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The Best Camera Bags For Hiking and Backpacking

These capable, hardworking camera haulers have your back.

man photographing river with the flipside trek bp 350 aw
Lowepro

You've got your camera, your extra lenses and your compact tripod. You even have your route picked out, with the perfect shot at the end of the trail. You've got everything you need, except... a way to haul your expensive, delicate camera equipment across miles of challenging terrain.

Not to worry. For all you outdoorsy photographers out there, there's a whole wide world of camera packs and backpacks, made just for packing up your stuff, slinging it on your back and hiking out into the sunrise (or golden hour, depending on what you're shooting).

Not all camera backpacks are created equal; there's a specific bag for each person and purpose. That's why we decided to collect the best of the best right here, for all types of adventurers. Now, all you need to do is plan your trip.

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Best Overall
Lowepro Flipside Trek BP 350 AW
Best Upgrade
Wandrd Fernweh Backpacking Bag
Best Budget Pick
Bagsmart Anniston Camera Backpack
Best Minimal Design
Peak Design Everyday Backpack
Best Camera Cube
Mountainsmith Tan Kit Cube
Most Rugged
Chrome Niko Camera Backpack 3.0
Best for Professionals
Gitzo Adventury Backpack (30L, Green)
Best Color Combo
Thule
Thule Enroute Camera Backpack 25L
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