Canon had a really successful launch of the M50 and with a lot of people having an M50, it’s about time I write about the absolute best bags and backpacks for this camera.

The popularity of this camera is unmatchable and many people were confused about the best bag, with so many options available; so I will narrow down the list for you guys to the top 3 bags that I love and use often in my vlogging.

Bags and backpacks are a need for travellers and getting the wrong one can be a bit frustrating, when you can’t fit in all of your equipment or when the quality is just not right; hence, I will get you the best value for your money and save you the frustration today!

Quick Overview: Top 3 Camera Bags for Canon M50

1. Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW

USER RATING: 5/5
5/5

Overview:

The Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW is a large, spacious rucksack that is perfect for vloggers who tend to travel a lot, and are adventure seekers.

Vloggers who go shoot travel vlogs and have to take a lot of equipment with themselves, maybe on mountainous areas or forests, would definitely love this bag.

It is highly functional; you can fit almost everything in a very organized manner so when it’s time to shoot, you don’t have to wrestle with the equipment inside just to find the extra battery pack you kept for emergencies.

Large Space:

The bag can house at least one or two pro-grade Canon cameras and is definitely a great fit for the Canon M50.

Along with that, it also has the space to fit in up to eight extra lenses, along with other accessories for example, SD cards, USB cables, Gimbal etc.

This bag is perfect for hikers who are aiming for some aesthetic landscape shots, because such shots need a lot of equipment to be set up to get that perfect frame, lighting, distance etc. and the Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW can pack all of what you will need in one place.  

Access Points:

You can access your equipment from four different access points in the bag; the top, the rear, and the sides of the backpack. The multiple access points make your equipment easily reachable, hence providing an enhanced user experience.

Waistband:

It is often complained about that the backpack becomes quite heavy with all the equipment stored in it and therefore it is hard to keep oneself stable with all that weight.

This backpack solves that problem by providing a waistband that gives extra support at your waist and keeps the bag, and yourself, stable. You can see how functional this rucksack is, given that even the waistband includes storage pockets.

It can be very useful in storing relatively smaller items, for instance, extra SD cards, your cell phone etc.

The waistband is removable, so if it bothers you and gets in your way, you can simply detach it and stuff it inside your backpack.

Overall Review:

Overall, the backpack is pretty spacious, functional and comfortable.

It provides enough storage to keep everything you need without the fear of breaking or scratching anything, because the bag is separated into compartments, giving a more streamlined and organized structure to it.

There is also a smaller version of this backpack, for those who don’t usually carry a lot of stuff.

Technical Specifications:

Reason To Buy?

  • Multiple access points
  • Removable waistband
  • Compartmentalized structure
  • Highly functional

Reason To Avoid?

  • A tad bit heavy
  • Bigger in size

2. Billingham Hadley Pro

USER RATING: 4.7/5
4.6/5

Overview:

The Billingham Hadley Pro, as the name suggests, is a UK based handmade shoulder bag and is undoubtedly the best camera bag for Canon cameras, especially M50.

The build is classy, and the design is elegant. the design may deceive you to believe that the bag is not spacious enough, because of its slim build, but let me surprise you with how much this remarkable creation can store.

Bag Space:

The bag is made up of full grain leather, coupled with brass fixings; the outer shell is fully waterproof, providing another reason for vloggers to buy this for their Canon M50.

The bag has enough room to fit one full-frame DSLR body inside (even with a 24-70mm lens attached), 3 extra lenses, a pro-grade flash gun, but sadly, no tripod. More than that, there are two external pockets on the front where you can stash away smaller items, like the cables, batteries, SD cards, eatables etc.

Tablet Pocket:

The bag also has a rear pocket, with a zipper, and it is amusingly big enough to store a tablet. So you can even take your tablet with you and use it to edit and upload your videos then and there.

Shoulder Pad:

If you plan on keeping heavier equipment, I highly advise you to buy the shoulder pad to save yourself from later pains.

You can also buy the additional AVEA pockets that are attachable on the sides; you also get the option to choose your desired size of the pockets.

Overall Review:

I have to say, this is one of my most favorite camera bags for my Canon cameras; it is highly functional as it is classy. It is the literal definition of two birds with one stone!

