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Camera bags are sorely underrated as essential gear for pros.
I know that all pros have camera bags, but having the right camera bag is what's important.
For me, the right camera bag is something that holds a ton of gear, has plenty of features, is comfortable to carry, and durable as well.
I'd also throw in there that how the bag looks is important, too.
And when all those factors are considered together, there's one bag that stands out: the Holdfast Roamographer.
Best Camera Bag for Pros: Holdfast Roamographer
I've had a Roamographer bag for a few years now, and I can say unequivocally that it is one of the best bags I've ever owned.
From an aesthetic standpoint, nothing beats the Great American Bison Leather exterior. It simply looks like a million bucks.
This is a bag that looks right at home at high-end corporate events and inside wedding venues in which black ties are the norm.
The stitching on this bag is impeccable, as are the leather straps. The metal buckles have a vintage feel, but there's nothing vintage about their performance - the metals won't rust or wear and will continue to work as they should for the life of the bag.
But don't be fooled that the leather exterior is just for looks...
Instead, the hand-crafted leather is beautifully resistant to water, meaning that the gear you have inside will be safe and sound, even if you get caught in a rain shower.
In other words, this is more than just a vessel for your camera gear. It's a jaw-droppingly beautiful (and functional!) bag that enhances your look and turns heads.
That functionality is due in part to the abundance of cubbies for your gear. The bag has two large exterior pockets and two more interior pockets to keep your stuff safe and sound. And that's to say nothing of the vast interior space for your gear...
What About the Interior Space?
The small version of the bag has just the right amount of room for a mirrorless or rangefinder kit while the regular version is ideally suited for a DSLR kit.
Either way, the bag comes with a padded insert that not only cradles your gear and protects it from damage, but also helps you keep your gear tidy and organized.
The bright red material also makes it easy to see where things are, so there's no awkwardly fumbling around trying to dig out your lens when time is of the essence.
The insert has four pockets that are ideal for small items - memory cards, spare batteries, or your phone - as well as an interior document sleeve, a padded iPad pocket, and two removable dividers. There's also a removable dual lens sleeve.
The entire insert can be removed from the bag as well, that way you can use the bag as an overnight or weekend bag when you aren't working. What's not to like about that?
Top Camera Bags: The Roamographer is Supremely Functional
As noted earlier, this bag has a red interior to help in finding your gear, as well as loads of pockets and cubbies to keep your gear organized.
But the functionality of this thing doesn't end there...
For starters, the shearling-lined shoulder strap has an attachment for a small camera, that way you can grab quick photos without even having to open the bag.
What's more, the large leather carrier straps are ideal for lashing a tripod to the bag, that way you can work hands-free.
But the best functionality feature of this bag is the fact that it can be carried with Holdfast's MoneyMaker dual-strap system.
That means that you can carry your bag with ease on the back of the MoneyMaker as shown above, while also having up to three cameras at your fingertips on the front of the MoneyMaker.
It's a perfect setup for wedding photographers, portrait photographers, and sports photographers who need to have quick access to gear to get rapid shots.
There's just not a more functional bag/strap setup that I know of!
If you're a professional and you need a new camera bag, give the Holdfast MoneyMaker a good, long look. As I said before, I've had this bag for a few years now, and it is hands-down one of the best I've ever owned. I've tried a ton of bags over the years, so that's very high praise!