If you own a camera, you know the importance of having a GOOD camera bag. I’m often traveling with several lenses, and having a fashionable yet effective bag is extremely necessary. I had the pleasure of meeting Robyn from Porteen Gear of Grand Rapids, MI, and got the chance to design my very own custom camera bag.
Robyn makes these custom handmade bags based on your choice of materials. She offers a custom bag builder on her site where you can pick the size, design, leather, accent fabrics, interior color, and straps.. you are literally building your own bag from the inside out! The bag builder also shows you how the colors and fabrics will look together so you know exactly what you are picking which is AWESOME.
There are three easy access pockets on each bag so you can additionally store SD cards, business cards, phone, lens caps, etc which is essential for those on the go like me! Another super cool feature of these bags is that the seam is triple stitched for durability. My previous Nikon bag was literally falling apart from my heavy equipment! The strap is also meant for heavy duty and can be adjusted for shoulder or cross body wear. Each bag is uniquely handmade for you, exactly how you designed it. I had so much fun being able to custom design a bag in Robyn’s studio to fit my own style, and taste! I chose a shiny chocolate leather, with a floral accent fabric for the exterior, and a purple interior to bring out the purples in the floral pattern.The compact size is perfect for my Nikon, two lenses, and still leaves room for my personal items as well! Check out me testing the compact bag with my camera and lenses below.
I am so excited to receive my bag and will update you all here with the final design when it arrives! Thank you so much Robyn for having me in your beautiful studio, this was SUCH a fun and exciting experience. Also thank you to Kevin Huver, and the amazing team at Allied Productions GR, for getting these awesome shots of the design process.
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