Not with this camera bag!

As much as we all rely on my phone for quick snapshots, there are times when you need real cameras. We carry a minimum of four when we travel, making a camera bag essential. We have tried several varieties, finally settling on this one.

Gary and I travel with a DLSR, two lenses, two point and shoot cameras with waterproof housings, a GoPro with the dive housing, assorted attachments, and sometimes an extra camera to test for review purposes. Last year before our trip to Italy we found the perfect camera backpack to travel with all of it. Our IPad even slips into one of the padded outer pockets! Gary takes it on flights as his carry-on.

camera bag
The clear inside pockets hold all the small camera thingies (technical term), charging cords, batteries, and wall chargers. The main compartment has velcro dividers that configure any way you need them to around your camera gear. The outside has side pockets and straps for a tripod. The shoulder straps are nicely padded and comfortable even for long days walking or exploring. The top handle is comfortable in hand when carrying it becomes necessary.

I have seen similar backpacks as high as $90, but the Amazon Basics brand is less than $30. This year I am adding a Kangeaux carabiner clip that ingeniously has a super gripping Velcro strap. It should allow us to attach either a second tripod or a water bottle to the outside of the backpack. I am currently testing this nifty piece of gear and am pretty impressed so far. The camera bag seems the perfect place for it in our gear lineup.

Be sure to follow Gary on Instagram to see the beautiful shots he gets with the cameras we haul.