Not your typical look. The Urban Quiver ($225.00) from Blackstone Bags is made for use as a day excursion pack. The bag’s tubular shape holds camera gear more efficiently, taking the shapes and contours of your camera gear into mind. Designed especially for the urban environment, the bag reduces the chances of gear theft by restricting access to the main compartment while you’re wearing the bag , perfect for amongst crowds or riding public transportation. The main compartment opening peels entirely back, giving complete, unhindered access to the inside. Carry-on approved for the majority of global airlines. The bag is designed, developed and manufactured in Portland, OR.
It’s a satchel, Indiana Jones wears one. The National Geographic Africa Series Medium Satchel ($110.00) is designed to carry and protect a DSLR camera and accessories in a removable padded insert. It also holds a laptop computer with a screen up to 15.4″ in a padded compartment. The case is made from water-repellent 100% cotton that is coated with polyurethane. It has a padded interior and a water-repellent polyester lining. There is 1 halfway modular divider that enables customization of the satchel. It has 2 easy-access pockets for accessories and a front organizer pocket for media accessories. The satchel is carried by a handle or an attached, adjustable, thick shoulder strap. It also has a rear trolley strap that is used to slide the bag over the handle of rolling luggage.
A camera daypack for all of your important gadgets. The Tamrac 3445 Rally 5 Camera/Netbook/iPad Bag ($79.95) is designed to carry and protect a compact DSLR camera with an attached lens up to 6.0″ an extra lens up to a 70-200mm f/2.8, flash, and accessories. There is another interior foam-padded compartment that holds an iPad and most netbooks with a screen up to 10.1″. The slim profile case has an exterior made 600 denier PolyTek with ballistic nylon accents. The camera equipment is held in a completely foam-padded compartment. The 3445 bag has a zippered front pocket for accessories and personal items and an open back pocket for manuals. It also has mesh side pockets for a phone, MP3 player, or other small items. The case is carried by a handle or an attached, adjustable shoulder strap with a foam pad.
A basic bag can still look smooth while keeping your camera protected. The Crumpler 3 Million Dollar Home shoulder bag ($52) is a 900 denier, water-resistant, nylon shoulder bag made to carry photo gear with accessories. Can accommodate a digital SLR camera with standard ‘kit’ lens attached or even a DV camera and accessories. The bag can be customized using the moveable divider in the main section. It has a strap with buckle and a touch fastener Silencer flap that prevents the “hook and loop” closure from being used. There are four pockets for accessories and the bag is carried by an attached, adjustable shoulder strap.
Classy, classic, and waxed. The Union Street ($279) from Ona Bags is made with fine cotton canvas that’s been infused with wax to enhance its strength and durability as well as add to its aesthetic appeal. The bag is designed to hold everything you need for a day on the go – your DSLR, a 15” laptop, up to 3 lenses or small accessories, and your personal items. The interior is lined with soft protective padding and 5 customizable dividers, including a removable divider for your laptop.
Light weight, versatile and inconspicuous camera bag that allows for easy access. The Domke F-5XC shoulder bag ($134.99) is a padded canvas bag that is designed for comfort and protection with 2 dividers that bend to allow the user a number of configurations. The bag is a water-resistant canvas camera bag made to carry a digital SLR camera, two lenses, flash and accessories. The bag has a protective weather flap on the front. You can also unzip the bottom flap and easily find the items that have fallen to the bottom of the bag. There are two front vertical slip pockets sized to fit a cell phone or MP3 player, and one large back slip pocket for papers or accessories. The bag is carried by a removable, adjustable non-slip shoulder strap.
Slim and sleek. Tamrac’s 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Bag ($134.95) is a slim-profile messenger bag that conveniently converts from a camera bag to a briefcase when you need it to. The bag can carry a DSLR camera with a lens attached, 2-3 additional lenses (including a 70-200mm f/2.8), and a flash. There are 2 compartments; a foam-padded camera compartment called the “shuttle”, which features adjustable, foam-padded dividers and a foam-padded compartment that can hold most laptop computers with a screen up to 15.6″. The zippered top opens away from the body for fast access to a camera with a lens attached. Gear can also be accessed by unbuckling and lifting the top flap.
Carry your gear in style while still protecting your valuable equipment from prying eyes. The Urban Disguise 50 ($169) shoulder bag from Think Tank is meant to help the photographer maintain a low profile while on assignment while carrying thousands of dollars worth of photo equipment. The bag carries up to a 15.4” laptop, a regular or pro size DSLR with a standard zoom attached, and two to four additional lenses. Whether you are a professional who wishes to maintain a lower profile in dangerous situations or a serious amateur who wishes to lessen the risk of having your gear ripped off, the Urban Disguise’s low profile allows you to carry the right gear with less fear.
A shoulder bag for photojournalists and news photographers on the sly. The Stealth Reporter D300 AW ($119.99) from Lowepro is designed to withstand the elements while providing quick access to lenses and digital accessories. The camera bags, through its unique water-resistant top zipper, gives photographers quick and easy access to camera gear to help them capture those extraordinary moments that happen in a split second. The bag is made from TXP ripstop and 2000D ballistic nylon with high density closed cell foam padding. There is a padded insert with adjustable dividers that protects equipment from shock and scratching, plus a removable accessory pouch and memory card wallet. The bag can hold a pro DSLR, 4-5 lenses, flash, film and accessories.
Just need to haul a basic set of camera gear and keep it safe from the weather? The Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag ($112) offers deluxe accommodations for your DSLR, a couple lenses and external flash or video DV cam and accessories. The bag is constructed from 900 denier, water-resistant, nylon and 300-denier ripstop lining. It can be customized using the 6 moveable dividers in the main section. It has a 2 strap with 2 buckle closure and a touch fastener Silencer flap that prevents the “hook and loop” closure from being used. There are four pockets for accessories and the bag is carried by a padded handle or an attached, adjustable shoulder strap with removable pad.