Shutterbag Heirloom Photography Bag Review

This review is on the Heirloom Shutterbag – a great functional bag for on location or travel!


The Deets

The Heirloom 5-in-1 is our largest and most versatile bag! Watch the video about what it can carry and ways to wear it.

It is designed to carry a full sized laptop (up to 15 inches) at the same time as your camera body and 3 lenses (or 2 lenses and flash).
The 70-200mm Lens will fit in the Heirloom with ease.

The package includes:
– 1 Heirloom SHUTTER|bag with all shown straps
– 1 Lens Cap Holder

Exterior Size:
13.5 inches (35cm) tall
15.5 inches (40cm) long
5.5 inches (14cm) deep at the base

INTERIOR dimensions:

Height (from bottom to top zipper): 13 inches (33 cm) Width: 17.5 inches (almost 45 cm) Depth: 6 inches (15cm) Padded dividers are 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) tall and 4 inches (10 cm) wide

The back has a large zippered pocket that is 12 inches (31cm) wide and 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall

The front has two large zippered pockets that are 5 inches wide (13 cm) and 5.5 inches tall (14 cm). There are two slotted pockets that are 5 inches (13 cm) tall and 5 inches (13 cm) wide. Near the top of the front are another two zippered pockets in the front that are 5.5 inches (14 cm) wide and almost 5 inches (13 cm) tall.

There are pockets on each side of the bag, too.  They are 5 inches (13 cm) wide and 5.5 inches (14cm) tall.

The Heirloom is a 5-in-1 bag.

  1. Use two medium adjustable straps to convert into a comfortable backpack.
  2. Use the long, adjustable shoulder strap to wear across the body.
  3. Use two short carry handles so can be used like a tote bag.
  4. Use one medium adjustable strap to carry as a short shoulder bag.
  5. Use two short carry handles criss-crossed in the back to secure to any generic suitcase trolley, turning it into a roller-bag!

With beautiful soft leather and thick internal padding, not only will it protect your camera but it will prove to be a good investment for your gear and your wardrobe.

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The Review

I am a camera bag addict. I have tons because I’m always seeking the right one for the right occasion.  Being that I travel a lot to on-location and for speaking engagements around the United States so I need a bag that can carry my laptop, camera body, lenses, chargers, books, pens, business cards, etc.   This is the perfect depth bag with the perfect amount of pockets.  I carry a lot of extras that I need to have stored away and not jumbled at the bottom of the bag.   That has been a big issue with many bags I’ve owned- lack of pockets and depth – I like to be able to lay my jacket/sweater on top of the items in there for when I am traveling.  With smaller bags I had to carry – which is difficult when navigating through airports or while trying to handle on-location reflectors, etc.

Another great thing I love about the Heirloom is that it has so many different straps this can also be a backpack – I have the option of on the arm, on the shoulder, and on the back.  Versatility is the second element I look for with bags – I can definitely see myself taking

Aesthetically its cute, well made and quality materials for a professional presentation to clients.  Functionally it has all of the strap options and the interior adjustment of dividers for my various size lenses and accessories.

The only drawback that I have on this is that the interior has a white/black striped fabric, that I love for looks, but I’m afraid it will get stained.  However I’ve been carrying it for over a month with no issues – not even a pen mark on it!

This is great as a camera bag and for other uses as well- I’ve been using it as a work bag without camera equipment by taking out the dividers for some client meetings.

The Pictures

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Learn more about ShutterbagUSA here



Shutterbag has not sponsored this post but they did provide the bag for review.  This is just a review from an interested individual wanting to share :)


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