Manfrotto and Nat Geo launch bag range

The National Geographic Australia Collection is a collaboration between Manfrotto and National Geographic. The collection consists of five bag; the range includes the NG Australia camera and laptop backpack for DSLR/compact system, the NG Australia 3 way camera backpack for DSLRs, the NG Australia camera messengers for Compact System Cameras available in small and medium and finally the NG Australia Camera Holster for CSCs. Prices start from £59.90. For further information read the official Manfrotto press release below:


National Geographic and Manfrotto’s mutual love of photography has inspired the two brands to collaborate on a new product launch. The National Geographic Australia Collection is inspired by the ochre-pigmented sands and soils of The Australian Outback, and the dazzling blue seas that hem the continent’s breathtakingly beautiful coasts. The interior fabric of the collection’s camera bags features a colourful eucalyptus-leaf print evocative of Australia’s forest canopies. The durable, deftly crafted internal compartment design features the renowned Manfrotto Protection System. These classically stylish bags provide world-travelling photographers a place to safely store their equipment wherever their adventures take them.   

High-quality materials

Both highly attractive and well-functioning, the design of all products in the collection has been achieved through the careful arrangement of premium leather and fabric pieces embellished with stylistic elements relevant to Australia’s natural beauty.

Superior protection for photography equipment

Cushiony internal dividers, expertly engineered to safeguard cameras and other electronic devices, form storage spaces inside each bag. Thanks to adjustable Velcro straps on the dividers, these spaces can be reconfigured in many ways to accommodate equipment pieces of varying shapes and sizes.

Versatile carrying solution

The National Geographic Australia Collection includes five different products, each able to hold a variety of different sets of photography-related equipment.

NG Australia camera and laptop backpack for DSLR/compact system cameras

This rear access backpack holds a DSLR camera with an attached 70/200-millimetre, f2.8 lens, as well as up to five additional lenses and a selection of accessories. It also fits a Premium Compact System Camera with additional lenses. The zipper to the camera compartment is concealed close to the body on the back of the pack, allowing for valuable equipment to remain secured inside. An additional side access slot allows users to quickly grab their camera gear so they never miss an opportunity to take a good picture. The internal camera compartment can also be removed to create a traditional backpack. Other features include a 15-inch laptop compartment, an external tripod holder, and additional internal and external pockets.

NG Australia 3 way camera backpack for DSLRs

This exciting new backpack is a first of its kinds, all in one, top handle shoulder bag and backpack. Easily convert it from a shoulder bag into a backpack by removing the shoulder strap and unzipping the back to access the shoulder straps. The internal padded compartment perfectly fits a mid-sized DSLR camera with an attached 70/200 millimetre lens, as well as up to three additional lenses. Thanks to the flexibility of the dividers found in the pack, this product can accommodate a variety of sets of equipment. Additional features include a compartment for a 13 inch laptop, a dedicated tripod holder, and three exterior zipper enabled pockets to hold additional items.

NG Australia camera messengers for Compact System Cameras

Available in Small and Medium sizes, this is a bag for almost all occasions. Wear it to work, on a hike or during a stroll. The medium version is capable of holding a mid-sized DSLR with two mounted 24/70 millimetre and 20/70 millimetre lenses, as well as one or two additional lenses. It has a compartment for an 11 inch laptop. The small version if perfect for carrying a CSC with 20/70 millimetre mounted lens as well as two additional lenses. It also features a padded compartment for an iPad. Both internal and external pockets on the bags have zippers to keep cameras safe and secure. The adjustable shoulder strap and shoulder pad ensure a comfortable carry at all times.

NG Australia Camera Holster for CSCs

Worn as a traditional holster or a belly pouch, this can carry a CSC, kits lens and additional standard zoom lens. It can be worn either as a traditional holster or as a belly pouch which can be achieved by detaching the shoulder strap and re-attaching it to the rings on the back of the bag. A front zip pocket provides a convenient space for additional belongings.

The National Geographic Australia range is available now from £59.90 exclusively from the Manfrotto website.