Best Camera Bag for Hiking | B&C Camera

Being a nature photographer can put you in a few predicaments for possible camera damage. Needing the perfect camera bag for hiking is always good insurance for photographers. Camera bags are a fantastic resource for lugging a bunch of camera gear around with you when you're out in the middle of nowhere hiking.

What makes a good camera bag exactly? Well, let's go through the features that make a good bag.

 

Protection from the Elements

One factor when choosing a bag is how well it will keep your equipment protected. Water is a hindrance to your expensive equipment and, keeping all droplets at bay is a huge must. Look for sealed seams and water-resistant materials. A bonus is if you find a bag that comes with a rain cover.

Another protectant you will need is substantial padding in the walls to help protect your gear from dings and scratches. Unfortunately, if you are hiking, dropping your bag, or falling with it is a probability. 

 

Keeping Things Organized

With all the equipment you're carrying around, you'll need a bag that can provide you with a great organization. You'll need safe spots for your batteries, lenses, SD cards, filters and, more. Organization on the inside is important and, having an organization on the outside will also help tremendously. Think about things like loops for tripods. You will want storage for non-photography-related hiking equipment as well.

You will want to make sure you have special compartments for your laptop and camera. 

 

Ergonomics

You'll also want something comfortable and easy to carry, considering you'll have a lot of weight on your back. Look for a waist belt, padded shoulder straps and, back panels to help with the load. Another thing to consider is the distribution of the weight.

Now that we have gone over the features you want to keep your eyes peeled for, let's go over our top picks of camera hiking bags.

 

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

With its recycled fabric, the Peak Designs Everyday Backpack is perfect for eco-friendly photographers. This bag has recycled materials, anodized aluminum and, durability. One of the best parts, this bag has organization down to the T with its removable and customizable compartments.

 

Reasons to buy:

• Side panel access

• Laptop compartment

• Ample storage

 

MindShift Gear BackLight Elite 45L Backpack (Gray)

MindShift Gear BackLight Elite 45L Backpack (Gray)

This backpack gives you so much space for all of your gear (including hiking gear)! You will have water bottle pockets, walking pole loops, a laptop compartment, and even a tripod attachment! Hands down, the best part is the back camera panel. Without having to put your bag down, you can easily reach for your camera.

 

Reasons to buy:

• Comfort

• Back panel access

• Ample storage

 

WANDRD PRVKE 21 Photo Bundle

WANDRD PRVKE 21 Photo Bundle

Need to pack heavy, this is your bag! Although it is a camera bag, it doubles as a hiking-specific bag. The fabric on this bag is great because it is water-resistant. 

 

Reasons to buy:

• So much storage!

• Laptop compartment with padding

• High-quality fabric

• Comfortable

• Waist strap

  

 Lowepro Flipside Trek BP AWLowepro Flipside Trek BP AW

The Lowepro Flipside Trek BP AW might be one of the best camera bags out there. It doesn't stop at just being a camera bag; it is also great for general hiking and vacationing. This bag has ample storage (inside and out), padding for comfort and, easy access to the back panel. This bag has it all!

 

Reasons to buy:

• So many compartments!

• Extra padding and a waist belt

• Easy back panel access

• Raincover

• Lightweight

  

Promaster Jasper HalfpackPromaster Jasper Halfpack

This stylish bag goes the distance. Although it is a bit small for long distance hiking, it is durable and has many compartments to store your gear. This camera pack also offers water-resistant fabric to keep your equipment safe from the elements. This bag is great for quick travel.

 

Reasons to buy:

• Lightweight

• Stylish

• Compact

  

Lowepro Photo Hatchback

Lowepro Photo Hatchback

The Lowepro Photo Hatchback is the perfect bag for avid hikers and photographers. If you're trekking the mountains, you will have a light and comfy camera bag on your back! Not only does this bag come with plenty of storage, but it is also hydration compatible.

 

Reasons to buy:

• Lightweight

• Abundant storage

• Rugged & durable

• Very affordable

  

Mindshift Photocross 13 Backpack - Orange Ember

 Mindshift Photocross 13 Backpack - Orange Ember

This effective camera pack is small but worthy! It is durable, water-resistant, and has loads of pockets for your camera gear. One of its many bonuses is the compression strap to help keep things tight and safe on the inside. This bag is perfect for small hikes where you can carry your necessities and maybe a few extras.

 

Reasons to buy:

• Versatile

• Water bottle side pockets

• Rain cover

• Waist belt

• Affordable

 

MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L Backpack

MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L Backpack

This bag is the most practical on our list for those going on longer adventures. The nice thing about this bag is the various carrying setups. The adjustable padded shoulder strap allows you to wear the MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L Backpack on your chest or hip. This bag is also sturdy and will stay in place - wherever you place it.

 

Reasons to buy:

• Lots of storage

• Internal dividers

• Waterproof cover

• Extremely comfortable

 

 

Lowepro Pro Trekker BP 550 AW II Backpack

Lowepro Pro Trekker BP 550 AW II Backpack

The Lowepro Pro Trekker BP 550 AW II Backpack is quite the functional bag. It has a main compartment with dividers for all of your camera gear. On the outside, you'll find a zippered pocket and a secure pocket that will sit against your body. The adjustable hip belt will allow you to tighten this bag around your waist comfortably.

 

Reasons to buy:

• Quality made material

• Easy access to your camera

• Dividers are adjustable

• Functional design

 

This list of bags should help you narrow down your search for the best bag. We have you covered on purchasing the right bag for your needs - whether you are getting ready to trek on rocky terrain or you're getting ready for a small hike.

 

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