Best photo backpacks: 6 top models tested and rated

    | Accessories | Reviews | 23/05/2013 00:01am

    Five things to look for in a photo backpack

    A Layman's Guide to photo backpacks

    The right backpack for you will depend on the kit you want to carry. Consider all these things when buying one

    01 Quick access
    Some recent designs have quick-access openings so you can get at your camera and lens without having to take the backpack off your shoulders and open the main photo compartment flap.

    02 Whatever the weather
    All the backpacks in this test group are shower-proof. For extra protection in foul weather, some come with a slip-over rain cover.

    03 Take to the skies
    Photo backpacks work well as carry-on bags when you’re flying. All the bags on test should be small enough to comply with size restrictions but you may need to keep an eye on weight limits.

    04 Tripod attachment
    A tripod attachment system is good to have. This enables you to secure a tripod to the outside of the bag for hands-free carrying.

    05 Laptop compartment
    Many backpacks feature a separate laptop or tablet compartment but some are quite small, so it’s best to check the dimensions before you buy.

    Best photo backpacks: Hama Daytour 230
    Best photo backpacks: Manfrotto Veloce VII
    Best photo backpacks: Lowepro Flipside 400 AW
    Best photo backpacks: Tamrac Expedition 6x
    Best photo backpacks: Think Tank Photo Glass Limo
    Best photo backpacks: Vanguard Quovio 44
    Five things to look for in a photo backpack


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