One year ago, I start looking for spare bags to switch with my Domke F5XB. Domke bag is really great. Thick canvas but the velco tape not in good condition.
Purpose of this replacement bag must be same as Domke. I can carry it with one camera (Fuji X-T1 + 14mm or 23mm lens). And able to added one extra lens when needed. And some other stuff like battery, memory card and my passport.
I do some online search and found ONA bags. The one that touch my eye is bowery series. Size is about the same as Domke F5BX. It look like normal bag. No one think this is camera bag. And it have leather and canvas options. But unlucky at that time I can’t found any dealer or reseller in Thailand.
Last month I found someone in Thailand sell ONA bags brand. I contact them and end up with Bowery Smoke Canvas. I love leather bag but to save weight I decided to choose canvas.
The bowery have five pocket. Two in front for mobile phone, passport, card etc. Two on each side. And one on back for iPad mini. It can carry yes, but not fully cover it. The canvas is wax ware. Feel confident when it rain.
Strap is not made from leather like leather version but quality and feeling is great. It feel light and comfort when carry.
“Designed with style and versatility in mind, the Bowery is your camera bag one minute and camera insert the next. Use the Bowery with the strap attached to carry your camera, a lens and a few small personal items. Remove the detachable strap and the Bowery functions as a protective camera insert and bag organizer inside of a larger bag. The Bowery is padded with closed cell foam, designed with top-quality water-resistant waxed canvas and detailed with full-grain leather, antique brass hardware, and a secure front closure.
Handcrafted with premium Waxwear
Removable, adjustable strap
Full-grain leather details
Secure tuck-clasp closure
Side weather flaps to protect your gear
Room for a DSLR and 1 small lens or accessory
Exterior dimensions: 10.5″L X 7″H X 4″D
Interior dimensions: 10″L x 6″H x 4″D
Weight: 1.4 pounds”