Peak Design is expanding its lineup of premium bags with the new $299 Travel Backpack 45L, launching on Kickstarter today and shipping this fall. The Travel Backpack can hold more than the company’s Everyday Backpack, which comes in 20L and 30L sizes. The Everyday, as its name implies, is meant to serve as your essential carryall — and it does that job well if you can swallow the asking price. I see it fairly often on the streets of New York. But the Travel Backpack is meant for, well, traveling. It’s designed to squeeze as much as possible into a space that’s still compliant with airline carry-on regulations. The bag’s straps can even stow away, making the whole thing easier to shove into an overhead compartment. The magnetic latch system from the main cargo area of the Everyday Backpack isn’t found here. Instead, the Travel Backpack uses heavy-duty zippers on the exterior. The rear opens up completely for instant access to the whole bag, which makes filling it up with your stuff a little easier. Bags with back access are nothing new, but the company’s prior products didn’t offer it. The Travel Backpack carries over some of the conveniences of the Everyday bag, including easy side access (from either side) when you flip it around to the front of your body. There’s also quick top access to the laptop/tablet sleeve. Carrying handles are on both the top and sides and you get an organization panel (accessible via the front) “for… [Read full story]
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