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Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas)

B&H # DOF831R Mfr # 701-01A
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Product Highlights
  • Holds Camera with Lenses Kit
  • Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas Exterior
  • Padded Insert with Divider
  • Storage Pocket
  • Gripper Strap
  • Includes RuggedWear Ointment

The RuggedWear waxed canvas F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag from Domke is designed to carry and protect a camera with lenses and accessories. The bag is made from RuggedWear waxed canvas with a padded insert with dividers. There is a storage pocket under the flap to store cell phone, keys etc. The bag is carried by an adjustable non-slip gripper strap. A back slot allows safe carrying of the bag on a luggage cart. This bag comes with a tin of RuggedWear Refinishing ointment that, when applied, will help restore the distinct wax finish of the bag.

Construction
  • Brown RuggedWear waxed canvas exterior
  • Insert adds padding with dividers
  • Full length touch-fastener panels with added cover flaps
Storage pocket under the flap to store cell phone, keys etc
Hideaway hook-and-loop silencer
Carrying options
  • Adjustable non-slip gripper strap
  • Back slot allow safe carrying on a luggage cart
Material Exterior: Brown RuggedWear waxed canvas
Interior: Padded insert
Type of Closure Touch fastener
Exterior Dimensions 13 x 5.0 x 12" (33.02 x 12.7 x 30.48cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Carrying/Transport Options Gripper strap
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas)
  • Gripper Strap
  • RuggedWear Refinishing Ointment
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    DomkeF-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas)
     
    4.5

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (9)
    • Good strap length (9)
    • Lightweight  (9)
    • Comfortable  (8)
    • Durable  (8)

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments (5)

    Best Uses

    • Day trip (9)
    • Commuting (8)
    • Airplane travel  (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (5), Stylish (5), Career (4), Comfort-oriented (3), Modern (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

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    4.0

    Nice bag. Not so much a camera bag.

    By will

    from British Columbia. Canada

    About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Built In Ipad Sleeve
    • More pockets
    • Not enough compartments
    • Not Waterproof

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Day Trips
    • Office

    Comments about Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

    Knowing that this wouldnt be an ideal camera bag, i bought it anyways for its looks.
    Its a long bag in height which i needed it to be to store my camera plus my ipad.

    Like others have mentioned, its lacking another divider/partion.
    I took my partion out completely to store my ipad and put my micro4/3 in the Crumpler Haven carrier.
    Could also store a few more personal items as well.
    The bag really is bigger than it appears to be.

    Like i said, i bought this bag solely for its looks!

    This bag looks and feels great by the way.
    Not as big as a messenger bag, but still big enough to carry what i need on a daily basis.

    They could have added a few things though: waterproofing/rain cover, extra pocket or 2, perhaps replacing the luggage strap for a tripod strap would have been a nice touch.

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    4.0

    great daily carry-around bag

    By will

    from British Columbia

    About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Flimsy Insert
    • Not enough compartments
    • Not Waterproof

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Day Trips

    Comments about Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

    I wanted a daily use shoulder bag that was smaller than the typical messenger bag, and this bag is it!

    I typically use it to carry my NEX7 with attached lens and one additional, plus my ipad.
    Its more than big enough to fit what i need to carry. Big enough to carry a full size dslr if i wanted to. (lots of room to stack items if needed).
    Bottom of the bag itself is thickly padded which is a plus when resting it on the ground.

    Would have liked it even more if this bag had a dedicated tablet sleeve built in.
    I would need to un-velcro one side of the insert to fit my ipad. But it isnt a huge deal i guess.

    Things i dont like about it is that the insert is built rather cheap! Bottom of the insert isnt even sewn! I can pull out the thin foam inbetween the fabric!
    As others have mentioned, theres only one small divider thats quite flimsy. A well padded insert would have easily given this bag 5stars.
    Due to the height of this bag, and how high the velcro is sewn into the bag itself, i find it difficult to find an insert of another brand to fit into this bag.

