I recently purchased a new camera, the Sony a7ii along with some lenses, as I began to build my camera kit I realized I was going to need adequate transportation and storage for these items. In the past I have settled for flimsy sleeves that were to be used in a traditional backpack…the problem with those is that the camera never truly felt secure or readily accessible.
I searched Amazon for the best value to feature ratio and I found the Endurax Canvas DSLR Camera Backpack, it was both affordable and had a couple of features I didn’t even know I wanted until I saw them.
Today, we’ll take a look at this camera bag and the pros and cons of this particular configuration of backpack. This review is not sponsored by Endurax in any way, I have purchased this item with my own money for the purpose of this review.
When I received the backpack it arrived neatly packed in an Endurax branded box, the bag had minimal creases from shipment that quickly went away while it settled, the interior of the bag was a little unusual at first but then I understood it’s design. The included velcro cushions give the bag it’s overall shape and structure, when fully assembled the bag becomes substantial while maintaining it’s light weight and compact body. It’s worth noting there were no funky chemical smells or weird off-gassing to contend with, the bag was ready to use out of the box.
I was worried about the buckles but they turned out to be magnetic closures, the buckles are simply for aesthetics. The tripod clasp and netted holster on the side of the bag are a nice touch for anyone that carries around their tripod. The material of the bag is a quality canvas that seems like it will hold up well, the faux leather straps look like genuine leather without all the fussy upkeep of real leather. The Endurax logo is embossed in the center top flap of the bag.
When you open the top flap you are presented with a drawstring type cavity that is formed from the aforementioned velcro pads, it is very secure feeling and it’s very nice to have that additional storage above the camera compartment. You can stuff a hoodie or smaller blanket into the top of the bag very easily.
This bag is catered to owners of DSLR cameras which are traditionally large in size, I wasn’t sure if my more compact mirrorless camera would work in this bag but with a little bit of adjustment and varied positioning of the velcro pads I was able to get a secure fit that left me confident my camera would be protected.
There is easily enough space for camera filters, flash kits, batteries and memory cards. This is a bag that can grow with you as you pick up more lenses and camera accessories and that was something that I felt made the bag more of an overall value.
The fitment of the straps on my shoulders felt natural and evenly weighted, I could easily use this bag for hours and still feel comfortable.
This is a bag that genuinely surprised me, it was priced fairly and offers ample storage and protection of precious DSLR camera equipment and accessories. I highly recommend this bag for individuals who don’t want to sacrifice style to store a camera, it’s a perfect incognito bag that isn’t typical or easy to spot as a “camera bag”. If you’re into street style photography or you want to keep a low profile this is the bag for you. The profile of the bag is really nice, it’s stylish which is a refreshing change from typical camera bags you see people with that scream “I’m a camera bag, steal me!”
Endurax also offers a bevy of camera equipment such as tripods, and other types of professional camera gear that I can’t wait to try out soon. If you’re interested in checking this bag out it’s available both on Amazon and at the Endurax website.