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Vanguard Alta Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 5,254 reviews

We have checked thousands of reviews and found 19 reasons to buy the Alta - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

88% of the reviewers give the Vanguard Alta a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (75%)
Good (13%)
Average (4%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (3%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Vanguard Alta:

Reviewers like these things about the Vanguard Alta

  • Many owners said that this camera bag that is versatile, low profile, caries lots of equipment, and holds up in weather.
  • A number of owners like that this bag has a ton of pockets.
  • Several users like that this bag easily fit under the seat in the airplane with all its stuff.
  • Some users said its rain cover worked flawlessly during a hefty downpour.
  • Many users said they recently used it for a family photo shoot and it held everything that they needed.
  • A few users said that this is a smaller bag perfect for a day.
  • trip or excursion.
  • Many owners said they are absolutely satisfied with this bag as it exceeds their expectations for carrying all fpv gear and other stuff.
  • Several owners said that it is more compact for urban tourism in streets and shops.
  • A lot of users like that its straps are well padded, as well as the back.
  • A few users said that its tripod mount is the big selling point of this bag, it uses a canvas sling, which is far sturdier.
  • Some others said that the bag feels well.
  • made and everything is manufactured well.
  • Others said that they love the feel on the bottom for protecting against wear.
  • Several others said that the organizer pieces make for a velcro.
  • lover's heaven and permit lots of creativity in organizing the main compartment.
  • Some users said that the design is superb and very well thought out, and the build quality is excellent.
  • Still others said that it sits well on the body and the substantial weight is well distributed by the straps.
  • A few photographers said that this is an excellent product for an active photographer.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A few users said that its zipper that extends the bag which is a bit inconvenient.
  • Some users complain that its accessory pockets are more like drop in pockets.
  • Several owners said that camera fit is too tight.


Crowdsourced specs across all Vanguard Alta models and sizes:

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The bag is recommended for these activities:



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The Vanguard Alta ranks #3 compared with the other Vanguard bags.

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The Vanguard Alta ranks #993 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Vanguard Alta vs the Vanguard Veo.

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Vanguard Alta vs Vanguard Veo

Vanguard Alta
Vanguard Alta

Based on 5,254 reviews
Price: $$$

Vanguard Veo
Vanguard Veo


Based on 962 reviews

Weight: 2-3.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Alta is rated somewhat better than the Veo.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,216 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:

Selected Reviews

The Phoblographer

I especially like how the bag never toppled over backward during my field tests and it would appear that a lot of thought has been put into the weight distribution of this case. I always had the bag completely full wherever I went and it never really gave me any trouble on level ground or otherwise.

Posted 14 November 2017 by Feroz Khan - Read full review

Anthony Awaken people

Anthony Awaken

It is a good backpack with security features. The overall organization of the pack is quiet favorable for buying.

Posted 31 May 2017 by Anthony - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019