Here is my selection of the best lightweight camera bags for the Sony A7III, A7II A7RII, A7SII or A9 (and also a6500, a6300 or a6000 since they share a similar form factor).

I have created this list since I recently upgraded my camera to a Sony A7III and wanted to share my findings with you.

So what to consider when buying a new bag for your camera? Different bags might be useful for various activities, e.g. you might take a different camera bag with you when you go hiking than when you would go on a kayaking trip or just walk around in the city.

Best outdoor camera bags for Sony A7II, a6000, a6300, A9 or a6500

With the Lowepro Nova Sport 7L in Northern Norway.

Weight comparison table

Camera Bag Weight
USA GEAR DuraNeoprene DSLR FlexARMOR Sleeve Case 100 grams / 0.22 lbs
Aquapac Waterproof SLR Camera Case 216 grams / 0.47 lbs
Ortlieb Camera Bag Aqua Zoom 340 grams / 0.75 lbs
Thule Covert Camera Backpack 400 grams / 0.88 lbs
Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW Camera Bag 500 grams / 1.1 lbs
Thule Aspect DSLR/ILC Shoulder Bag 550 grams / 1.2 lbs
ONA The Bowery Camera Bag 635 grams / 1.4 lbs
Ortlieb Soft Shot Waterproof Camera Bag 781 grams / 1.72 lbs
Thule Covert Camera Messenger Bag – Small 880 grams / 1.94 lbs
Pelican 1200 Case 1305 grams / 2.87 lbs
Photo Sport BP 300 AW II 1500 grams / 3.3 lbs
Gitzo Adventury 30L camera backpack for DSLR 2050 grams / 4.5 lbs

Lowepro Photo Sport 300 AW II

Dimensions: 10.63 x 9.45 x 22.05 in

The Lowepro Photo Sport 300 AW II is not the lightest selection in this list but I wanted to add a backpack option as well in case you are planning to carry more gear with you. The Lowepro Photo Sport 300 AW II is especially suitable if you are an active outdoor person e.g. hiking, biking, climbing or snowboarding.

This backpack comes with a toploading compartmentto where you can store items for a day trip. Moreover, you can also pack a 2-liter Camelbak or Platypus reservoir into th backpack.

To protect your gear from the elements such as rain or snow you can cover the backpack with an built-in All Weather AW Cover.

There are also multiple attachment points allow you to secure extra gear to the pack (e.g. a tripod or trekking pole).

You can get the Lowepro Photo Sport 300 AW II on Amazon.


S-ZONE Camera Insert Bag

Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 4 inches

The S-Zone camera insert bag is a great option if you have already a backpack and just need something to protect your camera gear.

It’s not expensive and you can combine it with any other bag. It’s also listed as a Amazon’s Choice product. I have the Thule Upslope backpack for my winter day trips where the S-ZONE camera insert bag could fit perfectly.

You can get the S-ZONE Camera Insert Bag on Amazon.


Aquapac Waterproof SLR Camera Case

Aquapac Waterproof SLR Camera Case

Weight: 216 grams / 0.47 lbs
Dimensions: 3.94 x 9.84 x 17.72 inches

The Aquapac Waterproof SLR Camera Case is 100% waterproof to IPX8 and can be submerged to 5m for 30 mins.

The Aquacase case also features an optically-clear acrylic lens for clear pictures.

The case will also float on the water with your camera in it, but Aquapac mentions that you should test the case with your camera before you take the case into the field.

You can get the Aquapac Waterproof SLR Camera Case on Amazon.


Gitzo Adventury 30L DSLR Camera Backpack

Gitzo Adventury 30L DSLR Camera Backpack

Weight: 2050 grams / 4.5 lbs
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 14 inches / 23 x 16 x 38 cm

The Gitzo Adventury 30L DSLR camera bag is the Red Dot Award winner 2019 and is probably a good choice if you are looking for a premium outdoor backpack for outdoor activities as it has been designed for bird, wildlife, nature and landscape photographers in mind. Beside a DSLR you can also pack a 70-200 mm lens into the backpack as well as another camera body and up to 4 lenses. Moreover, you can also carry a 13" laptop or a iPad Pro 9 inch into the backpack. There are also spots to attach additional accessories to the backpack. The backpack is water repellent and comes with a rain cover.

