Ona Bags

The Ona Union Street Camera Bag. Sturdy, Rugged, Good Looks.

For Christmas I received a wonderful new camera bag from Ona. I had posted about this earlier, and talked about how excited I was that someone actually made a bag that didn’t look like a typical camera bag. Well, after owning the Ona Union Street Bag for 72 hours, I have just one thing to say.


This is what I am talking about. Not only does the bag look absolutely stunning in person, it is well designed, thought out, and made of superb materials. The Union Street Bag that I got is “Ranger Tan” Waxwear canvas that is rugged and weathered looking with an antique look that is stylish as all hell. The leather straps, and metal hardware are sturdy, and well made. The interior features two padded compartments. One which is large enough to hold a 15 inch laptop, or an iPad which is what I have in mine, and then a larger compartment for your camera gear. The large compartment features standard felt covered foam dividers that can be repositioned to hold your precious cameras and lenses in place and allow for easy retrieval, when needed.

This case is perfect for a day trip, vacation, or any travel that doesn’t require extensive amounts of gear.  I have my Olympus Ep1, 2 additional lenses, flash, spare battery, Pansonic Lumix, and spare batteries all tucked into the main compartment with my iPad secured right behind them. In the zip pocket on the front of the bag, I was able to get the iPhone in, extra HDSC cards, my camera connection kit, a note pad, and a couple of pens. In other words there is plenty of room for basic shooting needs. Although the gear I have loaded is smaller, the interior of this bag is spacious enough for a full-sized DSLR, lenses and attachments.

The bag is light weight and feels great on your shoulder. My only wish is that the strap was about 10 inches longer in total. When it is fully extended, it is still just a bit to short for my 6 foot 4 inch frame.

Using this bag will be the ultimate test, but for now I am really satisfied with the look and feel of it, and I think it has tons of potential. Over the next few months I’ll be using it on a daily basis, and when I have more feedback, I’ll post another review/update.

A Camera Bag That Hides Your “Tourist” Look.

When I travel, I tend to take things like a camera, iPhone, iPad etc. The problem with using a camera bag is that nothing says “Tourist” like a camera around your neck or a camera bag on your shoulder. The problem with a laptop case is that most aren’t designed to hold a camera, and most look like something you need for your 9 to 5 office gig.

Thanks to Ona Bags, you now have a choice that lets you carry more than a camera, and doesn’t say “Please come mug me, I am a tourist with a bag full of pricey camera gear”. The Union Street bag for men by Ona Bags is a hand-made canvas bag infused with wax to enhance its durability and water resistance. The bag is designed to hold all your items; in addition to the camera it holds a 15″ laptop, up to 3 lenses or small accessories and personal items. The interior is lined with protective padding and 5 customizable dividers.

I think this needs to go on my Christmas wish list. If you can’t wait for Santa, you can buy it at Ona Bags.