Need a Cute Camera Bag?

So you got a fun new DSLR for Christmas, and now you’re realizing that it’s a little more to tote around than the old pocket camera was.  I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking for the right bags for me–things that don’t scream “I’m a camera bag, please steal me” during international travel, and that are a little feminine-looking–not your daddy’s camera bag.

 

Kelly Moore

I love the variety of color and design options available from Kelly Moore Bags.  I am lucky enough to have the fuschia classic (there’s just something about a pink camera bag that’s so fun!) and it just brightens my day.  Unlike some of the other bags it has a magnetic snap closure on the top which allows for quick, easy access to my camera while shooting (ie no flap or zipper to deal with).  They are constantly coming up with new, fun styles in great colors.  One of my new favorites is the Chapel Convertible Backpack.  You can use it as a messenger bag or backpack and the padding is removable so you also have the option to use it as a daypack.  They also have some options for the stylin’ man in your life.  You can buy them directly on the Kelly Moore site, or from Adorama.

 

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Epiphanie

A great option for fashionable women’s camera bags is Epiphanie, designed by professional photographer Maile Wilson.   I like the more purse-like look to these, and at $165, the price is not bad at all.   I have the Slate Blue Ginger and it just gorgeous.  Here’s a pic of it in action.   It’s just the right size–big enough that I’m not rearranging to fit everything and ergonomic so that you can wear it comfortably without feeling like you have a bulky bag behind you.  And it comes in my favorite color (slate blue), so what more can I ask for?  Follow them on Facebook to find out information about their newest styles and see their series of client photos of their bags from around the world.  They are available through Adorama with free shipping.

 

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Jill-e

My first splurge of a camera bag was a brown suede medium-sized Jill-e bag.   It looks like a posh carry-on bag, and fits my camera, a few spare lenses, my flash, my light meter, etc.  The ergonomics are not fabulous–I do not carry it with me on daytrips, or times when I will have to use the shoulder strap too long–but it is fun and functional.  And unlike many of the bags I found, it is made of real leather.  They are easy to purchase through Adorama (I love that Adorama has such a great selection of camera bags all in the same place!)


Emera

“The *emera tote is designed for a DSLR a few lenses for when you’re running around town or vacationing and you don’t want to look like a tourist.”   They are cute totes with a fun, urban style.  They offer quilted and classic canvas options, and at $169 they are in the middle range of the bag options.  They are also available on Adorama.

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ShootSac

Designed by photographer Jessica Clare, these bags are designed for photographers to carry extra lenses while shooting.   The changeable fabric sleeves make the bags great for those of us who like to change bags as often as outfits!  They are available at Adorama.

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Jo Totes

I went back to check on this site with my 9/2010 update and I noticed they have a whole new and fun selection of bags in unique colors.  They have a great retro feminine style to them.

Update 5/2010

Thanks everyone for the great comments.  Wanted to add a few more to the list!

kettiimageKetti Handbags

These pretty fabric bags are so popular they usually sell out within minutes of restocking.  Sign up for her Facebook page for updates on when new bags are available.  The “patchwork” style is my own most recent bag purchase and I have found it to be the perfect bag for my day-to-day shooting.  It’s impeccably made and since she changes the fabrics seasonally they are still rather unique.  If you have problems finding them directly, they are also sold on CosyCameras.co.uk and on Adorama.

photojojo

Photojojo

I like the colorful boat sail fabric that they use for these bags, and they look like they hold a good amount of equipment for a messenger-style bag.   They are priced at $150 and offer free shipping, which is always a plus!

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Golla of Finland

If you’re not into the leather or cotton print look, these bags are an unique, girly alternative.   The modern look of these is really fun, and very different from the other options.  They are from Finland, but they are also available on Amazon.com for amazingly low prices.

theibagTheit Bag

These bags were suggested by a blog reader, so I thought I would add in a link.  Looks like they are out of Canada, and are still working a a website, so I’m linking to the blog.  Looks like a fun and different style.

Update 9/2010

Thanks to my blog readers for pointing me toward new bag options!  Here’s another one suggested by a reader… I loved what I saw so much I bought one.

