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Small fanny pack/sling bag for M9 with attached lens?
Old 07-08-2019   #1
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Small fanny pack/sling bag for M9 with attached lens?

Anyone find a good fanny pack/hip pack/sling bag for just an M9 with attached lens?

I've got a Peak Everyday Sling, the 5L version which is wonderful but too big for just the camera.

Want something super compact but with a little structure to hold the weight of an M9 with battery and lens.

Not too many pockets, logos, or camera bag overkill.

Will be worn over shoulder.
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Old 07-08-2019   #2
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So many fannys out right now.

Most are 1L and should work perfect.

I like Topo Designs, but honestly most Fanny’s are created equal.

Patagonia has a affordable option as well as Eddie B and Rei.

Topo has the least amount of branding (a simple tag that can be removed with a seam ripper)

You could always make one... plenty of free and cheap patterns if your handy.
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Old 07-08-2019   #3
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I also like Topo bags. They have their 1L Mini Quick Pack, not sure if that meets all your criteria:
https://topodesigns.com/collections/...13417346433077

If you have and like Peak Design, maybe their Field Pouch, which is the next size down so to speak from the 5L Everyday Sling:
https://www.peakdesign.com/products/field-pouch/
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I'm a big fan of Topo Designs as well but their smaller waist/sling pack doesn't seem to have enough depth (I'm using a Leica Q). I have and use their Commuter Briefcase every day for work and love it. I've tried a variety of other waist style packs and I like the Fjallraven Ulvo and was set on that until I saw Moment's new pack. I ordered it to give it a try - should arrive Thursday.
https://www.shopmoment.com/shop/fann...g-black-canvas

The style reminds me of Artisan-n-Artist bags and the many pockets seem pretty well thought out.
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Old 07-10-2019   #6
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domke 5xa...
I considered the 5xa as well since Domke bags are so reliable. I still use my F6 from time to time but the Velcro and the lack of a supplied waist strap make the 5xa a non starter. Its more of a shoulder bag. Ive tried other belt loop bags and they are not as comfortable as a dedicated fanny/waist pack.
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Old 07-10-2019   #7
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my 2 favorite small travel camera bags are
-Domke 5xb for 1-2 small cameras and lens
-Lowepro Terraclime 100 for 1 small camera and lens

The Terraclime should fit your need, very small, light, conforms to your body and doesnt scream camera bag.
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I'm a big fan of Topo Designs as well but their smaller waist/sling pack doesn't seem to have enough depth (I'm using a Leica Q). I have and use their Commuter Briefcase every day for work and love it. I've tried a variety of other waist style packs and I like the Fjallraven Ulvo and was set on that until I saw Moment's new pack. I ordered it to give it a try - should arrive Thursday.
https://www.shopmoment.com/shop/fann...g-black-canvas

The style reminds me of Artisan-n-Artist bags and the many pockets seem pretty well thought out.
Let me know how you get along with it, I've been looking for a smaller than 5L bag myself to carry an M, a few rolls and my usual keys/phone/wallet.
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I like the look of the Moment one. I looked at it a few weeks back and then forgot about it.

Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 07-10-2019   #10
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that moment bag looks great.. something I might be interested aswell.. however I cant seem to find any pictures or videos of a camera with lens inside the bag?
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Topo Quick Pack is great! I carry 2 M-bodies with lenses attached, wrapped in the Domke wraps.



Topo Designs also made and even smaller quick pack (the mini quick pack), but I don't have personal experience with it. Seems like it would hold 1 M-camera w/lens pretty easily (but not a big DSLR)
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Old 07-10-2019   #12
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Anyone find a good fanny pack/hip pack/sling bag for just an M9 with attached lens?

I've got a Peak Everyday Sling, the 5L version which is wonderful but too big for just the camera.

Want something super compact but with a little structure to hold the weight of an M9 with battery and lens.

Not too many pockets, logos, or camera bag overkill.

Will be worn over shoulder.

This one from shootfilmco.com looks like it would fit what you're looking for:


https://shootfilmco.com/collections/...per-fanny-pack


It's showing as sold out but perhaps they'll do another run.
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OP, not sure what lens you'll have attached to your M9, but some bag measurements might be helpful. Depending on your lens, the bag depth (with some allowance for fabric flex) might be a limiting factor:
Topo Designs Mini Quick Pack - 10.5"w x 6"h x 2"d
Topo Designs Quick Pack - 13"w x 7"h x 4"d
Moment Fanny Sling - 8.25"w x 5.1"h x 3.75"d (internal dimensions)
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Old 07-10-2019   #14
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Either a 35/2 or a 28/3.5 so both pretty small lenses.

Really the Moment one looks like what i want. I'm sure the Topos would work too but don't really care for the looks of them with extra tabs and zippers etc.
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Old 07-10-2019   #15
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If you can find one, a BlackRapid SnapR 35. All the protection of a bag, all the convenience and security of a sling.
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Old 07-11-2019   #16
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Update, got the Moment pack (Amazon same day shipping).

Nice bag but it's going back. It's a good size but they stupidly have a small zippered pouch that extends above the main compartment and creates a little overhang that makes it cumbersome to take the camera in and out.

I'll keep looking. Just figured if anyone else is looking at this you might want to know.
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Old 07-11-2019   #17
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Update, got the Moment pack (Amazon same day shipping).

Nice bag but it's going back. It's a good size but they stupidly have a small zippered pouch that extends above the main compartment and creates a little overhang that makes it cumbersome to take the camera in and out.

I'll keep looking. Just figured if anyone else is looking at this you might want to know.
I removed all the 'dividers' and squish it aside when opening and removing. Working okay for me so far.
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Old 07-11-2019   #18
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Yeah I figure for $70 it should be close to perfect.

