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Beautiful, intelligent, adaptable. The Everyday Messenger is more than just an innovative camera bag. It’s a giant leap for bag-kind.
Kickstarter's most funded bag ever. Beautiful, intelligent and adaptable, The Everyday Messenger is a giant leap for bag-kind.
Kickstarter's most funded bag ever. Beautiful, intelligent and adaptable, The Everyday Messenger is a giant leap for bag-kind.
17,029 backers pledged $4,869,472 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

Risks and challenges

This is Peak Design's 5th Kickstarter project. We don't want to toot our own horn too vigorously (nobody likes an overly vigorous tooter) but we've got some great experience under our belts on how to manufacture high-quality goods and fulfill lots of orders for them. We've also been blindsided more than once by completely unexpected issues, and always dealt with them in a way that leaves every last customer happy with their purchase and proud to support our company.

In short, we know what we're doing, and you should be very confident that we will deliver what we say we will, when we say we will. And we solemnly swear that should unforeseen issues come up, we will handle them with the utmost transparency and care for you, our backers.

Forecasting Risk
If all goes well during our funding campaign, we'll finish up with a giant heap of preorders for our new products. Of course we're trying our hardest to predict our future demand and plan accordingly, but it's far from an exact science. While this ain't our first Kickstarter rodeo, our forecasting capabilities aren't the same as what you might expect from a big company.

Supply Chain Risk
As Peak Design continues to mature we're getting better and better at managing our supply chain. For example, two years ago we set up two fully-operating parallel supply chains to shore up our ability to make quality products, at high volumes, on time. We're totally stoked on how far we've come. But it's safe to say that there is still some risk here. If a container shipment is delayed for 2 weeks in customs or a batch of new parts doesn't pass QA testing, our fulfillment schedule—even if padded—can start to slip.

Acts of God
We're based in San Francisco. That means we could have an earthquake. Or we could have a massive spur-of-the-moment parade involving wacky costumes and public nudity. Or, God forbid, the Dodgers could come to town. Whatever happens, we'll get through it together. We promise.

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FAQ

  • Easy peasy. Here's what you do:

    1. Become a backer of this project. At the top of the page click the green "Back This Project" button. If you're already a backer, click "Manage My Pledge."

    2. Add $50 to your pledge and then save your pledge. Note that you can order multiple items by doubling/tripling/etc. the amount you increase your pledge by.

    3. You're done for now. When we send out our fulfillment survey (late September) you will be told how much "credit" you have from your Kickstarter pledge. The credit will correspond to the amount of extra money you added to your pledge. You will then use that credit to add SlideLITE or any other add-on products to your order.

    -- If you want to Pre-Order SlideLITE on its own, choose "No Reward" and simply adjust the pledge amount in green at the top to equal $50 -- Then save your pledge. Note that you can order multiple items by doubling/tripling/etc. the amount of your pledge.

    For other information on SlideLITE, read this update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peak-design/the-everyday-messenger-a-bag-for-cameras-and-essen/posts/1336554

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  • Easy peasy. Here's what you do:

    1. Become a backer of this project. At the top of the page click the green "Back This Project" button. If you're already a backer, click "Manage My Pledge."

    2. Add $80 to your pledge (for CaptureLENS) or $40 (for Lens Kit). Then save your pledge. Note that you can order multiple items by doubling/tripling/etc. the amount you increase your pledge by.

    3. You're done for now. When we send out our fulfillment survey (late September) you will be told how much "credit" you have from your Kickstarter pledge. The credit will correspond to the amount of extra money you added to your pledge. You will then use that credit to add Lens Kit, CaptureLENS, or any other add-on products to your order. You will also tell us which model of Lens Kit or CaptureLENS you need (we currently make it for Nikon, Canon and Sony E-Mounts).

    -- If you want to Pre-Order CaptureLENS or LENS kit on its own, choose "No Reward" and simply adjust the pledge amount in green at the top to equal which item you would like -- $40 (for Lens Kit) or $80 (for CaptureLENS) -- Then save your pledge. Note that you can order multiple items by doubling/tripling/etc. the amount of your pledge.

    For other information on CaptureLENS, read this update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peak-design/the-everyday-messenger-a-bag-for-cameras-and-essen/posts/1336355

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  • The short answer is no, it only works with Nikon, Canon and Sony E and FE mounts. The longer answer is that you can use lens mount adapters to make this fit any type of lens, but that would be expensive (you'd need 2 adapters to get full functionality out of it) and less ergonomic (your lenses would stick out another 2-5 cm from the clip).

    We chose these 3 mounts because they are the 3 most popular lens types that our Kickstarter backers and customers use (we've done several big surveys to determine this over the past year).

    In the perfect world we'd support everything, but we gotta draw the line somewhere. It will take a lot of time and money to design, tool and manufacture CaptureLENS and Lens Kit to work with additional lens mount types, and it only makes sense to do that if we have a large enough base of customers who would purchase it. While we have no current plans of supporting more lens types in the future, that could change as we get more customer feedback.

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  • More pictures of The Everyday Messenger will be available as we get new production samples in. Stay tuned!

    Photo gear carry load:
    - Photos showing the pack holding different DSLR body and lens combinations can be found here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskgahMaN
    - The Everyday Messenger can simultaneously carry a full-frame DSLR, 3 lenses, 13-15 inch laptop and tablet, with pockets and space for additional accessories like batteries, cards, a flash, a battery grip, filters and more.
    - You can create space for 2 additional lenses or other items by attaching your camera to the outside of the bag using a Capture clip (available in Add-On menu or in the PD Dream Pack reward).
    - Got two camera bodies? The Everyday Messenger can comfortably fit two bodies with professional glass and a 3rd lens.
    - Got a mirrorless setup? The Everyday Messenger is perfectly equipped to handle your camera body and 3 lenses, maybe more, depending on lens size.

    Specs:
    - Capacity: 20.5L max, 13.5L min
    - Avg. Dimensions (note that the bag can expand/contract greatly, so these specs represent an average load)
    - Avg. Outer dimensions: 17in (43cm) x 12in (30cm) x 7in (18cm)
    - Avg. Inner dimensions: Main pocket is 5in (13cm) x 15.7in (40cm) and front access pocket is 2in (5cm) x 11in (28cm)
    - Weight: 2.5 lbs (1100g) [empty]
    - Strap Length: Adjustable from 31 in (78cm) to 56 in (142cm)

    Materials:
    - Shell: 500D waxed, DWR-coated Kodra synthetic canvas with heathered texture
    - Shell bottom: waterproof 900d poly galaxy foam, more flexible than standard PVC coating used on most bags
    - Strap: Nylon seatbelt-style 2-inch tubular webbing with embedded high-density EVA padding. Anodized aluminum adjustment and attachment hardware. Hypalon strap connectors.
    - Interior: Ultra-soft heathered mixed poly-spun twill
    - Internal pockets in front panel: Elastic fine mesh with color-coded stitching
    - Zippers: top zippers are Zoom premium water-resistant, other zippers are YKK
    - MagLatch™: machined, anodized aluminum with embedded digital-safe rare-earth magnet
    - FlexFold™ dividers: compression-molded EVA foam with laminated poly-spun mixed twill

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  • Great question. It’s hard to find a clean way of storing a tripod in/on a bag. Tripods are voluminous, oddly shaped and pointy. We recommend carrying your tripod by placing one or two legs beneath the main flap. This will work well on some tripods with or without a binder (such as a rubber band), but others may require a binder to keep all the legs from spreading open. If there's enough of a beckoning for a more dedicated tripod holstering feature, we may add it.

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  • Up to a 15 inch Macbook Pro, 2009 and later models. In other words, it’s designed to hold a laptop with outer dimensions as follows:

    Height: 0.95 inch (2.41 cm)
    Width: 14.35 inches (36.4 cm)
    Depth: 9.82 inches (24.9 cm)

    If your laptop is within a cm of those dimensions, it should still work. But more than that and it probably won’t fit easily or at all.

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  • The short answer is that you don’t need a dedicated luggage strap to get great luggage mounting performance. We toyed around with a luggage strap in early prototypes. It functioned well, but added clutter and detracted from the bag’s clean aesthetic.

    Taking a cue from pilots and flight attendants, we realized that shortening the strap to messenger mode allows for a carry function that might even be more effective that the traditional bag-on-top-of-bag. See here: http://peakdesign.com/kickstarter/luggage.jpg. The advantage of this is that the center of gravity is low, and therefore the bag is much less likely to tip over and crank a small child in the back of the head.

