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.
We’re back to bringing another bag review, specifically around camera backpacks explicitly made for creatives. Many people have different needs for their creative and traveling lifestyles, so we needed to bring forth a diverse list of backpacks that fit the desires of every individual.
Some are stylish, some more functional — yet, all must include excellent quality materials, pockets for cameras and journals, and a ton of comfort (if extra straps are involved). Compiled from the team at Moment, below are bags that we have each tried, loved, and owned for ourselves.
Lo and behold — the best travel camera backpacks for any photographer or filmmaker.
1. DayChaser Camera Pack 35L
Best For: Creators want a pack that's extremely durable and will keep up with extended travels.
The DayChaser backpack is the perfect blend of comfort and convenience for all your travel photography needs. Custom-designed to fit your body comfortably, no matter how full it is, the DayChaser provides unlimited opportunities to configure your storage space. With plenty of room for cameras, clothing, water bottles, and other daily essentials, you'll never be without the items you need while on the go. Years of travel photography experience have been packed into one ultimate carrying solution!
The 500D KODRA outer shell of this garment has been impregnated with a DWR finish, offering superior protection from water and moisture. A double-layered waterproof backing adds an extra layer of defense against the elements, while uncoated fabric construction and lightweight padding keep the item's overall weight to a minimum of just 5 lbs 2oz.
This camera bag features 16L of space and is fully padded to keep your gear safe and secure. It also has removable, padded dividers so you can customize the interior to fit whatever you need to carry.
DayChaser Travel Camera Pack - 35L
Looking for The Most Versatile Travel & Camera Backpack? The DayChaser brings all-day comfort, is fully customizable, and packs your camera gear and essentialsBuy for $249.99
2. MTW Backpack 17L
Best For: Everyday remote workers and those wanting a simple backpack for light tech gear.
The backpack to work anywhere, and 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.
Multiple storage pockets.
Low profile padding for extra protection against drops.
Fast Side Access
Side access to the main compartment makes grabbing gear on the go quick and easy.
The minimal daypack you always wanted is here! The Moment Travelwear Backpack 17L or 21L has a classic look, ultimate organization, camera insert compatibilityBuy for $79.99
3. WANDRD’s PRVKE 31L Backpack
Best For: Those who carry a LOT of stuff, but need the proper compartments to do so.
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.
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.
PRVKE Camera Backpack
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
4. Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack 20L
Best For: Coffee shop dates, daily commutes, carry-on luggage, road trips, and days in the city.
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.
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, sustainableBuy for $279.99
5. Brevite’s Jumper Backpack
Best For: Minimal packers with a need for a classic silhouette design.
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.
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 holderBuy for $169.99
6. Long Weekend Santa Fe Shoulder Bag
Best For: Film photographers, creators with super minimal camera setups, or anyone needing a shoulder bag for daily carry.
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 grid stop 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 road-tripper in all of us. We hope you have a 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 tripsBuy for $59.99
7. Shimoda Action X70 Backpack
Best For: Cinema-level filmmakers and photographers need something that will last a lifetime, no matter where you are.
The Action X70 accommodates larger Cine, Digital Video, and DSLR camera kits. Its 70L of volume carries a lot of gear and is supported by an extra-plush, supportive removable belt, and adjustable shoulder strap system. Like all Action X series packs, it features an expandable roll-top that can quickly add 7 liters of volume to the bag. Two large side pockets are great for packing gimbals. The shoulder straps have two zipper sleeves to carry most phone sizes, plus accessories or a water bottle. The X70 also makes a great camping bag for photographers chasing sunrises in remote locations.
Action X70 Backpack
Are you taking a ton of gear on your travels? The Action X70 will fit it all and then some. Comfortable, durable, and designed to house a camera cube.Buy for $359.99