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EDC/DSLR Bag Recommendations?

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by Justinp, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Justinp

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    Hey all. I'm in the market for a new edc bag but recently have gotten into photography and like to carry my camera with me. I currently carry two bags, a small red rock outdoors sling bag that's falling apart, and the huge canon bag that came with my camera. I want a bag that I can use as both my edc bag and my camera bag. Maybe a bag that I can take on a hike and carry the camera and food and water etc. I'm trying to keep it under 50 bucks if possible. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  2. Captainkirk

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    Not under 50$ but the vanquest trident 20 is made for what you seek.
     
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  3. 62Tele

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    Good quality dedicated camera bags are going to cost a fair bit more than your budget. Best bet is to find the backpack or sling you want (guessing from your comments about going for a hike) and get a padded insert that fits.
     
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  4. Justinp

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    I've been looking at the trident and javelin 2.0. Was hoping someone out there knew of a cheaper alternative. I guess you get what you pay for though and the vanquest will last me a while.

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  5. wrath0r
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    wrath0r EDC Junkie!!!

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    I use a MountainSmith Kit Cube insert in my regular bags and love it. I know a certain national outdoor mountain-type sporting goods chain carries them in-store so you can get your hands on them and see what you think.
     
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    I use a Max Ped Jumbo for my DSLR this is it sitting snug with an 18-200. Use it all the time with no problems.

    I've carried it with a 50 and put my 300 In the bottle pocket too.

    We spent three weeks in California/Arizona & Navada and it was a great bag. Big enough to carry everything I needed on day trips.

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    Also more than 50, but take a look at the Kata 3N1 series - it's got a uniquely versatile strapping system that works quite well.
     
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    I have a Crumpler Pretty Boy XXXL which has been my EDC and camera bag for 9 years or so. Really great bag and should be around that price.
     
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    Avoid going "economy" (cheap) with a camera bag. Your camera deserves better if you have invested in good hardware. Consider Think Tank products.
     
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    You need to seriously consider raising your budget. Spending less than $50 for a camera/EDC/hiking bag will only buy you regret.
     
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    You can get a really good camera bag for that price if you're willing to sacrifice the food/drink requirement. Camera bags are really bad at doing general carry in a backpack configuration. They are way overpadded, not well designed for the trail, heavy and bulky. They are also mostly going to be out of your price range. An insert is going to be your best option. Or something like the kata bags (now manfrotto) designed specifically to carry photo gear and personal stuff.

    You can get some really nice camera (only) bags from reputable companies for that price. The bag I referenced above is $40 on the river site, I've carried it daily as both EDC and as a camera bag for 9 years through middle eastern sun, unbelievable downpours and everything in between, it hardly even looks used. Yes my Thinktank UD60 bag is better but that Crumpler just does the job. There are plenty of cheap Lowepro, Tenba, Crumpler, etc bags which are top quality and will never miss a beat. I've owned two Lowerpro bags at under that price point, a slingshot and a flipside, both could easily last a decade of hard use.
     
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    If money really is an issue (and it can be for some) I have been playing with this bag

    Fieldline Tactical sold at Wal Mart
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    Not the best bag in the world but so far it's decent. I use a cheap camera bag insert to provide some padding for my SLR, I also added a cross body strap like the Sitka. Helps carry the load better.

    Mine carries all this plus more


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