I needed a new photography camera bag a couple of months back, and ended up doing so much research and hands on testing trying to find one that suited my needs I thought I might share my findings, so that perhaps you can make your decision easier..
I have had Lowepro bags in the past, and I have never been uphappy with them, hard wearing and great value – and the zips haven’t shown any sign of wear as of yet.
What I needed:
I needed a bag for general use, for my main bag for wedding photography, and also an aeroplane suitable sized for travelling abroad with. My standard kit for this bag would be for two DSLR Canon bodies, as well as 3/4 Canon lenses, which is my ‘core’ kit. I wanted a bag that I could wear on my back, as well as just have for storage – but one that was pretty sturdy and hard wearing.
What I bought: ( 14″ Notebook Backpack for Digital SLR & 3-4 lenses) (See here on Amazon)
Big enough for most of your travelling kit, I can easily fit my Canon 5DMK2, Canon 40D body, 24-70 2.8L, 16-35 2.8 L, 2 x Pocket wizards, a 580ex Speedlite, all sorts. It’s super tough, with hard taped seams that look like they are never going to break, and offer a kind of splash resistance, certainly no dust will get through. Lots of internal storage and moveable foam velco dividers, enough to fit in pretty any configuration you want to throw at it.A Lowepro Vertex 100 AW
All in all it’s a great bag, not forgetting you can easily fit a 13″ Macbook pro, as well as an Ipad, spare memory cards, batteries and all the other guff that goes along with standard photography kit. There is also a bigger version of this bag should you need more space, this can be seen here: Lowepro Vertex AW 200 and the even bigger Lowepro Vertex AW 300.
Excellent, 5 Stars. It’s taken a fair bit of abuse already, and I don’t think it will fall apart very easily at all. Highly recommended. To buy this bag, or see more please check it out here for more information.