Photo Bag Reviews

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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 18, 2018  |  0 comments

In a world that can be frustrating when the undeserving are unduly rewarded, it’s refreshing to see a good company with good intentions and great products succeed. Peak Design makes truly outstanding photo bags, messengers and backpacks; they’re also one of the good guys.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 31, 2020  |  0 comments

A nice surprise, a backpack for cameras, lenses and drones that introduces some new features and turns some wasted space into storage space. Here’s an intimate, hands-on review of the very intelligently designed OneMo bag that’s engineered to provide a lifetime of service.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Stylish, compact and filled with innovation. Yep, that about sums up the Pgytech OneGo photo backpack. Its under-the-radar design quickly converts from camera/drone portage to carefree weekender or daytrip luggage. Let’s take a look.

Jack Neubart  |  Sep 01, 2010  |  0 comments

I’ve seen more innovative camera backpacks in recent months than in the past five years. One innovation encompasses truly ergonomic designs aimed at providing hours of comfort.

Patrick Sweeney  |  Jun 03, 2015  |  0 comments

We were in a zodiac boat in a bay of Pitt Island, a small island that is part of the Chatham Islands, six hundred miles east of the South Island of New Zealand. It was December, summer in the southern hemisphere, but the islands are far enough south that even in their summer, it was cold.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  0 comments

There is something about genuine leather that says durable and luxurious. The Trafalgar Camera Bag Collection from Gillis London is that and more. For a camera bag that is timeless and distinctive, look no further. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 14, 2014  |  0 comments

Shoes come in all colors, styles, and configurations. Some are ideal for the beach, others are only for formal wear, and still others shelter feet when it rains. Think of photo bags in the same way, only more so. You don’t have to select a photo bag to match your outfit, but you do need different carrying solutions depending on your activity.

George Schaub  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again joined forces with 30 other member magazines from around the world to choose the winners of the annual TIPA Awards for the best photo/imaging products in 40 different categories. The award process began in early 2017 with an initial selection of a wide range of products conducted by TIPA’s Technical Committee, on which Shutterbug’s Editor-at-Large George Schaub serves. 

George Schaub  |  Apr 01, 2011  |  0 comments

Having flown my fair share of miles in the last few months I have come to appreciate a roller bag that can be used to carry camera gear, be carried on or checked, and that can help and not hinder the trip. I have gone from using a camera backpack loaded inside a standard roller suitcase (just to get from the airport to the destination) to leaving home gear that I later regretted not bringing...

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 04, 2021  |  0 comments

We review the new Wraith 15L Photo Messenger Bag from our maniacally creative friends across the pond.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Remarkable new design makes the PGYTECH OneMo Camera Bag extremely useful for all occasions. Compact, splashproof (IPX4) and drone-friendly, it also has a very friendly price.

Jack Neubart  |  Aug 01, 2009  |  0 comments

Sometimes you need something other than a backpack or shoulder bag for your camera gear, and that leads us to the rolling camera case.

Jack Neubart  |  Dec 13, 2012  |  3 comments

For those who travel far and wide there’s nothing to beat the convenience and comfort of a roller camera case. With a roller in tow, instead of a heavy pack on your back or a bag hanging off your shoulder, you’re likely to arrive feeling less fatigued. In this roundup we’ll take a look at a good sampling of roller bags that are especially constructed for photographers.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 27, 2021  |  0 comments

This might be the camera bag bargain of the year, but don’t let my innate frugal nature and appreciation for military-style canvas bags unduly influence you. Here are the pros and cons, objectively stated, so you can decide for yourself.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 07, 2017  |  0 comments

For years I’ve evaluated camera bags, photo backpacks and other camera carry solutions using a multi-point matrix that considers characteristics like comfort, durability, accessibility and protection. Once in a while a bag comes along with features that blow apart my sophisticated chart. Introducing Shimoda, a line of photo backpacks that demand a whole new classification. 

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