POWERFUL BACKPACKS DESIGNED FOR BATMAN - © Creative Spades | creativespades.com | Sergio D. Spadavecchia

In today’s fast-paced world, where we are constantly on the move, having a reliable backpack has become an essential part of our day-to-day life. Whether you are a student, a working professional, a photographer, a commuter, or an outdoor enthusiast, a backpack serves as a versatile and practical companion to carry your belongings efficiently and securely.

In this article, we will explore the importance to find  the best backpack. The various aspects of our lives and delve into the specific advantages it offers to photographers, commuters, and outdoor enthusiasts.

When it comes to finding the perfect backpack that combines style, functionality, and durability, I wanted to try the Mark Ryden Navarro II.

As a travel-photographer, I had to go through all weathers and in the harshest of environments.

From the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan, to the Torngat mountains in Newfoundland and Labrador, to Taiwan, Colombia, Peru, South Africa, Italy, Canada, and God knows how many more, all my gear gets a tough beating when on my expeditions; the backpack has the function to keep my gear dry and protected.

So far, the Pelican S115 Sport Elite Laptop and Camera Backpack (not produced anymore) has worked for me since 2011. The one insurmountable problem that the Pelican has is the weight and how uncomfortable it could become after a few hours of having it on your back. This is a small price to pay for the protection of your gear; unfortunately, that pain can become a burden too heavy to haul on long treks.

The backpack has not only the function of carying gear or your daily necessities, but in many cases, it becomes an accessory that needs to match your style.

I made a very long research and my final choice was Mark Ryden. Before there are any doubts on the legitimacy of this article, no, this is not sponsored in any way, shape, or form, from Mark Ryden (don’t get me wrong I would love to become their ambassador). 



I chose their backpack because they seem designed for Batman, 007, or if you are David Hasselhoff, the Knight Rider, well this seems right out of Knight Industries Two Thousand.

The material is smooth and the style is incredibly stylish. Going to a wedding, a gala, or important events, I can guarantee that a Pelican backpack stands out like a sore thumb and the person wearing it does not look any better.
MarkRyden-9031-06_720x The Best Backpack: designed for batman or 007
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The looks of who is taking photos or videos is extremely important, so my Navarro II is as slick as a backpack can get. The weight is like a feather, yet packed with compartments that makes it worth of a secret agents main gadget. I tried it fully packed with my two Nikon cameras; three lenses, and a full set of batteries, chargers, phone, accessories of all sorts, hard drives, cables, and extra layers of clothing.

The straps are perfectly places and the weight ditributed to maximize comfort. The backpack never loses its shape and this is important. Most product photography shows items perfectly shaped without a wrinkle, then you get them shipped and they look quite different from what you purchased. This is definitely not the case. Mark Ryden delivered exactly what you see on the website. 


There is nothing not luxurious on these packs. This premium backpack is designed to meet the needs of modern individuals who value both fashion and practicality. Whether you are a student, a professional, or an avid traveler, the Mark Ryden Navarro II offers a winning combination of sleek aesthetics and intelligent features. This is why it stands out from the rest.

Investing in a high-quality backpack means investing in durability and longevity. A well-constructed backpack, made from robust materials such as nylon or polyester, can withstand the rigors of daily use, ensuring it will last for years to come. This is especially crucial for outdoor enthusiasts and photographers like myself when we often find ourselves in demanding environments where their gear needs protection from the elements. A reliable backpack offers peace of mind, knowing that your belongings are safe and secure, regardless of the conditions you encounter.

The All-in-One Solution

A backpack is more than just a bag; it is a multifunctional tool that simplifies our lives by offering ample storage space and easy portability. With its multiple compartments and pockets, the Navarro II allows us to organize our all my gear neatly, making it convenient to find what we need quickly. Whether it’s books, gadgets, clothing, or accessories, lenses, batteries, memory cards, chargers, this high-tech Navarro II provides the perfect solution for carrying everything I need in one place; eliminating the need for additional bags or carrying items in my hands.

Urban exploration or outdoors I found that the Navarro II is a perfect solution for me.

Ergonomic Design for Comfort

One of the primary reasons why I chose Mark Ryden is comfort, design, and materials, that is why they have become so popular. A well-designed backpack evenly distributes the weight across our shoulders and back, reducing strain and discomfort. By using padded straps and back panels, backpacks provide optimal support and cushioning, making them comfortable to wear even for extended periods. This is particularly important for me when carrying heavy equipment or travel long distances, to prevent muscle fatigue and potential injuries.

When the Navarro II isn’t enough I switch to Aspect, that can expand from 25L to 36L in a heartbeat. It has customizable sections, laptop section and multi-layered space to divide and organize gear, clothes, and everything in between. 


Protection for Valuable Gear

For us photographers and cinematographers, our camera equipment is not only expensive but also holds a huge professional value. 

A broken gear can mean the end of a photo shoot or of a filming day, and in many cases that can be a disaster.

A backpack designed with photographers in mind provides specialized compartments and padding to safeguard their delicate gear. These compartments are tailored to fit cameras, lenses, batteries, memory cards, and other accessories securely, protecting them from impacts, moisture, and dust. With a dedicated camera backpack, we can confidently carry their equipment anywhere, knowing it is well-protected and easily accessible whenever a perfect shot presents itself.

Efficient Organization and Accessibility

We always carry too much gear, often have a diverse range of equipment and accessories they need to carry and keep organized and separated to be efficient in getting what we need the moment we need it. Tripods, filters, flashes, and extra lenses, all needs to have its place and be accessible right away. Aspect is designed for photographers, and offers specialized compartments and dividers, allowing for efficient organization and easy access to gear when needed. The adjustable dividers enable customization based on individual equipment requirements, ensuring that everything is neatly organized and readily available. This organization not only saves time but also enhances creativity and allows photographers to focus on capturing the moment without any unnecessary distractions.


I didn’t mean to reduce the Mark Ryden to a camera bag, because it’s so much more. The fashion-forward style suitable from stylish lawyers, to creative directors, students, commuters, and everyone in between. 

Doing a review for something that you truly tried, tested, enjoyed and feel that should be promoted is a pleasure. 

If this was not enough, the customer care was simply outstanding making my choice to move to Mark Ryden a definitive one.

Author - Sergio D. Spadavecchia

1 comment

  • Sergio

    Thank you for sharing! Great product…outstanding!

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