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Cool, Funky, and Unique Camera Bags

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My Quest for the Coolest Camera Bag


Have you ever wondered why most camera bags are so boring? As a community, photographers are a very creative bunch who love visual beauty—yet the majority of the camera bags available on the market are generic, uninspiring clones that usually come in basic black!

One day, I asked myself: Is it too much to ask for a funky and unique camera bag? And so, my hunt began.

Camera Bag Comparison

All of the prices are approximate—costs may fluctuate. If you see a bag that interests you, look it up online to compare the current prices of different stores.

Camera BagType of CameraCustomizabilityPrice

1. Porteen Gear

Full-sized DSLR

3 sizes, 80 fabric choices, 50 leather choices


2. Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home

Full-sized DSLR

3 different colors


3. Built Cargo Bag

Full-sized DSLR

Different colors

$20 (although the list price is $100, I have seen it on sale on Amazon and other sites)

4. Crumpler Haven

Micro 4/3, compact camera, or full-sized DSLR

3 sizes, 3 color combinations

$69 for the large

5. Kelly Moore Boy Bag

Full-sized DSLR

3 different colors

$99 (although the list price is $260, I have seen it on sale on Amazon and other sites)

6. Lowepro Photo Sport AW Backpack and Sling

Full-sized DSLR

Different colors


7. Kata 3N1

Full-sized DSLR

3 sizes, different strap configurations


8. Naneu Sahara 115F

Full-sized DSLR

Removable inserts and collapsable design


9. Kelly Moore Bags

Mirrorless camera system, compact camera, or full-sized DSLR

7 different colors and many styles


10. Lowepro Flipside 300 Backpack

Full-sized DSLR

3 different colors


11. Jill-e Designer Camera Bags

Compact camera, Full-sized DSLR

Many styles


12. Lowepro Exchange Messenger

Full-sized DSLR

Different colors


13. Manfrotto Advanced Travel Backpack

Full-sized DSLR

Removable inserts


14. Think Tank Rotation 360°

Full-sized DSLR

Bottom half of backpack rotates


15. Crumpler Camera Bags

Full-sized DSLR

Different colors


16. National Geographic

Full-sized DSLR

Rain cover available


17. Sidekick by Lomography

Lomography camera

Different colors, pebbled leather or canvas


18. Lowepro Slingshot 100

Full-sized DSLR

Different colors


19. Incognito Camera Bag

Full-sized DSLR

This insert can turn different courier bags into camera bags


20. Lowepro CompUDayPack

Full-sized DSLR

Different colors


21. Tamrac Express

Full-sized DSLR

Different colors


22. Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Bag

Full-sized DSLR

Different colors


23. Tamrac 5547 Adventure 7 Photo Backpack

Full-sized DSLR

2 color combinations


1. Porteen Gear Camera Bags (Review)

Proteen Gear camera bags

Proteen Gear camera bags

One-of-a-Kind Creations

As photographers, we're always striving to produce something different, to capture a unique angle, moment, or subject. Yet most of us settle for mass-produced, cookie-cutter camera bags. Although I've discovered cool and funky camera bags in the past, customization was usually limited to a few color options.

Porteen Gear camera bags are different—literally. With 80 fabrics, nearly 50 leather options, and a variety of stylish designs to choose from, it's possible to create a one-of-a-kind bag for your camera gear.

After having the opportunity to design one of their bags to use for a few weeks, I can tell you that I wasn't disappointed. In addition to looking great, the bags are assembled with high-quality materials and are well padded to protect your gear. To ensure that the bag doesn't slide off your shoulder, the straps are equipped with a simple, yet effective shoulder pad. Also, instead of using velcro dividers, the bags feature material pouches that can be quickly pushed aside if you don't require separate compartments (smart!).

For a custom, high-quality bag, the prices are very reasonable. At the time of this review they ranged from $101 to $170, depending on size.

Worth Hanging on Your Shoulder?

Definitely. The Porteen Gear camera bags offer a stylish and unique alternative for your camera gear. I have to say that it feels good to put my gear in a hand-made bag that was specifically built for my taste and style.

2. Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home (Review)

Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home

Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home

Quality and Cool Style

Over the years, the bar has raised for what passes as unique. Crumpler was, in my opinion, partly responsible for this recent surge in creativity within the camera bag industry. What I love about Crumpler bags are the rich colour combinations and the clean design. But while some colors (such as olive) are quite striking, unfortunately, the black version (which they sent me) makes the bag look ordinary.

