After a long hunt, I have finally found the camera bag. It’s a smart one, a marriage of both style and practicality. And we all know, those 2 hardly ever come in the same package. Which is what makes this the camera bag. Hard to believe now that it was my second choice …
Back in March, I had my heart set on the teal Epiphanie Clover bag. Trying to justify the price, I reasoned it is a camera AND laptop bag. Even though it was on backorder for 2 months, I gave up my credit card number and waited patiently.
And so last week my Epiphanie bag finally came. As soon as I opened the package I fell in love with the teal color. But then I pulled the bag out of the box, and it was big. Large. Ginormous actually. Which makes sense, the bag can hold both a laptop and your camera. My bad for not thinking that one through. I couldn’t see myself just grabbing the bag and casually heading out the door. It was a great bag, but unfortunately not for me. I got my RMA number, headed to the UPS store and sadly shipped her back. But I know she’ll go to a good home now.
In the meantime, mission ‘find the camera bag’ was back on. It helps to know what you’re looking for, so I thought it through. I wanted a bag that:
- doesn’t look like the typical camera bag (stylish). Also, no screaming “I have an expensive camera in here!” (practical)
- allows me the ease to bring with me anywhere (practical). And wear with anything (stylish).
- also gives room for the other essentials (practical) – money, credit cards, iphone. But not much else.
Enter the Kelly Moore Posey, my practical and stylish bag:
The main compartment has just enough room to fit my Nikon D3000 (placed sideways) and an extra lens. The top zipper on the outside is a nice home for my iPhone. And the front flap? Room aplenty for money, credit cards, and extra memory.
I love all the different ways you can wear this bag. Put the flaps up and hold the handles (pictured 2 above). Keep the flaps up and wear the cross strap:
Or, pull the flaps down and wear the cross strap:
The Posey fit all the criteria I was looking for. This was worth the splurge, definitely a well thought-out bag. I look forward to carrying my camera with me way more often than I would have in the past. Thanks Kelly Moore for designing an awesome bag!!