I love my DSLR camera, there is no denying that. However, the one downfall for having such a big camera is trying to carry it around with you. I sometimes feel that I need to prepare in advance what bag I’m bringing it in whether it’s going to be somewhat protected in said bag. And then, whilst I’m out, there is the odd occasion in which the bag containing one of your prized possessions can accidentally knock into a wall or table whilst you’re on the go. And if this wasn’t a problem enough, trying to find a camera bag that is remotely stylish is a tough one. Even though the standard camera bags are great for keeping your camera all protected, they just don’t always go well with your outfit. A hard life, I know. However, I recently randomly came onto this website which seems to have solved all our camera protection and style woes. I present to you, ONA.
ONA design and sell premium camera bags and accessories, which have been handcrafted to deliver uncompromising style, protection and utility – something that they definitely provide. As previously mentioned, the majority of camera bag manufactures focus predominately on utility and protectiveness of the bags. Whilst I think that this is of the up-most importance when making and buying a camera bag, many neglect the style conscious of those of us out there. ONA is different, they make sure that both style and practicality are the number one factors of designing their bags. Another thing that I really like about ONA’s camera bags, is that the design of the bags themselves move away from highlighting that one is indeed carrying photo gear, blending seamlessly into one’s everyday attire. Overall, the ONA bags are a great investment for anyone wanting a stylish yet functional camera bag.
Personally, the one thing I long for is a camera bag that is fashionable and will protect my camera, but also one that I can use additionally as my actual bag – rather than having to carry two around. And I think this wait is finally over! Below are my top 5 favourite ONA camera bags.
Check out their website here: http://www.onabags.com
The Capri Tote Bag – Antique Cognac Leather
This Capri leather tote bag is super stylish, and I would wear this regardless or not that it was a camera bag! Made from Italian-tanned leather that develops a rich patina over time, this Capri tote bag can hold a DSLR camera, up to three lenses, a Laptop and other personal items. This bag is absolutely stunning, a definite must!
The Brooklyn Satchel
This Brooklyn Satchel radiates geek-chic. Inspired by the classic 1940s school bag, this bag can hold a DSLR camera with an attached lens and up to three additional lenses or small accessories. It is made from full-grain leather, meaning that it will help protect your precious items. This is such a cute bag, making it the ideal companion for exploring places. Due to the great size, it won’t be a burden to carrying your DSLR around anymore.
The Chelsea Bag
The Chelsea Bag is one of my favourites. It is incredibly stylish and sophisticated, and it keeps your camera safe. The inside is fully padded with closed-cell foam with space for a camera, up to three lenses, personal items and a tablet. The bottom of the bag is structured, enabling it to stand on its own – no need to worry about equipment falling all over the place. Made from Saffiano leather, the Chelsea Bag is stunning, and definitely looks like a designer bag straight from the run-way.
The Bolton Street Backpack
The Bolton Street Backpack is handcrafted with water-resistant waxed canvas, and is expertly designed to protect your gear as the interior is made with closed-cell foam. This backpack can hold a DSLR camera, as well as five lenses! Furthermore, you can even carry your laptop or tablet inside, and there are a variety of pockets for personal and everyday essentials. This bag seems pretty awesome for those needing the extra room, whilst preferring to not have to carry a heavy bag in your hands all day.
The cheapest of the five bags here, the Bowery was designed with style and versatility in mind. The bag can hold a camera and an additional lens, along with personal items. This is perfect for those with either just one or two lenses, making it easier to carry your camera around with you.