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Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag

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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
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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
UPC: 049383082777
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)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.5 x 10.5 x 8.1"
Domke F-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag
  • Tube of Ointment
  • FA-280 1-Compartment Mini Insert
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    DomkeF-803 Waxwear Camera Satchel Shoulder Bag
     
    4.6

    (based on 90 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (61)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (71)
    • Comfortable (56)
    • Strong construction (51)
    • Easily accessible equipment (49)
    • Attractive (25)

    Cons

    • Poor padding (6)
    • Poor internal layout (5)
    • Pricey / poor value (4)
    • Small (3)

    Best Uses

    • Daily usage (58)
    • Protecting gear (22)
    • Travel (20)
    • Transporting gear (19)
    • Daily commuting (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (27), Casual dresser (14), Semi-pro photographer (14), Pro photographer (11), Casual photographer (9)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13), Business (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (62)

    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.

    VS

    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

    Perfect for me

    By Paul

    from Burlington, VT

    About Me Trendy/Stylish 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:

      I have been long looking for the right bag to carry by Fuji xe-2 and three lens. I wanted it to be low profile and easy to use. The Domke is perfectly fitting the bill. Plus, I very much like the look.

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

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      5.0

      Does not look like a camera bag.

      By FCS

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Staying Organized

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

        Small and indestructible. Perfect size when i do not need t carry much gear.

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

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        4.0

        Its a head turner!

        By Avigo71

        from Mumbai India

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

        I bought the it as a casual good looking bag which will do the job of carrying my iPad & a few personal accessories like chargers Etc. It served the purpose but as a bonus it has turned out to be a superb fashion accessory for myself! It turns a few heads everyday!

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        5.0

        Better then expected

        By Barry

        from New Jersey

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

        Surprised how slim the bag was yet I am able to put a my nikon DSLR and my ricoh gr v plus 2 prime lens and my flash . Amazing how everything fits , plus the canvas is a grat quality . I was so impressed I bought the domke j2 a few weeks later ! I would definitely recommend these domke bags ! Great product ! Barry H

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        4.0

        Plenty of space for small bag

        By Scott

        from Pittsburgh PA

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • High Price

        Best Uses

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

          I just received my bag today so I can't comment of the durability of the bag.

          As far as the size and usefulness for my specific gear, suffice it to say that I was pessimistic about it being adequate once I opened the package.

          Once I slipped my Canon 6D with the Tamron 24 - 70mm f/2.8 in there it basically disappeared. I was stunned how my full size dslr and a rather hefty lens just slid right in there and didn't even noticeably bulge the bag. After reading many reviews I was concerned that it would be too small because it seems a favorite with Leica shooters, which is a comparably tiny camera.

          So here's what fits without stuffing or bulging the bag:

          -Canon 6D with Tamron 24 - 70 f/2.8 attached
          -Canon 16 - 35 f/4 L
          -Canon 430EX speedlite
          -2 extra batteries
          -A couple of 77mm filters
          -Spare memory card
          -Keys & cell phone

          The bag looks great, feels great, and appears well made and rugged.
          If you're the kind of guy who abuses your gear, you may want something with more padding as this bag offers only a minimal amount of protection.
          The reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is the price. I love that it's made in the USA but feel it's a bit overpriced.

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          5.0

          Great low profile bag

          By Cousin

          from Melbourne Australia

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Great bag for a small amount of gear. But also very surprising in that it will take two prosumer bodies with lenses attached. Generally I'll put a D600 with 16-35mm f4 lens attached, and 70-200mm f2.8 lens beside it. Plenty of room left for other bits and pieces. Good low profile bag, and in Ruggedwear should only improve with use. I did get the FA-230 insert, but as that will restrict how much goes in there, and I treat my bags fairly well, decided not to use it. Use one divider against the 70-200 which provides all the protection I need inside the bag. Metal clasp on the front flap isn't too difficult to open and does give me some peace of mind when in crowds no one can get in too easily to grab something. Front pockets hold plenty of gear, and although the rear pocket takes an iPad easily, it makes the bag conform less with your body, so I won't use it for that. Top gusset under flap keeps the weather out. Shoulder strap is on the thin side, 1.5" as opposed to 2" on a Domke F3-X but so far not causing too much shoulder strain. Glad I bought this bag, enjoying it!

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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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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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                                  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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                                    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!

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                                      • No

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