    You can also use the versatile waist/stabilizer strap to keep The Everyday Messenger atop your luggage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/peakdesignltd/19357394193/in/photostream/

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  • You can wear it in the rain and set it down in a puddle, but you can’t go swimming with it.

    The shell fabric will bead water nicely at first, but with a good soak it will retain moisture. However, a 1500µm waterproof lining on the inside of the bag means your stuff will stay dry, even if the exterior looks wet.

    The bottom of the bag is 900D galaxy-coated poly, and is truly waterproof. So, you won’t have to worry about setting your bag down on a wet surface or in the path of a spilled liquid.

    The zippers on the top of the bag are water resistant, meaning they have a flap of waterproof material on either size of the zip that closes when the zipper is shut. This closure is tight, but it’s not a waterproof seal. If something inside the bag is pushing hard against the top flap, the waterproof zipper flaps may open slightly.

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  • Not in the foreseeable future. Colors add a lot of stress to our supply chain, stress that will affect our ability to manufacture and ship these bags in a timely manner to everyone. So, we picked two universal color schemes that cover a really broad range of tastes. Rather than releasing The Everyday Messenger in a bunch of other color schemes, we’d rather focus on making a wider range of bags, all inspired by the same aesthetic that you're seeing here.

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  • The side pockets fit small, slim things like phones, sunglasses, keys, flasks, etc. It has 4.5in (11.5cm) opening.

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  • You can switch the strap around for Left/Right shoulder carry, but is not designed to be quickly removable or replaceable with other straps.

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  • The Everyday Messenger’s strap is 52mm wide and 6mm thick. Slide is 45mm wide and 4mm thick. The padding in The Everyday Messenger’s strap is about twice as thick as the padding in slide. With the extra padding and surface area, The Everyday Messenger’s strap is designed to be comfortable even with very heavy loads.

    The Everyday Messenger’s strap does not have a rubberized silicone grip on it. When we first made Slide we had trouble nailing down a siliconized rubber formula that would hold up to years of abuse. We've done much better since, though it still isn't perfect. That, however, is not the reason we shied away from putting grip on The Everyday Messenger’s strap. We thoroughly tested it and found that slippage was simply not an issue, even in shoulder bag mode. This is because the wider strap and thicker padding do a great job of distributing weight and subsequently friction.

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  • More pictures of The Field Pouch will be available as we get new production samples in. Stay tuned!

    Specs:
    - Capacity: 3L max
    - Size: 10.25 in (26cm) x 5.4 in (14cm) x .5 in (1cm) [empty]
    10.25 in (26cm) x 8 in (20 cm) x 5 in (13cm) [full]
    - Weight: 5.5 oz (155g) [empty]

    Materials:
    - Shell: 500D waxed, DWR-coated Kodra synthetic canvas with heathered texture (same as messenger bag). Hypalon top flap, Anchor loops and Capture clip attachment strip. Nylon seatbelt-style webbing belt loops on back.
    - Interior: Ultra-soft heathered mixed poly-spun twill
    - Internal pockets: Elastic fine mesh

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  • No, but it fits perfectly inside front access panel or in the main compartment.

    It cannot be used with the strap from The Everyday Messenger, but it can be worn with any Peak Design camera strap, It can also be worn on your belt.

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  • We had to start somewhere, and we chose a messenger-style bag because of the accessibility and versatility it provides for a wide range of uses and environments. We certainly hope to expand our bag line as time goes on, providing a series of different styles and sizes catering towards more specific users and activities.

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  • Want to add an extra item to your reward? You can add any number of additional items to your reward with our Add On Menu.

    How to add items to your reward:

    1. If you’ve already pledged to this project, click the “Manage My Pledge” button at the top of the page. If not, click “Back this project” and pick one of the rewards. Every backer can pick one and only one reward level.

    2. Look at the Add-On Menu in the project description above. Find the item(s) you want to add. Increase your reward by the corresponding dollar amount. You do not need to add any extra money for shipping beyond the $15 US (or $25 intl.) shipping surcharge that is part of your reward.

    3. That’s it, you’re done for now. No need to do anything else until our funding period ends on September 20th.

    In the weeks following Sept. 20 we will send every backer a survey. In that survey you will tell us which specific items you want to add on to your reward. You will also have the chance to add Peak Design products to your reward that are not in the Add-On Menu (see the next FAQ). You will give us your shipping details at that time.

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  • Want to add a Peak Design product to your reward that is not in the Add On menu? We got you covered. Here’s what you do:

    1. During this project, you don’t do anything. Just pick your reward, that’s it.

    2. After our funding period ends (Sept. 20) we’ll send you a survey to collect shipping information. As part of that survey, you’ll be able to add on any additional Peak Design items you want (anything found at peakdesign.com/store) and pay us the extra amount right then and there.

    3. When we ship your reward, we’ll include those extra items in the same shipment.

    Why did we not include all of our products in the Add-On Menu? We wanted to make it a less confusing experience for folks. In our past several Kickstarter projects, 80% of our questions were of or relating to the Add On Menu. It’s time we simplify, and have our main focus be on our new products. But, you’ll still be able to get all the benefit of adding additional items to your Kickstarter reward.

    Will we give a special discount for items not on the Add-On Menu? Yes. It’ll likely be about $5 to $10 off each product.

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  • Another Everyday Messenger
    - Add-on price: $195 ($250 MSRP)
    - The Everyday Messenger is the messenger bag in the video above. You can add additional Everyday Messengers to your order for $195/ea. to give to friends, or get one of each color for yourself.

    Another Field Pouch
    - Add-on price: $30 ($40 MSRP)
    - The Field Pouch is a small cord-management pouch, made from the same materials as The Everyday Messenger. You can add extra pouches for $30/ea.

    Trey Ratcliff Mega Pack (https://store.stuckincustoms.com/stuck-in-customs-megapack)
    - Add-on price: $400 ($500 MSRP)
    - Trey Ratcliff is one of the world’s premiere adventure photography educators. Over the years he has released a library of video tutorials, ebooks and Lightroom/Photomatix presets on topics ranging from HDR photography to shooting/lighting techniques to photo organization. The Mega Pack includes all of Trey’s tutorials, ebooks and presets - costing over $700 when purchased separately.
    - For details on what’s included, check out this description: https://store.stuckincustoms.com/stuck-in-customs-megapack

    CapturePRO Camera Clip (https://peakdesign.com/store/capturepro)
    - Add-on price: $70 ($80 MSRP)
    - CapturePRO is a compact metal clip that clamps to any strap or belt and lets you carry any camera on the outside of your bag for easy access. It works on all kinds of bags, but it works especially well with The Everyday Messenger, because we included 2 special Capture attachment points on the messenger’s side walls.
    - CapturePRO is all-aluminum and includes PROplate, a camera tripod plate that works with most Arca and Manfrotto RC2 tripods.

    Capture Camera Clip (https://peakdesignltd.com/store/capture)
    - Add-on price: $50 ($60 MSRP)
    - Capture does the same exact thing as CapturePRO - it lets you carry your camera on any strap or belt, and it works especially well with The Everyday Messenger.
    - Capture has an aluminum body with a plastic backplate, and it includes Standard Plate, a camera tripod plate that works with most Arca tripods.
    - Capture is a little less expensive than CapturePRO because it is made of less expensive materials and is compatible with fewer tripod types. Other than that, it’s every bit as strong and durable as CapturePRO.

    Find more info on the differences between Capture & CapturePRO here: https://support.peakdesign.com/hc/en-us/articles/201032467

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  • Sorry, you can’t get 2 rewards. It’s a limitation of Kickstarter that every backer can choose one and only one reward.

    The only way to get two of a reward (such as the The PD Dream Pack) is to create another Kickstarter account with different email address and re-pledge to this project. You will have to pay the shipping charge again, and the additional reward will ship separately.

    You can always add stuff onto your reward using the Add-On Menu (see the first FAQ) and you’ll even have a chance to add Peak Design products that are not in the Add-On Menu (see the 2nd FAQ). This will also be more expensive than getting 2 PD Dream Packs. But it’s the best we can do.

    The PD Dream Pack is a helluva deal. You’re gonna love it, even if you just get one.

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  • Sorry, no swapsies. The rewards are as you see them - it’s an all-or-nothing thing. This is a limitation of Kickstarter.

    You can always add stuff onto your reward using the Add-On Menu (see the first FAQ) and you’ll even have a chance to add Peak Design products that are not in the Add-On Menu (see the 2nd FAQ).

    If there are items in your reward that you don’t want, we recommend giving them to a friend or even selling them on eBay. It’s all good with us. You can also choose a lower reward level that only contains stuff you want, and add the additional stuff using the Add-On Menu.

