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Lo & Sons’ Claremont Review: A Stylish and Subtle Bag for Your DSLR Camera

Lo & Sons’ Claremont crossbody bag is a stylish and subtle way to carry (and protect) your DSLR camera and other essentials.

Lo & Sons’ Claremont Review:

Price and Where to Buy: The Claremont camera bag is available on the Lo & Sons website for $300.

How Lo & Sons’ Claremont Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. Most bags for DSLR cameras are bulky or scream “expensive equipment inside.” Lo & Sons’ Claremont looks just like a regular, stylish crossbody bag—so no one but you will know that the interior is padded and designed to protect your camera and lens. Thanks to a back zipper pocket and two small front pockets, I was able to fit my DSLR camera, my smartphone, travel-sized sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and a light cardigan into this bag.
  • Value: 7/10. This is on the higher price end for a camera bag, but it is made from leather and designed to be an investment piece that will last forever.
  • Portability: 10/10. DSLR cameras are heavy enough on their own, so thankfully, the Claremont doesn’t add too much extra weight—just 1.5 pounds. The strap length can be adjusted as well, so you can wear this as a crossbody or shoulder bag.
  • Durability: 10/10. Lo & Sons’ Claremont is made from a high-quality, full-grain leather exterior and quilted nylon interior, which helps to make sure both the bag and your camera will last a long time, no matter where you take them.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. This bag is so classically stylish that I will use it as a regular handbag even when I’m not bringing my camera.

Final Verdict: Looking for the ultimate DSLR camera bag for your travels? Lo & Sons’ Claremont is it!

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Caroline Morse is always on the hunt for the newest and best travel gear. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter to see what she wears around the world. 

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Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at editor@smartertravel.com.

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo, Boston.com, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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E-mail her at cmorse@smartertravel.com.

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