The Camera Bag: Clik Classic Turns Back the Clock on Photo Bags with a Cool Retro Style


posted Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM EDT

Clik Elite camera bags are known for their modern take on rugged cameras bags for the adventurous outdoor photographer. But with Clik Elite's new Classic Line, the company is going for a more stylish, retro approach with these photo backpacks and bags.

The Clik Classic photo line is made up of three new photography bags designed for outdoor landscape photographers or urban streets photographers. All three bags are made made from an attractive, denim-like grey material.

First there's The Klettern ($185), which takes its name from "klettersack," an all-purpose workhorse backpack for long hikes. On the outside, The Klettern has felt-lined shoulder straps with leather reinforcements; while on the inside, there's a padded camera bay inside the top lid, providing a padded, assessible spot for your DSLR camera.

Meanwhile, the bag is filled with organizer pockets to stuff cables, batteries, memory cards and filters. A quilted sleeve protects your laptop. There's also a hidden pouch that pulls out to cradle your tripod, and a tuck-away rainfly to protect your gear from sudden downpours.

The Tropfen ($139) is a smaller, teardrop-shaped photo backpack, that's made for shorter day trip shoots. The Tropfen also has a dedicated camera bay to store and protect up to a standard DSLR, medium soon lens and external flash.

A smart portal on back of the pack gives you fast access to your camera; while a padded sleeve fits an iPad. You can attach your tripod to a tip-out carry loop, while organizer pockets give you space for your small accessories. There's also a hidden rainfly for protection agains the elements.

Finally, there's The Schulter ($59), a small shoulder bag that carries and protects an SLR, extra lens and external flash. Accessory pockets fit a smartphone, cords, cables and keys while an internal sleeve is a great spot for an iPad. The adjustable, felt-cushioned shoulder strap provides comfort for long hauls.

Visit the Clik Elite website for more info here.