Domke offers a wide variety of bags for professional photographers and videographers. The Director is part of their Next Generation Viewfinder series and is meant for DSLR cameras and similar sized gear.
We tested the Director bag over a rainy week, carrying a 7” field monitor at one point and later a DSLR camera. The bag’s interior compartment is easily customized using bendable, self-adhering separators and movable pouches. The exterior is made of tough Codura material and features expandable side and front pockets. It also includes a rear slide pocket and a padded zippered sleeve for tablets up to 9.5 x 7.37.
One feature you won’t find on bags from other companies is the Quiet system, which gives you the option of silencing the Velcro closures with a small flap of material.
Domke bags are made for professionals, a fact that’s reflected in the price. The difference shows in fine details like the suede wrapped grab handle and a numbered identity plate that can help identify your bag if it’s lost or stolen. One feature you won’t find on bags from other companies is the Quiet system, which gives you the option of silencing the Velcro closures with a small flap of material. While this lets you open a compartment without the familiar ripping sound, it also prevents the compartment from staying safely closed.
The Director bag was comfortable to carry and easy to use. All compartments were easily accessible, and the soft but tough exterior is built to last. It’s more expensive than most similar camera bags, but we highly recommend it for photographers and video shooters who want their bag to be as professional as the gear inside.
The Director camera bag from Domke Next Generation is a tough yet stylish way to transport your gear. It features a highly customizable interior and a rugged exterior that will endure years of daily use.