Best Camera Bag Inserts for Backpacks and Messengers

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Want to turn your pack or messenger into a dslr camera bag instantly? We’ve reviewed the best camera bag inserts for backpacks and messenger bags. We recommend using a padded camera insert if you don’t want to spend the money on a dedicated camera bag (because camera bags are expensive).

Or if you already have a bag you love to use and just want to carry your digital camera on vacation, to a family function, or to school, a padded camera case insert is perfect for you.

3 of the best backpack dividers and camera bag inserts that will turn your every day carry into a dedicated camera backpack are made by brands you know and love:

Timbuk2  |  MountainSmith  |  ONA Camera Bags

Each camera bag insert we’ve featured below has multiple padded divider sections which can be adjusted to fit your specific digital or analog photography gear. Fit your Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Sony or other camera and a lens or two into one of these guys and you are set to go. Check out our recommendations for the best camera insert for a backpack, messenger or tote bag.

 


Best Padded Camera Insert for Mirrorless Cameras

Looking for a mirrorless camera insert? We recommend the TENBA BYOB 7. It’s the perfect size for a smaller mirrorless camera. Click here to see this camera bag insert


 

ONA Roma Camera Bag Insert

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The ONA Roma camera bag insert is one of the best camera bag insert for a dslr or mirrorless camera. It’s made from waxed canvas and features gorgeous hits of leather trim. You’ll have the most stylish camera bag insert for your backpack or messenger bag if you buy this one. And, it’s the right size for your smaller dslr or mirrorless camera. One of the best camera inserts, the Roma padded camera insert will not disappoint you.
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MountainSmith Kit Cube Padded Camera Insert

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The padded protection of the Mountainsmith Kit Cube camera bag insert will let you create a camera bag easily using your backpack, tote or messenger bag. Pack the Mountainsmith kit cube in your luggage to make a rolling camera bag you can carry onto a plane.

The Mountainsmith cube’s roll-top collar  gives you quick access to your photography gear when you need to change a lens or pull your camera out quickly to get the shot. Buy 2 or 3 and pack all your gear up… like extra lenses, flashes, batteries and cords.

Make sure your camera gear is protected in the Mountainsmith padded camera insert so you don’t worry while traveling.  The Mountainsmith camera insert dimensions are exterior: 8.75″ x 10.5″ x 4.25″ (H x W x D) / Interior: 8.25″ x 10.25″ x 3.75″. The interior of the kit cube camera bag insert is a removable padded compartment with internal dividers so you can customize the arrangement of your photography gear.
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The Incase padded camera insert is awesome. Photographer Andrew Kearns uses it for his photography gear instead of using a dslr camera bag.

This is a great open top padded camera bag insert that lets you pack a lot of gear and carry it in pretty much any bag.

You can also carry this in a duffel bag on a trip or store all your gear at home and pull out what you need when you want it.
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DSPTCH Large Padded Camera Insert

best camera padded insert by dsptchDSPTCH makes a pretty sweet padded camera insert for a backpack. It has a side opening and a top zipper for multi-functional use. It’s a padded camera insert designed with mirrorless cameras in mind. Yet, it is also perfect for a DSLR and a flash and battery.

The top & side loading padded camera insert features two padded partitions with hook-and-loop fasteners so you can customize the interior for your camera body, lens, flash, and other photography accessories.

This padded camera insert for backpacks and messenger bags is 10 x 10 x 5″. The DSPTCH dslr camera insert is compatible with DSPTCH’s Ruckpack and Daypack specifically, but it’s also great for any backpack, suitcase, or duffel. The body fabric is It is made from water-repellent 420 denier nylon and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Buy now at B&H


Timbuk2 Snoop Padded Camera Bag Insert for Messenger Bags

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Timbuk 2 makes this very cool camera bag insert for your mirrorless camera (although it is pretty large for that) OR you dslr OR your GoPro. Use the Timbuk 2 padded camera bag insert in your backpack or carry it in a messenger bag.
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Affordable Camera Bag Inserts for Backpacks and Messenger Bags

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If you are looking for some affordable camera bag inserts, the padded camera insert choices below will work. You don’t have to buy an expensive, branded camera bag insert to protect your gear.

