For many a traveler, a trip just isn't complete without the gear that goes with it. Cameras, laptops, smartphones and tablets are essential for some gear-centric travelers. Join 10 Best as we take a look at some great shoulder bag options for stowing your gear as you explore new places.
Pacsafe Metrosafe 200 — Photo courtesy of Pacsafe
If you’re out and about in a busy, unfamiliar city, then you need to keep your wits about you. Having your money, your tablet and your camera easily accessible is great, but you should also keep security in mind. That’s why the Pacsafe Metrosafe 200 has anti-theft features built-in. There are slash guards and a slash proof strap alongside zipper security and a turn and lock hook design for the strap. These bags look good too, and they have a padded internal pocket for gadgets, zippered compartments and even a headphone port. This bag costs around $60.
Lowepro Pro Messenger — Photo courtesy of Lowepro
Anyone who is serious about their photography on trips will want a dedicated shoulder bag for their camera and extra equipment. Lowepro designs shoulder bags for professional photographers, so you can be certain of top quality protection and all the features you need. The Pro Messenger series comes in three sizes suitable for different camera setups, so simply choose the one that suits you best. These bags are heavily padded with a variety of compartments so they’re suitable for storing other electronics as well. You’re looking at splashing out up to $200 for one of these.
Indy Bag — Photo courtesy of Waterfield
Who can resist this shoulder bag designed to carry an iPad? It is based on Indiana Jones’ bag and crafted from worn-looking, soft leather. It has a zipper and a handy external pocket and it’s the perfect place to keep your iPad tucked away neatly in a compartment lined with Ultrasuede. At around $180, it’s not cheap, but it’s a great shoulder bag for easy access to your gadgets. Plus, you'll look like a true adventurer.