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Porteen Gear

These canvas and leather bags look like great bags to take along on shoots, and are still both available and affordable, so I snagged one for myself (I got the one shown above).  I have one that I loved but after a few months of use the stitching where the shoulder strap attaches to the bag has come loose, so I’ve retired the bag.  I think this is more of a fluke than a sign of overall workmanship flaws, though, since the bag is otherwise very well made.

update 12/2010

A few new bags to add to the list!

ONA Bag

These bags were highly recommended by a reader.  I haven’t had a chance to see one in person, but from the looks of the photos, they are finely made from real leather with a pretty fabric interior.  Looks like this bag would be practical to carry all your gear to a shoot and also has room for an iPad if you wanted to use it for a slideshow or ordering session.   The bags are available with free shipping from Adorama.  They are also available through Amazon.com.

Since I first posted the company has expanded their line quite a bit and added some classic leather styles.  Check out their Facebook page for photos, giveaways, and new product information.  And tell them I sent you :)

Snugglens

Just ran across those on Etsy and thought they were a nice design.  I love the bright fabrics and they look well padded for handmade bags.

ACME made

This company offers a few fun bags, mainly the small kind that you would use for just your camera and attached lens for a daytrip.  The “lunch box” has some fun prints and is only $40!  You can purchase the bags directly through the company website, or can also get the red bowler (for only $25 with free shipping) on Amazon.com or Adorama.

update 2/2011

XcessRize Designs

Another Etsy seller of handmade fabric bags, I found XcessRize to have a nice selection of fabrics and designs available.  I like that she keeps an active Facebook business page with product updates.

The Joy Bag

For those who want a camera bag that look just like a designer tote they have or saw at the store this camera bag insert is a great solution.  Buy it and the bag, and combined you’ve got a camera bag that is just how you want it.  Or if these dimensions don’t work,  Shutterbug Designs also makes a similar insert.

Joy bags also now offer a Muse camera base that comes in fun patterns.  They can be found through Adorama.

 

Cheeky Lime

This newer brand appears to be very successful in creating practical and fun camera bags in bright colors at affordable prices.  My personal favorite is the classic in teal.   They now offer both the classic style for under $100 and a new leather-like braided handle style for $130.   They have an active Facebook page.

update 8/9/11

Pompidoo

Gotta love leather bags that come in colors like “exotic fuchsia” and “persian peach” and also fit a long lens.   They are sold out of Latvia and prices are in Euros.

Dre Hartmann

For a more casual canvas style, check out these Dre Hartmann bags.  They are also offered through Amazon.

update 2/8/12

F-STOP Stowe

I love the colors of this camera backpack– it’s not your run-of-the-mill black vinyl camera backpack but the colors are such that my husband wouldn’t be embarrassed to carry it for me while we are traveling.   F-STOP bags are designed to be paired with their ICU padded equipment packs and provide a lot of flexibility for travel.  The ICU units can be put in the backpack as a carry-on, then removed and stored elsewhere if you want to use the backpack as a regular pack during the trip.  Not to mention the fact that this little unassuming bag also has a padded laptop pocket.  I have the green Stowe paired with the large ICU, and I took this bag on our African safari this summer.  It’s big enough to fit a MacBook, 2 bodies, several lenses, my binoculars, my charger and all of the extra batteries I brought along.  Plus it has handy packets on the side for water bottles, and in the front for personal items.  I’ve included this bag and more information about packing for the trip in my safari gear guide for photographers.

Update 12/2012

Thanks to Professional Photographer Magazine’s online feature I found a few more companies to add to my list.

Shutter Bag

These bags originated from Australia and now are being sold in the US and Canada.  They offer two designs made of real leather, the Heirloom and the Safari.  The Safari will carry both your camera gear and a laptop or iPad.   The Heirloom bag is very versatile and can covert from a tote to a backback to a shoulder strap.

Stash Bags

Their medium and large camera messenger bags are modernly stylish made out of upholstery-style tweeds.  I like the unique, urban look.

