The WI NNER IS… Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW
For a backpack that answers all your needs, the Transit wins out
Whether a full photo backpack or a split photo/daypack is more useful depends on where you’re going, what you’re doing, and what kit you want to take with you. The Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW adapts to both requirements with consummate ease, making it the most versatile bag in the group, and our overall favourite. The Manfrotto Advanced Tri Backpack Large comes a close second.
For those who prefer a more straightforward, full photo backpack, the Tamrac Expedition 5x is the best overall choice. The Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials T483 is an excellent backpack that looks less like a photo bag and more like a regular piece of luggage, which can be a security advantage in some situations. The Lowepro Runner 300 AW is also a very good slim, lightweight full photo backpack, and is exceptional value for money.