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  • At the moment, no. The Everyday Messenger comes with 3 FlexFold™ Dividers and we currently aren’t capable of letting you order more. This is something that we plan to make available in the future, possibly as part of this campaign, but if not, on our website.

    Right now we are focused on getting The Everyday Messenger and The Field Pouch produced flawlessly, in large numbers, and getting our warehouses stocked with the necessary quantities to fulfill this campaign expediently.

    Making the FlexFold™ dividers available by themselves is, believe it or not, a large undertaking. It requires dedicated packaging, the addition of another SKU and barcode to our inventory, and pre-stocking of all of our warehouses in order to fulfill orders anywhere in the world. It’s another variable in the overall equation, and with it comes additional risk of delay across our entire system. It’s a risk that we’ll eventually take on, but we don’t want to do it until our bigger priorities have been tackled.

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  • Every ebook, tutorial and Lightroom/Photomatix preset that Trey Ratcliff has ever made. It's an enormous collection of resources to sharpen your photography and post-processing skills.

    A full list and description of everything can be found here: https://store.stuckincustoms.com/stuck-in-customs-megapack

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  • The New Zealand Photo Adventure is a photography workshop with Trey Ratcliff in and around Queenstown, New Zealand. It's an incredible opportunity to sharpen your adventure photography skills in a beautiful region of the world with one of the world's foremost photography educators.

    The trip takes place in the Spring (April 18-22) or Fall (Oct 17-21) of 2016. It is all-expenses-paid, minus the cost of the flight to get to Queenstown, NZ and back.

    More details on the trip can be found here: http://www.stuckincustoms.com/new-zealand-photo-adventure/

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  • The Capture Camera Clip (Capture for short) is a small metal clip that lets you rigidly carry a camera directly on your belt, backpack strap or bag strap. Capture is Peak Design’s first product - we launched it 2011 today hundreds of thousands of photographers and adventurers use it.

    Watch this video to see how Capture works: https://www.youtube.com/watch…
    Watch this video to see how to use Capture: https://www.youtube.com/watch…

    There are 4 versions of Capture (visit the links to learn more):
    - Capture (https://peakdesignltd.com/store/capture) - our standard clip for all kinds of cameras
    - CapturePRO (https://peakdesignltd.com/store/capturepro) - our professional clip, with an all-metal body and dual tripod compatibility
    - CaptureP.O.V. (https://peakdesignltd.com/store/capturepov) - the same clip as Capture, but with a plate that lets you mount GoPros and action cameras
    - CaptureBINO (https://peakdesignltd.com/store/capturebino) - the same clip as Capture, but with a plate that lets you mount binoculars

    Many folks’ first reaction to Capture is “why carry my camera on the outside of my bag? It’s a recipe for disaster!” The fact is, having your camera accessible will change the way you shoot. You’ll use your camera more, take more photos, and better hone your craft. Capture is designed from the ground-up with your camera’s safety in mind. Plus, keeping your camera out of your bag gives you more space to pack other stuff. Trust us, once you try it you’ll never go back.

    Capture works great with all kinds of bags, but it works amazingly with The Everyday Messenger. That’s because we put 2 dedicated Capture attachment points on the sidewalls of the messenger bag. These diagonal straps are sturdy and reinforced, giving you a perfectly sturdy and protected place to keep your camera.

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  • We have every intention of shipping all rewards so that they arrive to your doorstep before Christmas. That is a conservative estimate, with a good amount of padding in our schedule for unforeseen circumstances. We hope to start shipping out rewards sooner than December, but we cannot guarantee it.

    We often get asked if we can expedite the shipping of rewards to individual backers in special circumstances. The short answer to that one is that we unfortunately can’t do that. If it helps, just know that after our funding period ends our team’s absolute #1 priority will be getting our backers’ rewards fulfilled as fast as possible.

    For the duration of our funding period we will be putting final tweaks on our manufacturing, assembly and QA processes. Once those things are set, we’ll begin making production runs of our new products. When those new products are ready, they’ll be sent to our 4 fulfillment warehouses. And when all products are in the warehouse, we’ll begin fulfilling.

    Depending on the number of backers, fulfillment could take a couple weeks to a couple months. No matter what, we will keep all of our backers completely up-to-date on our progress, just like we’ve done in the past.