Technical Specifications:

Reason To Buy?

  • Slim Design
  • Waterproof outer
  • Quality is impeccable
  • Spacious enough
  • Additional pockets can be attached

Reason To Avoid?

  • Only suitable for smaller kits; can’t store a lot of equipment
  • The Shoulder pads are sold separately

3. Think Tank TurnStyle 20 V2.0

USER RATING: 4.8/5
4.7/5

Overview:

The Think Tank TurnStyle 20 V2.0 is a sling-back camera bag, which means you’re supposed to wear it across your body and not on your back.

It has one shoulder strap, diagonally, unlike the usual two straps that regular backpacks have.

These Sling-back backpacks are getting more and more popular by time and there are good reasons for that.

Big Size:

The Think Tank TurnStyle 20 V2.0 is the largest one in the line.

This model comes in three different sizes and two colors, which makes it more attractive to the younger generation who are very preferential.

Think Tank offers Blue/Indigo and Charcoal colors in this style, which, in my opinion, are both very classy and chic.

One Shoulder Strap:

The plus side to the one shoulder strap thing, is that you can just swivel the bag and bring the bag from your rear to the front and easily access the entry point to take out whatever equipment you require at the time, without having to take off the whole bag and rifling through all the equipment stuffed inside.

Accessories Storage:

This sleek bag can store one full-size Canon camera (therefore, can easily fit the M50), along with four extra lenses and other accessories; the additional straps, SD cards, batteries, cables etc.

Adding to that, all sizes of this bag contain an extra pocket to store your tablet, so that you can upload your videos from wherever you are!

Oh, and you can also find another front pocket that you can use to store any extra, smaller items. I personally use that pocket to store my granola bars, but you get the picture, right?

Overall Rating:

This bag may look small and cramped, but have no worries, because this bag also has compartments that separate each equipment from the other so that its safe.

You don’t have to worry about breaking, scratching or denting your precious camera and its equipment if you have the Think Tank TurnStyle 20 V2.0.

Technical Specifications:

Reason To Buy?

  • Lightweight
  • Internally compartmentalized
  • Easy access to the equipment
  • Holds enough equipment for smaller kits

Reason To Avoid?

  • The compartments could’ve been placed better

M50 Backpack With Strap:

1. Altura Photo Camera Sling Backpack

USER RATING: 4.9/5
4.8/5

Overview:

The Altura Photo Camera Sling backpack is basically a one strap bag that is shaped like a regular backpack.

I think it is one of the most functional camera bag out there currently with exceptional quality and it definitely checks all the boxes in my list, I mean, this is like a match made in heaven for Canon M50 Mark II.

Perfectly Designed:

This backpack does not really come at a big fat price, it’s relatively reasonably priced and is a great choice for all kinds of photographers and videographers, and that’s why it has been very popular since its launch.

The backpack itself is very spacious and intricately designed, with each compartment giving just the right space for each piece of equipment.

Bag Storage:

This high quality product can store a Canon DSLR or a mirrorless camera (full-sized) along with additional lenses vloggers so often need.

It basically creates for you a one stop shop for whatever you will need on your vlogging journey.

The main compartment can easily accommodate the body of the camera along with its lens and then the other smaller compartments can be used to store the multitude of extra accessories.

You can fit in flash guns, extra batteries, gimbal, a handheld tripod, power bank and any other accessory that comes to your mind.

Overall Rating:

The backpack is highly durable and very perfectly organized, so I’d say you should get it.

I mean, it is totally worth the money, it gives you the value. So, if you’re looking for a sling backpack, this is the one for you.

Technical Specifications:

Reason To Buy?

  • High quality
  • Durable
  • Organized compartments
  • Compact
  • Gives value for your money
  • Comfortable to wear

Reason To Avoid?

  • No compartment or pocket for a tablet

2. Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag

USER RATING: 4.8/5
4.7/5

Overview:

The Peak Design Everyday Messenger bag is the perfect camera bag for daily use; whether you’re going on a day shoot, to the office, back from the office, to a picnic or just to grab a cup of coffee from work.

