Oberwerth Q Bag Hydro
Pickup available at Camera West Rancho Mirage
Usually ready in 24 hours
The name says it all! The Leica Q bag
The bag with the perfect “fit” for your Leica Q2 or Q1. It fits like a second skin, ideally suited for a Q with a handle. The ideal Leica Q bag for every occasion.
An absolute highlight is the vegetable-tanned leather, which has been prepared in a special process to make it water-repellent. The soft leather gets its unique properties by hydrophobing. Raindrops roll off, so to speak - the Q bag is the perfect companion for a splash-proof camera. The leather has a feel that is not dissimilar to velour and develops a special and individual patina over time.
In addition to the camera with the dimensions 130x80x91.9 mm (WxHxD), there is still enough space for the charger, lens hood, cable, and smartphone.
The Leica Q photo bag at a glance:
Protection - the Q bag protects against splash water and other external influences thanks to its special hydrophobized, vegetable-tanned leather
Casual - the soft but stable handle of the leather, not unlike a velour surface, exudes casual charm
Feel - just great leather: soft, stable and agile
Place - the second skin of the Q, with or without a finger loop
HYDRO LEATHER - HYDROPHOBIC LEATHER
In the past, leather was protected against water mainly by employing all sorts of greases. In addition, chemical impregnation was carried out before the first use. The water-repellent leather in the Oberwerth Q2 bag instead is treated during the tanning process so that it is naturally water-resistant for a longer period of time.
The hydrophobic properties of the leather are already retained during the tanning process. We use a combination of different methods in which certain paraffins, polymers, and silicones are used together. These are integrated into the fibres and repel the water by increasing the surface tension of the leather fibres. Moisture “rolls off”.
But please note that Oberwerth leather is highly water-repellent, but not waterproof. Sometimes this is mistakenly claimed as the result of hydrophobation. The difference between waterproof and water-resistant or water-repellent lies in the period of time during which the material does not let the water through. A material called waterproof should keep almost infinitely dry, e.g. plastic. Water-repellent leather can never do that. Likewise, the Q2 camera is water-repellent but should not be unlimited be exposed to or left under water. However: the hydrophobized Q2 bag stays dry longer than "normal" leather.
Hydrophobized leather dries faster, is breathable, and provides better temperature regulation. Important: no watermarks or stains form on the surface.
The leather is easier to care for as dirt does not penetrate into the material. And because the leather doesn't get soaked so quickly, the Q2 keeps its shape longer. Which also keeps the hydrophobized leather young: It doesn't dry out so quickly. It is therefore better protected against leather breakage and premature aging.
The Q Bag is also available in Oberwerth's beautiful casual leather:
Features at a Glance
All our shipments are fully insured. For shipments valued over $200, a direct signature will be required upon delivery.
We utilize various shipping carriers, with FedEx Express being our primary choice for 2-Day and Overnight shipping within the US, as well as International deliveries.
We accept returns within 14 days of delivery, subject to a restocking fee of up to 15%. This fee is not for profit, but to cover the costs associated with selling an item. Each return is evaluated individually, and we strive to minimize this fee. In many instances, we waive it entirely if the refund credit can be applied towards another item in the store.
Please note, all returned items must be in the condition in which they were shipped. If the items are returned in a different condition, we will not be able to accept them.
We highly recommend visiting us in person to experience our fine photographic tools before deciding which tool best fits your needs. Please note that our inventory is distributed among our three stores, and what you see online may be at any of these locations. Below are a few points that we’d like to make in order to meet your needs for in store pick up.
The location of each item is indicated online. For convenience, you can choose to pick up your item at any of our stores. Once purchased, the item should be ready for pick up within 4 hours at the designated store, although this might vary depending on the store's busyness and time of day. We request that you wait for a notification from us confirming that your order is ready for pick up, to ensure the best service.
If your chosen item is not available at your preferred store, we can transfer it there after purchase. If you want to pick up an item at a different store, select that store for pick up during checkout, or choose a regular shipping method and let us know your preferred pick up store via firstname.lastname@example.org or by responding to your order confirmation email.
For any questions about in-store pick up, please email email@example.com. We'll do our best to accommodate your needs.
We offer a concierge trade-in program for the gear you'd like to upgrade, cross-grade, or simply pass on to a new owner. This enables you to acquire the tools that fit your specific needs. The easiest way to trade is to bring your gear into one of our stores and meet with us in person. However, we also accommodate those who can't visit our stores. Our online process is both personal and simple.
To begin, fill out the form on our Trade // Sell page with the details of the fine photographic equipment or watches you'd like to trade in. One of our team members will then contact you to confirm any details we might need for an accurate estimate. We will provide an estimate that doesn’t only look at the value of your trade in but the whole picture of where you want to go. If the estimate is satisfactory to you, we can provide a shipping label for you to ship your gear to one of our stores for a final inspection and store credit. Finally, we apply that credit towards your new gear!