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Sep 25, 2015 6:38 EST

The Everyday Messenger: A Bag For Cameras & Essential Carry: Beautiful, intelligent, adaptable. The Everyday Messenger is more than just an innovative camera bag. It’s a giant leap for bag-kind.

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The Everyday Messenger™ is a beautiful, intelligent and adaptable messenger bag designed around the workflows of photographers, creatives, travelers and commuters. It’s more than a camera bag, it’s your day-to-day essential carry workhorse, and it does things other camera bags can’t.

It comes in Charcoal…

…and in Heritage Tan…

…and it will make your everyday carry experience wonderful, no matter what you’re doing.

When something is “totally dialed,” that means that every last bit of it does its job perfectly and fits together flawlessly. This bag is totally, indubitably, unequivocally dialed. See why:

To reiterate:

It adapts to your gear and lifestyle.

What do all camera bags have in common? Foam cubes. Big ones. Bulky ones. Square ones. What do all cameras and lenses have in common? They’re not square.

FlexFold™ dividers: instantly customize them to organize your gear and maximize your space for everything else. Fold 'em over and stack gear on top. Note that the final divider color is the same as the rest of the inner bag.

FlexFold™ dividers: instantly customize them to organize your gear and maximize your space for everything else. Fold ’em over and stack gear on top. Note that the final divider color is the same as the rest of the inner bag.

Like we said before, The Everyday Messenger is not just a camera bag, it’s an everyday bag. And since no two days are quite the same, we designed a shell that expands greatly to accommodate the perpetual “one last thing,” and also lets the bag maintain its shapely figure when your load is light.

FlexFold™ dividers allow the bag to expand and contract depending on load. Typical camera bag dividers are about 3x the thickness and designed to have a fixed width. Note: final divider color will be the same as the rest of the bag interior.

FlexFold™ dividers allow the bag to expand and contract depending on load. Typical camera bag dividers are about 3x the thickness and designed to have a fixed width. Note: final divider color will be the same as the rest of the bag interior.
The semi-rigid shell expands from a capacity of 13.5L to 20.5L without the need for slack material. "I like a floppy messenger bag," said no one, ever.

The semi-rigid shell expands from a capacity of 13.5L to 20.5L without the need for slack material. “I like a floppy messenger bag,” said no one, ever.

Lastly, it adapts to your activity too. No more switching bags when you travel or hop on your bike—one bag, with straps that let you wear it in a multitude of ways.

The main strap is made of internally-padded seatbelt webbing, and it adjusts for messenger or shoulder carry style. Removable stabilizer strap can also be worn as a waist strap to take weight off your shoulder.

The main strap is made of internally-padded seatbelt webbing, and it adjusts for messenger or shoulder carry style. Removable stabilizer strap can also be worn as a waist strap to take weight off your shoulder.
Carrying a tripod? We've got you covered. Slip your tripod leg through the sleeve in the main flap, fold the flap over, and place the silicone band (included) around your tripod legs. Carry a tripod will full access to the rest of your bag.

Carrying a tripod? We’ve got you covered. Slip your tripod leg through the sleeve in the main flap, fold the flap over, and place the silicone band (included) around your tripod legs. Carry a tripod will full access to the rest of your bag.
The versatile straps can be configured for easy, secure luggage carry. Use the shoulder strap to sling your bag around large rollers, or use the stabilizer strap as a standard luggage band.

The versatile straps can be configured for easy, secure luggage carry. Use the shoulder strap to sling your bag around large rollers, or use the stabilizer strap as a standard luggage band.

It gives you instant access to everything you need.

Your hands are always full. Full of cameras, toddlers, beer…sometimes all three. Hence we invented a new way to open and close a bag:

The patent-pending MagLatch™ is a digital-safe magnetic latch that opens/closes securely, blindly and one-handedly. It can latch onto 4 different catchpoints, depending on your carry load. There's no other piece of hardware quite like it.

