Camera Bags

The camera is how you collect and save moments. Makes sense you care about the bag you carry it in.

Watch the comparison video below.

Peak Design Everyday Messenger
You carry your gear the way your gear allows you to carry.

My advice: minimal makes it easier. Remember minimal means “I have everything I need.”

There are no perfect bags, only informed bag purchasers. 

If you’re not well informed, you’ll be back on the hunt for a better option.

Boundary Supply & Peak Messenger

1

Price Expectations

Expect to pay $100-300 for thoughtful makers + legit materials.

2

Look & Feel

Click on the bags you like below to watch the video  and get an informed look.

3

Keep Notes

Keep a list of what bags interest you and what you like/dislike to help you make your final decision.

"InfiniteZip" zipper throughout the outside of the bag.

Several zip pulls means you can access any corner of the bag from the outside. Several zip pulls means you can access any corner of the bag from the outside.

Several zip pulls means you can access any corner of the bag from the outside.

"Pop-up" camera cube at the bottom of the bag.

Very solid internal organization. Very solid internal organization.

Very solid internal organization.

Tech Rambler

Wandrd DUO Day Pack Tech Backpack

The DUO from Wandrd is a killer daily tech rambler with enough organization for the most fussy among us and solid weather protection for all your tech gear. view bag
Simple looks. Playful colors. Doesn't look like there's spendy gear inside. Simple looks. Playful colors. Doesn't look like there's spendy gear inside.

Simple looks. Playful colors. Doesn't look like there's spendy gear inside.

Built in camera cube. Front access + side access. Built in camera cube. Front access + side access.

Built in camera cube. Front access + side access.

Front organization panel Front organization panel

Front organization panel

Solid water bottle/tripod holder Solid water bottle/tripod holder

Solid water bottle/tripod holder

Fits 16

Fits 16" laptops

Playful. Easy. Solid.

Brevité Jumper

The Jumper from Brevité is one of my favorite simple, daily camera bags. It can get dirty easy, may not last forever, but it's very delightful to use for small to medium camera setups. view bag
Peak Design’s 10L Everyday Sling

Tight. Sleek. Capable.

Peak Design’s 10L Everyday Sling

The Everyday Sling from Peak Designs is a truly innovative, functional and delightful little sling with an insane number of thoughtful features for the size. view bag
Slick look. Elon Musk-y. New 2.0 updates are killer. Slick look. Elon Musk-y. New 2.0 updates are killer.

Slick look. Elon Musk-y. New 2.0 updates are killer.

Now available in a zip version as well! Now available in a zip version as well!

Now available in a zip version as well!

"Side panel" design gets you in the bag from either side.

Customizable inner separators. Lots of layout options. Customizable inner separators. Lots of layout options.

Customizable inner separators. Lots of layout options.

Stiff-ish straps. But I like 'em. Stiff-ish straps. But I like 'em.

Stiff-ish straps. But I like 'em.

Tech looks. Epic innovation.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

The Everyday backpack from Peak Design is delightfully innovative and thoughtfully conceived. These designers are straight-up wizards. view bag
Elegant method for getting into both sides of the bag. Really low-key look (not in this color, lol) and easy access to your gear in transit. Elegant method for getting into both sides of the bag. Really low-key look (not in this color, lol) and easy access to your gear in transit.

Elegant method for getting into both sides of the bag. Really low-key look (not in this color, lol) and easy access to your gear in transit.

Rolltop for a little expansion of capacity as well as excellent water resistance and weather protection. Rolltop for a little expansion of capacity as well as excellent water resistance and weather protection.

Rolltop for a little expansion of capacity as well as excellent water resistance and weather protection.

Understated. Capable.

F-Stop Dalston Camera Backpack

The Dalston from F-Stop is a very elegantly designed bag for camera and tech use that doesn't scream "I have thousands of dollars of camera gear in here!" view bag
Pretty killer looks, given all it's lovely techy features. Pretty killer looks, given all it's lovely techy features.

Pretty killer looks, given all it's lovely techy features.

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Excellent tech organization. Materials used here feel so good.

Removable camera insert, easy access from the top of the bag. Removable camera insert, easy access from the top of the bag.

Removable camera insert, easy access from the top of the bag.

Collapsible shoe compartment works as extra pocket at the bottom of the bag. Collapsible shoe compartment works as extra pocket at the bottom of the bag.

Collapsible shoe compartment works as extra pocket at the bottom of the bag.

Exceptional tech daily driver

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack

An extremely versatile and feature rich bag that doesn't look half bad, the Errant has lots of organization in an innovative pack for everyday use. One of my favorites. view bag
It's got a good look.

It's got a good look. "Rugged tech."

(Pretty solid) camera accessories and organization. (Pretty solid) camera accessories and organization.

(Pretty solid) camera accessories and organization.

Available in two sizes: kinda big and really big. Available in two sizes: kinda big and really big.

Available in two sizes: kinda big and really big.

Lots of decent organization. Lots of decent organization.

Lots of decent organization.

Security pocket hides against your back. Security pocket hides against your back.

Security pocket hides against your back.

Rugged. Techy.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

A very functional (and stylish) bag for both urban and outdoor use with solid durability, decent organization and side-access for optional camera cube integration. view bag
Killer water resistance and protection. Killer water resistance and protection.

Killer water resistance and protection.

Customizable camera cube setups. Customizable camera cube setups.

Customizable camera cube setups.

Ridiculously comfortable harness system. Ridiculously comfortable harness system.

