Part camera bag, part 007 James Bond spy gear, the CloakBag is actually a cool idea that means that protecting your camera doesn’t equate to missing that shot or not even taking your DSLR with you. I’ve taken to leaving mine at home because I don’t want to draw an undue amount of attention. This looks like a really great way to carry and protect my camera.Florida design group Naranja Studio released the Cloak™ Bag, the world’s first shoot-through camera bag that allows a user with an SLR camera to take photos without removing the camera from the bag. This ability allows on-the-go photographers to take photos at a moment’s notice and avoid drawing the attention of tourist-targeting thieves. The release of the bag coincided with the launch of its accompanying website, www.cloakbags.com
Made from high-quality nylon, this is seriously an idea that’s time has come. I could see myself using this while stalking people it’s raining or if I want to be stealthy. The only drawback I see is that flash is not going to work. But that’s OK for my purposes. I like to work with available light. It is priced reasonably at $49 and is available in two colors: a brown called “coffee tree” and a slate gray called “fog & turquoise.” Because this is one of those “Lori Must-Have” items, I ordered one today in brown.