This bag provides a lot of room for a full sized Canon DSLR + a medium sized kit; you can fill up the compartments with additional lenses, your camera’s body, a gimbal perhaps, or a small, foldable tripod, some extra SD cards and batteries etc.

Laptop/Tablet Space:

Along with the basic vlogging kit, the bag also contains an extra compartment for a laptop or a tablet.

You can easily stuff in a 13 to 15 inches’ sized laptop notebooks (The bag is available in both sizes), and easily upload your videos while traveling.

Easy Accessibility:

The accessibility of the bag is what piqued my interest. First of all, this bag is more like a satchel, it has one strap for the shoulder and one smaller handle to use it as a briefcase.

Anyways, there is this innovative MagLatch closure, and a zipped flap at the top. It allows you to easily access your camera without much hassle, and without wasting a lot of time opening the whole bag.

More Dividers:

There are dividers inside the camera bag that allows you to organize your equipment and compartmentalize each piece to keep them safe from any breakage or damage.

Even scratching can be frustrating, so these dividers keep your equipment safe from that too.

Waterproof:

The bag is weather proofed, and it provides great durability and safety for your gear; the inside pockets are made up of a very high quality, durable material, so if you want to transport your camera and its kit stress-free, this is the way to go!

Technical Specifications:

Reason To Buy?

  • Highly durable
  • Amusingly spacious
  • High quality material
  • Weather proofed
  • Affordable
  • Dividers keep your equipment protected

Reason To Avoid?

  • The dividers can be a bit confusing for some people
  • Bulky

3. Billingham 445 Bag

USER RATING: 4.9/5
4.9/5

Overview:

Billingham 445 is one of the biggest and most capacious camera bag out there in the market currently. The design is classy and it appeals to a lot of new generation photographers.

Accessories Capacity:

The bag has the capacity to house at least one or two Canon DSLRs along with up to 8 additional lenses and accessories. The accessories that this bag can fit include but are not limited to, flash guns, gimbals, memory cards, batteries, power banks, cables, etc.

This bag does not feature a built-in pocket sleeve for a laptop or a tablet but you can buy the “Laptop Slip” separately; it is capable to fit in a 13 inches’ laptop. This laptop slip can be fitted into the front pocket of the bag easily.

Pockets:

There are nine pockets, all distinct, that you can use as you see fit. You can organize the pockets as per your preferences, and use them to store various pieces of your gear.

I advise you to store only one piece per compartment if you don’t want scratches and cracks all over your equipment.

These compartments help to keep your gear protected. You also get the option to purchase additional Delta pockets and attach them to the bag, if your vlogging kit does not fit into the built-in pockets.

Overall Rating:

The bag is quite bulky, and therefore heavy which might be the only drawback of this bag because if it is fully loaded, it will tire you down pretty quickly. Though it comes with a shoulder pad attached, it won’t be much help.

Technical Specifications:

Reason To Buy?

  • Durable
  • Very roomy
  • Customizable
  • Material is good quality wise

Reason To Avoid?

  • Heavy in weight
  • Additional pockets and laptop slip are sold separately

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

1. How do I protect my Canon M50?

The Canon M50 is waterproof so you don’t have to worry about water damage, however, you can get screen protectors to protect the display, and lens protectors to save them from any cracks.

Secondly, you should get a strap and wear the camera, so that you don’t drop it from a substantial height.

2. Is the Canon EOS M50 weather-sealed?

Yes, the Canon M50 is weather sealed. It has been sealed with a number of layers as to avoid any damage due to dust, rain, etc.

3. What is the best feature of Billingham Hadley Pro?

Probably the classy design! Just kidding, the Billingham Hadley Pro is a great bag, but the best thing about it is the waterproof outer, outstanding capacity and the additional attachable pockets.

4. Which type of camera bags are suitable for vlogging?

Compact and lightweight camera bags are really preferred by most vloggers; those that can store the maximum amount of equipment.

The Think Tank TurnStyle 20 V2.0 is the most lightweight and compact camera bag that provides the best functionality, so that should be your first choice.

Brett J.

I'm an enthusiastic American solo traveler. Since childhood, I had a great interest and passion for filmmaking; that's why I chose media sciences as a career and started Vlogging as a full-time profession.

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