ONA Chelsea Camera Bag

ONA Chelsea Camera Bag

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A functional twist on an old favorite: the Chelsea is a classic bowler bag designed to keep your camera safe.

Brand: ONA Bags   |    Code: 00ZONA012

HANDCRAFTED: HOW AN ONA BAG IS MADE

Behind the Scenes

ONA’s creative director Bryan Mochizuki shares a behind-the-scenes look at the quality and craft that goes into every piece in the core ONA collection.

Since the very first ONA sample in 2009, we have worked with the same family-owned factory in the Dominican Republic. It’s where we still produce every messenger bag, backpack, and camera strap in our core collection. ONA_2019_Manufacturing_Process-1.jpg
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ONA_2019_Manufacturing_Process-7.jpg Producing in this way allows us a high level of craftsmanship, quality, continuity, and heritage. The woman who oversees all of the materials used in our bags has worked with our factory for over 30 years and can recall from memory details of every design since 2009. We handcraft our products in small runs of 100 or 250 pieces—instead of thousands at a time—which allows us a high attention to detail. And given the geographic proximity to our New York headquarters, we can work together closely and collaboratively.
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Each bag is manufactured entirely—from uncut raw materials to finished product—within the four walls of our two-story factory. An individual bag can require up to 5 hours of total hands-on work to produce, with up to 15 individuals directly involved and at least 3 quality checkpoints. And as all of our sample-making happens in the same building, the team that helps us develop each new style can train and work directly with the craftspeople who ultimately produce them. ONA_2019_Manufacturing_Process-11.jpg
First, on the ground floor of the factory, all of the raw materials—full-grain leather, 14oz waxed canvas, solid brass hardware—are assessed, cut, and prepared for assembly through a number of methods depending on the style. The materials are then carefully sorted and organized until they’re ready to be produced.

Upstairs, each bag comes to life—gradually, deliberately—through a number of individually-manned stations, each dedicated to specific pieces of the process: stitching large panels together, attaching hardware, fine details, edge-painting. Finally each bag is given one last check for quality before being placed in a dust-bag and packaged.

We are proud to serve a global community of photographers and storytellers, who value quality, craft, and process in their work. We seek to mirror that in every good we produce, through the people, technique, and heritage that we know goes into the final product.

The roomy interior is fully padded with closed-cell foam with space for a camera, up to three lenses, personal items and a tablet. A structured bottom keeps this bag standing on its own, while the rolled leather handles are a breeze to carry. Includes a detachable crossbody strap. Handcrafted with rich saffiano leather and gold accents.

Details

  • Handcrafted with saffiano leather
  • Back zippered pocket
  • Personal items compartment with two pockets
  • Detachable leather crossbody strap
  • Room for a camera and up to three lenses

What Fits

  • 1 DSLR camera with lens attached
  • 2-3 additional lenses
  • 1 iPad or 11-inch laptop

Exterior dimensions 

41.91cm (L) X 26.67cm (H) X 16.51cm (D) 

Interior dimensions

40.64cm (L) X 25.4cm (H) X 15.24cm (D) 

Weight

1.68 kgs

ONA Chelsea Camera Bag

Adjustable 54 Cross-Body Strap

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OVERVIEW

The roomy interior is fully padded with closed-cell foam with space for a camera, up to three lenses, personal items and a tablet. A structured bottom keeps this bag standing on its own, while the rolled leather handles are a breeze to carry. Includes a detachable crossbody strap. Handcrafted with rich saffiano leather and gold accents.

Details

  • Handcrafted with saffiano leather
  • Back zippered pocket
  • Personal items compartment with two pockets
  • Detachable leather crossbody strap
  • Room for a camera and up to three lenses

What Fits

  • 1 DSLR camera with lens attached
  • 2-3 additional lenses
  • 1 iPad or 11-inch laptop

FEATURES

HANDCRAFTED: HOW AN ONA BAG IS MADE

Behind the Scenes

ONA’s creative director Bryan Mochizuki shares a behind-the-scenes look at the quality and craft that goes into every piece in the core ONA collection.

Since the very first ONA sample in 2009, we have worked with the same family-owned factory in the Dominican Republic. It’s where we still produce every messenger bag, backpack, and camera strap in our core collection. ONA_2019_Manufacturing_Process-1.jpg
ONA_2019_Manufacturing_Process-2.jpg ONA_2019_Manufacturing_Process-3.jpg
ONA_2019_Manufacturing_Process-4.jpg ONA_2019_Manufacturing_Process-6.jpg
ONA_2019_Manufacturing_Process-7.jpg Producing in this way allows us a high level of craftsmanship, quality, continuity, and heritage. The woman who oversees all of the materials used in our bags has worked with our factory for over 30 years and can recall from memory details of every design since 2009. We handcraft our products in small runs of 100 or 250 pieces—instead of thousands at a time—which allows us a high attention to detail. And given the geographic proximity to our New York headquarters, we can work together closely and collaboratively.
ONA_2019_Manufacturing_Process-9.jpg ONA_2019_Manufacturing_Process-10.jpg
ONA_2019_Manufacturing_Process-8.jpg
Each bag is manufactured entirely—from uncut raw materials to finished product—within the four walls of our two-story factory. An individual bag can require up to 5 hours of total hands-on work to produce, with up to 15 individuals directly involved and at least 3 quality checkpoints. And as all of our sample-making happens in the same building, the team that helps us develop each new style can train and work directly with the craftspeople who ultimately produce them. ONA_2019_Manufacturing_Process-11.jpg
First, on the ground floor of the factory, all of the raw materials—full-grain leather, 14oz waxed canvas, solid brass hardware—are assessed, cut, and prepared for assembly through a number of methods depending on the style. The materials are then carefully sorted and organized until they’re ready to be produced.

Upstairs, each bag comes to life—gradually, deliberately—through a number of individually-manned stations, each dedicated to specific pieces of the process: stitching large panels together, attaching hardware, fine details, edge-painting. Finally each bag is given one last check for quality before being placed in a dust-bag and packaged.

We are proud to serve a global community of photographers and storytellers, who value quality, craft, and process in their work. We seek to mirror that in every good we produce, through the people, technique, and heritage that we know goes into the final product.

SPECIFICATIONS

Exterior dimensions 

41.91cm (L) X 26.67cm (H) X 16.51cm (D) 

Interior dimensions

40.64cm (L) X 25.4cm (H) X 15.24cm (D) 

Weight

1.68 kgs

IN THE BOX

ONA Chelsea Camera Bag

Adjustable 54 Cross-Body Strap