The Peak Design “EveryDay Sling” is a new design for over the shoulder type bags. When I first looked at this bag I was not too impressed, then I packed my Nikon D800 and the two lenses I use into it and changed my mind real fast. In the main compartment I put the two lenses, which are on the large side, and the camera with another lens on it, into the camera compartment and had room left over. This section has removable dividers, like most do, but these are more sturdy and well padded than most I see. This is not the only compartment this bag has though. (see illustration #3) - (A) - is the zipper for an expandable pocket, which the straps (B) allow to open farther than when it is in the unused state. This pocket is large enough to even hold another lens or two, or a flash unit, cleaning kits, plus maybe battery and memory card pouches. These same straps will also hold a small tripod under a flap.
At first I thought this bag was a bit too stiff, but after I put it over my shoulder I never noticed it, and I think the bit of stiffness adds to the protection of what is inside. My camera and three lenses made the bag a bit heavy, but again, once I had it on I never even noticed it. The first time I put it on I had the strap too tight and it dug into my neck, but that was just because I didn’t have it adjusted correctly. Once I pulled on the adjustment clip, which is also super fast and easy to use, it became more comfortable and fit like a glove. I didn’t even notice there was a strap over my shoulder and the bag fit perfectly across my back.
I should add a personal note here. I do not like shoulder bags that are carried over your shoulder and hang at your side. Ten minutes carrying my gear in one of those and my shoulder is killing me. Now I won’t even test and review them. 95% of the time I only use a waist pack, or small backpacks which are also a hassle to get anything out of because you have to take them off every time you want something. I have tried and tested a few other sling packs in the past, but I never used any of them for very long. This one however just might become one of my regular bags to carry and use in the field as it is that comfortable, easy to carry, and swinging it around front to get gear out is also easy and fast. The bag has one other neat feature in that when not in use it folds flat for storage, or packing inside another bag for travel.
The EveryDay Sling bag is an A+ in my book.
The retail price of the bag is $149.95 - and sometimes Peak Design has special offers, so check out their site. Order bag at, https://www.peakdesign.com/product/bags/everyday-sling