Baby carrier backpack + which camera bag?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by rcky, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. rcky

    rcky Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 6, 2011
    Washington state
    Hi all,

    I bought a baby carrier backpack to go on short hikes with my kid (something like this: Kelty Journey 2.0 Frame Child Carrier - Free Shipping at
    Now, I'm scratching my head trying to figure out what type of camera bag would work well with the backpack. I will probably bring my GH1, 25/1.4, 14-42 kit lens and an Oly 40-150.
    I'd appreciate any suggestions.


  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Your best bet is probably a beltpack. Maybe something like LowePro's Field Station. That would allow you to access the bag with the child carrier on.

    I don't have any personal experience with this particular LowePro bag (or with any other "beltpack" or "fanny pack" models), but that's what I'd be looking for.
  3. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    I would get a chest pack rather than a waist pack. You can get packs that strap on to the back pack front straps.
  4. rcky

    rcky Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 6, 2011
    Washington state
    Thanks for the suggestions.

    That LowePro looks very interesting. I've never seen one of those. However, I think it might interfere with the waist strap of the baby carrier.

    I think I'll go check out some chest packs.

  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada