f-stop Gear Kalamaja Urban Shoulder Bag
f-stop Gear Kalamaja Urban Shoulder Bag
f-stop Gear Kalamaja Urban Shoulder Bag
f-stop Gear Kalamaja Urban Shoulder Bag
f-stop Gear Kalamaja Urban Shoulder Bag
f-stop Gear Kalamaja Urban Shoulder Bag
f-stop Gear Kalamaja Urban Shoulder Bag
f-stop Gear Kalamaja Urban Shoulder Bag
f-stop Gear Kalamaja Urban Shoulder Bag
f-stop Gear Kalamaja Urban Shoulder Bag
f-stop Gear Kalamaja Urban Shoulder Bag
f-stop Gear Kalamaja Urban Shoulder Bag
f-stop Gear

f-stop Gear Kalamaja Urban Shoulder Bag

Regular price R 1,799.00 Sale price R 1,349.00
1 in stock

This small companion shoulder bag will be your new best friend as you sail along lively city streets. Named after Kalamaja, the fashionable hub for creative thinkers in Estonia's capital, the clean design and generous storage make this the perfect daily partner. Pack your essential tools, digital or analog and head out to explore in the city. 

Features

  • DWR, 420D Ripstop Nylon with TPU laminate
  • Hypalon® detailing
  • Trimmers® Aluminum Clip Hook
  • Large front zipper pocket with internal organizer
  • Removable, padded main compartment with 2 dividers
  • Tablet storage behind camera insert (fits up to 8" tablet)
  • Reinforced carry handle

Specifications

  • Height - 22cm
  • Width - 25cm
  • Depth - 12cm 
  • Volume - 7 Liters
  • Weight - 0.36kg 

If you're new to the f-stop system it can be tricky figuring out what will be suited to your needs. Send us a mail via the contact page with your camera gear and we'll get back to you with a recommendation within 24 hours.  

Do you have the item in stock? 

Each product has one of the following stock indicators

  • In stock: We have stock at our local warehouse
  • Out of stock: We do not have stock, but there is more on the way. You can get in touch with the chat app or contact form for an ETA.

Delivery options and what they cost

We pride ourselves on FREE lightning fast shipping. Apart from large f-stop gear orders, most of our items ship overnight and the daily cutoff is 14:00. You can read more on the deliveries page or get in touch for a confirmed delivery date and time. 

Can I collect my parcel? 

Yes, you can collect your order from our office in Bosman's Crossing, Stellenbosch (09:00 - 17:00). Just choose the collection option at checkout- we'll follow up with the specifics. Please note that we are very strict about payment if collecting. We will not release any goods if we are not 100% comfortable about payment. We accept the following as payment confirmation in order to release the goods. Please call or message Rudolph on 061 468 1931 if you have any questions.

  • Payfast Card Payment (any customers, new or returning)
  • EFT from FNB to FNB, pending fund clearance (any customers, new or returning)
  • Normal EFT from other banks to FNB (return customers only)
  • Instant EFT from other banks to FNB, pending fund clearance (Any customers, new or returning) 
  • Cash (any customers, new or returning)

What payment options are available?  

  • EFT
  • EFT via Payfast
  • Credit card: VISA & Mastercard

What is your policy on returns and or exchanges?

We are more than happy to exchange any product for something else or a full refund* if you feel that the item you chose isn’t quite right for you. See our Return Policy page for more. 

*If paying with any card, 4.5% of the transaction value goes to the credit card payment facilitation company. "Full Refund" means that we will return the full amount we received after the credit card service fees. If you are at all unsure that what you're buying is ideal for you, rather opt for EFT payment to be safe. 

Where is my order? How can I track my order?

You will receive an email with your tracking number once your order has been collected by our couriers. You can also find tracking number for your orders under "My account" 

You can shop NiSi Filters at the following retailers. 

Orms Bellville
Victorian Towers, 2 Palm St, Bellville, Cape Town

Fritz, 021 910 1380

Kameraz
Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Martin Wright, 011 880 2885

Photoquip
28 Pearce St, Berea, East London

Damien, 083 574 9134

Katz
66 17th Ave, Broadwood, Port Elizabeth
Lascel, 041 367 4401

Lime Photo
Kloof, Durban
Emil, 084 484 9959

Photo Freedom
Ballito, Durban
Graham, 032 586 1212

DPC
Pretoria
Danie, 072 608 3345

Why are f-stop Gear products so expensive in SA?

People like to jump to the conclusion that it is because someone in the local supply chain is making a lot of money, but unfortunately for us, that is not the case. *Photo by Brendon Wainwright

The real answer is import duty.

Virtually all backpacks or backpack systems are subject to a whopping 30% import tax. These taxes are supposed to protect local manufacturers by giving them a competitive edge against the rest of the globe. It works well to protect local businesses and jobs, but unfortunately in a situation like this, where there is no local competition for a product like fstop gear, it just enriches the tax collector.

If you consider the cost of the Tilopa in America at $319, you can calculate the correlating local price by multiplying it by x1.45 (15% VAT + 30% import duty).

$319*US price x 1.45*tax = $462
$462 x R14.50*exchange rate = R6 700
Our price R5 999

*based on prices and exchange rate as June 2019

If we took the approach of ‘screw the consumer, we deserve the same margin as other countries’, we would price the Tilopa at R6700 (our price is R5999). Luckily we’re not greedy and we’re incredibly passionate about the brand, so we sacrifice a huge chunk of our margin in order to try and keep the product affordable, despite the local taxes.

We know it’s tempting to buy it in the US and have it shipped here, but you will be slapped with the same 45% taxes when it has to go through customs. It is also worth noting that in a small market like SA, importers have smaller margins because we cannot benefit from the economy of scale as similar brands can in the large first world markets.

We barely scrape a profit on this brand - we import it because like most photographers, we tried multiple bags from multiple brands and hated every single one. Fstop gear is the only company that makes a comfortable, practical, high quality backpack for adventurous photographers.