The patent-pending MagLatch™ is a digital-safe magnetic latch that opens/closes securely, blindly and one-handedly. It can latch onto 4 different catchpoints, depending on your carry load. There’s no other piece of hardware quite like it.

Still, you don’t always have time to open a flap. Unlike traditional messenger bags, The Everyday Bag has quick-zip access to the main compartment, as well as an outer pocket layout designed around the workflow of photographers, commuters and travelers.

Front access panel has 8 stretchy mesh pockets for bits-n-bobs. Water resistant top zip gives instant access to main compartment. See images at the top of the page for final interior pocket colors.

Front access panel has 8 stretchy mesh pockets for bits-n-bobs. Water resistant top zip gives instant access to main compartment. See images at the top of the page for final interior pocket colors.

What’s faster than getting your camera from inside your bag? Getting it from outside of your bag. Peak Design started as a company that made Capture®, a clip that lets you carry your camera on the outside of your bag. Naturally, we had to incorporate the perfect Capture attachment point:

You'll find 2 diagonal straps on the side walls, designed for attaching the Capture Camera Clip. Keep your camera secure/accessible and free up carry space. Capture is included in our $375 Reward, and also available in our Add-On Menu below.

You’ll find 2 diagonal straps on the side walls, designed for attaching the Capture Camera Clip. Keep your camera secure/accessible and free up carry space. Capture is included in our $375 Reward, and also available in our Add-On Menu below.
A dedicated, protected 13-15 inch laptop sleeve, tablet sleeve and document pocket makes this truly an everyday bag, even if you're not carrying any photo gear.

A dedicated, protected 13-15 inch laptop sleeve, tablet sleeve and document pocket makes this truly an everyday bag, even if you’re not carrying any photo gear.
There's a clever place for every bit and bob imaginable, like the pen sleeve in the laptop compartment and the Anchor link key/ID tether in the side pocket.

There’s a clever place for every bit and bob imaginable, like the pen sleeve in the laptop compartment and the Anchor link key/ID tether in the side pocket.

It protects your stuff like a boss.

Our favorite messengers are roomy and built to repel water, mud and unwanted flotsam. Our favorite camera bags are padded and protective cradles for our digi-babies. The Everyday Bag had to be both.

The shell, made of lightweight Kodra® synthetic canvas, is waxed and DWR-coated to repel water. It also contains high-density tessellating foam pads to protect from bumps and bruises.

The shell, made of lightweight Kodra® synthetic canvas, is waxed and DWR-coated to repel water. It also contains high-density tessellating foam pads to protect from bumps and bruises.
The super soft poly-spun twill interior is soft on your photo gear, but will hold up to years of stuffing and re-stuffing your bag with you-name-it.

The super soft poly-spun twill interior is soft on your photo gear, but will hold up to years of stuffing and re-stuffing your bag with you-name-it.
Bar-tacked stress points, reinforced with ultra-tough Hypalon. Beautifully anodized aluminum hardware.

Bar-tacked stress points, reinforced with ultra-tough Hypalon. Beautifully anodized aluminum hardware.

We built The Everyday Bag to last a lifetime. In fact, we guarantee it will.

It looks totally dialed, with zero slop.

Dangling strap ends, cheap internal fabrics, cookie-cutter plastic hardware…these are what we call “slop.” Many bags out there have slop because it’s cheap and it’s easy. We designed this bag with a strict no-slop policy, and the result is a product that looks, feels and functions like a premium product should.

No corners were cut in the building of this bag.

No corners were cut in the building of this bag.

The form of The Everyday Messenger took a cue from the past, incorporating timeless elements and shapes from classic messengers and camera bags. Then we fused that with modern materials, custom hardware and Peak Design’s less-is-more aesthetic.

You use the inside of a bag just as much as you do the outside. So, we designed an inside that you'll want to look at again and again.

You use the inside of a bag just as much as you do the outside. So, we designed an inside that you’ll want to look at again and again.
Classic lines and textures, but with refined hardware and technical materials.