In fact, you can probably pick up a dslr padded backpack insert from the choices below and be just as happy. Save your money on the bag and spend it on the photography gear!

Pick up a basic, utilitarian camera bag insert for your backpack or messenger bag today.

Make a DIY camera bag easily and affordably with your favorite bag at home, right now. This super affordable camera bag insert works just like its more expensive brothers.

Like a brother from another mother… this camera bag insert fits nicely in a backpack, duffel or tote bag.
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Sleeve uses anti-static composite material, pliable and flexible | Size + 10.2 ” x 5.5 ” x 5.5”

Capacity: DSLR/SLR camera and two camera lens | Waterproof, Foldable, lightweight, and portable.

This G-raphy padded camera insert works well, as well. It holds basically one dslr with a lens or pack in your mirrorless camera.
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This camera bag insert fits a backpack or is excellent for your carry on luggage when traveling.

If you need to stow a lotta gear for a long trip or a big photo shoot… this is the perfect camera bag insert for a backpack or wheeled carry on. Fit all your photography gear in this padded camera insert easily.

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Best Selling Camera Bag Inserts & Padded Camera Protection for Backpacks and Messenger Bags

To round out the camera bag inserts reviews, the below list is what your peers are buying. These are the top 20 best selling camera bag inserts from our favorite online retailer (or not) Amazon.

Some are not as cool looking as the Mountainsmith kit cube, the Ona Roma camera insert or the Timbuk2, but these are all very affordable camera inserts that will do the job. I do like the Koolertron versions in the bright colors. Not a bad option if you want to see your camera gear easier in your messenger bag. (Raw data from Amazon API – info updated periodically).

