“I designed my first shooter’s bag to solve a problem, without a thought that I might actually end up in the photo bag business. As a staffer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, I needed a bag I could work out of fast, and on the run if need be. Most bags are designed more like carrying cases or storage devices, with way too much bulk and padding. This is not only unnecessary, but takes away utility, speed and capacity.
The bag I created had the necessary cushioning, yet tons more room. It was designed so that I could get my equipment out instantly, without having to take the bag from my shoulder.
My colleagues liked my ideas and so did thousands of other photographers. What started as a kitchen table experiment is now a line of intelligently designed and executed bags and accessories that are recognized throughout the world as the photojournalist’s choice.”
As Domke users will know, Domke bags get better with age just like your favorite pair of jeans, but now, with the new RuggedWear collection, you no longer have to wait!
Available for three classic Domke models – F-2 Original Bag, F-5XZ Large Shoulder Bag and F-803 Camera Satchel – the RuggedWear bags feature high-quality, weather-tough, durable cotton canvas that is treated with special, non-solvent, environmentally-friendly waxes to provide the fabric with a lifelong resistance to inclement weather.
The special formula allows the fabric to breathe while the waxes produce a unique, timeless, weathered, distressed patina finish. By using the included refinishing oil, bags can be restored to its original finish quickly and easily.