“ Crumpler Pretty Boy L - Shoulder bag for camera and lenses - Ripstop, ChickenTex - beige, black olive „
Recently I purchased my first super zoom digital compact (ish) camera. Basically it's almost the same size of an slr. But as its not compact nor an slr cases to fit it are a bit hit and miss. It's a Panasonic FZ28 in case you need to know sizes of it. So as I already own a few crumpler products I decided to check out there camera bag ranges. These pretty boy bags were the biggest of this style, compared to that of there pretty boy maxi and mini. I checked the measurements of the bag and camera and everything was looking as though it would be a perfect fit. If buying these on the internet you will see prices of around £32.95, which is very steep but I got mine for £20 off ebay. There are other places selling them cheaper too.
The clever stuff with this bag is that it is made out of 1000d chicken tex supreme and has ripstop waterproof lining. A serious bag ready to look after your camera.
So I order the bag in green and it arrived very quickly.
A tore off the crumpler bag, which had its logo all over it.
Then got the bag out to have a look at.
So first off you realise how small the bag is, which is a good thing. Who wants to be lugging around a hefty bag with your camera in it?
The shoulder strap that came with the bag is adequate enough to fit the tallest person down to the shortest, that's a good start.
From here the flap is secured using a plastic clip and uses Velcro as another safeguard. Once open there are smaller flaps of material which fold inwards as you shut the flap, I presume these aid in keeping water out. The inside of mine is a grey colour and makes it easy to see inside the bag. There is also a pocket on the front of the bag which has a small netted pocket for carrying memory cards.
So in this pocket I put all of my cables and leads for the camera, so the charger cable, audio video leads, usb and plug. So the pocket is of great size.
On the inside I can fit the camera, and the battery charger. So that has plenty of room too. However they don't move around when in there, so it's not too loose.
So conclusion of this wonderful shoulder camera bag is that it does its job superbly. I am glad I spent £20 on it, due to how versatile it is as well as being very light, easy to use and waterproof.
I would recommend this bag to anyone wanting something to put there camera in, especially if you own a larger camera
The Pretty Boy Maxi is exactly the same as The Pretty Boy Mini except it's way bigger, has internal dividers and looks totally different.