Can probably find a simpler one with some poking around an REI or similar store.

The Moment has a nice structure to it, but the Peak Design one spoiled me with how thoughtfully designed it is and how easy it is to access the camera. Wish they did a 2.5 liter Everyday Sling.
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Old 07-11-2019   #19
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A Crumpler sling/waist pack might be useful to you. I use the old Crumpler LLA waist pack for a general purpose bag, and it can carry a M9 with lens in a pinch. It's been discontinued, but Crumpler have others.


There's a new Crumpler sling bag called the Humanoid which looks pretty cool. I think it's the first time they have made a one strap sling of this design, a bit like the Patagonia Atom Sling but thicker and more padded.
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Another suggestion, the Aer Day Sling 2:
https://www.aersf.com/day-sling-2-black

4.5L, but slightly different dimensions:
Length: 12.5" (32 cm) x Width: 6" (15 cm) x Depth: 3" (7.5 cm)
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Old 07-11-2019   #21
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A fanny pack would get too heavy with an M9 and hang uncomfortably low. I recommend the Domke 5Xb in nylon. I changed the strapp on mine to a neoprene type and its super light and strong. I usually wear it cross chest, but it also works on the shoulder or on a belt.
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Returning the Moment sling as well. The materials are just not reflective of the price tag. The zippers are already snagging and do not inspire confidence.
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This one from shootfilmco.com looks like it would fit what you're looking for:


https://shootfilmco.com/collections/...per-fanny-pack


It's showing as sold out but perhaps they'll do another run.
This was my recommendation if you simply MUST have a fanny pack
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The Domke F8 is a fabulous little bag. I also have the 5X but prefer this bag for side-pockets which really work great for wallet, passport type stuff. The F8 (waterproof one) hugs the torso well, and swings into position quickly and effectively like a sling. i love this little bag!

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This is what I have been using lately. Filson small field bag with an Ape padded insert.
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Allen,

I have had the Filson Small Field Bag for over 20 years. I placed a piece of thick foam covered by an old large cotton sock in the bottom and is works nicely. My son is currently carrying the bag with a Nikon D800 and small zoom.

Filson Bags hail from Seattle and are beautifully made!

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Hi David yes I agree. They are VERY well made.
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The Domke F8 is a fabulous little bag. I also have the 5X but prefer this bag for side-pockets which really work great for wallet, passport type stuff. The F8 (waterproof one) hugs the torso well, and swings into position quickly and effectively like a sling. i love this little bag!

And if you're not a fan of pockets (like me) have a look at the Domke the F5XA.

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I go to carryology.com for my bag recommendations.
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I've used this Slow Tools bag for several years. It's about the size of the Filson but is softer and weighs about 1/4 as much. I have either a Leica M4 or a Rolleiflex in it. You could add a liner if you wanted, but i use a Domke wrap sometimes. I had a friend from Japan get it for me in Osaka.

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I go to carryology.com for my bag recommendations.
I don't frequent that site much, but great suggestion! Here's their recent "best sling" run down. The Aer Day Sling 2 that I mentioned upthread gets a nod, but lots of other sling/bags I'd never heard of as well:
https://www.carryology.com/utility/t...veryday-carry/
https://www.carryology.com/best-slin...-carry-awards/

Something to keep in mind is which side carry the bag is designed for when wearing cross-body. Like some messenger bags, some are designed for cross-body wear on the left shoulder only. Personally, I prefer wearing on the right shoulder, so I look for "ambidextrous" bag designs.
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Thanks for the additional suggestions. The Aer Day Sling 2 looks closest to what I'm looing for although the main pocket looks too thin.

Not really interested in the Domke/Filson/Army Surplus style bags.

Just ordered a simple Adidas fanny pack of approximately the right size. Wanted one big main compartment with a zipper that opens wide with no overhangs or anything to impede taking the camera in and out. Will see how that goes.
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Thanks for the additional suggestions. The Aer Day Sling 2 looks closest to what I'm looing for although the main pocket looks too thin.

Not really interested in the Domke/Filson/Army Surplus style bags.

Just ordered a simple Adidas fanny pack of approximately the right size. Wanted one big main compartment with a zipper that opens wide with no overhangs or anything to impede taking the camera in and out. Will see how that goes.
Congrats!
I just came back to the thread to recommend a nice new gasmask bag via ebay. Very discreet
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I've been doing some research and I found the Lowepro HP 120M sling. Luckily Jessops has it on sale so I've ordered it, looks perfect for an M plus it's a little padded. Going off of the dimensions it seems like the Peak Design 5L sling (which I have and am a fan of) but shallower and slimmer, plus the top opens up completely to help with getting a camera out:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ravel_bag.html
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That one looks good.

I bought and returned a plain Adidas one. I might be giving up.

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I've been doing some research and I found the Lowepro HP 120M sling. Luckily Jessops has it on sale so I've ordered it, looks perfect for an M plus it's a little padded. Going off of the dimensions it seems like the Peak Design 5L sling (which I have and am a fan of) but shallower and slimmer, plus the top opens up completely to help with getting a camera out:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ravel_bag.html
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I have the Lowepro trekker mentioned by lcpr, it’s the right size for a body and lens. I carry a Nikon S2 with 50mm in it. I loop it over a shoulder rather than as a belt bag. It's fairly well built, but I absolutely detest the clasp... it is difficult to find the thin loop to close the bag, and the clasp dangles oddy when it is not closed.
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I’m loving my fjallraven ulvo large fanny pack. Extremely comfortable on the waist or across the shoulder. It looks odd in photos but works really well.
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Highly recommend the Peak Design Everyday Sling (5L).

Perfect for my Nikon SP 2005, and you can configure it to securely store an extra lens if needed.


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