If you're the adventurous type of person who brings your camera to all your activities, you'll certainly need a good camera bag that will protect it, not just from bumps and bruises, but from water intrusion as well. Here are five of the best waterproof camera bags.
Lowepro DryZone 200 Backpack
I have two Lowepro camera bags so I can honestly say that in terms of quality, this brand is probably one of the best available on the market right now. For its waterproof camera bag, the Lowepro Dryzone is touted as the world's first totally waterproof, soft-sided camera backpack. One feature that would highlight its waterproof feature is the fact that it floats on water no matter how heavy the equipment inside the bag is. This camera backpack even lets you travel with less bulk when you need less protection for your camera. It allows you remove the TIZIP open and fasten just the inner zipper of the bag, allowing you quick access to your equipment. The bag's camera compartment is heavy-duty, padded pretty well and even has a technical backpack harness. The bag also comes with lumbar support, fully adjustable CollarCut shoulder straps, tuck-away tripod holder, self-draining mesh pockets, drain hole, rubber handle and attachment loops for SlipLock accessories. In short, this camera bag is not only comfortable to wear but also gives your camera the ample protection it needs, especially in extreme environments. (Price: $219.95)
Read a full review of the Lowepro DryZone 200 here.
MADE Products CA-2001-BLK Seattle Sling Waterproof Bag
Aside from protecting your camera from water with its proven dry-bag technology, what makes the Seattle Sling Waterproof Bag a great camera bag is the optimum protection it provides for your camera and other equipment and gear. The bag has a padded inner box that keeps your gear safe from extreme conditions, including bumps and falls. This bag is perfect when you're going on a camping or hiking expedition. It is a well thought out, well built camera bag with an outside panel that has padding and ventilation. It even comes with several webbing and buckle bits that are equally large and strong. If you don't bring too much gear, this bag is perfect for you. (Price: $59.95)
Pacific Outdoor Equipment f-PS Water Resistant Padded Point and Shoot Camera Pouch
If you're looking for a waterproof bag/pouch for your point-and-shoot camera, check out this Pacific Outdoor Equipment f-PS Water Resistant Padded Point and Shoot Camera Pouch. This waterproof camera bag fits most point-and-shoot cameras available on the market today. It has rail-zip and roll closure that keeps you camera dry. What's good about this camera bag/pouch is that it attach easily to a hip-belt, shoulder strap or wading vest. (Price: $19.95 - $38.95)
SAFROTTO CL-002 Waterproof Coated Dacron Camera Bag
I admit that I fell in love with the SAFROTTO CL-002 Waterproof Coated Dacron Camera Bag the first time I saw what it looked like. Describing the bag as stylish and sleek-looking would be an understatement. This waterproof camera bag excels in the looks department. Functionality-wise, it is equally great as well. It fits your camera equipment, cables, video and photo camera, batteries and other accessories. (Price: $78.39)
New Digital SLR Video Camera Backpack Daypack Water-Resistant Rain Cover
Another stylish and highly functional waterproof camera bag. This waterproof camera bag has two compartments for your tripod or monopod. It is made of water-resistant polyester, this camera has six pockets and some dividers that allow you to better organize the camera gear that you are going to place inside the bag. It also has adjustable thickly padded waist belt with load-adjust straps that ensures perfect weight distribution. The bag also features an easy-grip compression handle that makes the bag very convenient to carry. It fits a large DSLR with lens and around 2-4 extra lenses. (Price: $59.95)