Camera bags often call to mind cheap nylon, regrettable color choices and logos that look like something from a forgotten Windows ’98 software suite. Luckily over the past few years camera accessories have gone the way of craftsmanship, with quality leather straps worthy of the most pristine Leica M3s to state-of-the-art SLRs. The Roamographer bag from HoldFast is the next great camera bag for the photographer on the move. Handcrafted in Oklahoma from American Bison leather, the Roamographer is built for taking a beating on the road while keeping your precious tools safe.
“Similar to the old doctors that made house calls at the turn of last century, I have this vision of a photographer traveling the world capturing stories, bringing hope,” says HoldFast founder and accomplished lensman, Matthew Swaggart. The Roamographer’s look and feel also calls to mind medical bags of yesteryear with its fold top design, easy access and a full visual of the bag’s contents. While most classically styled leather bags have straps that border on the painful side, HoldFast equipped the Roamographer with a comfortable sheepskin pad to make long journeys and heavy loads a breeze. Modular padded dividers keep multiple lenses and bodies protected while internal zippered pockets keep cables and memory cards (or film, of course) organized and in place. All of the internal compartments are removable and modifiable to suit each photographer’s needs. Roam and shoot in style knowing your gear is safe.
The Roamographer is available online in limited numbers for $495.
Images courtesy of HoldFast