Peak Design was founded in 2010 after Peter Dering from Minnesota realised what a hassle it is to travel with a DSLR, and through support from a team of adventurers, urban commuters, designers and of course photographers (and a massive Kickstarter campaign), the company was born. We will be looking at Peak Design’s Everyday Messenger Bag, which is packed full of useful features to make travelling with a camera an easier experience
Think Tank have taken one of their practical camera bags, redesigned it and created something functional AND beautiful, available in either ‘Dusty Green’ or ‘Slate Blue’. The most noticeable thing about the Signature series is that the bags are real beauties. It is difficult to keep your hands off this the Signature 13 Shoulder Bag, as the 240D wool-like, 195G nylon/poly blend is so soft and tactile.
The Airport TakeOff V2.0 aims to be a suitcase that has everything at once - no matter where or how you are travelling, you can roll it, carry it by the handles or pop out the concealed shoulder straps and wear it as a back pack. It is designed and sized to meet the needs of a traveling professional, and is compliant with most domestic and international airline carry-on requirements.
The Everyday 20 Backpack is a 20L backpack designed for photographers and creative types on the move. Starting on the outside, the patented MagLatch has been designed to provide “lighting fast top access”. For me, I am not a fan of this catch at all. I wanted to like it because it looks great, but it is unnecessarily fiddly, especially when the bag is lightly packed. Not to worry - thankfully Peak Design have popped on two side-loading pockets with weatherproof side zips for quick access to your gear.