Any design-minded photographer would agree that when it comes to camera bags, there’s often an unfortunate gap between form and function. On one end you have the ultra tech-centric box bags worthy of space travel and on the other, more stylish end, you don’t have many options at all. To address this discrepancy, LA-based photographer Evan Lane founded Langly bags, a Kickstarter-funded company making rucksack-style camera bags designed for the nomadic photojournalist. Inspired by WWII-era military gear, the two Alpha and Delta bags get the job done with subtle style.
Essentially two bags in one, the clever design—made with waterproof canvas and rich leather detailing—divides each carryall into two compartments with a single bisecting zipper. The lower portion acts like any regular camera bag, with rearrangeable padded sleeves for a camera body and two lenses, while the top-loading upper serves as a roomy satchel for everything else, with a filleting pocket for your laptop along the back.
With three days left in the Kickstarter campaign there’s still time to support the already-funded project. Pledge $25 and be rewarded with a 11×17 pigment print shot and printed by Lane, or go all out with $160 or more and receive a Langly bag with your contribution.
via Wired. Lead image by Jakob Schiller.