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Peak Design's Everyday Backpack was my surprise hit of CES 2018

Peak Design's Everyday Backpack was my surprise hit of CES 2018
From TechCrunch - January 11, 2018

Peak Design announced its line of bags on Kickstarter in 2016. Its my favorite thing at CES 2018. The project raised $6.5 million on Kickstarter and now the company has a full product line designed for photographers and bloggers and people who just like nice things. Thats me.

To be clear this is not a new bag. The bag has been out for a bit but I purchased Peak Designs Everyday Backpack a day before CES started.

Buying a new bag before CES was a bold move. Im not a bold guy. Tackling CES with a new bag is a potential disaster. In the past Ive used a North Face everyday carry backpack for CES. I travel with the bag and its been to four continents and logged hundred of thousands of air miles over the last few years. That bag is my mobile office. I know exactly where everything is. But the bag also isnt the best for carrying cameras and its large size means I overpack it. I needed something different and Im pleased with the Peak Design Everyday Backpack.

I bought this bag without seeing it first. The sheer amount of positive reviews made the bag seem like a winner and theyre right. This bag gets everything right.

Confident design. Thats the best way to describe the Everyday Backpack. Its smart and solid. The bags fabric is dense and feels incapable of being snagged or ripped yet its still soft enough to be pleasant to the touch. Theres one main pocket and several zippered sections around the bag including a laptop sleeve.

The main section is secured with a novel latch. Its amazing. Made out of metal, it grabs onto one of four bars to secure the top. Theres a long magnetic strip behind the bars that grabs the metal latch and holds it tight until the latch grabs the first available bar. In practice its smooth and satisfying. It just works.

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