous and we would love to capture that moment, that joy. And keeping our stuff safe is the most important part. Our camera is precious not only because it is expensive but because it has all the memories and moments stored in it. So, I would only suggest you buy a genuine and branded bag from some reputed company. A waterproof bag would be safer for your camera. Keep traveling and keep capturing the moments. :)

5. Posted by Keep Smiling (Respected Member 26 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

My personal preference for travelling with my photographic kit is a Lowepro backpack designed especially for the purpose. My Flipside 400AW securely and safely holds two camera bodies and three lenses plus associated batteries, filters and the like. There's space for a small laptop, an all-weather cover (hence the AW in the bag's name), a cunningly-concealed tripod fitting and pockets on the sides for a water bottle, a sandwich or a hat, for example. The opening is on the inside (against your body) when it's on your back, so it's very secure. These are expensive - but so is your camera equipment.

For everyday, however, I use a regular shoulder bag with a padded insert that holds just the gear I need for that day's shooting. This serves several purposes - it's more discreet as it doesn't look like a camera bag, it's lighter, and it's quicker to pull out the camera, find a battery or whatever. You can find decent canvas shoulder bags online, and there are numerous sizes of padded inserts (mostly from China) to suit the size and quantity of your kit. My advice in this case is to over-estimate the size of the bag and insert that you'll need. You will inevitably want to pack more in it.

6. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 2036 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I have arthritis in my neck (and other places of course but for the purpose of this discussion it is my neck that is the issue). My SLR is too heavy for me to wear for very long as it makes my neck hurt. I use a thing called a "Cotton Carrier" This puts the weight of the camera on my shoulders and back and keeps my hands free. I just carry extra batteries in my pocket and I have an extra lens which I can hook onto the cotton carrier.