Peak Design Everyday Backpack (20L, Ash)
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- Holds Full Frame DSLR & 3-4 Lenses
- Dedicated 15" Laptop Sleeve
- Three Flexfold Dividers Protect Gear
- Built-In Expansion with Maglatch System
- Exterior & Sub-Divided Interior Pockets
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Peak Design Everyday Backpack (20L, Ash)
A pack that adapts to your ever-changing gear, lifestyle and environment, the Everyday Backpack was created by a team of designers, engineers, and photographers to meet the needs of creative, adventurous people. Unrivaled accessibility, expandability, and organization.
The patented MagLatch provides lighting fast top access, with dual side-loading via two weatherproof side zips. Huge external carry capacity made possible by a versatile tuck-away strap system and 2 expandable external side pockets. Integrated luggage carry makes this bag equally suited for daily commutes and extended travel.
Endlessly configurable FlexFold dividers keep photo or everyday gear organized, protected, and not bunched at the bottom of your bag. Internally padded accessory pockets keep small items in check.
Dedicated sleeve for up to 15” laptop, tablet, and documents. Ultra clean aesthetic, all-custom hardware, minimal dangling straps.
The featured 20L Ash Backpack has Leather Accents and Stitching Detail in Light Blue Highlights
EVERYDAY CARRY, PERFECTED
A completely new, unique divider system keeps everything you carry organized, protected, and accessible, instead of in a pile at the bottom of your bag.
FOR ALL YOUR CARRY NEEDS
FOR CAMERAS, OR NOT
The Everyday Backpack is designed to not only meet the carry needs of photographers, but also travelers, commuters, adventurers, and everyone in-between.
REVOLUTIONARY EXTERNAL CARRY
A best-in-class system of 4 configurable tension straps lets you carry large, heavy items on the outside of your pack with ease. The straps brilliantly tuck away when not in use, leaving you free of dangling strap ends. 2 60cm straps stow in a magnetically sealed pocket, 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.
Both size bags are perfectly sized to fit the new DJI Mavic, with controller and accessories, and give you plenty of room to spare.
INTELLIGENT INTERNAL ORGANIZATION
INNER SIDE PANEL POCKETS
Protective pockets for batteries, cards, hard drives, memory banks, and other small items.
LAPTOP AND TABLET SLEEVES
Dedicated, protected laptop pocket with tablet/document sleeve is accessible without opening main bag compartment.
TOP SLIP POCKET
A magnetically sealed pocket just beneath the top flap conceals high value items like wallet, phone, and travel documents.
A Peak Design Anchor key tether sits within one of the outer side pockets for quick access to keys and IDs.
TRIPOD & WATER BOTTLE CARRY
Giant expandable side pockets carry tripods, water bottles, or other items that you want to quickly get to.
REVOLUTIONARY CLOSURE SYSTEM
MagLatch might be the only bag closure mechanism ever designed that is no-look, one-handed, quiet and secure. Features a magnetic clasp and 4 ladder lock points riveted to a stainless steel internal plate. The magnet catches the plate, creating a lock-free soft closure. Then, simply pull up on the latch and it will securely lock onto the nearest ladder. To remove, pull up on the latch handle.
8L OF INTERNAL EXPANSION
Multi-catchpoint MagLatch closure system allows top of bag to expand to carry more.
12 L min to 20 L max
Max laptop dimensions: 15"x9.75"x1" (38x25x2.5cm)
Designed to carry up to a 15 inch Macbook Pro Retina, 2009 or later
DUAL SIDE ACCESS
Dual weatherproof side zips provide full top-to-bottom access from either side of bag. Always find what you need quickly.
ACTIVE SIDE ACCESS
Axial strap attachments let you remove bag from one shoulder and swing it in front of you to get in and out without taking it off.
STRAPS THAT HUG YOU
Easy-adjusting shoulder straps pivot at axial connection points to optimize comfort on all bodies.
PREMIUM MATERIALS AND BUILD
Hypalon-reinforced and bar-tacked stress points. Soft, durable mixed-cotton twill interior for protection, durability and a luxurious feel. The Ash backpacks replace Hypalon touchpoints with natural NuBuck leather. All-custom anodized aluminum hardware.
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After looking more closely at this bag before I return it, I can report that 1) It's a highly functional bag, and 2) there are more quality issues - see the attached photo for the low quality (missing?) stitching on the compartment divider Velcro. Given this discovery it's hard to say how this bag would hold up over time. I've owned many different bags in the past, and this is first where I notice these kinds of issues.
One more quality issue and a usability issue to report as I pack this bag up:
- Quality: One of the magnetic clasp rungs (that I never used) appears to be scratched (see attached photo). The Peak Design forums seem to indicate this might be an issue with the anodizing process on some of their batches, so I may have gotten a lemon or a used bag.
