Whether you’re a photography enthusiast or parent taking the family vacation photos, you need a good camera bag to protect your gear. Now add the iPad into the mix of equipment you want to carry and your job of finding a good camera bag just got a little bit harder.
I’ve spent the past several weeks looking for the perfect bag to carry my Canon DSLR and my iPad during an upcoming trip to Europe. I want something that will be easy to carry, protect my gear (DSLR, extra zoom lens, flash, iPad and a few other smaller accessories) and not break the bank. The bag has to be durable, comfortable to wear, and to keep wandering fingers away from my stuff, it shouldn’t scream out that I’m carrying expensive electronics gear. There are a lot of camera bags on the market with special storage for a laptop, but I want to find something that is smaller to carry and better fits the iPad and my camera equipment.
I’ve looked at four bags from Naneu, Lowepro and Kata that all fit a DSLR + zoom, an extra lens, flash and an iPad. All of these bags fit my needs and would make a great addition to your shutterbug accessory collection too. Keep reading to check out the bags, one of which I’m looking to buy.
1.) The first bag I looked at is from the Lowepro Classified collection. I’ve been a long time Lowepro user and I love their bags. They are durable and functional camera bags and the Classified 160 is no exception. The bag is well organized and provides a ton of pockets and compartments to store your gear and accessories such as memory cards, filters, sync cables, etc. The bag has a pocket under the main flap which fits the iPad perfectly. I like the fact that the pocket is on the inside so your iPad can’t easily fall out and is also away from any pickpockets you might run across. The only down side is the pocket is a little tight if you have an extra protective case on your iPad. Be sure to check it out in the store before buying and make sure your case and iPad will properly fit. Available from Amazon for $129.95