The bag you might need for traveling to Alaska to photograph bears likely isn’t the same bag you’d take to New York City for some street shooting. And the same applies to tripods. The tripod you might need for shooting landscapes in the African plains is not what you would want to pack up the trails of Machu Pichu.
So with that said, I think I have found the perfect bag AND tripod for light travel and hiking.
The bag is the NEW VEO Discover 46.
. Perfect for my Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII (with battery grip attached) and a couple lenses. In this review I had that camera body, plus their 12-100mm f/4, a 7-14mm f/2.8, and a 60mm f/2.8 macro. You will see in the photos there was certainly room left over, and I could also have configured it for a different set of lenses.
The bag is designed in such a way as to allow the wearer to put it on as a standard backpack, but also has a slick design feature I wasn’t expecting. The two shoulder straps can be zipped together to form a single strap. This single strap lets you wear the bag as a sling! I really like this! I prefer a sling in the city, and a backpack while out hiking so this bag sort of kills two birds with one...well..Bag!