Think Tank Retrospective 40 £170, $220
Want the Billingham’s discreetness but in a more modern-looking design? The Retrospective’s laid-back look and washed cotton canvas exterior (which comes in a choice of three colours: black, ‘Blue Slate’ and mid-grey ‘Pinestone’) should be ideal. The trouble is, the casual feel makes the bag squashy and vulnerable to knocks, while gaps at either end of the top flap leave your kit open to the elements and unscrupulous characters.
It’s not all bad news, though, as there’s plenty of storage for your Nikon with a sizable attached lens, plus three further largish lenses. A 13-inch laptop will slot into the back of the main compartment, and if the side pockets aren’t large enough to store all your accessories, optional pouches can be attached to the bag.
Whichever finish you go for, the Retrospective 40 keeps your camera kit nicely camouflaged