Author Topic: Bumbag for cycling with a camera?  (Read 947 times)

fuaran

  • rothair gasta
Bumbag for cycling with a camera?
« on: September 07, 2016, 02:45:19 pm »
I'm thinking some sort of bumbag/belt bag would be useful for carrying my camera when on the bike. So comfortable for cycling, and lets me stop, spin the bag around and quickly get the camera out.

Doesn't have to be huge, but big enough for a Micro 4/3 camera (Lumix G5), plus a couple of extra lenses. And maybe some way of strapping a Gorillapod on.

Any suggestions for makes / models?
Currently looking at:
Lowepro Inverse 100 AW - not sure if too big?
Think Tank Hubba Hubba Hiney - quite expensive, have to buy the belt separately
Think Tank Speed Demon - a bit bigger
Thule Covert CSC Sling

Seems to be surprisingly few around, I'm sure they were more common a few years ago. Maybe not so fashionable right now.

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: Bumbag for cycling with a camera?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 02:53:29 pm »
I have an older version of one of these - http://www.katabags.co.uk/handsfree-495-dl-for-dslr-2-lenses-flash-ktdl-hf-495

it's a bit tight for a DSLR (it won't fit with a big lens) but apart from that it's works well.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Re: Bumbag for cycling with a camera?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 03:36:45 pm »
I use this with a fuji x and a couple of lenses

https://www.simplyhike.co.uk/products/TheNorthFace/SportHikerWaistPack-TNFBlack.aspx

It also has a few little pockets for food and water bottles if required.
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fuaran

  • rothair gasta
Re: Bumbag for cycling with a camera?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 01:15:07 pm »
Found the Lowepro bumbag on Ebay for £15, so I'll try that.

Re: Bumbag for cycling with a camera?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2016, 01:19:44 pm »
Tried the bumbag thing, didn't like it. Prefer just carrying it over my shoulder or in this - http://www.decathlon.co.uk/300-bike-handlebar-bag-25l-id_8355750.html

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
Re: Bumbag for cycling with a camera?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016, 06:50:32 pm »
Ortlieb barbag, took my Canon 400D with 18-270 lens around the world and a throw off in a sand storm, just fine. Easy to access for quick snaps and don't leave a sweaty spot around the hips or back.

fuaran

  • rothair gasta
Re: Bumbag for cycling with a camera?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2016, 05:40:37 pm »
I would like a bar bag, but not a lot of space on the drop bars - already pretty crowded with lights, GPS, GoPro etc. Maybe I could add some sort of extension bar.
That Decathlon bar bag looks a bit small for my camera, they don't seem to give dimensions.

I often end up walking some distance from the bike to get a photo, so a bumbag could be useful for that anyway.

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
Re: Bumbag for cycling with a camera?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2016, 05:55:00 pm »
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessories/thorn-accessory-bar-mk1-t-shaped-105-mm-extension-222-mm-0-deg-black-anodized/

The T-bar is great for extra space, we got our bar bags on them. Though you need to have lots of fork and spacers to make it work.

Charlotte

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Re: Bumbag for cycling with a camera?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2016, 10:49:57 pm »
I have the Think Tank bag.  I use it for event jobs occasionally.  Hate it on the bike, too sweaty and bounces around too much.  Much prefer a messenger bag for a camera - even if it is harder to access.
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Re: Bumbag for cycling with a camera?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2016, 10:55:18 pm »
That Decathlon bar bag looks a bit small for my camera, they don't seem to give dimensions.

It fits my big camera, a 70-300 and the 50.