In need of a new camera bag and still haven’t picked one? Peak Design’s popular Everyday Messenger bag could be worth considering, especially since the company has added some interesting upgrades. The eye-catching bag, said to be “made for creatives, travelers, commuters and everyone in-between”, already had some nifty features prior to the upgrade, so those who loved it should really be excited about the V2.
If you’re just learning about the Everyday Messenger bag now, here are some key details. Peak Design partnered with adventure traveler and photographer Trey Ratcliff to craft a bag that “adapts to your gear and lifestyle, no matter where you go or what you’re carrying.” And thus, the classic messenger bag was reborn with a roster of elements that Peak Design deemed would do the trick: MagLatch closure, origami-inspired FlexfFold dividers, weatherproof expandable protective shell, and hyper-adjusting internally padded seatbelt strap. With lots of pockets, room for a 15-inch or 13-inch computer, and dividers for cameras and lenses,
We took the first version out for a review shortly after its release a few years ago and liked it enough to give it an Editor’s Choice Award and 5/5 stars. But on a very personal note, EIC Chris Gampat had some big issues with its ambidextrousness. We’ll see how the new one fairs.
Fast-forward to May 2018, Peak Design gave the Everyday Messenger bag some new features for a V2: a more robust weatherproofing treatment, upgraded FlexFold dividers, a more durable fabric for small internal pockets, and a luggage pass-through on the rear panel. It still comes in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, but is only available in Charcoal and Ash colors. The V1 is still available in Tan at a discounted price until supplies last.
If you’ve been eyeing the Everyday Messenger bag but haven’t come to a decision yet, now may be the best time to get it with all the upgrades. Head to the Peak Design website to find out more and grab one!