In about a month, I’ll be traveling down South for a 4 day, 3 night vacation (well-deserved at that!). I’m sure it’ll be a fun-filled trip since we’ll get to see almost everything Bohol is known for. Of course, I’ll be bringing along my DSLR and digital cameras to capture the gorgeous sceneries around me. My only dilemma is how to bring them with me without running the risk of getting them wet or handling them improperly. Thankfully, there’s a bag that’s just perfect for my needs – Crumpler Pleasure Dome (M) camera bag.
The name suits what this bag provides its owner – pleasure. It’s medium-sized and very compact that my first impression was I don’t think it’ll fit my camera comfortably. Surprisingly, my DSLR was almost literally hugged by this bag. If it can talk, it’ll probably sigh with relief that, finally, it is housed in a bag it very well deserves.
Sadly, my photos of my DSLR inside the bag got corrupted, so I don’t have a proof of how comfy it was inside the bag.
What I love about this Crumpler Pleasure Dome camera bag is the thick padding inside. Just by touching, pinching and feeling the whole lining will ease your mind knowing that your camera will be in good hands.
The padding inside (brushed main photo compartment) is made of material that’s ready for the velcro-fastening divider. You can use it if you have an extra lens to bring with you. For a regular DSLR though, this camera bag might not be ideal for containing 2 lens.
For my Nikon D3100, if I had a 50mm Prime lens, the Crumpler Pleasure Dome (M) camera bag will be perfect! Sadly, that and the kit lens are the only ones I can bring with my DSLR with this bag.
Here’s a video showing you the versatility of this compact camera bag from Crumpler:
There’s also an interior slip pocket that you can use for your detachable lens cap, cables, memory cards, extra battery, and other accessories. OR you can use it to bring your smartphone with you.
Another thing I like about this bag is its anti-spill gussets, clamshell opening which helps prevent the camera and the accessories that you placed in the pocket to fall out accidentally like when you unzip the whole thing completely. The front panel will stay in place. I’m a bit clumsy when I am distracted, so this is another feature I find VERY useful.
The bag can be carried like a lunch box or as a body bag. The detachable and adjustable shoulder strap helps when you switch it to a body bag to get your camera attached to you.
The padded carry handle is even very comfortable because it was meant to match the natural contours of our hands and fingers. My fellow ladies will find this pleasing.
At the back, there’s a velcro-fastening webbing that you can use to attach the bag to a belt, accessory loop or around the shoulder strap of other bags. I tried this one to see how strongly it holds, and dang! I feel secure about attaching it onto a belt.
The Crumple Pleasure Dome camera bag is also made of water-resistant materials, perfect for traveling, especially when you’re on a boat or finding your way inside a cave with stalactites dropping water onto you. Also, it’s best to keep your camera secure when the weather suddenly changes and it starts to rain cats and dogs on you.
And, as always, since it’s made of ultra-durable materials and reinforced joining/stitching at all stress points, when you purchase this, it carries Crumpler’s lifetime guarantee.
All the reasons above will explain why this bag is sold at a whopping tag price of Php 2,250. For me, it’s worth the investment.
- Navy Rust Red (featured on this review)
- Purple Gun Metal
Width: 18 cm / 7 inches
Height: 17.5 cm / 6.8 inches
Depth: 10.5 cm / 4.1 inches
Volume: 1.5 L / 91 cu”
Empty Weight: 0.21 kg / 0.46 lbs
Tag Price: Php 2,250.00 (SRP)
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