Peak Design Everyday Backpack 30L
www.peakdesign.com £260 / $290
Identical to the 20L version apart from its size, the Everyday Backpack 30L has a more ‘urban’ vibe than traditional photographic backpacks. Its tidy, understated styling makes it look completely at home in a business environment, but its weatherproofing ensures it’s suitable for use on a landscape shoot. One word of caution, however: we found that some moisture seeped into the zip-closed laptop compartment during a heavy rainstorm.
A large flap at the top with Peak Design’s nifty MagLatch closure gives some flexibility in capacity, while openings on both sides allow quick access to your gear. Don’t let the neat lines of this backpack deceive you, it can hold a lot of kit – in fact, we were able to squeeze in a Panasonic G9 along with four lenses (including a 100400mm) plus a battery grip, laptop and a few accessories. What’s more, the broad straps kept the load bearable on a long trip.