The other day I told you about my Epiphanie camera bag, and so today I want to tell you about the bag I actually use on a daily basis, the Kelly Moore Chapel Convertible Backpack (my little brother took these photos again).
I bought this bag for a several big reasons:
1) I wanted a bag that I could wear on my back if I wanted to. Let’s face it, camera bags get heavy when you load them with gear and I knew the option of a backpack would help. I didn’t want a camera bag looking one though, so when Kelly Moore released this one, I couldn’t pass it up.
2) I also needed the bag to carry the basics I would need on a normal shoot; something like a family portrait session, engagement pictures, or a small/medium event. This bag carries my camera with 50mm 1.4 lens attached, plus one other lens, my flash, and all of my accessories. I love the organization offered by all of the different pockets (I’ll talk about that more in a minute) and it is truly a functional bag.
3) Lastly, I wanted a bag that didn’t look like a camera bag, but that I could wear while shooting. This fit the bill perfectly because of all the ways you can wear the bag. In the shot above, I am wearing it as a backpack, but it can also be worn messenger style or on your shoulder (I would normally take the straps I wasn’t using off, but I didn’t want to mess with them for these quick pics. That being said, the straps are super easy to take on and off, which is nice if you are the type of person to want to change them all the time).
Where this bag really shines, however, is in the inside.
The back of the bag has the “Posey Pocket,” an invention by Kelly Moore to allow her bags to carry SD/CF cards, credit cards, and more, all in an organized manner.
What I love most about this section of the bag are all the pockets within pockets. Seriously, it never ends!
The other amazing thing about this bag is that whole inside section that holds your gear comes out! Yes, the whole thing is one self contained unit, which means you can also use this bag as just a regular backpack if you want to. The light purple color inside makes it easy to find your gear, and the moveable padded dividers make the bag completely customizable.
I am seriously in love with my Chapel Backpack and I use it all the time. I keep most of my gear in it because I know it will be safe and ready to go. I would highly recommend Kelly Moore Bags to anyone looking for a quality, functional, stylish camera bag. They even make them for men now!
Make no mistake, I am not being compensated for this review and I paid for my Kelly Moore bag, I just love it so much that I want to share this with others who may be looking for a great camera bag.