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Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag

B&H # DOF5XBBR Mfr # 700-52A
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Product Highlights
  • Fits D-SLR 1-2 Lens Kit
  • Water-Resistant RuggedWear Canvas
  • Convert to Shoulder or Hip Bag.
  • Five Compartments and Pockets
  • Gripper Shoulder Strap
  • Belt Loop

The Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag (Brown) can be used as a camera bag, or remove the Gripper shoulder strap and thread it through the belt loop for an instant waist/Hip pack. The bag can hold a D-SLR or rangefinder camera, 1-2 lenses, filters, film and accessories. There is a zippered, padded main compartment lined with touch fastener material, thin compartment on the front of the bag and a U-shaped pad that make a compartment for papers. The bag has pockets for cell phone and an MP3 player.

Weather-resistant RuggedWear fabric produces a unique distressed and weathered look right from the start. The high-quality, weather-tough, durable cotton canvas that is treated with special non-solvent, environmentally friendly waxes to afford the fabric a lifelong resistance to inclement weather. The special formula allows the fabric to breathe while the waxes produce a unique, timeless, weathered, distressed patina finish. By using the included refinishing wax, bags can be restored to its original finish quickly and easily.

Construction
  • Weather-resistant RuggedWear canvas
  • Street tough hardware
  • Padded divider
  • Protective weather flap on the front
  • Zipper and touch fastener closure
RuggedWear fabric produces a unique distressed and weathered look right from the start. The high-quality, weather-tough, durable cotton canvas that is treated with special non-solvent, environmentally friendly waxes to afford the fabric a lifelong resistance to inclement weather. The special formula allows the fabric to breathe while the waxes produce a unique, timeless, weathered, distressed patina finish. By using the included refinishing wax, bags can be restored to its original finish quickly and easily
Compartments
  • One long thin compartment on the front of the bag
  • Zippered, padded main compartment lined with touch fastener compatible material and removable padded divider
  • U-shaped pad make a compartment for papers
Pockets
  • Pocket for cell phone
  • Pockets for MP3 player
Carrying options
  • Removable, non-slip Gripper shoulder strap; doubles as a waist belt.
  • Belt-loop at the back of the bag
Material RuggedWear canvas
Type of Closure Zipper
Touch fastener
Exterior Dimensions 10 x 4.5 x 7.25" (25.4 x 11.43 x 18.42cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 9.5 x 4.0 x 6.0" (24.13 x 10.16 x 15.24cm) (WxDxH)
Tripod Holder No
Waist Belt Yes
Carrying/Transport Options Gripper shoulder strap
On a belt
Weight 1.0 lbs, 4.0 oz (567g) 1
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Approximate weight

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Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Padded Divider
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    DomkeF-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag
     
    4.4

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (43)
    • Comfortable (42)
    • Lightweight (39)
    • Easily accessible equipment (38)
    • Well padded (28)

    Cons

    • Poor padding (6)
    • Not enough pockets (5)

    Best Uses

    • Daily usage (40)
    • Transporting gear (23)
    • Protecting gear (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (22), Semi-pro photographer (11), Casual photographer (7), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (44)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for intended purpose

    I debated several months which small bag to buy for Leica M-system, as well as occasional DSLR. I read all the positive reviews for the F-5XB, then finally purchased the RuggedWear version....Read complete review

    I debated several months which small bag to buy for Leica M-system, as well as occasional DSLR. I read all the positive reviews for the F-5XB, then finally purchased the RuggedWear version. I've used it enough to formulate some opinions of my own, so here are the salient points.

    The good:

    It really is the ideal size for the smallest practical bag to carry around. It holds an M camera and 2-4 lenses, or, like today, a D5100 with a Zeiss 50/2 Makro-Planar, a Nikon 28-300 zoom, keys, wallet, phone, etc. Easily. Access is very good.

    I think the comments about "too much velcro" miss the point a bit. The velcro is so big because, if you leave the zipper open and overstuff the main compartment, or decide to put a camera in lens-first for rapid access, you can still get a decent closure with the velcro flap. I would personally not want to lose this useful added functionality by having less velcro, or a snap or clasp.

    Also, if you take the Domke logo off (easily done in about 20 minutes), it's about as nondescript as you could want.

    The bad:

    I can not for the life of me figure out why they did not pad the ends, as that would have made the bag essentially perfect. It's not a deal-breaker, but I will at some point cannibalize another bag and sew some end panels into this one.

    Also, while the RuggedWear finish looks very nice and no doubt is protective, the wax is kind of greasy, comes off on your hands, and gets on your equipment. I'm sure it doesn't hurt anything, but if you're at a wedding wearing a nice suit and shaking hands with people, this isn't the bag to bring.

    But, to put in perspective how much I actually like this bag, I have subsequently purchased another F-5XB in black canvas for social events, while keeping this one for outdoor use.

