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Our 15 favorite photo bags for every budget

After spending hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars on camera equipment, the last thing you want to do is damage said equipment by not properly storing and transporting it. Much like laptop bags, there are thousands of camera bags on the market just waiting to safely house your gear. To make your decision easier, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite camera bags for photographers of all levels. From a rugged backcountry backpack to a luxurious leather messenger, you shouldn’t have trouble finding a bag to fit your needs and your budget. (We reference DSLRs in this article, but these bags will also accommodate mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.)

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AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag ($18)


If you want protection without any unnecessary bells and whistles, look no further than Amazon’s very own Medium DSLR Bag. It can hold one DSLR and two lenses, and even has a dedicated slot for a 12-inch tablet. It might not offer the most robust protection or stand up to brutal environments, but it gets the job done if you have a small kit. The best part is its price — only $18. That’s a lot of bang for your buck.

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Lowepro Tahoe BP 150 ($59+)


Lowepro is one of the most well-respected names in the camera bag industry. And with good reason: They produce quality bags at an affordable price point. One of the best example of this is Lowepro’s Tahoe BP 150 backpack. Capable of holding a DSLR, two lenses, a flash, and plenty of accessories, it’s a great backpack from one of the most trusted in the business.

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Case Logic DSB–101 ($107)

Case Logic DSB 101 camera bag

A camera bag doesn’t have to look fancy to get the job done. All it needs to do is securely house your expensive camera gear. And that’s exactly what Case Logic’s Luminosity Medium DSLR backpack does. At around $100, it offers quite the value considering it’s capable of holding a DSLR, up to five lenses, 12-inch tablet, and other accessories.

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Incase DSLR Pro Sling Pack ($170)

InCase DSLR Pro Sling Pack camera bag

If aesthetic appeal is as important to you as keeping your gear safe, Incase has you covered with its DSLR Pro Sling Pack. With its minimal design and simple sling style access, it’s a great bag that’s capable of holding a DSLR with an attached lens, a second lens, a 15-inch laptop, a tablet, and small accessories. For times when Mother Nature isn’t as kind as you were hoping, it comes with an integrated rainfly to keep your gear dry.

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Chrome Niko Pack Camera Backpack ($180)

Chrome Niko Pack camera bag

Chrome might not be the first company you think of when you hear camera bags, but don’t count them out. Most known for street-style bags and clothing, Chrome makes quite the impression with its Niko Pack camera backpack. Designed with Chrome’s signature aesthetics, the Niko Pack offers a save haven for a DSLR with a lens attached and room for two more lenses (or one lens and an external flash). In addition to being weather-sealed, Chrome offers a lifetime guarantee on the bag.

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