Planning a trip out west to capture beautiful panoramas of the landscape? Or want to capture all the fun activities with the kids on your family vacation? Traveling with photography equipment doesn’t have to be stressful. As long as you know how to pack your camera and gear securely so it’s protected and remember to bring all the accessories, you can bring back stunning images and memories. Here is how to travel with camera equipment worry-free.Camera Backpacks vs. Hard Cases
One of the most important considerations to make is whether you plan to check your camera or carry it on board the cabin. This will help you determine what kind of travel case to get for your camera. Some photographers prefer to travel light and avoid check luggage, while others might need to transport lots of equipment, requiring more than one travel case.
Not sure how to decide? Here are some considerations:
Want to bring camera equipment in check-on luggage? Then you need to consider how much room you are allowed. The case will need to fit in your overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. For this, a camera backpack is a perfect option. Each Pelican camera backpack is conveniently sized to slip directly under a seat. Plus, it offers TSA-ready access and a crushproof, watertight case for protecting gear once you arrive at your destination for your adventure. Not to mention, with a floating ergonomic strap design and ventilated back panel, it can be transported easily, even across rocky terrain.
On the other hand, if you decide that your camera equipment needs to be checked, a camera hard case is recommended. This kind of rugged case can take on whatever the airline throws at it — and then some! For smaller cases, you could choose to slip it directly inside your luggage. However, Pelican camera hard cases come with extra features like lockable stainless steel hasps for extra security and a retractable extension handle and heavy-duty wheels that make getting around much easier.