Having recently purchased a Mirrorless camera and built a dedicated Vlogging rig, I’ve decided to upgrade from my small Lowepro camera bag to a larger AmazonBasics camera bag. It only cost me £18 ($23 USD) – very cheap!
Yet, it’s very well built, splashproof and quite rugged, with a variety of storage pockets inside. In theory it could easily hold a medium sized DSLR camera, three lenses and an iPad or other tablet device, plus various cables and SD memory cards in its dedicated pockets.
You can buy the AmazonBasics camera bag here:
Whatup nerds? I’m Jay Shareef.
Welcome to another episode of Tech Tuesdays.
Every Tuesday I’m going to give you a quick update
on the various gadgets and bits of
tech I’ve bought over the last week.
And this week I’ve only had one arrival in the post.
However, it’s something I’ve been
wanting to buy for quite a while.
Now in the past I’ve carried my
camera stuff in one of two bags.
Firstly, a small Lowepro camera bag.
And, secondly, a small laptop bag.
These are both fantastic, and are perfect
for my action cameras and their accessories.
I could even fit a MacBook Air
and charger in this small laptop bag.
However, I recently bought a larger mirrorless camera.
And, I also built myself a Vlogging rig.
Now, neither of those will easily fit inside my existing bags.
So, I decided to get myself a
medium-sized, dedicated camera bag.
This is the AmazonBasics camera bag
and, despite the name, it’s not at all basic.
This camera bag costs £18 GBP
($23 USD) brand new from Amazon.
I’ve been testing it for a few days now and
I just absolutely love the design of this thing.
So let’s have a look at the bag.
Firstly, this is made of really high quality material.
It is most definitely “rain ploof”
(sigh) “rain ploof(?)
… rain proof and splash proof, for sure.
Which is convenient if you happen to live in a
place like England, where it rains a hell of a lot!
Very easy to open, with one hand even.
Just press this clasp here,
and away you go. It’s open.
First things first. Let’s discuss this exterior pocket here.
Nice and simple.
As you’d expect the zips and stitching are top quality.
This has plenty of room for cables and maybe
even a small power bank you could fit in here.
I currently have some salted vinegar sachets in there
because that’s the kind of person I am… (laughs)
Next thing I want to talk about is
these two little pockets here
which are designed specifically for SD cards.
And I’ve already put some SD cards in here.
You’re able to unzip this top part.
And in here there’s a little bit of room for some
more cables, potentially some more SD cards.
I’ve put a little camera lens cleaning
cloth in there at the moment.
Within the main body of this bag, this section is
very, very clearly designed for a large camera.
And, on the sides, you are capable
of putting a couple of lenses.
I haven’t done that.
I’ve put some antibacterial wipes.
And a tripod and a little action camera accessory.
But this is all very, very well padded. Absolutely lovely.
One other interesting little feature
is this hidden pocket here.
This is big enough for a 9-inch tablet.
So, you could potentially get a slim iPad
within this little section here, to keep it safe.
I’ve just used it as a place to keep
a power bank and a charging cable.
But I absolutely love this bag.
I think that this was a very wise purchase.
I’ve taken it out a couple of times,
and it just does the job.
It feels very, very sturdy.
It’s obviously a very high-quality material,
with very high quality stitching.
These are plastic, but for £18 GBP you can’t really
expect everything to be of the highest possible quality
One gripe I do have.
And I knew this would happen,
from reading the reviews on Amazon.
This padded shoulder strap part is uncomfortable.
It just doesn’t have any real give in it.
And it can be a bit of a pain after an hour or two.
Not a deal breaker. I would still say “get this bag”.
I know that some people have literally just
cut this off, and put a different one on.
I don’t see the need.
Yes, it’s not the most comfortable.
But, at the same time, it’s not so
irritating that it’s life limiting in any way.
So, overall the AmazonBasics medium-sized,
dedicated DSLR camera bag is fantastic.
I will be using this with my mirrorless camera,
and with my vlogging rig, to go with me
all over the world hopefully, now that…
I’m going to jinx it, aren’t I?
“Now that lockdown is starting to
ease after the coronavirus pandemic.”
It’ll be all right. It’s all right. We’ll be fine. Don’t worry.
We’ve come through worse as a species, right?
We’ll be fine.
Anyway, that’s the review.
If you want to get the same bag for yourself then
I’ve put a link in the description just for you.
This has been another episode of Tech Tuesdays.
I’ll be back again next week with more.