Hack Your Camera Bag To Fit On A Bike

Here is a quick tutorial from Pierre-Yves Chopin on a quick bag mode to make it bicycle friendly.

I needed a solution to carry my Pentax K5 when biking around. I already had a Lowepro Toploader zoom 50 AW, so I decided to modify it in a simple way.

Lowepro Toploader zoom 50 AW on a bike

Materials Needed

  • Sewing kit
  • Few inches of regular / strong nylon strap (to add on the bag)
  • Few inches of velcro straps (to mount on the handlebars)
  • Some kind of durable elastic band
  • 2 hooks.

Instructions

I added an horizontal strap on the back of the bag so it would fit 2 velcro straps that’d go on the handlebars.

Lowepro Toploader zoom 50 AW on a bike

Lowepro Toploader zoom 50 AW on a bike

If you are taking the bag, the straps can be left on the handle.

Lowepro Toploader zoom 50 AW on a bike

To keep it in place, I made a simple elastic band with to hooks and used the existing plastic rings on the bottom of the bag.

Lowepro Toploader zoom 50 AW on a bike

Lowepro Toploader zoom 50 AW on a bike

Lowepro Toploader zoom 50 AW on a bike

And there you have it, a bike friendly Camera Bag

Lowepro Toploader zoom 50 AW on a bike

  • Bombera

    Hello!
    For how long have you tested it? Cannot the vibrations and shocks from the bike cause any damage to the cam? Otherwise I’d like to make something similar. Cool Post!