OK we know that there are thousands of camera bags to choose from and that making that choice is difficult. Thinking about what sort of photographer you are might be a good place to start. Do you need all your kit with you all the time just in case, or do you prefer to work light, one body, one lens. I have a selection of bags, one keeps everything and the others I use by decanting the kit I need for a particular shoot or expedition. My main bag with everything is a Lowe Pro rucksack. I far prefer a rucksack for transporting my cameras, I like having the weight properly balanced and in a place where it will do least damage to my back. I chose the Lowe Pro because it conforms to airline cabin luggage size. My bags of choice have always been, well for about 10 years since I first found them, Crumpler bags from Australia, then you could only by them from a small shop in Sydney, now they are world wide with distributors everywhere. This link will take you to the UK site These are very cool bags with a very cool website for…well cool people. You can buy Crumpler bags in a variety of places but go to their site first.
Here are just a couple to whet you appetite
Wandering around I found the site written by Kimberly Gautier and something she had written about bags and being incognito, this is not such a bad thing, we don’t need to advertise we have expensive kit on board, part of the reason I like Crumplers. I followed a link on her site to a site called Kelly Moore which sells bags for women that just don’t look like camera bags, perfectly incognito, here is a link to Kelly Moore
There is a big selection of these types of bags so if you don’t like the look of these there is bound to be something you might like, what do I know, I’m just a bloke really!
There are also Kelly Moore bags for men and although less of a choice still really nice looking bags and bags that don’t look like camera bags here is one
It is worth checking out Kelly’s photography too, some interesting images there