I just purchased my first proper camera bag – the XL Courser from Rigu – and thought I’d share what’s packed inside. I probably don’t carry around the traditional photog gear, but I’m sure a lot of ‘mommy bloggers’ out there can relate. I’ve been looking at bags for about 6 months and have gone back and forth on what I wanted. I still reserve the right to want a smaller bag (I was so close to getting this super cute, discrete artificial leather satchel) What I really needed was something that I could also fit baby gear in. While I’d like to have a cute little bag for running around town, the truth is I always have my incontinent entourage in tow and need nappies, wipes, snacks and the lot. This bag can be shared between Chris and I, but it’s not too masculine. It’s actually really similar to my favourite bag from college.
The bag is bigger and smaller than I thought it would be (if that makes sense). It is quite compact and light (no bigger than your average nappy bag or school satchel) Yet it holds so much. Along with the really well padded, five panel interior, there are two large side pockets (more than enough room for an iPhone or wallet), a large front pocket and a zippered internal pocket. There’s also room to slide things like magazines or colouring books in between the padded insert and bag.
On our day out to the GP and park I was able to take my camera with lens attached (and room to spare for a larger lens), nappies, wipes, changing mat, nappy bags, sunglasses, pens, Flip camera, wallet, snacks, water bottle, books, colouring books, crayons, tissues, diary and iphone. It was great having the camera with me in the park with the confidence that it wasn’t getting tossed around the bag.
Definitely check out Rigu. It’s UK based, so unlike many other camera bags from the US, the shipping is very cheap. Andy, the man behind the machine, is very attentive and offers fantastic, personalised customer service.