One day I was distracting myself with Pinterest when the camera bag Gods smiled down on me and I stumbled upon Ona Bags! Have you heard of them? More importantly, have you SEEN them?! Ona makes some sexy swank bags that truly do not look like camera bags! I have a weakness for bunnies, bottled Coca-Cola, cute flats and PURSES/TOTES/BAGS, so you can imagine how my heart fluttered upon seeing their line of beautiful and functional bags.
Their Roma insert really grabbed me. It's a small, protective insert (with p l e n t y of pockets) that you slide into a purse / tote / backpack or bag you already own! So basically, any purse or bag can be your camera bag. I wanted one - DUH! The folks over at Ona were kind enough to send me one to review! Let's take a peek:
I met up for coffee with my super cute, super talented friend, Rachel. I asked her to take the bag set up I had (pretty big tote with the The Roma insert in it) out for a spin to see what she thought. We both fawned over it. The accessibility to the pockets is great, the clasps on the front of the bag open and close easily and the insert has just the right amount of protective material to keep your cameras safe without being too bulky.
I tried several combinations of cameras in the insert. I easily fit my Canon AE with 28mm lens and folded SX70 in the bag along with my wallet. I also managed to fit my Mamiya Universal inside the insert and a box of film in one of the front pockets. Pictured here are my iPhone, pen, pencil, keys, phone charger, Olympus XA, two folding SX-70's, a pack of Impossible Project's PX70 film, a few darkslides, Moleskin planner, and wallet. Would you believe I could have easily fit more things into those pockets?!
I think EVERYONE should have one of these! Seriously, you can make any bag of your choice a safe haven for your equipment, not to mention it's a tote/bag organizer. Let's be honest, once you toss a few things into your purse/bag/backpack, it turns into an abyss for your items! The The Roma lets you keep your things well organized. I've been using this in my totes with and without cameras since I got it! What are you waiting for? Get yours here!
What do you guys think? Is this a dream come true or what?!
A big thank you to Ona for sending this thing of dreams my way, and to Rachel for palling around with me!
I'm definitely asking for one of these babies for my birthday!