- $12.00Bestseller No. 1
Koolertron NEW Shockproof DSLR SLR Camera Bag Partition Padded Camera Insert, Make Your Own Camera Bag (Black)
128 Reviews
Koolertron NEW Shockproof DSLR SLR Camera Bag Partition Padded Camera Insert, Make Your Own Camera Bag (Black)
  • Material: Velvet + Polyester
  • External size: W27 x H16 x D12 cm
  • Internal size: W25 x H15 x D10.5 cm
  • The liner is made of Velvet, with good shockproof performance
  • Sleeve uses anti-static composite material, pliable and flexible;
- $14.00Bestseller No. 2
S-ZONE Waterproof DSLR SLR Camera Insert Bag Camera Inner Case Bag for Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus
74 Reviews
S-ZONE Waterproof DSLR SLR Camera Insert Bag Camera Inner Case Bag for Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus
  • Material: High density nylon, Raindrop proof, Light weight, Foldable and Portable
  • Dimensions: 9''Lx7''Hx4''W inch,suitable for a DSLR/SLR camera and ONE camera lens
  • Absorbing shock and vibration to protect your camera against damages, dust and scratches
  • DIY a camera bag, you could insert this case into most of S-ZONE backpacks or messenger bags
  • Detachable divider enable you to adjust the space of this case to match your camera well
Bestseller No. 3
DSLR Camera Insert Camera Case Partition Padded Camera bag, Make Your Own Camera Bag,12.5‘’ X 8.4‘’ X4.5''
50 Reviews
DSLR Camera Insert Camera Case Partition Padded Camera bag, Make Your Own Camera Bag,12.5‘’ X 8.4‘’ X4.5''
  • DSLR/SLR camera and two camera lens . Size : 12.5'' X 8.4'' X4.5'''
  • Padded liner keeps the camera and lens from hocking and scratching
  • Detachable divider sticks on the liner, easily dividing the camera from lens and flash
  • Made of high density nylon, rain-proof, anti-wrinkle and anti-scratch.Foldable, lightweight, and portable. Well-matching a backpack or shoulder bag .
  • Note : Insert Case ONLY ! Camera, Lens and other accessories are NOT Included .
Bestseller No. 4
Camera Insert Dslr Insert Camera Case 9'' 7'' 4'' Protective Bag Cover Waterproof Shockproof Travel  for Sony Canon Nikon Olympus Pentax and etc
110 Reviews
Camera Insert Dslr Insert Camera Case 9'' 7'' 4'' Protective Bag Cover Waterproof Shockproof Travel for Sony Canon Nikon Olympus Pentax and etc
  • Type :Small Camera Insert Case ,DSLR SLR Camera Insert for all Cameras and Accessories
  • External Dimensions :9'' x 7'' x 4'' Capacity: DSLR/SLR camera and 1-2 camera lens
  • Detachable divider sticks on the liner, easily dividing the camera from lens and flash
  • Made of high density nylon, rain-proof, anti-wrinkle and anti-scratch. Foldable, lightweight, and portable. Well-matching a backpack or shoulder bag
  • Backed with G-raphy 90-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
- $10.77Bestseller No. 5
Koolertron NEW Shockproof DSLR SLR Camera Bag Partition Padded Camera Insert, Make Your Own Camera Bag(Blue)
128 Reviews
Koolertron NEW Shockproof DSLR SLR Camera Bag Partition Padded Camera Insert, Make Your Own Camera Bag(Blue)
  • Material: Velvet + Polyester
  • External size: W27 x H16 x D12 cm
  • Internal size: W25 x H15 x D10.5 cm
  • The liner is made of Velvet, with good shockproof performance
  • Sleeve uses anti-static composite material, pliable and flexible;
- $22.57Bestseller No. 6
Selens High-Capacity Shockproof DSLR SLR Camera Padded Bag Case Partition Camera Insert, Make Your Own Camera Bag
64 Reviews
Selens High-Capacity Shockproof DSLR SLR Camera Padded Bag Case Partition Camera Insert, Make Your Own Camera Bag
  • 1. DIY your own bag: The interiors are completely adjustable or removable,the foam-padded dividers can be move freely
  • 2. Shockproof, The liner is made of Velvet, with good shockproof performance
  • 3. High density nylon construction with padded liner and detachable divider offers your camera a good protection
  • 4. It is enough for storing a DSLR/SLR camera and a camera lens, well matches your backpack or shoulder bag. You don't need to buy another professional camera bag
Bestseller No. 7
Ciesta Flexible Camera Insert Partition for DSLR SLR Lens (Brown / Medium)
65 Reviews
Ciesta Flexible Camera Insert Partition for DSLR SLR Lens (Brown / Medium)
  • Bag in Bag style
  • Drawstring Closure
  • Arco Flexible Insert Medium Brown (32cm x 18cm x 15cm)
  • Detachable Partition (NBR Form) 5ea
Bestseller No. 8
G-raphy Camera Insert Bag with Sleeve Camera Case (Black)
48 Reviews
G-raphy Camera Insert Bag with Sleeve Camera Case (Black)
