THE CHOICE OF WORKING PROFESSIONALS FOR
OVER THIRTY YEARS.
Jim Domke and The Shooter's Bag Concept "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 awkward and 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 at my equipment instantly, without having to take the bag from my shoulder. My colleagues liked my ideas and so did thousands of other photographers. What started out 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. Thank you for considering Domke; an American-made camera bag of the very highest quality."
EXCEPTIONAL MATERIALS, INNOVATIVE FEATURES
THE INSIDE (AND OUTSIDE) STORY.
Canvas, for a classic look and feel: If your tastes lean towards the traditional and understated, then all-natural canvas is probably for you. Soft, supple, heavyweight cotton canvas molds around its contents, hugs your body, and has a smooth texture that's friendly to both equipment and clothing. The fabric is naturally water-resistant, and we add a repellent treatment in the dying process for an extra measure of protection. Still, canvas is a "breathable" fabric, so the air in your Domke Bag stays dry even in the most humid environments. Finally, canvas has a character all its own; as your Domke Bag ages, it softens and wears like a favorite pair of jeans. And new or old, a canvas Domke is the ultimate in discretion - the bag that doesn't shout "cameras!"
Or Ballistic Nylon, for a more "high-tech" approach: Our 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon is the super-tough, water-resistant fabric used in everything from expensive luggage to bulletproof vest exteriors. It has a more pronounced texture than canvas, and features a beefy, weatherproof urethane coating. Tough-as-nails Ballistic Nylon keeps its shape and sheen even after years of hard use, yet when incorporated into the flexible Domke design, is still soft and hip-hugging.
Tough, street-tested hardware: When it comes to keeping it all together, we use only the strongest buckles, adjusters, rings and clips. Most of our bags feature "bomb-proof" steel snaphooks (a Domke hallmark), with welded steel rings the most pilfer-proof closure short of a padlock and other elements of composite hardware made of DuPont Delrin.
The Gripper. Domke's original non-slip shoulder strap: We custom-weave twin tracks of high-friction rubber into some of the thickest, toughest cotton webbing on earth. The result is The Gripper Strap the strap that stays on the shoulder to keep your bag where it need it. It also surrounds the bottom of the bag for maximum security and end-to-end support.
The patented Padded Insert System.
The heart of a Domke Shooter's Bag: Another Domke exclusive, the Padded Insert System organizes and protects your gear with less fuss... and a lot less bulk. Interchangeable, compartmentalized inserts let you custom-tailor your Domke bag to suit any application or equipment combination. And unlike the flat walls, hatches, floors and bridges you find in other bags, these inserts are complete, self-contained storage components. Which means you can move or remove any Domke insert without having to empty it first!