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Beyond holding your gear. The Emissary directly connects you to your photography experience. Shoot daily. Shoot classy. Town 30.
Beyond holding your gear. The Emissary directly connects you to your photography experience. Shoot daily. Shoot classy. Town 30.
Beyond holding your gear. The Emissary directly connects you to your photography experience. Shoot daily. Shoot classy. Town 30.
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Welcome to Town 30, a place where form meets function. 

Some say the best camera is the one you have with you. Others say the best camera is the one you left at home. We say, take your best camera with you, and be the best photographer you can be. We are proud to present the Emissary Series camera bag.

Bring your camera, keep shooting
Bring your camera, keep shooting

Our goal is to make a camera bag that is stylish and versatile, allowing you to integrate your love of photography into every aspect of your life. Features like removable laptop compartments and attachable pockets make the bag fully customizable to meet your needs.

Shoot on the go, work on the go
Shoot on the go, work on the go

But we wanted to go further. We designed the Emissary Series to not only carry your camera, but to make using the camera bag just as special as your personal journey of photography.

The Locking Mechanism. Inspired by film-advance levers from the film era, the brass locking mechanism makes Velcro, zippers and buckles a thing of the past.

This is the smoothest, quietest, most elegant single-handed locking mechanism found on a camera bag
This is the smoothest, quietest, most elegant single-handed locking mechanism found on a camera bag
Beautiful in any situation
Beautiful in any situation

The Lens Cap Mount. We all have a love/hate relationship with lens caps. You need it to protect your lens, but it likes to go missing. So we designed the patent pending lens cap mount to be a safe-haven for your lens caps.  It is simple to use, striking to look at, and beautifully integrated. 

The lens cap mount holds 77mm, 72mm, 67mm, 62mm, 58mm, 52mm, 49mm, 46mm, 41mm and 37mm lens caps, and can hold up to three lens caps at one time
The lens cap mount holds 77mm, 72mm, 67mm, 62mm, 58mm, 52mm, 49mm, 46mm, 41mm and 37mm lens caps, and can hold up to three lens caps at one time
Aluminum hypnosis
Aluminum hypnosis
Plastic hypnosis
Plastic hypnosis

Attachable pocket compartments let you fully utilize and organize your space. Each bag comes with nine velcro-backed pockets of varying sizes to eliminate clutter by holding often free-floating necessities like your wallet, phone, keys, stationary, and memory cards.

Need pockets? Here, take some.
Need pockets? Here, take some.
15" macbook pro, Nikon D610 with 58mm f1.4, 105mm Macro f2.8, Macbook charger, Hard drive, Wallet in pockets, iPhone 6+ in pocket, SD cards in pockets
15" macbook pro, Nikon D610 with 58mm f1.4, 105mm Macro f2.8, Macbook charger, Hard drive, Wallet in pockets, iPhone 6+ in pocket, SD cards in pockets

Two designs, one goal. 

To make sure the bag fits your daily and professional life, we knew it had to hold more than just your camera. Introducing the Burzin and Cumbysis brothers.

The Burzin:

-Classic and timeless

-Holds 13" Macbook + Micro 4/3s

-Or a DSLR

The Burzin blueprint
The Burzin blueprint
The Burzin with: 13" MacBook, Olympus EPL1, M.Zuiko 14-42mm, M.Zuiko 25mm, Iphone 6+, Belay Cord, Faber Castell Perfect Pencil, WD Passport HD, SD card, USB drive, Keys, Moleskin + extra battery
The Burzin with: 13" MacBook, Olympus EPL1, M.Zuiko 14-42mm, M.Zuiko 25mm, Iphone 6+, Belay Cord, Faber Castell Perfect Pencil, WD Passport HD, SD card, USB drive, Keys, Moleskin + extra battery
The Burzin with: Nikon D610, Nikon 58mm f1.4, Nikon 10.5mm f2.8, Rode Video Mic Pro, Iphone 6+, Moleskine, BelayCords, Faber Castell Perfect pencil, SD card + Wallet
The Burzin with: Nikon D610, Nikon 58mm f1.4, Nikon 10.5mm f2.8, Rode Video Mic Pro, Iphone 6+, Moleskine, BelayCords, Faber Castell Perfect pencil, SD card + Wallet
The Burzin in black
The Burzin in black
The Burzin in green
The Burzin in green

 The Burzin Classic: Every bit as functional as it is gorgeous.

The Burzin Classic: Full top grain vegetable tanned leather
The Burzin Classic: Full top grain vegetable tanned leather
The Burzin Classic with the Brooklyn classic
The Burzin Classic with the Brooklyn classic

The Cumbysis

-Born to stray from traditions

-Holds 15" MacBook + DSLR

-Or a gripped DSLR 

The Cumbysis blueprint
The Cumbysis blueprint
The Cumbysis with: 15" MacBook Pro, Nikon D610, Nikon 58mm f1.4, Nikon SB-800 flash, Iphone 6 +, MacBook charger, Faber Castell Perfect Pencil, Belay Cords, WD Passport HD, Moleskine, SD card x 2, Wallet + keys
The Cumbysis with: 15" MacBook Pro, Nikon D610, Nikon 58mm f1.4, Nikon SB-800 flash, Iphone 6 +, MacBook charger, Faber Castell Perfect Pencil, Belay Cords, WD Passport HD, Moleskine, SD card x 2, Wallet + keys
The Cumbysis with: Nikon D4, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8, Nikon EM, Nikon 50mm f1.8, Rode Videomic Pro, iphone 6+ Faber Castell Perfect Pencil, BelayCords, CF card, XQD card, Moleskine, keys + extra battery
The Cumbysis with: Nikon D4, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8, Nikon EM, Nikon 50mm f1.8, Rode Videomic Pro, iphone 6+ Faber Castell Perfect Pencil, BelayCords, CF card, XQD card, Moleskine, keys + extra battery
The Cumbysis in green
The Cumbysis in green
The Cumbysis in black
The Cumbysis in black

Live your life

For the camera bag to truly fit into your life, it must also compliment your style. The Emissary camera bag is designed for you to take to any occasion, no matter the dress code. 