So how does Crumpler's 5-Million Dollar Home bag stack up against the recent waive of new cool, unique, and funky brands?


  1. Quality material and stitching
  2. Wide shoulder strap
  3. Good layout with customizable compartments
  4. Velcro flaps that keep the bag securely closed while offering quick access


  1. The strap doesn't come with a non-slip shoulder pad. As a result the bag kept slipping off while I was carrying it.
  2. The black version looks boring.
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Worth Hanging on Your Shoulder?

Although I can't say that Crumpler is still on the forefront of innovative camera bag design, the 5 Million Dollar Home is an attractive and quite functional bag. The olive version is a beautiful example of what camera bags should look like. I would recommend this bag; however, I would love to see a shoulder pad incorporated into the design.

3. Built Cargo Camera Bag

Funky camera bag

Funky camera bag

Interesting Colors

The Built Cargo bag is constructed with protective semi-firm eva and neoprene and comes in some funky colors and patterns. The inside compartments are fully customizable with padded dividers. Although this bag might not match everybody's tastes, it's definitely a refreshing addition to the camera bag market. The large version of this bag can hold your SLR camera and various accessories.

4. Crumpler Haven (Review)

Crumpler Haven

Crumpler Haven

A Turtle Looking for a Funky Shell

The Haven camera bag is an interesting idea. Instead of purchasing yet another expensive bag, the Haven allows you to utilize any of your existing bags. Need something for a rainy day? Throw it into your camping backpack. Need to look professional? Throw it into your briefcase. That's the brilliant thing about this carrying case. It keeps your camera equipment safe and gives you the flexibility of choosing what you actually put on your shoulder. As with all Crumpler bags, the Haven is well-built.


  1. Inexpensive
  2. Well-built, using quality materials
  3. Versatile, allowing you to transfer the camera to the appropriate type of bag for the weather, occasion, etc.


  1. Could use a small handle or strap option (this is a very small con)

Worth Hanging on Your Shoulder?

Although you can't technically hang this on your shoulder, it provides a unique alternative to expensive camera bags. If you're on a budget or just want the versatility of the Haven, this camera bag is worth a look.

5. Kelly Moore Boy Bag (Review)

Kelly Moore Boy Bag

Kelly Moore Boy Bag

It Even Comes in Mustard!

What the Kelly Moore Boy Bag has that most other camera bags don't is, for a lack of a better word, elegance. Most camera bags on the market are made from nylon material that, at best, looks like a fancy gym duffel; at worst, it can look like a diaper bag. The Kelly Moore Boy Bag's design and material make it look more like a cool brief case than a bag you would take hiking. It can even fit a 17'' laptop in addition to your DSLR.

What I like about the bag are the many pockets, customizable compartments, and padded shoulder strap. The magnetic snap closures provide a way to quickly access your equipment (compared to zippers).

What I didn't like about the bag was the material and sewing quality. The material felt a little cheap, and the sewing was a bit off at times (pockets were of slightly different shapes). However, if you can look past these two things, it's a pretty solid and convenient bag. I have to say that I enjoyed using it.

6. Lowepro Photo Sport AW Backpack and Sling

Lowepro Photo Sport AW Backpack and Sling

Lowepro Photo Sport AW Backpack and Sling

Camera Backpack for Active Photographers

In recent years, Lowpro has really stepped up in terms of producing unique and funky camera bags. The Photo Sport AW series has to be one of its boldest creations. These bags are perfect for sport athletes. The bag is lite, fits the body well, and should do a decent job protecting your camera. The backpack version even comes with a hydration reservoir (up to 2 liters).

The difference between the backpack and the sling is simply size.

The backpack can fit a full-sized DSLR camera, kit lens, and flash, and will still have 13.9 liters of space left over—perfect for carrying things like your coat and food while out and about. As mentioned, the backpack is the version with the hydration reservoir for your water, and it has a built-in all weather cover, so that you camera will be protected no matter the conditions.

The sling is smaller, though it can still fit the same amount of camera equipment. It only has one strap, the top compartment only provides nine liters of space, and there is no water reservoir, but this bag is also weather-proof with a built-in cover.

7. Kata 3N1 Camera Bag (Review)

Kata 3n1 camera bag

Kata 3n1 camera bag

To Sling or Not to Sling

If you're looking for versatility and style, this camera bag might do the trick. Don't let the black color fool you. The is a cool, funky, and unique camera bag. The design is full of stylish detail, accents, and features. Even though the bag is black, Kata managed to load it with visual cues that are unique and playful.