Drop-It Modern

Mostly know for their photography backdrops, Drop-It Modern offers a fashionable leather hard case.   They are a great deal for photographers who prefer a hard case.  They are available directly through Drop-It Modern or on with free shipping on Adorama.

 

Capturing Couture

Available on through Adorama these fabric messenger bags offer fun designs at a reasonable price.

Copper River Bags

I think these handmade leather bags have a great look to them and are available on Etsy.  In fact, Etsy offers a variety of handmade and vintage camera bag options that are worth checking out.

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I hope this post is helpful in giving you some inspiration for a way to carry your gear in style!  I am just a photographer myself and do not sell or market for any particular company.  I have received a few questions about which bag I have chosen for myself.   Currently my gear resides in a yellow floral Ketti bag.  It’s just the right size for my day-to-day sessions at the studio and in nearby parks.    I have a beautiful slate blue Ginger by Epiphanie that I love for going downtown and a fun fuschia Kelly Moore classic bag that I bring out when I need to brighten my day.   And for travel I have the spring olive Stowe by F-Stop.  I have retired my medium brown Jill-E bag, a red 3-million-dollar Crumpler, and an injured Porteen bag.

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  1. Love the camera bag info! Sure beats the boring black bag I have. Will definitely check out when I upgrade this year!

  2. Thanks so much for putting together this list. I have been looking for a stylish camera bag for months, and I have had the hardest time finding anything. After a LOT of searching on the internet, I did find most of these websites, but Mimi and Kelly Moore were actually ones I had not seen before.

  3. I’ve been looking for a stylish bag as well. They are tough to find. Another company I wish they’d get in the US is Herringbone. Right now, they are only available direct from Korea on eBAY. Thanks for the list. I didn’t know about Mimi, Kelly Moore or Epiphanie.

  4. Great post! Thanks for this informative lineup. I’m looking for a camera bag, which is sooo hard in a sea of uglies. This is going to help me a lot.

  5. Thanks so much for all of these great links!

  6. Wow great list!

    I have been looking around for a stylish bag for decades as well.

    I found a new one through a friend. its catered to the more young and trendy crowd. But the bag look like a classic to me.

    You can check them out at their blog. I think they just very recently launched it. Sometime early this month?

    http://theitbags.tumblr.com

  7. Hi have found the perfect solution!
    ”inside” padded camera bag !
    http://shop.ebay.ca/i.html?_nkw=padded+bag+insert&_sacat=0&_odkw=removable+bag+pad&_osacat=0&bkBtn=&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313#item3effebbb14

    That way you can use whatever purse you want without spending 200$!!

  8. Thanks for the list. I’m on the hunt for a purse-like camera bag, so this is a wonderful list to aid me in my search. :)

  9. I’ve been looking for a stylish, functional camera bag for a while. I recently discovered Porteen Gear on etsy, bought one of her handmade bags, and LOVE it. It’s the right size and shape, is attractive, durable, and well made. And it doesn’t look like a camera bag. I’ve just ordered my second bag from her, this time, the smaller day bag: http://www.porteengear.com

  10. Thanks for the information! Another company worth checking out is ONA–they make full grain leather camera bags for women. The website is http://www.onabags.com. I haven’t purchased one yet, but I think the bags are super cute.

  11. Thanks for keeping this updated! I love the Porteen Gear bags! :)

  12. This post was so incredibly helpful!! thank you sooo much for putting this together!! I looked and looked and LOOKED for websites to find cool camera bags, thanks to you i found SEVERAL that i love. Thanks again!!

  13. I love the bags Porteen bags & may order one. I also like the Priddy Creations & they are not too expensive. I would like to find a balance between the 2. Maybe I will make my own. I will post a pic if I do!

  14. Of Note, the Mimi bag is very cute, and a nice sized bag, but the padding is thin and zipper pull sucks. I tightly stuffed the bag and actually yanked the pull right off. Also, once I upgraged to a D300, it didn’t fit across the width of the bag. I have to place it screen side down to fit, which means no/very small lens attached. I also found myself wishing for another divider pad. I believe it is designed for those who use entry level SLRs, it can’t really handle pro equipment.

