Photography is not all just bodies and lenses. There's lots of other equipment that goes into creating the perfect setup. One of the most vital is your camera backpack, so if you want to find the perfect one for your needs, take a look here.
As you get further into your photography journey and find yourself well and truly hooked by gear acquisition syndrome (GAS), looking at all the lenses and bodies you've accumulated over time begins to get a little daunting. That's because you suddenly realize that you really need something of high quality to hold your little fortune. An Amazon backpack for $30 might suffice at first, but when you've got thousands of dollars worth of gear accompanying you on your travels, you need the security of a backpack that will hold up to whatever you can throw at it and keep all your gear safe. But what goes into a great camera backpack?
That question brings us to this great video by Matt Granger, in which he compares eight — yes eight — different photography backpacks. For ease of viewing, he starts with the cheapest — a 65L Peak Design Duffelpack coming in at $220 — and goes sequentially through to the most expensive, a Compagnon Weekender, coming in at a cool $700. In between those two are bags made by TopShelf, Nomatic, and Mindshift, among others. We all have different needs in terms of backpacks, but the protection of gear must be at the forefront of our thinking. After that, we'll all set our own personal criteria. Give the video a watch, as I'm sure you'll find a backpack to suit your needs. Alternatively, let me know your own recommendations for a camera backpack.