Chrome Industries - Niko Camera Backpack Review

This is the bag you grab when you need to carry all of your camera gear, the Chrome Niko Camera Backpack. Take a peek at our hands-on review for more info.

Chrome Backpack - The pack set neatly against the back of a man for full view.

The Chrome Niko Camera Backpack Review

The “All Your Gear” Camera Backpack.

To Know:

This is the bag you grab when you need to carry all of your camera gear.

From the minute you put the bag on you can tell it was designed for photographers on the move. The padded straps, chest / waist buckles, back pad, and side / front straps makes it both comfortable and easy to carry heavy gear. The rectangular shape fits snug against your back the reinforced strap attachments fits around your hips. The bag lots has lots of storage options. The top has a padded compartment for your main camera, the front pockets fits a tablet or 13” laptop, and the back unzips to access the main compartment where your gear is organized using customized velcro dividers.

If you’re looking for a serious camera backpack that is mobile, tough, and ready to carry a lot of gear...this is for you.

What We Love:

Go Anywhere

From the city to the mountains to the airplane, this bag is built to carry your gear no matter where you go. It’s rugged 1050D ballistic nylon body can handle the rain plus the day to day wear and tear.

Fits A Lot Of Gear

You may have to borrow a friends gear to fill it up. The top compartment is quick access to your main camera. The front slot holds a tablet or 13” laptop. The main body has configurable, velcro dividers to configure how you want.

Super Comfortable

You can carry a lot of gear all day long. The back pad and ergonomic strap design holds the bag tight to your lower back. The chest and waist straps give you that extra stability for when you’re on the move.



Bag Type:


Trip Length:

1 Day

Best For:

Single day shoots or photo adventures, no matter where it is.

Shop Chrome Industries

A serious camera backpack for when you’re on the move and need to carry a lot of gear.

This bag was made for photographers who are moving. The way it fits on your body and tightens down to your chest and lower back gives you confidence you can carry everything you need, all day long. The rectangular shape maximizes the packing space and the quality of the materials really stands out when you get this bag in your hands.

Chrome took their years of making bags for people who live in the city, and brought it to this camera bag.

  • Take It On Wheels: Whether you’re on a bike or skateboard, its full-back comfort protects all that you bring against your body without worry.
  • Breathability: EVA foam back panel for means hours and hours of wear with comfort and breathability.
  • Tripod Ready: Keep your hands free with side access pockets for tripods.
  • Water-Resistant: High quality protection; tough tarp outer shell with soft tricot liner to fight back against nasty weather.

What It Fits

This bag fits everything. It has three main compartments.

The top, padded pocket fits your main camera. We were able to fit Canon 5D Mark 4 with a 70-200mm attached. The front pocket is also padded and fits a tablet or 13” laptop, yes only a 13”. The back of the bag unzips and includes a configurable body with removable velcro dividers. You can configure this main body anyway you like from five small compartments to one large compartment. It’s large enough to fit multiple cameras, lenses, or a Mavic drone.

If you are looking for the extras...the pocket flaps have zipper pouches on the inside, the side of the bag has two buckle straps to hold tripods, and the front of the bag has zippers to hold a board.

If you are looking for capacity and modularity, this bag will be your new photo friend.

The pack you can carry all of your gear in.

Stuff your whole rig in and it fits!

Protective chest buckles for extra support.

Discrete sillouhette.

The Details

Chrome has been making bags for 24 years and it shows. All of the small details are dialed in for photography on the move.

You’ll notice the 1050D nylon material of the bag when you get it in your hands, it just feels tough. The 400D tarp interior protects gear with plush padding. The ergonomic shoulder strap design makes it an ideal fit for a wider range of sizes and body types.

What It Has:

  • Waterproof: Light rain
  • Zippers: Coated zippers for high quality protection
  • Water Bottle Pocket: Yes
  • Laptop Sleeve: Up to 13”
  • Tripod Carry: Yes
  • Adjustable Straps: Yes
  • All-day comfort: Yes

What It Fits:

  • Camera: 2 DSLR bodies and 3 lenses
  • Lens: Up to 70mm-200mm
  • Flash: Ultra-Lite Flashes
  • Storage: Lacie Rugged Drives
  • Shoes: Birkenstocks


  • Size 20" H, 10" W, 7" D
  • Volume 23L
  • Weight 3.4 lbs
  • Interior side elastic pockets
  • Front flap with dual compression straps
  • Front zip pocket beneath flap with interior quilted tricot lining
  • Rear zip pocket for documents and prints
  • 1000d TPE Tarp
  • Quilted tricot lining

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