  15. I love the article. It seems so hard to find a durable, feminine camera bag, but you just made it so much easier to make my Christmas list!

  16. I recently purchased The Nevis by ONA for my dslr and I LOVE it!! I still really like a lot of the ones you posted here, but I was specifically looking for a camera bag that was real leather. It was pricier than the other options, but totally worth it and I know it will last for years!

    Now it’s so hard to decide which one I want for my 2nd ;-)

  17. You’re awesome. Thank you so much for this incredible list. Now I’m off to shop…YAY!

  18. Wow, thanks for all the info. I took a look at a bunch of these bags on Amazon.com and your recommendations were really helpful.
    Has anyone ever tried one of the Dre Hartmann camera bags? They look relatively new on Amazon, so thought I would check…

  19. camera bags for women Dec 9th 2010 @ 12:12 UTC

    wow. great job of finding all those nice bags. Personally I really like the bags from JillE. Just my 2 cents

  20. Thanks for the super helpful post…so many bags to choose from…it’s tough!

  21. I have found an awesome camera backpack that is not a guy bag. It is perfect for women and comes in two different colors including a beautiful blue and gray which is the one I got. Best of all: I only paid $100,00 and it fits my laptop, my camera gear, diapers and wipes, wallet, keys and more into it. It’s great! Check the website out: http://www.portarebags.com

  22. wondering if anyone knows of a place to find a rugged/rustic/tooled leather type cowgirl looking camera bag. I have a “lucky brand” leather purse that i ADORE, and was hoping to find something like that. anyone have any ideas? please let me know.

  23. Thanks for the list! There are a lot more options nowadays than compared to just 3 years ago for non-camera like bags. Just ordered an Emera, can’t wait til it arrives!

  24. I’ve been searching for a more feminin photobag for ages, and this weekend I finally found it! And I had to blog about it too and tell all my friends on facebook. And one of my friends replied with a link to this page. So today all of my friends have been looking around here for their favourites, and I just love your page. Thanks. You can find my blog and pictures of my new bag here: http://bildedama.blogspot.com/2011/01/its-mans-world.html

  25. I am very surprised that you could find so many stylish bags for women. I’ll send any female photographers to this blog if they have requests that could be fulfilled with these ideas. Good job to the author!

  26. @ Christie looking for a cowgirl-ish bag. You said you have a purse you adore already. look into a ‘camera bag insert’ you can find them on ebay for 25$ or amazon.com. then you can protect your baby & just slip it inside your bag you already adore.

    but this list is great!! thanks for posting it! :)

  27. Thanks for this. You just saved me from hours or googling and clicking :) Great info!

  28. THANK YOU for putting all this together! I REALLY appreciate all the link & recommendations. Now I just have to decide which one.

  29. Thanks so much for putting this list together! The only feminine camera bags I was familiar with before were Shootsac (which wasn’t exactly what I was looking for) and Jill-e (which look nice, but they aren’t really my style). Hopefully I will be able to find something to suit my style and needs from this great list!

  30. thanks for the research I sooo need a woman’s bag

  31. thank you for this post. i’ve seen the jo totes bags, but this was way more helpful!

  32. Thanks for the great article. Thought I would make another suggestion as well. I just got a Dre Hartmann Liza Satchel and LOVE it. It was about the same price as these other bags and I chose it over a Jill-E bag because I preferred the canvas and the real leather. It also looked a lot like a nice handbag too. So might be worth checking out. http://www.drehartmann.com is the website and my sister bought one off Amazon.com too.

  33. Wow, thanks for compiling all of this info. So glad there are girly options out there. I bought a Classified AW140 messenger bag with my 7D but find it’s just too bulky and, let’s face it, manly. Especially if I’m shooting at an artsy event. Any tips on backpacks? (My massage therapist recos to save my shoulders and upper back.)

  34. Thank you!

    I’ve had my camera bag for an embarrassingly long time. Upgrading has been impossible–this list has proven intensely helpful!

