Peak Design’s Version 2 Everyday bags come with recycled material, increased durability and new designs
Peak Design’s original line of Everyday bags, including the messenger, backpack, tote and sling bags, has proven to be extremely popular. It’s difficult to go to a photography group meet up these days without seeing one or two people carrying them. But ever looking to improve, Peak Design has today announced the Everyday Line V2, offering some interesting new designs, new “better” fabrics and better durability.
The new lineup includes quite an array of bags. There are 20L and 30L backpacks, new 15L and 20L zip-up backpacks, a new messenger bag, 3L, 6L and 10L sling bags as well as 15L tote bags and a brand new 20L “Totepack”, which is an interesting looking tote/backpack hybrid.
Peak Design says that the new Everyday Line Backpack V2 addresses the most common failure point of just about every bag – the zippers. The updated bags feature “Ultrazips”, a proprietary technology which they say “employs ultra-high-molecular-weight thermoplastic thread to bind zipper coils to fabric tape”. Which is basically a fancy way of saying that they’re tougher and meaner than most zips and should be able to stand up to a fair amount of abuse in daily life. They boast “20x anti-tear strength compared to regular zippers”. And, speaking of zippers, there’s an entirely new Everyday Backpack Zip model, too.
The most popular of the Everyday product line, at least as far as bags I see people using, seems to be the Everyday Messenger. It’s seen a bit of a visual upgrade with the Everyday Messenger V2, in the form of cleaner seams and more rounded profiles. But it, too, sees a mechanical upgrade, as well, featuring an updated custom hardware “Maglatch” closure system.
The Everyday Sling v2 is available in 3L, 6L and 10L sizes. It’s the smallest and lightest bag in the lineup, designed for minimalist on-the-go kit. The 3L model comes with a FlexFold divider, while the 6L and 10L versions come with two. The 3L and 6L versions also come with 2 large and 4 small internal stretch pockets and can be worn as either a sling or hip bag. The 10L version features four small internal pockets and can only be work as a sling.
Next up, there’s the Everyday Tote v2, with a weatherproof, 100% recycled, nylon canvas shell. It’s 15 litres in capacity and offers quick access to your every day or photo gear. It has an extra-wide top access point, magnetic seals and a weatherproof zip. It has an internal pocket for sunglasses, a sleeve for a 13″ laptop, and FledFold dividers for organising and protecting your kit.
Finally, we have Peak Design’s unique spin on the tote bag, the Everyday Totepack. The Totepack is a tote bag/backpack hybrid, offering the best of both worlds. It’s a tote bag when you want it to be, but when you need both of your hands free, you can just throw it on your bag. The backpack straps stow away quickly when not in use.
When it comes to prices, yes, there’s a list, as there are quite a few new models as well as different capacities, so here goes…
- 20L Everyday Backpack v2 (black/charcoal/ash/midnight navy) – $259.95
- 30L Everyday Backpack v2 (black/charcoal/midnight navy) – $289.95
- 15L Everyday Backpack Zip (black/ash/bone/midnight navy) – $189.95
- 20L Everyday Backpack Zip (black/charcoal/midnight navy) $219.95
- 15L Everyday Messenger v2 (black/ash) – $219.95
- 3L Everyday Sling v2 (black/ash) – $79.95
- 6L Everyday Sling v2 (black/ash/midnight navy) – $99.95
- 10L Everyday Sling v2 (black/ash) – $149.95
- 15L Everyday Tote v2 (black/bone) – $149.95
- 20L Everyday Totepack (black/bone) – $179.95
All of the new bags are available to buy now through the Peak Design website and should be coming to the usual online retailers very soon.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.