I'm working on a comprehensive review of the best outdoor camera bags right now. I have now tried all the bags and thought I would offer some first impressions of each bag. The bags in the test are the Fstop Tilopa, Gura Gear Bataflae 32, Clik Elite Contrejour 40, Mountainsmith Parallax, and the Mindshift Gear Roatation180 Professional Deluxe. First off all the bags have amazing build quality and you really can't go wrong with any of them. I'll throw out some of my favorite standout features from each bag.


Mindshift Gear Rotation180 Professional Deluxe

The rotation system is really cool. I like that you can access your camera and a lens or flash without pulling the pack off. I like it a lot better than I thought I would.



Mountainsmith Parallax

My favorite thing about this pack is the chest carrier that you can pull out while the pack is still on your back. It also has color coded pockets for batteries and a laptop sleeve.





Fstop Tilopa

The configurable ICU (Internal Camera Unit) is awesome. You can get different sizes so you can decide how much gear you want to carry. I like the back panel access and it fits just like a good hiking packpack.






Clik Elite Contrejour 40

The Contrejour has a good amount of space dedicated to non camera gear. This is really nice on hikes. I really like the hip belt and shoulder straps on this pack.








Gura Gear Bataflae 32


The Bataflae is great for travelling. Two spots for waterbottles. Lots of pockets, I really like that.