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Category Archives: Camera Bags

Revised Camera Messenger Bags Launched

Revised Camera Messenger Bags This month we officially launch our new, revised camera messenger bags. We launched our initial range of camera messenger bags in 2016 to rave reviews. With many of the world’s leading photography websites hailing them as the finest camera messenger bags available today.  However, in true Hawkesmill style, we didn’t rest […]

Designing Stylish Camera Bags | Why Do It?

Designing stylish camera bags Why choose to design stylish camera bags?There are a lot of things to think about when designing a camera bag. For instance: the weight, how easy it is to get in and out of the bag, how waterproof it is, deciding what camera and lens combinations the bag is designed for, […]

Our Camera Bags and Straps: Field Testing in Scotland and Cumbria

Time to test the goods We recently wrote about how we developed our initial range of camera messenger bags. In that post we talked about traveling through Europe in order to put our sample bag through its paces. This would bring to light certain issues that we needed to address before production. It would also […]

Hawkesmill Leica Camera Bag

Ideal Leica camera bag When we designed our small range of camera bags we had one brand in mind, Leica. The renowned, almost cultish camera brand that has captivated photographers for more than a century and a half. Founded in Wetzlar, Germany in 1849 as “Optical Institute”, there is perhaps no other camera brand on […]

Developing our camera messenger bags

Creating our camera messenger bags The following was written to document the complete and total creation of our camera messenger bags. At Hawkesmill we try to be as transparent as possible. And this is one way that we can help not only our customers learn more about who we are and how we began, but […]

When only the best camera bag will do

We all want the best from everything we buy. But what goes into creating the world’s best? Whether it be: the world’s best camera bag, or the world’s best watch, it takes a lot of time, effort and patience. In this article we’d like to walk you through some of the steps we have taken […]

Waterproof camera bag for Summer

Let’s talk waterproof camera bags! It’s the end of May. And that means, for most places around the world, warmer weather is coming. Living in Britain, we’re used to our summers being hit and miss. April can sometimes feel like July and July can very often be as rainy as April. Having a waterproof camera bag […]