Here at Scaramanga, we love pretty much everything about our leather bags and satchels; from the fact that they’re ethically made to the huge variety of designs and finishes, there’s almost certainly something for everyone in our shop. What we really like, though, is how versatile each bag can be; our medium wide leather satchel is one of our most popular designs, and has been used by customers as everything from a nappy bag to a stylish briefcase alternative. We’ve put together a few new posts to show just how flexible our satchels and travel bags can be – this week, we’re starting with bags that we think are ideal for photographers.
For the Professional
If you work as a photographer, blogger or designer, it’s quite likely that you’ll have a fair bit of photographic equipment to carry around with you; from camera bodies and extra lenses to tripods, flash guns and spare batteries, there’s an awful lot to fit in. If you’ve been struggling to find a bag that can comfortably hold everything, without looking bulky and boring, we think that the Scaramanga large overlander leather bag, £155 could be just what you’re looking for. The huge main compartment is great for bulky items, and is big enough to fit in a folding tripod, while the expandable front section is the ideal place to hold any important paperwork, or notebooks. The overlander also features lots of smaller pockets, which are ideal for emergency spare batteries or your mobile phone or keys, and the extra wide adjustable strap means the bag can be easily and comfortably carried across the body – ideal for when you need to keep both hands free.
For the Hobbyist
Whether you’ve just started exploring the world of photography, or it’s already one of your main passions in life, a good sturdy bag to carry your camera and any accessories in is pretty much a necessity. While you might not be wandering about with a tripod and light reflectors, a good DSLR and any lenses you might be carrying can certainly weigh you down; forget mass-produced, high street bags and opt for our vintage leather flight bag, £89.50. With a pretty big main compartment, you’ll find plenty of room inside to keep your camera and any accessories safe, while the several external pockets are ideal for keeping your mobile phone or smaller essentials to hand. Inspired by the traditional flight bags from the 1970s, it combines a great vintage style with the practicality of a modern, robust bag.
For the Photo Addict
If you’re one of those people who simply loves to take pictures, but has no interest in the technical elements of photography, you’re probably more than happy with a simple point-and-shoot camera; great for recording special moments, from birthdays and Christmases to holidays and trips to the park. With no lenses, no spare batteries and no specialist equipment whatsoever to carry, almost all of our lovely leather bags would suit you perfectly – however, we do have a special place in our hearts for the distressed brown 13-inch satchel, £75. Designed in the style of a traditional mid-century school satchel, it features a main section which is fastened by buckles, as well as a further front pocket – the perfect size for mobile phones, small tablets or other daily essentials. With an adjustable strap, it’s never been easier to throw on a bag and go – with your camera tucked in safely to record any adventures.