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  • DOMESTIC:
    If you're in the US, we'll be shipping your package out of our Los Angeles fulfillment center using a ground service (USPS priority, FedEx or UPS depending on destination and shipment size). These packages will have tracking information that will work within the US.

    INTERNATIONAL:
    Non-US orders will ship from one of our 3 international warehouses located in London, Hong Kong, and Toronto. In order to save our backers costly duties and taxes, Peak Design is going to be importing all of our products into these countries prior to shipping them to you. This means that your shipments:

    1. Won't require taxes or duties in Canada, EU and some Asian countries.
    2. Will arrive quickly and not get held up in customs.
    3. May have tracking, but may not (depending on the particular post service, of which there are too many used to name). Most commonly for EU and Asian backers, Royal Mail International or Hong Kong Post will be used.

    Note that we cannot alter the value of your rewards on customs declarations - the value will be declared as the total value of the items contained in the shipment.

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  • Sorry, we cannot do direct pickups of rewards. Our shipping system is highly automated and designed to get large quantities of stuff to people quickly and accurately, but it is unfortunately not designed to allow for manual pick-up.

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  • We're a small group of people dedicated to changing the way that photographers and adventurers work, explore and capture the world. We're based in San Francisco, CA, and this is our fifth (that's right, fifth) Kickstarter project. Things we love include taking pictures, being outside, making stuff, secret camping spots, crowdfunding, making beer and drinking beer.

    We got our big start on Kickstarter back in 2011 when our founder Peter Dering launched the Capture Camera Clip in what was (at the time) the 2nd most funded Kickstarter project ever. Since then we’ve grown to 13 full-time employees and we’ve launched over 20 different photography/adventure products. Our gear is sold in hundreds of retailers in over 50 countries worldwide.

    We believe that crowdfunding is the best way to bring new products to life. We also believe that Kickstarter is not just for starting a business, it’s for running a business and driving continued innovation. Why? Because it’s pure. It connects creators and inventors (like Peak Design) directly with customers who share their passion (like our Kickstarter backers). As a 100% crowdfunded company, the only “board of directors” we listen to is our backer and customer base. We get to spend our time doing what we love - making stuff that improves people’s lives - and not spinning our wheels on PowerPoint decks to convince a room full of venture capitalists that we are hitting our revenue goals.

    Do we become rich when our Kickstarter projects generate tons of funding? Hells no. A giant chunk of that money immediately goes towards paying off PO’s for the new products we just made. The rest of that money goes right back into new product research, design and prototyping, trade shows, rent, office supplies, and all the various software, tools and services we need to run our business. If our goal was to become rich, we would have taken on investors a long time ago. But our goal is to be happy, love what we do for a living, eat healthy, and pay our rents. And that’s why we crowdfund.

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  • Trey Ratcliff is a world-renowned adventure travel photographer who lives in Queenstown, New Zealand. He is also one of the foremost photography educators in the world. Trey pioneered the art of HDR photography, and even has one of his photographs hanging in the Smithsonian.

    Trey provided a critical role in bringing The Everyday Messenger to life. For one, he was the instigator. Our head designer Art Viger had been thinking about bag designs for a long time, but we didn’t feel like it was the right time for us to spend so much time and energy going into a completely saturated market.

    Then Trey called. He had tried hundreds of bags and was still looking for the right one, and he believed that Peak Design were the right folks to make that perfect bag a reality. Trey's involvement changed our outlook—all of a sudden we had a collaborator with a huge, loyal following of adventure photographers. We also felt good about working with Trey because he became a fan of Peak Design organically, by using and adopting our camera clips and camera straps in his everyday workflows. Additionally, Trey not just a prolific photographer, but a prolific traveler as well, and has a deep understanding of the needs and pain-points in both areas.

    During the design of the bag, we used Trey’s various workflows as key data points on carry needs, styles, and unresolved problems. We ultimately applied Peak Design’s own aesthetic, problem solving and and manufacturing knowledge to bring The Everyday Messenger to life. But every step of the way, we were certain that Trey was involved and his voice was heard. He even came to Vietnam with us to see what the process of making products was like. During that trip Peak Design also got to see what it’s like to be one of the world's most prolific and celebrated photographers.

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  • Yes. All Peak Design products carry a lifetime guarantee. That means if any part becomes defective or dysfunctional over time we will repair or replace it free of charge.

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