scaramanga flight bag for camera kit

I heard about a gorgeous bag company recently, the fact that they are called Scaramanga nearly sold me on it alone, if I’m honest. When I checked out their website I was delighted to see that they leather bags are gorgeous.

Now, I’m not really a bag person, and this is a problem. Because I don’t really love bags, I avoid committing to buying them and so when I do I invariably make the wrong choice and I do want to fall in love with the bag I buy.

scaramanga flight bag for camera kit

However, I do like a good satchel, and I do love distressed / old / worn in things, but I have never taken the plunge and bought one.

I would have easily passed up the chance of a Scaramanga bag if I hadn’t get a tip from some photographer friends that they make great kit bags. Since upgrading my camera, I realised I really need something to keep it safe for going out and about, but I don’t want something that screams camera, or looks a bit naff, and the camera bags I have seen tend to. I checked Scaramanga out for a couple of months, no snap decisions here, and decided to ask Gary to get me one for my birthday.

I decided on the Flight Bag 2Β and found a padded camera pouch by Koolertron which will protect the camera and an extra lens too. This is also the Flight Bag 1 which is a ‘portrait’ version of this bag with exactly the same dimensions, but felt it might be hard to reach into for grabbing a camera.

scaramanga flight bag for camera kit

I love the distressed finish of this particular bag – it will never wear out, only wear in – and that suits my style, perfectly.

scaramanga flight bag for camera kit

It is a size up from the size I would have ideally chosen, but I soon realised that I wouldn’t be able to get everything into the smaller one – and I would have descended into ‘bought the wrong bag’ hell all over again. Having bought the larger one, it is perfect, and alternatively I can use it as an overnight bag, too.

I have to report that we had our first outing today, and everything fitted in, with room for purse, phone etc, and the camera was accessible and safe, too. I’m sold!

Rachel x

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...

2 Comments

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    Emma Davenport

    23rd May 2014

    Love this bag and thank for the Koolertron tip!

    • Reply

      Rachel Lucie Johns

      23rd May 2014

      Thanks! Let me know how you get on :)

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