The Camera Bag: The Best and Coolest Camera Bags on the Planet


posted Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 4:38 PM EST

Think-tank-retro7ps gearshot-logoCamera bags are pretty much our stock and trade and it's nice to see we're not the only ones who obsess over these lovingly designed gear vessels.

Photographer Scott Bourne just posted an updated list of his favorite camera bags over at Photofocus and they include a number of bags that would probably make our own list. For instance, there's the stylish Tenba ProDigital 2.0 Messenger, which Bourne accurately notes is a photo bag "that doesn't scream 'CAMERA BAG.'" He also includes the Gura Gear Kiboko, which we've found to be one of the best designed professional photo backpacks out there right now.

Bourne writes:

"As I often say, there is no perfect bag. Just as I wouldn’t think of owning just one camera lens, I wouldn’t think of owning just one camera bag."

Our sentiments exactly!

The folks over at Expert Photography also unleashed their own best bags list today, entitled "10 Seriously Cool Camera Bags."

There's some real winners there too including Think Tank's discreet Retrospective shoulder bag (above), which we also wrote about recently; and the Kata Pro-Light Bug (below), which is a small and light photo backpack that can hold a DSLR body with up to a 300mm lens attached (along with other gear).

Two recent camera bags that probably should have made the made the cut include the classy, leather Wotancraft City Explorer Messenger bag; and the eye-catching, cartoon-like Cheese! bag from Jump from Paper.

Looks like we're going to have to add those to our own favorite camera bags list.