It doesn't matter if you're an amateur or professional, anyone with a nice camera needs a bag to protect their lenses — and it helps if it looks good, too. There are now so many quality bags on the market, it's hard to choose. Whether you want customizable organization, extra protection, or the kind of features that help you get that pro-level shot with your DSLR, you can get it. Sure, you still might need some practice on that end, but these 11 bags are a good place to start.
Mountainsmith Descent Pack
What happens when you pair veteran outdoor pack makers with one of National Geographic’s top photographers? Five bags that are ready to hit any peak, any time, with your best equipment. Thanks to NG’s Andy Mann, Mountainsmith was able to create a line that more ergonomically disperses your heavy load and wraps it in highly abrasion-resistant, weather-ready fabric. We espeically like the one-strapped Descent pack, which makes it easy to swing the bag around to your chest for capturing those pesky, fleeting wildlife shots. There are even two spots to separate charged batteries from the dead ones.