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The Everyday Backpack from Peak Design has been designed around the idea that you might need to access your gear to snap the perfect photo at any given moment, with three quick points of entry.

The Everyday Backpack comes in a choice of 20L and 30L and four colours, Black, Ash, Charcoal and Midnight, (we received the 30L in Black). The MagLatch with four laddered lock points is unlike any closure you have come across before but familiar to those who are fans of Peak Design, the magnetic closure helps pull the lid closed without closing it entirely allowing quick and quiet access to the top of the bag. It can take a bit of practise to recognise when the bag is probably closed and not just attached via the magnet but when you get into the swing of it, it becomes second nature delivering quick, single handed opening and closing. There are two large side loading panels either side of the bag allowing you to easily grab bits out of the bottom of the bag without having to remove things from above, the three configurable FlexFold dividers let you organise the layout for your gear profile, as well as keeping them protected.

There is a dedicated sleeve for up to 15” laptop, tablet, or documents and a variety of internal slip pockets for small items, spare cards and batteries for example. There is a luggage pass on the back panel, a handle on each side as well as one on the top with attractive leather detailing. The UltraZips are waterproof and the 100% recycled 400D outer shell is durable and weatherproof. The padded shoulder straps are attached with axial connection points making it easy to swing the bag around your body for quick access, the bag is comfortable to wear but the generous padding does mean it can get quite warm over longer periods of wear. The adjustable sternum strap can be attached and released with one hand and a padded detachable hip belt is available as an optional extra for better support and stability. If the bag doesn’t offer up enough space on the inside there are plenty of options for external carrying thanks to the versatile tuck-away strap system and the expandable side pockets for water bottles or tripods. All the straps tuck away or are held close to the bag via magnets for a streamlined profile, no dangling straps catching on anything when travelling about. The Everyday Bag is wonderfully versatile with each detail carefully considered to make the life of a photographer as stress free as possible and its stunning design deserves a photoshoot all of its own. RRP £204

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A sophisticated, practical and meticulously designed bag.
  • Protective Flex-Fold dividers
  • Dual side access and large top entry
  • Dedicated laptop and tablet sleeves
  • Multipoint Maglatch closure system
  • Tension straps
  • 400D nylon canvas shell
  • Axial strap attachments
  • Comfortable
  • Stowable, adjustable sternum strap
  • Soft lining