Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Perfect protection and awesome speed. The 1 Sec. Holster Bag - Safe, fast, light and water repellent. Must-have for every photographer!
Perfect protection and awesome speed. The 1 Sec. Holster Bag - Safe, fast, light and water repellent. Must-have for every photographer!
189 backers pledged $23,217 to help bring this project to life.

About

World's First 1 Sec. Camera Holster: Speed and Protection project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$23,217

189

Oberwerth proudly presents its second Kickstarter Project!

We all know the situation. We want our gear to be protected but at the same time we want it to be ready to take shot as fast as we can. At best, we need to be ready in a second since there is only a short moment for the perfect picture, especially in street photography or outdoors during a walk. But by the time one has gotten his camera out of the bag, it’s too late and the moment is gone. So we often compromise the security of our equipment. The results can be painful and expensive.

Well, here is the solution that we developed along with dedicated and experienced photographers: the 1-Second Camera Holster by Oberwerth.

1-Second Camera Holster
1-Second Camera Holster

 

It is certainly the fastest and safest bag in camera history and like all our bags, every stitch is painstakingly engineered. The Camera Holsters are 100% handmade from finest Tuscany leather. They are designed with you in mind to be nothing but the best for the purpose of speed and safety. The bag has been developed and thought through by our photographers and selected clients who have been testing them for a while now and whose feedback is in there for you.

  

If you support us and choose to back this Project you are basically picking a gift with your backing and supporting our future activities at the same time. In other words, you will be pre-ordering one of the newest bags we have that offers you the finest protection and readiness for your camera. By doing so, you get a huge discount and receive your choice before it ever gets to the stores. But best of all: We have designed some accessories that create the perfect set for fast and easy photography. So, make sure to check out Pledges and Add-Ons section a little further down below.

By backing us you help us in our manufacturing; we promise to be fast and we will come up with even more ideas apart from the usual. Great ideas, which we have already in mind.

Also, we have put together some useful combinations of our 1-Second Camera Holster with some great ideas like the Body Shell and some of our earlier Oberwerth designs. Choose the pledge or check this out in the add on section down below.

We are so proud to come up with this totally new concept of a holster bag. Developed with our good friend Jan, a dedicated Leica photographer and store owner, we came up with the perfect 1-Second Camera Holster which has been designed so that your camera is well protected in a bag but ready to go in one second. The perfect combination of speed and protection - padded, water repellent and made for pure functionality, protection and speed. Spend less than a hundred dollars to protect maybe thousands – we think that is a pretty cool way to go.

One more thing: This Holster and all our other pledges and Add-Ons are all Made in Germany. Don’t settle for in-between solutions. Go for the original! 

 

Get ready in just 1 Second
Get ready in just 1 Second

 

You have got to have this 1-Second Holster bag no matter how many camera bags you own. This one is missing! The combination of security and speed just have not existed before.

Before we forget: If you do not want to use it because you are carrying more gear and want to return to your traditional camera bag you can also stuff the holster away as it is soft and light. And …

You can have your 1-Second Camera Holster in nine individual colors - all handmade. Here are some insights into our production:

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

 

What's your color of choice?
What's your color of choice?

 

The Ever-Ready Body Shell

The coolest add-on in our combined pledges or in our Add-On section is the Ever-Ready Body Shell. Our fathers used to have the hard case camera body shells and, today, you can still buy them to protect your camera body. But the disadvantage of such hard cases is that they are generally stiff and you often have to remove them totally or there is a chance that a part will dangle into your image. In simple terms, they are good protectors but they are a pain. We created the perfect solution. The body shell is the ultimate, soft and beautiful protection for your camera. A sleek outside that can easily be removed as you see in our little video and in the images below. It is out of the way in no time. The perfect addition to the 1-Second Camera Holster!

Ever-Ready Body Shell
Ever-Ready Body Shell

 

available in nine individual colors
available in nine individual colors

The Camera Straps

But next to that you may also want a nice strap that fits your Holster bag just perfectly. So, we created a possible add-on that lets you add a camera strap long enough to wear around your body and in the same color as the Holster.

