GroundTruth RIKR backpack review: a stunnning eco-friendly camera bag

GroundTruth's RIKR backpack is a stunning eco-friendly everyday bag for those who enjoy both urban shooting and outdoor and travel photography

(Image: © James Artauis)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The GroundTruth RIKR backpack isn't a dedicated camera bag, but it's still a good everyday choice for photographers who are also eco-conscious, as it's made from 100% recycled materials, carbon neutral, sturdy, waterproof, and capacious (and did I mention stylish?). There are many ways to configure the bag to suit your needs, and there's plenty of room inside for several cameras, lenses, and personal gear – if you don't mind the lack of internal dividers. This bag is a premium product with a premium price, but with a 10-year guarantee, it is built to last (and admire).


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    Beautifully made

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    100% recycled materials

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    Laptop compartment


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    Expensive ($340/£290)

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    Heavy and bulky

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    No internal dividers

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There are many things to consider when you buy a new camera bag; capacity, price, waterproofing, and even style, to name a few. But now sustainability is just as important to many photographers when it comes to buying products, not to mention ethical credentials.

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.