Best carry-on photography bags on test
We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to carrying camera equipment, but most methods demand you shoulder the burden –literally. So if you travel frequently, far, or simply need to carry some serious gear, put it on wheels and you won’t look back.
A rolling camera bag is basically a wheeled suitcase that contains customizable dividers tailored to support cameras and lenses. Not only are they comfier than a backpack, they also tend to be tougher. You can expect a rigid back, base and sides, and exterior scuff protection in vulnerable areas. But if that’s just not rugged enough, cosset your camera in a rolling plastic hard case and it’ll be near-invincible.
With wheels taking the strain, it’s tempting to buy the biggest bag you can afford. However, for maximum travel versatility we’ve selected six designs that are just small enough to qualify as airline cabin luggage. However, size limits vary hugely across carriers, with budget airlines having the strictest rules, so do check these rules, or you may have to check your bags. Let’s roll...