Camera Carry Shoulder Bags
A camera shoulder bag features openings at the top to allow quick access to your camera and any accessories. They are available in a range of sizes, depending on how much equipment and accessories you need to carry. Some camera carry shoulder bags feature different slots for your camera and equipment, sometimes with moveable dividers to customise the internal space.
All-weather camera shoulder bags
For photographers that travel and are in different weather conditions, choose a camera carry shoulder bag that has a water-resistant coating and is made of a sturdier, more durable material. Water resistant camera bags have a water repellent coating that resists rain and moisture. Certain bags also have a fully welded seams to ensure water can not enter the bag. All weather covers are available to cover the bag in more extreme weather conditions. It is also possible to choose camera shoulder bags that have a waterproof cover built-in.
Features of camera shoulder bags
The openings of shoulder bags are at the top and have secure, sturdy zip closures that stay closed. The majority of designs have a cover over the top that drops down over the front of the bag. It fixes by either a buckle or quick release catch and adds extra security when carrying on the shoulder. The base of the shoulder bag is reinforced to ensure stability and security. Some bags are built to be shockproof in order to protect the camera during travelling.
The adjustable shoulder straps, which are usually detachable, are fixed to either side of the bag by way of a clip. Some will have a padded sleeve on the shoulder strap for comfort, a carry handle and sometimes a belt loop to provide different carrying options. They are lightweight in design and feature a number of different sized pockets on the inside of the lid and on the side of the bag to store extra memory cards, lens cloths, batteries and other small items.
Some bags also have moulded rubber to the exterior corners to protect the bag from bumps and scrapes during use. A durable outer fabric protects from moisture, dust and abrasions.
Camera shoulder bags are available in a range of fabric types, colours and sizes to fit your camera, video camera, equipment, accessories and tablet or laptop, depending on your requirements. Some camera carry shoulder bags will have additional space to carry a tablet or laptop, usually with a dedicated protective compartment.