After using this bag for a couple of weeks, I can tell you that its versatility is very appealing. It can easily convert from a sling to a backpack, so it will be perfect no matter the occasion: The sling configuration (which comes with a right- or left-handed option) is perfect for quick-draw action in situations when you need frequent access to your camera, while on longer outings or treks to your destination, the backpack configuration provides a comfortable way to travel. This versatility makes the 3N1 extremely user friendly; it adapts to your needs. The more I used this bag, the more I fell in love with it.

It comes in three sizes and has an optional laptop pocket. In the 3N1-22, I was able to comfortably fit my Canon 5D, 50mm, 17-105mm, 70-300mm, flash, filters, and numerous accessories.

If you are interested in this kind of versatility, you should also check out the other products in Kata's line.

8. Naneu Sahara 115F Camera Bag (Review)

Naneu Sahara 115F

Naneu Sahara 115F

Professional Camera Bag with a Rugged Style

It's obvious that a lot of thought went into the usability and construction of the Sahara 115F, similar to the case with Naneu's Pro Bravo backpack I reviewed earlier (see below).

After I customized the orange compartment panels, the bag was able to easily accommodate all of my photography equipment. The bag is designed to fit a pro DSLR with up to a 6 1/2" lens attached, plus three to four additional lenses, a flash, accessories, and a laptop. Once everything was organized, I had quick access to all of my equipment and accessories. The Naneu Sahara 115F has a pocket for everything!

As far as looks go, I like the combination of the green water-resistant Kodra material and the black stripes. The orange belly of the removable camera insert (which is heavily padded) provides a nice pop to the bag. The metal buckles at the front of the bag also provide a pleasing visual accent. My only critique is that I wish they made the buckles a bit more sturdy.

Overall, the Sahara 115F is an impressive camera bag.

9. Kelly Moore Camera Bags (Review)

Lady's camera bag

Lady's camera bag

Fashionable and Functional

Designed by a photographer for photographers, these bags are both elegant and functional. At first glance, you would never guess that these are actually camera bags. They come in many different styles as well, so if you want a bag that looks like a purse, you will definitely be able to find one that fits your tastes. You can easily go to the company website to browse the different bags.

The other thing that's worth noting is all of the available colors (seven in total). The pink and gray bags that Kelly Moore sent me to review are stunning: The pink is elegant and vibrant, while the gray bag has a touch of purple in it to give it some warmth.

Not only are the colors vibrant, but also the quality with which these bags were constructed is commendable. The stitching, accents, and internal and external material give this camera bag a solid, yet luxurious feel.

The velcro dividers allow you to customize the bag to your equipment needs. The well-padded camera bag has also replaced zippers with magnet snaps to give you extremely quick access to your equipment.

If you are looking for a quality feminine camera bag, you should definitely give Kelly Moore bags some consideration. These fashionable sophisticated bags are not bulky and would go well with any outfit—even a dress.

10. Lowepro Flipside 300 Camera Backpack

Lowepro Flipside 300

Lowepro Flipside 300

Camera bag with clean lines

This camera bag has a very modern look. The backpack actually opens from the side that lies against your back, which is easy to do (when you take the backpack off, of course) and results in a very clean look. I also like the fact that this camera bag doesn't have too many zippers exposed to the world because when you are carrying expensive equipment, security is paramount (the hidden zippers are pick-pocket protection). As a result, I felt a lot safer traveling in busy cities and on crowded public transit with my camera in this bag.

The durable water-resistant material protects the camera against moisture and scratches. The waist belt detaches and the sternum strap is adjustable. The tripod holder can also be hidden away when you're not carrying a compact tripod or monopod.

This model comes in three color options (that I've seen): red, blue, and black.

If it fits your needs, I highly recommend the Lowepro Flipside 300 Backpack. It looks sharp, it's convenient and lightweight, And it's made by a Lowepro, a company known for quality.

11. Jill-e Designer Camera Bags

Jill-e camera bags

Jill-e camera bags

Yes, They Are Actually Camera Bags

Although you won't find me throwing one of these bags over my shoulder, I think a lot of women would probably love to place their camera in a bag from the Jill-e collection.

While some of the bags can only carry a point-and-shoot camera, others are equipped to carry two camera bodies, a few lenses, a flash, and various accessories. These stylish bags are made from either leather and/or nylon.

Jill-e has some of the most fashionable camera bags I've seen for women. These bags are a high-quality and stylish alternative for women who have had enough of the drab bags that dominate this industry.

