Nest Athena A70 £85, $132
The Athena A70 appears much like the other bags here, with a normal split-level design and a laptop slot at the back. But it’s the details that set this backpack apart. Its compact-yet-boxy shape gives the most practical carrying capacity, while the discreet design is easy on the eye, whether you choose it in black or brown.
However, the Athena’s real trump card is camera access, as openings on both sides enable you to easily whip out your Nikon from the left or the right side. What’s more, with some creative restructuring of the internal dividers, It’s possible to squeeze in two bodies with small attached lenses and access one from each side. First-class material and construction add to its appeal, yet Nest has still managed to keep the Athena nice and light.
The sleek design conceals several handy accessory pockets inside and out, plus a rain cover