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Good day Peak Design family. Hope you are all living Arete (striving to live your highest potential moment to moment.). Arete is a Greek word.
I have been a fan of Peak Design for a while and I own all of their products including Every day Messenger, The Field Pouch, and the Everyday Backpack. I love them all.
I had an issue with the Field Pouch. A small part of it’s Velcro broke and it would not close fully. And I need to confess that it broke not because of it’s low quality but because I wore it almost 18 hours a day.
I met another fan in a coffee shop in Hawaii and she walked to me and was wearing the same color. and she said “If we walk together people me think you are my bigger brother”, and quickly joked back and said “No you are the bigger sister”. and we both laughed. Once I told her about the Velcro, she reminded me it has life time guarantee.
To be honest I didn’t believe they would send me a new one. So I requested and Peak Design sent me a brand new one in the matter of 2 weeks.
Peak Design ROCKS.
The rubber from the strap starts getting weak and is coloring my cloth when I carry the bag. What can I do?
I do like the bag from an aesthetic point-of-view but my main gripe is I feel it doesn’t stay upright. It constantly tips over because of its small base. That frustrates me more than anything.
I love this bag!
I love my bag, but as some others have noted, the adjustable strap slides and does not maintain the length to which I set it. Is there a fix for this, or are some buckles defective? Otherwise, I love the bag!
I love my bag ! i use it every day, I live in France, I found it very waterproof, so easy to use. The only weakness is the buckle of the belt (or the long strap to put it on the shoulder), it doesn't close enough, it slides, except that I LOVE My bag! I have used it every day and it looks very good! We are both in the family to have that bag and proud of it !!
Found that the bag and the waterproof zippers aren't really as waterproof or water repellent as stated in the the description. Rain water was able to get in when zipped shut and damage the laptop inside.
Less than a year later the velcro on my Pouch has already lost a lot of its stickiness. I'm afraid that soon it won't be able to close properly.. I love it though and I use it almost every day!
Never mind - I should have paid a bit more attention to the strap. Cable tie tensioners now installed. :)
I thought I was OK with the EDM doubler's friction until it 'jumped' six inches down the strap yesterday when I went to pick up another bag - I then couldn't get it back up the strap without putting down both bags. :(
I think Adam Hicks came up with a cable tie mod to do this, but I can't remember how to do it, so I'm hoping he happens by to explain (I couldn't find anything about it on the community forum, but I don't get on with that site, hence the post here).
I just hate you for this backpack campaign ;) but as I own the bag I can't effort a new one... and I hope I will not have to for many many years...
@Tobi H Ash bags are now visible on the main campaign page and latest hangout on the Everyday Backpack, Sling and Tote campaign.
So only 9 days left - when will we get to see real life pictures of the ash color bags?
Adorama has the everyday messenger bag on sale for $169.95. Shipping is free.
@Shirley Yu please contact firstname.lastname@example.org this comment board is not regularly checked.
I never received my bag...patiently waiting. Please check on my shipment...I'm moving my apartment soon so I would like it to be shipped to the right place. Thanks
Great to see all the contestants on “master of photography” TV show last night running around Rome with EDM bags.
Having used the bag since January, I agree with PD with the trade off on the easy adjustment. Even though it slips sometimes you can just easily slide it back. What I don't like is the location of the key attachment, I use the side pockets as a place for my smartphone however when my keys are there it hardly fits on the pocket. I wish the key attachment was placed on the other side of the bag. Better yet make it movable to either side so it would work on left/right hand carry. One last thing I hope there could be something that'll make these side pockets close like zipper/velcro of some sort. Having placed a capture and a full frame DSLR attached to it somehow makes it stay open (bending outwards exposing the inside even though there's nothing on the pockets.) specially when MagLatch is on the first anchor (smallest). It is not hidden pockets anymore as it was first advertised.
Lastly the hand carry on the top of the bag seems to have stretched out (now arcing) and it is not lying flat on the bag itself anymore; though not a very big issue I just find it unpleasing.
I also backed the everyday backpack and i'm afraid if the handles (side and top) are of the same materials it might arc in due time specially now that it stretches more. Side = from bottom to top, Top = from left to right end.
Addition: Never mind, just read older comments and found that I'm the only one here. I read the post from PD and understand the decision. Thanks.