12. Lowepro Exchange Messenger

Lowepro camera messenger bag

Lowepro camera messenger bag

Beautiful Camera Bag to Have on Your Shoulder

With it's vibrant blue color and off-centre cross, the Lowepro Exchange messenger bag is a beautiful place to keep your DSLR. The velcro dividers allow you to customize the inside compartment so that there's plenty of room inside for a standard DSLR, an extra lens or flash, and accessories. For security, Lowpro has equipped this bag with two buckles that firmly close the flap.

Even the grey model, with its contrasting green inside liner, has a vibrant energy about it. At the time of this post, this bag was selling for only $29.95 on Amazon. Considering the specs, this is a very good deal.

13. Manfrotto Advanced Travel Backpack (Review)

Manfrotto Advanced Travel Backpack

Manfrotto Advanced Travel Backpack

A Great Example of When Less Is More

Sometimes you don't need loud colors to produce a visually unique camera bag. Fresh clean lines can be equally satisfying.

Kata, known for its ergonomic and futuristic bags, has recently merged with Manfrotto. But although these backpacks now go by a different name, you can still expect the same quality. Though this bag is entirely black, the lines and shapes incorporated into the design definitely make it stand out from the crowd.

The Advanced Travel backpack is versatile enough to carry your camera, laptop, cellphone, iPod, and anything else you can manage to squeeze in. But while the average photographer will find that there is more than enough space, professional photographers might find it difficult to fit in all their accessories.

The light interior beautifully complements the dark exterior. On the practical side, the light gray makes it easier to find things inside the bag. Internal compartments can be quickly removed or rearranged to adapt to your carrying needs. If need be, the zipper divider can be undone to create one large space.

Living up to it's ergonomic name, the bag is also quite comfortable. Since the entire bag is made from water-repellant material, and there is also a water-proof rain flap to provide extra cover, this bag will protect your equipment no matter the weather.

I have to say that I really appreciate the clean look of the Advanced Travel bag. It has a very futuristic look and feel to it.

14. Think Tank Rotation 360° (Review)

Think Tank Rotation 360°

Think Tank Rotation 360°

Amaze Your Friends with What This Bag Can Do

Although, at first glance, the Think Tank Rotation 360° bag looks like a stereotypical camera backpack, it is far from run-of-the-mill. In fact, Think Tank has quite possibly created the most innovative camera bags I've tested. The more I used the backpack Think Tank sent me, the more I realized just how much thought went into the design. This bag was definitely designed by photographers for photographers.

So what makes this camera bag unique?

The Rotation 360° lets you access the camera inside your backpack without ever needing to take the bag off your shoulders. The bottom half of the backpack ties around your waist, and if you see something you want to snap a photo of, you can easily detach it from the rest of the backpack and pull it around to your front. This handy little feature allows you to access your gear with extreme efficiency and speed. It gives you the freedom to carry your gear inside the protective bag without sacrificing too many unplanned photo opportunities.

This backpack also comes with camera straps necessary to mount your camera onto the shoulder straps—instead of your neck. It also has a built-in rain tarp, a rail to attach modulus components, and a hidden pocket to hold your tripod. The downside to all these extras is that this camera bag is a bit on the heavy side.

Dimensions: 11"W x 19.5"H x 9.5"D

Weight: 5.5 lbs (a bit on the heavy side)

If you are a serious photographer or just someone who's looking for a user-friendly bag, you should definitely check out Think Tank Rotation 360°.

15. Crumpler Camera Bags

Crumpler camera bag

Crumpler camera bag

Finally Something Funky, in That Good Kind of Way

With a large selection of colors and size options, Crumpler bags are definitely one of the most funkiest camera bags on the market. One thing you have to be careful with is that some of them are not waterproof (they are only water resistant). But as long as you're not planning on taking your camera into a monsoon, these bags might be worth your attention.

Like the Lowepro Flipside, the main compartment of this backpack opens on the side that goes against your back for extra security. This camera bag also has removable, fully-padded mesh and space for a laptop.

16. National Geographic

National Geographic backpack

National Geographic backpack

Press Pass Not Included

I wonder how many nature reserves you can sneak into using these bags. I have to say that I really love them. There's something about these bags that taps into the explorer in me. They make you want to grab your camera and travel the world. Below is the traditional explorer backpack, which is made of durable material such as solid brass buckles. Depending on how intense you're exploring is going to be, you can also purchase an additional rain cover for $9.99.

National Geographic also makes a messenger bag, which is better for casual, everyday use.

