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Jill-E DesignsMessenger Style Carry-all Camera Bag
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Easily accessible equipment (8)
  • Well padded (8)
  • Strong construction (5)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily usage (9)
  • Protecting gear (5)
  • Transporting gear (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great design

Needed a day camera carrier for my basic Canon EOS Rebel plus the basic lens plus a 75-300 lens and my extra smallish point and shoot. This bag fills the bill and looks...Read complete review

Needed a day camera carrier for my basic Canon EOS Rebel plus the basic lens plus a 75-300 lens and my extra smallish point and shoot. This bag fills the bill and looks neat and not at all like a camera bag yet still has room for wallet and other essentials along with the camera and and lenses. The strap is long enough to wear over the head which places the bag directly in front for easy access to camera. It was a bit larger than I expected but the size was close to my daily purse. It will store my camera with the short lens attached in padded adjustable compartments. My point and shoot old Olympus sits next to it along with my long lens in a third section. I still have another divider so it could be divided in 4 sections. Without the 2nd camera you have a nice space for anything else. The inside also has a pocket in the back. Under the magnetically closed flap is a zip compartment to hold a thin wallet plus memory cards and battery.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's okay

I purchased this bag to carry my lens' , flash and accessories in (mainly for wedding coverage). It is okay, not the best, not the worst. I wish I would have...Read complete review

I purchased this bag to carry my lens' , flash and accessories in (mainly for wedding coverage). It is okay, not the best, not the worst. I wish I would have held out, saved some more and bought a nicer bag. The optional to change covers is attached by a zipper that always is coming un-zipped.. not a good thing when that is the part that covers your lens'. It is good for a beginner, but anyone above that shouldn't purchase this bag.

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4.0

Durable bag but the strap is stiff.

By MontanaKitty

from Montana

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Chemical Smell
  • Stiff Strap

Best Uses

  • Daily Usage
  • Protecting Gear
  • Transporting Gear

Comments about Jill-E Designs Messenger Style Carry-all Camera Bag:

The bag smells of chemicals but I'm sure that will wear off with use. The strap is wide but a tad stiff and again, am sure that will improve with use. This will NOT fit a 15" laptop but it looks like an ipad will fit in the padded compartment for electronics. Several adjustable compartment pieces for lenses. Looks indestructable. The cover flap does not snap, it is held in place with magnets.

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3.0

It's okay

By Wendy J

from GA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not Enough Pockets
  • Poor Padding
  • Uncomfortable Fit

Best Uses

  • Transporting Gear

Comments about Jill-E Designs Messenger Style Carry-all Camera Bag:

I purchased this bag to carry my lens' , flash and accessories in (mainly for wedding coverage). It is okay, not the best, not the worst. I wish I would have held out, saved some more and bought a nicer bag. The optional to change covers is attached by a zipper that always is coming un-zipped.. not a good thing when that is the part that covers your lens'. It is good for a beginner, but anyone above that shouldn't purchase this bag.

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3.0

It gets the job done

By Nassaugurl

from Long Island, NY

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Jill-E Designs Messenger Style Carry-all Camera Bag:

        The only thing I'm not crazy about it the length of the strap. I really have to adjust it. It's way to short and it makes the bag awkward for me. I wanted a bag that didnt look like a camera bag or purse but functions as both. This is perfect for that. Place for my keys, cell phone and the camera. Its not flashy, which is another reason I like it.

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        4.0

        Good size, good bag but not a great one

        By Jane C

        from Palos Verdes, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

          Comments about Jill-E Designs Messenger Style Carry-all Camera Bag:

          I really like the size of this Jill-e bag. It fits the basics I want to carry when I'm out shooting for the day. But, there are no accessory straps that other manufacturers have on their bags and it would be nice to add on a water bottle bag. Some extra pockets would be nice too.

          It's a very basic camera bag. It looks good, the insides are configurable and it's nice being able to change the front flap to a fun print. All in all, I really like it, just don't love it.

