Since the post about my Freitag bag is still one of the most popular ones on my blog according to the amount of hits it gets, I thought I could post about my other bag too. 🙂
And here it is. It is the Freitag HAWAII FIVE-O and like all the bags from this Swiss company it is made from second hand material. Namely truck tarp, bicycle inner tubes and seat belts. One very convenient thing for me is that I can adjust the shoulder strap. With that I can vary the spot where it touches my back or if I want the bag to be higher up to get a better look onto what is inside of it I can do this very fast and conveniently (and this is great when fumbling around with lenses or changing the battery on the go).
Like my other bag I use this one as a photo bag too and I can easily carry one camera with an additional lens in this smart bag and as you can see from the picture there is even space for a second camera! Keys, handy, additional batteries and many other small things can be nicely stowed away as well. And so far I am not missing foam padding or compartments – at all. I simply put my cameras in a cloth bag (like the red one that can be seen in the picture) or I pack the lenses in a soft pouch and in they go! It can actually fit a big DSLR including tele zoom (in my case a 28-300mm) and I could even squeeze in a compact camera or a small lens. No problemo.
I own this bag for a few months now and I am very happy with it as I was looking for a smaller bag to just carry around one camera and a few accessories/lenses. Most of the time when I want to go out and take pictures I have my “main” camera in my hand anyway so a bigger bag with just one lens remaining in it was simply too much. So this small and light bag really fits this bill perfectly. Plus due to the truck tarp it can take rain with no problem at all! I couldn’t think of a better (small) photo bag.