$150 or Less: 5 Stylish Camera Bags That Will Make Great Gifts

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Do you have a photographer in your life? Are you struggling to come up with gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season? If so, you might want to check out these stylish yet very affordable and versatile camera bags. Camera bags are a must-have accessory. They make carrying gear around from shoot to shoot a breeze. They will even protect expensive gear when it’s not in use. We have selected five camera bags from our reviews index that all scored well. The best part: they all cost less than $150, and some are much less than that.

BAGSMART Camera Backpack

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In our review, we said:

“This is a fantastic camera bag all around. It can hold a lot of stuff, protect your gear, give you ample yet safe access, and is comfortable enough in most instances. It can also hold a heck of a lot of stuff. Whether you’re hiking or going about your business in the city, the BAGSMART Camera Backpack is a solid choice.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $62.99

Vanguard Havana 48 Blue Backpack

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In our review, we said:

“We took the Vanguard Havana 48 through rain, which, in addition to the NYC commute on the L train (and others), was the toughest thing that we put it through. This bag survived it all without even needing to bring out the rain cover.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $79.33

Tarion M-02

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In our review, we said:

“A feature that I found to very nice is the overall size. It stays compact and doesn’t become a super large pod on your back. Instead, it’s very versatile to keep on your back while in the crowded NYC subway.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $59.89

Pro Tip: Looking for more gift ideas other than camera bags? Perhaps pick up the photographer in your life some SD Cards, a camera cleaning kit, or some weatherproof camera and lens covers. No matter what, don’t forget to further your education by looking around for tutorials, too. See, us photographers really aren’t that hard to shop for.

Portage Supply Mariner Messenger Bag

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In our review, we said:

“The Portage Supply Mariner Messenger Bag is really easy to use and again, it basically takes what the photo industry has been doing for years and improves on it in slight ways–mostly being materials and little things like moving where the laptop sleeve is.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $59

Promaster Jasper Halfpack

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In our review, we said:

“If you’re on a budget, then the Promaster Jasper Halfpack is a great camera bag. For many photographers, I’d probably even consider it to be overkill. It can hold a lot of gear, but it won’t give you the full support of a chest and waist strap. This is a camera bag for an outdoor photographer – a photographer that will spend all day outside with no flash. But instead, you’ll use a camera, lenses, filters, a tripod, etc. And at the top, you’ll hold snacks, a jacket, and other essentials. As you stick with it through the mud and rain, it will continue to stand up to the elements.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $149.95

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.