  • Exterior Size :10.2" x 5.5" x 5.5" Capacity: DSLR/SLR camera and two camera lens.
  • Color :Black . Sleeve uses anti-static composite material, pliable and flexible.
  • Waterproof,Foldable, lightweight, and portable. Well-matching a backpack or shoulder bag.
  • Detachable divider sticks on the liner, easily dividing the camera from lens and flash.
  • Dslr slr insert is great for storing your Canon, Nikon, Sony,Olympus, Pentax, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Samsung,Leica and More.
- $21.01Bestseller No. 9
DRF DSLR Camera Case Insert Padded Liner Nylon Pouch for Messenger Bag or Backpack (Red)
5 Reviews
DRF DSLR Camera Case Insert Padded Liner Nylon Pouch for Messenger Bag or Backpack (Red)
  • 【Material】Made of high density nylon, rain-proof, anti-wrinkle and anti-scratch , padded liner keeps the camera from shock and scratches
  • 【Dimension】Approx: Red Orange Blue Gray:11" * 5.5" * 7" / L *W *H
  • 【Dimension】Approx: Black Green : 10.2" * 5.9" * 5.5" / L *W *H
  • 【Use】Foldable, lightweight, and portable. Well-matching a backpack or shoulder bag
  • 【Brand】You can click or search "DRF Camera case bag " to see more products
- $10.47Bestseller No. 10
Koolertron NEW Shockproof DSLR SLR Camera Bag Partition Padded Camera Insert, Make Your Own Camera Bag (Orange)
128 Reviews
Koolertron NEW Shockproof DSLR SLR Camera Bag Partition Padded Camera Insert, Make Your Own Camera Bag (Orange)
  • Material: Velvet + Polyester
  • External size: W27 x H16 x D12 cm
  • Internal size: W25 x H15 x D10.5 cm
  • The liner is made of Velvet, with good shockproof performance
  • Sleeve uses anti-static composite material, pliable and flexible;
- $11.47Bestseller No. 11
Koolertron NEW Shockproof DSLR SLR Camera Bag Partition Padded Camera Insert, Make Your Own Camera Bag(Red)
128 Reviews
Koolertron NEW Shockproof DSLR SLR Camera Bag Partition Padded Camera Insert, Make Your Own Camera Bag(Red)
  • Material: Velvet + Polyester
  • External size: W27 x H16 x D12 cm
  • Internal size: W25 x H15 x D10.5 cm
  • The liner is made of Velvet, with good shockproof performance
  • Sleeve uses anti-static composite material, pliable and flexible;
- $19.00Bestseller No. 12
S-ZONE Waterproof DSLR SLR Camera Insert Bag Camera Inner Case Bag for Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus
74 Reviews
S-ZONE Waterproof DSLR SLR Camera Insert Bag Camera Inner Case Bag for Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus
  • Material: High density nylon, Raindrop proof, Light weight, Foldable and Portable
  • Dimensions: 12''Lx9''Hx5''Winch,suitable for a DSLR/SLR camera and TWO camera lens
  • Absorbing shock and vibration to protect your camera against damages, dust and scratches
  • DIY a camera bag, you could insert this case into most of S-ZONE backpacks or messenger bags
  • Detachable divider enable you to adjust the space of this case to match your camera well
- $21.01Bestseller No. 13
DRF DSLR Camera Case Insert Padded Liner Nylon Pouch for Messenger Bag or Backpack BG-167 (Grey)
5 Reviews
DRF DSLR Camera Case Insert Padded Liner Nylon Pouch for Messenger Bag or Backpack BG-167 (Grey)
  • 【Material】Made of high density nylon, rain-proof, anti-wrinkle and anti-scratch , padded liner keeps the camera from shock and scratches
  • 【Dimension】Approx: Red Orange Blue Gray:11" * 5.5" * 7" / L *W *H
  • 【Dimension】Approx: Black Green : 10.2" * 5.9" * 5.5" / L *W *H
  • 【Use】Foldable, lightweight, and portable. Well-matching a backpack or shoulder bag
  • 【Brand】You can click or search "DRF Camera case bag " to see more products
- $7.66Bestseller No. 14
Ape Case Cubeze 33, Camera Insert, Black / Yellow, Interior Case For Cameras (ACQB33)
309 Reviews
Ape Case Cubeze 33, Camera Insert, Black / Yellow, Interior Case For Cameras (ACQB33)
  • Yellow interior makes tracking small accessories possible in low light
  • It can easily fit within another bag or placed on a shelf
  • Interior padding is adjustable to best suit your needs
  • Drawstring closure for easier access
  • Padded for extra durability
Bestseller No. 15
Ape Case Cubeze 39, Camera Insert, Black / Yellow, Interior Case For Cameras (ACQB39)
309 Reviews
Ape Case Cubeze 39, Camera Insert, Black / Yellow, Interior Case For Cameras (ACQB39)
  • Yellow interior makes tracking small accessories possible in low light
  • It can easily fit within another bag or placed on a shelf
  • Interior padding is adjustable to best suit your needs
  • Drawstring closure for easier access
  • Padded for extra durability
- $21.01Bestseller No. 16