17. Sidekick by Lomography



The Sidekick bag is designed to hold Lomographic cameras, but it can also easily hold a variety of other cameras. These bags come in either fine pebble-grain leather or canvas. Its two-in-one design—a camera bag attached to a large storage bag—allows you to wear both parts separately or together.

18. Lowepro Slingshot 100

Lowepro Slingshot 100

Lowepro Slingshot 100

Quick as a Bullet

Although I'm not a big fan of black bags, this one was funky enough to win me over. It's very well engineered. It even has a hidden raincoat! And, although it hangs on your back, you can quickly swing it to the front for quick camera access. The only drawback is that it puts all of the weight on one shoulder.

19. Incognito Camera Bag

Incognito camera bag by CourierWare

Incognito camera bag by CourierWare

For those of you who don't want to carry an obvious, boxy camera bag, here's a comfortable solution by Courierware. This removable camera bag insert fits into a Super-Deluxe Courier Bag, which comes in three sizes: extra small, small, and medium. The inserts are made of resilient neoprene padding that holds its shape and doesn't sag. There are two adjustable dividers for equipment and a padded base.

20. Lowepro CompUDayPack Backpack

Lowepro CompUDayPack

Lowepro CompUDayPack

The CompuDaypack is a lightweight backpack that has taken the basic black style and adds a little flavor. Its triple compartment design neatly manages the key components of digital photography with a rear compartment for a notebook computer (fits most 17 models) and files and a lower compartment that accommodates a digital SLR with lens attached (up to a 105mm f/2.8), plus two to three additional lenses or flash units.

Size (Outside): 13.8" x 8.5" x 17.5"

21. Tamrac Express

Tamrac Express

Tamrac Express

These bags have an upscale design with suede trim, perfect for a digital or film SLR. Adjustable, foam-padded dividers protect and provide a custom fit for equipment. These bags feature adjustable, padded shoulder straps and a carrying handle.

22. Domke F-803 Camera Satchel Bag

Domke F-803

Domke F-803

Here is one more bag that doesn't scream, "Mug me, I have an expensive camera!" If you don't want to call attention to your expensive equipment, this Domke satchel might be for you. It can hold two or three cameras, one or two extra lenses, accessories, and a laptop in its seven compartments. It's also great for business and travel items. Although it looks like a regular briefcase, the walls and bottom are padded to protect equipment.

23. Tamrac 5547 Adventure 7 Photo Backpack

Cool camera backpack

Cool camera backpack

Modern Backpack Design

This modern backpack was designed for the SLR photographer with a large digital or film SLR (such as Canon's EOS 1D series or Nikon's D2 series) with a grip and lens attached, several lenses, a flash, and accessories.

The Adventure 7 features a youthful, modern, and sleek design that, for security, does not look like a camera bag. In this uniquely designed backpack, the lower section is a completely foam-padded camera bag compartment, while the upper section functions like a traditional backpack and can hold a light jacket, lunch, or other personal items needed on your next photo adventure.

Here are some of the best features:

  • The lower section is thoroughly padded to protect your camera.
  • This case uses Tamrac's patented Memory & Battery Management System, which identifies which memory cards are full with red flags.
  • There are two side pockets that provide quick access to accessories and water bottles.

What's Inside the Pro's Bag—Camera Bags of the Pros

Have you ever wondered what's inside a pro's camera bag? Here are two videos that answer this question. One is a fashion photographer, and the other is a paparazzi.

Inside a Fashion Photographer's Bag

Inside a Paparazzi Photographer's Bag

Thank You

Thanks for dropping by. Hopefully I have helped you find a camera bag that is not just functional, but also looks great. Also, please feel free to leave me a note about any camera bags that you'd like me to review—just make sure they're cool, funky or unique!

What Do You Think?

cindysquidoobenz on May 08, 2014:

just purchased a sony handycam HDR PJ340 Im looking for a cool, unique, quirky, one-of-a-kind bag for it. ANyone out there have any suggestions!

