- Tough material.
- Weather-resistant nylon.
- Weather-resistant zips.
- Foldable & Low Profile Dividers.
- Easily adjustable shoulder strap.
- Comfortable shoulder strap.
- Reinforced stress points.
- Reinforced touchpoints.
- Glove-friendly zip pulls on the main compartment.
- Low profile foam/padding (makes sack roomier).
- Good quality fabric internally.
- Expandable front outside compartment
- Shoulder strap pivots at its top and bottom attachment points.
- No waist-strap
- Shoulder strap not suitable for smaller than average bodies (strap cannot be shortened enough).
- All zip-pulls need to be made glove-friendly.
- Needs a rain cover.
|Weight||680 grams – 1.5 pounds|
|Capacity||8 litres min to 10 Litre max|
|Laptop/tablet compartment||31.4cm x 21.9cm up to 13″ Mac Book Pro Retina|
|Outer Dimensions||40cm x 24.5cm x 14cm|
|Inner Dimensions||30.5cm x 21cm x 6.5cm|
|Colours||Ash, Charcoal & Black|
I have the black version.
I have, in my video, confused the Black with the Charcoal version – sorry. To be fair so have Peak Design on their own site.
This pack has not been designed specifically with a particular type of photographer in mind. I use it for landscape photography. A rucksack is a rucksack as far as I’m concerned. It either works or it doesn’t.
As you can see the pack is battered by six months plus of use. With a least two days a week of use in the great outdoors.
I’ve used the pack in very heavy rain for at least eight hours. The pack had damp patches inside. But the camera and lenses were not damaged or compromised in any way.
The big stand-out problem is the lack of a waist belt. Every time you bend forward the pack swings to the front of your body. Which is a real pain in the neck – literally.
I do like this rucksack a lot. Particularly it’s low profile and weather resistance. But, I feel it would benefit from a rain cover. But most importantly a waist-strap.
The material is top-notch bomb-proof nylon with a DWR finish.
At the back, there is a carrying strap. The strap also helps when removing the sack over your head
Peak Design “Capture Clip” can be used at the bottom of the sack. This is a Peak Design recommended carrying point.
To add to the weather resistant material are weather resistant zips.
Some people have commented that the shoulder strap is not wide or thick enough. I find it to be comfortable enough given I’ve got a serious neck problem. Plus I carry a lot of weight.
There are “TouchPoints” in three locations, shoulder strap and near the bottom front buckle and main compartment zip-pull, from what I can see. On the “Ash” colour version they use leather. On the Black and Charcoal version, they use Hypalon (very tough nylon).
The two internal dividers are made of dense low profile foam. They are “Flexfold” dividers with three different configurations. Wall, Cubby, Passthrough.
Cubby and passthrough allow the stacking of items without physically touching each other. Ideal for lenses stopping metal against metal damage.
The exterior compartment has two interior pockets and a gusset which allows for expansion of the compartment. Providing the exterior carrying flap is not being used.
Yes, there is a gusset on the front exterior pocket but if you were carrying a trip, for instance, you’d be hard pushed to carry anything that was not low profile.
- Sony Alpha 7 R2
- Sony FE 24-70mm GM
- Sony FE 70-300mm G
- Zeiss Loxia 21mm
- Voigtlander 15mm
Plus powerpack, cable, blower cleaning cloths etc.
Do I recommend this sack? Absolutely. Nine out of Ten – it needs a waist strap.