15 travel cases for cameras you’ll love to wear.

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If you’re one who still loves to take photos—especially on a trip—using a DSLR camera or mirrorless equivalent instead of your iPhone, this is the story for you to read.

Because, if you are one of those people, odds are you’ve either been carefully packing your camera and all of its accessories in a travel case for cameras that screams tech, made of boring lack nylon and feeling larger than your actual clothing duffel bag…or you just throw it in your handbag and hope for the best. Neither option is a good one.

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Here we have rounded up the 15 chicest travel cases for cameras that are also just as safe as the rest. Featured are backpacks, totes, cross-body bags, and more. And every one has interior padding, segmented sections for your camera body, lens, plus all of the accessories.

Pro Tip 😎

Each one of these travel camera bags has a specific functionality. But the best part is? They don’t look like your typical travel case for a camera. In fact, many look just like your everyday leather bags.

If you’re on the hunt for a chicer way to carry your cameras while traveling but know that the safest way is to pack everything in its own snug little padded section of a bag, shop the below. You’ll never leave home without them. 

OUR TOP PICKS

Most Stylish Camera Backpack
1.

Violet Mae Camera Bags Emilee Camera Backpack

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We love this stylish travel case for cameras. This backpack proves that even the minis can pack a hard punch. With a zip-open front, the interior space is sub-divided to reveal a space for your camera and all of its accessories. Wear it in Paris!

Highlights: Handmade, Vegan Leather
Perfect camera bag for: DSLR, Film or Mirrorless camera

Best Crossbody Camera Bag Purse
2.

Lo & Sons Claremont

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You’d never know that this bag was holding a camera if you saw it. It’s designed specifically to hold a DSLR camera and lens with segmented interior pockets, a padded interior, and chic fold over flap. Pack it for your Madrid trip.

Highlights: Full Grain Leather, Fashionable
Perfect camera bag for: DSLR

Best Convertible Travel Case for Camera
3.

Gatta Christie Noir

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We love this convertible version!  If bucket bags are your thing, this one comes with a camera in mind. This camera bag purse features a padded interior, zip closure, and an adjustable divider to organize everything you want to keep safe inside which is perfect for NYC. And if you want, we can wear it as a backpack.

Highlights: handbag- backpack, adjustable divider
Perfect camera bag for: DSLR, most mirrorless cameras

Best Large Size Travel Case for Camera
4.

Kelly Moore The Libby 3.0

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When you need to travel with multiple cameras and lenses, this tote does it all and more. It features a removable interior segmented divider that you can either customize to suit your needs, or remove entirely if you want to use it as a carryall.

Highlights: 11 pockets (hold 5 lenses)
Perfect camera bag for: Professional

Best Flexible Travel Case for Camera
5.

Billingham Hadley Pro Canvas Bag

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We recommend this camera bag to all classic lovers. This brand is a great go-to when it comes to camera bags that look stylish and functional at the same time. With an old English appeal, this small camera bag is crafted of black canvas with brown leather trip and two front buckles that reveal a segmented interior as well as two front pockets. You can create a stylish London look with this!

Highlights: Removable inserts
Perfect camera bag for: DSLR

Most Colorful Travel Case for Camera
6.

Brevité The Jumper

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Our editors love this travel case for a camera for its pop colors. If color is what you’re after, this camera backpack comes in a rainbow of hues. The bottom section has compartments to fit most small cameras and their parts, on the top is an additional open area, and at the back is a separate zip slot for your laptop. Great for your Galapagos trip!

Highlights: Ultra lightweight, luggage passthrough
Perfect camera bag for: Everyday and Traveling

Vintage Style Travel Case for Camera
7.

Fig The Lincoln

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If you are looking for a vintage style camera bag, this should be your pick. In a bright Kelly green tone, this leather camera bag marries the vintage look with flexible functionality. Inside, you will find an internal divider, double flap, and the buckle-front accessory features both a top handle as well as a detachable shoulder strap.