Thanks! Cindy from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Jeph Maystruck from Regina, SK on October 15, 2013:

What a list! Nice work my friend!

anonymous on September 02, 2013:

Have you seen ? They look very cool - leather with a fashion edge.

anonymous on July 20, 2013:

The Porteen bags are awesome!!! and I just recently purchased a Cheeky Lime bag which I adore as well!!

mariacarbonara on July 19, 2013:

Not seen the Proteen Gear bags before, they look awesome. Great lens

thomaswendt on July 14, 2013:

I am so amazed with your information shared here at your squidoo lens. You have showed me different colors and style of camera bags. I like that you have shared in your post the pros and cons of a camera bags. Magnificent.

anonymous on December 28, 2012:

Best reviews of bags I've seen. Well done and thanks. Is prefer a link to more info other than Amazon tho. Other than that. Great one!

anonymous on December 02, 2012:

@anonymous: Try Porteen Gear on Etsy. She makes some really nice camera bags -- i've had one of hers for a couple years now -- love it.

anonymous on November 20, 2012:

This is the best list of great camera bags I've seen! Adventure photographers might also love Clik bags and packs. They are made for bringing gear into the wilderness, so they hold not only your photo gear, but also a drinking bladder, such as a camelback, and varying amounts of other stuff.

anonymous on October 30, 2012:

@anonymous: they are Billingham bags from uk

Check them out on ebay : P

anonymous on October 27, 2012:

woow... great lens bro..!

anonymous on October 16, 2012:

Amazing selection, well done! Cool post!

anonymous on October 15, 2012:

Great selection of bags, I bought a lovely bag from from the UK.

anonymous on October 10, 2012:

The first bag on the site doesn't have a link by it. It is the canvas with leather. Can you please provide that bag's info for me?

abarth76 lm on October 08, 2012:

One of these wouldsuit my new camera thanks

rhbtrades on October 07, 2012:

Nice video and nice post. Good job.

Aleayah on August 30, 2012:

Backpack, so love it!

HouseBuyersOfAmerica on August 28, 2012:

Nice and cool collection of camera bags...wonderful lens!

oakstreet on August 18, 2012:

Really cool camera bags and I "like" it.

anonymous on August 02, 2012:

Why does no-one make camera bags for women that are stylish and don't cost a fortune? We are not all able to afford such luxuries. The Jill e and Kelly Moore bags are fab but way out of my price range.

anonymous on June 29, 2012:

Why aren't there any colourful and lovely bags anywhere?

anonymous on June 20, 2012:

The awkward moment when all of the bags listed are ugly....

anonymous on June 20, 2012:

The awkward moment when all of the bags listed are ugly....

jennsanchez739 on June 15, 2012:

This is a long and great lens! Awesome Job!

MEJC LM on June 14, 2012:

Woah! This is a big lens! That's certainly a lot of camera bags. Well done!

Seeds Of Future on May 12, 2012:

Great lens! It gives information that i don't know! Useful!

Please also visit my lens to give me some comments:

anonymous on May 12, 2012:

ZKIN are the coolest camera bags. Too bad you can't find them in the USA

SandraRoseDesigns on May 08, 2012:

great camera bags from dresyto casual!

anonymous on May 03, 2012:

how did Manfrotto or Golla not get added to this, those are the coolest ones I have come across, I have a Manfrotto, its durable, material is great, all in all, really cool useable bag!

anonymous on April 22, 2012:

Nikon D4 IN Stock !

anonymous on April 21, 2012:

The first bag is a Billingham Classic 550

anonymous on April 10, 2012:

Awesome! Click Here to buy Cheapest Nikon D800!

Amelia7410 on March 24, 2012:

Hi, love your lens. I will lensroll it to my lenses

badaniels on March 05, 2012:

A lot of very good information, very useful. I am an aspiring photographer myself.

anonymous on March 02, 2012:

This is very nice one and gives indepth information. mind body spirit connection

anonymous on February 28, 2012:

i'd also like to know wherei can find the first bag and the kodak backbag too, i tried the link it doesn't work..

anonymous on February 25, 2012:

where can i find the first camera bag shown ? can anyone tell me

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jimmyworldstar on February 16, 2012:

I'd get a camera bag with special compartments for the most common tools a photographer would have.

anonymous on February 16, 2012:

Although there are now more camera bags being designed specifically for women shooters, there still isn't nearly enough choice. Iâve bought five Jill-e bags and although their womenâs bags are more stylish than traditional bags, theyâre not very well-made and theyâre not enough protection for gear (in my experience).

Iâve recently had to replace a small red leather Jill-e bag, and I've settled on the Dre Hartmann Cameron Hobo Considered THEITâs Bossi bag but it was out of stock in black, and would've bought the Cheeky Lime Classic bag in red if it was currently in stock.

Most of the other bags Iâve seen for women, are just not practical for shooting with. Theyâre fine for transporting equipment (as long as itâs not raining and you donât plan on dropping the bag), but fall far short for both form *and* function. That, or I just canât stand the style (didn't like the Kelly Moore, Jo Totes, Epiphanie, Porteen, Shootsac, Emera, Jill-e, anything on Etsy for various reasons including: cheap-looking, no cross-body strap, not water resistant, not interested in a feminised messenger bag, too flowery, too fussy, too small, too big, just ugly).