You can choose the color of your strap during our backer survey so that they fit your other choices.

 The Compact All Leather Bag

Now, we would not be Oberwerth if we did not give you a chance to pledge the perfect, stylish, beautiful and well thought through all leather bag with your 1-Second Holster. At the end of the day, at some point there is more than one camera and a small lens that you want to carry and you would be surprised how much you can put into this beautiful, handcrafted leather bag “Made in Germany.” Every stitch is done with our painstakingly, uncompromising love for craftsmanship and detail. The following images and packing examples show you the surprising abilities of this seemingly small camera bag that proves to be a giant when it comes to practicability. 
 
front side
front side

 

from above
from above

 

including 1 seperator Pad
including 1 seperator Pad

 

back side
back side

 

available in nine individual colors
available in nine individual colors

 

 

 

Kickstarter is a Win-Win situation! You can support us and get so much value out for you!

1. Choose your Reward

Kickstarter allows you to only choose one (and only one) reward level to back this project. You cannot choose 2 reward levels, sorry. Just one. You will get whatever is part of that reward—you cannot take out things that you don't want for things that you would rather like to have.
(See the FAQ on more information why we can't do this.)

But good news, there is a little trick to add things to your pledge.

2. Add whatever you like! Check out the Add-On Section for additional Items

In case you want to add something additional from our “Menu of Add-Ons” to your reward, check out the Add-On Menu below. If it's in the Add-On Menu you can add it to your reward by increasing your pledge by the amount specified in the menu. You can only add things to your reward that are in the Add-On Menu. How to do so? Just click on the “Manage my Pledge” button on the top of the campaign page and increase your pledge by the amount of your preferred item from the Add-On Menu.
(You can find a detailed description on how to add Add-Ons in our FAQs)

If you want to add on one of the wonderful Oberwerth products that you don't see in the Add-On Menu, don't worry. We'll give you a chance to do that after our campaign ends. From the increase in your pledge we can identify the corresponding Add-On.
(Take a look at our FAQs for further explanation)

3. Hurrah, you made it!

In the backer survey we send after the campaign ends, we will ask for all the details (e.g. shipping information, color preference, add-on specifics). So relax, kick back and we will work as fast as we can to get everything going even starting production while the campaign is still under way.

 

 1-Second Camera Holster

How to use the 1-Second Camera Holster
How to use the 1-Second Camera Holster

 

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

 Ever-Ready Body Shell

How to use the Ever-Ready Body Shell
How to use the Ever-Ready Body Shell

 

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

 

 

  

 

Do you want to extend your Holster or your combined pledge by an Add-On from our menu? Here you go. Take a look at our Add-Ons below.

 

 

We will ask for your preferred color in our backer survey
We will ask for your preferred color in our backer survey

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Oberwerth is proudly presenting its second project on Kickstarter. But we have not been sitting around since we completed our first project. We have built a reputation for premium bags from Seattle to Tokyo from London to Seoul. We have been working hard to make our customers happy regardless whether it is Kickstarter or any sale we have been doing, otherwise. 
The 1 Sec. Holster bag is a totally new concept for a camera bag and we hope that with your help we can manage a breakthrough for this new type of bag – the perfect combination of speed and security. With your support of our project you start this exciting journey. 
We can promise with full confidence that we know how to build a superb bag and you can be confident that we will deliver on our promise. But, of course, unforeseen issues may come our way. But we will handle them with great care and open communication with our backer community. We take care! 
Having said that, we have established our production and supply chain of materials and have been working with them for some time now. We have put some extra time into our timetable to account for things that might go wrong. But we are fairly confident that it will work out. Nevertheless there is some risk.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $59 or more About $59

    Super Early Bird–1 Sec. Camera Holster

    SUPER EARLY BIRD
    Get your 1-Second Camera Holster in your color of your choice (choose later during backer survey) and save $70 from the expected retail.
    Add $10 for the DSLR version.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 25 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $69 or more About $69