    Still gets 5 stars from me even with its faults.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Wax does come off

    I played with the bag for about 10min after I got it. I soon notice that my hands were greasy. The wax gets on your hands very easily by holding the bag. I'm...Read complete review

    I played with the bag for about 10min after I got it. I soon notice that my hands were greasy. The wax gets on your hands very easily by holding the bag. I'm glad that I haven't got the time to actually wear it on my shoulder. Otherwise the wax would be all over my shirt. I'm from northern California and I only tried it in door in cool/mild temperature. I'm returning it. I might consider the non-ruggedwear version of the bag.

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    4.0

    Just Right for Fujifilm X System

    By Spaceman

    from Canton, OH

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Usage

      Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

      This is big enough for Fuji X-T1 & X Pro1 cameras with (4)lenses. Would like (1) additional vertical divider and a couple horizontal dividers to place between stacked lenses. Not too fond of cover over zipper but I will probably leave it on. Looks good. Hangs nicely. Comfortable to use with rather wide strap.

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      5.0

      Light as a Feather

      By Michael James

      from Oregon

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Usage
        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

        This bag is perfect for a 3/4 Camera, and a few len's. When my camera is in the bag it's so light it feels like it is empty. Nothing wrong with the ruggad finish, no wax on my hands. Perfect!

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        5.0

        Warrior's Bag

        By Rick Booth

        from Norwood, MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

          Jim Domke was an award-winning photog for the Philadelphia Inquirer in the 60s and 70s, when he couldn't find a good shooter's bag. So, he designed his own, and had it custom-tailored of the best materials, for military spec ruggedness and utility. I used his shooter's bags for years, but needed one as laptop bag. Didn't I learn Domke makes a "reporter's bag," with laptop and charger/accessories compartments; and even big pockets for a camera, lens and flash. I'm using it, and I'm loving it, worth every dime. I expect my son to use it when I'm gone—and I don't baby this baby!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great bag but smaller than expected

          By Robert

          from Sydney, Australia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Quite Small

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage

          Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

          The quality and look of this bag is great. I'm not really interested in applying the wax to it yet, but may do so before I go into the wild. I bought this for my new Fuji X-T1 and it fits the camera with a couple of Fuji lenses pretty snugly. Unfortunately it struggles to fit the camera with the battery grip fitted to it, which is a shame. Overall however this is a great bag - just do your research about the size.

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          4.0

          Smaller than I expected

          By Mike in SD

          from San Diego

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Tiny Bit Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage

          Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

          While I absolutely love the bag, it is a bit smaller than I was hoping. I bought this bag for my D3200 in hopes that it would come along with me on short trips. I wanted it to hold my camera, 18-55 and 55-200 lenses, SB-26 flash and a small cleaning kit. If the bag was an inch wider or an inch longer, everything would fit without a problem. However, the dimensions are just a hair too short and thus the flash stays at home on most trips.

          Other than not being able to bring my flash along, I really like the bag. It is light, comfortable to wear, quick to get in and out of, adequately padded, and I really like the fact that it has a zipper, meaning the contents of the bag are protected from dust and debris.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Bag

          By Neto

          from Tempe AZ

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage
            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

            Great Quality

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            3.0

            Small but a work horse!

            By Photo comment

            from Pennsylvania

            Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

            This bag is really small but perfect for a lens, flash and body. The material is very sturdy. Iknow it's going to get a lot of use!

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            4.0

            good looking bag

            By charles leon

            from san diego, ca

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

            i wanted a somewhat smaller bag for my x100s or my 6D and one lens.
            i like the size, it isnt too small that it looks a bit awkward. the material is also really cool. i like the feel
            could use a bit more pockets, that wouldve been nice. other than that i think its great

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            4.0

            Worth it!

            By Charles H

            from Orange Beach, AL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Poor Padding

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

            Great bag, not girly.

            Large enough for a short shoot.

            Could use thicker padding.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Best bag Ever. Period

            By Martin from Panama

            from Panama City, Panama

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful
            • Comfortable
            • Convenient
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction
            • Vintage Look
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage
              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

              This is the best bag I have ever purchased. Fits my m43 system with no hassle. I can fit the the camera body with a 20mm lens, and on the other two slots, I can fit a 45-200mm, a 14mm, even a Nikkor 55mm. I have also space for cables, cards, even my pills. I just LOVE the thing. And looks so good, I'm not afraid of carrying anywere I go.Thanks Domke for making my perfect bag.

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              5.0

              Top of the line

              By Johan

              from Malå, Sweden

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Not Enough Pockets

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage

              Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

              This is the best bag I've ever had.
              The rugged look makes it not stand out and it is'nt obvious that it is a camera bag.
              My sister were even teasing me for buying a purse!

              The material speaks quality, even the zipper is of really good design and will last a long time.
              The only thing I miss is a small pocket with a zipper for documents.

              I'm using my bag out in the field and it endures forests, rivers snow and sand.

              A great buy, I'm still smiling when I use it.

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              5.0

              Compact and perfect for my needs

              By Les

              from Nashville, TN

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

                I travel a lot and the bag is small enough to pack and yet big enough to carry my camera and extra lens.