My want list is pretty specific for a daily carry-around bag: just large enough for 5D MkII with grip and normal zoom attached, plus extra lens, room for two filters, spare CFs, sometimes a charger; must close completely on the top; must be reasonably water resistant; must include cross-body strap; must be simple and nondescript and must not telegraph âthis bag has expensive camera gear in it.â The last is really important. I want to go stealth in airports, in bad neighbourhoods, in business class, on almost any street in most of the world.

Almost makes me want to get into the market myself.

joannabaillie on February 14, 2012:

Bag Inc. has a wide inventory of trendy handbags for women. You can select custom made stylish designer handbags at discounted prices from their catalogues.

vekoslavr lm on January 27, 2012:

Everything on one place..I want one :)

anonymous on January 23, 2012:

What about the Grafea camera bags?. These guys in England seem to be doing some really cool leather camera bags. It will be nice to hear what you think about them....(

anonymous on January 20, 2012:

Have you seen these? Especially for women or men who like a brighter bag. I'm sick of losing black things inside black bags and not being able to tell my bag from all the others that look exactly the same, or just boring. These are exciting.

krakensquid on January 14, 2012:

Cool bags! Feel free to check out my lens called "The Best Digital Cameras For 2012", if you're looking for something to fill them with ;)

anonymous on December 31, 2011:

does anyone know where i can still buy a kata Sensitivity V Backpack? it is perfect for the traveling i do and it'd be great if i could get my hands on one of them. i can't find one instock. THANKS!

davidleetong lm on December 09, 2011:

Naneu are underrated but very good indeed... Think Tanks are the standard now though. Good lens :)

anonymous on December 06, 2011:

Great post. You've compiled a very helpful collection of options!

anonymous on December 04, 2011:

This is really a great website with a great collection! Some very hard work you spent there collecting all those bags in a website!

Thanks a lot!

anonymous on November 25, 2011:

Awesome post. I've been looking for good looking camera bags which don't look like your typical camera case. However, the nice looking ones are usually a bit pricey. I found this nice casual camera bag which was pretty good value:

anonymous on November 24, 2011:

@anonymous: Hi John - and Maria also who was asking about the top bag - I really love that one too and by chance have just found it and it's by Billingham. It's pretty expensive though!

anonymous on November 18, 2011:

I like the top bag best, what's the name of that one? Thanks!

wcjohnston on October 26, 2011:

Great Lens, I like the look of the Jill-e Designer Camera Bags

rockerhud on October 17, 2011:

Great lens! I gave you a 'thumbs up', glad I found it. I'll definitely be checking out more of your stuff soon. Thanks.

anonymous on October 06, 2011:

I want a camera bag for traveling. I only bring a DSLR fitted with a small wide angle lens. The camera should sit on its bottom at the bottom of the bag. None of the bags are designed that way. I have no choice but to make my own.

anonymous on October 04, 2011:

I have the Jill-e small nylon bag in yellow and I love it! I get compliments in it everywhere I go, and it holds an infinite amount of gear!! I love lots of the other sites listed as well, Epiphanie, Jo Totes, and Kelly Moore... might just have to get one from each designer, every girl needs lots of bags, and camera bags should be no different, right?? It was here on your lens a couple years ago that I found all of these fabulous designers, and I keep coming back to see what else is new. Thanks for compiling all these goodies and giving other photogs a place to share other good finds as well!! :)

Eddron (author) on September 19, 2011:

Very cool camera bags Ismael.

anonymous on September 01, 2011:

Thanks for the post, my 16 year old sister just started her camera bag business in Peru. Check out her ETSY shop Please let me know what you think!

NIX74 on August 19, 2011:

Thanks for the review. I got myself a Tamrac velocity 7, It looks cool yet do not have the old fashion boring camera bag's look.

NidhiRajat on August 15, 2011:

thanks for this lens..

these multipurpose bags are very unique and fashion tycoons.

love to have one of my choice.

for every occasion, they are well suited and give a type of confidence to have ultimate collection......

thanks a ton for this lens....

anonymous on August 15, 2011:

nice post :D I was wondering what the bag at the very top was called, and where to get it from? its the one just below 'My quest for the coolest camera bag.' and in my opinion seems to be the coolest bag :D only the problem it had no name. If you know where to get it from that would also be very helpful. Thanks in advance :D

anonymous on August 13, 2011:

What about Epiphanie? For women only. Pricey but beautiful.

lasertek lm on August 11, 2011:

The camera bags you have featured are good for gift giving. Thanks for sharing.

catherinenbrooks on August 10, 2011:

Such a mind blowing lens.I love all this thing that sharing in to the lens.I like to camera bag to very much.It's have different look than others.So i want to purchase like this bag when i will go for traveling at any place.Thanks for inform to me.just cheer up...