- Usability: The bigger deal for me is that the shoulder straps gradually loosen. I walk several miles a day to and from work. It took me a while to understand what was happening: my jacket gently rubs against the shoulder strap buckles of the bag as I walk, gradually loosening them. The buckles are referred to as "Triglide" buckles, making adjustments quick and easy. While that's true, in applications where you're trying to get from point A to point B without the bag moving, you're going to have a difficult time. The Peak Design forums have similar complaints from users. Peak Design's response is to try to 1) tighten the straps of the bag, and 2) ensure that lateral force caused by objects moving within the bag is reduced by securing them. I have tried both, but neither suggestion worked. The bag has only had a laptop and a few accessories in it (no camera gear) when I experienced this issue.
- Next Steps: Believe it or not, given the high quality materials and functionality of this bag (when it works), I've actually ordered the 30 L version. I'm hoping I'll get lucky with quality, and that the larger size will eliminate or mitigate the strap slippage issue. Stay tuned.
- I returned the 20 L version of this bag and received the 30 L version a few weeks ago and have been using it since. Update:
Quality: There are no crooked features or missing stitching on the new bag I received; however, the magnetic clasp rung appears to suffer from the same anodization flaw (i.e. it scratches very easily). The left side of the sternum strap on this bag sometimes gets caught on the internal stitching of its anchor point and I have to use a pen to hold the stitching down in order to remove the sternum strap - I didn't have this issue with the 20 L version of the bag.
Usability: The gradual loosening of the shoulder straps still occurs. I can't walk for more than 5 minutes with this bag without readjusting the shoulder straps. Whether I'm wearing the bag with or without a jacket, my arm grazes the Triglide buckles as I walk and gradually loosens the straps. The only way I've found to avoid this is to tie off the straps by looping them through the shoulder strap anchor points. This is the is the single biggest flaw with the bag. Other than that, it has been great. The verdict is still out on fully-loaded comfort, since I've only carried a laptop and a few related accessories so far. I have an upcoming trip where I will be carrying a laptop + a large amount of DSLR camera gear. I will report back after that.
Weatherproofness: The bag appears to hold up to rain pretty well. The material will get damp, but none of my belongings have become wet as a result. That said, I wouldn't use this bag in a serious downpour without a rain cover.
Usage since last update has included daily use with very light loads and a fully-loaded overseas trip
Usability: Fully loaded, the shoulder straps appear less prone to loosening. This is likely due to slower walking speeds because of the heavy load or stabilizing pressure from the load on the triglide buckles. In any event, in order to use this as a daily backpack with a light load, I must tie off the straps so they don't loosen. Fully loaded, it's more usable.
Durability: The internal zip compartments appear to stain easily - I have a couple of black stains from my camera lenses that did not come off with water. Will try to remove with detergent/stain remover next.
Quality: I've discovered some additional missing stitching, continued scratching/deterioration of the magnetic clasp rungs, ongoing problems with removal of the sternum strap, and webbing which is coming apart on one of the shoulder straps. This is concerning mainly because I have babied this backpack since I received it. One of the recent comments to this review indicates that Peak Design had a known quality issue with some of their packs, so I will be reaching out to them for a replacement and will report back.
The good thing is that this bag can fit a ton of things and it's versatile. And it's cool.
But again, it was very painful to carry this for hours.
I'm not sure if having a 30L fixes this problem or of it offers more padding and room. But I'll probably be going back to my old low-tech but heavily padded laptop area after this.
What I needed to do:
1) Be able to fit my Nikon D850, a long lens, charger and accessories, a surface book (laptop), and tripod (Very Good)
2) Ge equipment in and out of the bag easily without having to remove the bag (Very Good)
3) Protect equipment efectively (Just OK)
1) Very Good. Pros:I can fit everything I need and I can even fit my D750 if I choose to carry a second camera. There is so much space left I can still fit a couple more lenses and carry by Sony RX-100 for longer trips / when I don't want to be quite so conspicuous taking pictures with the DSLRs. Cons: The bag is so big that there really isn't a way to cinch things down and keep the from moving around without getting padding material and putting it in. The frame of the bag is just so wide and the dividers are just not super padded, so there is no other solution. For a bag this expensive, I would have expected even more flexibility of use from the dividers (for example, making them more padded).
2) Very Good. Slide of one shoulder strap, extend the other strap (which is very easy with the high quality sliders), sling around, unzip, and voila. The only downside is I wish the straps were a little longer - the length is fine for when it is slung on my back, but when I extend the straps to bring it around, it's right up at my chest. It would be nice to have longer straps, which would allow me to drop the bag further down, like near waist and have more space to maneuver equipment.
3) Just OK. Carrying around $5-10k worth of gear, I want to know that it's darn well protected. For me, the fact that equipment can move around (see bullet 1) and the fact that there is no rain cover conveniently stowed away in the many pockets, makes this a pretty big issue. I'll update review after using it a bit more, but I can tell you, that living in Seattle and having rain 9 months / year makes me nervous to use this for any type of hike or long walks.
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