I recently purchased a Manfrotto Camera & Laptop Backpack because I was going on a work trip and wanted to be able to take my camera with me as well as clothes to last a few days.
The bag I chose was the Manfrotto Advanced Camera and Laptop Backpack Tri L. I wanted to get something large but cabin sized so did a fair amount of research before choosing this one.
The great thing about this bag is that you can take it on the plane as it is cabin sized. It was ideal for what I needed and I will be using it again for the same type of journey. I am going to Yorkshire soon and will need to take clothes, laptop and my camera (maybe two cameras).
The bag also comes with some straps so you can fit a tripod on the front of it. I did a few configurations with the interchangeable dividers inside and I actually fitted my tripod within the bag quite comfortably.
The shoulder straps can be detached from the bottom of the bag and tucked into a pocket in the back. It makes it much tidier and it fits into the cabin bag space better.
The bag is also water resistant and comes with a rain cover, I haven’t needed to use this yet but I live in England so it won’t be long.
Another thing to note is the shoulder straps can be adjusted so you can wear the bag in three different ways. You can see an example of this in the video below.
One Bag To Rule Them All?
The other day I wanted to take two cameras and a tripod to the woods and I thought about taking this bag with me. It was a boiling hot day and I looked at the bag and just thought, this bag is too big. I realise now I need a second bag, for day trips. So although this bag might not be the one bag that fits all situations, it is my go to for a few days away and I will get a lot of use from it.
What kind of bag do you use for travelling with your gear & clothing?
Have you found a “one bag to rule them all”?