I want to start with the good news. I've received my bag a little while ago and I love it. I really do. It's perfect for my camera gear and some other little nicks and nacks when I travel. Even got nice feedback from random people at the airport.
There is one critic that I have about it. At the top of the bag, there is a hard piece that connects the two sides of the handle. That piece stops right after the rivets. I really really wish it extended all the way to the end of the bag. When using the shoulder straps, the bag tends to bend right where that hard piece stops and create a unpleasantly looking crease in the bag, which tends to stay more and more visible with time. Besides that, it's pretty near darn perfect! Good job PD.
PS: Oh! The 13" bag might have been nicer for me too, since I shoot mirrorless. But hey, still happy with this one since I can cram more stuff too.
Any guess what's going to be In The next campaign ??
@John Emmons Jr, please can you send an e-mail to email@example.com and explain your situation. As per Update #25 from December 2015 all rewards (for which surveys have been received) were sent.
Jen or Dan will sort you out.
When can I expect my reward for my pledgeSelected reward
- The Field Pouch -
Get it in Charcoal or Heritage Tan (you'll choose later). Save $10 off expected retail price.
Ships anywhere in the world
Estimated delivery: Dec 2015
@Adam Hicks -- I think a simple logo -- /oo/ Peak Designs -- would be great. (And if they need a local shirt printer, I can pass on the name of the one I used.)
Hope to have a Backpack on the next one! It could be the "PD EverydayBP" XD
Thanks @Grant I've given your feedback to the team and they are considering the possibility, considering logistics of production and fulfillment.
@adam hicks, I would be happy having just a simple black tee with the PD logo
@Grant (and others) if PD were to offer a T Shirt as part of the campaign (or perhaps separately using mercht.com or another platform to facilitate fulfillment). What type of design would you like? Simple logo or something which also reflects the Kickstarter campaign?
I hope in this next campaign you can make available a PD Tee. Think you guys are REALLY missing a great marketing tool!
:-) @Andreas having spent a little time with these guys at Photokina 2014, I wouldn't suggest there is too much German Linguistic Skill above that of Google Translate ;-)
@Creator: Thanks for the Teaser, but one question? Where did you get "Bohne spiller" would be German for "bean spiller"? Google Translate as it appears to me. Rest assure - that is absolute nonsense. "Bohne spiller" does not even exist. "Bohne", yes, that is one single bean. "Spiller" is still English. Well, at least it made me laugh. lol
See Peter's previous response to comments/questions on this issue:
Strap Slippage - The give and take is pretty clear here....a doubler mechanism with more friction will make it more resistant to accidental adjustments, but will simultaneously make it harder to adjust.
This is the same issue we have with Slide. One of the reasons we design our own doublers is so that we can tune them as precisely as we see fit. We consider the rapid adjustability of our straps to be one of their hallmark features. One of the ways we achieve this is by using low friction webbing and tuning the doubler to our liking. The other way is the articulating center mounted pulls that we put on our straps.
The straps cannot move simply with weight coming from the bag. However, if the doubler is inadvertently bumped while under tension, it may release a little bit. We use these bags every day, and feel like the trade off that we currently have is good. Perhaps that's because we're more accustomed to these products than most users are. I don't think it's because we have an unfair bias that we're putting out there just to say that the design we have is what we want....not that anyone is asserting that.
If we were to make it harder to adjust (and also harder to slip), I think people would be more reluctant to use the rapid adjustability. And that's something we wouldn't want to deter.
Adam Hicks did bring up a good idea to me, which we have somewhat considered in the past, but not lately. The idea is to make the pulls function not only as pulls, but as some sort of cam lock for preventing strap movement at all. It's a very worthwhile consideration, and something that we'll look into.
HI! I have been using my 15" messenger ever since I got, I love how light and how comfortable it is.
My one concern is the strap. Although I use the buckle to tighten it (as I am not super tall so I need to make it shorter), no matter what I do (flip the metal piece on on site or the other) it slips and gets longer so the bag ends up lower than I want it to be when I wear it.
Does anyone know a way to stop it from doing that? Am I the only one having that issue?
I love my 15" everyday messenger. It's become my laptop bag, my travel handluggage, my tech accessories organiser, everything! The field pouch is my handbag. Everywhere I go I get compliments on my bag - it's been 6 months now and the compliments haven't stopped, and the bag looks brand new, even with all the use I give it. I am one very happy user :)
Hi Team PD,
Just received my EDM 13". My Fuji compact mirrorless camera got a nice home at last. Will put it to good use along with my other EDM 15" which houses the bigger Nikon.