    I’m lovin’ Kelly Moore bags. :)

  35. Thanks! I just ordered my first “fancy” camera and want to carry it in style! GREAT roundup!

  36. Seriously – this post is so helpful. I’ve come back to it a 100 times.

    How do you like your porteen bag – I think that is where I’m heading.

  37. I like the Porteen bag–it’s a nice size, and they are really pretty! I have some stitching around the strap this has come out, I need to contact her and see if I can have it repaired. I also had some similar problems on my jill.e bag. I guess that will happen with heavy gear and heavy use. My newest bag is the Ketti patchwork. I love the design, it fits my gear surprisingly well for as small as it looks from the outside.

  38. Thank you for such a great list!

  39. Thank you so much for all this info! I just bought the canon D60 and im needing a bag but I didnt want to spend $60 or more on just a plan old black bag! I wanted something cute and shows who I am as a person and photographer. I have been looking and going crazy trying to find something that fits me, and then I came across your sight and smiled with excitment! Thank you so much for doing this! I cant wait to find one and buy it!!!

  40. Hi wondering how you like your new bag. Did you get the extra large and how well are they made?

    thanks!

  41. Were you asking about the Porteen bag I mentioned? I have a medium-sized one. I had a problem with the stitching come out on the shoulder strap (I think my gear was too heavy for it!) and I retired it. Right now I’m using my Ketti bag, and I love it!

  42. Great blog! For photographers in the UK/Europe you can get Kelly Moore, Cheeky Lime, Ketti, and *emera from http://www.cosycameras.co.uk I got the latest Chevron style from Ketti and I love it!

  43. Great post! European readers can shop for camerabags from Ketti handbags, Kelly Moore, Pompidoo, THEIT and Epiphanie all in one online store: http://pilgerbags.nl/.

  44. Ismael Abdala Sep 3rd 2011 @ 21:09 UTC

    The latest in stylish camera bags is coming from Peru: http://www.etsy.com/people/LU100cases?ref=si_pr

  45. Kaitlyn Burrell Sep 4th 2011 @ 17:09 UTC

    Thanks for taking the time to compile this list! Very helpful, I plan to look into a few of these options!

  46. What a great list! Makes it more difficult to choose, though ;)

    A little tip for the Dutch photographers: http://www.havearosa.com
    The Rosa Bag!

  47. I just wanted to thank you for this post! Because of you i found Jo Totes when looking for a cute camera bag this summer. I bought the Betsy bag last month and I am so happy! The bag quality is amazing and the perfect style for me. I really appreciate you spending the time to put together this post because it saved me a lot of time doing
    Google “research” haha.

  48. Thanks for posting- just got a Dre Hartmann bag and love it- it was the blue and white one- in love!

  49. Thank you so, so, so much for this page! I’m looking for a nice and cute camera bag and you’ve shown me so many options! XOXO!

  50. Love those Jill-e bags! The link on this page needs an update :) – Here it is http://www.jill-e.com/

  51. Thanks! I’ve updated it :)

  52. Awesome post. I just got a snugglens bag and love it.
    I am going to check out many on here too for a more trendy pocketbook look. I personally did not like the kelly moore bag it gets super heavy quick.

  53. Cheeky Lime now has 2 different colors for the classic bag & is extending the line later. They also added a new line that fits a laptop as well with 4 different colors! They are awesome & I want them all!

  54. Thanks for sharing these great resources! I will be purchasing one now!

  55. thanks so much for this list!!!!
    it made it so easy to compare the different companies and although it was posted 2 years ago – still very relevant! ended up buying the jo totes so we’ll see how it looks when i receive it~ ! thanks!

  56. So many choices! thank you for compiling them into a post!

  57. Fantastic post! Thanks so much for collecting all the stores together in one place, it is really hard to find all these places just from searching.

  58. Wow! So many to choose from. I like Dre Hartman’s bags. Im finding it hard to decide which one to get! Oh the dilemma! I also came across elijahandco.com …it’s really cute, they use leather, but I can’t seem to find any reviews

  59. I’ve been a photographer for most of my life… at least, that’s how it seems, to me.
    Photography is one of my true loves—a deep seeded passion.
    To stand behind the camera, composing through the lens, and clicking the shutter. It brings me joy.

