Peakdesign Travel line

Peakdesign, what’s in a bag? 

A good camera backpack, something every photographer needs but also something that is hard to find. I’ve used quite a few different models from different brands already and honestly, there’s always something that bothers me. Either it looks bad or it feels bad, sometimes even both. Also: most bags are pretty expensive so it’s not your everyday investment. You can’t go around buying a different backpack every month or you’ll end up broke.

So a few months ago I had the opportunity to try the Peakdesign 45L backpack from their travel line. I’ve been an avid user of their products since years so I was really curious to see if this backpack lived up to their and my standards. 

My first impressions when i received the bag were great: it looked nice (worthy to carry around on a city trip) and the materials seemed to be from a good quality as well. I couldn’t wait to take it to Namibia!

The backpack quickly got it’s first big test: i’m the type of guy who would never leave any of his photo equipment in the checked in luggage, so I always want my gear safe with me on board. The Peakdesign 45L had to fit all my stuff: 2 full-frame bodies, a 100-400mm zoomlens, a 24-70mm, a 50mm and a Mavic pro 2 drone. All with spare batteries. And my laptop and memory cards and all that. All of that easily fitted in my 2 camera pouches, a small and medium one. 

Oh I forgot to mention my favorite part: the different camera pouches. You can easily change the set-up of your bag. So when I arrived in Namibia, I took out the small camera pouch and stored everything I didn't need for a hike in there.

Hiking in the Swiss mountains? No problem thanks to all the extra storage space

Hiking in the Swiss mountains? No problem thanks to all the extra storage space

The backpack passed the first test. After my Namibia trip I took it with me to Switzerland and did some hiking with it. It performed very well again. Also on my Tenerife trip, which was more of a relaxed holiday trip, the bag did it’s job. I stored my camera gear, but also a GoPro and my beach towels in it easily. 

Capturing the beautiful Namibian desert with my trusty backpack

Capturing the beautiful Namibian desert with my trusty backpack

So my opinion about the Peakdesign 45L? So far so good, I could only recommend it and I can’t wait to take it with me on my next travels!