If you’ve been following Peak Design and their Kickstarter for their new line of “Everyday” bags, then you know that this was a long time coming from the creators of the highly successful Everyday Messenger Bag (to this day, the largest funded Kickstarter for a bag…ever).
I’ve had very high expectations of this bag based on my positive experience with the Everyday Messenger Bag and I’m happy to say that it had met and exceeded my expectations.
My first impression of this bag was the quality. The weatherproof 500D Kodra shell will be the first thing you feel as you pull the bag out of the minimalistic shipping bag and you can’t help but think to yourself, “this feels expensive”. If you also own their Everyday Messenger Bag, then the material feel is nothing new to you.
All the metal parts of the bag (yes, all the metal parts are made from anodized aluminum) were integrated into the bag where stability and ruggedness were a priority, like the buckles, joints, and parts of the zipper.
The most revolutionary design of this bag are their patented FlexFold Dividers. The bag comes with 3 of these dividers to allow for endless internal configuration, compartmentalizing, and gear stacking, and prevent gear from falling to the floor of your bag.
Also this bag has pockets for DAYS….
Another proprietary part that Peak Design is known for is their MagLatch™. This might be the only bag closure mechanism ever designed that is no-look, one-handed, quiet and secure. The entire mechanism consists of a magnetic clasp and 4 ladder lock points riveted to a stainless steel internal plate. The magnet built into the latch catches the plate, creating a lock-free soft closure. If you want extra security, simply pull up on the latch and it will securely lock onto the nearest ladder. To remove, pull up on the latch handle.
On the exterior of the bag, there are 4 configurable tension straps that lets you carry large, heavy items on the outside of your pack. The straps tuck away when not in use, so you don’t have loose, dangling straps everywhere. , while 2 40cm straps hide in the expandable side pockets. High strength 15mm webbing, custom anodized tension hooks and 10 discrete anchor points let you cinch just about any load.
If you were wondering, the bag is also carry-on approved for you travelers and small enough to fit under your seat (including the bigger 30L bag).
In conclusion, this is the best backpack I’ve ever owned and if you’re looking for a rugged, stylish, and minimalistic backpack, then you have no look no further. This bag was not just meant for photographers, but for everyone.
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