Classic lines and textures, but with refined hardware and technical materials.
We’ve created 2 color schemes - Charcoal with red accents and Heritage Tan with blue accents (shown above). Pledge now, choose your color when the campaign ends.

We’ve created 2 color schemes – Charcoal with red accents and Heritage Tan with blue accents (shown above). Pledge now, choose your color when the campaign ends.

Behind every good bag is a wing-bag. The Field Pouch™ is a manager of cords, hard drives, toiletries, socks, Pogs slammers and all those other pesky doo-dads that can’t seem to get along with the big boys.

Hello. Is it keys you're looking for?

Hello. Is it keys you’re looking for?
Keys, hard drives, laptop chargers, pens, and even small lenses can fit inside the stretchy mesh pockets that line its interior.

Keys, hard drives, laptop chargers, pens, and even small lenses can fit inside the stretchy mesh pockets that line its interior.

The Field Pouch fits in both the main compartment and the front panel of The Everyday Messenger. It’s made from the same materials, contains 5 stretchy mesh pockets, and holds a lot or a little without losing its shape. It also comes in Charcoal or Heritage Tan.

Stowe The Field Pouch in the main and front compartments of The Everyday Messenger.

Stowe The Field Pouch in the main and front compartments of The Everyday Messenger.
Like its big bro, The Field Pouch expands and contracts depending on what's in it. It saves you space and saves itself from looking embarrassingly floppy and misshapen. Note that this animation depicts an older prototype.

Like its big bro, The Field Pouch expands and contracts depending on what’s in it. It saves you space and saves itself from looking embarrassingly floppy and misshapen. Note that this animation depicts an older prototype.

You can even attach Peak Design straps to the Pouch (via Hypalon loops on either side) and attach Capture on the front Hypalon strap. It becomes the perfect excursion bag for you and a mirrorless camera.

Attach any Peak Design camera strap to The Field Pouch and have yourself the perfect excursion bag, which is a type of bag that is not at all like a man-purse.

Attach any Peak Design camera strap to The Field Pouch and have yourself the perfect excursion bag, which is a type of bag that is not at all like a man-purse.
The Field Pouch and The Everyday Messenger. 2-gether 4-ever.

The Field Pouch and The Everyday Messenger. 2-gether 4-ever.

To pre-order The Everyday Messenger, click the button below and pick a reward that contains The Everyday Bag. Simple as that. If you want more stuff that isn’t in your reward, then follow the instructions in our Add-On Menu (scroll 2 sections down). Once you have pledged, sit back and relax. We’ll collect your shipping/fulfillment info when this project is complete, in late September.

Once you pledge, you’re in for a fun ride. Throughout our campaign we’ll be updating backers with footage of our latest production units and having live Q&A hangouts with Trey Ratcliff and the PD team.

Not sure how the Add-On Menu works? Scroll down below.

Want to add additional items to your reward like another Everyday Messenger or Field Pouch? Perhaps you want to add on a Capture clip, so you can carry your camera on the outside of your bag. Either way, adding stuff to your reward is easy:

1. Choose a reward level.

Everybody must choose one (and only one) reward level to back this project. You cannot choose 2 reward levels. Just one. You will get all items in that reward—you cannot swap things that you don’t want for things that you do want. For example, you cannot order the PD Dream Pack and switch out CapturePRO for an extra Slide. See the FAQ for why we can’t do this.

2. If you want to add something, check out the Add-On Menu.

If (and only if) you want something additional to your reward, check out the Add-On Menu above. If it’s in the Add-On Menu you can add it to your reward by increasing your pledge by the amount specified in the menu. You can only add things to your reward that are in the Add-On Menu.

If you want to add a Peak Design product that is not in the Add-On menu, don’t worry. We will give you a chance after the campaign is over to add additional products to your shipment for a special discount. See the FAQ for further explanation.

3. Relax, you’re done for now.

All details like shipping information, color preference and add-on specifics, will be collected via survey after this campaign has ended in late September.

