Fashionable 80s-Inspired Photo Gear Is Having a Moment
Long Weekend’s name says it all – those carefree days spent on road trips enjoying life’s small pleasures, all captured on camera to remember fondly long after a return home. Founded by photographers Willem Verbeeck and Allison Simon in 2021, the brand’s evocations of wanderlust-turned-photographic-memory made them the perfect collaborators for the gear brand Moment.
The collection of weatherproof travel gear is constructed from recycled nylon and ripstop material, and fashioned with an aesthetic clearly aimed at a generation of photographers with an eye for details beyond storage and functionality.
That’s not to say Long Weekend gear doesn’t feature both across the brand’s array of slings, backpacks, pouches, totes, and shoulder bags. But what makes them most memorable is the degree of fun fashionability expressed through a late 80s and early 90s-tinged combination of grid patterns, bright contrast zippers, and contrast logo badging that would look natural set beside a Trapper Keeper.
With many drawn to the allure of the analog era (or at least the physical), Long Weekend’s most recent announcement is the impending arrival of a 35mm Film Camera. Made of lightweight ABS plastic camera, the offering brings flashbacks of Lomography and seems attuned to the popularity of pre-smartphone, pocket-sized cameras coveted for their nostalgic images.
The camera is joined by the Long Weekend Morro Convertible Backpack (with a carrying capacity large enough for a 16” laptop), a matching Morro Camera Cube, and a trio of small, medium, and large sized Everyday Zip Pouches.
The entire Long Weekend Camera Line, starting at $15, is available for order via Moment’s Long Weekend page.
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