Lana_Lewis123 on August 01, 2011:

Thanks so much for compiling this list, after seeing it i bought myself a beautiful kelly moore camera bag from they have a great selection of bags

anonymous on August 01, 2011:

You should also check out for stylish camera bags.

hiddenul on July 24, 2011:

I really like your post! :)

anonymous on July 10, 2011:

What a great list! Noticed the post doesn't include my camera bag from I have the medium size and it's a perfect size for my camera with a lens attached plus an extra lens. Tons of pockets too for everything else.

AigulErali on July 02, 2011:

Really nice camera bag selections here. Thanks for putting together a great lens!

objectified on June 29, 2011:

Enjoyed reading the stuff, thanks for sharing the good stuff. I have nikkon's bag.

markets on June 20, 2011:

Didn't even know there were camera backpacks before reading this page :) Great page!

smithlights on June 16, 2011:

Some of these are super cool! I never realized there was an alternative to the regular black ones!

achraf lm on May 27, 2011:

thanks! nice list you've put here

BruceBair on May 27, 2011:

Loved this, I wasn't in the market and yet found a couple of things that will be very helpful to me. Thanks.

camerabags on May 20, 2011:

Get tips and guidelines for caring for your camera bag well in

electro35 lm on May 06, 2011:

great insight on how the pros select the bags

anonymous on April 28, 2011:

thanks for the research - you gave me lots to look at!

i like the video you put in the lense too - so informative!

UKGhostwriter on April 18, 2011:

useful resource

sushilkin lm on April 18, 2011:

Nice stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Philippians468 on April 12, 2011:

great list you've got here! cheers

anonymous on April 12, 2011:

Wow, the Kelly bags look fabulous, I've been looking for a pretty, yet functional and high quality bag, didn't realize there were so many great options. I love the site from the replier before me, Bizymare, the epiphanie bags, LOLA is my choice I believe.

anonymous on April 08, 2011:

Thanks for the research. I'm heading on a bus trip with 8th graders and need a camera/laptop/iPad case and these help. I also found this for the ladies. Two styles, Paris and Clover but the other camera bags are cute, too.

anonymous on April 05, 2011:

I've also stumbled upon this company, which also produces stylish camera bags, called POMPIDOO. I particularly liked the fact that inside dividers are flexible and you can change the inner structure :)

anonymous on March 29, 2011:

This is so awesome! I want one of these bags sometime! hahaha :)

loraseverson on March 21, 2011:

Thanks for all the info. I am looking for a new bag and it was great to read your reviews!

canonpowershotprice on March 19, 2011:

Wow What a lens .I have canonpowershotsx210 for that i was searching a camera bag and i got this incridible lens thanks

sabinamiller on February 23, 2011:

cool stuff


anonymous on February 21, 2011:

nujabes camera bag is most stylish!!!

Reed Aronow from Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA on February 06, 2011:

Wow, great list! I'm going to Digg it right now

fashionality lm on February 06, 2011:

great stuff, well designed!

anonymous on February 03, 2011:

Thanks for the great lens. Would also love to read a list of top designer (couture-like) camera bags (e.g. Fendi or Prada, et al.).

anonymous on February 03, 2011:

I am looking for a cute memory card case. Anyone know of any good sites??

Eddron (author) on January 22, 2011:

Thank you everybody for your comments. I'm glad you find this lens useful.

anonymous on January 13, 2011:

My favorite is Epiphanie bags ( by far! I have 3 of them, and they are awesome quality, as well as super stylish!

anonymous on January 04, 2011:

I LOVe the Handmade fashion camera bags that I discovered on Etsy by Sizzlestrapz. Not only do they have a great selection of camera bags but the fashion camera strapz are out of this world!

slackira on December 16, 2010:

Great lens. I didn't know they had such fashionable bags for cameras too.

pcgamehardware on December 11, 2010:

Great selection of cool looking camera bags, thanks for sharing.

I lens rolled it with my Christmas Gift Ideas 2010 lens because I have some really good cameras posted, but no bags for them. Great lens thanks.

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