Camera Bag. Lessons Learned

Ok, so I finished assembling my first attempt at a camera bag. It came out kinda close to what I had intended, but there are many things to fix. The main thing is that I need more foam in the sides for the bag to hold shape. It’s pretty flimsy. It’s probably a combination of the fabric I used and not enough foam. I guess I really can’t have too much foam for a camera right?

I learned a trick in assembling the bottom. Thanks Scott. I need to adjust the measurements for the top flap, possibly even get rid of it. However aesthetically, once the measurements are fixed, I think it will look good. Also, it’s an extra piece of insurance in keeping the camera from popping out of the bag.

On the next one I’m going to add a microfiber interior that will allow me to attach a padded divider. I think that will help to give it some more shape, as well as keep the camera nice and snug in there.

Thanks for following along and apologies for the crappy iPhone pics. I was just taking them as I went along. Now quit reading this and go make something with your hands!







  • thats pretty nice. i’ve been using a mountain feedbag – but would love something with a flap over the top.

    is that designed to work on left / right side of the stem? or does it fit between aerobars?

    • Area45

      Hi Mike,

      Yes, I’ve been using a feedbag for a long time as well. My goal though is something a little larger for my bigger camera, and a more water resistant cover, hence the flap. This one ended up being more feedbag and less square than I had intended. I need to look at how I assembled it to correct that. Basically I have a square lid with a round body. I need to work on that part.

      Yes, my goal is something that would work on either side of the stem AND be able to convert to a bag off the bike. It would probably fit between Aerobars, but I haven’t tried that.

  • Nice Job Errin. I hate carrying my camera on my back, and have been modifying old Mountainsmith Fanny packs to try and do the job. You are onto something here, well done!