These Affordable Camera Bags Will Protect Your New Camera with Ease

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If you just got a new camera over the holidays and you need to start looking for camera bags, you’re in the right place. Camera bags are a must-have accessory. They make carrying gear around incredibly easy. They will even protect expensive gear from bumps, bangs, and the weather when not being used. We have selected five camera bags from our reviews index that received great marks during our tests. The best part: all these bags are very affordable. If camera bags are high on your shopping list, check out this roundup of five of our favorite affordable options.

All the camera bags below will do a fantastic job when it comes to protecting your expensive camera and lenses. They can all stand up to the elements, they’re well-padded, and they’re comfortable to carry for long periods. If you’re looking for an easy way to get your gear from point A to point B, look no further than these camera bags.

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: $89.99

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

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

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to fill your bag with must-have extras like some SD Cards, camera cleaning kits, and weatherproof camera and lens covers. These items are also essential. With a camera bag, you can carry all these items and more with ease. There’s no reason to be caught off guard anymore.

Tenba DNA 15 Messenger Bag

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In our review, we said:

“Overall, the Tenba DNA 15 Messenger is a solid bag, and despite its quirks, I thoroughly enjoy using it. This bag is just about perfect for those who like to travel light, and the fact that it is TSA compliant is a huge bonus. Photographers who love going on photo walks with a small amount of gear will appreciate how comfortable the bag is, and for those who like to carry larger lenses (think 70-200mm f2.8), like sports or portrait photographers, you’ll appreciate how versatile this bag is.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $174.95

Tenba Solstice 24L

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In our review, we said:

“The overall design, build quality, ease of use, and configurable space make this a great bag for landscape photographers who like to take it all with them.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $199