Peak Design Everyday Messenger 13-inch V2

The Peak Design Everyday Messenger 13-inch V2 is sleek, light, smart and comfortable... it also has some very clever features

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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Peak Design Everyday Messenger is a bit of an icon in the world of camera messenger bag design. It looks as smart as a briefcase, but it packs in as much camera gear as any regular shoulder bag. There are so many clever design touches it's hard to take them all in straight away. So is it the best bag ever? Nearly, but not quite. It has a couple of features and quirks that might not suit everyone.


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    Surprisingly high capacity

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    Flexible internal organization

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    Lots of pockets and cubbyholes


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    The lid is the only closure

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    Smaller items can rattle around

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The Peak Design Everyday Messenger 13-inch V2 is a redesign of the original V1 bag, with a number of improvements. It has a sleeker, lighter design, new internal and external storage pockets, improved laptop and document capacity, better exterior zips and new strap hoops.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at