Chrome Niko 3.0 Camera Backpack: for the photographer who needs 4 tripods

This new version of a big camera backpack classic makes room for a larger laptop and can carry up to four tripods

Chrome Niko 3.0 Camera Backpack review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Ultra-tough and waterproof, the latest version of this iconic camera backpack is ideal for outdoor photographers dealing with the elements. We love that this new version can take a larger laptop and can take just about as many tripods as you can attach to it.


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    Access to camera from sides and back

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    Now fits a 16-inch Macbook Pro and a tablet

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    Useful top section

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    Wipe-clean area where muddy tripod feet sit


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    Weighs 2kg when empty

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    Hip-belt is very basic

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    Side-entry door is fiddly

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Even a classic sometimes needs updating. Although it's been around for the best part of a decade, Chrome’s Niko Camera Backpack has never been one of our favorite camera backpacks – until now.

By adding a couple of key new additions to its design – notably new side access flaps and a tablet sleeve – this new 3.0 version widens its appeal to all kinds of landscape and outdoor photographers after the perfect outdoor camera bag to protect their gear against the elements.

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.