I was recently given the opportunity from Drew & Barry to experience and review two camera bags from new and upcoming luxury camera bag artisan Oberwerth.
Disclaimer: I did not receive any form of payment for this review and was given the use of the Oberwerth Munchen for a period of 2 weeks as part of the review. I have used camera bags from Billingham, Wotancraft etc and am always for the lookout for a bag with superb construction and detailing.
Oberwerth hails from Germany and focuses on fully hand-made high quality camera bags with a non-negotiable stand on quality and perfection. Drew and Barry is the only local authorized distributor. There are currently only two camera bag models Oberwerth produces, a testament to the brand’s focuses on focusing only on the best designs.
What makes Oberwerth unique?
1. All Oberwerth bags are entirely handmade from the 1st to the last thread using a combination of Cordura (a waterproof, oil, dirt resistant & tear-proof material) and full vegetable grain cow-hide which develops a rich patina when it ages.
To my knowledge, only my bags from Goyard can boast of this with detailing being hand-painted & in comparison a basic Goyard tote will cost you SGD$2000 onwards.
2. Oberwerth bags also come equipped with an anti-theft mechanism which consists of a unique combination of Cordura, Leather and Plastic woven into the strap, making it impossible to cut through the strap.
3. Its quick release clasp mechanism for the front buckles, which is in itself a joy to use with its attention to functionality and craftsmanship. Without further ado, let the photos do the talking!