GroundTruth RIKR Camera Bag review: the best eco-friendly bag for photographers?

The GroundTruth RIKR camera bag is ideal for eco-conscious photographers who want easy access to gear on the move. Each bag is made from 25 plastic bottles – which is great but doesn't come cheap

Groundtruth camera bag
(Image: © James Artaius)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The GroundTruth RIKR 3L camera bag is beautifully constructed and rugged yet aesthetically pleasing. The internal padding provides protection for one camera and an attached lens. While that's about as roomy as the capacity gets, there are also plenty of pockets inside and out for camera accessories and personal bits. In short, this isn't a camera bag suitable for carrying every lens and filter that you own, but a convenient (and stylish) carrier perfect for on-the-move photography. Make no mistake, it's a premium product with a price to reflect that, but to my mind, you get what you pay for – both in terms of quality, and the knowledge that you're buying a camera bag that's incredibly environmentally conscious.


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    Well-made and gorgeous design

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    Good padding and pockets

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    Eco-conscious materials


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    Expensive price point

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    Won't fit pro DSLRs

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New photography bags are made continually, as the way we shoot changes and our kit changes size (either we upgrade to a bigger, more advanced model or upgrade to a, well, smaller, more advanced model).

We know that the best camera bags can truly enrich your shooting experience, and most of us have several camera bags for different situations – one day you might need a high-capacity backpack for squeezing everything in, while the next you'll use a smaller sling or shoulder bag for a few bits of gear. And while it makes sense to have a variety of options, there's an environmental cost to constantly buying new bags – a cost that female-founded company GroundTruth hopes to reduce by making products that are truly built to last. A buy well, buy once, sort of philosophy.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.