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Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag

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Product Highlights
  • Canvas Coated with Wax & Oil
  • Two Interior Compartments
  • Two Large Expandable Cargo Pockets
  • Gripper Shoulder Strap
  • Reinforced Handle
  • Made in the USA

The Domke F803 Waxwear Camera Satchel (Brown) is a multi-use satchel made to carry various types of imaging equipment. It is made of water-resistant canvas material coated with waxes and oils; the fabric produces a unique distressed and weathered look. The satchel has two interior compartments. There are two large expandable cargo pockets with individual weather flaps and a rear zippered flat pocket. The flap has two flat zippered pockets on the front. The satchel has an adjustable Gripper shoulder strap sewn completely around the satchel and a reinforced handle that is box-stitched to the top of the bag. To return the bag to its original appearance, it includes an ointment to re-apply to the fabric.

Domke cases are made in the USA.

Canvas material coated with waxes and oils, the fabric produces a unique distressed and weathered look right from the start. The treated fabric protects the bag from inclement weather, but retains the breathability of cotton
To return the bag to its original appearance, it includes an ointment to re-apply to the fabric
Padded side walls and bottom protect equipment
Compartments
  • Flexible main compartment with FA-280 1 compartment mini insert
  • Full length second compartment
Pockets
  • Two zippered pockets on flap
  • Two expandable cargo pockets with individual weather flaps under flap
  • Rear slip pocket
Carrying options
  • Adjustable Gripper shoulder strap sewn completely around satchel
  • Reinforced handle is box-stitched to top of bag
Material Exterior: Water-resistant canvas with waxes and oils
Interior: Padded side walls
Interior: Rigid top panel
Interior: Open-cell foam liner in bottom
Type of Closure Metal snap hook
Exterior Dimensions 13.5 x 3.5 x 10" (34.29 x 8.89 x 24.5cm) (LxWxD)
Interior Dimensions 12 x 3.0 x 9.0" (30.48 x 7.62 x 22.86cm) (LxWxD)
Accommodates One pro SLR camera with lenses and accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Reinforced handle
Adjustable Gripper shoulder strap
Weight 1.0 lbs 15 oz (879g)
Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag
  • Tube of Ointment
  • FA-280 1-Compartment Mini Insert
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    DomkeF-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag
     
    4.5

    (based on 84 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (57)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (67)
    • Comfortable (56)
    • Strong construction (51)
    • Easily accessible equipment (49)
    • Attractive (21)

    Cons

    • Poor padding (6)
    • Poor internal layout (5)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)
    • Small (3)

    Best Uses

    • Daily usage (58)
    • Protecting gear (22)
    • Travel (20)
    • Transporting gear (19)
    • Daily commuting (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (27), Semi-pro photographer (14), Casual dresser (12), Pro photographer (11), Casual photographer (9)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (11), Business (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (60)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    F-803 has proven to be a good friend

    I've had my wax-wear F803 for a year now and it is my everyday bag. I keep my Leica d-lux 4 safely in the padded section and everything else for life goes in the...Read complete review

    I've had my wax-wear F803 for a year now and it is my everyday bag. I keep my Leica d-lux 4 safely in the padded section and everything else for life goes in the other pockets. The bag has aged well. No structural problems at all although the beige straps are looking pretty dirty (I travel a lot and cycle with it). If I could change anything about this bag, it would be to add an inch to the width so an A4 book would fit in back slash pocket and make the two zippered flap pockets just a little roomier so my iphone would fit comfortably. I've never figured out what the 2 side clips are for but they look good.
    Overall I love the bag. It's not flashy and its waterproof and sits well on my shoulder. I'll buy another one when and if this baby wears out.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I hated the Waxwear finish

    While this bag looks great in terms of color, I hated the Waxwear finish. It rubs off on your hands when you touch it and also when you put something in the back slot...Read complete review

    While this bag looks great in terms of color, I hated the Waxwear finish. It rubs off on your hands when you touch it and also when you put something in the back slot such as a book or folder, the wax rubs on that. And if you put something that is rubber there, it will ruin that. I put my Apple iPad there with the Apple iPad case, which is black rubber and the wax rubbed against that and ruined it for good. The inside of the is back does not have the Waxwear finish so you don't have to worry about your equipment there however all of the pockets do have the wax and it can indeed rub off on whatever you place there. [...] got a standard canvas one of the same model and am much happier with that.

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    5.0

    My new favorite bag.

    By DJDeepFried

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adequate Capacity
    • Attractive Design
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Staying Organized
      • Traveling

      Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

      Very functional, surprisingly roomy, and even better looking in person. The only thing I was worried about is the waxwear finish coming off, but this is not the case. All I can think of is that people were putting an extra coat of wax on there from the included tin but this is not necessary.

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      5.0

      perfect bag!