You can get the Gitzo Adventury 30L DSLR Camera Backpack on Amazon.


Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW Camera Bag

Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW

Weight: 500 grams / 1.1 lbs
Dimensions: 7.48 x 6.89 x 9.84 inches

The Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW is a camera bag with a removable camera insert.

It is available in red and gray and can also store a tablet. The Nova Sport 7L also comes with an all weather cover, so it’s perfect for hiking trips.

However, if you plan to go kayaking or packrafting, then it might be a better idea to store the Nova Sport in a dry sack.

You can get the Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW Camera Bag on Amazon.


ONA The Bowery Camera Bag

ONA The Bowery Camera Bag

Weight: 635 grams / 1.4 lbs
Dimensions: 10 X 6 X 4 inches

The ONA Bowery Camera Bag has been handcrafted with premium waxed canvas and full-grain leather details. The camera can store one camera and one small lens.

You can get the ONA The Bowery Camera Bag on Amazon.


Ortlieb Camera Bag Aqua Zoom

Ortlieb Camera Bag Aqua Zoom

Weight: 340 grams / 0.75 lbs
Dimensions: 9.4 x 4.3 x 5.9 inches

The Ortlieb Camera Bag Aqua Zoom is dust and splash proof, but you should not submerge it under water.

You can get the Ortlieb Camera Bag Aqua Zoom on Amazon.


Ortlieb Soft Shot Waterproof Camera Bag

Weight: 781 grams / 1.72 lbs
Dimensions: 21 X 27.5 X 15.5 inches

The Ortlieb Soft Shot Waterproof Camera Bag is a great bag if you plan to go on an adventure of if the weather is uncertain. The bag has a volume of 9.7 l.

You can get the Ortlieb Soft Shot Waterproof Camera Bag on Amazon.


Pelican 1200 Case

Pelican 1200 Case

Weight: 1305 grams / 2.87 lbs
Dimensions: 9.25 x 7.12 x 4.12 inches

The Pelican 1200 case is a bit heavier than the other bags and cases, but it protects your camera not only from moisture but also from bumps.

The company claims that you can submerge the case 1 m for 30 minutes. The case also comes with foam which you can customize the case. The case has an atmospheric purge valve and a neoprene o-ring seal.

You can get the Pelican 1200 Case on Amazon.


Thule Aspect DSLR/ILC Shoulder Bag

Thule Aspect DSLR/ILC Shoulder Bag

Weight: 550 grams / 1.2 lbs
Dimensions: 10.2 x 5.5 x 10.6 inches

Thule Aspect DSLR/ILC Shoulder Bag offers space for a mirrorless camera, one lens, and accessories. There are also side mesh pockets to store a small tripod or a water bottle.

There is a front-folding lid to access gear quickly, and smaller items can be organized there as well. A padded shoulder strap makes this camera bag comfortable to carry.

You can get the Thule Aspect DSLR/ILC Shoulder Bag on Amazon.


Thule Covert Camera Backpack

Thule Covert Camera Backpack

Weight: 400 grams / 0.88 lbs
Dimensions: 22 x 17.7 x 7.9 inches

The Thule Convert Camera Backpack offers space for a DSLR and an attached wide angle lens as well as two additional lenses and a flash.

The bag can also store a 15 inch MacBook and an iPad. The bag features a removable pod system. The fabric is water-repellent.

You can get the Thule Covert Camera Backpack Amazon.


Thule Covert Camera Messenger Bag – Small

Thule Covert Camera Messenger Bag - Small

Weight: 880 grams / 1.94 lbs
Dimensions: 9.4 X 16.9 X 6.3 inches

The Thule Covert Camera Messenger Bag comes with a removable camera pod system and an iPad pocket. There is room for a compact DSLR and two lenses or a flash.

You can get the Thule Covert Camera Messenger Bag on Amazon.