Protecting Your Camera Without Carrying a Huge Bag | Camera Coats Padded DSLR Camera Cover

by Heather Smith on March 1, 2013 · 39 comments

Protecting Your Camera Without Carrying a Huge Bag | Camera Coats Padded DSLR Camera Cover


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I love taking photos with my Nikon D5100, but sometimes I hate dragging my huge camera bag with me. Knowing that I will only need the one lens and it’s already on the camera makes dragging an entire bag along a painstaking task. Sometimes I just wish I could plop my DSLR in my diaper bag and go. Now I can! Camera Coats sent us an Alpine Nylon {Ultra Padded & WaterResistant} Vest to try on our trip to LA in February.

Whether your hiking up the snow filled Wasatch Mountains or heading to grab a warm drink down the street your camera will be padded, protected, and ready to join you!

Outside: Ultra Padded Nylon {Water Resistant}
Inside: 100% Black Cotton or Wild Flowers (Gray & Black) Padded.

Carefully made by hand in the USA.

The sturdy buckle {pictured} attaches to you camera strap so you don’t lose your Camera Coat while shooting!

The 3 awesome pockets in the back are perfect for your smartphone or extra SD card.

Strong velcro keeps your camera nice and cozy inside its Camera Coat!

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The Alpine fit my Nikon with a 50mm lens attached with plenty of room to spare. It has a nice, soft, fatty layer of padding to keep the camera safe while out and about. There is also a sturdy buckle that attaches to your camera strap so when you remove your camera coat you won’t lose it. 

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On the back of the camera coat there are 3 pockets that are perfect for a SD card, smartphone, or lens cap.

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Camera coats offers a variety of sizes to cover just about any body.
Standard: Our “standard” Camera Coats will typically fit a DSLR up to approx. 5 X 4 X 3 with a lens up to approx. 4″ long.
The Large Standard: Fits a camera body size up to approx. 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 with a lens up to approx. 5″ long.
The Small PRO: The latest edition to our family. It is the same size as the PRO up top (6 X 6 X 4), but not quite so long (about 1.5″ shorter)…great for a lens up to approx. 5″ long.
PRO: The PRO size will fit up approx. 6 X 6 X 4 and up to a 6.5″ telephoto lens. {Yeah, that’s big!}
So I decided to take my Nikon to California with me without a camera bag… just using my new Camera Coat. I felt confident placing my camera in my carry on bag with my laptop and wallet (and a few other essentials) knowing that it was surrounded with padding. I am thankful to Camera Coat for this feeling of freedom as I was able to catch a few great photos with my Nikon that I otherwise wouldn’t have gotten with just my phone camera.
One more reason I love Camera Coat…  Each Camera Coat is made by hand here in the USA and packaged and shipped by a great team of our local friends with disabilities on the next business day after your purchase!


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1 Claire March 2, 2013 at 1:07 AM
2 Barbara Stenby March 2, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Matt’s Mr. Law Navy Cord would be great for my son


3 Danielle March 2, 2013 at 9:21 AM

I like the green chevron camera coat!


4 Daraya March 2, 2013 at 9:57 AM

I would love the Agua Navy Chevron Water Resistant Coat! Super cute and functional! :)


5 heather March 2, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I would LOVE a camera coat, not sure on which style though so many choices. I hate carrying my camera in my purse or carrying around my big bulky camera bag.


6 Renee D March 2, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I soooooooo want one of these! I love the size and variety of patterns. I usually just take the camera without the bag, which I know is not a good idea, but who wants to lug around a big bag??


7 Barbara March 2, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Love this camera carrier even if I dont win! What a great creation for someone who is always lugging around a camera!


8 dannyscotland March 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM

They always ship the next business day after one’s purchase.


9 Brenda F March 2, 2013 at 11:14 AM

I like that they have ‘guy’ styles, and more girly floral type styles as well. The shabby Paris red is very cute.


