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All I do when I’m stuck at home is start planning my next photography trip. So, you can imagine that I’ve been doing a lot of planning lately.
I was cleaning out my photography gear, making sure I had everything I needed, when I realized that one of my camera bags I’ve had for around a decade had a puppy-sized hole in it. My dog had chewed right through the leather.
Since I won’t be able to get very far without a camera bag, I went in search of the best leather camera bags on the market today and of course I started with Holdfast.
If you’re in the same boat as me and you need a new camera bag for your next photography trip, you should think about picking up a Holdfast Roamographer.
HOLDFAST ROAMOGRAPHER FEATURES
It is essential that my camera bag is large enough to carry all of my equipment, yet still comfortable which is why I was drawn to the Holdfast Roamographer in the first place.
It features a highly customizable interior so the camera bag can grow with my photography gear collection.
The traditional Holdfast Roamographer is built for a DSLR kit, but if you shoot with mirrorless cameras then there is a smaller version of the Holdfast Roamographer built just for you.
This camera bag features two exterior leather straps, which you can use to carry your tripod, and D-Rings on the shoulder straps just in case you need to carry a camera within shooting distance during your travels.
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Holdfast Roamographer Construction
As with all of Holdfast’s leather camera bags, the Roamographer is made from true American bison leather, sturdy rust-resistant D-rings, and has a shearling-lined shoulder strap to ensure it’s comfortable no matter how much gear it’s stuffed with.
I’m also always a fan of getting my leather camera bags from smaller manufacturers because you can tell they put the time into every detail.
For instance, each Holdfast Roamographer is a little different because the leather is never dyed or not used because of branding marks. Your camera bag will be as unique as the animal that provided it.
But, the number one reason why this is my favorite camera bag for your next photography trip is that you can carry it one of two ways to make it more comfortable for you: as a shoulder bag or attached to the Holdfast MoneyMaker camera harness.
Holdfast Roamographer Dimensions
As I mentioned, this camera bag comes in two sizes-small and regular.
The small bag measures 14.5” long, 9” tall, and 8” deep on the exterior with a removable insert that is 13” long, 7” tall, and 7” deep. This insert comes with six pockets, two dividers, and one lens chassis.
The regular bag, on the other hand, measures 18” long, 14” tall, and 10” deep, while its removable insert measures 17.5” long, 8” tall, and 8” deep. The insert on this one features eight pockets, three dividers and one lens chassis.
And, since Holdfast caught on to the fact that everybody can’t get enough of their fully-customizable dividers, you can now purchase a divider by itself to put in your well-loved camera bag.
Holdfast Roamographer Added Benefits
For anyone that’s followed my website for long, they know I’m a huge Holdfast fan and here’s the reason: every piece of Holdfast gear works seamlessly with the others.
These harnesses not only allow you to carry your Roamographer bag in total comfort, but they also give you the capability of carrying up to three cameras simultaneously!
Additionally, the hand-crafted leather construction means your investment in the Roamographer will last for years and years to come. These bags are durable as the day is long, and they’re stunningly beautiful too!
Holdfast Roamographer Price
A camera bag that is going to last you a lifetime (literally, it comes with a guarantee) isn’t cheap. But, it’s much cheaper than buying a new bag every two years.
The Holdfast Roamographer can be purchased for $725. If that isn’t exactly in your budget right now, though, Holdfast participates in Afterpay which means you can split your payment and pay $180 four times over the course of a few months.
The small Holdfast Roamographer is also a little cheaper at $600, or four payments of $150.