Words by Emma Kay
Jessops' new range of Tecno camera bags definitely covers all the bases in terms of what you could ever need in a camera bag.
The five bags, ranging from the small compact case to the full-on rucksack that will hold a DSLR and 3 additional lenses, are well made of sturdy water resistant material. They also have a soft inner lining to protect your camera screens and lenses from getting scratched. All the bags feature various ways of being carried, from handles to shoulder straps, for maximum versatility.
Tecno Small Compact Case -
This case is robust and strong and features a Velcro flap to keep the rain out of the zip. It can be attached to a belt or be carried on the shoulder with a slim strap. We put an Olympus Tough TG-620
in without issue. The only problem with it is that it really is tiny – you might struggle to fit some models of the compact market in here – and the next bag up will swallow them whole. It is a nice looking, if snug, case. It would make a good little home for any spare batteries or memory cards when placed in one of the bigger bags, too. At £15.95, it is quite expensive for its size, but it is made of high quality water resistant material so the price is justified.
Tecno Small Shoulder Bag
This bag is ideal for more advanced compacts. We used the Canon Powershot G12.
Its main compartment features SD card pockets in the lid, and the bag has three additional zip pockets, two side and one front with a netting pouch. These are ideal for small cables, or lens filters. The bag is quite dinky and is practical without being oversized. It features a carry handle, belt strip and padded shoulder strap for added comfort. This one is perfect for keen amateurs. At £22.95, it is good value for the amount of space and pockets you get, along with the high quality material that's used.
Tecno Holster Case
The holster case is the perfect size for a small to medium DSLR. The design means that you put the camera in lens first, giving you quick and easy access to the camera. It features one medium front pocket with a netting pouch and is ideal as a bag for a day out when only your camera is needed. It also has a carry handle, belt strap and detachable shoulder strap. The bag is priced at £29.95, features a nice design and has just the right amount of storage space for a photographer heading off on a day out with their family. It also offers a practical and safe way to store your DSLR, something all photographers want.
Tecno Gadget Bag
The gadget bag has a large middle compartment secured by both a clip and Velcro, making it really safe. It features 3 various sized dividers for placement as you wish, and is designed to hold a DSLR and 2 lenses maximum. The detachable dividers mean that you can ensure that your camera fits in the pouch securely. It has three zip pockets, two padded side ones and a front one with a mesh pouch that is covered by the top flap, making it extra safe. It also has a slim pocket on the back. Again, it has a carry handle and a detachable strap with shoulder pad. At £49.95, it is pricey, but it does fit two additional lenses and is padded throughout. We were also able to stick a flash in the front pocket. It's also a good option to pick when a rucksack may be a little on the big side for the amount of equipment you want to carry.
This is the largest and most versatile of all the bags. It features a large main compartment, with 2 soft pockets. It also has a large front pocket secured by a zip and a flap with a sizeable mesh pocket. The bottom compartment is secured by a clip and zip and is also padded.
There are several detachable dividers which can be used in the top or bottom compartments. It can hold a large DSLR and three additional lenses, along with some small accessories or it can hold two DSLRs, one in each pocket, leaving less room for extra kit. It has a well padded back for comfort and shaped straps, along with a carry handle. It is ideal for a day trip, but it would be even better if it had a pocket for placing a laptop in. It could also do with a slightly deeper top compartment so you could carry magazines and other items.
Overall, it's a sleek and comfy rucksack ideal for those needing to carry various lenses with them. At £39.95, its price has been dropped from a whopping £79.95, so no complaints here!
This range of Tecno bags are all well made of highly resistant fabric, and are also water resistant. All five of the bags offer secure and safe protection for your equipment while you are out and about. They have all the bases covered, and there really is a bag for everyone in this range.
For more information on these bags and to purchase them, visit the Jessops website.