Use my bag everyday, great product!!
@Kevin send us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work on getting you that promo code!
To Peak Design I have send done but not get the backers for the 13" The everyday Messenger 13. Does it still counts?
@Richardo, have you read update #31, announcing the smaller 13" version?
Or do you mean even smaller than 13"?
Please please make a smaller one... I lo e mine but would really love a smaller one...
Thanks M.A. That is very generous,
Everyday messenger bag*
(Sorry, typo error) lol
Every time I use and look at my everyday messenger back, I think of the great handling and service by the Peak Design team (along with the great help offered by Adam Hicks!!! )and what a great journey and pleasure it has been to be part of their Kickstarter process.
You guys have hit spot on with efficiency, responsiveness, professionalism, patience, and all such great attributes which is an example and standard all Kickstarter projects should follow.
Once again, thank you for the amazing job and involving us in your journey to making such a great bag. If you are reading this, know that you guys have earned the shower of unending compliments and we're all looking forward to your next innovation.
I've been using my bag every single day for work since I got it. I'm not a photographer and the most technical thing in there is a Mac charger. I love this bag!
My Mac and iPad fit perfectly into the back compartment. Journals, work notebooks, day planners, mail, and every other kind of junk I pick up during the day all fit nicely inside.
I do wish there will be a more business version one day to better hold pens and business cards, etc in the from zipper pocket but I'm making that work too. Those pockets work for a mouse and other chargers though.
Thanks again guys I love it!!
Hey guys, I thought I'd give you a heads up first... I know during the Kickstarters, there has been a desire to purchase Tees, but due to the logistics, this hasn't been possible...
The Skyline San Francisco Tee has only been available to the US market through the PD website.
To celebrate the launch of the 13” Everyday Messenger Bag, and in the tradition Peak Design and Crowdfunding, we’d like you to snap one up through this time limited campaign over at https://www.mercht.com/c/pdsfskyline (Closing June 1st 2016).
This limited edition PD tee features locally designed (well, we designed it) artwork that depicts everything we love about our home turf of San Francisco. From bottom to top of the graphic: the rolling Ocean Beach surf, Golden Gate Bridge, Karl, the city and Sutro Tower, a Golden Gate Park bison, Redwood forests, Mount Tamalpais and those famous California stars, which we can occasionally spot from Twin Peaks.
It will be screen printed onto Bella + Canvas Unisex – Athletic Heather Tees.
Delivered Worldwide, with postage calculated during checkout.
@Alan sorry about the frustration with using the bag with rolling luggage! We are all frequent travelers here at Peak Design and have found a few ways to set up the bags so that they can be used with luggage. See here for more info: https://support.peakdesign.com/hc/en-us/articles/207877906-Luggage-Carry-The-Everyday-Messenger-s-2-Built-In-Luggage-Straps
Through utilizing the existing straps, we were able make the bag compatible with luggage without having to add another strap to the back of the bag and take away from the cleanliness of design.
There is a single flaw in the Everyday Messenger Design. I love the bag, BUT: Needs a stiched and reinforced strap on the back to slip it over the handle of roller board luggage for schlepping through the airport. I have images of how I jury rigged a strap using a webbed strap slipped through the loops on the side, but this rides a bit too high and is just not the eloquent solution that Peak Design can design into the product. Peak Design: how in the world did you leave this out?????
Just saw the project advertised and also wanted to point it out here. That is one shameless ripoff! love the picture of the "conventional" 2-screw clip. Haha, cheap photoshopped capture pro. But I really love the comments section, already the first comments points to peak design, and their response is just great: "ya, well, it's not a ripoff, capture has two screws, we have three, errr, and so on!" But they only have 174 backers after half the time is already over? Maybe it wasn't a good idea to go on peak designs home turf...
Thanks @Adam, I just emailed them.
@Jonatan, please email email@example.com and I'm sure they will sort you out with a return arrangement.
@Andrew Capture can be used diving, see the support page https://support.peakdesign.com/hc/en-us/articles/201108156-Who-is-Capture-for-
"Diving (Capture is used by several dive companies in the US)"
As would be usual with any salt water diving, remember to rinse your gear clean on finishing your dive.