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The Best Camera Backpacks for Creatives

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

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Best Camera Backpacks for Creatives

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...

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Roll top for easy access of lots of packing.

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Taking in the sights with the backpack.

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

Price: $299.00

Bag Type: Backpack

Trip Length: 1 Day

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

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Made for the photographer in mind.

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Large enough to carry all that you need.

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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

Price: $259.95 - $289.95

Bag Type: Backpack

Trip Length: 2-3 Day

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

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

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Taylor pulling off the all-black look.

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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

Price: $119.00

Bag Type: Backpack

Trip Length: 1 Day

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

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Harness with proper protection.

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The pack you can carry all of your gear in.

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An opened backpack with lots of gear inside to see compartamentalization.

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 make 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 have lots of storage options. The top has a padded compartment for your main camera, the front pockets fit a tablet or 13” laptop, and the back unzips to access the main compartment where your gear is organized using customized velcro dividers.

What We Love:

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. You may have to borrow a friend's 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. 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.

The Details:

Brand: Chrome Industries

Price: $200.00

Bag Type: Backpack

Trip Length: 1 Day

Best For: Literally anywhere. Rugged enough for the trails, but stylish enough for city commutes.

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How We Tested

We have tested each of these backpacks utilizing extensive use and research from our own members of the team. Andrew Kearns and Taylor Pendleton are both filmmakers and photographers looking for camera backpacks that not only have space and organization for each of their pieces of gear, but comfortable enough for all day shoots. 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!

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Train travel with the Peak Design 20L.

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