If you’re a professional photographer on a quest for the ultimate landscape photo, chances are, you’ll be carrying a lot of stuff. There is your camera, of course, additional lenses, maybe a tripod. And all that has to fit into one backpack, plus some food and water for the trip.
Basically, what you need to do is a highly versatile backpack that will be able to carry all of your equipment, and be comfortable enough so you can keep moving without any back pain.
Our Selection of the 5 Best Camera Backpacks for Hiking:
If you’re in need of a camera backpack right now, you’ve come to the right place. For you, we’ve got five of the best hiking camera backpacks on the market below.
Our penultimate product is another Lowepro backpack. This is yet another high-class backpack and features almost all the commodities Lowepro Whistler does. The backpack is very spacious and can accommodate up to two DSLR cameras, eight lenses and even a 200mm one, plus a 15-inch laptop. The backpack has been made to facilitate easy and quick access so you can be as mobile and efficient as possible.
Of course, the backpack has been made to be as comfortable as possible. The straps have been made to distribute as much weight as evenly so your back won’t become sore after a long day of hiking. The pack can accommodate a tripod like the Whistler, but not the skies.
Second up, there is the Lowepro Whistler BP450. This is a more professional backpack and it will cost you somewhere around 300 bucks. However, with increased price comes better quality, and Lowepro backpacks are some of the best around.
This backpack is quite sturdy, and a perfect all-around item. There is no weather condition that the backpack won’t protect your equipment from – be it rain, dust, wind, dirt, your equipment will stay dry and ready or use. The spacious pack can fit a pro DSLR camera, three 58mm lenses, and you can also attach a tripod and skies if need be on the sides.
At spot number three is the Goin Hiking Camera Backpack. At about $25, Goin is the most affordable backpack you can get that will still satisfy your needs. The pack has enough room for a DSLR camera, few lenses and other camera equipment.
The pack also has an excellent waist strap and wide shoulder straps that will distribute the weight evenly, and reduce the strain on your shoulders. The dividers can also be removed, so you can use the backpack as a regular one. The entire thing is lined with special fabric that will keep your equipment snug and safe.
Last but not least is the Mind Shift Gear BackLight Backpack. This superb backpack can provide enough storage for anything and everything you want to take with you. 15-inch laptop/tablet? No problem. You can fit up to two cameras and 6 lenses into this well-organized pack, and you can mount a tripod/monopod on the outside.
It should also be said that the backpack is super comfortable. Not only because of the straps and weight distribution, but the very material is soft, and the protruded pads offer support to your back. The pack also has two large water bottle pockets.
Our first backpack is one of the most affordable. Costing only about $60, Zeznia is a very good choice if you’re on a budget. But be not fooled by the product’s low price. This backpack is no different than some of the most expensive ones.
The Zeznia has enough room for a 17-inch laptop, two camera bodies, four to six 300mm lenses, tripod, water bottles and much more. The backpack comes with a waist strap and ensures that the weight is distributed evenly over your body. It also comes with an all-weather rain cover that will protect your most valuable pieces of equipment.
And that’s it for our list. We hope you now have a good idea as to what to expect from camera backpacks. A backpack should not only be spacious, but comfortable too, and the ones on our list offer both of these benefits.
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