I don’t need any more camera bags. The truth is that I have…(ahem)…a few of them already. They run the gamut from casual to fancy and small to large. I can hold more cameras than I own in the camera bags currently in this house.
So. I don’t need any more. And I’m cool with that.
But still, it’s fun to look at other camera bags
all the time sometimes. And so, if I had absolutely unlimited funds and I somehow needed four more bags, here are the four currently at the top of my list.
1. Camera Field Bag in Otter Green by Filson
This is the camera bag I try to avoid looking at the most because it is the one that seems the most awesomest (and that is totally a word). The color, the design, the compartments — all just my style. But the price…a little high. At least for someone who really doesn’t need any camera bags.
2. The Bowery in Antique Cognac by Ona
Ona has several beautiful camera bags which I have long admired but never ordered. And their Bowery is definitely one of them. I’m often tempted by larger bags (because I have an issue with wanting to carry all my lenses at once), but smaller ones are far more practical and more likely to be taken on outings. The Bowery seems to fit the bill perfectly. Just enough room for the basics, and beautiful too. The Bowery also comes in less-expensive, non-leather versions, and if I were to choose one of those, I’d go with the “Field Tan” Bowery. But this post is about unlimited funds, so I’ll officially stick with my original choice.
3. The Pilot Backpack by Kelly Moore
Okay, I just said that smaller bags make more sense, but I have to admit that this larger, backpack-styled camera bag is calling my name. First, I love the colors. And second, even though I do not hike
much at all these days, I just like the thought of heading out on an adventure with all my needed gear (plus probably some not-so-needed gear) in a backpack, leaving my hands free. I’m pretty sure that if I owned this bag, I would suddenly go on many more hikes. That makes sense, right?
4. The Everyday Messenger in Heritage Tan by Peak Design
I confess: I’m just really curious about this bag. It seems this has been the “it” camera bag recently, with tons of photographers supporting Peak Design’s Kickstarter campaign (to the tune of more than $4 million!) and snatching up this unique and adaptable bag. All the little details admittedly look cool, such as the “origami-inspired” dividers that can be adjusted to countless configurations, the tripod sleeve, and the magnetic latch. And I do like a good messenger-style bag. Add the fact that Everyday Messenger has a sleeve for my laptop or iPad, and I was happy to put this one one the list.
Thanks for daydreaming with me a little bit today. I’m thankful to have several camera bags that I truly love, but it’s certainly fun to see what all is out there.