Ridiculously comfortable harness system.

Outdoorsy vibes.  Outdoorsy vibes.

Outdoorsy vibes.

The Adventure Pro

Shimoda X30 Adventure Camera Backpack

The X30 from Shimoda is a full featured mobile studio rig for adventure filmmakers and hobbyists alike. view bag
Very clean, modern, urban aesthetic. Made with seriously lovely leather. Very clean, modern, urban aesthetic. Made with seriously lovely leather.

Very clean, modern, urban aesthetic. Made with seriously lovely leather.

Back panel is very comfortable. (Also, comes in different colors) Back panel is very comfortable. (Also, comes in different colors)

Back panel is very comfortable. (Also, comes in different colors)

Totally customizable and removable inner organization. Can all be removed and makes a great daily carry bag (or leave some in and customize for how you carry). Totally customizable and removable inner organization. Can all be removed and makes a great daily carry bag (or leave some in and customize for how you carry).

Totally customizable and removable inner organization. Can all be removed and makes a great daily carry bag (or leave some in and customize for how you carry).

Hidden tripod holster and rain fly. Hidden tripod holster and rain fly.

Hidden tripod holster and rain fly.

Expensive. Literally excellent.

Cecilia Mercator Camera Backpack

The Mercator from Cecilia is an absolutely gorgeous, hand crafted backpack with loads of organization, customizable photo and tech storage and great external access. view bag
Boundary Supply Prima System Backpack

Rugged. Technical. Capable.

Boundary Supply Prima System Backpack

The Prima System from Boundary Supply is, to me, the best in this category of kickstarter-y tech/camera/daily-carry because of the material feel and functionality in use. view bag
Smooth looks and padding all around the bag makes for easy travel. Smooth looks and padding all around the bag makes for easy travel.

Smooth looks and padding all around the bag makes for easy travel.

Tons of capacity in this 35-45L bag (that also can compress to a 30L mode) Tons of capacity in this 35-45L bag (that also can compress to a 30L mode)

Tons of capacity in this 35-45L bag (that also can compress to a 30L mode)

Back panel speaks to the attention to the detail throughout this bag. Hideaway hip and shoulder straps. #magnets Back panel speaks to the attention to the detail throughout this bag. Hideaway hip and shoulder straps. #magnets

Back panel speaks to the attention to the detail throughout this bag. Hideaway hip and shoulder straps. #magnets

Intelligent Design.

Peak Design Travel Bag

The Travel Bag from Peak Designs is an extremely well designed, quality bag for modern carry-on adventure and business travel. view bag
Xpac exterior. Rolltop for expandability. Xpac exterior. Rolltop for expandability.

Xpac exterior. Rolltop for expandability.

Side camera access. Removable hip strap.  Side camera access. Removable hip strap.

Side camera access. Removable hip strap.

Great internal org for camera gear.  Great internal org for camera gear.

Great internal org for camera gear.

Beefy for daily carry, but doable. Can travel.  Beefy for daily carry, but doable. Can travel.

Beefy for daily carry, but doable. Can travel.

Durable. Protective. Expansive.

Compagnon Element Backpack

The Element backpack from Compagnon is durable, expandable and built to house all your daily photo/video needs. view bag
Water resistant. Expandable. Sleek.  Water resistant. Expandable. Sleek.

Water resistant. Expandable. Sleek.

Multiple side-access doors. Multiple side-access doors.

Multiple side-access doors.

Lots of ways to configure the inside of this bag.  Lots of ways to configure the inside of this bag.

Lots of ways to configure the inside of this bag.

Expandable front compartment. Expandable front compartment.

Expandable front compartment.

Water resistant, not that bad looking.  Water resistant, not that bad looking.

Water resistant, not that bad looking.

Sleek. Affordable-ish. Solid.

PGYTech OneMo Backpack

The OneMo backpack from PGYTech is a soft-shell photo/video/drone backpack with expandability and external access doors into multiple locations on the bag. view bag
Simple organization. Those two pouches on the front are very useful. Simple organization. Those two pouches on the front are very useful.

Simple organization. Those two pouches on the front are very useful.

Made with just beautiful materials. Very classy bag in person. Made with just beautiful materials. Very classy bag in person.

Made with just beautiful materials. Very classy bag in person.

Camera insert accessory available. Camera insert accessory available.

Camera insert accessory available.

Old World. Classy.

Trakke Bannoch Messenger Bag

A gorgeous messenger bag with a kind of modern urban-alpine aesthetic and absolutely lovely, dense, long-haul materials. view bag
Innovative design allows for tons of organization in this 15L messenger. Innovative design allows for tons of organization in this 15L messenger.

Innovative design allows for tons of organization in this 15L messenger.

Removable inner panels means you'll customize the bag for how you carry. Removable inner panels means you'll customize the bag for how you carry.

Removable inner panels means you'll customize the bag for how you carry.

All black boxy design. All black boxy design.

All black boxy design.

The Organizer

Nomatic Messenger Bag

The Messenger Bag from Nomatic is chock-full of organization and tech-lifestyle features for the modern commuter. view bag
Greenroom 136 Metromonger Sling

Basic Excellence

Greenroom 136 Metromonger Sling

A very sturdy and functional sling for a very affordable price, the Metromonger sling from Greenroom 136 is one every sling-person needs to know about view bag

Accessories

Photographers need some serious accessories. Here’s some of my favorite.

Comparison Videos

Get a cup of coffee and your notebook, it’s time to go deep to make a good decision.

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