Review - Chelsea Camera Bag by ONA

My trusty everyday camera bag is the Vector Photo Daypack which is great for everyday use and travel but it doesn't blend in well during formal events so a few weeks ago I purchased the Chelsea Camera Bag by ONA and love it!

The Chelsea Camera Bag by ONA

The Chelsea Camera Bag by ONA

All my every day equipment in my Chelsea camera bag

All my every day equipment in my Chelsea camera bag

About it  - The Chelsea bag holds all my equipment safely and easily accessible during shoots while being stylish and discrete. The bag is split into two sides. The first fits personal items like a wallet, external hard drives or even my MacBook Air. The second has 3 velcro inserts to keep lenses and camera body secure and separate. I've even used a section to keep a bottle of water cool during hot summer weddings or an umbrella just in case. The Chelsea also has a cross body strap so I can be hands free while shooting. It also has a structured and sturdy bottom with gold studs that make it stand up right so I don't have to worry about it tipping over with my equipment inside if I place it down.

Downsides  -  I don't have any downsides to share for The Chelsea other than it does get very heavy but this isn't the bag's fault. I'd really like for this bag to have attachable back straps (like a back pack) instead of a cross body strap because I feel like I have to switch from side to side during long shoots to feel balanced. Other than that, the side strap is really comfortable.

Worth It?  -  The Chelsea goes for $369. Since I'm not one for buying handbags, the price point hit me a little hard but I saw it and it was beautiful. I decided that it was time for a new bag and more importantly, something that was a little more camouflaged during weddings. The Chelsea holds my equipment securely and easily accessible and every time I've used it someone asks me where I got it not even knowing it's a camera bag. Its been a great investment and I recommend it to anyone who wants a stylish and functional camera bag!

Where to get it  -  I bought my Chelsea bag at my favorite photography store in NYC, Adorama. It's located on 18th street between 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas.