Thursday, 24 January 2013

Bag Envy

For a long time I have been wanting a new camera bag. The camera bag I have at the moment was previously the home for a camcorder. It works, just. But not really. I really need something more suitable. The problem is that most camera bags in stores in Australia are, well, ugly. 

I need a bag that is heavy duty, sturdy, comfortable, has room for spare size 4 clothes, 3-4 hats. drink bottles, snacks, dummies, a book or two, a couple of toys, tissues, bandaids, 2 pairs of sunglasses, keys,  pens, spare paper and a mobile phone. Oh, and also a dslr camera, a couple of lenses, a remote shutter release, a cleaning pen, and maybe occasionally an ipad or 3 (the kids now need them for school). 

So yes, sturdy is definitely important. 

However, I want it to be pretty too. 

Seeing as I am a maximiser* I have a huge need to research extensively before purchase, and below are some of the ones I have found. 

Tulip by Kettie bags - $210 USD

Rose Moss by Jototes - $89 USD

Missy Chocolate by Jototes - $119 USD
Ketti Bag - $210 USD

Lua Handbags Turqoise Owl - $175 USD

 Noir Tote by Jo Totes - $89 USD

What do you think? Do you already own a camera bag that you are happy with? If so, please share!
Which would you choose? 

* Maximisers are people who feel the need to maximise their purchases and decisions, by doing as much research as possible for acting. The opposite of an impulse buyer. I am a maximiser about 95% of the time. The other 5% of the time I am an impulse buyer. 
I need to work on moderation and try and find a happy medium. 


  1. I wonder if there is a Mattt bag that would suit you? - made in melbourne. (But of the listed options, I think the wider base on the chocolate one would offer more room, esp for the camera.

    1. Thanks for the link - very nice! However, they don't seem to be specifically designed for cameras and lenses. Although I am aware that on a practical note I will end up carrying all the miscellaneous items needed for my little people, I want a bag that is specifically designed as primarily a camera bag, and am yet to find an australian designer and/or manufacturer. Still hunting though!
      x S.

  2. With that list of contents it sounds as if you need a suitcase! Will you be taking a handbag as well, or just the one multi-tasker?
    I would definitely be looking for an easy clean exterior, light empty-weight and, as another maximiser, I would find it hard to buy these online without handling them. Is there a point in buying a cheap Kmart bag until you discover the one you really want?

  3. Although I'm a fan of owls, I love the first bag!

  4. Oh.. I love this! I want one! I like the first one. I (now) suddenly hate my current boring LoPro messenger camera bag..

  5. I kind of like the Rose Moss, not that I need one, but it tickles my fancy! Emily

  6. Oooh I like this first one. I don't need a camera bag as I don't use my dlsr often enough :( butI'm always in the market for a new laptop bag!

  7. They're all so lovely! I'd either go for the Rose Moss or the Noir Tote. You've inspired me to look into getting one too!