Wear what you wear
Wear what you wear
Go where you go
Go where you go
Ride how you ride
Ride how you ride
Do what you do
Do what you do
And capture your moments
And capture your moments

You don't melt in the rain, and neither should your camera bag. The Emissary series is made using quality materials that feel fine to the touch, yet it can still withstand the rigours of your daily life. Water-resistant and rubber-backed special nylon blend offer two layers of protection. Water runs from the surface of the nylon, and the rubber backing guarantees that your belongings remain safe and dry. 

Bonus feature: You can watch this for hours
Bonus feature: You can watch this for hours
We got your back, rubber backed
We got your back, rubber backed

Design and details. The shoulder pad and all accents are made from genuine top grain vegetable tanned leather, making the Emissary a classic camera bag that ages gracefully. It can withstand the times as well as it can withstand the elements.

Texture perfect
Texture perfect
That craftsmanship
That craftsmanship

Incredible precision. The intricate designs of the lens cap mount and the locking mechanism required special manufacturing processes. The lens cap mount is milled from a single piece of aluminum and the locking mechanism is precision-CNC'd from solid brass.

Milling in progress
Milling in progress
Precision machine CNC'd
Precision machine CNC'd

We've gotten this far to bring you our vision. Now we need your help. You are our driving factor, the film to our camera.  Help us go further so that we can bring you more innovative and truly special products. Here are a few other rewards we thought you'd like!

Our in house wallpaper pack: Because we really are photographers, and we do love photography, and so do you. This is our little way of saying thank you, for your support!

A wallpaper a day, keeps your desktop looking great. Plus a bonus.
A wallpaper a day, keeps your desktop looking great. Plus a bonus.

The Town 30 flat cap: Do you wear your grand-dad's cloths? Bet you'd look incredible with these flat caps!

Nice car, almost as nice as the cap!
Nice car, almost as nice as the cap!

Town 30 camera straps: In full vegetable tanned leather or the same material our bags. These straps are classy, flexible, comfortable to wear. Its long enough to wear across your body, and skinny enough to wrap around your hands. Oh and the leather literally gets "tanned" under sunlight and transforms into a warmer, richer tone!

Green, black, and leather
Green, black, and leather
Does the stud remind you of anything? (hint: rhymes with hens lap... mount)
Does the stud remind you of anything? (hint: rhymes with hens lap... mount)

 The Rewards at a glance:

Stretch Goal: 

Big Brother, Suit Up!
Big Brother, Suit Up!

Our Schedule: We are always moving 

Risks and challenges

Supply chain: We have carefully chosen and tested our final assembly suppliers. In anticipation of large quantity orders, we have sourced two companies capable of manufacturing bags of both sizes. We openly communicate with our suppliers to avoid, or in the unlikely case, deal with potential problems.

Shipping: There are always aspects of the shipping process that are beyond our control such as inclement weather or natural disasters. In the rare case of shipping issues, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will deal with the issue as best we can.

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    A big thank-you for supporting us! We'd like to send you a Town 30 exclusive wallpaper as a thank you. Every backer will get their names in the credits!

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    The Town Traveller Wallpaper Pack: Thank you for supporting us! This pack is for those who share our passion of photography. 8 photo wallpaper pack from our travels in Italy, Istanbul, Jordan, Serbia, Hong Kong, Austria etc. All taken by our very own photographers.

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    The best flat cap around town: Because you have enough t-shirts at home. We thought we'd bring you something more interesting, a piece of fashion you and your grand dad will both appreciate!

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    Early Bird: Town 30 camera strap. Its Long enough to wear around your neck, or across your body! Choose from Green, Black, or Full leather.

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    Town 30 camera strap. For Kickstarter only you get to choose the green, the black or the natural vegetable tanned leather at the same pledge level! Did you know? The leather that comes with every strap will age in the most beautiful manner when exposed to sunlight and elements and change into a darker, richer tone over time? It literally gets tanned!

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    Early bird: The Burzin in green or black. Take your camera and everything you need with you! Work! Play! Shoot! Don't stop till you drop! Complete with the awesome lens cap mount, the film advanced lock, and set of 9 pockets.

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    Early bird: The Cumbysis in green or black. Take your camera and everything you need with you! Work! Play! Shoot! Don't stop till you drop! Complete with the awesome lens cap mount, the film advanced lock, and set of 9 pockets.

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    The Burzin (green or black) + the Town 30 Flat Cap.

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    The Burzin Classic: in full leather. Not just any leather. Top grain vegetable tanned leather. It's one of the most traditional ways of treating leather. The surface is treated naturally meaning if fate is on your side your bag will have natural skin marks on it! Function and Class all rolled up into one. Complete with the awesome lens cap mount, the film advanced lock, and set of 9 pockets.

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    The Burzin Classic + the Town 30 Flat Cap.

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    The Burzin Classic (Full Leather) + the Town 30 Camera Strap (green/black/leather)+ Free Town Traveller Wallpaper pack. Save on shipping too!

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    The 2 Brothers: The Burzin (green or black) + The Cumbysis (green/black) + Free Town Traveller Wallpaper pack.

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    Brains & Brawn: The Burzin Classic (leather) + The Cumbysis (green/black) + Free Town Traveller Wallpaper pack.

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