Travel Bag Guide


Traveling with packing organizers, backpacks & luggage from Lowepro makes your adventures even better.

HighLine 400 on a camel

What type of gear do you carry?

For over 50 years, Lowepro has focused on safely getting camera gear to all types of locations. Because of this, we look at travel from a very pragmatic view. It goes without saying that we think a lot about how to protect your equipment; however, we also spend a good deal of time thinking about how to make your experience better, more comfortable, more productive, and ultimately, more enjoyable.

Today, Lowepro helps you carry, protect, organize and enjoy more types of equipment than ever. Look for the icons in our store to help you find bags designed for DSLR & mirrorless cameras, drones & quadcopters, tablets, laptops, action video cams and more.

Camera Laptop, Tablet, Phone Drone Action Cam

Each device and piece of equipment has its own pain points we strive to solve or fragile aspect we try to protect. Learn more about the innovative technologies we designed and built to support you and your digital world.

How long will you travel?

The duration of your trip is often the first determiner of what you will need in a travel bag. While everyone has their own travel style, plus packing needs and comfort levels, generally trips can be classified by their length and what items you will need for the duration.

  • Day travel & commute: Protection is focused on a small mobile device such as iPad or iPhone 6 Plus, critical personal item and small amount of gear. Be nimble, light and flexible: Examples: Urbex, Slingshot Edge, Passport Sling
  • Overnight & short trips: Choose a bag with additional room for a change of clothes or more personal items, a few extra devices, business tools, etc. Keep it light, but don't sacrifice. Examples: RidgeLine Pro 300 AW, Photo Hatchback Series, Fastpack Series
  • Multi-Day & trekking: Be prepared to pack multiple devices and their supporting accessories, batteries and cables, more than one bag (or a bag-in-a-bag), a larger amount of personal gear, and be prepared with the ability to handle several environments and situations. Take it with you… you'll probably need it. Examples: HighLine, Whistler, Pro Roller x-Series and Pro Trekker.

Gear Up for Travel - Organize your accessories

Travel in the digital age means bringing your electronic devices and all their cables, connectors, batteries, chargers and accessories. Regardless of the type of bag or pack you travel with, organizing and protecting all the small parts and tools can be made much easier with GearUp organizers & packing cases.

What environments will you encounter?

When considering environmental factors, take into account both the destination you are traveling to as well as the environments you travel THROUGH in order to get you and your gear to your destination. At the end of the day, you may be staying at a hotel or lodge, but that lodge may be at the top of a mountain tram ride following a day of air travel and shuttle buses!

How can Lowepro help? Here are a few considerations for where you are traveling and options.

What is your preferred carry style?

The type of carry may ultimately be the most important choice for many travelers. So much so that many will begin their search by selecting the type of bag they feel most comfortable with.

Backpacks: Often the most comfortable way to carry as they distribute weight evenly on your shoulders, back and hips. Check out our Guide to Backpacks

Shoulder/Messenger Bags: From a small messenger to a larger and more traditional photo bag, shoulder bags are a great choice for a lighter carry, or when moving through a cramped environment. Check out our Guide to Messenger Bags

Sling Bags: Sling-style bags provide fast access without taking the bag off your body. Some slings are totally purpose-built like the Slingshot Edge, while others are more like messengers worn across the body, such as the StreetLine SL 140. Check out our Guide to Sling Bags

Rolling Luggage and Cases: When you need to move heavy gear over a distance, there is no substitute for the convenience of a roller. Check out our Guide to Rolling Cases

The Combo: For serious, long-duration travel, a backpack and roller combination can't be beat. For the ultimate adventure + photo combo, try the Whistler BP 450 AW paired with a HighLine RL x400 AW. Add a GearUp Case to make any travel bag more organized.

Other Options: Whether you need a small case for your GoPro®, or compact camera bag to pack into your suitcase, find the method that feels the most comfortable to you with one of these styles. Toploading Camera Bags, Duffles, Beltpacks and Device Pouches.

Travel with Lowepro

Below are 4 bag series dedicated to the modern traveler. These high-quality, dependable bags bring Lowepro's legendary protection and organization to your everyday personal belongings and devices, no matter the environment or the conditions.

StreetLine BP Product Shot

The StreetLine BP 250 brings sophistication and urban styling with room for a 13" laptop, tablet and personal gear.

StreetLine SH 180 Product Shot

An urban style messenger bag, the StreetLine SH 180 provides protection and organization for 13" laptop, tablet, and personal gear.

StreetLine SL Product Shot

The StreetLine SL 140 is an urban-styled sling bag designed for protecting your 11" laptop, tablet and personal gear.

StreetLine SH 120 Product Shot

Light and compact, the StreetLine SH 120 is a protective shoulder bag designed to carry your mini tablet and small camera.