      By digitphoto

      from Spain

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate Capacity
      • Attractive Design
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Commuting

        Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

        Pretty bag and perfect size for one body and a couple of lenses and a flash!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good Bag for Leica M

        By s2k2473

        from Houston, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate Capacity
        • Attractive Design
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction
        • Well Organized Inside

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

            Bag is well made. A good fit for a Leica M 240, charger/extra battery, and 2 to 3 extra lenses. I purchased the FA-230 insert for more padding and flexibility. I like the thin profile - works will for the M.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great bag

            By lad

            from Adrian, Michigan

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adequate Capacity
            • Attractive Design
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction
            • Secure Design
            • Well Organized Inside

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Commuting

              Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

              The bags has a professional look and is ver functional. I have a small nikon flash and one extra zoom lens I carry in the bag. Plenty of room for a note pad, ear buds, phone with room to spare. No room for a DSLR but you can't shoot pictures when the camera is in a bag. I love the bag and would recommend it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Incredible bag!

              By Glamorous Director

              from Apple City

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adequate Capacity
              • Attractive Design
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Construction
              • Secure Design
              • Well Organized Inside

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Commuting
                • Important Documents
                • Staying Organized
                • Traveling

                Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                I'm using this bag almost everyday. It keeps my MFT camera with attached lens, professional headphones, wireless mic system and various accessories. The bag seems to be robust, durable and made very well. After all, I still didn't get the point about the wax, as I feel like not to use it. I didn't find any instructions about how to apply wax to material of the bag. Another not really great thing is about the padded insert, as it too small to hold my camera with attached lens.
                Now I'm about to order Domke FA-230 Insert, which goes with configurable padded separators inside. that I consider really convenient for organizing you equipment in a maximum possible safe way. The FA-230 is a must have, because it's the one that completing this bag making it reliable and really beautifully desinged piece of equipment for different cases of applying.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Quick Run Photo Shoot

                By Optimus Prime User

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction
                • Secure Design
                • Well Organized Inside

                Cons

                • Lack Of Protection

                Best Uses

                • Daily Commuting
                • Staying Organized
                • Traveling

                Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                This is a great bag, it fits my D600+ 24-70 F2.8 + 70-200 F2.8. On the side pocket i put my 10.1 inch tablet. Other than that there is not much room for anything else. But I got it just for these items and thats it. I have other bags that I use for different purposes but this bag fits my needs when I want to travel some what light but with all the essentials. I also use this bag as a regular messenger bag because it does not look like a camera bag which is another reason why I got it. My only problem is that in cold or moist whether the bag feels wet. I don't recommend this bag in this type of whether. Another thing is there is not much protection for your gear. The front pockets I used to place some extra pads just in case. But over all I really do like this bag. It has become my go to bag given the conditions are right. I gave it 4 stars for the whether conditions and lack of padding. But style, function, and everthing else is four star solid.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Awesome camera bag

                By Dave

                from Newport Beach, CA

                Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                Got this for a week trip to NYC and it has been perfect. It doesn't scream camera bag and the wax kept everything safe in the rain. Def reccomend.

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                5.0

                Great everyday bag

                By Kellie

                from Travelling

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction
                • Well Organized Inside

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentary
                  • Everyday Use
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                  Great bag, well made and nice and soft feels like it is already worn in.
                  I take it out for street photography purposes and it is discrete but able to hold large slr with lens and another lens.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Camera to Laptop, This Bag Has Function

                  By Clay Ewing

                  from Wimberley, TX

                  About Me Casual Dresser

                  Pros

                  • Adequate Capacity
                  • Attractive Design
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Construction
                  • Secure Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Commuting
                    • Important Documents
                    • Staying Organized
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                    I bought this a year ago for a trip to Europe to carry my 13" Macbook Pro, and when my little camera conked out, I had the included insert to carry a 50D Canon wearing an 18-200 EF-S lens, or a 10-22, and switched to the 1.6 camera for the last two weeks.

                    The 803 carried from mountain trails to city streets with great comfort and style, masquerading as a briefcase so well I didn't think much about the gear inside except when I needed to pull it out.

                    The included insert is almost overfilled with the 50D with lens attached, and I would figure to not use it for the 5D unless I detached the lens and kept them side by side...which is not what I want in a case.

                    Since Europe, this has been a daily briefcase: the Macbook inside a padded sleeve, folders in with the laptop, and the front pockets easily carry my p&s camera in one pocket and cords and chargers in the other. The rear pocket carries more files, if needed.

                    I travel with this bag simply because it looks great, carries wonderfully, disguises whatever equipment's inside, and is made in America. My F-6 is Waxwear, too, and it's just a special material that stands out among the sea of nylon and even canvas.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect man-purse

                    By RickyGBobby

                    from Oxford Mills, Ontario

                    Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                    Bought it to carry my Olympus OMD EM-5, a couple of lenses and various 'stuff'. It is perfect! This bag will see a lot of airplanes!!!

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                    5.0

                    Great Bag!