    Waterproofing this bag would have been awesome!
    Perhaps adding a waterbottle holder/extra pocket would be benifitial.

    ...knowing that its practically impossible to find a perfectly built bag, i'll be happy using this bag for years to come while making some small sacrifices.

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    4.0

    Quality Bag - Holds More Than You Think

    By Martin

    from Ontario, Canada

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Day Trips

    Comments about Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

    This is a well constructed, durable camera bag. The Domke Gripper strap is comfortable and prevents the bag from slipping off my shoulder. The sides are well padded, but the bottom of the bag has somewhat less padding. The Velcro silencers are a nice touch. So is the can of refinishing wax that is included.

    I use the bag to carry one rangefinder camera with lens attached, a short telephoto, small flash, and a few essentials. It could certainly hold larger equipment with ease. There is a small zippered compartment under the flap that will hold keys/wallet/phone.

    If you are the kind of photographer that likes/needs to carry lots of accessories, this model is not for you.

    I like the fact that the bag is rugged enough to use on hiking trips, yet is stylish and discreet as to not draw attention to itself when travelling or for street photography. It's a true camera bag that will blend in with the hundreds of messenger bags that are out there. I believe it will wear very well and the rugged look will improve with age.

    I would have rated this at 5 stars but for two reasons. First, it only comes with one divider. It really needs two. As far as I know, if you want an additional divider, you would have to purchase the replacement insert kit. I solved this problem by using dividers from an old camera bag. Second, I wish it had one more small zippered compartment.

    Bottom line: it's rugged, stylish, functional, and built to last a life-time.

    As always, service from B&H Photo was excellent.

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    5.0

    big enough small bag

    By Happy Chef

    from Aspen, CO

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

    perfect size. doesn't feel too small, even for a tall guy. seems like plenty of room for extra gear or whatever else you want to bring a long. could use more dividers. take the protective liner out, and you have a nice bag for all other uses. looks great too.

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    5.0

    good size, nicely made

    By kspill

    from NYC, NY

    About Me Career, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Day Trips
    • Office

    Comments about Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

    perfect size for my 5d and a couple lenses, with a flash or one lens, a jacket and bottle of water. hangs nicely and the strap is comfortable even when fully loaded.
    could have used an outside pocket or a vertical one on the inside... the only extra compartment (for keys, etc) is on the inside of the flap, so getting things in and out isnt super convenient.

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    5.0

    Love this Bag!

    By Shutterbugger1

    from Washington State

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Day Trips

      Comments about Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

      I have long been looking for a nice casual camera bag for when I'm walking along a garden or zoo shooting and have an extra lens with me and a comfortable bag on the shoulder. This is it! I love it. I use it for camera gear, then my wallet, cell phone, keys and I'm set. Fantastic bag, made very sturdy, I think it will be a favorite for many years to come. Used it a few times so far, and am looking forward to spring/summer shooting with it as well. The strap is very long, and adjustable, with rubber on it for added traction on the shoulder. Can go cross body also. Highly recommend!

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      5.0

      Perfect !

      By Shoot Me

      from los Angeles, CA

      About Me Modern

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Day Trips

        Comments about Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

        The search for a perfect bag is usually complicated, and personal. Besides the practicality we want something that look appropriate for the gear we carry around. After some time looking at other options and brands, I finally decided on this, and have to say I am very happy with the ergonomics so far. I carry around a couple micro 4/3 cameras plus a couple lenses, and this does it perfectly. Maybe some needs to be stacked sometimes, but the narrow footprint makes it much more comfy to carry around than a more laid out design with multiple pockets. Construction is top notch, styling spot on.