    Early Bird–1 Sec. Camera Holster

    EARLY BIRD
    Get your 1-Second Camera Holster in your color of your choice (choose later during backer survey) and save $60 from the expected retail.
    Add $10 for the DSLR version.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 50 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $69 or more About $69

    Early Bird 2nd Batch–1 Sec. Holster

    EARLY BIRD 2ND BATCH
    Get your 1-Second Camera Holster in your color of your choice (choose later during backer survey) and save $60 from the expected retail.
    Add $10 for the DSLR version.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 24 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $79 or more About $79

    1-Second Camera Holster

    Get your 1-Second Camera Holster in your color of your choice (choose later during backer survey) and save $50 from the expected retail.
    Add $10 for the DSLR version.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $79 or more About $79

    Super Early Bird–Holster+Leather Strap

    SUPER EARLY BIRD
    Get your beautiful combination of the 1-Second Camera Holster and the perfect fitting leather strap.
    Add $10 for the DSLR size.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 24 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $89 or more About $89

    Early Bird–Camera Holster+Leather Strap

    EARLY BIRD
    Get your beautiful combination of the 1-Second Camera Holster and the perfect fitting leather strap.
    Add $10 for the DSLR size.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 21 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    Camera Holster+Leather Strap

    Get your beautiful combination of the 1-Second Camera Holster and the perfect fitting leather strap.
    Add $10 for the DSLR size.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $129 or more About $129

    Super Early Bird–Holster+Body Shell

    SUPER EARLY BIRD
    Get the two super fast and practical all leather bags your gear – The 1-Second Camera Holster and the ever-ready Body Shell.
    Add $20 for the DSLR size.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $139 or more About $139

    Early Bird–Holster+Body Shell

    EARLY BIRD
    Get the two super fast and practical all leather bags your gear – The 1-Second Camera Holster and the ever-ready Body Shell.
    Add $20 for the DSLR size.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $149 or more About $149

    Holster+Ever-Ready Body Shell

    Get the two super fast and practical all leather bags your gear – The 1-Second Camera Holster and the ever-ready Body Shell.
    Add $20 for the DSLR size.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $149 or more About $149

    Super Early–Holster+Shell+Strap

    SUPER EARLY BIRD
    Get your full set of perfect and colorful camera holster, fitting strap and ever-ready body shell.
    Add $20 for DSLR sizes.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $159 or more About $159

    Early Bird–Holster+Shell+Strap

    EARLY BIRD
    Get your full set of perfect and colorful camera holster, fitting strap and ever-ready body shell.
    Add $20 for DSLR sizes.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $169 or more About $169

    1 Sec. Holster + Ever-Ready Shell+Strap

    Get your full set of perfect and colorful camera holster, fitting strap and ever-ready body shell.
    Add $20 for DSLR sizes.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $379 or more About $379

    Super Early–Holster+Shell+Strap+Bag

    SUPER EARLY BIRD
    Get it all! The 1-Second Camera Holster accompanied by the perfect leather strap plus the ever-ready body shell and on top of it the all leather bag in your color of choice.
    Add $50 for DSLR sizes.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $379 or more About $379

    Super Early 2nd–Holster+Shell+Strap+Bag

    WOW! We didn't expect the demand. Therefore, here's the SUPER EARLY BIRD 2ND BATCH

    Get the whole package! The 1-Second Camera Holster + the perfect leather strap + ever-ready body shell + on top all leather bag in your color of choice.
    Add $50 for DSLR sizes.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge $389 or more About $389

    Early Bird–Holster+Shell+Strap+Bag

    EARLY BIRD
    Get it all! The 1-Second Camera Holster accompanied by the perfect leather strap plus the ever-ready body shell and on top of it the all leather bag in your color of choice.
    Add $50 for DSLR sizes.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge $399 or more About $399

    Holster+Body Shell+Strap+Leather Bag

    Get it all! The 1-Second Camera Holster accompanied by the perfect leather strap plus the ever-ready body shell and on top of it the all leather bag in your color of choice.
    Add $50 for DSLR sizes.

    Feel free to add more and take a look at our add-on menu down below.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (28 days)