    Of late, I have dedicated a fair amount of effort to looking for several accessories for my obsession. That of seeking out a great tri-pod— by great I mean, light, solid and stable, and not overly expensive… say… less than $325. Also looking for a functional small photo backpack and a fantastic leather photo bag. Both of these last two need to be of excellent quality, with functionality and sigh… style. By style I mean real panache! Well… mayhap not-so-much the backpack, for to find function and style there I realize would most probably be a pipe dream… but to find the perfect or near perfect bag… AH… that would be really a dream come true.

    Fast forward to my finding this highly informative site.

    I was stunned to see all of the wonderful links to… ah, dare I say it… fashionable Camera Bags? And not just one, or two, but well over a dozen featured sites, with several others recommended by other readers! Be still my aging heart!

    For several days I poured over the sites, visiting them each at length, checking each and everyone of them, even if what I saw was not exactly what I was looking for. I scoured them just to become more familiar with what was out there, and then began narrowing the sites and choices down. Paring them one by one, looking for just the right combination of features.

    For myself personally, I was hoping for a bag that would look more like a handbag than any resemblance of a camera bag, to any observer aside from me, the user. My preference was for a leather bag, that could be slung over the shoulder, comfortably. The camera portion needed to be big enough to hold my Nikon D-300 with its primary attached lens, an 18-200mm, extra lens, and my rarely used flash, extra flash cards, batteries, etc. I also hoped for extra storage space for a wallet, passport, a little make-up and personal items… All for an affordable figure…
    Was I daring to hope for too much?

    I narrowed my search down to Dre Hartmann, Ketti Handbags and Pompidoo.

    In the end, it didn’t take long. The Pompidoo Bags were amazing! They offered all of the features I was looking for and to my fashion eye, they were calling to me! I would carry the bag I settled on as a handbag, Camera bag aside!
    Even if I am going to have to wait for it to arrive from Riga, Latvia, I can hardly wait. The price, well… I’ll be honest…I choked a bit… But if the bag looks even half as good in my hands, with my camera snugged safely within its padded cells as it does in the photo…gasp… I may have heart palpitations!

    I am hoping the bag will arrive soon… and when it does, if anyone is interested I will post a review…
    But in the meantime, I just wanted to say Thank-you! Thank-you so much for taking the time to compose this wonderfully helpful list of amazingly different Camera Bags!

    Oh… and here’s another very interesting backpack… Just a little too big for my current needs… but really nice… http://portarebags.com/features/

    Again, Thank-You!
    ginette
    http://www.theLookingLens.com

  60. Thanks so much for this super helpful list! I just purchased the black Ginger bad from Epiphanie…I was so torn over the slate blue that you have, but the hot pink liner sold me.

    Your blog was the one site that kept popping up with actual useful tips!

    Thanks so much,
    Christine

  61. Darby Mack Designs on Etsy has some cute everyday bags. They’re good quality…and a less expensive option. Custom and in-stock pieces…and some pretty straps, too :) I wanted a bag that was casual and didn’t look overly expensive or like it had a lot of expensive equipment in it.

  62. Thanks for this informative lineup. I’m looking for a camera bag, which is sooo hard in a sea of uglies. Thanks again!!

  63. Hi, thanks for the comprehensive list. Our new line of camera bags for women just came out. So feel free to check out Silhouette Bags, too. Cheers.

  64. I just got this new bag for..get this under $50. It is very simple, but it fits just the right amount of gear. I really like the shoulder strap and the built in drawstring side pockets.

    http://www.midwestphotographic.com/camera_bags.html

  65. Great list, Ill take one of each! I wish…I just got the b-hobo from Kelly Moore! I really like Jill-E & Epiphanie also. The red Lola is so tempting!

  66. That was a great list, and I loved your commentary! Thanks :)

  67. Based on your blog and other reviews I just purchased a medium Porteen Gear bag and can’t wait to see it. Thank you for all your hard work on this post.

