These Are the Best Camera Bags for Photographers Who Love to Hike

These camera bags are ready to hit the trails with you.

Getting into the great outdoors is always special, and there are always so many picture opportunities. But how do you decide what gear to take with you? Do you take wide-angle zooms or telephoto lenses? Perhaps you want to take primes and nothing else. Do you take a tripod or leave the space for something else? There’s a lot to decide. However, what if there were camera bags that let you take it all and keep you comfortable? Well, there are. Thankfully, you don’t have to make compromises when it comes to your gear. Not only will the bags in this roundup let you take it all and keep you comfortable, but they’ll also protect your equipment from the elements. Check out our favorite camera bags for hiking below.

Shimoda Explore 40 Backpack

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In our review, we said:

“I think the Shimoda Explore 40 backpack is an incredible bag. If I shot more landscapes and decided to do more Urbex or adventure work, then it would be an essential item for me.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $279.95

Tenba Solstice 24L

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In our review, we said:

“Despite a few flaws, the pros of this bag outweigh the cons. 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: $198

Pro Tip: A lot of camera bags feature nicely padded straps. These certainly come in handy on long walks when comfort is the name of the game. Some camera bags come with waist and chest straps too. These straps help keep the bag nice and secure against your body. Not only will they stop the bag from swaying around, but they will also help distribute the weight of your bag too. Ultimately, this means the camera bags will be even more comfortable to wear for a long time. So, if you have a bag with these extra straps, put them to use.

Promaster Jasper Halfpack

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In our review, we said:

“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. Just load it up into your car when you’re ready to go home and keep the tripod on the bottom section.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $149.95

WANDRD FERNWEH

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In our review, we said:

“Overall, the WANDRD FERNWEH (after you have configured it to your liking) is easy to use and filled with a lot of small features that make it stand apart from other bags on the market. No matter how much you load into the bag, the well-padded shoulder straps, the waist support system that hugs you, and the chest strap which helps keep the bag from swinging around make this a wonderful bag to use. Throw in the compatibility with a hydration bladder, the quick access panel, and the other features like a key chain, the pocket on the waist belt that can hold your phone, the loops that can hold an ice axe, and straps that can hold skis, and it takes this bag over the edge.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $349.99

WANDRD PRVKE

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In our review, we said:

“I took this bag out in the rain at one point. It shrugged off rain like it was nothing because of the design; it’s weather sealed. You can surely feel it on the outside. What’s even more surprising is how comfortable the bag is when around your back. It’s almost like a very firm pillow is between your back and your gear.

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $204

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.