I’ve prepared another camera bag review and this time its CapDase mKeeper 320A shoulder bag. This is a classic shoulder bag made specifically for photographers. It has one main compartment with removable internal dividers, extra pockets for small thighs like filters, memory cards or chargers and a rain cover. It is available in grey color and has an average retail value of $55. This camera bag is also made in three sizes; I reviewed the largest one this time.
CAPDASE 320A CAMERA BAG DESCRIPTION
Main camera compartment has internal dimensions of approximately 13 x 6 x 8 inches (32 x 16 x 20 cm) according to my measurements. There are five dividers which can be rearranged or completely removed. The center compartment has a a ‘U’ shaped divider for lens support. Capdase 320A is big enough to fit almost all of the most popular camera bodies and lenses. Big DSLR models like Canon 5D or Nikon D800 with battery grip attached will fit comfortably inside this bag. The same goes for most lenses including big 70-200mm F/2.8 zooms from Canon and Nikon.
Main compartment is closed using zippers but has an extra cover with Velcro attachments; this is my favorite type of design since it doubles the security. There are two mesh pockets with zipper on the inside of the upper part of the bag; perfect for filters, memory cards or similar small items (image below).
Outside pocket can accept bulkier items like memory card readers, spare batteries or chargers.
There is a rain cover tucked away at the back of the bag. It covers most of the bag and protects your valuable gear in case of rain but sadly cannot be completely removed and washed. Still, it adds a lot to the value of the bag; you will learn to value details like this once you get caught in the rain and nowhere to hide.
I’m happy to report build quality is up to my expectations. Materials used seem to be durable and all of the zippers work as they should (no problems when opening and closing them).
Visual appearance is unobtrusive so it doesn’t signal to potential thieves you carry expensive camera gear with you. This is the main reason I will never buy any Canon or Nikon branded bags but will always opt for third party manufacturers.
You can carry the bag by a small hand strap or removable shoulder strap with adjustable length and padded shoulder support. Shoulder strap it attached to the bag with metal quick-release clamps that appear to have quality build.
Capdase mKeeper 320A semms to tick all the right boxes for a large(ish) shoulder camra bag. Buld quality is excellent and it has enough space for a gripped DSLR system with 4-5 lenses. Rain cover is another big plus in my eyes since it can protect the bag and all its content in case of unexpected rain.
If you think CapDase 320A is too big for your needs, there are two smaller models: the 270A can fit a camera with 2-3 lenses and smallest 180A is made for a DSLR with a single lens. All of them share the design, features and a built in rain cover.
CAPDASE 320A PRO
- A lot of internal space even for large DSLR and lenses
- Excellent build quality
- Removable and reconfigurable dividers
- Rain cover included
CAPDASE 320A CONS