Jan Christian

Design-Your-Own Custom Camera & Photography Gear Bags!


As a photographer, I know all about the endless quest to find that perfect camera/accessory bag. Well what if you didn’t have to search for it and could have it made? I haven’t seen any places offer this so I might try to fill that niche, as I already have the tools and materials to do so.

Almost all of my materials are mil-spec, so they’re more than ready for use and abuse. I use 1000 denier Cordura as the main material. It’s an extremely tough nylon that is stronger than canvas at only a little more than half the weight of it. It’s also highly water resistant due to the coating on the backside and the “durable water repellent” applied to the front.

I currently stock four colors: black, MultiCam (genuine Crye Precision), khaki-green, and khaki-tan. The khakis are very close in color, one is just slightly more green than the other. For reference, there is a coyote zipper-tape above the fabrics.

Cordura colors

If something needs padding, I use a high quality closed-cell foam: Volara.

No job is too small. I could make a simple sling strap, a pouch for your flash, or a bag for your camera. The possibilities are endless.

So is this a good idea? Share your thoughts. If any of you have an idea for a bag/pouch/accessory that you need and would like to be a “beta” customer, send me a message!



3 Responses to “Design-Your-Own Custom Camera & Photography Gear Bags!”

  1. William Says:

    Sign me up! I would love a lens holder that I could attach to my belt so I can have easy access to another lens without carrying my whole bag with me. Maybe one big enough to fit my 70-200 but made with a material that I could bunch up and then use some clasps to make it shallower if I’m carrying something smaller but don’t want it to be as deep or hang that far down.

  2. Jan Says:

    Good idea, I’ll see what I can come up with!

    I do have a few questions though so I’ll catch you on AIM sometime soon.

  3. andy Says:

    Hi Jan. I’m really looking for a custom belt pouch so if you are stil doing this, fire me an e-mail and I’ll reply with the specs. Basically I need something to hold a Leatherman Wave, a Fenix PD30 and an iPhone in an Otterbox Defender case. All with on/off belt loops, the kind Calderidge makes. (I can send you some photos about that.)

    And a question … do you also have an option for hard(er) walls? I’ve got four PocketWizards Plus II, together with cords and flash shoes that I’d like stored in a special case. Haven’t thought of a design yet but I definitely can come up with something for this too.

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