Our family purchased a Nikon D3100 DSLR camera last year and we couldn’t be happier with our purchase. However, after buying the camera, extra lenses and memory card, the last thing we wanted to invest in was a huge, expensive camera bag (I almost wrote diaper bag! That’s kind of how big they are.).
So since we weren’t ready to decide on a camera bag or ready to make that investment, we dusted off an old camera bag we owned, a super ugly one, and there she lived…the camera I mean. The problem, I never wanted to use it. For one, I usually only carry the camera and not the extra lens. Second, it’s so bulky. With three kids, all the supplies we need for them, plus my purse, there’s no way I want to commit to carrying that camera bag as well. (Plus, did I mention it’s ugly? Yeah.)
Fast forward about a year later. I see a tweet about Camera Coats and, woah! My mind was blown. I had never heard of them and wouldn’t have thought to look for them because I had no idea that such a thing existed for cameras.
My take on the Camera Coat
A Camera Coat for your DSLR instead of a DSLR camera bag allows you to ditch the bulk and still conveniently and safely carry your camera.
In April I traveled from Florida to Virginia and used my Camera Coat to protect my camera while on the plan and when I temporarily needed to stash it inside my carry on luggage. It was awesome because there would have been no room for the whole camera bag inside there.
Your Camera Coat will also protect your DSLR camera from bumps and scratches whiles you wear it over your shoulder or around your neck. It will also keep you from losing lens caps, which I do often.
I have also used my Camera Cost at the beach. It allowed for quick, easy access while still protecting my camera from the salt air, sand and water dripping from my soaking wet kids. In this case it’s important NOT to bring the whole camera bag and risk getting salt and sand on everything, including extra lenses you aren’t even using.
About Camera Coats
Camera Coats come in all sorts of stylish prints, colors and materials and even feature matching camera straps. Some Camera Coats are even water and weatherproof, perfect for baseball games, theme parks, camping, hiking and other activities where you’re unsure of whether you’ll get wet or stuck in the rain.
I really can’t say enough good things. Yes, this is a sponsored post and I did receive a Camera Coat to review but I really do love the product and wish I could tell all DSLR camera owners how they can forgo the crazy expensive and bulky camera bags and get a Camera Coat instead.
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