Most of us have a camera bag or even several bags that we use depending on the shoot we’ve got to pack for. But it’s not every day a brand makes a bag that makes you think differently about your day out shooting.
Moment has released two models of their sling bags, a 10 L sling bag, and one 6 L bag.
Why Is This Different Than a Regular Sling?
It’s designed for camera gear, which means the actual sling that goes around your body will not bend the bag, so your gear stays protected and unbent.
We usually have black or gray interior paneling and lining in our bags; it's almost like a tradition. They made theirs orange. Why? It’s about the contrast. It makes your cables and smaller items more visible at the bottom of the bag.
The bags are made from recyclable materials, and it not only feels good wearing it physically, but it also gives some clarity of mind knowing you are using a future up-cyclable piece of gear while adding value to your community and market doing what you love.
It’s in the Details
It’s got magnetic clasps. It feels so good when they stick, and you can rest assured they’ll remain fastened. It’s quality engineering used well. The bag also passes the "stand-up-by-itself" test and swings around smoothly so you can get to the item you need out quickly.
Both of the bags can also carry a 11-inch iPad, so it’s great for the modern photographer going out shooting for the day. It’s got two straps at the bottom so you can carry a tripod too, which can also go around my bike’s back panel, which makes going around the city a pleasure. And there is a strap to secure the bag even more around your body, and it can be swapped around if you're left-handed and sling it around the other way.
What I Liked
It’s small, light, and easy to pick up and get on your back. Searching for something inside is easy too, and it’s incredible that almost no other bag maker has thought about using contrast to make things more visible. It’s something photographers and videomakers think about every time they shoot.
I think a $100 for a 6 L bag and $149.99 for a 10 L bag is very reasonable, and it’s something I would consider when I’m in the market for a bag next time.
What I Didn’t Like
Although I don’t always do it, I like carrying my laptop with me in my bag. This bag is not designed for that. I do always have my iPad with me now, so it’s really not needed, and perhaps it’s just my ability to accept change that needs some work and not the sling that needs change.
I think Moment will make more bags in the future. And I am excited to see what they’ll bring to the photography community. I think the direction they’re going in, where there is a good balance between price and quality, is an exciting one, and that too makes me want to wear the bag with pride.