Camera bags are one of the most overlooked pieces of gear around, and that’s a real shame. Good camera bags can make all the difference when it comes to protecting your equipment and ensuring your comfort. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a small fortune to get a great bag. Two of our favorite bags were under $100 to begin with. And right now, those two camera bags, the Mariner from Portage Supply and the 4th Generation Kenora Backpack from Portage Supply, are just $59 and $69, respectively. If you need a new camera bag that will serve you well and won’t break the bank, check out these two options. More details are after the break.
We’re often told you get what you pay for. That statement may ring true with most items today, but it does not mean that every affordable item is subpar. Some of the best things we use are some of the most cost-effective items on the market. Two of these items are the Portage Supply Mariner messenger bag, and the Portage Supply 4th Generation Backpack. We fell in love with these camera bags when we reviewed them for good reasons, with their affordable prices being the cherries on top. Take a quick look at these two bags below and see what we had to say about them.
Portage Supply Mariner Messenger Bag
In our review of the Mariner from Portage Supply we said:
“For me to say that I adore a messenger bag these days is a big feat, but the Portage Supply Mariner Messenger Bag is truly winning my heart over. The only thing that could make it even better is making it convertible to a backpack. Indeed, simply just a way to change the strap setup could help here. But the Portage Supply Mariner Messenger Bag is rugged, good looking, and has kept my gear perfectly in tact.”Chris Gampat – Editor in Chief
The Mariner from Portage Supply received five out of five stars during our review, and that is not a rating we hand out lightly. If you want an affordable leather and waxed canvas messenger bag, pick up the Mariner on the cheap while you can.
Buy now: $59
Portage Supply Kenora Backpack (4th Generation)
In our review of the Kenora from Portage Supply we said:
“The Portage Supply Kenora Backpack has a solid build quality to it and the overall design is fantastic. I think that for photojournalists, working photographers, wedding photographers, and those who need to be away all day, the Portage Supply Kenora Backpack is going to surely find a comfortable spot on your back.”Chris Gampat – Editor in Chief
The Kenora scored an Editors Choice award, which just shows you how much we loved this affordable backpack. If you prefer backpacks over messenger bags, you should take a closer look at the Kenora, especially as it can be had for just $69 right now.
Buy now: $69