Camera bags are renowned for being practical, but rarely could be described as stylish in the fashion sense. The Reflexion, however, with its messenger bag design, press-studs, oversized zip and colour schemes (Pomegranate, Morel and Anthracite), is exactly that. This makes it a great choice for the more fashion conscious or those looking to protect their gear with something that doesn’t scream ‘I’m a photographer!’.
The aesthetic appeal does have an impact on the bag’s capacity and the protection it offers, however. Rather than using padding on the bag itself, the Reflexion instead offers a padded insert with a cinch top that fits inside it. This will take a DSLR with lens attached, but doesn’t leave room for extra lenses. What it does mean, though, is that you can use the Reflexion as a regular shoulder bag, or place the removable insert in another bag to protect your camera.
Within the main compartment there’s also a padded section for a 9.5in tablet – a feature unique to the Reflexion. When it comes to accessory pockets, it has plenty, giving lots of room for filters and memory cards, along with your wallet, keys and phone. It also has a mesh side pocket for a water bottle, and a rubberised base to protect it from the ground.
Its strap wasn’t as comfortable as some of its rivals despite being padded, and disappointingly, it also lacks a rain cover. That aside, it does offer a chic option for those carrying the bare essentials.
- Street price: £49 (As of July 2016)
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This review was first published in the April 2016 issue of Digital Photo - download back issues here.