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Informant Camera Sling

Messenger bag on the outside, DSLR camera case on the inside.

Starting at $99.00 $59.40 $99.00
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Selected Color Black/Gunmetal - Nylon
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  • laptop
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What are the features?

Organization

Adjustable straps for securing tripods are double-reinforced for proper balance while carrying

Internal mesh pocket for memory cards, batteries, filters, etc.

Fit

Padded, ambidextrous shoulder strap allows for universal carry as a sling over either shoulder

Removable cross strap for cross-body stabilization while riding

Timbuk2's shorty-cam buckle for single-handed adjustments

Clever Extras

Rain fly for soggy days lives in its own dedicated pocket

Materials

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Medium has a dedicated padded pocket to fit the 11" MacBook Air or iPad

What's this all about?

Your camera bag need not scream camera bag. The Informant looks just like a pared down messenger bag, but inside are hidden, padded, customizable walls to hold your camera, lenses and accessories. An ambidextrous, adjustable shoulder strap lets you carry it however you want for fast access when you find the perfect shot.

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External Dimensions

Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
S 15.0 38.0 13.4 34.0 7.9 20.0 3.5 9.0 1.7 0.8 305 5.0
M 18.1 46.0 15.7 40.0 9.1 23.0 3.5 9.0 2.1 1.0 671 11.0

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S 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 No. Your device will not fit.
M 9.4 24.0 7.5 19.0 1.2 3.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Warranty Repair

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim . If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle, all apparel, and Joey Charging Kits, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

Reviews (24)

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Informant Camera Sling
 
4.3

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (19)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Comfortable strap (11)
  • Stylish (9)
  • Good strap length (8)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (13)
  • Daily use (7)
  • Commuting (4)
  • Weekend trips (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (13), Comfort-oriented (9), Stylish (8), Modern (6), Career (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (21), Business (3)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 0-5 annual trips (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

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2.0

Not as great as it looks

By Yoni

From San Francisco, CA

About Me: Career, Modern

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • High Quality
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about Informant Camera Sling:

    I purchased this medium sized camera bag at the SF Timbuktu store in Hayes Valley and took it out for a 3 day photo shoot down to the Monterey Coast. It held my Canon 5D Mark III, with heavy 24-105mm and a 70-300mm lenses, battery charger and 2 extra batteries, CF cards, various filters, an iPhone, backup battery, iPro Lens kit, wallet, pens, and a small cleaning kit.
    The biggest issue I have is the way the straps attach to the body of the bag. They need to swivel, but they don't. Whenever I picked up the bag, I found the strap had slipped into the piece that holds it to the body, and I was constantly adjusting the strap, which was a bit of a bother. The bag would turn upside down when i lifted it by the strap from the ground, so I made sure to always have it zippered shut, so as to not cause a calamity of camera gear falling out of the compartments. Then It would require rearranging.
    I use a small Timbuktu messenger bag that I have had for several years. I love it because of the great design, high quality construction, all the interior compartments, and the strap-- which has a swivel hook that works great for detaching and never topples over like the Informant Bag does.

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 20+ Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great Small Camera Bag

    By Dan

    From Lewisburg, PA

    About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Access Items
    • Easy To Carry
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • No Straps For Tripod

    Best Uses

    • Family Trips
    • Long Vacations
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about Informant Camera Sling:

    The Small Informant Camera Sling is great for carrying smaller cameras, a few lenses and charging accessories. The only thing I don't like about it is that the small version does not have straps for a tripod like the larger version(s).

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 0-5 Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Very Utilitarian Bag

    By Utilitarian user

    From Honolulu Hawaii

    About Me: Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Access Items
    • Easy To Carry
    • High Quality
    • Utilitarian

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Work bag

      Comments about Informant Camera Sling:

      Great work bag. Use it for carrying uniform, coffee canister, etc. Pockets make it very useful!

