I was stressed about packing for an upcoming trip, especially with having to bring my laptop and several cameras and it occurred to me that since I won’t be packing any electronics into my suitcase (it always gets stolen at the airport) I needed one bag that could hold these things without the fuss. On previous trips I always carried my laptop in a bag, had a regular bag, and also had a separate camera bag. Sometimes if I felt like consolidating it all I’d get a big plastic shopping bag and throw them in on impulse…Between searching for a passport, tickets, and wandering around airports and train stations I started to get paranoid that I had left my camera somewhere.
The motivation for making the bag wasn’t only about needing something functional to carry all my important items but about having to confront the bleak “travel bag” section showcased at many stores (photo taken with iPhone)…. There was nothing wrong with any of these bags, I mean they could easily fit all my electronics and a little pet..Somehow spending the measley 24$ to buy one of these bags seemed like a huge waste of money…
Then the second motivation for designing the bag was solely based on materials. Hardware and leather.. There isn’t much you can do whilst designing bags unless you know what kind of hardware you’re going to use. I don’t like to design unless I have my hardware picked out. From there I can figure out how I want to configure these pieces together…. Zippers, zipper pulls, handles, chains, closures etc. Not even going to try and feed you some bs ‘inspiration’ story behind the bag. I have none.
The bag has three compartments, the middle one is for all my cameras and lenses (fits two large bodies and lenses) the one on the end is for my travel documents, and the one of the other end that doesn’t zip all the way down is for my laptop..
I just couldn’t resist lining the bag with pink metallic leather… This section is for tickets/passports/cards…
Best travel jacket ever!
Other bags I’ve designed were minimal in detail but somehow depriving myself like that made me want to go the opposite direction for this bag.
Straps are also removable