Planning our trip to Mexico my wife and I wanted to better document our trips by taking a bunch of pictures and recording videos of our experiences. To facilitate this we wanted a backpack that could carry our camera gear safely, while still leaving them easily accessible for potential photo opportunities.
After some careful research we decided to buy the YuHan Camera Backpack and it proved to be so helpful that it’s become a required item on any of our travels.
Removable, Padded Camera Pocket
The biggest perk of this backpack by far is the designated space for your camera gear. It’s a separate, removable, and padded compartment built into the bottom of the backpack that uses Velcro to stay in place and has padded dividers to accommodate the size and shape any items you put inside.
The container isn’t accessible from the top of the bag and the only way to access the items is through the zippered opening that rests against your lower back while wearing it. This provides extra security so no one can reach in and snag any of your equipment while you’re wearing it. This is also helpful as you can simply unzip the compartment and grab your camera gear without having to dive through your other items or risk losing something else you packed.
If for whatever reason you don’t need your camera that day, but still want to use the backpack you can take that compartment out and double the interior size of your backpack.
Plenty of space
While on the topic of space and size it’s important to note that the camera compartment is more than capable of holding a camera with a lens, spare lenses, spare batteries, and whatever you might need. We personally used it to store a Canon EOS M series camera, two spare lenses, GoPro, microphone, two spare battery packs, and a collapsible tripod.
Above the camera compartment is a decent size space for water bottles, granola bars, souvenirs, or more gear if you need it. Then with the additional pockets built on the outside we stashed any documents or maps we were carrying without getting them trashed inside the bag.
The bag was definitely designed to protect sensitive camera equipment from getting wet. The outside is made of a thick waterproof nylon that prevents water from leaking in and the zippers were built with covers and hoods.
The camera box even has its own flaps and water repellant materials to provide additional water proofing should some moisture makes it into the bag.
If you drop this thing in a body of water your stuff will definitely get wet but walking around in heavy tropical rain wasn’t ever a problem for us.
Built For Travel
This backpack was clearly designed for travelers. In addition to the convenient and secure camera bag and the excess space, the backpack is genuinely comfortable to wear. The thick padded straps don’t cut into your shoulders and the waist band helps spread out the weight and keep it secure against your back.
Being the pack mule in our relationship I found that even when packed heavily with groceries, souvenirs, or snacks the backpack was still comfortable and padded well. The camera compartment even has additional cushioning to provide the right pressure against my lower back. I could walk an entire day around ancient ruins or along sandy beaches and not have back or neck problems when we got back to our Airbnb.
For those who like to capture their experiences on camera and want a reliable backpack that will keep their electronics protected from the rain while still giving enough space for other items without being a burden to wear, then the YuHan Camera Backpack is highly recommended.
Author: Benjamin Baker
After serving abroad in a religious capacity for two years Ben has felt the pull to travel and explore ever since. This desire was further fueled by his wife Maddie and the two have traveled to many places over the last few years. Ben’s hope is that by sharing his knowledge and experiences obtained while traveling that others can improve their lives and the lives of others through travel. Check out additional articles written by Benjamin.