Think of the stereotypical tourist…armed with their camera and a boring, black camera bag strapped around their neck or slung over their shoulder. Those same old camera bags are, quite frankly, neither fashionable nor very functional. And goodness knows, we ladies love a blend of both! Camera Coats founder, Emily Ashby, wanted more out of her camera bag and wasn’t finding it on the market. So she rolled up her sleeves and created her own. When contacted by Camera Coats to review their product line, I checked out their website before saying yes…It was love at first sight! Who knew a protective place for my camera and a few other necessities (think cell phone, keys, and lipstick) could be so fashionable!
Camera Coats – Protective, Fun Outerwear For Your DSLR Camera
I received a camera coat to facilitate this review. I believe my exact words when I first viewed the selection of Camera Coats online was, “These are so stinkin’ cute!” Truly, there is a pattern to suit every camera-toting gal out there. They even have neutral/masculine Camera Coats that your Mr. would be happy to carry.
For my review Camera Coat, I chose the Shabby Hipster Blue (Waterproof) pattern. It’s so cheery and fun looking, isn’t it?!
The colors pop, and the fabric flowers add just a bit of shabby-chic femininity. It feels like I’ve got a cute purse on my shoulder to show off rather than a boring old camera bag. Fun! My Camera Coat even has 3 pockets on the back side to carry small essentials like car keys, an ID, cell phone, etc… When I want to run out the door with camera in hand, I can do so, and skip taking my purse. Convenient, eh?!
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Camera Coat Features I Love
OK folks, these Camera Coats are not just cute accessories, they are work-horses too! Here’s my list of what I think makes Camera Coats not only fun, but extremely functional:
- Padded, cotton lined inside to protect your camera
- Made of quality fabrics
- Easy to attach to your camera and use
- Come in 5 sizes suitable for just about any DSLR camera
- Super strong Velcro closure
- 3 handy pockets on the backside for things like: cell phones, keys, lipstick, etc…Just grab your Camera Coat, and go!
- Water-resistant exterior – Some patterns (like the one I chose) are Waterproof! It’s like a raincoat for my camera!
- Made in the US
- Incredibly cute!
We all know someone who seems to have everything, or is hard to buy for. Camera Coats makes it easy to score a home run next time you need a gift. Pick out a cute pattern for that special someone, or give them a Camera Coats gift certificate, and let them choose their own. Either way, you’ll make their day.
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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Camera Coats who provided the product for review.