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        4.0

        Definitely a must buy

        By Rocky256

        from UAE

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

        • Not enough deviders

        Best Uses

        • "in case" times
        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Extended trips 

        Comments about Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

        I am used camera bags with a lot of side pockets and zippers and secret compartments, so much that you don't know what to do with them and don't end up being very useful. So this bag definitely breaks that expectation. It has a total of 2. Believe it or not, that is just right. It is so versitile that you can pack it which ever the way you want to suit the situation. I was able to fit my Nikon full body dslr, speed flash 3 lenses (wide angle, 70-300mm zoom, and 50mm prime) and my ipad2. When I looked at first, I didn't think it could fit all that. Even with all that inside it, it remains with a lower profile than most bags I've tried and hangs comfortably as i am carrying it. The strap is nice and wide and doesn't slip. Looks great and doesn't get in the way. It is my perfect travel companion and never have to worry about whether I should take my camera with me on trips. This was always a concern for me because when I am going on business trips or to see family, I always would like to have my camera and a couple of lenses with me just in case I encounter good photo ops. I can carry everything I need (passport iPad phone wallet etc) and still have my camera with me when roaming the streets. This is the last bag I will buy. The only way I will buy another bag is if it is a Domke and I need more space or if this gets damaged or worn out (though that looks like it will take a very long time) The bag is very rugged and will take a beating. Very well manufactured and built tough. The best part, I find it very stylish for a camera bag. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is it comes with one compartment divider so I had to use some from my other camera bag. It would have been 5 stars if dome included more. So I had to by a new insert for the bag or get from other camera bags.

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        4.0

        Stylish and discreet

        By Jakey

        from NYC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 

        Cons

        • Not enough compartments

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips

        Comments about Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

        I am currently using this bag as an every day general use bag, it is easy to add padded sections for extra kit when necessary. Though if you are considering carrying more than one camera body and a couple of pro lenses I would suggest one of the larger sizes.

        Its design is more courier bag than "man-bag" which suits my fragile ego perfectly. It is discreet also avoiding potential camera snatchers!

        My only quibble is that the flap isn't exactly secure, it simply hangs over the top and is secured shut with velcro. Whilst the design means that it is relatively easy to keep the rain out I am not so sure about wandering hands in crowded environments!

        All in all a great looking bag that will clearly last for years and one that can easily jump from being a simple satchel-type day-sac to a light and unobtrusive camera bag.

        oh also, my 13" Macbook pro fits fairly snugly lengthways which is always handy.

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        5.0

        This bag rocks

        By derozic

        from malibu and washington

        About Me Career, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable 
        • Geek Chic
        • Good Strap Length

        Cons

        • Too small

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Day Trips

        Comments about Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

        I'm adding the Domke DOF902K F-902 RuggedWear Super Pouch (Brown), so that I can more easily carry a 5d with flash and accessories. I carry extra batteries, 4 filters, zacuto viewfinder on the strap and it works perfectly. Domke is high quality and nice that you don't look photo nerdy when you tromp through urban landscapes. This bag helps me with run-and-gun style film-making where blending in to the environment helps. The only problem I have is it's so casual sometimes you forget your bag in random locations.

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        5.0

        Practical and stylish

        By Jess the photographer

        from austin, tx

        About Me Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

            I used this bag while photographing a wedding this past weekend and it was very practical. It held 3 lenses and a flash and they were very easy to access. The bag also doesn't necessarily look like a camera bag so it's stylish at the same time.

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            4.0

            Very nice bag for Micro 4/3

            By Andy on the ROK

            from Osan AB, Republic of Korea

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable strap
            • Light Weight
            • Stylish
            • Very discreet

            Cons

            • More inner compartments
            • No accessry pouch

            Best Uses

            • Urban shooting
            • Vacation

            Comments about Domke F-831 Small Photo Courier Bag (Brown RuggedWear Waxed Canvas):

            it's a great bag for carrying around my GF1 and a couple of lenses. i like it because it gives me quick access for changing lenses and the rubber that is sewn into the strap keeps the bag in place while i'm walking or trying to change a lens "on the fly". the only thing i would improve would be to build a couple more compartments to hold a couple of more lenses and maybe add an accessory pouch to hold memory, small grey cards, etc.

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