After years of dreaming, planning, and iterating, Camera Sling is finally here. The shoulder bag has a 6-liter capacity, perfect for small to medium cameras without being cumbersome. It's ruggedly built with weather-resistant canvas, leather, and zippers. The easily adjustable and comfortable shoulder strap makes it easy to carry all day, while dividers and space for SD cards keep your kit smartly organized. Quality heritage materials will last generations, so they remain functional and timeless even after years of use.
Owner and Maker at Clever Supply Co. -- We make leather camera straps and accessories to help photographer's enjoy carrying their camera more.
What are the Technical Specs?
Colors: Tan or Black
• Weather Resistant Waxed Canvas
• Full-grain leather
• YKK coated Zippers
• Brass Hardware
• EVA foam for structure and protection
Reward Delivery Estimates (Extra Context)
Some of you have noticed a few month difference in our reward delivery estimates for Tan vs Black color Slings. I wanted to share some more context on this, and explain why there is a difference!
First, we want to get everyone these bags as soon as possible, we're going to work hard to make that happen.
Last year, I went out on a limb and self-funded our first order of Tan bags after we dialed in the final sample, they arrived at our Workshop in Louisville, KY, just ahead of us launching. For Tan backers this means we should be able to get their rewards quickly (by May latest), we're aiming for ahead of schedule on these!
Why wasn’t Black included in this first order? That’s because of MOQs (minimum order quantity) When working with a manufacturer, they don’t have a good setup for small batch, so we were required to meet an MOQ which is for one single color, and these MOQs are typically the same type of volume a larger brand will make when they order a product as well. In our case our MOQ was over 500 pieces (for each color)
So needless to say, a brand our size couldn’t self fund that many bags in both colors ahead of the launch of the product. Therefore, this Kickstarter campaign! You are essentially helping us fund our second order which will include Black and any other Tan bags we might need.
Why did we do this? We did this to ensure we could build trust with the backer community early by making sure we have our supply chain figured out and ready to go when we do launch, with a goal of delivering ahead of schedule.
So what about Black? These are expected to be delivered on the timeline (by July) we’ve advertised! Black Camera Slings are being ordered as soon as the campaign is over, once Kickstarter remits the funds to us from the campaign. The MFG will then order materials, which takes time, start production, finalize quality checks, and then ship to us. From there we will ship to you!
Hope this adds a layer of transparency to this process, and we greatly appreciate each of you for helping bring this vision to life!
How does Waxed Canvas look after it's aged?
Waxed canvas has a unique and beautiful look that comes with aging. This weathered appearance is called "Patina", which is a shared feature you get with leather products as it is darkens with use and natural oil transfer. In the case of waxed Canvas, over time, the wax can wear off or fade, creating a more rugged appearance. Truly every piece will take on it's own look as it experiences the adventures you take it on.
With timeless materials that get better with age 📸