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Stories / Gear Guide / May 6, 2022

GEAR REVIEW: Niko 3.0 Camera Bag Collection

Camera bag surrounded by items that would go inside

We know a thing or two about making bags, and we're proud to say that camera bags have been part of our line-up for almost 10 years. The first-ever Niko Camera Bags were released to the world in 2013 as a messenger-style sling equipped with our heavy-duty metal seatbelt buckle. It was followed by the Niko 2.0 Camera Bag Collection in 2018, which had a sleek backpack design and signature sling bag style.

We took our favorite elements of the Niko 2.0 camera bags and combined them with professional feedback and in-house testing to create the new Niko 3.0 Camera Bag Collection. Both the Niko 3.0 Camera Backpack and Niko 3.0 Camera Sling have been updated with more added features, revamped organization, quick and easy access to camera gear, and improved comfort. We even brought back our iconic silver buckle on the Niko 3.0 Camera Sling. Now let's get to the good stuff.

Niko Camera Backpack 3.0

The everything, everywhere camera backpack
Person riding a bike with their camera backpack

The outside: We added a side door entry on both sides to get into the main compartment, giving you quicker and easier access to your camera gear while wearing the bag. The low-profile back panel also grants access to the main compartment when you need to work on the go.

The inside: The front pocket zips open to reveal a padded laptop sleeve that fits a 15" Macbook Pro. Just below that is a secondary sleeve that can carry a tablet or notebook, complete with multiple quick-access organization pockets for camera batteries, passport, memory cards, or film. The other side of the main compartment has more organizational pockets on the door and there are modular dividers that are easy to move so you can customize your setup. Consider adding more organization with the Tech Accessory Pouch or Small Utility Pouch.

  • Price: $280
  • Size: 19.5” H | 11” W | 8” D
  • Volume: 25L
  • Weight: 4.41lbs | 2kg
  • External Material: 1050D Nylon, 500D TPE Tarp
  • Internal Material: 180g Tricot interior
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Niko Camera Sling 3.0

Made for shooting on the go
Person riding bike with camera sling bag

The outside: Made with our durable 1050D nylon fabric, which is water- and abrasion-resistant. We designed the main opening of the sling to open towards you for easy access. The coated main zipper keeps the elements out and your gear protected. We brought back our iconic seatbelt buckle in a smaller, lightweight size that makes it easy and efficient to get in and out of your bag with the two-point adjustable shoulder strap. Wear it as a crossbody bag or around your waist—just make sure no one presses the buckle while you're wearing it.

The inside: One of the coolest features of the Niko 3.0 Camera Sling is the added organization of the outer flap—it’s designed to be a fold-out storage pocket, making it easier to work with your SD cards, camera batteries, or film. Inside, the main compartment is padded with Tricot and has customizable modular dividers that are made to fit with your camera setup. It will fit a full DSLR with a 70-200MM lens. With the new Niko 3.0 Camera Sling, it’s now easier than ever to get in and out of your camera bag.

Price: $145
Size: 7.5” H | 12.5” W | 5.5” D
Volume: 9L (without modular divider)
Weight: 2.14lbs | .97kg
External Material: Bluesign approved, water-resistant, durable 1050D nylon
Internal Material:  Padded, soft-touch Tricot liner

camera sling in gif form


Niko Camera Shoulder Strap

The camera strap that can be worn in more ways than one
Person laying down holding camera

The Strap: This is not your average camera strap. We designed the Niko Camera Shoulder Strap to be easy to use, comfortable to wear, and efficient when you're on the go. It can be worn cross-body, thanks to our classic stabilizer strap; the removable stabilizer strap will keep the camera in place and on your body while you're riding or on the go. We also added split rings to easily attach to round or flat camera mounts. The mini buckles that attach to the camera and strap can also easily attach to the Niko Camera Wrist Strap.

Price: $40
Width: 1.5"
Length: 31" to 47"
Material: 5-bar webbing

camera shoulder strap


Niko Camera Wrist Strap

The worry-free camera strap
person holding camera

The Strap: Durability is our specialty and the Niko Camera Wrist Strap is as durable as they come. We designed it using our super tough 5-bar webbing, which is the same webbing used on most of our messenger bag and sling bag straps. It can be easily adjusted to fit on any wrist and has a split ring to attach to round or flat camera mounts. The buckle on the ring can also connect and be used with the new Niko Camera Shoulder Strap.

Price: $25
Width: 1"
10.5" to 15.5"
5-bar webbing

camera wrist strap


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