Peak Design is at it again – this time, updating their iconic lineup of bags and backpacks for creative professionals on the go. Indie, doc, and indie doc filmmakers, you should pay attention to the Everyday Line v2.
What We Liked in the Peak Design Everyday Line v1
The Peak Design Everyday Backpack was very well-received when it first landed, and it has become a popular bag in the photo and video communities. The original bag hits a sweet spot of ergonomic quality and stylish design that made it appealing to independent professionals all over. The key feature is their flex-fold dividers paired with full side-access to the bag’s inner workings. This allows for easy and customizable access to your camera, lenses, and more in a hurry. All that is still here in the Everyday Line v2, but with a few key updates.
What We’re Excited for in the Peak Design Everyday Line v2
The Everyday Line v2 has a few cosmetic updates, for sure. More colors and the slightly updated design can’t be ignored. But you’ll find the more important updates are in functionality and in the new bag models.
The Peak Design Everyday Backpack v2, the workhorse of the lineup, now features expandable side pockets, which in promotional materials are shown holding water bottles, and yet also travel tripods (like Peak Design’s very own tripod), and presumably anything in between those two sizes. All of the bags also feature lots of hooks and mounting points for external carry – places you can clip on an extra pouch, or strap on a larger tripod. Add in upgrades to the zippers and “MagLatch” magnetic top clasps, and you have a solid improvement on an already well-designed bag that can carry almost anything.
Besides, Peak Design also added the Everyday Backpack Zip, a smaller and cheaper model that lacks the Maglatch top access of its’ bigger brother, but makes up for it with 270-degree zipper access. It still carries many of the same exciting design features, like the mounting points and durable “ultrazips,” but at a reduced price tag. This smaller bag also comes standard with two dividers instead of 3.
New Bag Types
In addition to all of the new features, Peak Design also has created new bag types, such as the Everyday Tote, Everyday Sling, and the Everyday Totepack, a back somewhere between a backpack and a tote (as you could probably have guessed from the name). These bags all share the same basic features of the Backpacks – durable zippers, clever compartments, and clean designs. They bring the Peak Design touch to a bunch of different formats and sizes, to fit many diverse use cases.
Who is This For?
As I hinted at the top, the side-access and mag-release top compartment make this bag great for people traveling light and shooting quickly. In just a few seconds, you can unzip the side and pull out a pre-built camera and lens combo to start shooting. The whole setup is even more modular than before, with lots of mounting points for extra gear like tripods or monopods. And the chest and hip straps, as well as the luggage-mounting straps, make this a bag for all occasions. Add the durability and flexibility, and Peak Design is fighting to provide your one true bag, the one that fits every occasion. We’ll have to see if they live up to that expectation when they start shipping.
The Everyday v2 bags are available for order now and expected to arrive in time for the holidays. They also have holiday deals through December 2nd, or until they run out of bags – whichever happens first.
How do you carry your camera gear? What features do you look for in a bag? Would you use one of the Everyday Totes or Slings? Let us know in the comments!