Van­guard Se­dona 51 £125, $150

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If you’re af­ter the Man­frotto Hiker’s go-any­where abil­ity but need more space, this bag shapes up well. It’ll take a full-frame Nikon with lens at­tached, plus a couple of ex­tra lenses and ac­ces­sories. It also of­fers on-the-go ac­cess via the thief-re­sis­tant back panel open­ing; just fas­ten the hip strap and pull the bag round to face you.

While your gear may be safe from theft, the Se­dona’s ex­cep­tion­ally light­weight con­struc­tion doesn’t ex­ude ro­bust­ness. There’s no short­age of back and shoul­der pad­ding though, so your Nikon won’t be­come a bur­den on longer hikes.

There are some clever fea­tures as well, like a front strap to se­cure a mono­pod or hik­ing pole, plus a spe­cial di­vider be­tween the day­pack and cam­era sec­tions that al­lows a long lens to pass through.

Whether you go for the blue, black or khaki version, this bag looks the part in the great out­doors

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