Highlights: Hand crafted, Leather
Perfect camera bag for: Fall vacations

Best Petite Travel Case for Camera
8.

Federico Serrani Springbok Leather Camera Bag

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We love this cute travel case for cameras. Though built just like a classic camera case, with zip top and two top handles, this bag is anything but. In pretty pale blue leather, it looks more like a handbag than tech case when all zipped up. Inside, you will find segmented room for your camera and lens as well as separate pockets for SD cards and slim accessories. Great for both LA and Miami outfits.

Highlights: Leather, Removable shoulder strap
Perfect camera bag for: DSLR

Best Single Travel Case for Camera
9.

MegaGear Leather Camera Bag

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If you’re simply looking for a way to protect your single, fully-equipped camera, this leather travel case for camera from MegaGear will keep it safe while looking elevated slung over your shoulder as well. And with two easy snaps, you can release the camera from the bag to snap a quick photo or two as you go.

Highlights: Flap lets you use camera without removing it from case
Perfect camera bag for: Nikon D3400

Most Compact Travel Case for Camera
10.

ONA Bowery Camera Bag

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This small camera bag is meant to either be slung over your shoulder and is small enough to hold everything together in a larger carryall. Designed to fit a DSLR camera and lens, it’s compact but good-looking, and certainly one that doesn’t scream tech.

Highlights: Handcrafted, water resistant
Perfect camera bag for: DSLR, most mirrorless cameras

Most Versatile Travel Case for Camera
11.

Bagsmart SLR DSLR Camera Bag

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We love this athleisure sling bag style for your cameras. If you want something that looks more camera-tech, but still has flair, consider this water-resistant *pink* carrying case. It features a compartmentalized interior with a slot for extra SD cards, filled with thick foam to protect all that lies inside.

Highlights: Multiple carry options
Perfect camera bag for: SLR DSLR

Best Leather Travel Case for Camera
12.

Rofozzi Icon Camera Bag

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Another vintage-style option, this leather camera bag boasts a longer strap and shorter handle on top. Inside, you will find segmented sections for your camera and lens, plus you also have the ability to store smaller items in front and side pockets with ease. You will enjoy this stylish camera bag purse for your Nashville outfits.

Highlights: Handmade, Raw Goat Leather
Perfect camera bag for: DSLR

Best Canvas Travel Case for Camera
13.

Satchel & Page Camera Bag

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We love this masculine military-inspired travel case for camera that can be carried as a cross-body or as a folio. It features a green waxed canvas body with brown leather trim. Inside, you will find removable and customizable sections to ensure that you can fit exactly the camera and its parts that you desire, snugly and safely.

Highlights: Back handle, removable dividers
Perfect camera bag for: DSLR, most mirrorless cameras

Best Minimal Travel Case for Camera
14.

Pompidoo Geneva Camera Bag

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Call for stylish travelers. If you’re looking for something classic and sleek, this is the camera bag purse for you. At first glance, it looks like a no-hardware flap cross-body bag, but inside are three padded and segmented pockets for your camera and all of its accessories.

Highlights: Vintage Italian Leather
Perfect camera bag for: DSLR

Most Comfortable ERA and Lens Backpack 
15.

Case Logic ERA Casual Day Backpack, 33cm

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This small camera backpack is great for scenic hikes. Reviews rave about the comfortable padded straps and additional room for personal items and a tablet. The bag is large enough for your necessities while remaining small enough that it’s lightweight too.

Highlights: Tablet Compartment, Padded Straps
Perfect camera bag for: DSLR, lenses, personal items

Pro Tip

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Make sure that your travel case for camera is large enough to fit everything that you typically carry with you or has adjustable segments to meet your needs.

Just because you’re carrying your camera and all of its accessories around especially when you are traveling doesn’t mean that it has to be held in a giant black nylon sack.

With these must-have camera carry cases, your devices will be just as safe as you are in transit.

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