The Perfect Camera Bag for Travel

by Penny Sadler /
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Nov 28, 2012 / 0 comments

I first saw the Shootsac camera bag at a wedding. A photographer was wearing her Shootsac cross body style. I had no idea it was a camera bag - just thought it looked cool. She gave me a quick show and tell, and I was sold. Had to have one.





My new Shootsac arrived about one month ago, and has become my favorite camera bag. I love street shooting and travel photography, and it’s really important for me to be able to move around quickly and easily. The Shootsac is just perfect for my needs.  I can put my extra lenses in the expandable pockets, and extra batteries, memory cards, and personal stuff in the snap pockets as recommended. 





The bag itself is lightweight (only 7 oz.) and has an extra wide, padded shoulder strap. I usually carry a 70 - 200 mm f 2.8 lens and it’s a bit bulky and heavy. I think the wide shoulder strap, the expandable pockets, and neoprene fabric help to distribute the weight of the lens.





I’ve also carried the Shootsac to dressy events. The cover flap is changeable and there are lots of different colors and styles to choose from. In its’ original form, with the standard black cover, it looks like a messenger bag. So you can be incognito, if you like. I like the idea of having different covers to suit the mood or event, though.


For comfort, style, convenience, function - all those things and more, I love my Shootsac.



Penny Sadler is the Style/Travel Editor for Wandering Educators. For more information on traveling in style, please see and




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Note: Penny received a review copy of the Shootsac from the manufacturer - thanks!