The Best Camera Backpacks for Modern Photographers and Filmmakers

We’re back to bring another bag review, this one specifically around camera backpack made specifically for creatives needing a little extra oomph.

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We’re back to bring another bag review, this one specifically around camera backpack made specifically for creatives. Many people have different needs for their creative and travelling lifestyle, so it was imperative that we bring forth a diverse list of backpacks that fit the desires for every individual. Some are stylish, some more functional — yet, all must include excellent quality materials, pockets for cameras and journals, and a heck ton of comfort (if there’s extra straps involved). Compiled from the team at Moment, below surfaces bags that we have each tried, loved, and own for ourselves. Low and behold — the best travel camera backpacks made for any photography or film maker alike.

At a Glance...

Roll top for easy access of lots of packing.

Taking in the sights with the backpack.

To Know:

The backpack to work anywhere, travel everywhere. Whether spilling your morning coffee or getting caught in a rainstorm, the waterproof materials will protect your gear. The interior organization was intuitively designed so gear management is simple. Padded and breathable shoulder straps are comfortable all day for both women and men. A unique side access zip makes it fast to grab gear without unloading your pack. A bag that stands on its own is important, so we designed the base so the bag doesn't fall over when it’s set down. Available in two sizes, you can pick the right bag for your frame. Part work, part traveler… This is the minimal daypack we always wanted.

What We Love:

Super Organized

Multiple gear and personal item storage pockets.

Protective

Low profile padding for extra protection against drops.

Fast Side Access

Side access to main compartment makes grabbing gear on the go quick and easy.

The Details:

Brand: Moment

Product Type: Laptop Bag

Best For: Everyday remote workers and people needing a backpack, but paired with our camera insert, it's rugged enough to protect your most valuable gear.

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Moment

MTW Backpack

The minimal daypack you always wanted is here! The Moment Travelwear Backpack 17L or 21L has a classic look, ultimate organization, camera insert compatibility

Buy for $99.99

To Know:

This backpack system comes with every accessory you could ever ask for. It even comes with an instruction manual. After looking through the simple illustrations, you’ll be inspired to pack smarter (and amazed at how much fits in this compact-yet-durable backpack). That confusing name is pronounced “provoke”, and after using this backpack for a while, we’re provoked to carry our cameras with us a lot more often. ;)

What We Love:

The minimalist style says streetwear, but the materials and technical design are straight out of the backpacking world. We didn’t think a backpack this small could fit this much, look this good, or inspire us to carry all our gear to more places, but the WNDRD PRVKE 31 does just that. And with the included rainfly and camera cube, you just ran out of excuses not to get out there and shoot.

The Details:

Brand: WANDRD

Bag Type: Backpack

Best For: Those who carry a LOT of stuff, but need the proper compartments to do so.

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WANDRD

PRVKE Camera Backpack - Second Edition

Shop the Wandrd PRVKE 21L & 31L camera backpacks in all of their colors. Perfect for daily carry and light weight camera photo missions.

Buy for $239.00

Made for the photographer in mind.

Large enough to carry all that you need.

Sleek profile.

To Know:

It’s the bag you can take everywhere you need to go, hence the name. Peak’s most iconic and award-winning pack for everyday carry is built for quick access, high-quality protection, and configurable organization. Features a sleek, clean profile, high-grade hardware for extra protection, and minimal straps. This second generation of Peak’s Everyday Pack boasts both stylistic and functionality updates from the feedback of original users of its first generation. Additionally, it’s 400D weatherproof exterior shell is proudly more sustainable than the previous model.

What We Love:

After collecting years of feedback from users, Peak upgraded their award winning pack with style and function upgrades. 400D weatherproof exterior shell is proudly more sustainable than the previous model. 3 Flexfold divider system makes it easy to stack photo, video, or everyday gear in a way that works for you. And a dedicated back sleeve for a laptop up to 15” to keep everything safe and sturdy against your rear. High grade hardware, like the newly designed MagLatch, makes quick top access easy with dual side compartments topped with waterproof zippers.

The Details:

Brand: Peak Design

Bag Type: Backpack

Best For: Coffee shop dates, daily commutes, carry-on luggage, road trips, and days in the city.

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Peak Design

Everyday Backpack v2 20L / 30L

One of the best camera bags that is also an everyday backpack now got better! Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L / 30L V2 is comfortable, durable, sustainable

Buy for $279.95

Like a Jansport, but higher quality and made for a camera.

Taylor pulling off the all-black look.

Water bottle? No problem.

To Know:

The Jumper Backpack is like a 90’s Jansport pack, but for your camera. It has a simple, minimal style on the outside and the camera organizers you want on the inside. Just large enough to carry your laptop, daily essentials, a camera, and a lens...this is our new favorite day pack. The top has room for a few shirts and your overnight essentials. The back stores your laptop with a waterproof zipper enclosed sleeve. The bottom is a configurable camera cube to hold a dslr, single lens, or drone. And both sides have zipper access to your camera gear no matter which side you stored it on. If you’re looking for a day pack that doesn’t look like a camera bag, this is for you.

What We Love:

The Jumper Backpack has a simple, minimal vibe on the outside, with hecka camera protection on the inside. While it’s organizational options on the inside makes it easy to carry any combination of a dslr, single lens, drone, or small tripod. With a dedicated sleeve for your laptop and enough space to fit some clothes, this is our new go-to day pack. The design is super pared back. No extra bells or whistles. And with 5 super fun colors, we might need one for every day of the week!

The Details:

Brand: Brevite

Bag Type: Everyday Backpack

Best For: Coffee dates, city exploration, a carry-on, work trips, and anyone who wants a good looking pack.

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Brevitē

Jumper Photo Backpack

You'd love a 90’s Jansport bag on the outside, a camera bag on the inside? The Jumper Backpack by Brevite is it! Fits a 15" laptop and has a side tripod holder

Buy for $169.99

To Know:

Inspired by long road trips and shooting film, this is the shoulder bag we’ve always wanted to make. With the perfect blend of size and organization, it’s designed to carry everything you need and nothing you don’t. The rugged 500d Recycled Nylon and technical gridstop are weatherproof and durable for all conditions. Always by your side, zip, cargo and stretch pockets allow quick access to your small items. And the adjustable strap allows you to dial in a perfect fit for either crossbody or shoulder carry. This one’s for the roadtripper in all of us. We hope you have a looong weekend.

What We Love:

Adjustable shoulder strap fits all sizes

Can be worn over the shoulder or crossbody

Main zip closure with durable YKK zipper

Exterior cargo and drawstring pockets for quick access

The Details:

Brand: Long Weekend

Product Type: Shoulder Bag

Best For: Film photographers, creators with super minimal camera setups, or anyone needing a shoulder bag for daily carry.

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Long Weekend

Santa Fe Shoulder Bag

Need a bag with the perfect blend of size and organization? The Santa Fe is weatherproof and durable for all conditions, a great companion on long road trips

Buy for $69.99

How We Tested

We have tested each of these backpacks utilizing extensive use and research from our own members of the team. Our creatives at Moment are dedicated to providing only honest and well-rounded reviews and best of round-ups for other likeminded individuals looking to make their next purchase. Low and behold, here were our favorites. Thanks for tuning in!