Long Weekend Camera Pouch Review
The Long Weekend Camera Pouch uses durable materials and is great for photographers using point-and-shoot cameras. Plus, it'll work for a phone, too.
- Materials are durable and water-resistant
- Hook and loop fastener is secure
- Attachment loops are easy to use
- Not much use outside of photography
- Logo is large for pouch’s size
- No internal organization
0.06 lb (0 kg)
6.3 in x 3.9 in x 2.4 in (16 x 9.9 x 6.1 cm)
Recycled Nylon, VELCRO®
Moment’s collaboration with Long Weekend has given the world several unique, vintage-styled offerings since its launch in 2021. Even though this pouch is designed for a camera, we’re curious about what else we can stow inside while traveling. Let’s find out!
This pouch’s 210D nylon feels durable and has no issues handling light precipitation. The top closure leaves a few gaps, so you shouldn’t trust it in a monsoon; however, for most purposes, it works fine.
The material has internal padding, which offers protection from bumps, knocks, and drops. While it probably isn’t durable enough to attach your favorite camera to the outside of your backpack on a hiking trip, it offers enough cushion for regular wear and tear.
The top closure is a hook and loop fastener. It creates a strong bond and stays shut almost all the time. If you have a larger camera inside, the exterior fabric will be tighter, pushing the flap up slightly. Without interference, this isn’t an issue. However, sliding it in and out of a daypack allows the closure to catch on something and pop open. It’s an infrequent occurrence yet one that’s worth noting.
On the pouch’s back side is a vertical strap with three loops. You can run a strap through here to attach it to something, like inside your sling. Or, run your belt through it and wear it like a Nokia phone in the early 2000s. We found attaching a carabiner here helpful for connecting it to the most things possible. When not in use, the carabiner stays out of the way behind the pouch.
On the left and right sides, there’s one loop each for attaching and mounting the pouch to your gear. They’re easy to use and stay out of your way when not in use.
The front of the pouch has a large Long Weekend logo on the bottom. On some occasions, we might scoff at a tag taking up so much real estate relative to the size of the piece of gear. However, this one adds a classic vibe we’ve mentioned before in testing other Long Weekend gear.
At the time of writing, the three colorway options align with what we’ve seen from Long Weekend with a diamond ripstop exterior pattern and a heritage feel. In addition to the sizable frontal logo, there’s also a small one on the back.
Inside The Pouch
The interior of the pouch is more straightforward than the exterior, and that’s saying something. There’s no organization to speak of—just empty space for you to stow a 35mm point-and-shoot camera. If you aren’t familiar with that genre of photographic equipment, try and remember what your parents used at your soccer games in the 1990s.
Point-and-shoot cameras have seen an uptick in popularity and value in recent years. Long Weekend collaborators Willem Verbeeck and Allison Simon have highlighted their use on a popular YouTube channel dedicated to photography and related topics, which is worth a visit.
It handles 35mm point-and-shoot cameras perfectly, though it also works well for storing a digital point-and-shoot if you’ve long moved on from the analog world. A good reference is that if your camera is roughly the size of a disposable, it’ll fit inside this pouch.
If you aren’t into photography…how did you make it this far? Jokes aside, you can stow a phone in here too. It isn’t terribly tall, so plus-sized phones or cases with chargers on the bottom might not fit. We dig the aesthetics of this pouch, and it looks rad if you use it as a phone pouch.
Back on the photography side of things, we dig this as a travel item. You can load your point-and-shoot inside, bring a few extra accessories in your travel backpack, and hit the road. Once you arrive, take your camera out and hold it in your hand or around your neck. You can use the pouch to stow extra rolls of film, filters, or other goodies. That way, you can leave your backpack behind while still having everything you need for a day of taking photos of your adventures. #Filmisnotdead, amirite?
Overall, we dig this pouch as a photography accessory that keeps your gear safe, regardless of where the final destination is. If you aren’t into photography or point-and-shoot cameras, this might not be the best option out there for you. It has a vintage look we’re used to seeing from Long Weekend, and it’s a travel companion that is a joy to use due to its simplicity.
- The recycled nylon feels durable and water resistant
- Hook and loop fastener is secure and easy to operate
- It folds down reasonably small when not in use
- Exterior materials have held up well and handle rain better than expected
- The padding ensures your camera stays safe but isn’t great for rugged adventures
- Hook and loop fastener is easy to use and holds sturdy