GEAR REVIEW //
TRAVEL CAMERA BAG
Heads up! This is NOT a sponsored post. We bought our Wandrd Prvke 31, have been using it for over a year, and (spoiler alert) love it, so we decided to write a review. If we manage to convince you to buy one too and you purchase it via our link, Wandrd will pay us a small commission at no extra cost to you. That’s all that’s in it for us!
The hunt for the perfect camera bag can feel like a never-ending journey of trial, error, more trial and more error. I’ve been backpacking with camera gear for nearly twenty years (I’m not that old, I just started young, OK), and it’s only in the last year that I’ve finally found The One. Introducing the love of my photography gear life – the Wandrd PRVKE.
I pondered long and hard over this bag (for over a year, actually), wondering if it truly would be all it said it was, or if I was merely being sucked in by its sexy streamlined exterior. I erred on the side of caution, told myself I couldn’t justify the cost, and settled on (yet another) cheaper alternative that (what a surprise) didn’t cut the mustard. After a long camera-toting life of carry-solution failures, what did I have to lose by finally giving the PRVKE a go?
THE WANDRD PRVKE
Pronounced ‘Wandered Provoke’, this photography slash everyday travel bag started life on Kickstarter in 2015 and has evolved into what I consider to be a 99.9% perfect travel camera bag. It straddles the world of ‘photography bag’ and ‘travel daypack’ seamlessly, something that really isn’t easy to find out there. And the icing on the cake? It provides exactly what we need even when we aren’t using it as a bag at all, in the form of a removable camera cube.
You’ll notice I switched to ‘we’ there, because the truth is that while I have always been the camera-wielding backpacker, researcher, and purchaser of all photography related goods, Del has in fact become the lead photographer in our relationship as of late. As such, it’s actually him that carries the gear around most of the time, and I’m going to have to start including his opinions in this review.