Sloane Street Camera Bag
• Size – 15.7” x 11” x 5” (40cm x 28cm x 12.7cm)
• Weight – 5lbs (2.2kg)
• Main body Colour – black.
• Main body material– triple layer waterproof canvas. Made in Scotland.
• Flap material – triple layer waterproof canvas with an outer layer of Harris Tweed. Made in Scotland.
• Fittings – Nickel. Custom, branded feet and trigger hooks.
• Italian leather straps and trim.
• Pockets – 2 large, expandable front pockets, 1 large rear pocket with flap to keep water off of zip.
• 3 large internal dividers, 2 small lens dividers, 1 laptop divider.
• Backpack convertible. When the shoulder strap is looped through the d-rings on the rear of the bag, the bag can be used as a backpack. Ensuring comfortable, hands-free use, all day long.
• Removable insert – padded, can fit 15” MacBook. Can be removed so bag can be used as a weekend bag, carry-on bag, etc. Bottom feet are removable and can be replaced when worn.
• Handle is securely riveted to metal bar, running through top of flap. Rivets are used at every stress point, including: front straps, shoulder strap and handle.
• What can the bag fit? 15″ MacBook Pro, one pro-DSLR body with lens attached, one 70-200 f2.8 lens, flash unit (or two prime lenses stacked with divider) and various accessories in front and rear pockets.
• Bag is waterproof and dust proof.
• Warranty – Lifetime against defects.
About the Sloane Street camera messenger bag
The Sloane Street camera bag was the first design we created. We wanted to craft a bag that was minimalistic, but striking at the same time. A classic camera bag that would never go out of style. But instead one that blends in well with whatever the user is wearing. As soon as we put the charcoal tweed up against the black canvas we knew we had a winner. The Sloane Street is our best selling bag for a reason.
We use the finest triple-layered waterproof canvas, paired with Italian bubble leather to create a camera bag that is as durable as it is beautiful.
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This Sloane Street Messenger Photo Bag is by far the absolute best bag I have ever used or even seen. Each piece and part of the bag shows remarkable craftsmanship. I could go on and on about each component part, but it is all summed up pretty well above in the description. Suffice it to say, this bag is a keeper. If you have ever wanted to pamper your gear…here you go!
Jeff Michael –
By far my favorite camera bag to date. The build is sturdy and refined. The pockets are well-sized and very easily accessible. I shoot 40+ weddings per year and I’ve had the pleasure of using this bag for an entire season now. It still looks new and acts new, no signs of wear and tear whatsoever. Incidentally, I also regularly receive compliments from guests and fellow photographers alike.
I look forward to many years of rugged use (I USE my gear and I push it to its limits), and I plan to purchase other bags from Hawkesmill of varying sizes to accommodate all of my various travel and shooting needs. Well done to a marvelous company with true quality values.
Lou Santiago –
I was lucky enough to get one of their first bags and I love it as much now as I did when I got it. Loving all things made in England this bag has become one of my favorite things. It’s so well made and looks so good. Far better than any other camera bag I’ve used.
I use it as my daily work bag as well as a camera bag. I’m a realtor and the amount of clients that have mentioned it is incredible. It’s a real stunner. As a camera bag it fits all my equipment perfectly and does the job. Not too big, not too small. I like the deep pockets that don’t bulge out. All in all, a great product.
Gary Dobson –
Years ago, when I began to be interested in purchasing photography equipment, I didn’t bother thinking much about a suitable bag. After all, the camera, lenses, filters, and other related items were of paramount importance, and the bag was pretty far down my list. It was just something that I would buy after the vast majority of my photography budget funds had been gobbled up. Eventually, I settled on a bag that was nondescript. It barely satisfied my requirements and that was all it had to do. What I most recall about it was that it was heavy, very heavy, and no one complimented me on it.
Since that time, I have purchased quite a few bags in my search for the best product for my needs, which, of course, have changed over the years. Research on the Internet tells me that I am but one of hordes of photography enthusiasts who purchase lots of bags. Until a short time ago, my wife, who is not interested in the hobby (neither photography or the purchasing of camera bags), had also never complimented me on my choices. So, her reaction to any bag that I might buy in the future was known in advance.
About two months ago, after frequently patting myself on the back for having purchased a Hawkesmill Borough leather strap, I could no longer stop thinking about the advertisements and reviews for the company’s camera bags. My current product was at its nadir, and my great desire to purchase a bag, specifically the Sloane Street bag, was at its pinnacle. Oh, I had looked at many other bags nestled in many stores, but none boasted the image of excellence that the Sloan Street bag (and Hawkesmill’s other bags) appeared to exude so well. I ordered the product.
I am looking at it right now. (Actually, I had to turn away from the screen to do that.) Its hardware is shining as it catches the light in the room, the tweed is class personified, and the canvas is so strong and luxurious. The handle, turn lock, and holding straps are worthy of a standalone review. The interior of the bag is beautifully thought out and, yes, thoroughly utilitarian, complete with the insert and other accompaniments. I say “utilitarian,” but the term must be immediately followed by the word “stylish”. I love everything about this bag (which seems like too common a word for it). It is a work of art produced by some extremely intelligent and intuitive artisans who obviously celebrate the critical importance of the customer’s needs.
Unless my copy of Hawkesmill’s Sloane Street bag, which I also use as a briefcase, is forcefully taken away from me someday, I am done buying camera bags. After all, why would I bother purchasing a pretender to the throne? That would be a ludicrous thing to do especially when I receive so many compliments, the first of which came from my wife, about this exquisite product.
Stuart (verified owner) –
Easily the finest camera bag out there. Before buying I read all the reviews. I spoke to a couple of friends that had one, or had used one and finally pulled the trigger.
I’ll list the things I like the most:
1. The bag is stunning to look at! I get compliments all the time!
2. It is large. It easily fits all by equipment for any shoot. I love that is holds my 70-200 f2.8. Very few messenger bags do that.
3. The rear sleeve is great and I use it more than I thought I would.
4. I use it as a backpack constantly. And when doing so it allows me to walk for hours before feeling even remotely weary.
5. It is dead easy to get into out and out of. I thought the leather straps and buckles would be cumbersome. They aren’t! It’s just as easy as Billingham, or Ona. And more secure!
6. I love all the details that most camera bag companies don’t think of, like the embossed feet, the trigger hooks with the H for Hawkesmill, etc. It is pure class!
7. Easily holds my late 2015 MacBook Pro 15″.
Great bag. Pricey, but well worth it as it’s an investment.
Richard Benton –
I visited London last summer and while I was there I went into the most wonderful camera shop I think I have ever been into. It was called Grays. It was while browsing their used Nikon equipment I noticed these bags and their camera straps. I already had a camera strap, but I was intrigued by this bag that didn’t look at all like a camera bag. Instead, it looked like a bag you’d find in a high end fashion store just up the street from Grays.
Anyway to make a long story short. I took a chance and paid the, not small amount of money for this bag. After 7 months of use I am still delighted with it. It is the classiest and most well made thing I own. Congratulations team on your excellent work. Keep it up!