Our story and effort to help the environment.

Established in 2010, Porteen Gear specializes in custom made leather camera bags, camera straps and travel cases.

This company was founded on the passion of photography and travel! Started on a bootstrap with our first bag made from a thrift store leather skirt, we have created a company that values excellent customer service and functional, quality products for adventurers.

Our niche is one that inspires you to design your own hand-crafted bags and straps. And we now offer curated goods for travel that we have used and love.


We use mostly leather and fabrics left over from the furniture industry to keep the seconds from ending up in landfills.

All bags and straps are handmade in our studio in Grand Rapids, MI.

With 100% positive reviews, see what our customers are saying about us!


“This bag is just perfect for my mirrorless camera and its lenses! I’ve been looking for a bag like this for some time. Its so much better in person and the customer service of Porteen Gear is nothing short of amazing.”

“The workmanship, choice of fabrics, and having my questions answered promptly put them over the top. I highly recommend this shop and would most certainly purchase from them again in the future.”

“I got the bag as a gift from my family and absolutely fell in love with it, it reflects my personality and functioning best for my needs. Craftsmanship feels like someone puts their heart in it and it touching mine. Great story, feeling greatful!”

“I ordered this as a Christmas gift for my daughter. It arrived quickly and is exactly as described. It’s a beautiful strap and the quality is excellent! Even the way it was packed was very nice. My daughter loved it! I’m very glad I found Porteen Gear. Thank you for the beautiful, high-quality camera strap!”

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