GEAR REVIEW //
ALL-NEW WANDRD PRVKE
TRAVEL CAMERA BAG
We bought our original WANDRD PRVKE 31 in 2019, and (spoiler alert) loved it so much we wrote this review a year or so later. Fast forward to 2021 and the team at WANDRD have released the All-New PRVKE, with some significant design improvements. WANDRD gifted us an updated PRVKE 31 (with zero obligations attached), and after a few months trying it out we’ve updated this review to reflect the current model. In the photos below, the black bag is the original design, and the blue bag is the All-New PRVKE design. If you decide to buy one too and you purchase it via our link, we will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
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 ALL-NEW 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.