I’m often asked which photo bag I prefer. I own several. It’s unlikely that one bag will suit everyone’s needs. But there are big differences in both bag quality and price. And protecting and transporting your gear from shoot to shoot is an important part of the photographic process.
My favorite bag company is ThinkTank Photo. They make bags from a photographer’s point of view. And their bags are competitively priced, tough, well-designed and feature generous warranties. They’ve grown their product line to include bags for almost any situation.
Whenever I can – I use the Airport Securtity. It’s tough as nails an holds a ton of gear. I do use other brands for special circumstances – say, flying with a big lens on a regional jet – or hiking. But most of the time, I use the ThinkTank gear.
The thing that most impresses me about ThinkTankPhoto’s bags is the attention to detail that I see in each of their products. They use the best zippers and wheels I have ever seen. The design is flexible and the utility amazing.