The photographer in your life deserves the best this Christmas, and what better gift to complement his expensive gear than the right camera bag? Our friends at Hunt's Photo Video have a huge selection of camera bags for all camera sizes and budgets, but we've put together a list of five best sellers. Besides being New England's largest photography retailer, Hunt's is a family company that understands clients' needs on a different level and that makes them one of our favorite retailers that we warmly recommend.
Think Tank International V 2.0
The perfect choice for photographers who work far away from home, the International V. 2.0 can hold a surprising amount of gear, including two pro bodies, a large number of pro lenses, flashes as well as a lot of other small accessories. The wheels are replaceable and there is an optional case for your 15" or 17" laptop.
Lowepro Whistler 350AW
Any photographer who spends time hiking mountains or shooting in the wilderness will love this backpack. It was designed by Lowepro with the input of some of the world's top professional photographers who took it to very remote locations. The bag can easily fit a standard pro photography kit that includes one pro body and several pro lenses, as well as a GoPro and other personal items. The All Weather AW Cover will protect the contents even in the harshest of conditions.
Tenba DNA 15
This messenger bag was designed to meet the needs of New York bike messengers and that's pretty much a guarantee of great design. It provides all-weather rugged performance and the front flap provides excellent weather coverage at all corners. It has a generous load capacity despite weighing just 3lbs.
Manfrotto Advanced Travel Backpack
This a perfect option if you're looking for an all-round backpack that can hold your camera gear, as well as your personal belongings and laptop. The fabric has a specially applied coating that keeps it resistant to moisture. There's also a cleaver tripod compartment which means you use this backpack to take pretty much everything you need with you.
Lowepro Slingshot Edge 250 AW
It was designed for urban environments and it's a great way to keep your compact DSLR/mirrorless and tablet within quick reach. The Slingshot Edge 250 AW rotates to the front providing easy access to your gear and personal belongings. It's one of those bags that let you move with ease and any photographer working in large urban areas will tell you that's something important. It has Lowepro's trademark All Weather AW Cover that keeps gear safe from rain and it includes a fully adjustable padded divider. There's also a side pocket for a water bottle, something you'll definitely appreciate in summer.