Friday, July 18, 2014

EN – The Fanny Pack of Wyatt Earp

By Thomas Ludwig
Wyatt Earp is one of the most well-known gentlemen in history to wear a fanny pack – a belt pouch for those of you unfamiliar with the American term. His was a special fanny pack designed to hold his six shooter, and to give him quick, one-handed access to his gun. It would free his upper body from straps and belts and let him wear his working equipment very comfortably the whole day long.

But in the old days, no one would have called it a fanny pack, because neither Goa techno nor today's belt pouches had yet been invented. (Also, the term 'fanny' only acquired its modern meaning in North America in the early 20th century.) At the time, there was just one important thing: functionality! And of course a man who lived such a dangerous life as Wyatt Earp did had to look for the best tools available. Lateron it became fancy to wear a gun holster, which you can see in many Western movies.

Left: Gun holster | Middle: Wyatt Earp | Right: CAMSLINGER bag
When we developed the CAMSLINGER bag for mirrorless cameras, we picked up this concept and built a unique holster system. While the CAMSLINGER isn't exactly a fanny pack, it's a bit like Wyatt Earp's gun holster as it provides quick and easy acces to your working equipment, while letting you wear it comfortably on your body. It's a bag for mirrorless cameras that provides all the comfort and functionality you need for your exciting life as a mirrorless hero – even if it's not as dangerous as the life of Wyatt Earp.

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