Anyone who loves photography knows the value of a good bag. Epiphanie, by photographer Maile Wilson, produces super-stylish bags that don’t look like camera bags. The extra bonus is that even if you’re not into photography, these make great everyday bags or diaper bags, too!
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I have one really large camera bag made by another brand. It’s very well-loved, and it’s accompanied me all over the country, but sometimes it’s too big. I’m headed on a big travel adventure next month and I’ve been on the hunt for a bag with some specific features. I didn’t want it to be too huge and heavy because I’ll be lugging it around a lot, but at the same time, I do need to fit quite a bit of stuff in it. One of the main features I was looking for, which my other bag doesn’t have, is the option of wearing it on my back. That’s so helpful for traveling, but it’s hard to find a good, stylish bag that has that option.
The bag I’ve had my eye on for a long time is the Brooklyn, by Epiphanie, and I’m happy to have it now to take on my trip! It’s designed to accommodate your 15″ laptop, iPad or tablet/eReader, camera + attached lens, 1 long lens, 1 short lens, flash, battery pack and wallet. Plus there’s lots of extra pockets ideal for storage of keys, cell phone, memory cards, business cards, travel maps, etc. It should also come as no surprise that this is the color I picked.
This particular bag has a couple of options for carrying, which was one of the main reasons I picked it. It has an adjustable shoulder strap if you want to carry it over-the-shoulder or cross body,
but with a quick click of the straps, you also have the option of throwing it on your back. This comes in handy (at least for me) when you have your hands full, or you’re hiking through an airport, or simply want to keep your bag on you but have both hands available to shoot your camera and not have the bag banging into your arm.
I do think it’s cute that all Epiphanie bags come with this cute charm attached, too.
On the back side of this bag, there’s a zippered pocket. It’s good sized, and can fit an ipad, or travel documents, or anything else you want to keep secure, yet accessible.
On the front side there are 2 snap-closure pockets that are fairly deep. You can easily fit a phone, lip gloss, keys, small wallet, snacks, etc. in there.
When you open the front flap, there’s a good sized pocket,
and in the main compartment there’s a small zippered pocket.
In the main body of the bag, there’s a main divider
That makes a nice padded area for laptop storage.
The other compartment has removable dividers.
These are re-positionable, with velcro sides, so you can arrange them in any configuration you like (OR remove them completely.)
It can fit a large camera (that one in there has my monster 24-70mm lens on the camera body), plus another lens next to it, and there’s still room for extras like a battery charger, external flash, memory cards, etc.
I can easily fit all of this in the bag:
Camera (Canon 5D Mark lll)
battery, camera cords
lipgloss, keys, phone, coin purse
granola bar, small water bottle
and there’s still room for little stuff
One of the great features of this bag is that you can remove ALL of those dividers inside and it functions just as a regular bag. So that means if you’re not into photography, but still love the bag- it’s still for you! I should note that I use my camera bags all the time when I’m not filling it with actual camera gear. The dividers work beautifully for my wallet, planner, snacks, kid/baby stuff, etc. It’s just a great all around bag as well.
All in all, I’m really happy with this new bag and I can’t wait to show you where I’m taking it! Epiphanie would love to send a bag to one of you as well. The winner of this giveaway will get to choose any in-stock bag from Epiphanie. Check out their website, there’s tons of options and different sizes available to fit your needs. You can keep up with all the latest by following them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. The winner will be announced in about a week. I’d love to know which bag YOU’D choose. Check them all out by clicking here, and then leave a comment telling us your fave!
*note: I was provided a camera bag for review from Epiphanie, but I accepted no additional compensation. My opinions are sincere, let me know if you have any questions!
Ginger in Caramel. Wow, that is a nice bag!
Ginger- turquoise! Can’t wait to see where your going!
I love the Belle bag and the London bag. Both are lovely!
Love the Lyric. But the Charlotte is cute too.
I like the Stella olive. So cute.
I like the Sydney in Caramel best, but there are so many beautiful choices!
I love the Lola red! I would love to win!
I love the Clover Bag in Grey! So cute!
Love the stella in plum!
Brooklyn backpack… DROOL!
Love the Stella or Sydney in grey. Thanks!
Love the Clover in grey!
I like the Charlotte bag in metallic!
I would love the Stella in plum!
I have always had a serious crush on backpack style bags and after your review above I am seriously sitting here trying to figure out how to convince my husband that I need that bag! The color I want (I LOVE Ephiphanie’s caramel color) is sold out so maybe I’ll have him convinced by the time it’s back in stock 🙂
I love the Ginger style and the turquoise is beautiful! What awesome bags!!!
I love the Lola in Kiwi!
For me it would be Ginger in turquoise
Love the black madison!
You can’t go wrong with that gorgeous Madison in turquoise.
The Stella is cute! I like the pink.
Love the Ginger in burnt orange, but it’s so hard to pick just one!
I love the Ginger in Turquoise! I also love the Clover in Red.
Love the Madison or Sydney in turquoise
I’m pretty sold on the Brooklyn! I’m going to my first blog conference and big family summer vacation with my first DSLR, so an Epiphanie bag would be SO perfect!
Love the Madison in burnt orange!
The London in orange. It is fantastic!
I loved Lola, but because I’m practical and a backpack would be so useful, I’d probably choose Madison, in Burnt Orange.
I like the London or Brooklyn, in any color because if I win, it will be a gift for my son and daughter-in-law!
The one you picked is perfect and I love the turquoise. I would love to win it.