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For those that don't wear a pack of any sort, how do you carry your camera?

My jersey pockets get pretty full when I'm out for a full day. I was searching for an alternative way to carry a camera, but I'm not so sure there is one. Another problem with a jersey pocket is sweat, and there is enough of that to ruin my camera for sure.

Has anybody come up with an alternative to carrying a pack?
 

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Back in the day I carried a point and shoot camera in a tool bag (under the seat). I stuffed the camera in a Crown Royal bag then stuffed it under the seat.

Traditional film cameras didn't hold up to the pounding to well. I'd think a cheap digital would work better.

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scottvt said:
Are you against wearing a pack? There was a thread about this just a couple days ago, but it was regarding different packs....
Hate packs and never wear them unless forced to.

Thanks for the suggestions...keep them coming.
 

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rockerc said:
hating packs must cut down your riding potential some? I dont have any good ideas if you do not want to wear anything like that.
Well, no not really. But thanks for posting to add nothing to the thread:thumbsup:
 

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DavidR1 said:
Well, no not really. But thanks for posting to add nothing to the thread:thumbsup:
Not trying to give you a hard time, but on really long hot rides, how do you carry enough water along with all the other stuff you might need? I came from a roadie background and have no problem stuffing the jersey pockets full. But after a couple summer rides where I ran out of water, I decided a camelback and sweaty back was a better way to go. Just sayin...

In your case, have you looked at some sort of bar mounted bag for your camera?
 

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HarryCallahan said:
Not trying to give you a hard time, but on really long hot rides, how do you carry enough water along with all the other stuff you might need? I came from a roadie background and have no problem stuffing the jersey pockets full. But after a couple summer rides where I ran out of water, I decided a camelback and sweaty back was a better way to go. Just sayin...

In your case, have you looked at some sort of bar mounted bag for your camera?
There are several solutions I have come up with. Planning is the major thing. The places I ride the most are public parks/ forest areas. These all have water if you know where to find it. If I'm going on a long, back country excusion that a camelback of some sort is needed.

I'm now thinking some sort of stem mounted bag may be the way to go. I would like to attach it to me somehow, but there just doesn't seem to be an easy way to do this and keep the camera somewhat safe.
 

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DavidR1 said:
I'm now thinking some sort of stem mounted bag may be the way to go. I would like to attach it to me somehow, but there just doesn't seem to be an easy way to do this and keep the camera somewhat safe.
For stem mounted, you could use the mountain feedbag. I've got a buddy that'll zip tie his camera case to his top tube as well. Personally, I keep mine in my hip pocket on my osprey pack when I'm wearing it, or on a side thigh pocket on my shorts when I'm not.
 

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DavidR1 said:
There are several solutions I have come up with. Planning is the major thing. The places I ride the most are public parks/ forest areas. These all have water if you know where to find it. If I'm going on a long, back country excusion that a camelback of some sort is needed.

I'm now thinking some sort of stem mounted bag may be the way to go. I would like to attach it to me somehow, but there just doesn't seem to be an easy way to do this and keep the camera somewhat safe.
Gotcha.

That worked for me as a roadie. I would scout for drinking fountains and faucets along routes. Tennis courts and schools are almost always good.

I've seen folks on century rides with a top tube mounted box called a "Bento box". Nice little container that can hold some bars and gels, or a small digital camera. And I've seen touring bags that go on handlebars.

As to keeping it on your body, how about a shoulder strap, sort of like a bandoleer? That way you could clip the case to your chest, for easy grabs when a photo opportunity came along. I've seen folks clip phones and cameras to the shoulder straps on packs, so this would be similar without the pack.
 

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HarryCallahan said:
As to keeping it on your body, how about a shoulder strap, sort of like a bandoleer? That way you could clip the case to your chest, for easy grabs when a photo opportunity came along. I've seen folks clip phones and cameras to the shoulder straps on packs, so this would be similar without the pack.
I'm looking for such a thing. Not sure exactly how it would work out as it would need to be snug to prevent excessive moving around.
 

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In the winter, I actually carry my camera in my sleeve with the wrist band around... Well, my wrist. The Trek jacket I use in winter has tight enough cuffs for this and my camera is pretty small. I sometimes also hang it around my neck on a lanyard, but again, only with a jacket to stow it in. In hot weather, I really have no good way to carry it where I can access it quickly unless I happen to have shorts with cargo pockets on. Then, it's just the luck of the laundry draw.
 
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