Second, finest identified for his or her excessive finish telephone lenses, have just lately launched new luggage and wallets. Most notably the brand new Fanny Sling and Crossbody Pockets. Be part of me as I dive deep into the professionals and cons of every merchandise. 

The Crossbody Pockets

The Crossbody Pockets is a small bag designed to carry issues like money, your telephone, notes and so forth. One thing like that is good for movie shooters who need to maintain a pocket book and pen to take notes, or (how I exploit it) to carry my Second Lenses together with a lens pen to maintain issues clear and freed from moisture.  

The pockets that I’ve is fabricated from a pleasant terracotta-colored canvas that feels sturdy and looks as if over time it is going to get “weathered” moderately than worn down, serving to it look all of the extra spectacular. The pockets can be out there in black leather-based, tan leather-based, and nylon ripstop (which is vegan) Second did an amazing job on this bag specifically, in my view. It is stylish, on-brand, and if you have already got any type of telephone lenses it makes the digital camera you could have with you even higher by making you need to convey you lenses for a distinct focal size than the one offered by your telephone. The case comes with two straps – one for holding it throughout your physique and one that’s smaller and a extra handbag-esque fashion. I a lot choose the cross physique strap so I can get it out of my approach and focus on what I am doing. Be it operating for the bus, capturing, or taking part in Pokemon Go. I discover that the Crossbody pockets is a improbable on a regular basis carry, whereas the fanny sling is a bit more specialised. 

The Fanny Sling

Second’s new Fanny Sling is extraordinarily stylish. Sporting a fanny pack as a sling backpack has been huge in streetstyle in 2019 and the brand new sling from Second is correct on development. The sling is so much greater than the Crossbody Pockets, however due to this, it holds extra. Much more. Whereas the pockets is full after a few telephone lenses and a lens pen with some playing cards/money — the Fanny Sling is large enough to carry a full road shooter package. It may maintain my Fuji X-T3 with 23mm f/2.0 plus the 56mm f/1.2 on the similar time. The sling has a second pouch that’s designed for the Second lenses, however it’s also possible to take the dividers out and stick some reminiscence playing cards, batteries, or some lens pens in there. One factor that the sling has that the Pockets does not, is that it has a built-in lens material, making cleansing your lenses so easy I am unable to even consider a metaphor.  

Whereas my copy of the Fanny Sling is made out of a vegan ripstop nylon materials, it is usually out there in black, and terracotta canvas with leather-based accents which, in my view, look much better. 

What I Appreciated

The Crossbody Pockets

  • Glossy
  • Rugged feeling
  • Capable of maintain my telephone lenses, money, and bank cards
  • Nice for touring

The Fanny Sling

  • Capable of maintain a mirrorless digital camera
  • Would not seem like a digital camera bag
  • Canvas/leather-based model is gorgeous
  • Feels very sturdy

What I Did not Like

The Crossbody Pockets

  • I want it was just a bit bit taller to carry a passport comfortably
  • If the ripstop model is like The Fanny Sling it is going to really feel somewhat low cost

The Fanny Sling

  • The ripstop nylon feels somewhat low cost
  • It is a very explicit fashion that some individuals can rock however I can’t
  • Not a lot construction to the bag so when it is empty it seems deflated.


In conclusion, each of those new objects from Second are nice methods to hold your gear, and scratch the bag-collectors itch that many photographer’s have. What’s even higher is these luggage are weather-resistant so you do not have to fret about your valuable objects getting moist throughout a downpour. Although I would not advocate going swimming with both of those luggage, it is a good contact so as to add to the premium really feel.

The Second Crossbody Pockets is on the market for 54.99 USD and the Fanny Sling is 69.99 USD


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