Camera Bag – Stuck in Customs

Camera Bag

Trey’s Camera Bag

I have only a few bad habits, and camera bags is one of them. Even worse, I’ve gone vertical with my habit by teaming with Peak Design to make some of the best camera bags in the world.

My theory is that it’s hard to find the perfect bag for every situation, so I choose the best TWO from our ever expanding line of bags that meet my needs. Well, I actually choose THREE. My three are the Travel Backpack (45 liter), the smaller Everyday Backpack (20 liter), and the Everyday Sling.

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What is in my bag?

Here’s an all NEW What’s in Trey’s Bag video! I haven’t updated this in YEARS, so it’s time for some fun! I have all of this stuff listed at my personal page or the Camera Equipment page here on the site. You’ll see in there I have it separated into different sort of kits for beginners or experts. I also have other mini-kits in there for gadgets, books, and all other sorts of goodies. Enjoy!

The new Travel Backpack from Peak Design

I really love this new Travel bags from Peak Design. It expands to a whopping 45 liters or collapses down when out for short day excursions.

Four new bags launched

After the success of the original Everyday Messenger we launched four additional bags! Go check it out — I’m sure you’ll find a bag you like. As for me, my main bag is the Everyday Backpack, but I also use the Sling quite a bit for little outings. There’s a bag for everyone, and they are brilliantly designed. I love our partners at Peak Design — what an awesome design team! 🙂

Which Bags do I carry for what purposes?

I have three main bags for different situations.

My main bag is the Everyday Backpack (20 Litre — the smaller version). Inside here, I carry my mirrorless full-frame camera + four lenses + 15″ Macbook Pro. I still have enough room left over for hoodies and other goodies. I’d say the camera equipment occupies about 70% of the bag so 30% is leftover for misc goodies. This is my main travel bag and the one I use on longer hikes where I need all my lenses.

My second bag is the Everyday Sling. It’s very lightweight and I use this for little jaunts away from home base when I only need 2 lenses and a few other goodies. I don’t need my big backpack with all my goodies all the time.

The last bag is the Everyday Messenger. I used to use this for all my camera stuff, but now I use it for clothes and other miscellaneous stuff I travel with. This can be anything from chargers to quadcopter batteries and all the digital errata which I am sure you have too! I also use this a lot for overnighter trips to hold all my clothes and toiletries rather than carry a suitcase.