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The Camera Base Layer keeps compact DSLR and mirrorless cameras fully protected and accessible during travel and outdoor pursuits. 

Waterproof (IPX6 rated)
Customized fit
Versatile carry options
Contains materials that meet Bluesign® criteria + PFC free
Qualifies for free shipping (USA)

- Integrated drybag with fast access and full waterproof modes
- Magnetic latch for instant, one handed access
- Adjustable length for varying camera/lens combinations
- Top carry handle with integrated daisy chain
- Anodized aluminum carabiner
- Compatible with traditional camera straps
- Zipper pocket for lens caps, camera cards, or hand warmers (for maintaining battery function in cold)
- Insulative synthetic padding protects from bumps and maintains temps
- Hypalon™ reinforced anchor points and handle

- Designed specifically for mirrorless cameras and compact DSLRs with varying lens lengths

Follow this link for detailed sizing guide and use instructions.

Weight: 5.5oz (155g)
Dimensions: 11 H x 9 W x 0.8 D in
(27.9 H x 22.8 W x 2 D cm) , without camera inside
IPX6 Rated: Withstands water projected from powerful jets from any angle

- 420D PU coated nylon, DWR coating (PFC free)
- 40D exterior panels, DWR
- 50D ripstop, UTS sealed seams
- Hypalon™ rolltop bag liner
- 210D nylon thread
- Magnetic Fidlock® latch

Coating Specs
- UTS coating (ultra tear strength): waterproofing and tear strength increase of 30%
- PU coating (polyurethane): durable waterproofing
- DWR coating (durable water repellent): water beads up and slicks off

Is the Camera Base Layer waterproof?
Yes. The Camera Base Layer is constructed with a drybag liner that can be rolled 3 plus times and clipped with the integrated snaps. For fast access that is less waterproof, leave the drybag liner top open.

Will the Camera Base Layer fit my Camera?
The Camera Base Layer fits most mirrorless cameras and compact DSLRs. For specific instructions on how to measure your camera and lens combination, visit the sizing guide.

What if the Camera Base Layer doesn't fit my camera after it arrives?
Not a problem! Contact and our fast and helpful team will assist you in arranging a return or exchange.

Will the Camera Base Layer fit with a battery grip?
No, the Camera Base Layer does not accomodate camera bodies with a battery grip accessory installed.

Does the Camera Base Layer have a warranty?
Yes, the Camera Base Layer has a 3 year warranty, please read all instructions and disclaimers prior to use.

Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including DMF which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to

Hands rolling down waterproof drybag liner

Fast access + full waterproof modes

Integrated drybag lines the Camera Base Layer. Leave liner unrolled for fast access, or use the drybag snaps to roll and close drybag for rated waterproof protection. Insulative padding protects from bumps and maintains temps.

Close up view of hand fastening magnetic latch

Instant, one-handed access

Fast, magnetic latch can be operated with one hand without looking for instant access.

Hands placing lens cap into Camera Base Layer pocket

Additional on-board storage

On board zipper pocket on back for lens caps, camera cards, or hand warmers (for maintaining battery function in cold).

Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
Charles M.
Great Bag

I have a Sony RX-10. Camera fits well even with the large lens hood attached. Pocket is small but sufficient for extra battery and cloth.

Mary L.
Handy weather-proof camera bag

This falls into the category of a "walk-about" bag, great for street shooting. Large enough to hold my Nikon Z7ii with a 24-120 lens, it's good for days when I don't need my bigger "system" bag with all its many accessories. Instead, I put a 77mm ND filter and an extra SD card in the 3"-deep pocket in the top. (Yes, I wish it were larger.) This bag is very soft and padded--in a down comforter sort of way. But despite its light weight, I suspect it will hold up-- though this, as other bags, won't protect against big bumps, I fear. Bag has no straps of its own —instead your camera's straps take their place. After you pull out the camera, you attach the now-empty bag to your pack or belt with the integrated carabiner. Finally, a magnetic latch makes stowing the camera fast and easy. And it's versatile: if I'm carrying my Sony RX100, I shorten by cinching in the bottom of the bag with the pull.
My advice to Matador: make this bag for larger cameras and cameras with longer lenses. And consider a larger pocket!

Great design, wish it came in different sizes

Overall great camera bag design and concept. I really wish this bag came in different sizes to meet more camera body sizes. I have both a full frame DSLR and Mirrorless and it fits neither, which is a bummer seeing it says it is for mirrorless bodies and mine doesn't fit. The length for lens attachment is more than adequate, but the camera bodies width-wise do not fit. There should be a compact size and a full frame camera size.