Best photo backpacks: 6 top models tested and rated

Best photo backpacks: 6 top models tested and rated

Best photo backpacks: Manfrotto Veloce VII

Best photo backpacks: Manfrotto Veloce VII

Price: £70, $110
Buy it: www.manfrotto.co.uk
This is a full photo backpack with space for seven items. As you’d expect from a Manfrotto bag, tripods are particularly well catered for, with both an external attachment fastener and a full-length internal section for smaller tripods.

We feel the latter is more useful for carrying oversized lenses.

To help keep the carrying surface clean, the main opening into the bag is at the rear, so you lay the bag down on its front for access.

There’s also a top opening so you can grab your camera and attached lens without opening the whole bag.

The laptop section is particularly large but there’s no separate opening for this.

Unusually, the backpack has no waist strap and there’s no slip-over rain cover either.

Our Verdict
Pros… Spacious throughout and accommodates a 17-inch laptop
Cons… No rain cover. The lack of a waist strap reduces stability
WE say… It’s well made but not fantastically good value

Score: 4/5

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  • jmeyer

    Ach, you’re right! We’ve now fixed this and the correct Pros and Cons are now in place. Thanks for pointing that out!

  • jmeyer

    Thanks, Scott. Now fixed.