Manfrotto Advanced² Camera Messenger wins best designer camera bag

Editor's Choice Award

Congratulations to Manfrotto. Its Advanced² Camera Messenger carrier for DSLR and mirrorless cameras is our pick for the best designer camera bag on the market currently.

Announced last year, back in September Manfrotto revealed a new line of Advanced² camera bags, the Advanced² Camera Messenger being one of them. The bag itself is 14-inches and holds camera gear like the Canon 5D Mark IV. There’s also a small hidden tripod holder. The bag is also built to withstand rain. And you can get the bag for $110. Those just are some of the reasons it is our pick for the best designer camera bag.

Advanced² Camera Messenger Bag

This is a bag for DSLRs, mirrorless cameras and CSCs. Internal dimensions measure out to be 14.17 x 5.12 x 10.24 in and external dimensions measure out to be 15.35 x 7.68 x 11.02 in. As for camera insert dimensions, it comes out to be 14.17 x 4.72 x 10.24 in. When it comes to weight, the bag weighs 2.65 pounds.

Advanced² Camera Messenger
Advanced² Camera Messenger

Inside of the bag, there are interchangeable dividers, so you can make the bag a custom fit for your gear. It also has a strap connector that can connect to any standard trolley or luggage handle, making it easy to wheel the bag while transporting it.

Rain protection

The Advanced² Camera Messenger is built out of fabric that is treated to be water-resistant. The fabric is water repellent and there’s a rain cover that is also supplied. The rain cover can be used if the weather conditions get heavier.


  • Weight: 1.2 kg
  • Internal Dimensions: 36 x 13 x 26 cm
  • External Dimensions: 39 x 19.5 x 28 cm
  • Camera Insert Dimensions: 36 x 12 x 26 cm
  • Water Repellent: Yes

Congratulations to Manfrotto. You can learn more about the Advanced² camera Messenger on their official website. Check out the rest of our Camera bags and cases guide to see more of our favorite ways to transport and protect our gear.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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