As a parent of young children I like to be prepared for all eventualities and Hubby always jokes that I like to take ‘everything but the kitchen sink’.
This often means I am carrying a backpack filled with raincoats, drinks, snacks, a first aid kit and of course my beloved camera.
I have tried numerous bags over the years, but all have been a basic style of rucksack and my camera and lenses have been ruined where they have been packed in with everything else.
I was invited to put the Inateck Dual Layer Camera Backpack to the test and it was the perfect solution to take on our walking holiday to the Yorkshire Dales.
This versatile camera backpack is divided into two layers. The upper layer is large enough to carry a laptop and files for business trips, or everything you need for a day out.
Velcro in the lower layer can adjust the compartments so you can organise your camera and lenses in it. What’s more, the lenses are secured from hitting each other with a soft yet thick flannelette pads.
Our first outing with the backpack was on our visit to a theme park and it comfortably held my camera equipment, as well as a picnic lunch for the family.
On the right hand side of the backpack is a handy net pocket where you can store a drink and a handy adjustable loop for hooking on any other accessories you need and on the left hand side is an access zip to the camera equipment, which can also be reached from the back too.
On our visit to Yorkshire, the backpack comfortably held five raincoats and waterproof trousers, plus a first aid kit in the main space at the top. I used the side loop to hold the kids hats when they were not wearing them and the camera area held a DSLR, my Sony compact camera, two lenses and the Go Pro camera with chest straps.
There is also a zippered pocket on the top designed to hold an iPad and accessories, although I used this for my sunglasses and suncream so they were easily accessible.
As you can see in the last picture, the bag did get quite dirty on a travels, but it is made of a stain-resistant material, which wipes clean easily, plus the backpack also comes with a waterproof cover in case it rains and is back to looking as good as new.
The Inatek Dual Layer Camera Backpack has an RRP of £47.99 and is a great option for people who don’t want to compromise on style or function on their days out!!