Waterproof Camera Bag

Waterproof Camera Bag

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A waterproof camera bag can save your gear.

If you’re an ardent traveler, taking photos of exciting things and places you come across is more or less like an instinctive thing – you simply can’t avoid it. And because you can’t really control the weather (or can you?), getting a waterproof camera bag to hold all your camera equipment during your trips is the most logical course of action. 

Waterproof Camera Bag
(Image Courtesy: Peak Design)

Having had to throw out a quite expensive DSLR camera that had gotten damaged during a snowstorm on one of our trips, we know a thing or two about the need to keep your cameras dry.

From experience, however, getting a decent waterproof camera bag can be a hassle and thus we decided to highlight 10 of the best bags in the market to save you the trouble. 

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Waterproof Camera Bags Comparison Table

Waterproof Camera Bag: Our Top Picks

Qcute Tactical Bag, Single Shoulder Messenger Bag, Chest Bag, Casual Office Tactical Satchel, Small Tool Backpak, Bag Which is Suitable for Carrying ipad, Smart Phone, Wallet and Daily Necessities
Best Waterproof Camea Bag
Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L (Black Camera Bag)
DryZone DF 20 Waterproof Camera Duffle Bag From Lowepro – Protect Your Camera And Gear From Even The Most Wet Conditions
Qcute Tactical Bag
Peak Design 20L
LowePro DryZone
Qcute Tactical Bag, Single Shoulder Messenger Bag, Chest Bag, Casual Office Tactical Satchel, Small Tool Backpak, Bag Which is Suitable for Carrying ipad, Smart Phone, Wallet and Daily Necessities
Qcute Tactical Bag
Best Waterproof Camea Bag
Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L (Black Camera Bag)
Peak Design 20L
DryZone DF 20 Waterproof Camera Duffle Bag From Lowepro – Protect Your Camera And Gear From Even The Most Wet Conditions
LowePro DryZone

What To Look for When Buying a Waterproof Camera Bag

Here are 4 essential factors that may determine whether a particular bag is suitable for you or not:

Size

Obviously, your waterproof camera bag should have enough space to fit your camera(s) and accessories simultaneously. Avoid going for a bag that’s too large if all you have is your digital camera and a lens or two. It will not only be too heavy to carry, but also increase the chances of damage to the camera or lens due to unrestricted movements. 

Your Preferred Method of Carry

Just like with normal bags, camera bags come in all designs and shapes, so it’s important to first decide how you’d like to carry your prospective bag before purchasing one. If you don’t have much equipment, a simple single-shoulder or hand carry bag is probably your best choice. If you’re a backpacker or travel with lots of gear, you may want to get a backpack-style bag that helps in distributing the weight and stress over different parts of the body. 

Material

Waterproof bags are made using different types of materials that, whilst having similar levels of impermeability, have varying degrees of durability. To that effect, we would recommend going for bags made of tarpaulin, nylon or advanced denier TXP bases as they are tougher and last longer even when exposed to tough outdoor conditions. 

Extra Features 

Depending on the nature of your photography work, you may also want a bag that offers additional features, such as extra pockets for your phone, memory cards, tripod sockets and chargers. 

Best Waterproof Camera Bags List

All said, here’s our top 10 best waterproof camera bags list in 2020:

Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L

Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L (Black Camera Bag)

Features 

  • Made from 400D Nylon canvas 
  • 20L of Storage adapt for a DSLR body and up to 4 lenses
  • Laptop sleeve for a 16″
  • Interior pockets for batteries, memory cards, filters, and much more

Domke F-803

Domke 701-83D F-803 Camera Satchel -Olive Drab

Features 

  • Made from water-resistance cotton canvas 
  • Well padded interiors 
  • Two outer pockets for storing SD cards, batteries, chargers, etc
  • Carrying options: a wide, adjustable shoulder strap OR sturdy top handle

CineBags CB23

Cinebags DSLR/HD Backpack CB23,Black/Charcoal

Features 

  • Made with 450 ripstop waterproof nylon
  • Adequate space for a DSLR (or a compact camera) and a 15-inch laptop 
  • Available in black and charcoal colors
  • Large padded shoulder harness for comfortable carrying 

Lowepro DryZone 200 Backpack 

Lowepro DryZone 200 Camera Backpack (Yellow)

Features 

  • Made from 600 denier TXP and 2000 Denier Ballistic Nylon
  • Tripod strap on the front
  • Self-draining mesh pockets for accessories 
  • Waterproof TIZIP Zipper enclosure 

LowePro DryZone Waterproof Camera Duffle Bag

DryZone DF 20 Waterproof Camera Duffle Bag From Lowepro – Protect Your Camera And Gear From Even The Most Wet Conditions

Features 

  • Made from lightweight, waterproof and splashproof fabric
  • Can accommodate a DSLR with three 70-200mm lenses
  • Wide opening for easy access 
  • Comes with a fully padded, waterproof camera case

Neewer Pro Waterproof Camera Case

Neewer Pro Camera Case Waterproof Shockproof Adjustable Padded Camera Backpack Bag with Anti-theft Combination Lock for DSLR,DJI Phantom 1 2 3 Professional Drone Tripods Flash Lens and Other Accessory

Features 

  • Made from durable waterproof polyester and nylon fabrics
  • Can fit a DSLR plus complementary accessories such as radio triggers, lenses and batteries 
  • Customizable interior compartments
  • Tripod straps available 
  • Two shoulder straps

Think Tank Photo Spectral 8

Think Tank Photo Spectral 8 Camera Shoulder Bag (Black)

Features 

  • Made from tarpaulin base and 420D velocity nylon 
  • Designed for DSLR/mirrorless cameras
  • Padded outer compartment that can fit an 8-inch tablet
  • Fidlock clasp and zipper closure mechanisms
  • Side pocket dor SD cards, batteries and other accessories 

AmazonBasics Small Hard Camera Case

AmazonBasics Large Hard Rolling Camera Case - 22 x 14 x 9 Inches, Black

Features 

  • Made from hard, waterproof plastic shell
  • Watertight up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes 
  • Fortified top handle for carriage 
  • Can hold SLRs, compact cameras and GoPros
  • Customizable interiors 

Qcute Tactical Bag

Qcute Tactical Bag, Single Shoulder Messenger Bag, Chest Bag, Casual Office Tactical Satchel, Small Tool Backpak, Bag Which is Suitable for Carrying ipad, Smart Phone, Wallet and Daily Necessities

Features 

  • Made from military nylon treated to become waterproof 
  • Includes a main compartment and 7 additional pockets for accessories 
  • Shockproof polyester-lined interiors
  • Adjustable backpack-style shoulder strap 

AmazonBasics Holster Camera Case

AmazonBasics Holster Camera Case for DSLR Cameras – Black

Features

  • Made with water-resistant EVA base
  • Designed for carrying single DSLR units
  • Features one main compartment for the camera and 5 external pockets for accessories
  • Adjustable single-shoulder strap

In Summary

There you have it – a simplified list of the best waterproof camera bags in the market today. We made efforts to ensure diversity in terms of prices and features and we are confident that you are now in a better position to make an informed choice. 

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