After I became a mom last year, I found myself documenting life a little more. I didn’t want to miss and moment and hoped to capture it all. This means, I had to upgrade my camera. Now with the big investment in a camera, it makes sense to find a good quality camera bag for not only easy travel, but to protect your camera and all its accessories. I was sticker shocked when I looked at the prices of most bags! I wanted to find a bag of good quality, but was worried about the prices I was seeing. Luckily, Portare’ creates beyond awesome multi-purpose camera bags at prices that won’t break the bank!
Portare offers both backpack and messenger style camera bags. Withe numerous storage pockets and extra padding, these bags are great for not only storing your camera and accessories, but also your laptop, iPad, or other necessities.
The backpack I received is the PBP2 multi use SLR camera, laptop and iPad backpack. Yes, it is designed to hold all three items and more! My camera fit comfortable inside, and I love that every divider is detachable. You can move them around to fit your camera and accessories. The main compartment can holds most SLR bodies with or without attached lenses. Since they attach via velcro, it really is an easy way to configure your bag. The backpack is constructed from heavy duty 1680 Denier ballistic nylon, which you can tell from just feeling it that the nylon is of a nice quality. Since the bag is so durable, I actually used it for other non-photography needs. For instance, I used the backpack as a regular hiking bag, and even a few times as the diaper bag for walks in the park! There is so much room for diapers, sippy cups, extra clothes, and then the gear I need. Plus, it is a lot more stylish than lugging around my regular diaper bag. Since it is backpack style, it makes it much easier to keep my hands free.
Now as I mentioned before, the backpack has a dedicated laptop compartment. It measures 16″ x 10″ x 2″, which then fits most 17″ laptops. Unfortunately, my laptop was too big. There is a compartment for smaller electronics, such as an iPad or other type tablets. Taking a tripod with you? There are also straps on the side hold that can hold your bulky gear, like a tripod Another aspect I really love are the “anti-theft” buckles. This provide extra security when carrying around your equipment. Makes it harder for someone to just come up and unzip your bag.
Now I do want to point out how incredibly comfortable the backpack is to wear! The adjustable shoulder straps are padded and provide comfort if you are wearing the bag for long periods of time. The design is quote unique in that it provides an ergonomic and dry (non-sweaty) fit.
Overall, this is an amazing gift for any photographer, whether amateur or professional! If you loved one travels often or let’s say is really into hiking and photographing nature, this is the bag for them! They will definitely be impressed when they awake that holiday morning to find a Portare’ bag with their name on it!
Don’t forget to connect with Portare on Facebook and Twitter! Or click the easy buttons below (may take a moment to load):
Buy It: You can purchase Portare bags right off their website. The bag I review retails for $139.99. In addition to blue, the backpack is available in black, green, orange, purple, and maroon. Want even better news? Right now for being a loyal Maryland Momma reader, Portare is offering a $60 discount!! Just use promotional code MMRR60 upon check out to redeem!
Win It: One lucky reader will win a backpack or messenger bag of their very own! Simply fill out the easy Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends on November
5th 7th at 11:59 pm EST and is open to residents of the US only. Once a winner is drawn via Rafflecopter, I will contact the winner through email. They will then have 48 hours to respond. If there is no response, I will draw a new winner. Please add mdmommareviews at gmail dot com to ensure the email does not end up in your SPAM folder. Good luck!
I received a complimentary product(s) to facilitate this review from the sponsoring company. This is 100% my own honest opinion. No one has influenced me otherwise and I was not compensated financially. This review is solely based on my own experience with this product.
Melanie S says
Love the PBP2-M Portare’ MAROON multi use backpack!
Danielle Royalegacy says
I love the PBP2-M Portare’ MAROON multi use backpack
I love the PBP2-M Portare’ MAROON multi use backpack
Amber Edwards says
Those are quite cool bags! I like the PBP2-B Portare’ BLUE multi use backpack
Suzi Satterfield @ClothAddicts says
Looks like a fantastic bag. (Too bad I can’t enter!)
Alaina Bullock says
That is a super nice camera bag! I wish I still had my old camera! I do know someone that this would make a perfect holiday gift!
These are very versatile camera bags, truly for the adventurous! I like the PBP2-M Portare’ MAROON multi use backpack.
I love the Portare’ PMB1-K KHAKI multi use Messenger Bag! <3
I love the PBP2-P Portare’ in purple! It would be great to hold my camera in!
You are adorable in the picture! I like the PBP2-M Portare’ MAROON
I’d get the PBP2-BK Portare.
Cynthia Meents says
I love the khaki messenger bag. I also like the PBP2-BK in blue
Kristin Wheeler (MamaLuvsBooks) says
I love the backpack camera bag! And you are so cute!!!!
Melinda Dunne says
I would love to have the purple one.
Seyma Shabbir says
Purple Multiuse backpack
Danielle Meek says
I like the PBP2-G Portare’ GREEN multi use backpack.
Amanda Taylor @ Survival Guide says
love the bag you can use for your lap top!!
Cheryl Rahkonen says
I would love to have the Portare’ ORANGE multi use backpack.
Carole Ingram says
I love the same one that you have! :) PBP2-B Portare’ BLUE multi use backpack and my second choice would be the same but in green.
Fawn H says
I love the Portare’ PMB1-B BROWN Multi-Use Messenger Bag
Cassandra Eastman says
I think I like the PBP2-O Portare’ ORANGE multi use backpack, but it’s hard to choose because all the colors are great!
I like the gray and green bag! cute!
Jennifer Nixon says
I like the PBP2-PK blue
Trish F says
Hello, I love the Portare’ PMB1-K KHAKI multi use Messenger Bag. Thanks for a great giveaway!
I love this bag (the giveaway prize) in the black and red. But the Brown Multi-use Messenger Bag looks awesome, too!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com
Alicia Stamm says
i like the black multi-use backpack, and the grey and red one
Elena V says
I really like the Portare’ PMB1-K KHAKI multi use Messenger Bag, it is roomy and sturdy. I am a nursing student and my textbooks are heeeavvy!
Heather J says
I would love either of them. I need a functional bag for my Canon, and any of these would work!!
The backpack colors are fun & the messenger is great too!!
Edie C says
I’d love to win the multi use bag in orange for my hubby! I’m hoping to get him a great camera for Christmas!
Kelli Avery says
I really like this one. I love the orange. PBP2-O Portare’ ORANGE multi use backpack
Anne Loyd says
Ashley, I like the one you picked out best actually!
Stevie Nanstad says
The purple multi-use backpack is my fav. :)
Cynthia Teer says
Like the ipad & laptop bag.
Ted Kooper says
i like the PBP2-O Portare’ ORANGE multi use backpack
Becky H says
Port are blue multi
Nicole P says
Orange multi use!
Elizabeth - Water Rolls Uphill says
If I win it and decide to keep it for me the brown messenger bag. If I am feeling generous, the black backpack for my dad and his cool camera.
Jalynn Patterson says
My pick would be the purple multi use backpack.
Kat Hoar says
I would like the Blue multi use backpack
Laura Sasser says
Melissa M says
I like the orange one
sarah banes says
PBP2-M Portare’ MAROON multi use backpack
Theresa H says
love the PBP2-G Portare’ GREEN multi use backpack
Stephanie Foster says
The News Bag
Becca Neal says
I really like the PBP2-BK Portare’ BLACK multi use backpack because me or my fiance could carry it.
Norma Kay Lawson Neal says
I also like the PBP2-BK Portare’ BLACK multi use backpack
Aww.. giveaway closed! Would’ve been nice to have had the chance to win!