10 Amanda Alvarado March 2, 2013 at 12:46 PM

I like the CC Perfect Pouch: Touch of Glitter/Black


11 Lisa Burk March 2, 2013 at 1:17 PM

I would get the Vintage Tea Time Cotton Coat!


12 Jeanna March 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I love that they are made in the USA!


13 Lisa Ehrman March 2, 2013 at 3:57 PM

I really like the Green Burlap. It’s great fabric is very natural!


14 Bo March 3, 2013 at 1:24 AM

I love this bag: Green Chevron {WaterResistant} Rain Slicky.


15 Carrie Phelps March 3, 2013 at 7:13 AM

I love the Shabby Glimmer of Paris Red {WaterResistant} Rain Slicky.


16 Karen Lynch March 3, 2013 at 8:20 AM

They have water resistant covers which would protect your equipment in water parks, and surprise storms.


17 michelle oakley warner March 3, 2013 at 8:23 AM

i would get a cc perfect pouch in black the damask water resistant one, i love that they have such cool styles, very neat


18 Kristi P March 3, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I need the Aqua Navy Chevron {WaterResistant} Rain Slicky


19 Lisa Ellis March 3, 2013 at 9:19 PM

i like the Touch of Glitter, black .


20 Fawn H March 4, 2013 at 9:33 AM

I like the French Love Letters {WaterResistant} Limited Edition Case


21 Kristi March 5, 2013 at 2:47 PM

I have never seen these before. Love it! I will have to get one soon for my camera I hate taking the big bag everywhere.


22 Emily Ashby March 5, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Great review! Thanks Heather!


23 Sarah Vm March 6, 2013 at 9:18 AM

I would love the Amour {WaterResistant} Rain Slicky.


24 Deborah March 6, 2013 at 11:11 AM

I’m not sure if my first comment went thru (sorry if it did and this is a duplicate!)

I like the Black Winter water resistant coat!


25 Brynn March 7, 2013 at 8:11 PM

I LOVE the Touch of Glitter/Rose {WaterResistant} Rain Slicky


26 Amber Faith March 8, 2013 at 5:36 PM

I love the Vintage Tea Time Cotton Coat!


27 Jennifer Fredericks March 9, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Oh my gosh, what a GREAT idea! I LOVE these Camera Coats! So many awesome Chevron patterns!


28 Connie Gruning March 9, 2013 at 2:25 PM

This is the most amazing camera case!! LOVE them!! I think Amour {WaterResistant} Rain Slicky is my favorite. What an awesome idea!! I’m like you, I carry my camera everywhere! This would be so much better than carrying my camera case.


29 Sarah March 11, 2013 at 11:10 AM

I also like the perfect pouch – it’s rainproof and perfect for bringing an extra lens!


30 Piper Leigh March 12, 2013 at 3:06 PM

They’re made in the US!


31 jamie braun March 12, 2013 at 9:34 PM

im lovin the Aqua Navy Chevron {WaterResistant} Rain Slicky


32 michelle riebeek March 13, 2013 at 2:34 PM

May Flowers Yellow {WaterResistant}


33 kelly thompson March 15, 2013 at 11:44 AM

the covers with the rose embellishments are so sweet! i like that it protects and is cute at the same time!


34 Beth Rees March 15, 2013 at 1:42 PM

I love that they ship the next business day after a purchase


35 Tina March 16, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I love the water slickers especially Bohemian


36 Stephanie from CT March 17, 2013 at 1:17 PM

They make water resistant “rain slickies” and lens pouches as well


37 anna March 18, 2013 at 1:25 PM

The padding on this cover would allow me to safely put the camera in my diaper bag


38 Heather Russell March 18, 2013 at 6:50 PM

These are very cute. I would like to see matching accessory bags!!


39 Ruby Yoshi March 18, 2013 at 11:35 PM

I like the #Glimmer of Paris/Pink {WaterResistant} Rain Slicky one


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