7 Stylish and Affordable Camera Bags You Can Buy For Under $150

These camera bags are comfortable to carry, easy on the eye, and they all cost less than $150!

Camera bags aren’t an accessory that many people spend too much time thinking about, but really, we should. We trust our camera bags to hold thousands of dollars worth of camera, lenses, and accessories, and on top of that, we carry these camera bags for long periods sometimes, so they have to be comfortable. Just buying any old camera bag simply will not do. The great thing is that you honestly do not have to break the bank to get fantastic camera bags, in fact, after the break, we will show you seven camera bags that are comfortable to carry, and that will protect your gear for under $150!

All of the camera bags listed below went through our real-world tests. We can safely say that these camera bags will help you get your gear from A to B, they will protect everything from the elements while guarding them against bumps and dings, and that they are all incredibly comfortable to carry. We loved all of these bags when we reviewed them. They represent outstanding value for money, and they show that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a quality product. Check out our suggestions for affordable camera bags below.

BAGSMART Camera Backpack

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • You can pack a whole lot of gear
  • Leather and canvas
  • Two locking systems on either the side pocket or the front zippered pocket
  • It can hold a tripod and a thermos with no issues
  • Very comfortable
  • Incredibly well weather sealed
  • Pretty stylish

Cons

  • The drawstring top isn’t as great as a roll-top
  • We wish it had a waist strap system

Buy Now: $59.99

ProMaster Jasper Medium Satchel

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Solid padding
  • Well placed pockets and solid use of magnets
  • The black version doesn’t look like a camera bag at all
  • Super affordable
  • Quick access zipper on top

Cons

  • Needs a waist strap and lumbar support
  • I don’t like these strap hooks
  • The briefcase strap is in a super odd position

Buy Now: $119.95

Vanguard Havana 48 Blue Backpack

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Great build quality
  • Weather sealed
  • Incredibly comfortable
  • Can comfortably carry a tripod on the side
  • Quick enough access to your gear without a ton of steps
  • Lots of space for storage
  • Even when there is a laptop in here, the bag is comfortable

Cons

  • Why the hell did you make this blue nylon and not blue canvas, Vanguard? Come on!

Buy now: $89.99

Tenba DNA 15 Messenger Bag

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • The DNA 15 provides quick access to your camera and lenses
  • You can easily tote a 15-inch laptop, a 9.7-inch iPad
  • The bag is comfortable to carry around for long periods
  • The bag is TSA friendly and provides resistance to the weather
  • It has a great design that doesn’t scream, “I’m a camera bag!”

Cons

  • The zipper ring pulls feel cheap compared to other parts of the bag
  • The interior padding is on the thin side
  • Closing the top zipper with one hand when fully open can be a challenge

Buy now: $139.99

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Pro Tip: Camera bags do a great job of storing all of our cameras and lenses, but they are a great place to store accessories too. Keep your camera bags stocked up with items like a basic cleaning kit, some weatherproof camera, and lens covers, and some spare SD cards. Keeping these items in your bag will help keep you ready for whatever might come your way while you’re out and about.

Promaster Jasper Halfpack

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Very comfortable
  • Durable feeling
  • The laptop section is towards the front of the bag, and so it’s better on your back
  • Lots of pockets
  • Good gear padding
  • Tripod straps on the bottom
  • Holds a lot of gear

Cons

  • Access to your equipment only through the back
  • No waist straps or chest strap
  • Not a roll-top
  • When the bag is filled, the camera section juts into your back

Buy now: $149.95

Tarion M-02

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Security
  • Weather sealing
  • Good quality zippers
  • A fair amount of pockets
  • Holds its shape well
  • Pretty comfortable, but we wish it had straps to go around your waist and not just the top area
  • An INCREDIBLY ATTRACTIVE PRICE POINT!

Cons

  • We wish that it had quick access via a side pocket zipper

Buy now: $59.99

Portage Supply Kenora Backpack (4th Generation)

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Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Rugged and well built
  • Nothing feels cheap
  • Weather sealed
  • Quick access on the side
  • When putting a tripod on the side, it doesn’t feel like it’s going to throw your back off
  • Lots and lots of pockets
  • Really affordable

Cons

  • You really need to take your time to figure out the interior configuration.
  • The strap adjusters sort of just sit there and stay long. We wish there was a way to make them compact and out of the way

Buy now: $69