x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Travel Essentials: durable, travel-ready camera bags

These stylish, roomy bags will help keep your equipment safe, organised and portable.

Samsonite camera backpack. Courtesy Samsonite
Samsonite camera backpack. Courtesy Samsonite

Samsonite backpack

One of the best things about this camera bag is that it does not look like a camera bag. Its sleek black form does little to flaunt the expensive equipment contained within. There's room inside for all manner of bodies and lenses, with a large space that can be adjusted and divided in different ways. The bag is well padded and has a special lining designed not to scratch LCD screens and lenses. Available from Samsonite classic stores, Grand Stores and Debenhams from US$163 (Dh599).

Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home Photo Bag

This over-the-shoulder bag is a great alternative to a backpack because it provides easy access to your kit. The outside material is tough and waterproof and the carry-handle and shoulder strap are well padded. The bag comes with Crumpler's "Til Death Do Us Part" warranty, which covers repairs due to defects under normal use. Inside is flexible space that accommodates much more than might at first be imagined. Using six padded dividers, you can set up the inside to suit your equipment. Available from www.crumpler.com from AU$160 (Dh610), plus shipping.

Ape Case Pro Backpack SLR/Video Camera Case ACPRO2000

This sturdy bag is designed to carry DSLR cameras, video cameras, flashes and accessories in a series of padded and adjustable cells. It has several pockets and mesh compartments for batteries and memory cards, plus a separate section for a laptop and a pull-out section and clasp for a tripod. The rain cover unfurls to cover the entire bag and keep your equipment dry. Available from www.adorama.com from US$110 (Dh404), plus shipping.

More of the most durable and practical gear to take on your next holiday at Travel Essentials.