Waterfield Camera Bag Keeps Your Cameraphone and Gear Within Reach

I had a DSLR. It was great, but I sold it. I had a small, mirrorless camera. It was awesome, but I sold it. Honestly, as a blogger and casual photographer, the iPhone’s camera is more than enough for my needs. To get the most out of iPhone-ography, however, you need to carry some accessories. Enter the Waterfield Camera Bag.

The Waterfield camera Bag comes in either premium full grain leather or ballistic nylon. The nylon bag has an MSRP of $99 while the leather bag has an MSRP of $129. And while that may sound a bit pricey, considering the fact that Waterfield bags last forever, you would do well to think of this as an investment rather than a simple purchase.

From Waterfield:

Take Remarkable Pictures Everytime. Mobile photographers can now stow their lenses and tripod in the compact iPhone Camera Bag so they’ll always be prepared. This stylish mini camera bag is built tough to endure extreme elements and keep camera gear protected.


The bag is designed to carry just enough of your iPhone camera gear. That’s why it has a diminutive size of just 8″ L x 3″ W x 4″ H.

The nylon version weighs 6 oz. While, as you might expect, the leather version is a bit heavier coming in at 8 oz. That is enough space to carry an iPhone 8, iPhone X or similar-sized phones, an external battery pack, up to 4 lenses, lens attachments and a mini tripod.

Inside the bag is a soft-lined interior and adjustable dividers so you can carry up to 4 lenses. At the rear is a special pocket designed to hold and protect a phone as large as the iPhone X as well as a battery. A small zippered mesh pocket sits just under the flap and can be used to hold small items.

The adjustable dividers can be used as shipped, re-configured for your specific needs, or entirely removed.

No matter which option you choose, the dense foam used throughout the bag will guarantee the gear you keep inside is kept safe.


At the bottom of the bag are elastic straps which expand to securely hold a mini-tripod.

I played around with some of the items I might want to carry and ended up using it to hold a light, a lapel microphone, a remote shutter control and an iPhone holder with cold shoes in mine with room to spare if I decide to throw in some lenses.

At the bottom, I keep a selfie-stick/tripod for added flexibility when taking pictures. If I need to take pictures I simply remove the two parts of the selfie-stick/tripod, connect them and attach the iPhone holder that is inside the bag. In all, it takes about thirty seconds to set it up or break it down.


The bag ships with an adjustable shoulder strap that can be quickly attached or removed from the strap attachments on either side of the bag.

And for those times when you need the bag with you but don’t want to deal with the straps, the bag also has leather belt loops in the back so you can “wear” it.

Now I have to admit, I’ve tried “wearing” the bag by attaching it to my belt, but it looked a bit too much like a fanny pack. That noted, however, if you want to keep your gear with you and need to ensure it is safe; you might want to get past any fanny pack concerns you might have. After all… this isn’t a fashion show. It is about keeping your gear safe, secure and available. Moreover, I had fanny packs when I was a kid, and none of them looked as good or were built as well as this bag.


  • Soft-lined interior
  • Adjustable dividers for up to 4 lenses
  • Special pocket for iPhone X and battery
  • Zippered mesh pocket for small items
  • The body is encapsulated in dense foam for additional protection
  • Bottom expandable bands for holding a mini-tripod
  • Self-locking water-proof zippers
  • Includes adjustable shoulder strap
  • Includes premium leather loops in the back for hooking onto belt

I’ve made no secret of my love of Waterfield products. I love how thoughtfully they are designed, I love the care that is taken in their construction, and I love that they last forever. I also love the fact that they are designed and produced right here in the USA.


The Waterfield Camera Bag is a neat product. It has all the design and construction details that make it immediately identifiable as a Waterfield bag, and it does exactly what it sets out to do. If you use your cameraphone or small GoPro-like camera as your main device for capturing moments, you will want to check this out. You can learn more here.

Source: Company Supplied Review Sample of the Waterfield Camera Bag in Leather

What I Like: Has all the hallmarks that make Waterfield products great; Holds just enough cameraphone gear to take your on-the-go shooting to the next level; Includes a shoulder strap and has belt loops on the back; Has easy-to-configure interior dividers that can be entirely removed

What Needs Improvement: Looks a bit like a 2017 version of a fanny pack

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.