Jill-e Jack Camera Messenger £200, $200
The Jack certainly has the capacity to appeal to photographers with a lot of kit. It can hold a couple of Nikon D-SLR bodies and three or four decentsized lenses inside its spacious main compartment, plus there’s a separate pocket large enough for a 15-inch laptop. Extra front and side pockets give plenty of accessory storage, and everything’s clad in super-soft Colombian leather. However, the downside of such a commodious capacity is that this is the bulkiest bag of the bunch. Although not by much, it can still get awkward on crowded streets.
Despite that, the Jack has some nice additional features, like the document-friendly quick-access pouch on the back, which also has a zip opening at its base, allowing the bag to slot over the handle of a rolling trolley case.
Here’s a shoulder bag with enough load-lugging potential to put some camera backpacks to shame