Vanguard Up-rise 48 II Camera bag - review

This time I am reviewing the Vanguard Up-rise 48 II Camera bag.

This bag got all the features I needed, all the room and flexibility I needed from a 1-day travel backpack that will hold all my camera gear and lenses in a well protected manner.



It has one main compartments that can be complete compartmentalized to your needs using the velcro-room splitters. It will also hold a tripod, up to a 15" laptop(maybe even a 17" widescreen?), will easily fit several 70-200mm lenses, and a multitude of other stuff.

It has a great carrying system with waist strap and good cushions for the back as well as a good airflow system to avoid those sweaty and sticky summer backs on trips.


  • Inside Dimensions(LxWxH mm): 300 × 190 (130+60) × 250

  • Outside Dimensions(LxWxH mm): 340 × 270 × 520

  • Weight(g):2000
  • Inside Dimensions(LxWxH inches): 11 3/4×7 1/2 (5 1/8+2 3/8)×9 7/8

  • Outside Dimensions(LxWxH inches): 13 3/8 × 10 5/8 × 20 1/2

  • Weight(lbs):4.41
  • Exterior Fabric: 600D*600D + 1260D*1680D+1200D*1200D Polyester

  • Interior Fabric: 150D Polyester + Velvet

  • Capacity: 1 pro DSLR with grip and lens attached (up to 70-200mm f/2.8), one extra DSLR body, 2-3 extra lenses, accessories (memory cards, cables, battery and charger), a laptop up to 15" wide screen size, tripod

A rain cover is also included to protect your gear when out in the rough.

Multiple pockets for memory cards, and an easy top access to the interior without opening up the bag completely. It is also (supposedly) approved as carry-on luggage, but this might depend on the airline company. All in all a very good camera bag that will allow me to fit all my gear in a well protected manner AND still have room for a change of clothes and a laptop. This will hopefully be my perfect day-trip backpack going forward.

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