12 Best Camera Bags for Travelers

Whether you're scaling the edge of a mountain or taking a stroll downtown, these are the best on-the-go camera bags for any photographer's adventures (and budget).

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May 03, 2021

From backpacks and sling bags to rolling suitcases and belt bags, there are a lot of camera bag options for both professional and amateur photographers alike. Some bags offer extensive, compartmentalized storage for full-fledged camera kits, while others simply offer a safe, secure spot for a single camera. Shop our top budget-friendly camera bag picks for every photographer and travel adventure.

Best Camera Bags With Extra Storage


Are you that photographer who always needs at least two camera bodies on them at all times? This bag is the one for you. Although it's pricey, the extensive storage, external tripod mount and weatherproof cover make this bag worth every penny for photographers on the go.

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Saying this bag has extra compartments is an understatement. This fully convertible camera bag has a compartment for your 15-inch laptop, a tripod holder with straps and numerous compartments for your lens and camera. It's compatible with almost all DSLR bodies, and the middle compartment unzips from the bag to transform it into a travel bag.

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Sometimes a backpack's limited storage just doesn't suffice, and if it does, the heavy-duty gear can be a serious strain on your back. With adjustable compartments, this bag can hold numerous lenses and two large camera bodies, as well as other camera gear. It's also the perfect size as a carry-on, making traveling with your camera gear easy as ever.

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For those photographers who have one DSLR body and a couple of lenses, this bag offers the perfect amount of storage. With adjustable organizers to store your gear, this bag will make room for all your go-to camera essentials. It's also lightweight, so that's a plus for travelers.

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Best Camera Bags for Outdoor Adventures


It's in the name — this bag is for the ultimate explorer and traveler. Whether you're out hiking, camping or scaling the edge of a mountain, this bag allows for easy access to your equipment. The adjustable harness allows for a hug-like fit to ensure the bag's weight is evenly distributed throughout your hips and front torso for little to no strain on your back or shoulders.

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This Manfrotto medium bag is great for hikers and photographers on the go. With a removable camera insert, a padded back panel and a roomy, organized interior, this bag will keep all your camera essentials in neat, safe storage.

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Best Waterproof Camera Bags


Durable, protective camera bags aren't traditionally the most fashionable accessory you can wear. Well, this camera bag begs to differ, with numerous compartments, a drawer-like lower compartment with a built-in camera shoulder bag and an attractive design. It's also waterproof, so you can stash your gear in the middle of a downpour during your outdoor shoot for safekeeping.

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Taking a trip to your daughter's soccer game or your son's recital and don't want to lug around that huge camera bag? Make this your go-to camera bag for those quick trips you bring your camera to. Its stylish design is both shockproof and waterproof, so you know your gear is safe.

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If you're quite the adventurer and often find yourself in water, this is your go-to bag. Not only is it shock-resistant and waterproof, but it floats for easy retrieval. Plus, it has tons of storage space.

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Best Sling Camera Bags


With optimal comfort, a sling bag is a great alternative to the traditional-style backpack if you're not traveling with an extensive gear collection. This bag comes with adjustable padded dividers, a quick-access side opening and multiple storage compartments.

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This Lowepro Sling Bag is perfect for lightweight gear, and it has an expandable compartment that increases capacity by about 30 percent. Its fully padded removable camera box gives your camera gear all the protection it needs.

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Best Belt Camera Bag

Yes, it's a fanny pack. But its accessibility to your equipment is a huge plus, and it comes with four dividers for an organized arrangement of gear. This is an efficient way of accessing your gear, especially if you want to embrace the full-on tourist vibe.

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