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          4.0

          Nice Size Carry Bag

          By bemore

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Lightweight
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage

            Comments about Jill-E Designs Messenger Style Carry-all Camera Bag:

            Use the bag for daily photo outings

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            4.0

            Excellent Camera Bag For Price & Quality

            By Freedom

            from Toronto, ON

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage

              Comments about Jill-E Designs Messenger Style Carry-all Camera Bag:

              This bag is an excellent camera bag considering the price and the quality. My camera and lenses fit in perfectly with room to spare for my wallet, cellphone, cosmetics pouch, etc... The strap is also very comfortable to wear. I also have bought the removable covers for it, but the material of those covers are different from the bag itself. I have no complaint of this bag except I wish those pretty covers that I have bought separately is the same material as the original one. The fabric of those pretty covers looks a bit cheap in my opinion. I would recommend this camer bag to anyone, especially female who wants a fashionable camera bags.

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              5.0

              Great design

              By reGAILia

              from Maryland

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Designed for gals by gals
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Good Looking
              • Lightweight
              • Roomy
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage
                • Protecting Gear

                Comments about Jill-E Designs Messenger Style Carry-all Camera Bag:

                Needed a day camera carrier for my basic Canon EOS Rebel plus the basic lens plus a 75-300 lens and my extra smallish point and shoot. This bag fills the bill and looks neat and not at all like a camera bag yet still has room for wallet and other essentials along with the camera and and lenses. The strap is long enough to wear over the head which places the bag directly in front for easy access to camera. It was a bit larger than I expected but the size was close to my daily purse. It will store my camera with the short lens attached in padded adjustable compartments. My point and shoot old Olympus sits next to it along with my long lens in a third section. I still have another divider so it could be divided in 4 sections. Without the 2nd camera you have a nice space for anything else. The inside also has a pocket in the back. Under the magnetically closed flap is a zip compartment to hold a thin wallet plus memory cards and battery.

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                5.0

                Perfect for me

                By jlv

                from 20001

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Jill-E Designs Messenger Style Carry-all Camera Bag:

                  This bag is perfect for what I needed. I wanted a bag that didn't look like a camera bag and more like a plain messenger bag, and wasn't super bulky with all my gear in it. Fits everything I need, plus all the stuff I normally carry in my purse like keys, wallet, cell phone, hand lotion, etc. good pockets, love that it's waterproof. only downside i see is that the drawstring does not seem to close the opening completely, but knowing the flap is covering it all anyway does help.

                  i love this bag.

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                  4.0

                  Looks good- Works well

                  By Suzy Q

                  from Western Virginia

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Lightweight
                  • Very adjustable dividers
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                  • Not Enough Pockets

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage

                  Comments about Jill-E Designs Messenger Style Carry-all Camera Bag:

                  I like to be able to carry a camera without the big fat shoulder bag. I also need space for a phone, wallet, etc. And, being a female, I want the bag to look like a purse. This works well. I can get my D300, a flash and a spare lens into it without too much bulk. It gives a neat appearance. I would like the front flap to have a latch of some kind to keep it closed.

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera Bag

                  By Dana

                  from Rhode Island

                  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 Jill-E Designs Messenger Style Carry-all Camera Bag:

                    I just travel with one camera with one lens.This bag has ample room for more but I'll fill it with extra flash cards and battery charger. And maybe a water bottle in place of an extra lens or flash. Like the way it can be compartmentalized and the additional pockets for documents,not to mention room for an iPad. I'm sure I will use the added drawstring coverall at some point for added protection. The only thing I find to be a slight annoyance is the drawstring has gotten caught on the velcro inside. I very much like the sewn in magnets that keep the cover flab closed but yet quickly accessible. Slim design is great and stylish. The shoulder strap shoulder pad could be designed of a more friction material so as not to slip or slide. But so far I am quite content. And that's good.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect size

                    By Redrocknrobin

                    from Brooklyn NY

                    About Me Semi-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 Jill-E Designs Messenger Style Carry-all Camera Bag:

                      Great for a woman on the go who wants optional designs fro the cover of her case.

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                      4.0

                      Functional yet good looking

                      By Dorthy Lola

                      from Amarillo Tx

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage

                        Comments about Jill-E Designs Messenger Style Carry-all Camera Bag:

                        I wanted a camera bag that looked more like a purse than a bulky camera bag. I have a few cutesy little purse type camera bags that will hold almost nothing. This bag was just what I needed. It holds one body, three lenses, one external flash, extra batteries and charger, and a variety of accessories as well as my cell phone and wallet. Lots of great adjustable compartments and everything is easy to access. I love it.

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