      • Travel Frequency:
      • 0-5 Annual Trips
      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Good walking around bag

      By Asa

      From Chicago

      Pros

      • Easy To Access Items
      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Capacity
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Short Walks

        Comments about Informant Camera Sling:

        Perfect bag to take my dslr and a couple of primes for a walk around the city.

        • Travel Frequency:
        • 0-5 Annual Trips
        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Nice small camera bag

        By AliciaH

        From Colorado

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Access Items
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Somewhat Ackward To Carry

        Best Uses

        • Weekend Trips

        Comments about Informant Camera Sling:

        Very comfortable camera bag to carry on quick trips with one camera and one extra lens. I can carry extra accessories such as batteries, filters, cleaning cloth and cleanser. It accommodates a small wallet, phone and small items.

        • Travel Frequency:
        • 6-10 Annual Trips
        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Compact and perfect

        By Frenchie

        From Chicago, IL

        About Me: Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Traveling

        Comments about Informant Camera Sling:

        Its the absolute perfect size for quick trips. The padding is great and the low bulk is excellent when running around tryin to get shots.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great camera bag

        By NJNCPCDC

        From Washington, DC

        About Me: Career, Classic, Practical, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight
        • Well padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Traveling

          Comments about Informant Camera Sling:

          I have been looking for a camera bag that did not screen camera bag, particularly for international travel. This definitely fits the bill. I have only used it locally so far and love how lightweight it feels. In the bags I have used before for my DSLR, I sometimes end up with shoulder or back discomfort from the weight. Not with this bag. It sits nicely across the body. I got the small and find it very comfortable (I am a 5'5", ~135 lb female). I normally only carry my camera and at most two lenses, a small tripod, and a remote, and this is great.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Works Great

          By Andy the Audiophile

          From Menlo Park, CA

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Lots of Pockets
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about Informant Camera Sling:

            I actually bought this camera case to use as a carrier for my potable music system. It works great! I was able to make space or find pockets for everything that I needed, including my full-size headphones, an iPod, and a portable amplifier (among other things). I'm sure it works great for carrying a DSLR and a couple of lenses, but I had a special purpose in mind and this hit my needs spot on.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Great for Point & Shoot Cams- not DSLRs

            By marlat1112

            From San Antonio, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • High Quality

            Cons

            • Not Enough Pockets
            • Side Not Wide Enough
            • Strap Connections Too Low

            Best Uses

            • Short Photo Shoots

            Comments about Informant Camera Sling:

            So glad I purchased this on sale. The length of the bag is a bit cumbersome (I think for a female), and yet if you had added 1/2 inch to the width it would have helped. My DSLR and an extra lens were too big for this bag, so I will be using it for my Point & Shoot cameras. The strap connection position on the bag is in a weird place (in the middle of the bag), so when I go to pick up my bag it spins around to upside down. Also if the strap would have had a clip to remove so I can attach it to other bags or packs. The pockets should have gussets as my cords were too bulky for them and I had to use space in the bag just for the cords.and extra battery.
            The sale color was OK, not my fav combination.
            I have over 40 Timbuk2 products and I don't think this is your best work. 1st disapointment on your products. Maybe ask some real photographers how they would design a midsize photo bag.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Perfect Little Guy

            By @foto_tjs (check out my Instagram!)

            From Oregon

            About Me: Amateur, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accessibility
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight
            • Lots of Pockets

            Cons

            • Hangs Loose
            • Strap Pad Slips Too Much

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Daily Use
            • Office
            • On The Job
            • Traveling

            Comments about Informant Camera Sling:

            This is a perfect sized bag for someone who doesn't need to carry around a gauntlet of ridiculous camera gear; it's humble.
            In my bag I carry a Canon Rebel t3i with an 18-50mm lens attached. And either two other lenses at a time, or one other lens and a speed light. I got a notebook, an iPad Mini, various cords, batteries and cards in there too, and it's all a snug fit. I like being able to swing the bag around and access my camera at a moment's notice, and people tend to think I'm a professional (I was once, but now just more of a hobbyist). Overall a good bag, and I would recommend it to friends.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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