My favorite small camera bag just got better. Inside Line Equipment updated the Photo Bag Mini with a new interior fabric, better foam and a simple, one-piece insert design. The new and improved Photo Bag mini is also available in an array of custom material options, along with some stock fabric choices. This bag will fit mirrorless systems easily, as well as a DSLR with a small telephoto zoom lens like the 5D and a 24-70. I’ve used mine thoroughly for almost five years and love it. They retail for $120, are sewn in California with stock available now at Inside Line Equipment.
I get this question all the time: “How do you carry your camera on your bike?” and the answer varies. It depends on the bike and the camera used, different cameras require various amounts of space and have varying weights. More on that later, but for now, let’s look at the best on-the-bike camera bag for medium-sized cameras I’ve ever used.
Outershell’s Drawcord Handlebar Bag isn’t a “camera bag” per se, but it is with one simple hack.
While I haven’t had a chance to use mine, I will say that this looks to be a very promising solution for everything from extensive bikepacking to around town jaunts. See more at Outer Shell.
Solving on-the-bike portage problems is something Randi Jo excels at. For those looking for a less techy handlebar holster, check out these new Pocket Tender bags. Made from waxed canvas, with pockets all around the perimeter, these bags can fit a variety of items you might need while pedaling around town or taking on your next tour. You can order these bags, in a variety of colors at Randi Jo Fab for $45 each.
Curious to see some more hands-on information about the new Swift Industries Sugarloaf basket bag? Well, look no further…
Everyone has been asking about this bag. Swift Industries’ new Sugarloaf basket bag has landed. Designed specifically for a Wald 137 bicycle basket, it makes on and off-the bike portage a cinch, especially when paired with the shoulder strap. The Sugarloaf basket bag comes in three color options: 1000d Cordura in black or steel for $150, Camo XPac with Cordura laminate for $165 or a limited run of waxed canvas for $165. You can see more specs below and check Swift Industries for ordering! (more…)
I use a hip bag to carry my camera on rides, or my tools, a water bottle and snacks. They’re versatile and best of all, you don’t have to have something on your back. North St. Bags takes it one step further with their Pioneer bags. They’re designed to fit on your body or your bars and come in two sizes, with a variety of colors. The Pioneer bags are in stock now and shipping from North St. Bags.
Portland’s North Street Bags introduces their Morrison Backpack Panniers. Commuting or even touring can be made easier with these bags, which transform from a secure, waterproof pannier to a backpack in a few seconds. The Morrison Backpack Panniers carry a lifetime warranty and are made in Portland. They retail for $189 a piece.
Our friends at SDR Traveler might be known for their high end D3 duffel bags, yet their new Courier 60 Pouches are a great option for on the bike portage. Yes, it’s a saddle bag but it’s made from SDRT Grade Dyneema, an ultralight and durable material used in military applications. They also offer a tool roll. Both are in stock now at SDR Traveler.
Wald Baskets are one of the best accessories for a bike. Any bike. I’ve seen them mounted to just about anything. The new Swift Industries Sugarloaf basket bags are upping the ante on Wald Baskets, allowing you to take your cargo with you on the fly. Be on the lookout for more information on these shortly!