CaptureLENS and Lens Kit are 2 new products that let you change and carry lenses easier than ever before. Watch this video to see it in action:

We launched CaptureLENS halfway through this Kickstarter campaign, and right now it is only available to Kickstarter backers through our Add-On Menu. Instructions on using the Add-On Menu are above, and below, and in the FAQ. How’s that for a helping hand?

In our opinion, CaptureLENS + The Everyday Messenger is the most convenient, rapid-fire lens changing solution in the world.
In our opinion, CaptureLENS + The Everyday Messenger is the most convenient, rapid-fire lens changing solution in the world.
Right: Lens Kit has loops for attaching Peak Design Anchors, letting you sling a spare lens across your body. Left: CaptureLENS works on any belt or strap.

Right: Lens Kit has loops for attaching Peak Design Anchors, letting you sling a spare lens across your body. Left: CaptureLENS works on any belt or strap.

Other specs you should know about CaptureLENS:

  • It works with Canon (EF mount), Nikon (F mount) and Sony (E and FE mount) lenses. You’ll specify which mount you need in our post-Kickstarter survey.
  • CaptureLENS ($80 add-on, $90 MSRP) includes a standard Capture clip (nylon backplate) plus a Lens Kit adapter plate. It does not include a plate for camera bodies.
  • Lens Kit ($40 add-on, $50 MSRP) includes just the adapter plate. It’s for people who already own (or plan to own) a Capture clip. Lens Kit is compatible with all versions of Capture.

How to pre-order CaptureLENS and Lens Kit:

1. Become a backer of this project. Click here to do that. Join at any reward level (or, don’t select a reward level). Already a backer? Click here instead.

2. Add $80 to your pledge (for CaptureLENS) or $40 (for Lens Kit). You can add those funds when initially backing this project, or you add them after the fact by clicking “Manage My Pledge” at the top of the page.

3. You’re done for now. After this project is complete (late September) we’ll send you a survey where you can specify which model you’d like.

SlideLITE is a new camera strap designed specifically for mirrorless and small DSLR cameras.

For those familiar with our other camera straps (all of which were launched here on Kickstarter) SlideLITE sits smack-dab in the middle of our lineup. Not too bulky, not too skinny, it’s perfect for your ultralight mirrorless companion.

SlideLITE contains the same adjustment hardware that Slide does. But SlideLITE is a skinnier 3.7cm (1.25") and does not have internal padding.

SlideLITE contains the same adjustment hardware that Slide does. But SlideLITE is a skinnier 3.7cm (1.25″) and does not have internal padding.
Wear SlideLITE as a sling, neck strap or shoulder strap. It connects to your camera with our patent-pending Anchor link quick-connect system. And, it looks damn good.

Wear SlideLITE as a sling, neck strap or shoulder strap. It connects to your camera with our patent-pending Anchor link quick-connect system. And, it looks damn good.

How to pre-order SlideLITE:

1. Become a backer of this project. Click here to do that. Join at any reward level (or, don’t select a reward level). Already a backer? Click here instead.

2a. Add $50 to your pledge. You can add those funds when initially backing this project, or you add them after the fact by clicking “Manage My Pledge” at the top of the page.

OR

2b. Choose the $375 reward or higher. You now have the option to choose SlideLITE instead of Slide in these rewards.

3. You’re done for now. After this project is complete (late September) we’ll send you a survey where you’ll specify that you want a SlideLITE.

SlideLITE will ship with the rest of our Kickstarter rewards, by December. Want SlideLITE sooner? Pre-order it from one of our retail partners. There’s a list of them in this update.

This project is promoted by J​ellop,​ a direct­ response online advertising agency specializing in Kickstarter campaigns on Facebook Ads and Google AdWords.

This project is promoted by J​ellop,​ a direct­ response online advertising agency specializing in Kickstarter campaigns on Facebook Ads and Google AdWords.
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