These days, photographers have the luxury of a variety of camera backpacks.
They have tough exteriors to protect gear and multiple access points from capturing those fleeting shots. The interiors are flexible and well-padded so they can be tailored to your equipment. They’re also packed with key features to make it easy to transport heavy loads over long distances.
Our curated selection of the top camera backpacks for 2022 will suit any style, whether you are interested in shooting action, landscapes, or street life.
Peak Design Everyday Backpack
There are camera bags, and then there is Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack. This pack is a great combination of high-quality build quality, thoughtful, innovative touches, and clean urban looks.
Large zippered side panels and a MagLatch top flap allow quick access to contents. The latter makes the bag expandable. Three configurable FlexFold dividers are built into the interior to protect and organize your drone, camera bodies, and lenses.
However, the list of innovative features and design details doesn’t end there. The adjustable 15-inch laptop sleeve provides extra space for tablets and documents. There are also tons of pockets inside and outside that can hold house cards, cords and water bottles. For optimal comfort, the padded shoulder straps pivot at the axial points and can be stowed under a magnetic sleeve when not needed. The 100% recycled 400D weatherproof shell comes with the most amazing zippers we have ever seen.
Wandrd All-New PRVKE
The Wandrd All-New PrVKE is a sturdy camera bag with cool photography-specific features and modern aesthetics.
It’s made from Robic 1680D ballistic nylon and tarpaulin. It has a clamshell opening that allows easy packing and quick access to gear. The new back panel and shoulder straps offer unrivaled comfort while on the go.
This backpack has tons of organization pockets, including tablet and laptop sleeves, an expandable rolltop, and easy access via the back and side panels. It’s easily one of 2022’s best camera backpacks.
Boundary Supply Errant Packaging
The Errant pack from Boundary Supply, one of the most versatile camera bags on the list, is an EDC backpack that’s also very adaptable. It’s made from tough 500-denier nylon Kodra and has a durable, waterproof finish. The backpack is stylish and minimalist.
The clamshell design allows you to access your belongings easily. Multiple intuitive pockets help keep smaller items organized and at your fingertips. The bottom compartment is perfect for shoes and wet clothes and can also be used to store your tablet or laptop sleeves. The best thing about the Errant is its compatibility with Boundary Supply modular accessories. These include two types of camera inserts.
Solgaard The Horizon
This backpack is for you if you are looking for a compact and lightweight camera bag. The Horizon was constructed from Solgaard’s Shore-Tex fabric, a water-repellent fabric made from ocean-bound polymers. It also features heavy-duty stitching.
Dual side pockets make it easy to swap out a camera or lenses in a flash. A drop-proof laptop compartment protects your device from drops and impacts. The removable padded partitions can be tailored to suit a variety of camera gear sets.
The bag’s top opening makes access to accessories such as cables, hard drives and glasses easy. These are organized in various pockets and compartments and neatly organized. You’ll find 4 secret pockets and four strap pockets to keep your valuables safe.
Shimoda Action X30
Do you want a high-quality camera bag that can handle anything? Enter Shimoda Act X30, an adventure-ready backpack that makes outdoor photography as easy and enjoyable as possible.
It was designed with action-oriented content creators and featured multiple access points, an extendable roll-top design, and strong TPU outside straps to secure skis, helmets or tripods to your pack. The large main compartment is big enough to hold Shimoda’s Medium Mirrorless Core Unit Version 2, which holds a camera, at least one lens and accessories.
The Action X30’s height-adjustable padded harness allows for customizing the Action X30 to fit a variety of back lengths. It also makes it easy to carry heavy loads. There are also options for women-specific straps. The lightweight, extra-durable materials, flexible storage options, and exceptional comfort make this backpack the ideal choice for adventure photography.