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).

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.
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

$250

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.

Buy It
$50

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.

Buy It
$219

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.

Buy It

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.

Buy It

Best Camera Bags for Outdoor Adventures

$280

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.

Buy It

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.

Buy It

Best Waterproof Camera Bags

$70

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.

Buy It
$26

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.

Buy It

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.

Buy It

Best Sling Camera Bags

$33

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.

Buy It

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.

Buy It

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.

Buy It

Next Up

The Best Bags for Traveling With Kids

Whether the sunshine season has you hitting the road or exploring your city, the right bag might mean the difference between a successful trip or a downright disastrous one — especially when you're toting everything your kids need on a minute-by-minute basis.

Save On Top Outdoor Brands During Backcountry.com's Rare Blowout Sale

For backyard adventures now and travel adventures later.

5 Little Things That Our Staff Uses to Make Traveling Better

Traveling doesn't feel like a drag with these small smart items in your bag.

This Waterproof Shoe Is My Go-To for Adventure Travel

These shoes are lightweight, 100% waterproof and perfect for travel.

17 Must-Pack Essentials That'll Make Any Ski Trip Better

Skis? Check. Boots? Check. Sunscreen? Helmet? Travel mug? Don't worry, we made your packing list. Here are the essential items you won't want to forget for your next skiing getaway.

This Insulated Mug Is Perfect for Anyone Who Wants to Keep Coffee Hot for Days

Not only does this Stanley Master Series bottle keep coffee hot for days, but it'll keep ice cream frozen overnight, too.

Away Is Having Another Sale and the Details Are Too Good Not to Share

Now's your chance to snag a beautiful and built-to-last suitcase without breaking the bank.

Top-Rated Travel Gear on Amazon Right Now

Are you road-ready? Don't forget some noise-canceling headphones and clever packing cubes. Top-rated travel gear is just a click away on Amazon.

12 Warm + Cozy Travel Accessories You Didn't Know You Needed

Don't let gray skies and snow get you down! Shop these winter travel essentials and stay nice and snug as you approach your destination.

How Smart Is the Genius Pack?

We tested to see whether a popular carry-on suitcase with built-in organizers could eliminate the hassle of checking a bag, and here's what we found out.

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

On TV

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.

Related Pages