                    By Mely852

                    from New Orleans, LA

                    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adequate Capacity
                    • Attractive Design
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Construction
                    • Secure Design
                    • Well Organized Inside

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Commuting
                      • Important Documents
                      • Staying Organized
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                      Just what I've been looking for. A bag to fit my mark 3 and two lenses and a couple of accessories for trips, daily adventures and run and gun gigs. It also fits my Mac Book Pro 13 inch perfectly (with out the insert) if I need it for admin work or a short coffee shop visit. Very practical. Doesnt screem GEAR HERE! and its compact. Not bulky like a lot of the Think Tank bags tend to be. Love it.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Perfect as a work bag and my OMD

                      By MMarcale

                      from El Dorado Hills, CA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Lightweight
                      • Looks GREAT
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage
                        • Protecting Gear

                        Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                        I bought this bag for dual purposes - a work bag when I dont need to carry a lot of items or a laptop and for my OMD (camera, 2 lenses and flash). Perfect!

                        There are a lot of reviews and I agree with most of the statements about the bag looking fantastic (although my wife doesn't care for it). I didn't have any issues with the wax, and I'm assuming most haven't or they would have commented on it. I didn't add any when receiving the bag assuming I only needed to apply when it needed refinishing. I also don't have any issues with the clasp. I would have preferred a clasp similar to the ONA bags but I can open it one handed. One improvement I would like to see would be a larger zippered pocket similiar to the iPad pocket.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Stunning

                        By Snow.Haiat

                        from Rio

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Usage

                          Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                          The Best Shoulder Bag at the Industry

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Perfect!

                          By Carbon111

                          from Mukilteo, WA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                            This will nicely hold my Canon 5DmkII DSLR with a wide zoom, a 50mm prime, a spare battery, small flash and a couple filters.

                            ...OR:

                            A Zeiss Ikon rangefinder and a Leica M8, both with lenses, as well as a couple of extra lenses, some rolls of film and an extra battery for the M8 and a LensPen.

                            Bottom line is that this is a very *flexible* bag that's not too big! Also, for those worried about the safety of their gear, the waxed canvas is great in the rain and the bag doesn't scream "camera bag" to would-be thieves.

                            Domke bags are extremely durable - this is a beautifully well-made bag that should last years!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great bag for m4/3 system

                            By Brian in Oregon

                            from Wilsonville, OR

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Poor Padding

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage

                            Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                            Great bag for a micro 4/3 system. I'm using it with the Olympus OM-D E-M5, three lenses, flash, battery, and card. Perfect fit. Construction and waxing work great for a rainy climate like the Pacific Northwest. I also use the Domke FA-230 insert with this for more padding. I highly recommend this bag for a carrying a smaller system.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Decent bag, wax coating bleeds

                            By ahochan

                            from Tokyo, Japan

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Incognito
                            • Nice Layout

                            Cons

                            • No shoulder padding
                            • Uncomfortable with ipad
                            • Wax coating bleeds easily

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Mirrorless camera
                            • Small to medium SLR

                            Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                            I bought this bag to carry a Nikon D800. I can carry the camera with a long lens attached
                            with no room for an extra lens in the main compartment, or a smaller lens attached with room
                            for an extra lens (or a couple of primes).

                            The D800 makes the bag bulge a bit, and it would be a better fit for a smaller camera (a D90 for instance).

                            The bag itself is well designed and I like the overall layout and compact size.
                            The ipad slot is a nice touch too, but with the bag filled up the ipad's edges will easily chafe against your back when you carry the bag making it a very uncomfortable experience.

                            The thing I dislike the most about the bag is the wax coating: It rubs off very easily and makes anything I put into the pockets oily. It also ruined my ipad's cover!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Really great bag!

                            By Cowtown Andy

                            from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Rigid Top Flap

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage

                            Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                            I bought this bag to carry my Leica M6 and Fuji X100. Both cameras fit inside with lots of room, without creating any bulges in the bag. The finish looks really great now and I expect it to show more signs of wear and take on its own character in time.

                            The bag came with a corrugated plastic piece inside the top flap where the handle is. This kept the bag from conforming to the body but I removed the plastic board and sewed it back up and now it fits great.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again and again

                            By Sergio Ivan

                            from suffern ny

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Small
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                            • Small

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Street photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                            Perfect size for my fujifilm x100! it fits the x100 with lots of room for accessories and this bag looks really good!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great

                            By Nat

                            from New York

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                                I use this bag for a Leica M9 with 3 lenses and still have lots of room.

                                comfortable and nice looking.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Awesome Bag

                                By DJO

                                from Nova Scotia, Canada

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Crummy Latch

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag:

                                  Loving this bag. It's a great bag for my Leica M with lenses. I've got the additional insert that Domke sells and I've been really pleased with the whole setup.

                                  Like others, the only thing I don't like is the latch that keeps the top closed. It's garbage. But a small price to pay for the awesomeness of the rest of the bag.

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                                  • No

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