Photographers Packing List

Carry-On Travel Backpack:

Photo Sport BP 200 AW II

Photo Sport BP 200 AW II

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Capacity 25L
Weight 1.2
Dimensions 52 x 24.5 x 20
Front facing view of the Photo Sport BP 200 AW II

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Travel Month: January
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Jonathan Martin, from, is a globetrotting digital nomad and fine art landscape photographer from Atlanta, GA. By day he works remotely as a developer + international trainer, but at twilight, he scales mountains to discover non-touristy landscapes.

Jonathan is an experienced packer. The list reflects some expert level choices in fabric and minimalism.

In my opinion, the best part of this list is the > 20% polyester jeans. I didn't know that it was even possible to buy blended fabric jeans. 99% of the time jeans are a horrible one bagging fabric.

Even slightly moist jeans are great at two things, making your bag smell damp and being too tight on your thighs. Blended jeans dry a little better and are much more comfortable when wet.

The linked blog post also talks about the importance of exceptional gloves in colder climates, and I couldn't agree more. I don't mind if my shoulders or legs are cold, but once my fingertips get cold, they ache and throb.

One curious and intelligent part of the list is a "Neck strap that doesn’t scream Canon or Nikon.". Sounds like a smart way to deter potential thieves.

Overall I think this is a great packing list and deserves a lot of praise for both keeping weight and "stuff" to a minimum but by also packing smartly for the cold weather.

Johnathan let me know he didn't end up liking the bag too much as it didn't have enough room for a tripod and the straps kept smacking him in the face.


Added By:
John Farrell
Packing List
3 Merino Wool Socks
3 Merino Wool Shirts
Merino Wool Leggings
Jeans with > 20% Polyester
3 Underwear
Lightweight Down Jacket
Compact Rain Jacket
Waterproof Hiking Shoes
Fantastic Gloves (Vallerret)
Camera Gear
One camera body
One lens
Ultralight tripod and ballhead
6stop ND filter (brass B+W)
CPL filter (brass B+W)
Plenty of SD / CF cards for backup
One etra battery
Neck strap that doesn’t scream Canon or Nikon.