DRF DSLR Camera Case Insert Padded Liner Nylon Pouch for Messenger Bag or Backpack (Orange)
5 Reviews
DRF DSLR Camera Case Insert Padded Liner Nylon Pouch for Messenger Bag or Backpack (Orange)
  • 【Material】Made of high density nylon, rain-proof, anti-wrinkle and anti-scratch , padded liner keeps the camera from shock and scratches
  • 【Dimension】Approx: Red Orange Blue Gray:11" * 5.5" * 7" / L *W *H
  • 【Dimension】Approx: Black Green : 10.2" * 5.9" * 5.5" / L *W *H
  • 【Use】Foldable, lightweight, and portable. Well-matching a backpack or shoulder bag
  • 【Brand】You can click or search "DRF Camera case bag " to see more products
- $12.00Bestseller No. 17
Koolertron Camera Case Insert,Koolertron Dslr Camera Insert Bag Purse Universal Liner Lens Pouch Partition Protective Cover Waterproof Sleeve for Cannon/Nikon/Sony (Black)
12 Reviews
Koolertron Camera Case Insert,Koolertron Dslr Camera Insert Bag Purse Universal Liner Lens Pouch Partition Protective Cover Waterproof Sleeve for Cannon/Nikon/Sony (Black)
  • Enough for storing a DSLR/SLR camera and a camera lens, well matches your backpack or shoulder bag
  • Can be used as a single shoulder camera bag
  • Padded liner keeps the camera from shock and scratch
  • Material: Nylon Oxford EPE
  • Size:33cmx23cmX16cm(12.99in x9.06nx6.30in)
- $12.07Bestseller No. 18
Koolertron Dslr Camera Insert Bag Purse Universal Liner Lens Pouch Partition Protective Cover Waterproof Sleeve for Cannon/Nikon/Sony (Blue)
12 Reviews
Koolertron Dslr Camera Insert Bag Purse Universal Liner Lens Pouch Partition Protective Cover Waterproof Sleeve for Cannon/Nikon/Sony (Blue)
  • Enough for storing a DSLR/SLR camera and a camera lens, well matches your backpack or shoulder bag
  • Can be used as a single shoulder camera bag
  • Padded liner keeps the camera from shock and scratch
  • Material: Nylon Oxford EPE
  • Size:33cmx23cmX16cm(12.99in x9.06nx6.30in)
Bestseller No. 19
Camera Saddlebag Liner Shockproof Padded Insert Bag for Nikon Sony Canon Camera Suit for Waist Pack Shoulder Bag Backpack Messenger Bag - Black
5 Reviews
Camera Saddlebag Liner Shockproof Padded Insert Bag for Nikon Sony Canon Camera Suit for Waist Pack Shoulder Bag Backpack Messenger Bag - Black
  • SHOCKPROOF & THICKENED --- This camera bag Saddlebag Liner can be inserted in any kind of bags.No matter what bag you are using ,it can easily be adjusted to fit a DSLR camera.Thickened and padded sponge prevent your camera from scratch/dust /accidentally drop
  • ORGANIZED YOUR BAG --- Two interlays of this small camera bag,one for your lens,the other for your camera.It can not only used as a camera bag but can also used to store and carry little and important stuff.Made your bag more organized and clearly
  • ENOUGH SPACE FOR YOUR CAMERA ---- There are two size of these camera insert bag The Larger one : External Dimension: 8.7 x 8.2 x 4.3 inches, Internal Dimension:7.87 x 7.87 x 3.94 inches. Smaller One : External Dimension: 7.87 x 7.48 x 4.3 inches.Internal Dimension:7.08 x 7.08 x 3.94 inches
  • PORTABLE & DURABLE --- Weight: 0.22Ib.this liner bag can be foldable ,Easy for you to carry. Oxford cloth material, durable to protect your belongs when running or dropping
  • WARRANTY --- We are confident with all of our products and stand behind them,we offer 30 days free money back guarantee ,1 Year Warranty and 24-hour customer service.Please contact us if you have any problem
Bestseller No. 20
G-raphy Camera Insert Bag with Sleeve Camera Case (Grey)
48 Reviews
G-raphy Camera Insert Bag with Sleeve Camera Case (Grey)
  • Exterior.Size :10.2" x 5.5" x 5.5" Capacity: DSLR/SLR camera and two camera lens.
  • Color :Grey . Sleeve uses anti-static composite material, pliable and flexible.
  • Waterproof,Foldable, lightweight, and portable. Well-matching a backpack or shoulder bag.
  • Detachable divider sticks on the liner, easily dividing the camera from lens and flash.
  • Dslr slr insert is great for storing your Canon, Nikon, Sony,Olympus, Pentax, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Samsung,Leica and More.

Looking for more of the best camera bag inserts for backpacks or padded camera inserts for mirrorless camera bags – Tenba camera bags makes a wide range of padded camera insert options to meet your carrying needs. Learn more about Tenba camera bag inserts today. Some of the best camera bag inserts available today. And see our Best Camera Bags Review for the best bags for your dslr or mirrorless camera. And, Best Canon Camera Lenses for Canon photographers.