Manfrotto Off Road Hiker 30L £170, $200
Getting great shots can mean getting off the beaten track, and it’s here that the Hiker really excels. Highly adjustable waist straps and an excellent hip belt with handy accessory pockets make it particularly comfortable on longer hikes, while an extra chest strap cradles your camera when it’s hung around your neck to help take some of the weight. A suspended mesh panel keeps your back cool, too, but it does restrict space in the camera compartment, so you’ll only squeeze in your Nikon with an attached lens, plus one extra lens.
There is convenient side access, though, and the camera divider can be removed to convert the bag into a full hiking backpack. But even when you’re using the camera compartment, there’s still bags of room for travelling gear above it.
It’s got more straps than a straitjacket, but they make the Hiker the comfort king