The MegaGear Torres Mini Leather Camera Messenger bag, which is in this case made out of mink leather, is one of the highest quality leather camera bags out on the market at this time. This compact messenger bag is able to fit a camera body and a lens within its durable, rigid, and padded main compartment.
Photographers who choose a camera bag by MegaGear will see that the leather constructed to create the exterior to the bag is of extremely high-quality. The unique crossbody style of this camera messenger bag, along with its elegant outer exterior, is a recipe for consistent compliments by friends, family, and even the occasional random passerby.
The MegaGear Torres Mini Leather Camera Messenger Bag is created from genuine mink leather and an Italian design. This lightweight travel bag created by MegaGear comes with a removable 53.1-inch crossbody strap. All portions and pieces to the leather exterior to the mini messenger bag, such as the crossbody strap, are examples of exquisite leather craftsmanship.
The main pouch to this crossbody camera bag is secured via a leather buckle strap. There are no additional pockets, pouches, or mesh side pockets on this mini messenger camera bag; however, the mini camera bag does have rigid side pockets and a rigid front pocket. These pockets allow for additional accessories like filters, notebooks, cards, and even small electronic devices.
It is warned though that these exterior side pockets may not be the best location for valuable electronics and important documents as there are no metallic button clasps, zippers, or buckles to secure the pocket closed.
The total size of the MegaGear Torres Mini Leather Camera Messenger Bag is 8.5 x 7.5 x 4 inches. It is almost unnoticeable when worn, even after photography gear is added, due to the fact that the total weight of the mini camera bag is only 1.18lbs. This would be the ideal mini camera messenger bag for a photographer who wants to travel lightweight with one main camera body and a maximum of two lenses.
The MegaGear Torres Mini Leather Camera Messenger Bag in Use
The adjustable crossbody carry style to this mini camera messenger bag provides for a carefree stride without any burdensome load on the back or hips. If the crossbody strap isn’t needed, the strap on the mini camera bag can simply be removed and the bag can be carried by hand or within a larger bag.
A large carrying capacity is not found with this mini messenger camera bag. As it states “mini” in the name, this mini messenger bag is for a tight, barebones photoshoot or personal photography hobby adventure. More than two lenses will not fit inside this mini bag and only one camera body will fit inside the main compartment.
Side pockets and a front pocket provide for additional accessories, but there is no way to secure these exterior pockets. It would be risky to trust an open pocket to an expensive electronic device or a necessary document. However, these outer pockets may a good alternative to pants pockets with a smartphone when listening to music for headphones.
The interior compartment of this bag consists of high-quality material and design. An advanced shockproof lining inside the main compartment provides increased protection against bumps or accidental drops. The shockproof liner is also a removable insert that allows for inner compartment expansion upon removal.
Overall, the MegaGear Torres Mini Leather Camera Messenger Bag in use is hardly noticeable. It’s compact and lightweight design at only 1.18lbs means that its hardly going to weigh down in even prolonged use situations. The absence of further storage space in the main compartment prevents any issue in a heavy load of lenses and camera bodies that could weigh a wearer down.
There is no need to worry about air circulation with this mini camera messenger bag. The skinny, leather crossbody strap for the bag is too narrow to block circulation or build up a serious amount of moisture.
\Other bags with circulation technology within it to make the bag breathable are much bigger and cover more surface area, which would deem the addition of breathable materials in the straps and rear panels a necessary or desired feature.
How Does It Compare to Competitors?
The primary catch that the MegaGear Torres Mini Leather Camera Messenger Bag uses to draw people in is its extremely high-quality leather exterior. It is not easy to find such a quality leather exterior at the price of the MegaGear Torres Mini Leather Camera Messenger Bag. But, how does it compare to a similarly priced competitor, the Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag, that is made out of a synthetic canvas?
There are only a few minor differences between both bags after the material differences. After separating the differences in materials used to construct both bags, both bags have a back-and-forth when it comes to additional pockets that one has and the other doesn’t.
The Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag has a laptop slot that supports a maximum laptop size of 13″ and a unique tripod holder that rests horizontally across the bag. MegaGear’s mini camera bag doesn’t have a laptop pouch or a built-in way to carry a tripod.
However, the MegaGear Torres Mini Leather Camera Messenger Bag fires back at the Peak Design Everyday Messenger bag with two side pockets on each side and a larger pocket located in the front.
Another shortcoming that the MegaGear’s Torres Mini Leather Camera Messenger Bag has when compared to the Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag is the absence of a carrying handle on top. But, that’s not the match point for the Peak Design bag.
The MegaGear has a fully removable shockproof inner compartment, while the competitor bag only has two compartments that can fold into the bag. The MegaGear bag would provide for much more space and ease of use without the need to fold dividers and keep them out of the way when inserting and removing larger objects into the main compartment.
|MegaGear Torres Mini Leather Camera Messenger Bag||Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag|
|Dimensions||8.5 x 7.5 x 4 inches||4.7 x 15 x 10.6 inches|
|Material||Genuine mink leather||Synthetic waxed canvas|
In conclusion, the MegaGear’s Torres Mini Leather Camera Messenger Bag is the recommended choice for leather camera bags. It simply just can’t be beaten due to its weight of a mere 1.18lbs, removable and shockproof interior dividers, and exquisite leather exterior.
Photographers who are professionals or amateurs will find themselves in love with this mini messenger camera bag. It’s lightweight, tough, and boasts an absolutely beautiful exterior of genuine Italian mink leather.