    I do have an odd question though. In the Porteen Gear picture (if it is your picture), where are those boots from?? I love them and would love to find them if possible :) Thanks

  68. It’s a photo from her site, not mine. Sorry!

  69. Thank you for the putting together this list of bags, very helpful!!

  70. Wow you’ve done alot of research. Thanks for all the info. I had seen the Kelly Moore bags but not the others so I’m excited to take a look at some of the others. I’m tired of the old black/grey bags.

  71. Thank you so much for keeping this post updated. I love being able to refer to it!

  72. I’ve owned 5 Jill-e bags, but I’ve sent two back that came apart the first time I used them. One bag’s strap broke off literally the first time I lifted it full of my equipment. Could be because all my gear is pro and heavier than consumer gear of the same size. I’ve dropped two of the bags with my heavier-than-most equipment inside, and resulted in a total of 4 smashed filters (though no smashed lenses) — highly recommend everyone use good quality protective daylight filters on your lenses for this reason! The Jack line for men is the only one I recommend for people like me with heavier cameras and lenses. Even though the Jack shoulder bag is dreadful to carry for anything longer than 5 minutes at a time; the strap is far too narrow for such a large bag. I’ve attached a wider, padded strap in addition to the normal strap (which can’t be removed), and it looks ridiculous, but if you’re carrying it, there’s no option. The Jack roller bag is the only thing from Jill-e that I haven’t had an issues with so far (2.5 years later).

    This spring, I bought the Dre Hartmann Cameron Hobo, and the Cheeky Lime “Classic” in red. I love the look of the Cameron Hobo, but it doesn’t fit very much and you have to be careful getting past the zipper when taking out or putting gear in. The included shoulder strap is faaaaaar too long and not adjustable beyond three notches, all of which are too long. I’m 5’2″ and with the shoulder strap across, the bag hits the back of my knees. I had my boyfriend put it on (he’s 6’2″) and it was still too long for him, hitting below the butt cheeks. Ideally, it should be centred somewhere just around the lumbar region for best weight distribution. I emailed the company about this and heard nothing back. Don’t know if they bothered to look into this. The build quality on the bag itself (and the strap) is excellent, though.

    The Cheeky Lime “Classic” bag is an excellent daily bag. It fits a lot more than it would seem to, and is about the same dimensions as the Jill-e small leather camera bags. Although not leather, I like the Cheeky Lime bag better because the handles are easier to grab and blend in better when not in use. The floppier and longer handles on the Jill-e bag were always a hassle to grab-and-go, especially with the shoulder strap also attached.

    My next thing to get would be the Shootsac for switching lenses on the job. Going there now!

  73. You should add 3 Annies to this list. :D

  74. this post is my ‘find of the day’! thank you so much for all the info! :)

  75. I took a look at the Shutter Bags just now, and like the black Heirloom, but it is gigantic. If it were smaller I would really be smitten with it- leather and all. I use the Epiphanie Clover to haul my laptop, camera and lenses and look like an office worker, not a photographer. Getting the Ginger bag soon. Really want to tell you though that I have the black Pompidoo Cologne bag, and it’s gorgeous… It holds my D700, f/1.4 lineup: 24, 50 and 85; iPad mini, iPhone, cosmetic misc. baggie, and wallet. It looks like a designer purse, no extra D-rings, and nothing dangling off the bag. Love it.

  76. THANK YOU. You are so incredibly awesome for compiling this. You’ve made my camera bag search so much easier. Also, I’m impressed how many styles you encompassed with this post. Nice work.

  77. Thank you so much for these great alternatives to the boring camera bags! Love the Copper River Bags. Thanks for sharing.

  78. Thank you for this great information! I love all the fashionable options!

  79. Johnny Valderrama Apr 17th 2013 @ 06:04 UTC

    Hi!!

    Thank you very much for your info!!

    It´s really hard to decide among all online shops!!

    I finally bought in crumpler because they have some interesting offers. I hope it´s useful for you!!

  80. Wow! What a list! I am looking at http://www.lilahsnow.com because they are genuine leather. Check it out…