Vanguard Sedona 51 £125, $150
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