If you are looking for a bag for your DSLR camera that can handle all of your gear you came to the right place. I made a top with the best camera backpacks and bags on the market that are available right now. And by best I mean top quality and subjective aspects which I considered to be important. Price is not always a key factor in my reviews because as you may already know if you’ve read my previous article I consider quality to be way more important than price. Of course, some backpacks have a better price/quality ratio but I will specify when that is the case. Actually, I will begin the top with the one I consider to be the best buy.
This is one of the cheapest backpacks that I reviewed, still a hugely popular one. There is a high chance that by randomly picking someone with a Case Logic camera backpack he or she actually has this model. Of course its popularity is based on a series of reasons, mainly the great value for the money.
It fits a laptop of 15 inches, a DSLR camera with attached zoom lens and other gear. The hammock system suspends the camera above the bottom case in order to resist any kind of impact also the casing is as you would expect waterproof.
I would also like to mention that the memory foam on the interior is a really good choice made by Case Logic because it protects the LCD screens of your gear. I have seen a lot of backpacks that leave a lot of scratches on $2000 DSLRs and this can be really frustrating. The industrial grade straps on the side will firmly secure your tripod.
Case Logic is not afraid to give a 25 years warranty because they know that their products are designed to last. Of course since at this price you get some drawbacks like the padded dividers which are pretty thick and take up usable space and the zipper on the main compartment that doesn’t go all way down when opened because of the rubber at the bottom, making the lower compartments hard to reach. Yet I consider these are quite minor drawbacks and shouldn’t really influence you until you are very demanding on these topics.
The Case Logic backpack offers great value for the money and quality that you would normally find on more expensive bags. It can make for a great present for a photographer.
What I personally like on the Evecase bag is that it doesn’t limit you to only carry DSLR gear and camera associated stuff. You basically can convert it in a travel bag really fast just by unzipping the middle compartment.
It features two layers for added flexibility and ease of use. The top layer has a removal padded divider that can hold 1 DSLR and up to 4 lenses. The bottom layer can hold 1 DSLR and 2 lenses. So you get a total of two cameras and a whopping 6 lenses capacity. This is what I consider very spacious and convenient. It also fits laptops of 15 inches like the MacBook Pro and Chromebooks or maybe a tablet.
The comfort is amazing due to the side holder straps and adjustable waist straps that reliefs the burden from your shoulders and distributes it through your body. It also includes a waterproof cover for any eventuality. I have seen some confused potential buyers that thought the Evecase backpack only holds Nikon DSLRs; this is completely untrue although this information appears on some sites. It can be used with any kind of DSLR from Canon and Fujifilm to Nikon and Sony. The only limitation is imposed by the size of the lens since all bodies are supported.
What I can consider as a con are the zippers. They are not as rugged as they should have been. From time to time I found the laptop sticking out where the zipper slides. Else speaking it is a great all around camera backpack for everyday use.
I will keep it short on this one. This is a trolley-like bag mainly for easy transition and use so it’s not for active photographers that want flexibility because it is more centered on a big capacity and a reliable carrying system that takes away the burden from your shoulders. I am not a fan of this system because it’s not working so well as a backpack. You may know that the wheels are not so comfortable when you wear it on your back. Anyways this is just a personal opinion and
I am aware that some may prefer this system due to the heavy gear they carry. In this case the Ape Case might just be your best pick.
It is designed to carry up to 3 DSLRs and a lot of other gear like lenses, cards, glasses, tripods and even full-size flashes; also, it can hold one laptop of up to 17 inches along with its accessories like the power cord and mouse. With a total of high quality 16 padded pockets the Ape Case Pro Digital can withstand all of your gear without any problems. The fully adjustable harness seems to work quite well.
As a high capacity trolley backpack the Ape Case is a great companion that is worth checking out.