Capturing moments with an instant camera and keeping the instant camera safe can safely be deemed a difficult job, and the same holds for the Polaroid OneStep+ as well. While Polaroid has managed to keep the design and build as same as the original Polaroid camera, it comes with its own set of issues. For one, it's tough to hold the camera in your hands. Secondly, the larger and heavier build makes it easy for it to slip and fall from your hands.
Hence, the best option is to invest in a quality case. A quality case keeps the bag safe from scratch marks, and also helps to absorb the brunt of accidental falls and drops. Simultaneously, they make it easy to keep the camera when you are not using it.
Depending on the camera carrying case design, you can choose to sling it around your shoulder or carry it on your hand. In short, bags and cases bring a world of convenience to the table.
Here are some of the best ones if you are searching for some quality bags and carrying cases for your Polaroid Originals Onestep+ camera.
The Aproca Hard Travel Storage Case should be your pick if you are looking for one that fits the camera. It's a hardshell case, meaning your camera will stay safe even if someone spills liquid on the case or accidentally sits on top of the case. The fit is perfect, and the camera fits like a glove, and you won't have your precious OneStep+ jostling around inside.
Simultaneously, the bag is not huge and will fit easily inside your backpack or other bags. So far, users have vouched both for the quality and its sturdiness that this bag brings forward.
Do note that there's no shoulder strap, and this might affect the portability. On the upside, there's a durable handle at the top.
If you are looking for a classy and elegant bag, you should certainly check out the one by Fintie. The case is made of faux leather, and it certainly amps up the look. Unlike the one above, here you get a pocket at the back for storing your photos, film packets, and batteries. The foldover flap at the front has a strong velcro strip in place.
Naturally, this bag is more flexible than its hardshell counterpart, and you can bend it as per your preference. Plus, the shoulder strap adds to the convenience. Adjust the strap's length, sling it across your shoulders, and you will be sorted.
The case's insides are lined with a soft material, which makes sure that your instant camera stays in mint condition sans any scratches or scuff marks.
If you do not want to go for the standard black variant, the good news is that you can pick from three other colors. And if you were to ask me, the Denim Grey will look quite rad with your OneStep+.
Another carrying bag that is worth a look is the Fromsky Case. It's also a hardshell case (see best hardshell cases for MacBook Pro) and is priced a little lower than Aproca. The highlight of this case is its dustproof and splash-proof exterior. The makers even claim it to be drop-proof as well, though I would take that with a salt pinch. On the upside, you get a storage pocket inside the case, which allows you to store your Polaroids, film packs, and battery chargers.
The box is sturdy and will do its job in keeping your bag content safe. The build is solid, and if you take care of it, the odds are that It will last you a long time.
However, it's not without its share of flaws or limitations. For one, the bag is a tad on the heavier side. Plus, it doesn't come with a shoulder strap, which would have otherwise added to the convenience factor.
If the price is not a concern for you, you can check out the Durgadget leather satchel. Made from PU leather, it lets you carry your camera as well as other accessories easily. It has two ample-sized pockets at the front, which are good enough to store your knick-knacks. The best part is that the front flap has two magnetic buttons. I prefer magnetic mounts over velcro strips as they let you open (or close) the bag silently. At the same time, they are durable when compared to velcro strips, which wear over time.
And well, this carrying case for the Polaroid Originals OneStep+ is a stunner, thanks to the leather body. Simultaneously, leather accessories are easy to clean and the wide strap sweetens the deal.
The Durgadget leather satchel has amassed a good number of user reviews over time, and has around 90% positive reviews.
The Polaroid Box Camera Bag is the one for you if you do not want to stray into the land of third-party bags. Thanks to its polyester construction, it's flexible, and you can bend it and stow it away when not in use. The highlight of this bag is its signature rainbow stripe which gives it a cool vibe. The front flap is foldable and has a magnetic mount.
Unlike Velcro strips, magnetic closures or mounts are less noisy and stick properly into place and stay put until pried open. Besides that, they do not attract lint and dust.
However, I liked most about this bag because it packs a rear pocket, a shoulder strap, and a drawstring closure.
At $36, it's priced a little higher than its counterparts. But then, you get all the features that are otherwise missing in the options above.
It's available in two colors—White and Black.
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The good thing about most Polaroid cameras is that they share a similar build. So, whether it's the OneStep 2, the OneStep+, or the Now i-Type camera, the above bags will fit them all.
So, which one of these will you pick?
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