Camera Bags

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

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack It’s got a good look. “Rugged tech.” 

It’s got a good look. “Rugged tech.” 

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack Available in two sizes: kinda big and really big.

Available in two sizes: kinda big and really big.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack (Pretty solid) camera accessories and organization.

(Pretty solid) camera accessories and organization.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack Security pocket up against back.

Security pocket up against back.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack Solid laptop and tablet compartments.

Solid laptop and tablet compartments.

Rugged. Techy.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

A very stylish and functional bag for both urban and outdoor use that does not let us down in organization, durability and thoughtful design. view bag
Shimoda X30 Adventure Camera Backpack

Shimoda X30 Adventure Camera Backpack

Shimoda X30 Adventure Camera Backpack Killer water resistance and protection.

Killer water resistance and protection.

Shimoda X30 Adventure Camera Backpack Customizable camera cube setups. 

Customizable camera cube setups. 

Shimoda X30 Adventure Camera Backpack Ridiculously comfortable harness system. 

Ridiculously comfortable harness system. 

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
Cecilia Mercator Camera Backpack

Cecilia Mercator Camera Backpack

Cecilia Mercator Camera Backpack Very clean, modern, urban aesthetic. Made with seriously lovely leather. 

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

Cecilia Mercator Camera Backpack Back panel is very comfortable. (Also, comes in different colors)

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

Cecilia Mercator Camera Backpack 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).

Cecilia Mercator Camera Backpack 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
F-Stop Dalston Camera Backpack

F-Stop Dalston Camera Backpack

F-Stop Dalston Camera Backpack 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. 

F-Stop Dalston Camera Backpack 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
Boundary Supply Errant Backpack

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack Pretty killer looks, given all it’s lovely techy features. 

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

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack Excellent tech organization. Materials used here feel so good.

Excellent tech organization. Materials used here feel so good.

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack Removable camera insert, easy access from the top of the bag. 

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

Boundary Supply Errant Backpack 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
Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Slick look. Elon Musk-y.

Slick look. Elon Musk-y.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack “Side panel” design gets you in the bag from either side. 

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

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Customizable inner separators. Lots of layout options. 

Customizable inner separators. Lots of layout options. 

Peak Design Everyday Backpack 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. It's definitely a design for the centuries. view bag
Boundary Supply Prima System Backpack

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
Peak Design Travel Bag

Peak Design Travel Bag

Peak Design Travel 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. 

Peak Design Travel Bag 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)

Peak Design Travel Bag 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
Trakke Bannoch Messenger Bag

Trakke Bannoch Messenger Bag

Trakke Bannoch Messenger Bag Simple organization. Those two pouches on the front are very useful. 

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

Trakke Bannoch Messenger Bag Made with just beautiful materials. Very classy bag in person. 

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

Trakke Bannoch Messenger Bag 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
Nomatic Messenger Bag

Nomatic Messenger Bag

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

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

Nomatic Messenger Bag 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. 

Nomatic Messenger Bag 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
Peak Design’s 10L Everyday Sling

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
Greenroom 136 Metromonger Sling

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.