I've been a big fan of Peak Design gear for a long while now. So when my Kickstarter version of the Peak Design Everyday Backpack had to be replaced after six long years, I got the V2 version. The bag lets me carry my camera gear, laptop, tablet, wallet. phone, medication, and passport easily. Swee lah.
- Bag weight: 2.01kg
- Weatherproof, 100% recycled 400D nylon canvas shell
- Padded grab handles for upright or briefcase carry
- Space for mirrorless camera body and up to 5 lenses
The bag's main use is to help you transport your camera gear, and it comes with a huge space to do so. This can be accessed from the sides, too. The backpack's balance is also good enough that you can have the bag hanging from one arm at 90 degrees to open it and pull out your camera or lens. Inside are three dividers that make it easy to partition the space. The Everyday Backpack latch design for the top cover lets you squeeze out just a little bit more space at the top. It's a feature I used frequently when travel was happening on the V1, and the V2 is no different.
At the rear is a laptop compartment for easy access. There's space for a 16-inch laptop, though you will need to adjust the sleeve for a larger laptop. The sleeve basically changes how deep it is. This allows the laptop to rest near the top so you can pull it out quickly. There's also another slot for a tablet, as well as a stretchy pouch for your wallet and other knickknacks. With a laptop inside, it can be a bit tight and difficult to access the wallet area. But that also means it's harder for thieves.
Besides letting you access cameras, the side flaps also have stretchy pockets that let you put stuff like your passport or memory cards. On the outside are two pockets for a water bottle or a tripod. There's also a sternum strap to help take the weight off your shoulders. Other cool features that I like include a luggage pass-through. Then, there's the thoughtful use of magnets to keep everything in place. For example, the shoulder straps neatly attach to the back so they don't swing all over the place.
At S$439 and S$469 for the 20L and 30L versions respectively, the Peak Design Everyday Backpack is a worthy use of your cash. If you know you will need more space, get the 30L version. But 20L is enough for me, though at the rate my camera gear collection grows, I may need to upgrade in the future. Get it from Lazada or Shopee.
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