A few years ago I bought a water-proof stylish canvas bag during my trip to London, I loved it so much ended up using it every day until it finally gave up. And that bag was nowhere near the quality (or price) of luxurious camera bags Hawkesmill make. The British-brand has made a name for itself as a maker of top of the line bags – in leather and in canvas for large cameras. They have now turned their attention to the ever expanding small camera segment with the introduction of the Hawkesmill Small Camera Bag collection consisting five styles.
The new collection of bags is designed to hold smaller cameras such as mirrorless, Leica, or a DSLR and single lens versions. While the large bag has room for all the camera gear and a 15” MacBook Pro, new bags measuring 10″W x 8″H x 5″D have enough space for the camera plus a tablet device perhaps.
The beautiful bags are made from the best available materials such as Scottish Harris Tweed and triple layered waterproof canvas. Contents are held securely inside by Hawkesmill’s innovative dual D-ring closure and trigger hook system which also allows for quick access for things in the bag. When you stuff the bag with a little more than it can hold, the second D-ring acts as an overflow ring.
Hawkesmill Small Camera Bag collection comes with a removable and replaceable insert, which certainly add to its longevity. An included rear sleeve which stays against your body helps carry valuables such as passports, tickets, bus cards, cash and memory cards etc.
There is a something for everybody in this handcrafted five model collection. Four of them are in water-proof canvas: the classic all-black Bond Street; the olive Jermyn Street, sporting a traditional Harris Tweed design; the distinctive 18oz canvas Marlborough with English vegetable tanned leather and the black body with charcoal Harris Tweed flap Sloane Street. The only leather version is the Regent Street, an all-Horween Chromexcel version, known as one of the finest leathers in the world.
Hawkesmill offers a lifetime guarantee against any defects for the made in England bag. Canvas versions are priced £329 (about $414) while the leather bag carries a £469 ($590) price tag.
Source: Luxury Launches