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Peak Design Announces 13″ Everyday Messenger

The makers of the super popular Everyday Messenger, Peak Design, have just announced a 13 inch version to cater to smaller kits. The new compact bag will deliver the same award-winning design and functionality as the original Everyday Messenger, but scaled down to fit smaller loads (13-inch laptop, mirrorless camera kits) and smaller body frames.

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The original Everyday Messenger (now called The Everyday Messenger 15) was launched on Kickstarter in mid-2015, garnering nearly five million dollars in grassroots funding and breaking records as the largest and most popular bag project in crowdfunding history. The bag has proven to be popular in many areas; I’ve found it to be the best bag for carrying a small kit for intimate weddings.

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“The response to the original Everyday Messenger Bag was unprecedented,” commented Peak Design Founder and President Peter Dering, “To say fans loved it is an understatement. But we also knew that a smaller version would be well received by mirrorless camera enthusiasts and anyone of smaller stature. We’re very excited to offer a 13-inch version.”

The Everyday Messenger 13 will feature many of the same design features as the original:

• Brand new patent-pending MagLatch™ operates blindly, securely and with 1 hand.

• Origami-inspired FlexFold™ dividers are made of high-density foam, and fold/flex around camera gear, eliminating dead space found in traditional camera bags.

• Shell expands and contracts without losing shape.

• 2 dedicated Capture clip attachment points for fast exterior camera access.

• Front access panel allows fast external access to smaller accessories.

• Top zip allows latch-less access to main compartment.

• Converts from messenger bag to low-slung shoulder bag.

• Quick adjusting 2-inch padded tubular seatbelt-style strap.

• Removable waist strap for load distribution and stability.

• Optimized for all photography kits, up to a full-frame DSLR with 3 lenses and accessories.

• Equally optimized for everyday carry and use by non-photographers.

• Dedicated 13” laptop pocket with tablet/document sleeve.

• Color-coded internal pocket layout designed around photography workflow.

• 2 side pockets for quick access to water bottles and smartphones.

• Weather resistant waxed shell with high-density padding.

• Premium water resistant exterior zippers.

• Hypalon-reinforced and bar-tacked stress points.

• Lifetime warranty from Peak Design.

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The Everyday Messenger 13 (new)      The Everyday Messenger 15 (original)
6L-14L expanding capacity            8L-18L expanding capacity
1.2kg (42oz) empty weight            1.3kg (47oz) empty weight
2 FlexFold™ dividers                 3 FlexFold™ dividers
Max laptop carry: 13”                Max laptop carry: 15" 
Macbook (12.8”x9”x1”)                Macbook (14.5"x10"x1")

MSRP: $219.95 USD                    MSRP: $249.95 USD

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Jon Lemon is the Editor-in-Chief of Resource Weddings and head of JC Lemon Photography, a wedding photography studio based in New York City. Known for capturing true moments of love in a modern and relaxed style, Jon also specializes in elopements (intimate weddings) in the NYC area. Being a self-taught photographer that slowly built up his business while working a desk job, he knows that any insight into running a better wedding photography business is advantageous in this competitive area of the photography industry.