Are you a photographer who also loves to travel? How about a traveler with an affinity for photography?
Potato, po-TAH-toe–either way, you’re going to need a cute and functional camera bag to tote your weapon of choice along on your travel adventures, and I’ve rounded up some of the best around.
Not only are these camera bags stylish, but they’ve received rave reviews from happy travelers and photographers and come at a wide range of prices to fit every budget.
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Stylish Camera Bags for the Traveling Photographer
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Vintage Look Britpop DSLR Waterproof Camera Bag
This bag is compact and lightweight, with room for a DSLR with kit lens + a smaller lens like a nifty fifty. Ideal if you don’t need to tote extra lenses and want to remain relatively discreet while sightseeing. The cross-body strap allows easy access to your camera without needing to remove the bag. The reddish faux-leather exterior makes this bag a beautiful accessory that can even double as a regular purse if needed! The best part? It costs just $18.99.
Messenger DSLR Camera Bag
This messenger bag is slightly roomier, with enough space for a DSLR body, 1-2 standard lenses, a 10.1″ tablet, and other small accessories. Front and side pockets add to your toting capacity. The padded interior keeps your items safe and secure, and the multiple straps mean you can carry it however you please. This bag is the perfect size to act as your carry-on and will fit under any seat. The back panel doubles as a cart sleeve so you can slide it over the handle of your rolling luggage.
BESTEK Waterproof Camera Rucksack
For the photographer with a fair number of lenses and accessories, this highly-functional camera backpack might be just what you need for your travel adventures. The casual design feels more like a backpack than a camera bag, but inside, the numerous padded compartments provide shock-proof protection for your gear. This bag also comes with a laptop compartment and a side pocket for carrying your favorite tripod.
Caden Professional Camera Bag
This beautiful silver camera bag is perfect for outdoor photography adventures and the design is chic and perfect for men or women. Padded dividers keep your lenses and accessories organized, and sliding compartment in the lower half of bag can be fully removed to instantly convert this pack from camera bag to leisure bag. Contains enough room for a 14″ laptop and comes with sternum strap and detachable waist strap to keep weight properly distributed.
PURPLE RELIC DSLR Camera Bag for Women
Add a pop of color to your travel accessories with this purse-like camera bag (it’s available in red, too!). The floral interior is just as beautiful as the exterior and features removable padded inserts, so this bag really can double as your handbag. It fits a wide range of both full frame and compact DSLR cameras with room for additional lenses.
Koolertron Professional Canvas Camera Backpack
This beauty comes in a wide range of colors and patterns, weighs just 1.76 pounds, and holds a whole heck of a lot. The body is divided into two sections, the bottom half holding camera and lenses, and the top half perfect for accessories. It also has a back panel that can hold a small laptop and a zippered mesh pocket for securing small items.
Allison Camera Bag with Dual Front Pouches
This camera bag is an ideal travel companion for fashion-forward photographers. Enough room for a DSLR body with battery grip attached, as well as an extra lens. A zippered pocket on the interior keeps small items safe, and padded inserts keep camera gear from knocking together. The exterior is made from vegan black leather and has several more pockets (three zippered pockets on the front, and one large open pocket on the back).
Evecase Large Canvas Messenger
The classic camera bag, this brown canvas messenger comes with removable padded inserts, enough room for your camera body and 1-2 lenses, a padded tablet sleeve (large enough for 10.1″) and three SD card pockets. The shoulder strap can be adjusted in length for a comfortable carry, and it’s a stylish bag for both ladies and fellas.
What do you look for in your perfect camera bag for travel?