A good camera backpack is the key to successful photography on the go — but it can't be just any old bag. To capture high-quality images and ensure that you don't get tired quickly, you need one of the best camera backpacks — one that's specifically designed to hold camera gear. Here are a few things to consider when picking one out:
- Capacity: Camera backpacks vary widely when it comes to how much gear they can hold. The options on my list can all accommodate a camera body and at least one lens, while some fit as many as four or five lenses (and one option can even hold a second camera). Also, consider whether you want room for extra items like snacks, a change of clothes, a laptop, or a tablet.
- Comfort: Whether you're strolling around town or hiking in the woods for days, having a bag with soft, comfortable straps and proper ergonomic cushioning will make a huge difference.
- Durability: A good backpack should have durable fabric, strong stitching, and robust zippers and buckles to ensure it can take a beating. You'll probably want a bag that offers some water-resistance, too — even better if it comes with a fully waterproof cover.
Below, I've made a list of the best camera backpacks based on these factors. Whether you're an amateur hobbyist or a seasoned pro, there's something on the list for you.