The 5 Best Vlogging Backpacks Of 2018

As a vlogger, you tend to be on the move. Maybe you're jetsetting around the world, enjoying the success of your vlog. Or maybe you're trekking around your city, grinding out quality vlogs. Either way, the only way to capture the experience, create a decent vlog post, and share it with your audience is to take your equipment with you. The tricky part is that vlogging equipment is often pricey​ and fragile.

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​To help you protect your equipment while also being able to take it down the street or out of the country, we've created a list of the five best backpacks for your vlogging equipment.

​Comparison of the Best Vlogging Backpacks

K&F Concept Multi-Functional Camera Backpack 600D

K&F Concept is one of the leaders in professional photography accessories. So it makes sense that they would be able to make a bag that photographers would be proud to carry, both for its functionality and its fashionability.

In terms of size, the bag is in the small to midsize category for camera bags and conveniently fits into every major airlines’ carry-on requirements—essential for preventing any costly losses or damage to the equipment inside. Another convenient aspect of this bag is that it is more than just a camera bag. It has all the slots and pockets for cameras and recording equipment, but it also has extra space for a laptop, a small drone, clothing, and even a few toiletries.

The bag continues to impress with its build quality. It has sturdy buckles, seams, stitching, and padding. The biggest bonus, though, is the fact that the outer fabric is both rip-proof and water-proof.

The Good

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    ​Excellent comfort
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    ​Easy to pack and unpack
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    ​Good value for money

The ​Bad

  • ​Weak magnetic clasps
  • ​No separate pouch for water bottle
  • ​Too small for larger equipment

TUBU Large Camera Backpack

The TUBU backpack is the backpack for the outdoor vlogger. And while it offers a very different look to the K&F, it is outdoor fashion at its best. The backpack is water resistant and can protect equipment from extreme cold—up to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. The other trimmings on the bag are of the highest quality, from its reflective strip to the zippers and straps.

The bag has both a top and bottom compartment, with plenty of room in each. Both have more than enough room for a DSLR camera, as well as several lenses. Alternatively, one compartment could be used for filming equipment and the other for clothing or food. One of the best parts of the bag is that the compartments have customizable separators, allowing for plenty of different types of equipment to be stored.

The Good

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    ​High-quality construction
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    ​Convertible design (within the compartments and ability to transform into a laptop bag)
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    ​Comfortable carry

The ​Bad

  • ​No separate compartments for batteris, cords, memory cards, etc.
  • ​Can't carry a laptop that is larger than 13"

BAGSMART Camera Backpack

This bag has a similar feel to the K&F Concept bag. It is, however, slightly smaller. Going futher than just being a carry-on, it can even fit under an airplane seat. And like the TUBU bag, the BAGSMART backpack has adjustable compartments, which are well-padded and securely attached with velcro. While the bag itself is not waterproof, it comes with a cover that is.

The backpack itself has a single large compartment built for a 15.6″ laptop or smaller, as well as two internal compartments for filming equipment. There are also convenient smaller compartments that are built for items like water bottles, keys, documents, and more.

The Good

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    ​Can be carried on to any major airline
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    ​Good back support
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    ​Easy access to all stored equipment

The ​Bad

  • ​Some of the materials used are cheaper quality
  • ​Bulkier laptops can cause issues with weight distribution

VINTA S-Series Backpack

This vlogging backpack is an ideal crossover bag. It works great for the great outdoors or the bustling city. The is partly due to the high quality materials used, as well as how well the bag is designed in terms of its various compartments.

There is also a component of safety to the bag. It does not look like a typical camera bag, making it a better option for vloggers who travel to busier or more crime-ridden areas of the world. To assist with this security, the clasps, zippers, and other fasteners keep the bag completely secure at all times.

One of the biggest benefits of this bag that makes it stand out from any of the competitors is the optional straps it provides users with. These straps can be attached to the bottom of the bag and used to carry around a tripod—a necessity for many vloggers.

The Good

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    ​Holds a significant amount of equipment
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    ​Comfortable to carry
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    ​Compact for easy use in busy areas

The ​Bad

  • ​Limited pockets and compartments

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

This bag was specially designed for the digital nomad—start to finish. The fabric that makes up the outside of the bag was developed for Peak Design. It is an ultralight waxed Kodra synthetic canvas. And on top of the fabric is an additional DWR coating that offers weatherproofing. Real leather is used for the bag’s accents and EVA was was utilized for the foam dividers. In other words, every part of this bag was hand-picked for durability, quality, and utility.

To further touch on the backpack’s utility, there are a number of compartments that are dedicated to a laptop, documents, and more. The shoulder straps also offer flexibility, with the option to rotate and swivel, which assists with comfort. And this same adjustability extends to the various buckles and straps to make the bag a better fit for whatever amount of equipment you need for your vlog.

The Good

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    ​Multiple access points for easy access to equipment
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    ​Plenty of pockets and compartments for different types of equipment
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    ​Comprehensively protective of fragile equipment

The ​Bad

  • ​The lack of zippers keeps the bag from being completely weatherproof

​There's no way to avoid it: A quality backpack is a vlogger's secret weapon. It allows them to go where they need to go with everything that they need. And this is exactly why choosing the right one is non-negotiable.

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