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                5.0

                Ther's the Domke

                By BO105

                from France

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

                Absolutly statisfact.

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                5.0

                Possibly the best bag ever

                By Droogie

                from Spokane, WA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

                  I know, it's a bold statement, but after doing research for several weeks on the perfect (or almost perfect) small camera bag for my mFT kit and a couple lenses to use as my travel kit - this is the bag I'd chosen. The Domke 5XB is a fabulous bag, the Rugged Wear canvas has a great weather proof finish and has a nice retro worn in look to it. Very roomy, but still very compact. Just enough protection without going the boxy "camera bag" ballistic route.

                  The finish is great, I'm not sure where other reviewers are coming up with the "waxy residue" isssue with the Rugged Wear bags. I think they are using the included can of wax and re-waxing the bags right off . . . Oh well . . .

                  Domke is a trusted brand, very well made and will last a loooong time. As usual B&H had the best prices and item images of any of the major online retailers. Free shipping to boot. All-in-all "the perfect bag" . . . for me at least.

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                  2.0

                  Great bag, but hate the wax

                  By Jun437

                  from San Francisco

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Oily
                  • Poor Padding

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

                  When I first took out the bag from the plastic raps, I was in love by the design, and was just perfect for my 1 camera 2 lens combo (plus of course cleaning cloth and some batteries and still have some room left). My disappointment of the bag is that I just can't stand the wax thats applied on the bag. I understand its great for the bags material and waterproofing, but as you touch the bag just a little, your hands will be oily. And Im pretty OCD about keeping my camera/lenses clean so theres just no way I will keep this bag. I wish they sold the bag without the wax already applied though.

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                  4.0

                  Wonderful bag for mirrorless

                  By David

                  from Outside Boston, MA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Poor Padding

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

                  Wonderful little bag for my mirrorless setup. While I would like more padding it really isn't a problem for me as I've had so many bags over the years I have tons of extra pads. It I did have them already I would probably have wanted at least 2 more dividers for the ends.

                  But I would stil recommend this bag.

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                  4.0

                  Great Bag but Small

                  By Brunex

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Small

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage

                  Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

                  Dont get me wrong this is a very nice and good quality bag. The problem is that is very small when considering DSLRs and lenses. I can barely fit my Rebel Xsi with a 17-40mm L Lens attached and a 28-135mm on the side. So if you have like a D60 no way, buy the bigger one. The F-5XC. I would say this bag is just for One DSLR and a Lens, with little room left for some other accessories like memory cards and filters.

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                  5.0

                  Nice bag for MFT camera

                  By Ken looking forward to retirement

                  from Tampa, Fl

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Not Enough Pockets

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear

                  Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

                  One of the great things about micro four-thirds cameras is their size to photo quality ratio. Smaller lenses, smaller filters. With this bag, I can fit two extra lenses and my Olympus OM-D camera, and filters. Carefully chosen, lenses and camera will fit the occasion. It is a comfortable bag to carry, though an extra side pocket would have been appreciated. And it is not easily mistaken for a man-purse. I do object to the large and loud "Domke" label emblazoned across the cover flap, some smaller brand nameplate would be appreciated. I did not use the included water sealer paste because I was concerned about the prospect of greasy fingerprints on my camera gear. A complaint that I read in other reviews. I don't often shoot when weather is really bad, so no problem, and It has enough canvas material to protect my gear anyway. A nice product that I would recomment to other MFT enthusiasts looking for smaller accessories that match the equipment.

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                  4.0

                  Beware of Bag Envy!

                  By vanrugge

                  from Montreal, Canada

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Not Enough Pockets
                  • Poor Padding

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

                  I would have given a 5 star, but for two things, no padding on the ends, and the front pockets could have been made deeper and zippered/velcroed

                  Other than that, I am absolutely thrilled. I love the finish - there are a few reviews about the wax coming off, but I don't forsee any issues with it. Rubbing it heavily will leave a slight tacky feeling, but once 'broken in' it should be fine. It comes with a refresher wax kit with brief instructions on how to refinish it so the wax doesn't run.

                  I bought this bag to accommodate some older film cameras. I have been trying to simplify my life by carrying a very limited selection of gear, forcing myself to think more about the pictures I am going to take. Right now I am carrying a yashica tlr, an M sized rangefinder and about 8 rolls of 120 and 35 mixed together. The bag will easily hold two rangefinder bodies with a spare lens and some film, or a tlr, rangefinder, and a point and shoot. It will also easily fit my Panny GH2 and a couple of lenses.

                  The bag is discreet, looks great and is typical Domke quality, meaning with a little care it will last a lifetime. Just be careful - it may not look like a camera bag, but it is good looking enough that your friends and spouses may suffer bag envy!

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                  4.0

                  Perfect for fuji xpro1

                  By Nachoman

                  from Clermont fl

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Usage
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Domke F-5XB RuggedWear Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag:

                    just the size I was looking for .It holds my fuji xpro with the 35mm lens attached,my 18mm lens think tank extra battery holder,think tank sd card wallet both lens hoods and caps and there is still room left!

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