For some, photography is a rewarding hobby. For others it is just something they enjoy on an occasion but regardless of the case, cameras are sensitive devices due to their mechanical parts. They require protection just like any other gadget that can break if exposed to shocks. A camera bag will provide such protection as it will keep it stored in a designated place away from other objects that can scratch or break it. It is actually the very first accessory that needs to be bought the moment a camera is purchased. Here is the list of the top 10 best camera bags in 2017.

10. Case Logic SLRC-203 Large SLR Camera Bag

Case Logic is probably the most well known name when it comes to laptop bags, backpacks and camera holsters. The SLRC-203 is one of their products that offers more than enough space to carry a camera and a wide range of accessories. It has a nice looking design with soft padding on the inside to protect the camera from shocks. Some might see it as being a bit too big but if there are plenty of accessories to be carries along with the camera than this bag should do it. It is a bit more expensive than others and the over the shoulder strap might seem uncomfortable but the level of protection is worth the investment.

9. Evecase Black Medium SLR Camera Pouch Case/Bag

Evecase is not a premium brand but their camera case is worth looking at. It provides a basic level of protection and some functionality. The interior is separated into 3 compartments that can hold the camera and some accessories. It should serve best the ones that did not invest a lot in this passion and want to save some money getting an affordable bag. The bag has an interesting design with simple elements and a couple of external pockets for extra storage. For the price, the bag is surely the best pick for the ones with a tight budget.

8. AmazonBasics Sling Backpack for SLR Cameras

Being an Amazon product, the Sling backpack needs to live up to the name of the brand and it manages to do so successfully by combining affordability with quality of build and a practical design. Even if the name states that it is designed for SLR camera, it can fit other types as well as long as they are not excessively big. The interior is generous and the backpack itself is comfortable to carry for extended periods of time which make this camera bag an excellent companion for the ones that like to travel.

7. Koolertron Canvas DSLR SLR Camera Shoulder Bag

Koolertron’s backpack looks like a product that was designed for hikes and outdoor activities. It has a rugged and sturdy look but the interior reveals a different reality. It can secure and protect a camera from drops or even water due to the waterproof cover included in the package. It is comfortable to wear and can serve as a regular backpack as well as it has additional storage space that can be used for almost anything.

6. Lowepro Slingshot 102 AW Bag

The Lowepro Slingshot might have an unusual design. To some it might look like a box covered in a textile material but the bag is actually a very robust and smartly designed camera holster. It can be rotated from back to front very easily and due to the materials used, not even water will go through. A professional photographer might find it a bit small to carry all their accessories but for a simple enthusiast, the backpack is an ideal pick.

5. Case Logic SLRC-205 SLR Camera Sling

The S LRC-205 is compatible with a wide range of cameras. Its greatest asset is the patent pending hammock system that protects the camera from impacts. Case Logic actually offers a 25 year warranty for the product which is actually a statement of their confidence in the product. It compact, easy to carry and quite generous in terms of storage space.

4. Tamrac 5612 Pro 12 Camera Bag

For many, the Tamrac is just too expensive but an enthusiast will understand why such a high price tag. The manufacturers spent quite some time designing it and every single pocket has been carefully planned. It has special holsters for memory cards, lenses and other accessories. Needless to say, the bag can carry two large cameras and all their accessories. Unfortunately, filling it up will cause it to be heavy and because it is an over the shoulder bag it will tend to feel uncomfortable to carry for long periods of time.

3. Canon 2400 SLR Gadget Bag

The Cannon 2400 might not be the best looking bag but it offers great functionality and smart interior design. It is made of a waterproof nylon fabric and features two additional side pockets to host small accessories. Canon made it an over

2. AmazonBasics Backpack for SLR Cameras and Accessories

The Amazon Basics backpack might not be the best looking camera bag but it is convenient and extremely affordable. It is an excellent pick for the ones that want a lot of storage space but have a limited budget. The interior is completely padded with soft materials that can absorb shock impacts while keeping everything organized in compartments. Also it is very comfortable to wear even when it is fully loaded with equipment. It will not put excessive pressure on the shoulders or on the back which turns it into a great travel companion for hikes and outdoor activities.

1. Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera and 15.4-Inch Laptop Backpack

The Case Logic SLRC-206 is a multifunctional backpack that any professional or amateur photographer will appreciate. It has enough space to host the camera, accessories and a 15 inch laptop for editing on the go. Because it was designed as a backpack it is easy to carry and all the weight from the equipment will not lead to a sore shoulder or back. It is waterproof and due to the innovative protection system implemented by Case Logic, the equipment inside is protected from impacts that otherwise might damage them beyond repair. The best part is that the backpack is fairly cheap if it was to be compared with other similar products. It is affordable, versatile, sturdy and convenient.