We have been sold out of several of our bags for some time now. The reasons are twofold: 1. We have had supply issues on a few of our fittings. 2. Because we’ve been faced with delays that are out of our control, we decided to make a few minor changes to our bags. If you’ve followed us for any length of time, you know that our sampling process is very slow and methodical. We’re almost there. And you should start to see our bags slowly being re-stocked soon. Thanks for the patience!
It’s not a cheap bag by any stretch of the imagination but I have to say, having used it for several months, I can see this bag lasting me forever. It’s a really beautifully crafted piece of, I suppose, luxury craftmanship but that really does stand out. – Kevin Mullins (Fujifilm ambassador)
St. James’s Street Camera Bag
• Size – 14.5” x 9.4” x 5” (37cm x 24cm x 12.7cm)
• Weight – 3.5lbs (1.6kg)
• Main body Colour – chocolate brown.
• Main body material– triple layer waterproof canvas. Made in Scotland.
• Flap material – full grain bubble, veg tanned leather.
• Fittings – Nickel. Custom, branded feet and trigger hooks.
• Veg tanned leather straps and trim.
• Pockets – 2 expandable front pockets, 1 large rear pocket with flap to keep water off of zip.
• 2 large internal dividers, 2 small lens dividers, 1 laptop divider.
• Removable insert – padded, can fit Kindle, iPad mini. Can be removed so bag can be used as a weekend bag, personal carry-on bag, etc. Bottom feet are removable and can be replaced when worn.
• What can the bag fit? Kindle, or iPad Mini, one pro-DSLR body with 24-70mm f2.8 lens attached, or mirrorless camera with lens attached, 2 prime lenses stacked and various accessories in front and rear pockets.
• Bag is waterproof and dust proof.
• Warranty – Lifetime against defects.
In short, this bag is stunning. If James Bond was heading off to Skyfall for a weekend, this is what he’d pack his Leica sniper camera and exploding lenses into. – ShotKit
About the St. James’s Street camera bag
St. James’s Street in London is home to some of England’s most established and longstanding brands. This is where Winston Churchill first bought his cigars. JJ Fox still has the original records, showing what and when he ordered them. Lock and Co. has been the hatter of choice to royalty for generations.
We designed this bag to pay homage to the great British field bag. In use since at least 1880, the quintessential English field bag has been relatively unchanged for over 130 years. We use triple layered waterproof canvas, paired with rich, chocolate bubble leather. Everything is kept nice and secure with heavy duty clog balls and thick leather straps. We designed the St. James’s Street bag to hold everything you may require, whether shooting briefly for pleasure, or a week on assignment. It is big enough to carry what you need, and small enough to still be discreet.
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Hunter W (verified owner) –
In a word, this camera bag is PERFECTION! I have owned a number of camera bags in my life, the usual names, Billingham, ONA, Tenba, ThinkTank, etc. and I can honestly say that this is the finest of them all. This bag oozes quality. It really has to be seen and felt to appreciate it. Looking at photos of this versus a Billingham doesn’t really work as you can’t feel the weight of the canvas compared to the Billingham. You can’t smell the rich leather in comparison to the thin cheap leather ONA uses.
I have not been paid or offered anything for this testimonial. I simply adore the bag and want others to understand what this is and what this is not. This is not a cheap, lightweight, do anything camera bag. You wouldn’t use this bag for a 16 hour hike up a mountain in the rain. Likewise, you wouldn’t leave it in your car for days and weeks, rolling around in the trunk. No, this is a bag you appreciate. You understand all that went into it. You use it, and use it well, but you do not abuse it like a synthetic bag from the makers above.
The St James Street bag is perhaps the perfect size. Not too big, not too small. I have had it over my shoulder for 8 hours of street shooting and been very happy. I take it to work, take it on flights, etc. It isn’t just a camera bag, it’s a regular bag too. And can be used for many things. Making it a much better investment than any of the bags I’ve listed above.
Very happy with the product guys. If you ever need me to give a testimonial anywhere else, or you want me to tell others of my experience let me know. Happy to help!! Best, H.
Regina Huntingdon (verified owner) –
I searched long and hard for a camera bag that could replace my current one. When you get used to something it doesnt seem like anything could be as good, or better. But this hawkesmill definitely is! It is like a gucci mixed with a billingham. It is such a joy to use and looks absolutely mint!
Dr. Tom Moore –
The Highest quality camera bags on the planet ! I have owned the best.
Zachary Branigan (verified owner) –
I believe in owning fewer, better things, and having them for a very long time. I was searching a few years ago for the camera bag that would end my search. This is that bag. It is stylish, practical, weatherproof, and virtually indestructible. I have had dozens of photography bags over the years and this one is essentially as close to perfect as one can get. It isn’t too big or complicated. The layout is genius and clearly well-sorted. I can’t recommend Hawkesmill enough.
Hawkesmill England –
Amazing! Thank you for the great review! 🙏 Hope you get many more years out of it!