Photography Monthly

6 large-capacity backpacks:

Everything but the kitchen sink

What was tested? Six large-capacity backpacks were reviewed. Trial subscription: , Go to magazine

Results of this test:

Day Tour 230

Hama Daytour 230

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The biggest camera bag in the Hama range is the Daytour 230, which is splashproof, shock-resistant and dust-tight, and has been designed to be strong, with a sturdy rubber base which supports the weight. Despite its simple, sleek appearance, Photography Monthly say it hides some neat compartments and pockets. more ... (2 reviews & 50 opinions)


Kata BP-502 GDC

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Photography Monthly point out that adaptability is a very handy attribute to have in a backpack, and with just a few easy adjustments, Kata's BP-502 can be used as a rolling case. With Thermo Shield Technology (TST) padding designed to shield vulnerable areas from shocks, the focus is also thankfully on protection.
more ... (1 review & 1 opinion)

DryZone Rover

Lowepro Dry Zone Rover

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When Lowepro designed their bags, Photography Monthly believe they took into account ease of use and a neat appearance, including the DryZone Rover. It feels compact and has a smart system of compartments, though not one for keeping a laptop secure. The smaller size makes it more ideally suited to travelling photographers who aren't carrying so much equipment. more ... (2 reviews)

M-ROCK Zion 670

M-ROCK Zion 670

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According to Photography Monthly, whatever contents you carry in the M-Rock Zion 670, they should be well protected thanks to the closed-cell foam which has plastic inserts for reinforcement, 600D nylon fabric material, and exterior zippers which are water-resistant.

Earth Explorer Large Backpack 5737

National Geographic NG 5737

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National Geographic's Earth Explorer bags are stylish and look good while protecting your photography kit and being comfortable to carry while travelling. Photography Monthly think that everything about this backpack has been well considered, including the inclusion of a waterproof cover. more ... (1 review & 1 opinion)

5550 Adventure10

Tamrac 5550 Adventure 10

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The Adventure 10, one of Tamrac's compact, light Adventure series backpacks, is available in a choice of colour combinations, and is attractive and slick in appearance, according to Photography Monthly. Thanks to a harness strap that's foam padded, it's comfortable enough to carry for long stints too. more ... (1 review & 3 opinions)