ZKIN Kampe Can­vas Photo Back­pack

Opt for a dif­fer­ent, more discreet look with this retro back­pack

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Cam­era back­pack £159, $240 www.bag­wise.com

This back­pack’s retro de­sign sets it apart from your com­mon-or-gar­den black cam­era back­pack, and un­less you hang a tri­pod on the side there is lit­tle about it that would hint at it be­ing any­thing other than a stan­dard day­pack.

Un­der the but­ton-clipped top flap there’s space for per­sonal ef­fects or a light rain jacket, while the top, sides and front all fea­ture pock­ets for stash­ing ac­ces­sories, or even an eight-inch iPad. How­ever, flip the pack over and un­zip the back and you’ll find a padded in­ner space for your cam­era kit. This sec­tion is re­mov­able, so if you want to trans­form the bag into a stan­dard back­pack for ev­ery­day use then you can. The padded insert fea­tures enough space for a medium-sized D-SLR, such as the Nikon D610, with a 50mm lens at­tached, plus there’s fur­ther space for an ad­di­tional small lens or two.

The qual­ity of the bag is ex­cel­lent. The can­vas outer acts as a tough shell that will with­stand a splash or two, and de­spite the sim­ple look of the de­sign, the shoul­der straps are very sturdy, and pro­vide good sup­port. If you’re look­ing for a bag that looks noth­ing like a cam­era bag, then you really can’t go wrong with the Kampe.

The Kampe can­vas photo back­pack has a quick­re­lease tri­pod mount, thoug h if you’re keen to be discreet, that woul d give the game away rather…

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